The pentagram in Freemasonry is said to represent the five human senses.
The compass and square is a symbol that has been associated with Freemasonry for thousands of years.
A map of Washington D.C. reveals that Masonic symbols are hidden in the streets.
In Freemasonry, the letter G is symbolic of the Grand Architect of the Universe. Many believe this Grand Architect is God.
The All Seeing Eye, or the Eye of Providence, is symbol often used by the Freemasons to communicate that a man's thoughts and deeds are always seen by God. This symbol is seen on the back of the $1 bill.
The banners that encircle the pillars display the values of Freemasonry, which was originally founded with the goal of helping a Freemason's fellow man.
The heart in Freemasonry represents loyalty and fidelity. As a secret society, the Freemasons placed great value on trust.
The Gavel of Authority originates from the hammer that the Freemasons once used to round the corners of large stones used to build great buildings, such as the Temple of King Solomon. It evolved to become a symbol of justice, hard work, and order.
These two pillars mimic the front of the Temple of King Solomon, the creation of which caused the birth of Freemasonry.
This checker pattern, known as "the Masonic Floor" comes from the Biblical word for the platform upon which Pilate sat when he condemned Jesus to death. The word for this platform was originally mistranslated to mean "mosaic," an error that the Freemasons embraced. Masonic buildings all over th world are tiled in this same pattern.
The trowel is another tool of a Mason's craft. It eventually came to represent the Freemasons' goal of unifying all classes into a great kinship of brotherly love.
The compass and the square is the most well-known symbol of Freemasonry. These are both tools of the original craft of Masons.
Stephen Hopkins is the only man wearing a hat. Hopkins was a suspected to be an Illuminati master, and was therefore permitted to wear hats at big events.
This is one of several Masonic hand gestures that appear on the back of the $2 bill.
In Masonic gatherings, legs crossed left over right indicated a plea for support. Legs crossed right over left indicated that a message was received.
Baphomet, demon god of the Illuminati, was said to look down on great events. Is Baphomet depicted in this painting?
The original painting had 47 men, but the bill shows 42. The missing five are known opponents of the Freemasons and the Illuminati.
The Freemasons were founded when King Solomon's Temple was built.The back of this chair is very reminiscent of the pillars at the front of King Solomon's temple.