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"Remember that you first wore it with the flap raised, it being thus a five-cornered badge, indicating the five senses, by means of which we enter into relations with the material world around us (our 'five points of fellowship' with the material world), but indicating also by the triangular portion above, in conjunction with the quadrangular portion below, that man's nature is a combination of soul and body" - The Hermetic Library Blog
The Deeper Symbolism of Freemasonry from The Meaning of Masonry by Walter Leslie Wilmshurst. “Remember that you first wore it with the flap raised, it being thus a five-cornered badge, indicating the five senses, by means of which we enter into relations with the material world around us (our ‘five points of fellowship’ with the …