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In the First Degree, the candidate is released to the custody of a person whom MasonicBooks.Heisner.info/ he cannot see and in a sightless condition is caused to be led in paths he has never before traveled.John Heisners Masonic Books in his Freemasons Bookstore

Here, Masons learn that knowledge is the gift of God and that the benefits we receive from knowledge are to be shared with every man, woman and child with whom they come into contact.  That is so, because Divine Wisdom is at the root of all we can ever hope to learn and know, the comforts from which are not be denied any of God’s creatures.

Albert Pike wrote Masonic Articles about how essential it is for man to embrace virtue and honor in their lives. He wrote that good men were made better by so doing and that others around them also greatly benefited from the resulting acts of kindness, charity and goodwill. He also wrote about how quickly virtue and honor vanish when fear is allowed to creep into man’s consciousness. A kind word is often quickly and irrationally replaced with an unwarranted harsh criticism. The helping hand is suddenly withdrawn replaced with a vacant uncaring air. Those who ordinarily rushed to instill harmony where bickering once reigned now look over their shoulders to see who is spying on them and who will report them to those who can harm them.

His conductor is merely identified to him as a true and trusty friend upon whose fidelity he can, with the utmost confidence, rely.  The candidate is taught a most important lesson about Freemasonry – it is safe to trust a brother Mason; as safe as trusting in God.

During the Second Degree, the candidate is taught the importance of the symbolic Middle Chamber of King Solomons Temple, which he may only enter by demonstrating his worthiness and knowledge. 

 Yet, it is during the Third Degree that the candidate learns how to rely upon God – how to fear not what man can do unto him.  During the ritual, the candidate learns that he will no longer have someone to pray for him.  He must do so by himself.  The true and trusty brother who had previously served as his guide is replaced with the invisible presence of the Deity.  Here, Masons are prepared for traveling abroad, or in the social and professional circles in his life outside of a Masonic Lodge.

 

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