There is much about this emblem that cannot be written. However, there are some specifics that can be pointed out. You may purchase a Lapel Pin, Challenge Coin, or both, on our Support WiaM Page.
Note: The only symbolism that is better expressed in the coin/pin than on the large graphic is the fire.
From the Bottom Up
The symbol in the base of the pillar is the WiaM emblem, which has much symbolism in itself and can be reviewed here.
The pillar dimensions/proportions actually work out to what is taught in MS and/or found in the Bible.
The pillar is hollow, alluding to our teachings.
There are 3 shelves, as in the 3 degrees.
Of the books on the shelves, there are 3 blue, 5 red, and 7 brown. The colors are not specific to any meaning, however them being mixed throughout the selves is purposeful.
There are 7 spheres above the shelves, representing the either 100 or 200 pomegranates the Bible records. 7 just being a good masonic number that looked good here.
The lattice is the ‘network’. There are 7 diagonals in one direction, and 7 in the other.
The brass chainwork, as found in the Christian Holy Bible, are such that there would be 7 “loops”.
The leaves at the top represent what is often translated as lillywork. I actually do believe this is closer to what it would have looked like than what is represented anywhere else. The 5 lotus petals are quite purposeful.
The globe is of course strictly masonic in nature. I decided to use the night sky to make it more inclusive, rather than a globe where I could only show one country, etc. On the night sky are two constellations, the Northern and Southern Cross.
The fire and water are masonic and I am sure you understand that I cannot explain further.
On the coin/pin you will see 3 stages of fire, each with either 3, 5, or 7 tips.
The water also has three stages and each stage also has 3 tips. The changes in how these 3 tips are represented at each stage is quite purposeful.