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The Meaning Of The Masonic Northeast Corner - Pamphlet

by Joseph Fort Newton

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English

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    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages12
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11921597M
    ISBN 101430414790
    ISBN 109781430414797

    Any Mason, after having been raised, has reproduced by circumambulation the numbers three, four and five in the most significant corner of the Lodge, the Northeast, and thereby has unknowingly recited with his feet the formula which is contained in the 47th problem, and thereby has "squared the Lodge". 'The Masonic Altar - Pamphlet' 'The eternal Christ' 'Life victorious, a testament of faith' -- subject(s): Christian saints 'The Book of Holy Law' 'Freemasonry and the Drama of Faith' 'Albert Pike And Freemasonry' 'The Masonic Rite Of Destitution - Pamphlet' 'The Future Of Masonry - Pamphlet'.

    And inside there was a holy bible signed and dated on June 6, , a Masonic square and the compasses, legislation authorizing the construction of the courthouse, a newspaper dated March 5, , a pamphlet from a celebration of Saint John's Day, records from DeRidder Lodge Charter Members, a record of the minutes from a police jury meeting from Septem , a list of the first.   As usual in Masonic explanations it does not tell us very much. Two possible lines of investigation come to mind: Why would corner stones be placed in the NE? - Is the explanation inverted: thus corner stones are placed in the NE because that is the place of the Apprentice? These are hard questions and it took me 30 years to make much progress.

    The 47th Proposition of Euclid 47th Problem of Euclid. In the Year ( B.C.E.), Anno Mundi, which was years after the building of King Solomon’s Temple, Euclid, the celebrated geometrician, was born. Euclid has been always associated with the history of Freemasonry, and in the reign of Ptolemy Soter, the Order is said to have greatly flourished in Egypt, under his auspices. Design Your Own Custom Masonic Rings Short Masonic Articles Good Masonic Books 2 Good Masons Bad Masons Grand Lodge of England Grand Masters Powers Great Corner Stone The Northeast Corner The Object of Meeting in a Research Lodge The Ohio Masons The Old Charges.


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The Meaning Of The Masonic Northeast Corner - Pamphlet by Joseph Fort Newton Download PDF EPUB FB2

In the Northeast Corner the initiate stands midway between the North, the place of darkness, and the East, the place of Light, whence healing, revealing rays fall upon the life of man. Such is his position, symbolically, and rightly so.

He is an Entered Apprentice, a beginner in the Masonic Art, neither in the Dark nor in the Light. In popular parlance the exhortation delivered at the N.E.

corner is called the “Charity Charge”, and if one considers the older meaning the New Testament meaning of the word the term is singularly appropriate.

The cover of this book shows the Northeast Corner of the lodge room of Alexandria – Washington Lodge in the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, VA, by permission of the Memorial Association. The highest reward for a man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.

- John Ruskin. CHAPTER XXII THE NORTHEAST CORNER I. When the candidate, reinvested with that of which he had been divested, is made to stand in the Northeast Corner of the lodge as the youngest Entered Apprentice, both the position in which he stands and the posture of his body have reference to such laws of the "new life" in Masonry as are deserving of careful consideration.

The fact that operative Masons start the construction of the edifice at the northeast corner has a meaning to us all. However, there is another, less tangible reason for the placement of an Entered Apprentice in the northeast corner.

If we carefully listened to the. “There was a legend among operative Masons that King Solomon laid the corner stone at the northeast corner early in the morning, because at that time the sunlight was at the outside of that corner.

When the stone was proved square, level, and plumb, true and trusty, and properly laid, he proceeded to the southeast corner where, about the middle of the forenoon, he laid the cornerstone at.

From the Northeast corner, the new EA stands upright as a plumb line and faces the Worshipful Master in the East. Here he is made to understand his responsibilities for his future conduct and his Masonic life.

He is told his Masonic life now begins and the choices between darkness and Light are his. THE NORTHEAST CORNER. The Northeast Corner is traditionally the place where the cornerstone (the first stone) of a building is laid. The Apprentice is thus placed, because from here he will erect his own temple by the principles of Freemasonry.

Other considerations on the northeast corner. XXIII. Symbolism of the Corner-Stone. We come next, in a due order of precedence, to the consideration of the symbolism connected with an important ceremony in the ritual of the first degree of Masonry, which refers to the north-east corner of the lodge.

In this ceremony the candidate becomes the representative of a spiritual corner-stone. the Northeast corner of a building became the site for the laying of the cornerstone. The Northeast corner became known as the symbol of beginning and also of sacrifice.

To-day it is common for builders to place current social information in a time capsule and place them in the Size: 74KB. Masonic legend and ritual recognize the northeast corner as the proper place for laying the corner-stone in an edifice; symbolically this corner represents the beginning of the laying of the corner-stone of the spiritual superstructure which every true Mason must build.

Stellar Theology and Masonic Astronomy This is a book about "open secrets." Open secrets are those that are plainly seen, available to everyone, yet have their meaning hidden because most people simply do not know the meaning behind the symbology.

If I went to a city in. Initiation accelerates the candidate’s progress on the spiritual path. Another symbol in Masonic initiation is the cornerstone, which is traditionally placed in the northeast corner.

The cornerstone is the first stone placed on the ground when a building’s foundation is laid, usually accompanied by some ceremony. The Cornerstone. The corner stone is the stone that lies at the corner of two walls, and forms the corner of the foundation of an edifice.

In Masonic buildings it is now always placed in the northeast; but this rule was not always formally observed. (2) The North-East Corner. The great Masonic festival is held on Midsummer Day when the sun, at the northern solstice, reaches the zenith of its prolific power and is at its greatest altitude.

We carry books on Masonic history, philosophy, ritual, lodge procedures and more. From learning the meaning of the Masonic language, to being an officer in your lodge to the history or philosophy of our Order, Cornerstone has books designed to help you in your area of study and need.

Have a look at our collection of Masonic books and enjoy. In the important ceremony which refers to the northeast corner of the Lodge, the candidate becomes as one who is, to all outward appearance, a perfect and upright man and Mason, the representative of a spiritual cornerstone, on which he is to erect his future moral and Masonic edifice.

Pamphlet To Be Handed Prospective Applicant. Grand Lodge Of Antient, Free And Accepted Masons Of British Columbia. Leaflet ordered by the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M., of British Columbia, to be printed for presentation to would-be applicants.

Why at the Northeast Corner. The Northeast Corner and its meaning to Masonry. IN THE “Institutes of Menu,” the sacred book of the Brahmans, it is said: “If any one has an incurable disease, let him advance in a straight path towards the invincible northeast point, feeding on water and air till his mortal frame totally decays, and his.

W. L Wilmshurst, who was a lecturer in the Lodge in the in his book “THE MEANING OF MASONRY” He says on page 34; The initiate is placed in the Northeast corner, (it is called the N.E. corner Lecture,) he has two paths open to him a path of light & a path of darkness a path of good & a path of evil.

The east is known as the source of the ore the northeast corner stands midway between darkness and light. We can conclude, then, that the cornerstone in the northeast corner of the temple symbolizes the center of the universe, where all the worlds have their meeting point.And now we return to the Northeast corner of the Lodge the place where you found yourself at the close of the Entered Apprentice degree.

It is a place poised between the darkness and the light a place of beginnings in your Masonic journey toward the East, where the Light of Masonry shall gleam with increased brilliance in the Degree of the.THE LODGE SYSTEM. OF MASONIC EDUCATION.

books of the Lodge and he was given a recognized place in the Craft organization; and because of You will recall, my Brother, that as you stood in the Northeast Corner of the Lodge during your Initiation you were taught a certain lesson concerning a cornerstone.

The meaning of that lesson.