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Symbols of the First Degree (Part One)

 

The Square

 

The square is to try, and adjust rectangular corners of buildings, and assist in bringing rude matter into due form. It teaches us to regulate our lives and actions according to the Masonic line and rule, and to harmonise our conduct in this life, so as to render us acceptable to that Devine Being from who all goodness springs, and to whom we must give an  account of all of our actions.

It is by the assistance of the square that rude matter is brought into due form. It is by the square that animosities are made to subside should any unfortunately arise among the Brethren, that the business of Masonry may be conducted with harmony and decorum.

Thus the square teaches morality and how to regulate our actions.
 

The square is a symbol which measures accuracy of a right angle   Two squares make up a triangle and four squares from the angle subsumed by the center of a circle. it is one of the perfect Platonic shapes and can be made up using sticks of three, four or five units. The task of a Masons is to shape the roughened stone of his soul into a smooth perfect cube.  The cube is the three dimensional representation of the soul in all its aspects. These are symbolized by the four squares at the center of the circle making up the emotions, intellect, spirit, and soul for the Master Mason all in forming the fourth part of the complete circle of the complete Mason.

MORE ABOUT THE MASONIC SQUARE
FROM THE THE MASONIC TROWL

reprinted from the book The Lewis Guide to Masonic Symbols by Robert Lomas

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