Memento 12th degree AASR - Grand master architect
Author: Pierre PELLE LE CROISA
Interpolated at“Old Masters” in the middle of the XVIIIth century, the 12th Grand Master Architect degree is a synthetic grade (from 1er to 11th degree) and balance before a reorientation of our spiritual approach towards the 13th and 14th degrees of the “Sacred Vault”.
The "Boulomie", this "place where one wants" (to take over the site) is therefore the place of an ontological elevation (symbolized by the third floor of the temple). In this context, the tools of the mathematics case are the operative symbols, that is to say the means which are used for the instruction of the neophytes within the framework of the school of architecture (of oneself) that is Freemasonry: they will allow us to go from plan to volume, to rise from microcosm to macrocosm, from Earth to Heaven and from matter to spirit. Thus, to work under the divine seal of spirituality is to welcome, receive and then reproduce on a human level, on one's tracing board, the enlightenment of the spirit that the Grand Master, the Architect of the Universe, has spread. on us.
However, this degree is much more; because, in its quality of intermediate grade between the "degrees of Knowledge" (which made us turn our gaze towards Heaven) and the "degrees of the Sacred Vault" (which make us return to our Earth, in the manner of "VITRIOL", to build there the Holy of Holies of our interior temple and find there the presence of the divine), it opens the way to a true spiritual metamorphosis which is based on free will, will, moral law, ethics , the excellence of virtue, faith in our ability to pierce the mysteries of the unknown, the invisible, the timeless and the infinite ... but then, would it not be downwards and not more upwards than we would have to seek? Strange! The mystery thickens. Our quest continues. And our investigation too ...
Pierre Pelle le Croisa has managed large companies and international schools. Freemason for 35 years, he has been an active member of the Grand Orient and now of the Grand Lodge of France. He got involved in Masonic life (in his lodges, in the Île-de-France Congress, in the Federal Council).
A committed writer, he has published public works (novels, short stories, essays, philosophical and literary studies, poems, professional books), initiatory works (“The Pre-History of the Freemasons”, “La parole est au silence!” , “Don Juan the Profane”) and wrote numerous articles in Masonic journals.
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