What Do Specific Symbols On Masonic Past Master Jewel Represent?

by Collection Masonic Manufacturer

As everyone is very well aware that Freemasons are of the strong nature of symbols. From the first step to taking entry into Fraternity, every time symbolism is taught. And, if someone is true to his charges and tries to enhance his character by following all the teachings, as travel in the direction of the rising sun, he will definitely find the comfort and meaning in symbols. Let’s know the historical usage and meaning of the particular symbols that is utilized for representing the Past Master.

Pythagorean’s Theorem

This theorem is suitable for the Past Master and this symbol is suspended from a square, to indicate that the Past Master has gained an understanding of how to create difficult constructions from the ninety degrees angle. This is a sign of the wisdom and knowledge that a Craft Lodge Past Master has learned from his service that he has been done for the Craft. The Masonic Past Master Jewel has been changed in an aesthetical time with the passing time.

47th Proposition Of Euclid Suspended By A Square

As per the current global perspective, the symbols of Past Master used in the world comprise the 47th proposition of Euclid suspended by a square. This proposition was utilized in Masonic symbolism at the minimum of the beginning of 1735 when it was printed in pocket companion of the Smith. Although, there was no proof which can prove that it was utilized particularly as a symbol of the Past Master till the year 1815 when the recommendation for a Masonic Past Master’s jewel comprises “The 47th Prop. 1st B. of Euclid’s square and diagram carved on a silver plate having a pendant within it” was arranged.

The Compass, Square Sun, and Quadrant

The Past Master’s symbol used in previous time comprises the Sun, Quadrant, Compass, and Square. As per the evidence of the earliest written, this kind of jewel in this form can only be discovered in the representation of Masonry issued in April of 1760 with a title of Three Distinct Knocks. At the neck of the jewel, you will find a symbol “v” that includes the square to give a reminder that it is due to the square that the person who worn administered his lodge as Master. 

The Quadrant indicates the angle at which the compass is opened. It generally directs that the compass is opened at an angle of 60 degrees. Actually, 60 degrees represents equilateral triangle that symbolizes perfect balance because all sides are of equal length and the triangle seems the same from every direction. Therefore, it indicates that the man who wears Masonic Past Master Jewel has gained knowledge about the lessons of Freemasonry and survives a balanced life.

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