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Rosslyn Chapel Floorplan – The Hiram Key (Lomas & Knight)



Lomas & Knight…

In 1996 the British authors Robert Lomas & Christopher Knight published a book that would grab the world of Freemasonry by the short & curlies. The Hiram Key went on to be an international best seller (buy a copy). Within that book the authors supply a floorplan of Rosslyn Chapel upon which they present their theory that the two geometric shapes found on the current RA jewel, the Seal of Solomon and the Triple Tau can be overlaid upon the pillars of the floorplan.




I always wondered why their design only incorporates some of the pillars visible on the floorplan because in my eyes a perfect design would incorporate all the pillars. The lines of the author’s theory pass through, or intersect at, only 10 of the fourteen pillars in the floor-plan of Rosslyn Chapel.



Lomas Knight’s Idea…


This got me to thinking if there was a way to make the design cut through ALL the pillars? The simplicity of what happened next was beyond belief, by simply rotating the seal of Solomon by 30 degrees I was able to site the seal of Solomon so that it did indeed pass through all the pillars. I couldn’t believe that the authors had overlooked such a simplicity and what’s more this new positioning of the Seal of Solomon instantly highlighted another occult philosophy which I think the creators of Rosslyn Chapel deliberately intended in their design, that of the inverted & upright equilateral triangles representing the sexes.



My Simpler Idea…


Within occult philosophy, the upward pointing equilateral triangle has always been viewed as being MASCULINE whilst the downward pointing equilateral triangle has been classified as representing the FEMININE principle. I believe the seal of Solomon should be orientated north / south so that the masculine triangle of occult philosophy points upward or north, and the feminine triangle points downward or south. This design would also make use of all fourteen pillars in a more precise and intended manner.

If you follow the apex of each equilateral triangle on my floorplan you will notice that the apex points to its corresponding door; ie, the masculine triangle points up to the Batchelor’s door and the feminine triangle points down to the maiden’s door.

This slight difference in designs means that the center point of my Star of David also lies 3 meters to the West of the center point of Lomas & Knights proposed design.

PS. This is food for thought for those who believe that an entrance to the underground crypt of Rosslyn Chapel lies under the slabstone at the center of Lomas & Knight’s design…


“The triangle with its top pointing up (BLUE) is rising up. It can be looked at as a symbol for the masculine part of consciousness. Phallic in the sense that it points up. This would also allude to the downward pointing triangle (PINK) being the feminine side of our consciousness. It is essential in a path of spiritual awakening to find balance between the masculine and feminine sides of our consciousness. When broken down into emotional and psychological aspects of personality, it could be said that the masculine aspects control our aggressive side and reasoning. While the feminine aspect relates to our emotions and spirit. In our male-dominated, war-obsessed culture, it is blatantly obvious that our aggressive, animalistic mentality is what is running the world currently. It is also obvious that this way of thinking and living is driving us in the wrong direction. We are headed for disaster if we continue on our current path. It’s not that the masculine aspect of our consciousness is inherently bad. Not at all. It is equally essential to our existence. It’s just that it is completely out of balance with the feminine. The feminine aspect of love and nurturing, is being suppressed by our addictions to our animalistic tendencies. This is where the inverted triangle comes in. When you have an upright triangle as a symbol, it is not a completed symbol. It is half of the equation. When you bring the inverted triangle of the feminine together with the upright triangle of the masculine, you find balance. This is what the inverted triangle is. It is the answer to the response. It is the missing piece to the puzzle of our puzzling times. Where do we see reference to this inverted triangle? I don’t know, let’s take a look. When you look at interpretations of the triangles when separated, you often find mention of the significance of the direction in which each one is pointing. One pointing up, the other down. As above, so below? Heaven and Earth. Ascending and descending.”

Robert Lomas   –   The Hiram Key (PDF)   –   Buy a Copy

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