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Awakening Our Third Eye – Freemasonry’s Ancient “Universal Religion” Revealed

The “Eye-In-The-Triangle” above a truncated pyramid on the back of the $1 bill is a Masonic “memorial” to an ancient “Universal Religion” that flourished worldwide. The remnants of this religion are still visible in the eerily parallel ruins of truncated Pyramids and Eye symbols among many civilizations. Pyramids were temples where believers engaged in a powerful mystical practice called “Awakening Our Third Eye,” long banned by the Church, yet long safeguarded by Western Secret Societies.

Left: Freemason George Washington wearing Masonic apron with Third Eye in the center: Right: Luminous Third-Eye-In-A-Triangle forms the Great Seal of the U.S.

America’s Founders—who were either Freemasons or familiar with the Order’s principles—memorialized the fraternity’s “Lost Secret” in the icons of The Great Seal of the United States.

This “Lost Secret” is an ancient Universal Religion, now lost to time, but still visible in the ruins of the first civilizations, where we see a clear and consistent pattern of pyramids and disembodied Eye symbols:








As shown by the researches of past scholars, combined with powerful discoveries revealed in the new book Written In Stone: Decoding The Secret Masonic Religion Hidden In Gothic Cathedrals and World Architecture, these symbols point to a “Universal Religion” that was once practiced globally.

Practitioners focused on trying to open a luminous and mystical “Third Eye,” said to be hidden in the human forehead.

This Third Eye is believed to be the remnant organ from a higher, more sophisticated, and more spiritual form of humanity that lived on earth during an antediluvian “Golden Age,”  attested to by the ancients and by classical historians as “Babel,” “Shambhala” and “Atlantis.”

As “postdiluvian” humans we still have access to this atrophied organ of our ancestors, which was identified by some 19th and 20th century scientists as the pineal gland:

“A small usu. conical appendage of the brain of all craniate vertebrates that in a few reptiles has the essential structure of an eye, that functions in some birds as part of a time-measuring system, and that is variously postulated to be a vestigial third eye, an endocrine organ, or the seat of the soul…”

—Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary

The “Seat of the Soul” is how French philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650) described the pineal gland; he called it the bridge that connects man’s soul to his body.

Readers familiar with Eastern religions will recall the Third Eye as having a long history in India, China, and Southeast Asia, where Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism hold sway.

More than a “religious” idea, the Third Eye is an archaic “spiritual” custom.spacespace

Third Eye Bindi Dot On The Hindu Forehead

The Third Eye, called “urna” or “trinetra,” is marked by a dot in the middle of the forehead, above and between the eyes.

With two eyes closed you can open your Third Eye—the dot on the forehead—and see your spiritual inner Self or soul within.

In the East, Awakening Our Third Eye is achievable through Yoga, and particularly Kundalini Yoga, which teaches the existence of the so-called ajna chakra or Third Eye chakra.

Kundalini in ancient Sanskrit means “illumination,” “enlightenment,” and refers to the light you experience when you awaken your Third Eye and remember who you are (i.e., commune with your soul within).

This “union with God” was considered blasphemy in the Christian West for a thousand years, punishable by death under the Inquisition.

Above Left: Awakening the Third Eye through Kundalini Yoga. Above Right: The Caduceus, popular throughout medieval Europe, is an arcane symbol of Kundalini Yoga.

Tradition holds that the proper way to activate the Third Eye is to “balance” two “opposite” channels in the body (ida and pingala) around a central vertical axis / spinal cord called the sushumna.

This balance of opposites creates a third force that unites the opposites and awakens the Third Eye and allows you to see your true essence, your Self, who you are.

“You don’t HAVE a soul, you ARE a soul. You HAVE a body.

—C. S. Lewis

This third force of “center” and “balance” is the number Three, the AOUM sound, chanted by Eastern mystics. The AOUM symbol is shaped like the number Three itself—as scholars say—denoting the balance of opposites:

Above: The Aum symbol is shaped like the number 3, which is also the chief number of the Freemasons.

The number 3 is also the chief number of the Freemasons:


“…in Freemasonry the number three is the most important…and we find it pervading our whole ritual …”

—Jeremiah How, The Freemason’s Manual, 1881

“Everywhere among the ancients the number three was deemed the most sacred of numbers…

In all the mysteries, from Egypt to Scandinavia,we find a sacred regard for the number three…

In Freemasonry, the ternary is the most sacred of all the mystical numbers.”

—Albert Mackey, Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, 1879

The Third Eye is used extensively in the east, appearing in varied disciplines (Yoga, Ch’an Buddhism, Karate, Qigong, and Aikido). The idea of the Third Eye, however, is quite foreign to the West. Despite living in the “information age” of globalization, it is still treated as something strange and alien, an enigma unique to the Eastern religions.

How is this possible? Could it be that there has been an intentional effort to conceal it?


Freemasonry’s Great “Third Eye” Secret

The image of a single Eye is common to Western Secret Societies. A single Eye is one of the key symbols in Freemasonry. The Eye is visible on Masonic temples and aprons, among other places, but it does not stand for God; it stands for the hidden Third Eye in your forehead.

The Eye is also featured on Masonic “Tracing Boards,” age-old instructional designs that are present in all lodges, used to teach initiates (see below).

Dating back more than two centuries, the “Tracing Board” is one of the last vestiges of authentic untouched and unchanged Masonic wisdom.

Above: The “Masters Carpet,” from The Masonic Monitor in 1820, includes Freemasonry’s key symbols: the Sun, Moon, and Mystical Eye.

We are immediately drawn to the single disembodied Eye at the top and center of the portrait.

But few of us notice the two sides, right and left, marked by the twin pillars capped by sun and moon; in Kundalini Yoga, the Ida and Pingala channels.

Isn’t the message here that we have a powerful Third Eye hidden in our foreheads? And that we can awaken this central Eye?space

The Geometric Third Eye” Triangle

Isn’t the Masonic All-Seeing-Eye-in-the-Triangle over a truncated pyramid reminiscent of the ancient pyramids and Third Eye symbols in ruins worldwide?

In her fascinating 1924 book, Mystic Americanism, the obscure American author Grace Morey explained:

“The All-Seeing Eye…emblematic of the pineal gland or third eye of the human being…has been found amid the ruins of every civilization upon the globe, thereby attesting the fact of a universal religion over all the earth at some remote period. As we now restore this universal religion, we set the All-Seeing eye upon the pyramid.”

Above: The obverse of the Great Seals shows how “Awakening Our Third Eye” was the Universal Religion of the world’s ancient pyramid cultures.

Masons call the single Eye the “all-seeing Eye” but have little understanding of what this means. Others oversimplify it by calling it the “Eye of God”; either way, these modern descriptions provide us with little enlightenment.

More than a handful of authors and researchers have set forth the thesis that the All-Seeing-Eye signifies man and woman’s Third Eye, available for us to use.

Famous American Author and Freemason Mark Twain, writing in 1899, referred to the All Seeing Eye not as the Eye of some distant heavenly deity or “old man upstairs,” but as a tangible gift that any person can use:

“The common eye sees only the outside of things, and judges by that, but the ‘all seeing eye’ pierces through, and reads the heart and the soul, finding there capacities which the outside didn’t indicate or promise, and which the other kind couldn’t detect.”

Freemason Dr. Buck (1838-1916) gave a physical description of the Third Eye and connected its “mastery” to Freemasonry’s third degree of “Master Mason”:

“It has been called “The Third Eye.” The Ancient Hindus called it the Eye of Siva, and it should be borne in mind that Siva is the third person in the Hindu Trinity…It is atrophied, and therefore dormant in the average individual…The Eye of Siva is, in fact, an All-Seeing-Eye; for it practically annuls Space and Time as concepts on the physical plane…

A real Master [Mason], then, has the Eye of Siva; the pineal gland, dormant in others, is active in him…”

If Buck is correct, and practicing this “occult” system was part of Masonic adherence, then Masonry’s forced secrecy in Europe becomes clear. Due to the power and brutality of the Inquisition, Masons had no choice but to hide themselves in order to preserve their traditions, knowledge, and rites.

The Freemasons, by implementing Third Eye “magic,” ran the risk of being executed by the Church for heresy, and is thus the ultimate, obvious reason for Masonic secrecy. As many Westerners now believe, the lengths to which the Inquisition persecuted perceived “heretics” reflected the desire of the Church to retain much of its hegemony over the masses. The church hierarchy knew that if heaven could be attained by every individual, then what import do priests, churches, and scriptures possess?

In his 1918 book, The Wonders of the Human Body, Dr. George Washington Carey tells us:

“…the All-seeing eye…This is the eye of freemasonry, the third eye. While I am credibly formed that few Masons understand their own symbols, the fact remains that they use them…”

The idea that the so-called “All Seeing Eye” is really the Third Eye continues today.

In their well-researched book, The Uncommon Vision of Sergei Konenkov,1874-1971, published by Rutgers University Press in 2000, scholars John Bowlt, Wendy Salmond, and Marie Turbow explain:

“The Great Pyramid is a central occult symbol that is often depicted with the “all-seeing-eye” or “third eye” inside it. In this form it is the symbol of mystical Freemasonry.”

In her 2006 book, Eden, contemporary author of the esoteric, Dr. Joye Jeffries Pugh, explains:

“The Order of Freemasonry acknowledges the ‘All Seeing Eye’ as the ‘Eye of Great Wisdom.’

This ‘Great Wisdom’ is said to offer those who seek the sacred mysteries an understanding of illumination, inner vision, and intuitive knowledge. Contact with this great wisdom occurs through the ‘Third Eye’ (pineal gland) located inside the forehead.”

Freemasonry is often called a “Science of the Soul”; it is likely, then, that such an inward-facing order is in fact a repository for instructions on how to awaken the Third Eye, endowing an initiate with powers born of his own eternal nature.space

In Conclusion

Today, unfortunately, Freemasonry derides and disassociates itself from these ideas; the Third Eye and any related mystical / esoteric concepts are dismissed and pejoratively labeled “the occult”. Why?

The answer is simple; it is because these doctrines appear to remove the Old Testament “God” from the equation completely, by empowering man with the strength of his own divinity. This does not sit well with many modern Freemasons, but, as we now know, many highly trained and educated Masons of the past, including several noted authors and scholars, were convinced that such Third Eye ideas were integral to their order and that the modern system of Freemasonry is in fact corrupted.

Desperate that mankind should never lose sight of this knowledge, and yet knowing that its truths were forbidden in the atmosphere of intellectual intolerance that marked the Dark and Middle Ages, the Freemasons designed Third Eye gnosis into the architectural facades of churches, castles and cathedrals all over the world, as demonstrated in Written In Stone:



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dsc_0129Richard Cassaro’s new book, The Missing Link, explores the meaning, transformations and propagation of the ancient world’s most important religious icon. His first book, Written in Stone, is a wide-ranging exploration of hitherto-unknown connections among Freemasons, medieval cathedral builders and the creators of important ancient monuments, in support of his theory that a spiritually advanced mother culture, lost to history, is behind many of the world’s architectural and artistic traditions.

Prior to the publication of Written in Stone, Cassaro enjoyed a successful career as a U.S. correspondent, professional journalist, and photo researcher for Rizzoli Publications, one of the world’s leading media organizations. Cassaro, who is a graduate of Pace University in New York City, has examined first-hand the ancient ruins and mystical traditions of Egypt, Mexico, Greece, Italy, Sicily, France, England, India, Peru and Spain; he has lectured on his theories to great acclaim in the United States, Egypt, Italy, Spain and Peru.

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Freemasonry’s “Lost Secret” Found—Encoded In Gothic Cathedral Architecture

Though Christian buildings by purpose, Europe’s Gothic cathedrals contain an ancient Pagan wisdom hidden in their architecture. This wisdom, which predates Christianity, was placed by the operative Freemasons, builders commissioned by the Church to create cathedrals, churches, and other edifices. For centuries the Masonic heresy went unrecognized, but the Church eventually outlawed the Freemasons and called for their immediate destruction once the heresy was discovered. Their structures live on, however, and in this article we’ll see how Freemasonry’s “lost secret” can be found encoded in the stone architecture of Gothic cathedrals.

Above: The Burgos Cathedral is a Gothic-style cathedral in Burgos, Spain. Begun in 1221, it is famous for its vast size and unique architecture. Do ancient secrets lay hidden here?

Rumors have for centuries swirled that the Freemasons are in possession of a “great secret.”

“It is always understood that the Freemasons have a secret which they carefully conceal…”

—Thomas Paine, The Origins of Freemasonry, 1818

This secret is said to be an ancient Pagan wisdom-teaching, a highly advanced and life-changing “Sacred Science” they inherited from Antiquity. In Tolstoy’s War & Peace, a Freemason says:

The first and chief object of our Order, the foundation on which it rests…is the preservation and handing on to posterity of a certain important mystery… which has come down to us from the remotest ages, even from the first man – a mystery on which perhaps the fate of mankind depends.”

—Leo Tolstoy, War & Peace, 1869

Many say the medieval Freemasons encoded their secret into the art and architecture of the churches, castles, and cathedrals they constructed, without the Church’s knowledge.

“It is generally believed in occult circles that… medieval masons had inherited esoteric knowledge… and that this knowledge was incorporated into the sacred architecture of the cathedrals.”

—Michael Howard

If indeed the Masons inherited an ancient Pagan doctrine, and if they encoded its wisdom into cathedral architecture, it amounts to heresy, and would constitute a direct threat to the Church.space

Catholic Church VS. Freemasons

Interestingly, the Church very abruptly turned about-face in their support of the Masons: far from hiring them, they instead started to call for the death of the Masons in the 1700s. Starting with Pope Clement XII (b. 1652 – d. 1740), the Church began hammering the Masons with encyclicals and other documents calling for their destruction:

“The purpose and aim of the Masonic sect having been discovered from plain evidence is easy to understand…to try to revive after eighteen centuries, the manners and institutions of Paganism. …we intend to turn our attention to the Masonic society…to illustrate more and more this wicked force and stop the spread of this contagious disease…”

– Pope Le0 XIII, Humanum Genus Encyclical (Condemnation of Freemasonry)

This about-face is curious: what pagan evidence was uncovered by the Holy See?

This “rift” has not exactly been mended. As recently as 1983, then little-known Cardinal Ratzinger—today Pope Benedict XV—wrote:

“The faithful who enroll in Masonic associations are in a state of grave sin and may not receive Holy Communion.”

–Cardinal Ratzinger, Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

In the past two centuries brief inquiries have been made into the idea of pagan wisdom encoded in Masonic architecture. In 1831, Victor Hugo, author of the novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame, explained:

“…from remotest antiquity…the human race has employed architecture as its chief means of writing…Sometimes an entrance, a front, or even an entire church presents a symbolic meaning wholly foreign to religion, or even hostile to the Church…Only the initiated can decipher these mysterious books.”

—Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

In 1910, American architect and writer Claude Bragdon (1866–1946) wrote:

“In Mediaeval Europe…fragments of the Secret Doctrine—transmitted in the symbols and secrets of the cathedral builders—determined much of Gothic architecture.”

Claude Bragdon, The Beautiful Necessity

These two quotes are not absurd, baseless claims: both Bragdon and Hugo were celebrated men in their time. Their Masonic / Gothic cathedral research, however, was limited.

Left: Architect Claude Bragdon, 1866 – 1946, designed New York Central Railroad Station, Rochester, NY. Right: Victor Hugo, 1885, author of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

The subject lay more or less dormant until 1926,when French alchemist and hermeticist Fulcanelli published Le Mystere des Cathedrales naming alchemical secrets in French cathedrals. The work is detailed but dense, and has been criticized as very difficult to follow (a quality he himself seems to have intended).space

New Gothic Cathedral Secrets Discovered

In the present article, we’ll defiantly outline a complete Pagan doctrine written in cathedral stone, and supported by facts. The doctrine will show that Masonry is a Pagan organization with a Sacred Science that runs counter to the Catholic Church.

Look at the three Notre Dame cathedrals below:

The Western facade of all three are almost identical, sharing these unique qualities:

1) pair of twin towers on top
2) giant rose window in the center
3) three-door entrance

This repeating pattern has gone unrecognized by any professor or scholar, and thus far no one has pointed it out, named it, or explained its symbolism. This repeating Western facade, however, is nothing less than a “Cathedral Code”: a message from the Masons themselves, encoded in stone and concealed in plain sight.

The Masonic Tracing Board is a mystery to today’s uninformed Masons.

This Tracing Board is an enigma to modern Masons, esoteric authors, and even occult research: they are unsure of its purpose and unaware of its symbolism. The Tracing Board, however, actually holds the key to the Gothic Western facade and the lost secret of the Freemasons encoded within.space

Tracing Board Is The Gothic Cathedral Blueprint

The true meaning of the Tracing Board is, in fact, that it is a blueprint of that same Western facade above. It is the blueprint behind that facade, and in fact shares every resemblance:

The Twin Pillars on the Masonic Tracing Board (left) are identical to
the Twin Towers of the Gothic Cathedral (right).

A century ago author and Freemason Walter L. Wilmshurst (1867 – 1939), one of very few modern-day Masons who understood Masonry profoundly, explained:

“The [Twin] Pillars…have been incorporated into Christian architecture. If you recall the construction of York Minster or Westminster Abbey, you will recognize the pillars in the two great towers flanking the main entrance…”

—W.L. Wilhmshurst, The Meaning of Masonry, 1922

Left: Westminster Abbey, London, England. Right: York Minster, York, England

What do the Twin Pillars on the Tracing Board signify? Why is there a sun over the Jachin pillar and a moon over the Boaz pillar? Is this what each one stands for?

Mainstream Masonry’s explanation for the Twin Pillars are that they are called “Jachin” and “Boaz”, and that they once decorated King Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem. While this story may be true, it neglects to explain the sun and the moon (which, in fact, are never mentioned in any Masonic explanation) and also makes no reference to the fact that the pillars predate Solomon and even Judaism by thousands of years.

  • The Right-Hand Pillar is capped by the Sun
  • The Left-Hand Pillar is capped by the Moon

This duality of the Sun/Moon is critically important: The world’s first cultures all perceived the Sun and Moon as “perfect opposites” or perfect “pairs of opposites.” Indeed, Mother Nature has placed the Sun & Moon at odds and on opposite sides of the polarity spectrum:

The SUN stands for DAY, but the MOON means NIGHT.
During the Day it’s HOT, but at Night it’s COLD.
The Day is filled with LIGHT, but the Night is filled with DARKNESS.
During the Day it’s DRY, but at Night it’s MOIST.

Note the naturally occurring pairs of opposites. By this chain of associations…SUN/MOON, DAY/NIGHT, HOT/COLD, LIGHT/DARK…the Sun and the Moon engender and denote all the “pairs of opposites” in the visible universe!

This “pairs of opposites” wisdom is the lost key to all the Mystery schools in history (Perennial Philosophy, Hermetic Teachings, Philosopher’s Stone, etc. and so on). The “pairs of opposites” can be witnessed in the natural mechanics of the moon: they each spend half the day up, and though the Sun is far larger than the moon they appear the same size because the moon is much closer. These natural pairings are strong evidence towards the sun and the moon as being equal but opposing natural symbols.

The sun and full moon appear the same size in our sky.

It is, of course, a cornerstone of Ancient and Masonic philosophy that has since been lost: that these celestial bodies have been placed thus on purpose, for our benefit, with the goal being to teach us the power of opposites.

Wilmshurst said that the Twin Pillars on the Tracing Board, which are capped by the Sun and Moon:

“…stand for what is known…as the “pairs of opposites.” Everything in nature is dual and can only be known in contrast with its opposite…”

—W.L. Wilmshurst, The Meaning of Masonry

In The Secret Teachings of All Ages, Freemason Manly Hall (1901 – 1990) explained:

“Jachin–the white pillar of light…Boaz–the shadowy pillar of darkness. …These two pillars respectively connote also the active and the passive…the sun and the moon…good and bad, light and darkness.”

—Manly Hall

As author Warren Kenton tells us, the twin columns of France’s Chartres Cathedral are capped with iron plates of the sun and moon.

“Erected by the masons…the west front of each church had two towers representing the twin columns…the masculine and feminine aspects, the active and passive forces, flowing down from Heaven. Called, in Chartres Cathedral, the sun and moon towers…”

—Warren Kenton

Note how Kenton here mentions the “masculine and feminine aspects.” That’s because man and woman also fall into this “pairs of opposites” category. In the early 20th century, renowned architect Claude Bragdon wrote:

“…man, like the sun, is lord of day; he is like fire, a devastating force; woman is subject to the lunar rhythm; like water, she is soft, sinuous, fecund…

The Masonic guilds of the Middle Ages were custodians of the esoteric… The north or right-hand tower (“the man’s side”) was called the sacred male pillar, Jachin; and the south, or left-hand tower (“the woman’s side”), the sacred female pillar, Boaz…”

—Claude Bragdon

Looking at the Grand Master Certificate of the “heretic” Giordano Bruno below, we see a “male” pillar crowned by the Sun on the right side and a “female” pillar crowned by the moon on the left:

16th century “heretic” Giordano Bruno’s Grand Master Certificate,
featuring a Male right-hand side pillar balanced by a Female left-hand side pillar.

This is the same “pairs of opposites” symbolism encoded in the twin towers of the Western facade of Gothic cathedrals:

The Twin Columns on the Gothic Cathedral symbolize male and female,
as well as all the other “pairs of opposites” in the physical world.

Man’s Body Is Half Sun & Half Moon

Though the pairs of opposites has been explained, the addition of masculine and feminine symbolism adds a deeper meaning: why did the Masons build a “male” right hand tower and a “female” left hand tower?  It is for the simple reason that the great wisdom of the “pairs of opposites” doctrine lies not only in the fact that the universe is composed of “pairs of opposites”; the great wisdom lies in the fact that, like the universe, Man is also formed by opposites. “As above, so below” is a phrase used by many without grasping its deeper meaning: Man lives inside the universe, not separately from it, and thus our physical bodies are made of the same “pairs of opposites” as the universe.

Our life is a mingled yarn, good and evil together…” —Shakespeare

The Gothic facade seen above is not only a depiction of the polarity of the universe, it is a symbol of the polarity in the physical human body as well: We have two hands, two arms, etc. and so forth, split into symmetrical halves—the sun and the moon.

“Man has been called the microcosm, or little world, in contradistinction to the macrocosm, or great world…by reason of a supposed correspondence between the different parts and qualities of his nature and those of the universe.”

—Albert Mackey, An Encyclopedia of Freemasonry

The human body’s bilaterally symmetrical appearance are a product of the duality of the universe: the right side is the sun side, male and warm: the left side is the moon side, cold and female.

Like the universe in which he lives, Man too is formed by opposites.

No human, of course, is completely male or completely female despite physical gender, and we all possess both masculine and feminine traits.

“Though essentially a unit, there is a well marked division into right and left…two arms, two legs, two ears, two eyes…Moreover, the terms of such pairs are masculine and feminine with respect to each other, one being active and the other passive.”

—Claude Bragdon, The Beautiful Necessity

In his 1909 The Pre-eminence of the Right Hand, widely cited by scholars, French sociologist Robert Hertz explained:

“The axis which divides the world into two halves, one radiant and the other dark, also cuts through the human body and divides it between the empire of light and darkness.”

— Robert Hertz

Famous Freemason Manly Hall Wrote:

“In ancient times men fought with their right arms and defended with their left arms… …the right side of the body was considered masculine and the left side feminine.”

—Manly Hall

The following portrait appeared in an esoteric manuscript of unknown origin traced back to the 1400s.. It is a two-headed human with a male on the right holding the sun and a female on the left holding the moon:

Esoteric portrait identifying the true makeup of a human being (1400s).
This is YOU! You are half male and half female, a fact science has yet to rediscover.

While many are unaware of the symbolism behind this portrait, in reality it is a symbolic, esoteric portrait of man.

The famous magician Harry Houdini—who was a dedicated Freemason—says in The Metaphysical Magazine:

“…the Sun represents the right half of the body and the Moon the left half…”

—Harry Houdini

You, me, all of us are formed of the “pairs of opposites,” and it infiltrates every aspect of our lives. In a sense, this explains the “devil” on our left and “angel” on our right shoulders:

The age-old symbolism of an angel on our right shoulder and devil
on our left shoulder is rooted in the esoteric doctrine that
our bodies are composed of pairs of opposites.

It does, in fact, explain all the ideas of duality our society has about humans: demons and deities, sinners and saints, etc. and so forth. We are a pair of opposites wrapped up in one human package, and according to esoteric philosophy this enables us to accomplish extraordinary feats. To do so, however, we must first realize that the “pairs of opposites” are in fact related to the Trinity, and this evidence is encoded into the cathedral facade as well by the three door entrance.space

Masonic Number Three—The Triptych

Much like the “Cathedral Code”, this three door entrance has never been investigated or explained. Let’s call it a “Triptych”—this Triptych is directly connected with the twin towers above it.

The Twin Towers are symbolized on the ground by the
Triptych’s twin outer doors, which signify “opposites.”

The twin towers terminate (or rise up) from the Triptych’s outer doors. The doors are, like the towers, a pair of opposites, and are encoded in both ancient and modern architecture, as evidenced by the very modern building below:

A massive Triptych graces the facade of Rockefeller Center. Above the door on the right is
a male, above the door on the left is a female, and a ‘god’ sits above the center door.

The male and female figures atop the doors of opposites are, of course, pairs of opposites themselves:

The Triptych design that graces the entrance of Rockefeller Center matches the
Masonic symbolism of Sun (right), Moon (left), and the Spiritual Eye (center).

But what symbolism lies behind that third door? We know already, from the evidence above, the meaning behind the dual outer doors: what is the esoteric meaning beside the door they juxtapose?

The answer is, in fact, a major part of Freemasonry’s lost secret: the secret is symbolized by the sacred Masonic number three, and the answer is that the third door represents you. That god in the center of that Triptych above represents man’s soul, the eternal Self that is not physical, the Self that every human body, or “pair of opposites”, contains within it.

The metaphor here being, of course, that the two opposing halves contain a higher element: a third element inside, the soul.

You don’t HAVE a soul. You ARE a soul. You HAVE a body.”

—C. W. Lewis

The body, the physical, two-sided part, is material and temporary, composed of the same pairs of opposites as the material world in which it lives. The soul, however, is not thus subjected: it lives free of the laws of the physical universe, a teaching echoed in the biblical tale of the Garden of Eden where Man falls to the lower world after eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (good and evil being opposites).

“…the fall [of your soul] from perfection into duality…was naturally followed by the discovery of the duality of good and evil…This is the Biblical version of a myth known to many lands …”

—Joseph Campbell

The Self or soul, then, has fallen from its higher spiritual home in the heavens and has landed in the material world of opposites:

“According to this mystic doctrine…all souls have pre-existence and have descended from the spiritual world into the earthly prison of the body…”

—John Yarker, Arcane Schools

What this teaching implies is that humans are in fact divine already: they existed before the birth of the body and will survive after it. Having fallen, however, the soul is now imprisoned inside a material body that mimics the duality of the universe in which it lives.

“Man is a god in the body of an animal according to the pronouncement of ancient philosophy…”

—Alvin Boyd Kuhn

The word “imprisoned” is accurate because your body is not your true home but an imperfect and transitory vehicle. The body imprisons the soul because it requires care and constant maintenance. To survive, it must continually:

  • Breathe
  • Eat
  • Drink
  • Maintain A Constant Temperature
  • Fight Disease

A body can endure for decades, but death will eventually come to it. For the ancients, the fall into this fragile human body is a tragedy:

“…the Platonists in general believed in a pre-existent state, in which all souls had sinned, and thus lost their wings, whereby they were once capable of ascending, and so they sunk into these bodies partly as a punishment for former follies.”

—Olinthus Gregory, The Fall of Man and the Depravity of Nature

The end result of this particular consequence is, unfortunately, the loss of the true Self and the true origin entirely: the soul has descended so deeply into the material world that it has lost sight of the eternal “god within”.

“A man is a god in ruins.”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

The soul is thus imprisoned in these conditions over which it has no control, but it is not completely powerless. The soul is eternal, a trait that imbues it with its own inherent powers: powers that can be exercised in the material world. Though the soul is in a fallen state, the powers it has were never lost, merely covered up and unrecognizable.

Masonry exists not only to reveal to Man the presence of his inner soul, but to help him rediscover its higher powers—powers that have been covered up by the body.

We can see this entire concept carved on an ancient statue that still sits in ruins in the Elephantine Caves of Bombay, India. Note how the statue forms a three-in-one design, with a male on the right (sun, Jachin pillar) and female on the left (moon, Boaz pillar) flanking a “god” in the center (the eternal, spiritual you).

Above: The Mask of Eternity, as described by Joseph Campbell. Elephanta Caves, India.

Press play on the one minute video below and watch how the illuminated 20th century professor of mythology, the brilliant Joseph Campbell, analyzed this ancient Triptych-like statue:

As Joseph Campbell tells us in this video, we are all-powerful beings. To spark these powers…to turn these powers “on”…you need to employ the actual formula of the number Three. That is, you need to “reconcile” or “balance” your twin bodily opposites. This forms the basis of the lost secret of Freemasonry:

“…only by the reconciliation of opposing forces is the Pathway made to true occult knowledge and practical power…”

—Israel Regardie, The Eye in the Triangle

In other words, you need to “join” your male “right-half” and your female “left-half,” the twin sun and moon pillars:

“…Join the male and the female and you will find what you are seeking…”

—Aphorisms of Zosimus

Once the twin opposing forces have been balanced or reconciled, then the true “soul within” is revealed. This three-in-one practice of uniting the opposites through the middle path is an ancient exercise, virtually unknown in the West and now the exclusive province of the Eastern religions:

“Unfortunately our Western mind, lacking all culture in this respect, has never yet devised a concept, nor even a name, for the union of opposites through the middle path, that most fundamental item of inward experience…

…It is at once the most individual fact and the most universal, the most legitimate fulfillment of the meaning of the individual’s life.”

—Carl Jung

Carl Jung

This “union of opposites through the middle path”, described by Jung, is the secret of the Triptych entrance on Gothic cathedrals. It forms the lost wisdom of the Masons as well as being the deeper meaning behind the famous Masonic number “Three”.

The Triptych very elegantly conveys the ancient occult wisdom of the practice outlined above, and its arcane Pagan wisdom, as mentioned, runs counter to the mainstream Christian belief that every human being’s soul and body are created at the very moment of our birth on earth.

The Masons did not just encode this secret into the High Gothic cathedrals; they also adorned castles, lodges, temples, and multitudes of other buildings with the Triptych entrance, embedding their secret for future generations.

Above: Masonic temples with Triptych entrancesspace

In Conclusion

In conclusion, the “lost secret” of the Freemasons is far from being lost, and in fact is embedded into the very stones of the buildings they created: it is an ancient Pagan doctrine, predating Christianity. It is a doctrine dealing with the eternal Self and the duality of the material world and body; specifically, the balancing of the duality to find the middle way, the ultimate secret behind the Masonic number Three encoded into the Triptychs of Gothic cathedrals.



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Prior to the publication of Written in Stone, Cassaro enjoyed a successful career as a U.S. correspondent, professional journalist, and photo researcher for Rizzoli Publications, one of the world’s leading media organizations. Cassaro, who is a graduate of Pace University in New York City, has examined first-hand the ancient ruins and mystical traditions of Egypt, Mexico, Greece, Italy, Sicily, France, England, India, Peru and Spain; he has lectured on his theories to great acclaim in the United States, Egypt, Italy, Spain and Peru.

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How The Secret “Triptych” Architecture Of The Shriners Organization Reveals The Order’s Esoteric Meaning…And Its Link To Freemasonry

In this brief blog post you’re going to discover one powerful fact—the Shriners organization incorporated what I call the ancient “Triptych” design in their most important architectural works.

They did this because the Shriners organization—the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (commonly known as Shriners and established in 1870 is an appendant body to Freemasonry)—has the same ultimate purpose and meaning of the Freemasons, from whom it spun off.

This purpose is to quietly—or, better, “secretly”—preserve the ancient Triptych’s meaning, and to carry this powerful meaning into modern times.

What is the ancient Triptych, and what does it stand for?

If you’ve been following my blog you already know that I’ve discovered that the ancient Triptych—a three-in-one architectural pattern formed by three arches or doorways, with the center arch or doorway larger than the two flanking it—symbolizes an enigmatic “Sacred Science” wisdom-teaching that was once mysteriously shared by history’s earliest civilizations.

Here is an example of the Triptych architectural pattern, this one’s from ancient Rome:

(Triumphal arches were structures in the shape of a monumental archway, in theory built to celebrate a victory in war.)
(Triumphal arches were structures in the shape of a monumental archway, in theory built to celebrate a victory in war.)

Here is an example of the Triptych from ancient China:

(A Temple of Confucius or Confucian temple is often described as a temple devoted to the memory of Confucius and the sages and philosophers of Confucianism.)
(A Temple of Confucius or Confucian temple is often described as a temple devoted to the memory of Confucius and the sages and philosophers of Confucianism.)

Here is an example of the Triptych from ancient Mexico:

(These Corbel Arches in Tonina were built by the Mayans.)
(These Corbel Arches in Tonina were built by the Mayans.)

Here is an example of the Triptych from ancient Persia:

(The Caliphal Palace was built by the caliph al-Mu`tasim in 836, and finally abandoned about 895. It is one of the largest imperial palaces to have survived from ancient times.)
(The Caliphal Palace was built by the caliph al-Mu`tasim in 836, and finally abandoned about 895. It is one of the largest imperial palaces to have survived from ancient times.)

To see more examples of ancient Triptychs all around the world visit www.DeeperTruth.com

Now, with these ancient Triptychs fresh on your mind, notice how a powerful “modern” Triptych forms the front of the main headquarters of the Shriners headquarters in Washington DC:

(The Shrine of North America has been a part of the Washington Downtown area since 1886.)
(The Shrine of North America has been a part of the Washington Downtown area since 1886.)

Below is another example of “Triptych” Shriner architecture. This is the famous Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia, now an important historical landmark:

(The Fox Theatre (often marketed as the Fabulous Fox) in Atlanta, Georgia is one of the grand movie palaces built in the United States in the 1920s.)
(The Fox Theatre—often marketed as the Fabulous Fox—in Atlanta, Georgia is one of the grand movie palaces built in the United States in the 1920s.)

There are plenty more examples of modern-day Triptychs built by and connected to the Shriners Organization.

Why did the Shriners use the Triptych?

Because the Shriners organization is just like the Freemasons—established to preserve and protect the same ancient Sacred Science wisdom-teaching.

This Sacred Science is not for everyone; it endows seekers (if they’ve been suitably prepared) with the knowledge (gnosis) and ability “see” their soul inside their own body…and become illuminated by the experience of their own true immortality and eternal divinity.

The practice is akin to awakening your Third Eye, which you can learn more about here: http://www.deepertruth.com/journal/article-2.html

For more, visit www.DeeperTruth.com and download my free PDF Report: Breaking The Cathedral Code.

Boaz and Jachin—The Deeper Meaning Behind The Most Powerful of all Freemason Symbols

You’re now going to discover one of the greatest esoteric secrets in human history…

I’m not talking about American history, European history, or even Western or Eastern history.

I’m talking about “human history” as we know it.

It’s the “key” secret that “fascinated” and even “inspired” the world’s most ancient cultures (Americas, Europe, Oceana, Asia, Africa).

What’s the secret?

The cathedral-building Freemasons knew the secret and they expressed it symbolically using two identical (twin) columns, which you can see here:

Freemason Symbols boaz and jachin copy

Their names in (modern) Freemasonry are “Boaz and Jachin,” with Boaz on the left and Jachin on the right.

As the story goes, these two pillars were erected on either side of the entrance to King Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem, which was built by King Solomon c. 10th B.C.E. according to God’s instructions.

The symbolic significance of these twin pillars is not touched upon in Freemasonry, yet most modern authors say that in the original Hebrew of the Old Testament the word Jachin (the right hand pillar) means he will establish and Boaz (the left hand pillar) means strength.

You won’t hear anything even close to this explanation from me simply because I don’t believe any of it.

In fact, I call this a “substitute secret.” It was invented as a cover-up and it continues to be published in books and websites by an unsuspecting public.

My research uncovers the true meaning of the twin pillars, which predate Solomon, the Jews, and even the Old Testament books by thousands of years.

What’s their real meaning?

The answer is that the Twin Pillars form the foundation of an ancient “Sacred Science” once known worldwide.

This Sacred Science was encoded by the operative Freemasons into the design and architecture of the world’s most famous Gothic cathedrals.

And you can read all about it here:  http://www.deepertruth.com/journal/article-1.html

Salt Lake Temple’s Mysterious “TRIPTYCH” Facade—The Most Powerful Masonic/Mormon Link Ever Uncovered (PART II)

This post is a continuation of my previous post of March 22nd, titled: Salt Lake Temple’s Mysterious “TRIPTYCH” Facade—The Most Powerful Masonic/Mormon Link Ever Uncovered

The question I posed is…

How did the Triptych find its way onto the Salt Lake Temple?

The answer is simple: The founder of the Mormon Religion, Joseph Smith, Jr., was a (speculative) Freemason. In fact, it’s well-known that his entire family was active in Freemasonry as early as 1816.

Now, generally speaking, there are two schools of thought regarding the Mormon Religion.

One view is held by scholars, the other is held by Mormons.

Mormons believe every word of the LDS church; scholars, on the other hand, ignore the entire history of the Mormon movement.

I believe the discovery of the Triptych on the Salt Lake Temple is provocative and powerful enough to open up a third school, a third point of view.

This third camp looks at the entire Mormon movement from a totally new perspective—from the angle of Joseph Smith’s involvement in Freemasonry, and from the point of view that Joseph Smith may have understood the “Secret” of the Triptych architectural pattern (the “Secret” of the ancient Sacred Science of true Freemasonry) as evidenced by the Triptych design on the Salt Lake Temple (see www.DeeperTruth.com):

salt_lake_temple Freemasons 2

Today, the impact of Freemasonry in Mormon Church doctrine remains the subject of intense debate, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a longstanding policy of maintaining no official position on Freemasonry.

However, many researchers have uncovered profound parallels and links between the two movements in practice, structure, and symbolism, which go back to the church’s origins.

(One example is that many features of the church’s temple endowment ceremony as established by Smith parallel rituals and ceremonies practiced in Freemasonry.)

In the early 1800s, when the Mormon Church was headquartered in Nauvoo, Illinois, Smith and several of his followers—including his first four successors as church president—were already Freemasons.

When the church relocated to Utah in the 1840s after Smith’s death, there was even talk of forming a “Mormon Grand Lodge.” (This was ultimately rejected by church President Brigham Young.)

In my upcoming book, Written In Stone (www.DeeperTruth.com), I provide more parallels and more information on this emerging and mysterious Mormonism / Masonry connection.

I will discuss more in future blog posts, and I plan to visit and videotape Masonic architectural elements of the Triptych on Salt Lake Temple.

If this subject interests you, make sure to download my FREE PDF Report titled Breaking The Cathedral Code: Freemasonry’s Triptych Secret Revealed (by visiting www.DeeperTruth.com)

Next post coming soon.

How Arabian Masons Encoded “Triptychs” Into Mosques…As European Masons Were Encoding “Triptychs” Into Cathedrals

Here’s a final follow-up to my last two blog posts.

First, please review the mosque photos in my two prior posts.

Note the powerful and undeniable THREE-IN-ONE architecture on their facades.

Here is an example:

Khudasia Mosque
Khudasia Mosque

Look at the THREE domes and the THREE doorways.

See how the dome and doorway in the center is larger than the two flanking?

I call this THREE-IN-ONE architecture a “Triptych.”

These mosques clearly depict the same Triptych architecture that European Freemasons designed into the facades of Europe’s Gothic cathedrals.

Freemasons Gothic Cathedrals

Scholars have not yet recognized it, but mosque Triptychs are the mystical creations of “Arabian Freemasons”—just as cathedral Triptychs are the work of medieval European Freemasons.

My new book, Written In Stone, reveals how operative Freemasons purposely encoded Triptychs into cathedral architecture to secretly symbolize a powerful and ancient “Sacred Science of Three” they inherited from Antiquity. (Visit www.DeeperTruth.com).

So, with this in mind, the discovery of Triptychs on mosques indicates something very interesting:

As European Freemasons encoded the Triptych into cathedral architecture to symbolize the ancient worldwide “Sacred Science of Three”…so Arabic Freemasons encoded the Triptych into mosque architecture to denote the same.

After my previous post went live, I received a few emails from readers who identified themselves as Freemasons, questioning my conclusion that Freemasonry made its way into Arabia.

It’s a great question with a simple answer.

In fact, a well-known mainstream author named Albert Gallatin Mackey (1807 – 1881) wrote on this subject.

Keep in mind that back in the 1800s when Mackey was writing, the word “Mohammedan” meant “Muslims”:

Nearly all of the old Mohammedan buildings in India, such as tombs, mosques, etc., are marked with Masonic symbols, and many of these structures, still perfect, were built in the time of the Mogul Emperor Akbar, who died in 1605. Thus Masonry must have been introduced into India from Middle Asia by the Mohammedans hundreds of years ago.”—Albert Mackey

Mackey clearly believed that Masonry was “introduced into India” by Muslims “hundreds of years ago.”

Mackey also gives us an important clue as to the possible source of Muslim Masonic architecture—the Mogul Emperor Akbar.

Now, rather than making you read a long, drawn-out explanation of history, I’d prefer to ask you to conduct your own study into the so-called “Mogul” Empire, also spelled “Mughal” (1526–1858).

Study its culture, analyze its art and architecture, and see if you can identify the Moguls as a Triptych-building people, as possessors of the Sacred Science from Antiquity.

(To understand what I mean by “Sacred Science,” visit www.DeeperTruth.com).

As you study the Moguls, I think you’ll see them as a family lineage of builders in stone—in a word, “Freemasons”—who were initiates of Triptych / Sacred Science wisdom.

That is to say, the Moguls appear to have been authentic Freemasons who knew the truth behind the ancient Triptych / Sacred Science.

And they knowingly replicated this Triptych / Sacred Science wisdom in the architecture they designed and constructed.

Let me leave you with one wonderful example, to get you started.

The Mogul Emperor Akbar (who, as Mackey tells us in the quote above, died in 1605) was a close relative to a man named Shah Jahan.

Now, the name “Shah Jahan” means nothing to you, right? That is, until you realize he was the builder of the great Taj Mahal.

With its three giant domes arranged in an ominous Triptych design, the Taj Mahal forms one of the most mysterious and incredible Triptychs on earth:

Final Taj Mahal Freemasons Symbols copy

Flanking the Taj Mahal are a pair of mosques, both of which have three massive Triptych domes, as well as a clear Triptych portal entryway:

Taj Mahal Mosque Freemasons Symbols copy

This is clear evidence that the Triptych was known to Arabic peoples, and was encoded into mosque architecture.

Amazingly, the two mosques flanking the Taj Mahal actually form a Triptych, along with it.

The two mosques are precise mirror images of each other.

Taj Triptych Freemasons Symbols copy

Finally, here’s a snippet of text from a book called Freemasonry in the Eastern Hemisphere by Ray V. Denslow.

Denslow was master of Trenton Lodge No. 131, Missouri, and Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri in 1931:

“Freemasonry in India is no new venture. That there were societies of operative Masons there long before the British occupation is evident by the signs and symbols which are easily seen on many of the ancient forts, temples and tombs.”— Ray V. Denslow

Denslow also writes:

A very interesting book on the subject entitled Indian Masons’ Marks of the Mogul Dynasty, has been written by Bro. Gorham.”

Now, I don’t want to get into a deep explanation of this book or these marks.

My point for this post, and for my two previous blog posts, is simply to suggest that an “Arabian” form of Freemasonry surely existed, though scholars don’t recognize it.

As evidence, we find Triptych architecture in mosques all over Arabia, just as we find Triptych architecture in cathedrals throughout Europe.

Why? Because there’s a deeper meaning behind the Triptych; it symbolizes a lost ancient Sacred Science perpetuated by the Freemasons.

Stay tuned for more evidence that reveals how the Triptych (and the Sacred Science it symbolizes) is the real-life Lost Symbol of the Freemasons.

Or visit www.DeeperTruth.com for more.

A Hidden History of the Freemasons in 10 Short Bullet Points

In recent years, a great deal of information has appeared online linking the Freemasons to a grand “conspiracy.”

According to this idea, the Freemasons have for centuries been secretly plotting world domination (i.e., a “New World Order”).

I’ve been asked if my upcoming book, Written In Stone (www.DeeperTruth.com), is related to this subject.

The answer is no.

Instead, my research reveals how the ‘Great Secret’ of the Freemasons has been Written In Stone—written into the stone architecture of churches, castles, cathedrals and other Masonic buildings worldwide—by the Freemasons themselves.

That is to say, the operative Freemasons encoded the same message, over and over again, in all of the medieval buildings they constructed.

The message they encoded relates instructions on how to understand and master an ancient Sacred Science of the Soul now lost to the Western world.

With this in mind, I’ve made a list of 10 Powerful Facts about the history of the Freemasons, in response to some of the questions I’ve been asked.

Here goes:

#1The Freemasons are one of a few Secret Societies carrying Ancient Wisdom across the ages. A glimmer of this ancient wisdom is still visible in their signs, symbols, and ceremonies, though much of it has been distorted (while some has remained intact).

#2 This Ancient Wisdom of the Freemasons once formed a universal “Worldwide Religion” (or “Sacred Science”). Pyramids are a key symbol of this Sacred Science. But, even more important than pyramids, Triptych three-door temples form the pinnacle of this Sacred Science. This is why we find the ruins of pyramids and Triptych temples worldwide:

History of the Freemasons
Even more than pyramids, the triptych three-door entry is evidence of a Universal Wisdom once shared worldwide.

Think for a moment about what this means. Imagine it; the world was united in ancient times  by the same body of spiritual wisdom.

#3 – In honor of the ancients, the medieval Freemasons carved the Triptych (symbol of the Sacred Science) into the architecture they created—cathedrals, castles, churches, abbeys and other important buildings. We can see this in the Triptych entry of Gothic cathedrals:

Freemasons Symbols Gothic
From left to right, the Triptych entryway of Reims, Notre Dame, and Laon.

#4 – These medieval Freemasons understood that modern religions carry pieces of the Sacred Science. However, they also understood the religions have served to “cover up” the truth about the Sacred Science (especially the so-called big three Western religions, Judaism, Christianity, Islam).

#5 – The closest thing available today to the authentic Sacred Science of the Freemasons is found in a mix of Gnosticism, Hinduism, Sacred Geometry, and ancient Greek and Sicilian philosophy (Plato, Socrates and Pythagoras).

#6 – The Freemasons “changed” in the mid 1800s, during which time the heritage and truth about the Sacred Science was stripped from the Order. The Freemasons became an “eating and drinking society” with a newfangled creed focusing on Faith, Hope and Charity. Ever since then, the spirit of true Freemasonry has been lost.

#7 – Modern Freemasonry is not authentic because it has been painted in terms of the religion of Judaism. For example, the Masonic holy book is now the Bible. The “God” of the Bible is thought by most Masons to be the Great Architect of the Universe (key figure in Masonic ritual). Masonic symbolism is now centered around the “Temple of Solomon,” which once stood in Israel. There’s more. All this serves to confuse rather than enlighten Masons on the Order’s founding secret—the ancient Sacred Science, and the powerful unified history of humanity.

#8 – Most Masons today are neither part of a grand conspiracy, nor interested in the true esoteric meaning of Freemasonry. They’ve joined either for the social conviviality or to further their own careers. I once read that modern Freemasons can barely organize a picnic, let alone put together and fulfill a plan for world domination.

#9 – The Masonic “G” symbol absolutely, positively DOES NOT stand for the “God” of the Bible. Instead, it denotes “Geometry,” which is the Sacred Science of the authentic operative Freemasons. (Read Plato’s dialogues on Geometry for more). To believe the “G” symbol stands for “God” is to completely misunderstand the true history of the Freemasons and the purpose of the Craft.

#10 – A key Masonic architectural symbol is the Triptych. It’s nothing short of the real life “Lost Symbol of the Freemasons” (to borrow from Dan Brown). The Triptych appears on all things Masonic, in honor of the Sacred Science.

For example, here is a Masonic Temple with Triptych entrance:
Freemasons Hall - Symbol of Freemasonry 1

Modern-era Secret Societies that have been “spun off” from the Freemasons use the Triptych. We see this in the Triptych entryways of their headquarters. One example is the Skull & Bones, founded at Yale University in the early 1832:

Freemasons Skull And Bones
A powerful Triptych appears on the facade of the Skull & Bones headquarters in New Haven, CT.  

Another is the Ancient Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, founded in 1870, headquartered in Washington D.C.:

almas temple in washington dc copy
Headquarters of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine in Washington D.C.

Both of these headquarters have Triptych entryways.

Stay tuned for much more coming soon.