Scottish Rite Double Headed Eagle
The symbol most widely recognized as Scottish Rite Masonry is the Double-Headed Eagle of Lagash. It is one of the oldest Royal Crests in the existence. This symbol has been in use at least a thousand years before the Hebrew Exodus from Egypt and more than 2,000 years before the building of King Solomon’s Temple.
Records indicate that in the early days of modern Freemasonry the Double-Headed Eagle was first used around 1758 by a Masonic body in Paris. That Masonic body was known as “The Emperors of the East and West”, and controlled the advanced Degrees then in use. It is these degrees that became a precursor of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite.
Our Double-Headed Eagle features the white-ribboned motto, pendant from the hilt of the sword to the point, and displaying the Latin “SPES MEA IN DEO EST”, which translates “My Hope Is In God”. As a Scottish Rite Mason you will recognize this phrase from the lessons taught in the 31°.
Generally, the symbolic meaning of this symbol in the Scottish Rite is that of duality contained in or resolving itself in unity. Among other things, it reminds us that as man we are composed of both body and spirit, that he is both temporary and eternal; that both good and evil exist in the world and that we must perpetually espouse good while opposing evil. It also reminds us that knowledge comes both from study and insight; and that our obligations are both to ourselves and to others; that both faith and reason are necessary.
The various symbols of the Scottish Rite do not easily reveal their meanings to us; furthermore, there may be many meanings to any one symbol. Only after thought and reflection do they fulfill their function and begin to trigger ideas in the mind.
Made of white bonded marble, additional colors are painted.
Variation options: Classic White Marble, Painted Bronze
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Jullien Gordon –
Devon Petley –
Nice heavy material and good craftsmanship.
stephanie moyles –
Great piece to showcase next to my Scottish Rite cap.
MacKenzie Kellerman –
Beautiful and excellent craftsmanship. Fast shipping.
Tristen Morales –
This is very nice! the detail is great and it’s the right size for my desktop. Thank you
excellent, beautiful piece , fits perfect in my collection ??
James Rembold –
Excellent design and quick shipping
Jeff Thomson –
Beautiful item. Even better than I expected!
violet jeffriess –
Perfect piece I absolutely love it
melissa kreye –
Very nice piece of artwork. Fast delivery.
Abigail Hayter –
This is a very nice piece. I plan to order another one right away. Great item and very fast shipping!
Reba Brown –
Item arrived quickly in condition as advertised. A solid highly detailed paperweight. Good quality marble and the perfect gift for a Scottish Rite Mason’s home decor or office. A good sale!
Anthony I Redding –
Great Quality!!!! I love it!!!!
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Roy Petersen –
awesome paperweight! looks nice on a mason’s desk.
Way cool, really love the two-headed Eagle symbolism. Shipping was fast.