This example comes from the forteenth degree of Scottish rite Freemasonry. The motto for this degree is, ‘Virtus Junxit Mors Non Seperabit’ – ‘What Virtue Has Joined Together Death Shall Not Separate’. It has a gematria value of 3160. This equates it firstly with the description of St John found in John’s Gospel, ‘That disciple whom Jesus loved’ . We also find at 3161 the Greek words, Το κοας χρυσου – ‘The golden fleece’. This fits in with the ancient (Templar) identification of John as the ‘Lamb of God’. These connections suggest that this degreeMasonry unites the Mason to the master builder Christ with the same love that Christ bore to to his beloved disciple John.

We also find at this value an alchemical allusion for here is the conjunction of ‘MIM’ – water, and ‘ASh’ – fire, when both words are ennumerated in plenitude (1320 + 1841).

3160 is also a numerical key to the 28th degree, the Rosicrucian and cabalistic ‘Knight of the Sun’. In the ritual of this degree there are 9 principle officers: representing the seven planetary angels and two figures personifying the extremities of human history – MIKAL, GBRIAL, RPhAL, TzPhRIAL, KMAL, AZRAL, AVRIAL + Thrice Perfect Father Adam & Brother Truth. These nine sum as 101 + 246 + 311 + 411 + 91 + 239 + 248 + 700 + 813 = 3160.

It is arguable that the spelling of ‘seperabit’ is more correctly ‘separabit’. If taken as such the gematria value of the motto falls to 3156 and the meaning assigned to it above is lost. Manley Palmer Hall used the former spelling in his esoteric compendium The Secret Teaching of all Ages.


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 by Ryan A. Quillin
Direct descendant of Taylor

I would often walk to and from school in my youth. My father was a man of interesting and admirable achievements ands knowledge of that I’ll never begin to fathom and comprehend. “Taylor”. Being from my mother’s side. Are a family of achievement and progression as well as knowledge and exploration. I find myself somewhere in the middle these days. I think back to this saying that was inscribed with the Masonic seal on a pocket knife that I carried from my early year of 10 or 11. Till I was 17 almost 18. I didn’t realize the significance behind its meaning and isymbolic gesture that it represents and defends until recently. And that I will defend and stand my ground on. I am free. And no one can take that from me, even at the very hour, minute or second I draw my last breath. I’ve already won.

- Ryan Austin Quillin

“A71” 03/03/24

 by Dartee Sooncheez

I can count to Potato. One, Two, Potato!


The '5 'Pillars 'U'-ni-Vers-al.

Ba da bing bada 'BOOOM' 🔥🤣

 by Haikudoc
Inscription......Virtus etc.

Also found on inside of ring with YOD in Triangle......5/30/2019