Archive for November, 2008
Most of the Masonic Rings and other Fraternal Rings found on this website can still be ordered for pre-Christmas delivery. When placing your order, please indicate whether this is a gift that needs to be delivered before Christmas. If it is not needed before Christmas, please indicate on the special instructions to me that it is not needed prior to Christmas. Doing so will leave us time to complete rings for other customers that are wanting their items delivered before Christmas.Thank you very much and haave a Happy Holiday Season to you and your families.
The Mysteries referred to below had rites of initiationwith trials to be passed before receiving knowledge, and secrets to be concealed. The secrets of these Mysteries were kept well enough that later ages can only guess at what some of them were. It is possible that knowledge of the nature of the Mysteries was in the hands of the founders of the Masonic order and gave form to some of the present-day structure of Masonry.
The picture shown above is actually a picture of a 33rd degree Masonic Ring.
As I become more involved in the study of Freemasonry, I think that it is fascinating to delve into the history of this grand fraternity. Although some Masonic brothers may take the ritual to be historical truth, there are no true Masonic authorities who give any credence to an actual organization of Masons in ancient times. What is known is that there were fraternal organizations of the ancient world, both among the pagans and among the Hebrews. In the former case, the organizations were generally connected with the so-called mysteries, of which the Eleusinian Mysteries that were among the best known.hat were celebrated until 395 AD when the walls of the sanctuary in Eleusis were breeched b Alaric’s hordes. For millennia before that, thousands of Initiates received a mystical experience. Revealing the Mysteries was considered punishable by death.The most prominent example of the latter is the group known as the Pharisees. Many examples of Masonic Rings can be found at Fox Jewelry.
Legends contained in the rituals of Freemasonry indicate that the origins of the Masonic fraternity date back to the construction of the