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    Symbolism of the

    EnteredApprentice Degree

    The Lodge System of

    Masonic Education

    The Grand Lodge of Georgia

    F. & A. M.

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    An Interpretation ofthe Ritual

    The Masonic Lodge room

    is represented as a symbol

    of the world.

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    The Ritual

    The West Gate where thecandidate enters

    represents his birth.

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    The Ritual

    When the candidatesalutes he signifies his

    obedience to the

    Lodge officers.

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    The Ritual

    When he follows his guideand fears no danger, he

    expresses his

    trust in and

    loyalty to thefraternity.

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    The Ritual

    He takes his first steps into

    a new life, leaving the

    darkness of the profaneworld for the light of

    Freemasonry.

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    Symbols of the

    First Degree The Hoodwink

    The Cable Tow

    The Lodge

    The Entrance

    The Reception

    Circumambulation

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    Symbols

    The East

    The Altar

    The Obligation

    The Great

    Lights

    The LesserLights

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    The Word & Grip

    The Apron The Northeast Corner

    The Working Tools

    The Worshipful Master

    Symbols

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    Hoodwink &

    Cable Tow

    The Hoodwink represents the

    darkness of the uninitiated man.

    The Cable Tow

    symbolizes theexternal restraints

    by which a man is

    controlled.

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    The Lodge

    The Lodge symbolizes

    the world of Masonry.

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    Entering the Lodge

    The Ceremony of Entrance signifies

    birth and entry into Masonry.

    The Reception

    symbolizes the

    penalty forviolations of the

    obligations.

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    Circumambulation

    This Rite

    represents the

    progressive

    journey of

    Masonic life and

    the search for

    light.

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    The East &

    the AltarThe East is a symbol of

    the source of light.

    The Altar is a symbol of the

    worship of God.

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    The Obligation

    The Obligation

    signifies the nature

    and place of obligation

    in human life.

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    The Great Lights

    The Holy Bible

    The Square

    The Compass

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    The Lesser Lights

    The Sun

    The Moon

    The Worshipful Master

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    Word, Grip, & Apron

    The Word & Grip are

    our means of

    recognition.

    The Apron is the emblem of

    purity and blamelessness.

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    The Northeast Corner

    Halfway between a

    place of darkness and

    the source of light.

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    The

    Working Tools

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    The WorshipfulMaster

    A symbol and executiveofficer of the Lodge.