The signs and symbols do not lie.
The signs and symbols of ancient and modern Freemasonry are rooted in Kemet (Egypt) and the evidence is overwhelmingly obvious that Freemasonry borrowed its allegorical myths and ideological metaphors from more ancient societies that were well advanced in the philosophical mysteries. (Reference: Manly P. Hall; "The Secret Teachings of All Ages"). It all began in Cush (Abyssinia or Ethiopia) were perhaps some of the wisest Nubians toiled and where civilization originated. Thus transmitting their enlightenment in compliment with how the Nile River flows from south to north. Reference Sterling Means in his book titled, "Ethiopia and the Missing Link in African History" and John G. Jackson work titled, "Ethiopia and the Origin of Civilization" .
Drusilla Houston in her book titled the "Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire," stated: "To the Cushite race belonged the oldest and purest Arabian blood. They were the original Arabians and the creators of the ancient civilization, evidences of which may be seen in the stupendous ruins in every part of the country. At the time that Ethiopians began to show power as monarchs of Egypt about 3000 to 3500 B.C. the western part of Arabia was divided into two powerful kingdoms. In those days the princes of Arabia belonged wholly to the descendants of Cushite, who ruled Yemen for thousands of years." (Reference: Drusilla Houston; "Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire").
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad stated: "The Root of Civilization is in the Arabian Desert. We took from them everything except the language and made him walk every step of the way. It was twenty-two hundred miles. He went savage and lived in the caves of Europe. Eu means hillsides and Rope is the rope to bind in. It was six thousand nineteen years ago." (Reference: "The Supreme Wisdom Lessons by Master Fard Muhammad: to His Servant, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad for the Lost-Found Nation of Islam in North America").
The white Shriners called their organization the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. This writer wonders why they alluded to this Masonic House as "Ancient Arabic" Order perhaps they were subtly bearing witnessing to the teachings of Drusilla Houston and teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad (both of these visionaries gave us an African origin of Egypt and Saudi Arabia) and did not separate the African continent from the so-called Middle East (man made ditch called the Suez Canal which geographically separated these two land mass). It was once viewed as one homogenous geographical land masses that became victims of conquering and miscegenation. (Reference: John G. Jackson; "Man, God and Civilization" ).
No, scholar makes this case any better than Dr. Wesley Muhammad in his monumental book titled, "Black Arabia and the African Origin of Islam" he debunks this myth that the so-called light skinned Semites were the original occupants of Kemet (Egypt) and Saudi Arabia and furthermore, he geographically and ethnically traces these allege distinct people and cultures to one original source (a unified African continent with a synthesis culture and knowledge base). The Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches us, that the earth belongs to the original man and this fact is irrefutable. Dr. Muhammad is perhaps one of the most intelligent young scholars that I have the privilege to read in a very long time. He writes and scholarly defends the black experience, in particular and the Nation of Islam's theology in general. There is no Nation of Gods and Earths (NGE or Five Percenter) nor Nation of Islam scholars of his equal. Dr. Wesley Muhammad is brilliant and we need to pay more attention to his pen. (Reference: Wesley Muhammad; "The Book of God") and "Black Arabia & The African Origin of Islam."
Perhaps this is why there is so much Ancient Kemetic art and artifacts that are associated with the Shrine and may be they understood that the so-called Semitic Arab is a newcomer and a Johnny-come- lately imposter who occupies lands and territories as well as being the modern overseers of cultures and histories that do not belong to them. This writer, a few years ago visited the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angles, California and it was astounding to see, the vast amounts of ancient Kemetic replicas on display outside and inside Shrine Auditorium, it was evident that these Caucasian travelers were clear about the origin of knowledge. The Ankh and Sphinx these were symbols of life, strength and regeneration that have made their way into the Masonic worldview and has been lifted by bandits who have paid little homage to the magnificent culture and people that produced so much of what is accepted in the Esoteric, Gnostic and Occult paradigms. (Reference: Anthony Browder: "Nile Valley Contribution to Civilization) .
This writer, also experience something similar in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania some years ago at a white Shrine Temple named Syria Mosque and it is always mind boggling to see so much of our African history being adorned and ritualized by other people and cultures. Our revolutionary scholar Del Jones called them cultural Bandits and European Freemasonry represents a stolen legacy. (Reference: Del Jones; "The Black Holocaust").
There were no better architects and engineers than those Nubians who constructed and built the Pyramids (the first wonder of the world) that sits on 13 acres of land and in the center of the Earth. Scholars like Dan Brown are using fiction work such as, "The Lost Symbol" to draw attention to the ancient order of Freemasonry and pointing out that the institution has always had the ability to transfer knowledge and secrets for generations (Reference: Greg Taylor; "The Guide to Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol: Freemasonry, Noetic Science, and the Hidden History of America") he has a much better grasp of this subject than Dan Brown.
Masonic historians and New Age writers, perhaps more than ever in our history are starting to publically admit, as well as maintain that Freemasonry has always had the ability to impact individuals and society and even has had the power to transform society into its own image and likeness. This was no more evident, than in the establishment of the United States Government and architectural layout of the United States Capitol. (Reference: Greg Taylor: "The Guide to Dan Brown's The Solomon Key") and (Reference: Mitch Horowitz "Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation").
Knowledge is power and it represents an acquired amount of learning, which the ancient Kemites had tapped into the ability to fully exercise the creative power that exist in the pineal gland (this is the second great mystery relative to human physiology, truly another subject for another time) and this gave them the ability to activate and use 95% of their mental capacity (brain power). The brain still remains a mystery to western man and this phenomenon (possessing the will to activate and used that much of their human mental capacity still remains unprecedented) hasn't been duplicated since and this alone transitioned the Ancient Kemites into being Supreme Deities on Earth (Reference: Erich von Däniken ; "Chariots of the Gods"). The builders of Kemet were not space aliens, but mortal beings who cannot be viewed outside of the concept of Gods on Earth and this is the secret that has separated cultural mediocrity from the highest expressions of historical cultural excellence viewed throughout human history. (Reference: Cheikh Anta Diop: "Precolonial Black Africa".
It was seen in their creative power and their ability to transcend western world thought and evolved into complete harmony with the terrain and cosmos (viewed as Operative Masonry and Speculative Masonry), the above and below paradigm can never be ignored, one can not exist without the other. We use less than 10% of our brain power partially because we have been taught to believe in that mystery god that does not exist and we have relied on him in recent times—over 450 years to do for us, what we should be doing for ourselves (my Blog and articles are designed to resurrect those who were systematically made blind, deaf and dumb to the knowledge of self). The source of the greatness of Kemet is genetically coded in our DNA and no one will be able to duplicate the majesty of Kemet until the original man unlocks the secrets and prove to the doubting world that man is God and only another God could surpassed the creative genius power of our ancient ancestors. (Reference: Sunez Allah and CBS Alife Allah; "Knowledge of Self: A Collection of Wisdom on the Science of Everything in Life").
Freemasonry is only one Path, which is designed to point us to universal truths, the compass is a mathematical tool that guides and gives direction (humanity has lost its way and is in dire need of a moral compass), thus, the traveling man (Freemason) can not go too far without this valuable working tool. This tool was designed to move him from the North East corner (a temporary place of darkness), a place symbolizing physical and spiritual death to the East where warmth and enlightenment originates (symbolic of knowledge and truth). The physical sun rises in the East and the Worshipful Master's knowledge and intellect should energize the lodge; just as the sun puts the earth in motion. (Reference: Allen Roberts; "The Craft and Its Symbols).