Masonic Geometry is the hidden underlying foundation of all good Masonic Symbols, the advanced workings of which are generally surrounded in mystery, and in many ways protected by their own true complexity,
This page presents an introduction to some new aspects of Masonic Geometry based on taking some direct initiative into investigating the properties of the symbols as seen in Masonic art and architecture.
Freemasonry makes reference to geometries which can be shown to be the base for all the other symbols. These structures are found within the underlying geometry of many different systems, perhaps most notably in the human energy body. We examine some basic structures in Masonic Geometry and see where they lead us.
These pages on Masonic Geometry are best read in the following order.
1) Masonic Square Root of Two
The Square Root of Two is a proportion often seen in Masonic Geometry, but rarely recognized.
2) Masonic 3 4 5 Triangle
Everyone knows about the Special Right triangle with the side lengths of 3, 4 and 5. Masonic Geometry reveals many more connections.
3) Masonic 3 5 7 Steps
Some Masonic Geometry notes on the three, five and seven steps of the Fellowcraft degree.
4) Advanced Masonic Triangles
See how types Masonic triangles relate to each other in a magical way that you haven't seen before.
The Vesica Piscis is one of several geometric models that can be used to fuel our analysis of the symbols of Freemasonry. The Vesica was known in the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Africa, and Asia, and frequently used in Christian iconography. It is revealed in the construction of ancient doors and portals.
If we are are uncertain of the Vesica Piscis and its great value to this work, Bro. George Oliver sets us straight:
The Vesica Piscis constitutes the great and enduring secret of the Freemasons, and is the original source or fountain from which the signs and symbols are derived.
Such a profound statement gives us increased confidence that this form is worth investigating in detail, and my own research validates this claim.
The simple Vesica Piscis shape is created from two circles of equal radius, where the center of each meets the perimeter of the other.
Today it is probably less common to see the symbol in Freemasonry, however the past reveals quite enough.
The Vesica Piscis has been used by Masons, most notably in the shapes of the collars worn by officiants of the Masonic rituals. It was also considered the proper shape for the enclosure of the seals of Masonic lodges.