1st Degree Tracing Board

The First Degree Tracing Board is the most extravagant of the three in allegory, and is thus explained; the form of a Lodge is a parallelepipedon in length from East to West, in width between North and South, in depth from the surface of the earth to the height of the heavens. Masonic lodges are situated due East and West to illustrate the significance our ancient brethren attributed to the East, e.g.: the sun rises in the East and sets in the West, higher learning (Greek Philosophy) originated in the East and then spread to the West, etc..

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