Freemasonry uses symbols as all organisations use symbols. They allow people to communicate quickly, aid knowledge and separate one organisation from another. Just like a corporate company has a logo and branded designs to identify itself, so do Freemasons.

Certain symbols, mostly selected from architecture, stand for certain ethics and principles of the organization. The “Square and Compasses” is the most widely known symbol of Freemasonry. In one way, this symbol is the trademark for the fraternity.

All Freemasons make use of the architectural symbolism of the tools of the operative stonemason. Freemasons, as speculative masons use this symbolism to teach moral and ethical lessons of the principles of “Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth”.

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