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Masonic Ode

O! glorious Builder of the vaulted skies!

Almighty Architect of Earth and Heaven!

Come down and bless the Mason’s enterprise,

To Thee, O God, in Faith and Mercy given.

A home to Friendship, Truth, and Love we raise,

Where, ages yet to come, shall sound our Master’s praise.

 

O make its deep foundations firm and fast!

O bless the rearing of the mighty pile!

And when to Thee its spires look up at last,

Upon its finished work, the workmen smile!

Nor less the inner work of kindness bless!

And make the Mason’s labor—peace and happiness!

 

Enlarge our spirit!—let our means improve!

Enforce our faith!—make strong our mystic ties!

Exalt our friendship, and refine our love!

And let our hearts be pure before Thine eyes,

So that, while God approves, the world may see

How great and good a thing is Ancient Freemasonry!

 

Aid us to wipe the widow’s bitter tears!

Help us to hear the orphan’s lonely cries!

Be present when we soothe a Brother’s cares!

And be our strength in all calamities!

For what can we as one, or many, do,

Unless, O Lord! with Thee, our labors we pursue!

 

O! therefore, Builder of the vaulted skies!

Almighty Architect of Earth and Heaven!

Come down and bless our holy enterprise,

To Thee, O God, in Faith and Mercy given.

A home to Friendship, Truth and Love we raise,

Where, ages yet to come, shall sound our Master’s praise.

 

J K Mitchell on the occasion of the corner stone laying for the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia on December, 1854

Harlequin in North Philly

Harlequin in North Philly
Harlequin in North Philly, originally uploaded by Harlequinade Art.

 

“Took this photo not 8 hours after it went up, and stikman is already all up in my grill. Half annoyed by the spot jock, and half impressed by their work ethic.

On Spring Garden st.”

 

The Hermetic Library visual pool is a visual scavenger hunt for images of a living Western Esoteric Tradition.

Images of your ritual or ritual space, images of sigils or tools, showing off your own library or special volume from the restricted stacks, sacred spaces and places, esoteric artefacts and installations, inspired paintings and people — these and much more are part of the culture and practice of magick.

Harlequin in North Philly

Harlequin in North Philly
Harlequin in North Philly, originally uploaded by Harlequinade Art.

 

“Took this photo not 8 hours after it went up, and stikman is already all up in my grill. Half annoyed by the spot jock, and half impressed by their work ethic.

On Spring Garden st.”

 

The Hermetic Library visual pool is a visual scavenger hunt for images of a living Western Esoteric Tradition.

Images of your ritual or ritual space, images of sigils or tools, showing off your own library or special volume from the restricted stacks, sacred spaces and places, esoteric artefacts and installations, inspired paintings and people — these and much more are part of the culture and practice of magick.

Gargoyle #1 updated

Gargoyle #1 updated
Gargoyle #1 updated, originally uploaded by Harlequinade Art.

 

“fixed the sigils up.”

 

The Hermetic Library visual pool is a visual scavenger hunt for images of a living Western Esoteric Tradition.

Images of your ritual or ritual space, images of sigils or tools, showing off your own library or special volume from the restricted stacks, sacred spaces and places, esoteric artefacts and installations, inspired paintings and people — these and much more are part of the culture and practice of magick.

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Between Worlds, originally uploaded by Harlequinade Art.

 

“this is why I don’t write in English. Fishtown.”

 

The Hermetic Library visual pool is a visual scavenger hunt for images of a living Western Esoteric Tradition.

Images of your ritual or ritual space, images of sigils or tools, showing off your own library or special volume from the restricted stacks, sacred spaces and places, esoteric artefacts and installations, inspired paintings and people — these and much more are part of the culture and practice of magick.