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A comprehensive guide to Masonic symbols.

Discover facts and information about a huge selection of Masonic Symbols .

Find out about the symbols and signs used in freemasonry including the all seeing eye, freemason apron and the secret masonic handshake!

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Masonic Symbols - What are the Freemasons?
The society of Freemasons is the worlds oldest male only club or association. Each individual member is referred to as a mason and they form part of a freemasonry lodge which is run by wardens and a grand master. Freemasonry has always been considered a secret society, tales of secret handshakes have been told for hundreds of years! Discover the significance of a huge range of masonic symbols and rituals including an explanation of the tracing board pictures. The world of the Freemasons is a fascinating one full of symbolism and a wish for the perfect way of life.

Types of Masonic Symbols
Masonic Symbols are the individual signs and symbols used to represent members of the society of freemasons. Masonic symbols include many of the essential tools used by stone masons including: Trowel, Apron, Level, Plumb Rule, Square and Masonry Blocks.

Masonic Symbols - Freemason Apron
The apron is a freemason symbol which is symbolic of several different things: It is an inheritance from the past, a badge of a mason, and an emblem of innocence and sacrifice. A members apron is decorated according to their level or rank within the society. A junior first degree member of the lodge will have a much plainer apron that that worn by the lodges grand master.

Masonic Symbols - Emblem
Each lodge has its own unique emblem and every member of the lodge is taught about the wide range of emblems and symbols that the world of freemasonry holds. Masons are a 'brotherhood' and entrance to a lodge is not easy however members almost always remain freemasons for their entire life and many have a strong family tradition, an aim to join the 'brotherhood' and elevate through the ranks of the lodge to grand master status.

Masonic Symbols - Tracing Board
A tracing or trace board is an important emblem used to represent members of the society of freemasons. A tracing board is a picture or illustration that contains the important symbols used in freemasonry. The board is used to explain the principles of masonic beliefs to new members of the lodge. Different images are used for trace boards depending on the level of the freemason, check out the page on tracing board for images of first and second degree boards as well as facts and information about each of the individual symbols.

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Masonic Symbols - Rituals
What rituals are performed by freemasons? Do they have initiation rituals? Why is there a ritual for laying of a cornerstone in a lodge? What is the significance of these rituals? Find out the answers to these questions and more, an easy to follow guide to masonic rituals.

Masonic Symbols - Handshake
Why do the freemasons have secret handshakes? What are they and what do they mean? Find out the answers to all your questions about masonic handshakes! Illustrations of each handshake as well as explanations about the different handshakes given by masons of different rank. Enter the secret world of the freemasons, a simple guide to masonic handshakes!

Masonic Symbols - Prayers
Do Freemasons pray? Is the bible their sacred book or do they have their own sacred scriptures? What prayers do they say and when do they pray? What happens when a freemason dies? How do fellow members of the lodge show respect for their dead? Learn the answers to all your questions about masonic prayers!

Masonic Symbols - Facts
Masonic Symbols Facts....Did you know...

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Masonic Symbols Fact 1: Stone mason tools are used by freemasons to symbolise personal and spiritual growth

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Masonic Symbols Fact 2: Every member of the freemasons belong to a lodge

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Masonic Symbols Fact 3: A tracing board is used to explain the principles of masonic beliefs to new members of the lodge

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Masonic Symbols Fact 4: The Jacob's ladder symbolises the path between heaven and earth

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Masonic Symbols Fact 5: The all seeing eye is a symbol of god and his ability to see everything we do and say

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Masonic Symbols Fact 6: The American dollar bill uses freemasonry symbols including the all seeing eye of god and the pyramid which symbolises wisdom and knowledge

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Masonic Symbols Fact 7: The freemasons apron is symbolic of the lambskin aprons which were worn by original stone masons

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Masonic Symbols Fact 8: A square (instrument of measure) is the emblem of the lodge master and represents moral code

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Masonic Symbols Fact 9: The grand master of the lodge sits in the east of the lodge, this is symbolic of the sun which rises in the east at the beginning of each day

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Masonic Symbols Fact 10: The black and white squares on the floor of the tracing board symbolise the struggle between good and evil

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Masonic Symbols Fact 11: The three pillars which appear on the tracing board represent the 'rule of three' which are wisdom, beauty and strength

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Masonic Symbols Fact 12: The trowel symbol signifies brotherhood and how members of the lodge 'cement' their relationship with fellow masons

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Masonic Symbols Fact 13: The compass and the square are the main symbols of the freemasons, they are considered the essential tools of a stone mason

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Masonic Symbols Fact 14: The plumb rule is the emblem of a junior lodge warden

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Masonic Symbols Fact 15: The beech tree is symbolic to the freemasons and their hammer is made from beech wood. The bark of the beech tree symbolises endurance

Masonic Symbols - Tattoos
Masonic emblems are a great idea for tattoos. Looking for a unique tattoo design? Why not choose a masonic symbol or incorporate a selection of masonic emblems in your own design? A great way to show your interest in the fascinating world of freemasonry. Whether you are a freemason or not, a masonic emblem makes a great choice for a tattoo design! Browse through our selection of images and check out the meaning of the specific Masonic symbols.

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  • Facts about the Freemasons

  • Masonic Rituals, Emblems, Prayers & Handshakes

  • Meaning of Masonic Symbols

  • Pictures of Masonic Symbols

  • Tattoo Designs

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Pictures and Videos of Masonic Symbols
Discover the vast selection of pictures and videos which relate to masonic emblems and illustrate the different masonic symbols that are a vital part of freemasonry. What is the significance of a Tracing Board? Why do the freemasons have secret handshakes? What are they? What is the meaning of each masonic symbol? Find the answer to these questions about masonic emblems and more! Lots of useful information and facts for anyone with an interest in freemasonry. All of the articles and pages can be accessed via the Signology Index - a great educational resource on freemasonry for everyone!

 

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