Marvin Haines Posted May 26 Share Posted May 26 (edited) I've spent a lot of time playing around with geometry in paint and graphing programs, and I think I've just discovered something interesting. The image below is a drawing that I created, showing how a 3-4-5 triangle can be formed from a square. The 3-4-5 triangle is the most famous Pythagorean triangle and is used frequently in Masonic architecture, regalia, etc., as it is a perfect illustration of Euclid's 47th Proposition - the theorem of the Master Mason. I learned from reading The Secret Work of an Age that every Masonic Floor is made in the shape of an Oblong Square (Thanks, Kate), the result of two 3-4-5 tringles placed together to form a rectangle. There's more coming, so after you look at the image, please scroll on! Notice that the triangle is formed by connecting three of the angles to the center of an adjacent side. To take this a step further, we can connect all the angles to their adjacent sides - creating the next image: It must be noted that the central eight-pointed, interlocking star is a symbol known as the Seal of Melchizedek. Many of you probably know that Melchizedek was the 13th Tribe of Israel and the location of the Tabernacle. More recently, (and this is in boldface for a reason) the LDS, or Mormon Church has adopted this symbol, along with the term Melchizedek Priesthood. Now here's the amazing discovery hinted at earlier. This is what we get when we superimpose the Square and Compasses onto the above image!! It's a perfect match! In addition, the Mormon Temple in San Diego, California has this symbol worked into its architecture many times - most notably in the central skylight. Interestingly, this is the 47th Temple built by the Mormon Church!!!!! Edited May 26 by Marvin Haines 1 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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