from @eyeofhorus1 - The Raised Builder
It is only when the builder is raised that the symbols of mortality can be changed into those of immortality. Our bodies are the urn containing the ashes of the Builder, our lives are the broken pillars, crystallization is the coffin, and disintegration is the open grave. But above all is the Sprig of Evergreen promising life to those who raise the serpent over, and showing that under the debris of the temple is buried the body of the builder, who is “raised” when we liberate the divine life which is locked within our material natures.
When a person has so lived that they can understand this wonderful problem, the great eye of center of consciousness is enabled to see out through the clean glass of a purified body. The Mysteries, long concealed from the profane, are then understood; and the new master, donning their robes of blue and gold, follows in the footsteps of the immortals who are climbing, step by step, the ladder leading upward to the 7 stars.
Far above, the Ark - source of life - floats over the waters of oblivion on high, and sends its messages down to the lower man through the cable tow. When this point is reached, the door in the “Yod” is closed forever, for the Dot has returned to the Circle; the 3-fold spirit and the 3-fold body are linked together in the eternal seal of Solomon. Then does the cornerstone which the builder rejected become again the head of the corner, and man - the capstone long missing from the universal temple - is again in place.
Masonic Art from Lux Et Tenebris (#LuxEtTenebris)
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