Notice the date the lodge opened, June 24, 1717.
6/24/17 = 6+24+17 = 47
From that Lodge, are where these three tracing boards originate. As shown top to bottom, each tracing board goes with each of the first 3 Degrees of Masonry.
Notice how the word 'tracing board' corresponds with Freemasonry.
The checkerboard floor before the pillars and arch, looking out past the curtains, is known as Solomon's 'Porch', having Gematria of '33', tying in nicely with '3'.
The first 3 Degrees of Masonry take place in Solomon's Temple
1st Degree - Ground Floor (Understanding)
2nd Degree- Middle Chamber (Exploring new knowledge and the soul)
3rd Degree - Solomon's Porch (Gateway to the Deity)
The Temple represents the human, and the journey within one's consciousness.
Learn this information and process is called within Masonry, the 'Mystical Ascent'.
47th Problem of Euclid
Foundation = 47; Framework = 47; Polestar = 47
Notice these concepts date back to the early 1700s, following the 17th Century, with the Rosicrucians mixing Christianity with the Ancient Mystery Religions. The Rosicrucians are also highly related to the Jesuits, and had much influence on the Freemasons of the 1700s and up to the present. Long story short, this is why all the Christian Holidays are intertwined with Paganism / Gnosticism.
*In the time of the Renaissance, Hermeticism, Kabbalah / Qabalah and Christianity began to intertwine. This is now known as the The Hermetic Qabalistic Tradition.
One of the underlying beliefs of this system and these Masonic teachings is Neoplatonism.
This is, God is everything. Remember, to be a Freemason, you must believe in God
In the first tracing board, you see a hand pointing to the Holy Bible.
It is also stated that the G in the Freemason Compasses, is for 'Geometry', and the equal and opposing forces of this world, or the duality, as expressed in the checkerboard floors of Masonic Temples. It is to say this world created for us, by God, is Geometric in nature, having much symmetry.
The Masons have always used Mathematics as the basis of science.
Math = 42; Symmetry = 42; Freemason = 42; G= 42
Freemasonry = 58; Craftsman = 58; Secret Society = 58; Science = 58
Lines and shapes are geometry.
Also, one more time, let's look at the third tracing board (58).
Skull and Crossbones = 223; Measure Twice Cut Once = 223; Masonic = 223
The Synagogue of Satan = 223
In other words, to meet the deity, you must pass on from the realm of the physical body.
Read more about the tools of masonry, shown in these 3 tracing boards: