Why Do Freemasons Use Symbols?

There is more than meets the eye to these strange characters

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It has often been said that Freemasonry is veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols. But why do Freemasons use symbols to communicate with each other?

That’s a complex question, but part of the answer is that a symbol can have multiple layers of meaning. In fact, in different…



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Jay Krasnow

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