Meditations on Masonic Symbolism presents an interpretation of the true teachings of the symbols used in Freemasonry, which are not and never have been held secret from non-members of the fraternity. Those symbols are a part of the rich and ancient rituals Freemasonry has employed for ages to inclucate a strong sense of honor and virtue in the milions of men throughout the world who have become Master Masons. Because the principles of Freemasonry also teach that true peace and freedom result from a serious pursuit of the brotherhood of man under the fatherhood of God, the teachings derived from Masonic symbols are important to every person, man, woman and child living in the world today.
Among the very few secrets it does maintain — the ancient knowledge about mankind's relationship to God, concealed with such recognizable Masonic symbols as the Square and Compass — is fully explained in Meditations on Masonic Symbolism. Read More...
John R. Heisner
John R. Heisner is a Master Mason, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, Shriner, Knights Templar, York Rite Mason, California Grand Lodge Committeeman, Knight of the Red Cross of Constantine and member of the Southern California Rosicrucian College. He has served as Master of his Masonic Lodge, helped found a European Masonic Lodge in San Diego, and has thrice received the prestigious Albert Pike Award for excellence in Masonic ritual. Read More...
More on Masonic Symbolism
The study of masonic symbolism does not end with reading Meditations on Masonic Symbolism. That is merely the beginning of what should be for every Mason a lifelong pursuit of knowledge. To assist, John Heisner is working on a second volume which should be completed in the near future. Here, we present some excerpts from that new body of work.
Excerpts from future works:
The Master of a lodge of Freemasons represents that authority. During one segment of the ritual in a Masonic degree, the candidate is instructed that the Master is always stationed in the east, while the Senior and Junior Wardens are always stationed in the west and south respectively. The ritual does not explain why that is so and most sideline veterans of Masonic degrees are quick to suggest it is simply because that is the way it has always been. While that explanation is certainly true to a point, it is incomplete and wholly unenlightened.