360˚ - the Cipher or the Square?
In regards to Freemasonry, many have heard of the Blue Lodge, Master Masons,the Scottish Rite, Shriners, etc. I grew up inspired to learn
about these things,watching a Shriner who lived right across the street. The red fez was nothing newto me (even though I didn’t know what it meant then), & this Original Man sportedit with pride. I remember a few summers
when Shriners, both black & white, fromthe Tripoli Shrine Temple would get the street blocked off so that they could ridearound in the funny little cars, & do whatever other rituals they would do. Butwhat threw me was this: Here’s this man, up in years, in the middle of the ghetto,he & his wife owned a beautiful well-kept house looking straight outta thesuburbs, & NO ONE would DARE touch his property, say something out the way tohim, fight or even sell on his corner, anything! I saw nothing but the utmostrespect shown to him all the years I lived on that block, up til ‘92. Apparentlypeople knew something I didn’t know about what this guy was dealing with. Asthe years went on & I studied, I saw & heard many Masons get favors &advantages because of their membership, still see it nowadays. I once took timeout on a bus stop reaching out to some 13, 14 year-olds on the corner near thePrince Hall Masonic Temple,
& some lodge brothers came out watching. I actedlike I didn’t see ‘em, & kept building...The young brothers walked off after a while,and a couple of lodge brothers started across the street. I don’t know if they werecoming across the street to “warn” or recruit me, but the #12 bus was coming & Ihad a girl to go see, so I’ll never know. What always stood out to me though, wasthe logo that they all carried to identify each other, usually on a ring or the middleof the license plate. It was the G, Compass, & Square. The focus will be on thecompass & the square, and the reasons for their placement, geometrically. Therest, well, history is best qualified to reward all research…
I’ve come across many interpretations over the years as to what this logo
meant,none of them directly from the mouth of a Mason. I pressured a Master Masononce on it, he knew I was 5% & told me I already knew. I respected him forkeeping his oath, & did my own damn thinking…I won’t get too much into the facevalue of it, but instead what I drew out of it, & how I see it in regards to the Nationof Gods & Earths…NO, I’m not saying that we are Masons. And for the record, I’mnot a Mason. That doesn’t stop me from studying them. What I’m saying is that allwe have to do is look in our Supreme Alphabet, Cipher & Square.
It’s said that theG stands for Geometry, so let’s go there…
It’s a common misconception that both the circle and the square have a total of 360˚, not true. The True Square is a polygon, specifically a quadrilateral with 4sides of equal length, & 4 angles of 90˚, totaling 360˚. This is the 20
degree of the Supreme Alphabet, & the Yacub story tells us that Yacub was born 20 milesoutside of Mecca. He could see the Truth of what was going on, not being caughtup in all the hype. He got educated in Mecca (took the best part), & did his ownthing, quite well I might add. He stood on his Truth/Square regardless, & never letit go, Success was the only option. As we can see, the Square is on the bottom of