Tag Archives: weapon

Sword and Veil

A veiled sword is the emblem of Adah in the Order of the Eastern Star. More about OES here.

Fighting Sitting

A somewhat odd French 9th degree “tableau” for the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. I suppose we’re looking at nine knights, but are they fighting while sitting on a chair?

Wolf head Dagger

In the fascinating, French publication, supposedly originally from 1765, called Mutus Liber Latomorum we find about 30 beautiful colour plates with often uncommon Masonic symbols. There is a suggestion that they refer to historical (proto Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite?) degrees. The image above comes from a page with what seem to be (officers) jewels, see below.

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Bleeding Dagger

In the fascinating, French publication, supposedly originally from 1765, called Mutus Liber Latomorum we find about 30 beautiful colour plates with often uncommon Masonic symbols. There is a suggestion that they refer to historical (proto Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite?) degrees. The image above is early in the book, so it refers to a low/early degree? Simply the 3rd “craft” degree?

More about the book here.

Head with Sword

In the fascinating, French publication, supposedly originally from 1765, called Mutus Liber Latomorum we find about 30 beautiful colour plates with often uncommon Masonic symbols. There is a suggestion that they refer to historical (proto Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite?) degrees. The image above is early in the book, so it refers to a low/early degree?

More about the book here.

Armed Ring

Jeremy Croffs in his Templars Chart and Hieroglyphic Monitor (1821) has a “Order of Knights Templar Plan of Encampment”. It it are three banners. The one on the left, has a Templar Cross and a Lamb of God; the one in the middle a Blazing Cross; and then there is the one above. You see a cock sitting on what appears to be a metal ring, with weapons (and a trumpet?) sticking out of it. The odd design has a weird likeness to a symbol that can be found on the Kirkwall Scroll.