Masonic Compass and Square and Their Connection to Measurement and Timekeeping by Abdullah El Talib Mosi Bey
Laws of Nature and Nature’s God” written in the Declaration of Independence
The Masonic Compass and Square and Their Connection to Measurement and Timekeeping present Masonry in its proper astronomical, geometrical and mind development perspective. The general public is not aware that the “symbols”, used in masonry are in fact, measurement devices used for surveying land, charting the summer and winter solstices, charting the alignment of the Orion (3), Taurus (5) and Pleiades (7) and measuring and charting the annual flooding of the Nile River, which is caused by the Heliacal Rising of Sirius on July 4th, marking the Egyptian New Year. In Masonic lodges, Sirius, the brightest star in the sky is known as the "Burning Star." In his book Morals and Dogma, Albert Pike discusses the significance of Sirius, "Ancient Astronomers saw all the great symbols of Masonry in the stars. Sirius shines in our country houses like the Flaming Star". The reader will also learn that the celebration ceremony in Masonry, St. John's Day on June 24th, is tied to the Summer Solstice on June 21st. On June 21st in the Northern Hemisphere the Sun is at His highest point of elevation and His farthest northern position from the horizon at which time the Sun stops His apparent motion. During the St. John's Day Celebration, the masons lay the cornerstone or keystone in the Northeast. The Northeast is the apparent rise of the Sun on June 21st marking the Summer Solstice. Masonry is the science of nature and the Cosmic Laws that maintain the natural order of the Universe. The 7 Cosmic Laws of Djehuty/Djehwty/Tehuti are Cause and Effect, Rhythm, Mentalism, Correspondence, Polarity, Vibration, and Gender. The name Jew is a modern English transliteration of the Egyptian name Djehuty/Djehwty. The Greek name Hermes (Hermes is a substitute for the Egyptian name Djehuty/Djehwty/Tehuti. The Roman name Mercury is a replacement for the Egyptian name Djehuty/Djehwty/Tehuti.