the Explora CD Album visual, I unwittingly featured a universal symbolism,
which most of us would link to the Freemasonry or to the Ancient Egypt.
The "Explora" Logo features a Square shaped E and a Compass shaped A. The
visual presents an 'all seeing eye' placed in a geometrical scene where
the Columns placed on both sides form a pyramidal frame that shelters the
famous "all-seeing-eye" with it's life producing rays.
|The Eye of Ra
|Took on several guises in Ancient Egypt: As the "Ouadjit"
it was a form of measurement. It is comprised of six hieroglyphs,
each representing a different fraction. The sum of the hieroglyphs
is 63/64. The absolute is unobtainable. This concept is related in
the myth of Osiris. According to the Freemasonry, It represents the
all-seeing eye of God. International Imports mentions that the all-seeing
eye is the third eye of clairvoyance. Clairvoyance is a form of divination
and the Bible specifically warns us not to practice any form of divination.
J. Edward Decker, Jr. reports that "The 'All-Seeing Eye' is a Masonic
representation of Osiris." Osiris is the Egyptian god of the dead
(and of the underworld) and part of the "Masonic trinity" to whom
Masons pay honor.
The All-Seeing Eye : a single human eye surrounded by radiating beams
of light -- is found in many eras and cultures. It is generally a symbol
of the watchful and protective power of the Supreme Being, especially when
that entity is considered in a solar or heavenly context
Square and Compass
|The Square :
Blue Lodge Masons are taught that the Square is to remind them that
they must be "square" in their dealings with all men, i.e., to be
honest. The Compass, they are taught, is to teach them to "circumscribe
their passions," i.e. to control their desires and to be temperate.
The real meaning of these "great lights," however, is sexual. The
Square represents the female (passive) generative principle, the earth,
and the baser, sensual nature; and the Compass represents the male
(active) generative principle, the sun/heavens, and the higher, spiritual
The Compass :
Compass, arranged above the Square, symbolizes the (male) Sun, impregnating
the passive (female) Earth with its life-producing rays. The true
meanings, then are two-fold: the earthly (human) representations are
of the man and his phallus, and the woman with her receptive cteis
Square and Compass : The cosmic meaning is that of the active
Sun (deity, the Sun-god) from above, imparting life into the passive Earth,
(deity, the earth/fertility goddess) below and producing new life.