“ Our Courts are supported by three great pillars. They are called, Wisdom, Strength and Beauty.

Wisdom to contrive, Strength to support and Beauty to adorn.

Wisdom to conduct us in all our undertakings. Strength to support us in all our difficulties and Beauty to adorn the inward man. The universe is the Temple of the deity whom we serve; Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty are about His Throne as pillars of his works, for His Wisdom is infinite, His Strength omnipotent, and Beauty shines through the whole of the creation in symmetry and order”

In commencing this research paper, I believe it is reasonable to assume that as members of The Mystical Court we already know that these THREE pillars referred to are the TWO which stand at the entrance to the Temple and the THIRD being the Supreme Grand Commanding Officer of his Court.

For those who are curious and would appreciate a full description, of not only these TWO great pillars, but of the entire Temple itself, I refer you to 1 Kings Chapters 6 and 7. Considering the fact that the majority of our ritual surrounds the building of this magnificent structure, I highly recommend this reading and sincerely believe it will add to your appreciation of WHY it was chosen as a model for our emulation and our advancement in the quest seeking greater knowledge.

Our studies teach us that WISDOM is represented by a Ionic Column (Pillar), which is the most complex in design of the three, therefore requiring the most knowledge and skill to create.

Image result for Ionic Column
The Ionic columns are the thinnest and smallest columns out of the three canonic orders. The Ionic capital is characterized by the use of volutes. The Ionic columns normally stand on a base which separates the shaft of the column from the stylobate or platform; the cap is usually enriched with egg-and-dart.
Ionic order – Wikipedia

Thus it seems perfectly reasonable that this Pillar should be representative of the Supreme Grand Commanding Master Officer of the Court.

The second pillar, which stands to the South Side of the Temple, and represents STRENGTH,

Is a Doric Column and being of the strongest design is said to represent the Grand Commanding Officer.



Image result for Doric ColumnIn ancient Greece, Doric columns were stouter than those of the Ionic or Corinthian orders. Their smooth, round capitals are simple and plain compared to the other two Greek orders. A square abacus connects the capital to the entablature.

The third and. last pillar, which stands to the North Side of the Court, and represents BEAUTY, is a Corinthian Column and being the most ornate of the three is said to represent the Vice Grand Commanding Officer of the Court.

With this information before us, we can now readily see how our leaders are often referred to as PILLARS OF THE MYSTICAL COURT AND THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE. What a nice compliment!

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