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The Masonic Point Within A Circle

The Masonic symbol of the point within a circle has an Ancient and Modern symbolism. Some depictions of the Masonic symbol have a B on the left side of the vertical line which represents John the Baptist and with an E on the right side of the right vertical line. Above the circle, we have the Volume of Sacred Law. The point within the circle represents St. John the Evangelist whose day is December 27th and St. John the Baptist who is celebrated on June 24th. These two saints are the two Masonic patron saints. A lot of Master Masons know that these two days are celebrated by Masons, but they often do not understand why the days are celebrated....

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Masonic Emblems

Masonic emblems are different from Masonic symbols. Emblems can only have one meaning while symbols could have various meanings. Emblems are like a logo that represents an abstract concept. They are a visible form of the concept. Their meaning is quite easy to interpret unlike symbols. But some websites, historians and other people use the words symbols and emblems interchangeably. The iconic Masonic square and compasses is an emblem of the Freemason fraternity. The emblem is trademarked by the Freemasons. The square and compasses emblem has just one meaning, and it connotes Freemasonry. Immediately, it is seen anywhere, Freemasonry comes to mind.     The square and compasses emblem can’t be mistaken for something else, and it represents the abstract idea...

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