150 years ago the writer Thomas Hardy had the task of exhuming and moving thousands of graves so a railway expansion could be built in London, England.
One of the graves moved was for R.W. Bro. James Agar.
I assert that it was R.W. Bro. Agar who brought the “Master’s Emblem” to Freemasonry. A biography of this esteemed Brother is shared on this website. Click here…
And my book “The Master’s Emblem Explained for Masons” provides the details of the meaning of the emblem (the 12th Problem of the First Book of Euclid) and when (Tuesday evening, February 15th, 1814), and where (at a tavern!).
The Hardy Tree has fallen. And we can be reminded of the life and times of a leader and ruler in Craft Masonry.
Old books were carefully printed and bound with care so their value may be appreciated. The first book of the work of Euclid in the English language is now 550 years old. Details of its value to Masonry are in an article I wrote that will be published in Ars Quatuor Coronatorum (AQC) 133, due out in November. Subscribe at www.quatuorcoronati.com
Marshall Kern with a copy of the first English-language Euclid — in the rare book room of McGill University, Montreal Quebec.
In 1570 Sir Henry Billingsly (not a Freemason) gave our English language a new word that is now used by Freemasons to describe the form of the lodge. An article with all the details is forthcoming in Ars Quatuor Coronatorum 133. Subscribe at www.quatuorcoronati.com
One of the world’s first ‘pop-up’ books was also the first English translation of Euclid’s work. And it was the first time the world knew the definition of a parallelepipedon! All the details are forthcoming in AQC 133. Subscribe at www.quatuorcoronati.com
The Master’s Emblem has been called a ‘tau’, the nineteenth letter of the Greek alphabet, and similar to the letter T. Why is it inverted or upside down on the Apron? Where is a tau relevant in the ritual of regular Craft Masonry? These can’t be answered because the Master’s Emblem is not a Tau. Buy the book and find the correct answer. Visit http://www.mastersemblem.com to order the book.