Description The culminating third degree of the craft blue lodge is the pinnacle of the initiation into the Western mystery traditions. Much of this allegorical symbolism is veiled in the mysteries, but suffice to say that a deep transformation atop Jacob’s ladder as the initiated and passed become raised.In this image resides the mystery of Freemasonry, in both an allegorical tone and literal depiction. If you look hard enough, it may just pull you through it.
Greg Stewart, Los Angeles, Member Since December 2007 Artist Statement Creatively, I am an artist, by affiliation, I am a Freemason. My interests in the fraternity is in the esoteric aspects of the degree work. From them, I have been reborn into a system filled with symbolic vision and allegory. The name "Masonic Traveler" is a creative name, that stems from my digital journey in creating my modern view of Freemasonry. It is simply one mans journey through the ancient fraternity. It is not a vehicle of any lodge or Grand Lodge, nor does one influence it. This artwork is dedicated to the further discovery of the Light within in Freemasonry. Its goal and purpose is to pursue a personal understanding of the divine in the context of the relativism of man and his nihilistic individuality. Each is my own personal translation to the allegorical degrees of Blue Lodge Freemasonry. Freemasonry is a fraternal order, founded on a universal belief in the Divine, illustrated by certain landmark tenants and virtues, that teach symbolically a progressive system of discovery that leads ultimately to a personal degree of self improvement and an inclination towards the betterment of society.
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