Saturday, July 15, 2006

Masonic Color Analysis

The cones in the human eye are primarily responsible for the recognition and distinction of colored light, (whereas the rods are primarily responsible for levels of light in general, whence brightness is derived) and the blue cone in the human eye is the least sensitive of these, followed by red, and then green.
In our Masonic journey we figuratively start in a "condition of darkness" and in answer to our desire for light we are given Blue Light, as Blue is the principal color of the three degrees of Ancient Craft Masonry.
If we proceed to the Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, colloquially known as "Red Lodge", we are met with the next level of light.
Combining these two lights together, the Council of Cryptic Masons gives us Purple, and a binary pattern is confirmed.
ColorBlueRedGreen
Black---
BlueX--
Red-X-
PurpleXX-
Green--X
TealX-X
Yellow-XX
WhiteXXX


White could be understood as the Celestial Lodge Above, where the Great White Throne may be found. But my question for the contemplative Mason is: Where are the Green, Teal, and Yellow Lodges?

2 comments:

TFCFM said...

I don't know about the validity of the analogy overall, but one point seems to fit. Red light, having a longer wavelength, corresponds to less energetic light. Blue light corresponds to greater energy.

It's been my experience that the 'energy level' of Masons at the Chapter level seems to be significantly lower than that of Masons in the Blue Lodge. That is, I've rarely seen York Rite bodies that actually *do* anything beyond occasionally meeting and conferring degrees. Hopefully things are more energetic up your way.

Sincerely and Fraternally,
Gary D. Colby
Concordia #67, Jenkintown, PA

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