Description This board purports to hold secret symbolism, its allegorical lesson is not in its many parts but in its overall message of transformation. What it represents is initiation and transformation, from chaos to order, presenting the initiate the opportunity to ascend higher into the limbs of the majestic kabalistic tree of life, itself a metaphor of transformation in understanding our evolution to the divine. Representationaly, the chaos from which we come is like a chaotic network of roots warped and entwined choking and starving for nourishment that comes from the light above. Its network striking deep into the foundations of the Prima Materia, the primal earth, never knowing or understanding that their nourishment and growth comes from above.
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 are 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 nom-de-plume that stems from my digital journey in exploring my contemporary path through Freemasonry.
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 piece is my own take on the allegorical degrees of Craft 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.
The Hermetic works are a growing collection of illustrations on the Hermetic Arts and Occult Sciences at the heart of many esoteric traditions.