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Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

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Author: Albert Pike
Published: 1871
Language: English
Wordcount: 439,563 / 1324 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.7
LoC Category: HS
Downloads: 2,289
Added to site: 2006.10.04
mnybks.net#: 14491
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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complete cube has three more faces, making six; three more lines, making twelve; and one more point, making eight. As the number 12 includes the sacred numbers, 3, 5, 7, and 3 times 3, or 9, and is produced by adding the sacred number 3 to 9; while its own two figures 1, 2, the unit or monad, and duad, added together, make the same sacred number 3; it was called the perfect number; and the cube became the symbol of perfection.

Produced by FORCE, acting by RULE; hammered in accordance with lines measured by the Gauge, out of the rough Ashlar, it is an appropriate symbol of the Force of the people, expressed as the constitution and law of the State; and of the State itself the three visible faces represent the three departments,--the Executive, which executes the laws; the Legislative, which makes the laws; the Judiciary, which interprets the laws, applies and enforces them, between man and man, between the State and the citizens. The three invisible

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