Origin of Freemasonry

To whom it may concern


The signs and symbols of ancient and modern Freemasonry are well rooted in kemet (Egypt) and the evidence is overwhelmingly obvious that you borrowed its myths and metaphors from more ancient societies that were well advanced in the philosophical mysteries such as the ancient Cushite empire.

Therefore could you explain to me why in your video you stated that it began from King Solomon?

NB: this is just by curiosity, I am still performing some ongoing researches.

Regards,

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Oct 03, 2014
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The mists of time...
by: Tim

The true origins of Freemasonry are lost in the mists of time. You are correct in that many of the Masonic symbols seen today, or similar versions of them, can be traced to ancient societies. We do not claim ownership or origin of these symbols. Symbols are used in Freemasonry as teaching tools, just as they have been throughout the history of man and continue to be in all societies today. In Freemasonry they serve as reminders of knowledge earned or valuable lessons learned.

The legend of Freemasonry and its allegorical teachings draw on characters and places in history, but it is not literally historical. The teachings of Freemasonry are as old as man himself. Freemasonry was born the first time a man paused to assist another without expectation of reward, but until Freemasonry actually became a thing it was simply known as 'doing what is right.'

King Solomon was a great and wise man, and so becomes a fitting symbol to teach the lessons of wisdom and leadership. The known history of Freemasonry only began in the early 18th Century, although there are indications and hints that it existed in some form in much more ancient times. Was King Solomon a Freemason? Not in the sense that he belonged to a fraternal organization as we do today. But, we believe he exemplified the teachings of Freemasonry during his lifetime, and so is worthy of being called our first Most Worshipful Grand Master.

Thanks for the question. Good luck with your research.

Fraternally yours,

Nov 07, 2014
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What evidence?
by: Lant

"... the evidence is overwhelmingly obvious that you borrowed its myths and metaphors from more ancient societies that were well advanced in the philosophical mysteries such as the ancient Cushite empire. "

Really? Like what? Not trying to start an argument, really interested in your thinking on ths.

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