The Museum, founded in 1908, has one of the finest collections of Masonic treasures in the world. Some of these include: Bro. George Washington's Masonic Apron, once thought to have been embroidered by Madame Lafayette, but which is now believed to have been made in China, and which was presented to the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania in 1829 by the Washington Benevolent Society; two letters in Washington's own hand addressed to his Masonic Brethren; Brother Benjamin Franklin's Masonic Sash, worn in 1782, when he was Venerable (Worshipful Master) of the Loge des Neuf Soeurs (Lodge of the Nine Sisters or Muses) in Paris, and when he Guided Brother Voltaire. One of the Library's prize possessions is an incunabulum, or book printed before 1501, this one done in Basel in 1489. It is really two books bound together, one by St. Augustine on the Trinity, and the other by Robert Holkot on the Apocryphal Book The Wisdom of Solomon.
The architecture and decorations of the Museum Room are intricate Byzantine. Virtues obtained from education are illustrated by the inscriptions on the frieze and by the twenty allegorical figures. Those Latin inscriptions are: "Quodcumque facere potest manus tua, instanter operare; quia nec opus, nec ratio, nec sapientia, nec scientia erunt apud inferos, quo tu properas. Ecclesiastes Cap. IX 10" (Whatsoever, thy hand findest to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave, whither thou goest.-Ecclesiastes, 9 : 10). "Sola perpetuo manent, subjecta nulli, mentis atque animi bona. Seneca. Oct. 548." (The virtues of the mind and soul, subject to no one, alone remain forever. --Seneca, Octavia, 548). "Viamque insiste domandi, dum faciles animi juvenum, dum mobilis aetas. Virgilius G. III.164" (Begin early the course of education, while the mind is pliant and age is flexible.--Vergil, Georgics, 3, 164).
Dewan yang sederhana besar menempatkan pelbagai paraphernalia golongan Freemason ini yang kadang-kadang berusia ratusan tahun.
Oleh kerana ahli Freemason mengutamakan "ilmu", maka memang banyak buku-buku di dalam perpustakaan ini tetapi buku-buku ini lebih kepada dogma Freemason.
Apa kandungannya? Tidak tahu. Semuanya dipamer dalam kotak kaca.
Medal dan simbol. Di mana anda pernah meilhatnya? Di kaki lima? Di bangunan lama? Di sekolah missionary?
Lagi medal dan simbol.
Dan lagi. Freemason agak obses dengan medal dan simbol. Maksudnya tidak dapat dipastikan tetapi ia menambahkan elemen misteri dan mistik terhadap pergerakan ini.
Juga lukisan yang pelik-pelik dan selalu tidak masuk akal.
Mereka juga obses dengan King Solomon's Temple.
According to the Hebrew Bible, the temple was constructed under Solomon, king of the Israelites. This would date its construction to the 10th century BC, but it is possible that the temple continued an earlier Jebusite sanctuary predating the Israelite conquest of Jerusalem. During the kingdom of Judah, the temple was dedicated to Yahweh, the God of Israel and housed the Ark of the Covenant.
Because of the religious sensitivities involved, and the politically volatile situation in East Jerusalem, only limited archaeological surveys of the Temple Mount have been conducted. There is no archaeological evidence for the existence of Solomon's Temple nor mention of it in contemporary extra-biblical literature. There were some failed archaeological attempts to prove the existence of the temple, such as revealing the Ivory pomegranate, which turned out to be a hoax.
Rabbinic sources state that the First Temple stood for 410 years and, based on the 2nd-century work Seder Olam Rabbah, place construction in 832 BC and destruction in 422 BC (3338 AM), 165 years later than secular estimates. [LINK]
Model King Solomon's Temple yang disebut-sebut tadi.
Moral dan dogma. Apa maksud dogma?
Dogma is the established belief or doctrine held by a religion, or by extension by some other group or organization. It is authoritative and not to be disputed, doubted, or diverged from, by the practitioners or believers. The term derives from Greek δόγμα "that which seems to one, opinion or belief" and that from δοκέω (dokeo), "to think, to suppose, to imagine". Dogma came to signify laws or ordinances adjudged and imposed upon others by the First Century. The plural is either dogmas or dogmata , from Greek δόγματα. Today, It is sometimes used as a synonym for systematic theology.
Apa simbol Freemason yang anda perhatikan dari piano ini? Atau mungkin mereka saja-saja mau mengetawakan kita di belakang tabir tatkala kita sibuk "menterjemah" piano ini?
Juga obses dengan kunci. Kunci syurga?
Ini sahih ukiran yang berbentuk Islamik hanya dengan melihatnya saja.
Jenis apa batu cincin anda? Ini adalah Aaron's (Nabi Harun) breastplate. Ada ceritanya pada golongan Kristian dan Yahudi.
The Breastplate of Aaron is of interest to gem lovers because it is an early accounting of the use of gemstones as both decoration and symbol. Aaron is the brother to Moses and the leader of the tribe which is appointed as high priests.
Unfortunately, it is difficult for contemporary translators to determine a certain or absolute interpretation of which modern gemstone names equate to the ancient biblical descriptions of the stones of the high priest's breastplate. Therefore, the list of gems used varies dependent on the translation which is cited.[LINK]
Sila terjemah (atau tafsir).
Sebenarnya bermaksud "Thy Will Be Done"
Peminat filem The Mummy (Brandon Fraser) pasti akan melompat melihat ini. Scarab!
Ancient Egyptian scarabs were popular amulets in ancient Egypt. According to ancient Egyptian myths, the sun (Ra) rolls across the sky each day and transforms bodies and souls. Modeled upon the Scarabaeidae family dung beetle, which rolls dung into a ball for the purposes of eating and laying eggs that are later transformed into larva, the scarab was seen as an earthly symbol of this heavenly cycle. This came to be iconographic, and ideological symbols were incorporated into Ancient Egyptian society. [LINK]
Elemen mistik, spiritual dan misteri menyelubungi dunia Freemason.