The Freemasons are shrouded in centuries of mystery. Their symbolism runs about as deep as humanity itself. I don't even begin to understand the least of it. Far be it from me to say I even have a clue as to what they are really about.
I was invited inside the Masonic Lodge today because they are renting it. It seems they don't have enough members to keep up the costs here in Bisbee. Although they have over 200 members, only about 6 can make it to the monthly meetings, hence they are looking for renters at a very reasonable price.
My friends Ed, Kelly and I bit the hook. Imaging we would have the run of the gigantic place, we would wear robes and masks, speak in secret languages, and have "strange" rituals. But what good is being in a "secret society" if you don't have "Secret Society" T-shirts? This lead to imaging 'The Secret Society Store"... where you can fulfill ALL your "Secret Society" needs.
Well, apon entering this forbidden palace, we certainly were impressed. The detail is beyond explanation... even all their light fixtures contain their magic emblem! ( I took this photo from the wrong side, sorry!)
Even at their casual best, they rock!
Everything , and I mean EVERYTHING, has their insignia on it!
The craftsmanship is staggering. The Freemasons must truly have been masons willing to work for free!
We all walked away, blown away. But it's a tough fit. We really couldn't have our "Secret Society Store" here. Even art studios seem dubious, which was my main concern.
Being a "G" lover from as far back as I can remember... I do love their main symbol, the G.
Myth, ancient symbolism, spirituality and ritual...the Freemasons are an enigma at best.