We were puzzled as to whether there were twelve or thirteen lakes of love, and in the end we realized that there were ultimately twenty-four.
To arrive at this observation, it was necessary to leave the surface of the symbol to penetrate its deep meaning. The demonstration we made was logical, coherent, and integrated perfectly into the general discourse.
Most interpret the symbol individually, ignoring its interactions, so there is no consistency in their construction. So if you try to move a single brick of their structure, the whole edifice crumbles, and they are certainly not ready for that.
The author entered Freemasonry in 2002 and worked at various rites in various denominations. Before being a speculative mason, he was an operational mason.