Abstract:The Age of Enlightenment is defined as the period when the universal ideas of
progress, deism, humanism, naturalism and others were materialized and became a
golden age for freemasons. It is wrong to assume that old and conservative Christian
ideas were rejected. Conversely, freemasons put them into new general shapes
and expressed them with the help of symbols in their daily routine. Symbols of
freemasons had close ties with the past and gave them, on the one hand, a visible
instrument, such as rituals and id…
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