After a Mason is given the Third Degree, he becomes a Master.
After earning a Masters Degree, candidates for illumination continue to apply themselves to study of the Arts and Sciences; grammar, rhetoric, logic, mathematics, geometry, music, and astrology – working their way toward higher and higher “degrees” from which vantage they can understand previously hidden (i.e. occult) truths.
* It has been reported that Shriners spend up to 95% of their charitable collections on themselves; their own entertainment (Shriners’ Convention. etc.).
History of the Mason-Dixon Line – Mason was an English Astronomer. In 1761, Mason was assigned to travel to the island of Sumatra to observe the Transit of Venus as part of an international effort to record data that would enable scientists to determine the distance from the earth to the sun.
He then joined Brother’s Washington, William Penn, Ben Franklin and others in mapping, planning and surveying Washington DC and other state and national boundaries.
Statue of Liberty – Columbia
The Glass Pyramid at the Louvre in Paris – “Secrets That Surround Us”
Masonic Symbolism of the Great Seal of the US – In 1955 the Grand Lodge of Texas were incautious enough to set forth the following exegesis:
“Among those who helped design the Great Seal of the United States the following are known to have been Masons: Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, William Churchill Houston, and William Barton.