A. To the sun the midst of heaven, as a symbol of Deity. Even Dr. Oliver, who has no sympathy with the astronomical theory of the origin of Freemasonry, says:
The "Blazing Star" must not be considered merely as the creature which heralded the appearance of T. G. A. O. T. U., but the expressive symbol of that Great Being himself, who is described by the magnificent appellations of the Day-Spring, or Rising Sun, the Morning Star. This, then, is the supernal reference of the Blazing Star of Masonry, attached to a science which, like the religion it embodies, is universal and seasons, and to every
people that ever did or ever will exist on our ephemeral globe of earth.
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