Published on 7 May 2015 via Channel 4 News
Salmond’s lion unlikely to roar By Ian Fraser The Sunday Times July 13th, 2008
The idea that Scotland should be a “Celtic lion” is a neat political concept. When Alex Salmond coined the phrase last October, he made it clear his government had ambition for Scotland’s economy.
Salmond’s lion – Ian Fraser Nov 13th, 2007
“My hope for Scotland is that we will be honest about where we are and ambitious about where we can go. And, perhaps, as people now talk about the wonder of the Celtic Tiger, within the next generation we can introduce the world to a new marvel – the Celtic Lion.” Alex Salmond
Scottish Agenda: Omens look good for Salmond’s pet lion Oct 21st, 2007
ALEX SALMOND is not without ambition. The Linlithgow-born cheeky chappy declared his desire to transform Scotland into a “Celtic Lion” on a recent visit to the United States.
- Alex Salmond’s Celtic Lion A Cultural view 03/01/2008
- Salmond calls on on Scots to fly the Lion Rampant 06/06/2012
- WATCH Alex Salmond: Creating the Celtic Lion Economy
“The winds are blowing across Scotland and they’re blowing very strongly, believe me, in the north east of Scotland.
‘There’s going to be a lion roaring tonight, a Scottish lion, and it’s going to roar with a voice that no government of whatever political complexion is going to be able to ignore. I think it’s going to be a resounding voice, a clear voice, a united voice from Scotland, and I think that is a very good thing.” SOURCE
Lions are important in freemasonry. I’m not too sure why. I know that when a male lion takes over a pride, it kills any male lion cubs of his predecessor. Usually he eats some of it too. Top masons make a “lion’s paw” symbol with a clenched hand. When the European Treaty of Lisbon was signed, it was done so later than the rest of the participant’s representatives by Scottish Gordon Brown, then U.K. P.M. The location of this, now goatskin bound document, ritual was Jeronimes Chapel, a place named after a character who wandered round the world with a lame lion, the poor animal leaving drops of blood at his overnight stops. Work that out. SOURCE
Meaning of the Lion’s Paw Sunday May 3, 2009
An important form found among Freemasons is the “Lion’s Paw,” or grip formed by placing the fingers in the form of a cat’s paw. This grip, and its attendant reference to the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, has significance in several respects, both legendary and allegorical. Its message of transition and everlasting life are a critical part of the Third Degree.
As a symbol, the lion has been a favorite subject prior to the Christian era as well as during the Middle Ages. As a result, there is some confusion regarding its symbolism in Freemasonry. READ IN FULL
Surely no Mason ever forgets the moment when he is placed in the Northeast Corner of the Lodge, and hears the Master say, that he there stands a just and upright Mason. It is one of the thrills along the great journey of initiation, a point at which the idea and purpose of Masonry begin to take shape in the mind.
A thrill of joy is felt in the Lodge, not only by the initiate but by the Master and the Brethren, as if a son had been born, or a new friend found; a note of exaltation on having arrived at so happy a climax, as when a pilgrim pauses to rejoice in so much of a journey done. And naturally so, because the Corner Stone of a Mason’s life has been laid. READ IN FULL
We are now passing into darkness and move toward the North into the Sign of Capricorn ruled by the planet Saturn – Kronos or Father Time. It is midnight or the Winter Solstice where the position of the Chaplin* is maintained over the Abyss. The element of this sign is Earth (or physical) and it is here that numerous traditions symbolize the sacrifice and struggle upon the Grand Cross of Matter – such as Horus, the Widow’s Son in Egyptian mythology.
Our final destination for this particular journey is the Northeast corner of the Lodge between the signs of Aquarius and Pisces. It is 3:30 am, mid-way between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. This is the darkest point before the dawn in the Lodge and it is here we place the new Entered Apprentice. From either left or right, he can only move toward the Light, for it is the Light he seeks the most. READ IN FULL
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Masonic handshake ? Alex Salmond & Alistair Darling Independence Referendum Debate 2014 via Bob Stark
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