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The Level




The level is to lay levels and prove horizontals.


 
The level demonstrates that we are all sprung from the same stock, partakers of the same nature, and sharers of the same hope; and although yet ought no eminence of situation make us forget that we are brothers  distinctions among men are necessary to preserve subordination, yet ought no eminence of situation make us forget that we are brothers;for he who is placed on the lowest spoke of fortune's wheel is equally entitled to our regard; a time will come and and the wisest of us knows not how soon when all distinctions, save those of goodness and virtue, shall cease, and Death, the Grand Leveller of all human greatness , reduce us to the same state.

The Level being an emblem of equality, points out the equal measures of the Senior Warden is bound to purpose in conjunction with the MAster in the well ruling and governing of the Lodge.

The Level teaches equality.


 

A Personal View

The level is a working tool given to the Mason to help bring into balance and equality of the application the senses, the emotions and the mind so that all play an equal part in the interaction of the soul with the mystery of the centre. The floor of the lodge, as shown in the First Degree Tracing Board is the level expanse of alternating black and white squares. They represent the good and bad experiences we meet within our daily lives. Our task, if we are to learn wisdom, is to rise above this dualism.  We must readjust our consciousness to a level of outlook which sees beyond them; and learn to become master of our lower nature and bodily tendencies, to stand detached from the inevitable fluctuations of fortune and emotion  to which they are subject, and to regard the ups and downs, the whites and blacks, of life as being of equal educative value to us.

 

ref: the LewisGuide to Masonic Symbols

 

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