Non Profit King Solomon #1 is a masonic lodge based in Kennesaw,Ga but services the world through our fraternal organization. We are chartered and governed by the Unified Supreme Council of the World and our masonic belief is in Faith-Hope-Charity.
Faith is "the evidence of things not seen," when we see, we no longer believe by faith by through demonstration; and as Hope lives only in the expectation of possession, it ceases to exist when the object once hoped for is at length enjoyed, but Charity, exercised in Earth in acts of mutual kindness and forbearance, is still found in the world to come, in the sublimer form of mercy from God to his erring creatures.
"A fool is known by his speech, and a wise man by his silence." - Pythagoras.
Wisdom is found only in truth
Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth
These three virtues are the foundations upon which Freemasonry is built.
Many lodges in both the United States and abroad have long histories of meeting inside caves.
The cave has indeed been an important feature throughout the history of Freemasonry, as both a physical setting and a metaphysical symbol important to the Masonic ritual—as in the transition from primeval darkness into light in the First Degree initiation ceremony.
Understanding Skulls and Freemasonry
by Bro. Andre M. Noble
Today’s topic is Skulls and Freemasonry. Let me tell you I asked everybody for questions and I sure have quite a pile of them now so let’s get to the one that was the most asked the question is what’s up with the creepy skull on your desk?
What does the skull in the background represent?
Does it tie to Freemasonry?
Well that’s just two of the questions I’ve received about the skull on the desk back there.
I’ve gotten a whole bunch more but I think two was enough to cover my desk.
So, the skull you’ll hear a lot of people refer to it simply with the phrase memento mori and I’m gonna skip past any technical definitions and jump straight to what I feel is the point. The point here is I could die in five seconds while writing this article right here right now.
As a way to remember that as a way to keep that on my mind.
The Relationship between Skulls and Freemasonry
Freemasonry at times has a skull symbol it’s not a very common symbol, I am NOT a historian, I like to read and I like to research things but I can’t tell you when it was ever first used in masonry and how long it’s been used and if it was used more in the past and it’s faded away and now it’s coming back I don’t know.
What I know is that it means something to me and it’s on my desk so I’m going to share to you what it means to me it is simply that thing that reminds us that because we could die at any moment we need to be living our lives in a way that we are really accomplishing what we mean to accomplish.
We are living our lives in a way that if we were to die right this instant we would be satisfied with how we have lived our lives.
Now I think you can parse that out into a whole bunch of different things I think you can parse that out specifically with Freemasonry I would start with morality.
Am I living my life in a good way do I feel like if I passed away right now and stood before my Creator that maybe I haven’t been perfect I know I haven’t been and I doubt you have either but could I stand there and say I really gave it a go, I purposely tried and made efforts and when I recognized issues I changed them.
So, by keeping the thought of our own mortality on our mind it can help kind of pull us back and rein us in and say hey this isn’t necessarily something that’s going to happen 30, 40, 50, or 60 years from now this is something that could happen at any moment.
So, don’t think that you’re going to live wild and free today because you’ve got all these decades ahead of you to live a virtuous and moral life you need to be doing it now because you don’t know when you’re going to be called.
I think that’s probably the biggest a most important thing to consider but I think there’s a lot of other things too you know are we being industrious, are we making something out of our lives, are we doing something useful, improving ourselves, improving the situation around us, like taking care of our families, improving the situation of our children, whatever the case may be are we reaching out further than that, are we trying to have an impact on society and humanity in general.
Now to me that’s a big part of where my membership in the fraternity comes in that I want to try to have a bigger impact than just what I can do inside the walls of my house or inside the walls of my office at work. To do that it certainly feels like you can accomplish more if you are banded with people of the like mind and are working toward the same purpose.
By being in Freemasonry I feel like I am around those men and we can strive to work on a more human scale than just an individual scale. That’s really what it boils down to that’s what the creepy skull is about it’s to remind me every time and I walk past it numerous times a day.
It keeps that thought on the mind of am I doing the right thing?
Am I making the right choices?
Right now if I died right this instant would I be happy with the things I’ve done with my life?
There you are, one creepy skull memento mori and you can decide whether or not it actually has something to do with Freemasonry.
If you have a ritualistic purpose for using the skull in your jurisdiction not something that you wish your Grand Lodge did or you wish your jurisdiction did, I’m saying it actually gets used, even if you can’t tell me what it’s used for, give me a YES, down in the comments below.
I’m curious, this is a discussion in and around Freemasonry that’s been going on for heaven knows how long, about the use of the skull.
Some people absolutely abhor it, some people absolutely love it, and some people could care less whether it’s there or not.
Let me know is it something that in your three degrees, you’re symbolic Lodge degrees, Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, Master Mason, would you ever see the skull because it is a prescribed portion of ritual, not just because the Secretary of your Lodge decide to put a skull desk and nobody’s ever said anything to him about it I want to know is it’s something that is supposed to be there because ritual says.
by Bro. Andre M. Noble
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.”
“The grand object of Masonry is to promote the happiness of the human race.”
— George Washington
“Freemasonry is an institution calculated to benefit mankind.”
— Andrew Jackson
“Freemasonry is an order whose leading star is philanthropy, and whose principles inculcate an unceasing devotion to the cause of virtue and morality.”
— La Fayette
“Freemasonry embraces the highest moral laws and will bear the test of any system of ethics or philosophy ever promulgated for the uplift of man.”
— Gen. Douglas MacArthur
The only competition in Masonry is to see who can be the better person.
Make your life count for more and be the best you can be.
Freemasonry is not a service organisation, and it is not a charity. It is a Fraternity. Benevolence and Charity are highly valued within the organisation, but they are not the purpose of it. The purpose of it is improving your character and the social/community aspect of being in a group of like minded men promoting honour, virtue, integrity and good conduct, AND treating others well.
Eighth annual Unified Supreme Council of the world conference 2021￼. Engine and except it Scottish Rite Masons/Order of the Eastern Star Grand Chapter
8th Annual Unified Supreme Council of the World A.A.S.R Masonic/Order of the Eastern Star. 2021 Conference
The beautiful Masonic structure in Bern, Switzerland that houses the Swiss Grand Lodge, ALPIINA and the Masonic Museum, Switzerland.
"No building can be properly built without an accurate square. Our operative brethren used the point to construct the circle. The square was tested for squareness by using a diameter and a point on the circle. The knowledge of how to test a square for accuracy was the great secret of the master builder. The great secret of the Speculative Mason is the knowledge of how to use the teachings of the Craft to build a Spiritual Temple so that it will stand the test of time. This symbol becomes a test of our virtue."
-The Craft and Its Symbol by Allen E. Roberts
We like this street sign!
Where Were You First Prepared To Be A Freemason?
The title of this post is a question all brothers will be familiar with. After all, it’s one of the first questions he’s asked before joining the lodge.
Have a great weekend, friends!
Masonic Temple (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Where Is The Oldest Masonic Lodge In The World?
This article is concerned with uncovering the truth about the oldest Masonic lodge in the world, as there is often some contention regarding which
Be the first to know and let us send you an email when King Solomon Lodge #1 posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Contact The Business
Send a message to King Solomon Lodge #1:
Nearby government services
79 Main Street, Phelps
1251 FM 2004, Lake Jackson
Huntington Beach, California, California City
818 Ellicott St, Buffalo
Farr West 84404
15 Mountain Boulevard, Watchung
500 Harrison St #104, Pawnee
1 Thomas Circle NW, Suite 400, Washington D.C.
10300 Farm to Market Road 730 S, Azle
Fort Hood 76544
Other Public & Government Services in Acworth
5558 Bells Ferry Rd
50 Lodge Road S.E.
1555 Boxwood Trace
4440 Acworth Industrial Drive