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What does the sprig of acacia represent in freemasonry?
Masonic Symbolism. The Sprig of Acacia is one of many masonic symbols with roots in the Masonic Brotherhood. The Sprig of Acacia, is a symbol of immortality among Masons.
The LORD God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed out of the ground. Then, the LORD God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
biblical image showing the path to the tree of life in the bible
Genesis 3;22, 24
Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”– therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken. So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life.
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Alchemy was the ancient science and the science of kings. Also called the great work, alchemy was practised in the pyramids however it is believed to be much older than that. Alchemy was the predecessor to modern science and the foundation of many things such as the production of dyes and glassware, herbal medicines which were called tincture, or elixirs and sometimes “stones”. Alchemy was also about metallurgy. Was alchemy a real science? It was practised by high priest’s in the pyramids such as Hermes Trismegistus basically meaning master of the three worlds which might be interpreted as the vegetable, animal, and mineral stones or the holy trinity of salt sulfur and mercury. Alchemy seemed to be important enough for ancient people to create emerald tablets about it as well as the Ripley scrolls. Some alchemy researchers think perhaps the voynich manuscript may be related to alchemy. Article written by Steven School.