Vedic Freemason Symbols


While Masonic symbolisms are typically explained in terms of Hebrew or Egyptian temple practices (e.g., Solomon's temple and the Great Pyramid), they seem more fundamentally inspired by the Rig-Veda.

For instance, this collection of Masonic symbols corresponds closely to the Mount Meru archetype and Vedic stupa design. Present are many of the essential symbols of Vedic cosmology, including the Sun-Venus-Moon Trinity, various ancient symbols of Venus and the Vedic ascension/ resurrection symbols introduced earlier.

In fact, the famous twin pillars of Masonry are found to match the double square floor plan in many European chapels, cathedrals and ancient temples. As example, Rosslyn chapel in Scotland not only exhibits this double square, but also two pillars on its original facade in accordance with Solomon's legendary temple (a horizontal Venus Blueprint design).

The "G" of Masonry, the Square and Compass emblem, the Pythagorean triangle and Masonic Tracing Board all emphasize the importance of harmonic or "sacred" geometry in temple design. Yet, the question remains as to whether any part of modern Freemasonry recognizes the orbital geometry of Venus as a "temple template."

Do today's Freemasons know anything about the role of temple acoustics in altering and elevating consciousness? Do they know about the use of entheogenic communion by the ancient Egyptians and Hebrews to invoke transcendent visions within the temple? Do they do this even today, perhaps in the highest degrees and orders, to commune with the Great White Brotherhood of Ascended Masters as some claim? Of this, we can only wonder.