giving creation the knowledge of itself and the realization of good and evil."[
Manly P. Hall, 33 Degree Mason,
The Secret Teachings of All Ages
, thePhilosophical Research Society Press, p. lxxxviii.].
Masonic author Oliver wrotethat: "The Serpent is universally esteemed a legitimate symbol of Freemasonry." -George Oliver, Signs and Symbols , New York, Macoy Publishing and MasonicSupply Company, 1906, p. 36.
Of course, I don’t agree with this. There are 2 columns asFreemasonry respects the architectural columns of the classical period of European historylike the Doric, the Corinthian, etc. There is of course the double headed eagle with a crownon top of the eagle. The words of
DEUS MEUMQUE JUS
are found in the bottom of the double headed eagle. That Latin phrase means God and my right. To Masons, thismeans that God exists, but I have my right to exist and do other activities in the world (orthe Freemason can depend upon their “god” to determine their Right and Justice). Critics of Masonry like Doc Marquis believe that phrase is found in Satanism. The words of DeusMeumque Jus is found in the 33rd Degree of Scottish Rite Freemasonry. Other mottos existin Masonry like
Spes Mea in Deo Est
or Latin for My hope is in God. (which isused in the 32º),
or Holiness to the Lord in the Hebrewlanguage (Royal Arch Masons use this from Exodus 29:30),
Semper Alere Flammam(or Latin for Always Feed the Flame), Deum fons et origo (or Latin for God, the source andthe origin),
and Templar Masonry uses the Latin phrase of
In Hoc Signo Vinces
orBy this Sign thou shalt conquer.
Konx Om Pax
is Greek for Light in Extention (whichin ancient Egyptian is
Khabs Am Pekht
or light rushing out in a single ray).
VisitaInteriora Terrae Rectificandoque Invenies Occultum Lapidem
is Latin for ByVisiting the Inside Earth, and Rectifying it, you will find the Hidden Stone.