S No 1 /2 originally published on Dated 1st August 2006
In early days of civilization, people’s religion was “Nature Worship” or “Sun Worship” i.e. “Sol Invictus”, or the Invincible Sun.
The Opening of Lodge:
W. M. (to I.P.M.) --The M…..’s Place?
I.P.M. -- in the E….
W.M. -- Why is he placed there ?
I.P.M. – As the S.. r…. .. … East to open … ……. … d.., so the W.M. is p..... .. the e…
Even today our weekly off day is SUN day or RAVI var. RAVI is Hindi name of SUN.
Those who believe that freemasonry started from 1717 cannot be more further from the truth.
Jesus Christ is direct descendant of the line of King Solomon and King David. (Jesus. The Great Biography. Stanley Solana British Library 920 .SOL)
King Solomon’s Temple: David, the first king of Israel, wanted to build a temple for the king of kings, his God. In a dream, God told David that the temple could not be built by him because he was a man of war and had spilled too much blood. The temple would be built by his son, Solomon, who would enjoy peace during his reign so that the temple might be built. Although he did not build the temple, King David planned it and gathered much of the materials. After David’s death, Solomon issued orders for construction of the first temple. He called upon the Phoenicians, who were expert builders, to assist, and the temple was in fact modeled on Phoenician temples of the time. Construction of Solomon’s Temple on Mount Moriah in what is now in Jerusalem was an enormous task, involving tens of thousands of people and requiring seven years, being completed in 953 B.C.
The Solomanic temple differed from other temples in the ancient world by virtue of having no idol. This reflected the belief that idols were not needed for God to be present; the temple was built because of the people needs not God’s. Subsequent history of the temple involves a regular cycle of destruction. The original temple was destroyed by Neubuchadnezzar in 586 B.C. Seventy years later, the second temple was destroyed by the Romans in A.D.70.
Today the site is the location of al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam.
Rosslyn Chapel – often called the Cathedral of Codes stands seven miles south of Edinburgh, Scotland, on the site of an ancient Mithraic temple. Built by the knights Templar in 1446. The Knights Templar had designed Rosslyn Chapel as an exact architectural blueprint of King Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem complete with a west wall, a narrow rectangular sanctuary, and a subterranean vault like the Holy of Holies. Work on the Rosslyn Chapel also known as the Cathedral of Codes began in 1446 at the behest of Sir William St. Clair or Sinclair, a hereditary grand master of the Scottish Masons. Sir William exercised personal control of the chapel’s construction, which halted shortly after his death in 1484. Only the choir the part of the church occupied by the choir and the clergy where services are performed is completed.
The chapel’s geographic coordinates fall precisely on the north south meridian that runs through Glastonbury. This longitudinal Rose Line is the traditional marker of King Arthur’s Isle of Avalon and is considered the central pillar of Britain’s sacred geometry. It is from this hallowed Rose Line that Rosslyn – originally spelled Roslin takes its name. The Knights Templar had also been master stonemasons, erecting Templar churches all over Europe, but Roslin was considered their most sublime labor of love and veneration. The master masons had left no stone uncarved to build the Roslin Chapel. Roslin Chapel is a shrine to all faiths . . . . to all traditions. . . . and, above all, to nature.
Scottish Masonic groups have been seen as some of the heirs to the Templar tradition.
Temple Church :- Lies on Inner Lane, Off Fleet Street, London. Once the epicenter of all Templar activities in the United Kingdom, the Temple Church had been so named in honor of Solomon’s Temple, from which the Knights Templar had extracted their own title. It was during the reign of King Henry II, the grand master of Knights Templars who superintended the masons and employed them in building their Temple in fleet street, London in AD 1155. Masonry continued under his patronage till the year 1199, when John succeeded his brother Richard in the Crown of England. Temple Church was Consecrated on the tenth of February in 1185 by Heraclius, Patriarch of Jerusalem, the Temple Church survived eight centuries of political turmoil, the Great Fire of London, and the First World War, only to be heavily damaged by Luftwaffe incendiary bombs on 10th May, 1941. After the war, it was restored to its original grandeur.
The evidence that World WAR 1 was initiated and was a Masonic conspiracy is evidenced in Temple church which lists several of the brethren who were killed in achieving the aim of freemasonry during WW 1.