“Jacob’s Ladder in freemasonry point to the connection between earth and heaven; between man and God; and represent faith in God, charity towards all men and hope in immortality.
The Masonic square was found in many temples, and also appears in the great pyramid.
It is said that it was used symbolically for squaring conduct, perfecting of the personality. To build on the square was to build for ever, according to the teachings of ancient Egypt; and in the Egyptian Hall of Judgement Osiris is seen seated on the square while judging the dead.
Thus in the macrocosm, the square came to symbolize the foundation of eternal law, that reflected in the four bodies of man; and the columns - were the symbols of the aspects of the law: Osiris, Father ; Isis - feminine aspect; and Horus - the as a star of Monad - at the culmination of the ladder.
The two pillars at initiation, there supposed to stand at the entrance to the other world, and the various experiences through which the candidate passed were intended to symbolize those which would come to him when he passed out of this physical world into the next stage.
In the Lodge room is symbolized a temple of humanity, and as such it may be taken to symbolize a man lying upon his back.
The three powers of consciousness appearing in man as the spiritual will, the intuitional love and the higher intelligence, which are the root of all human will, love and thought.
The three columns, as a divine aspects, representing wisdom, strength and beauty, were stated to stand round God’s throne, which was the altar itself, which signify love.
Divine Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Ghost, or Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma are one Universal God in whom everything exists, whether it be animate or inanimate, for there is nothing but That.
But in Their separate appearances, the Holy Ghost is the maker or builder of the outer world, - objectivity; and the Son is the life in all beings, the “light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world”- subjectivity.
Both the Holy Ghost and the Son are in turn triune as their interplay produces energy:
(1) the visible world of material objects; Mother;
(2) the invisible energy with which the world is filled, and on which all things that are seen are built - this is the strength of God the Holy Ghost;
(3) the universal mind, the world of ideas, the storehouse of archetypes -Son.
These are the three parts of any objective world; they constitute the Lodge, the building, - the field of consciousness, as it has been called in the Bhagavad Gita.
The pillars also represent once more the two great laws of progress, karma and dharma, the former providing the environment or material world, and the latter the direction of the self within - ” the ladder”; by the union or harmonious working of these two laws a man may attain the stability and strength required for the occult path to become a blazing Star.
From C. W. Leadbeater - Hidden Life In Freemasonry
African mythology of the week: Nana Burukú isthe Supreme Deity of the Fon from Dahomey. In Dahomey mythology, Nana Burukú is an androgynous deity creator of the Universe and all that exists in it. Twins were born to Nana Burukú : the moon God Mawu and the sun God Lisa. Nana Burukú was also incorporated into the Yorùbá religion as Yemaja, the female thought of the male creator Ashe and the effective cause of all further creation.
In the Beginning, Nana Burukú , the Cosmic Mother carried nothing but Darkness in her Womb. She wanted to experience Creation and gave birth to all the Universes, Galaxies, Suns, Moons, Planets, Worlds, Beings and all Elements visible and invisible.
To rule the Cosmic System, she birthed Mawu and Lisa (as stated above). From the Union of Mawu and Lissa came the entire Pantheon of Deities that govern all aspects of the Universe and Life.
Nana is the primordial mother of the universe and of the earth. Nana Burukú is in charge of all maternal issues pertaining to females. She is the spirit of the earth and the moon. Nana Burukú is a wise old woman who likes to tend to herself and also watching over her grandchildren and the earth. She is petitioned for health issues or to help aid in a pregnancy whether if it is to obtain or destroy a pregnancy. Nana Burukú only terminates pregnancies if the woman has been raped and doesn’t want to give birth to the child. Nana Burukú is also an orisha of justice when rape or wrong maternal instincts are at bay. Nana Burukú essence was here long before the essence of the earth. She is the rays and the motion of the moon. When Olodumare made the earth it was Nana Burukú who was in charge of looking down on the earth and with her light from the moon to navigate us humans on earth.
Nana Burukú is seen near rivers and oceans. She is the ultimate mother of the waters especially the sweet river waters. Oshun domain is the sweet river waters, but its through her mother Nana Burukú, where she gets the river waters from. She is also seen in the middle of whirlpools where her offerings are left. The woody marsh areas as well belong to Nana Burukú.
Nana Burukú is the grandmother of all of the orishas as she was married to Obatala at one point and she nurtured them when they were born. People say that Yembo and Nana Burukú are the same entity. Yembo gave birth to the orishas and Nana Burukú looked after them from the sky and nurtured them all. When Nana Burukú was in the Yoruba cult, she was in the manifestation of Yembo who was violated by her son Ogun. Due to that disgrace she fled to Dahomey and the regions of Brazil where she was recognized as the great Nana Burukú. Her name means “The great wise Buruku” or “Wicked Grandmother”
(She is celebrated as Nanã in Brazilian Candomblé Jejé and Candomblé Ketu, where she is pictured as a very old woman, older than creation itself; as Nana Buruku, primordial swamp spirit in Orisha tradition. Today the Yorùbá religion, and all its branches, is still practiced by tens of millions of people all over the world and Nana Buluku has an honored place in their faith.)
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