WE HAVE TOLD YOU ABOUT THE BEGINNING OF PHILOSOPHY, and also about the symbolism of the Human body from the Old Big Book. Let us then take a look at this Legend of Hiram the Abiff who came to Jerusalem from the King of Tyre to help with the building of the Temple at the time when Solomon began that great work.
At the beginning of this article is a picture about this Hiram Legend, it is a big picture copyrighted by Manly Hall. The idea for this picture is taken from the TALMUD LEGEND, and is entitled, King Solomon and the Shedd. Now; the Shedd is an Elemental being, thus this is quite interesting taking into consideration as to where this legend came from. This is a picture of the upper part of a man’s body with sort of a dark‑demon like face, and only two fang teeth in the mouth. He looks as though empowered with Bat wings. In his left hand is the statue of a white king, presumably King Solomon with robes and crown. On the next to the little finger of the left hand is a six pointed star as you see it today, but now in two colours, The pyramid or triangle pointing downward is red, and the one pointing up is blue.
According to the TALMUD there was a remarkable stone called the ‘Shamir’ and it was the magical Jewel or ‘worm’ used by Aaron to cut the stones for the Breastplate for the Israelite High Priests. King Solomon when ordered to build the Temple without the sound of hammers could not cut the stones in the usual manner, but laying the ‘Shamir’ against the side of the rock the stones instantly and noiselessly separated according to any desired pattern. In order to learn the whereabouts of the ‘Shamir’ King Solomon turned to the ELEMENTALS, those who grew in darkness, lived in darkness, and they told him that ASHMEDAI the great king of the Shedds could give him the desired information. Solomon therefore sent his faithful General Benaihu to capture ASHMEDAI, and the General did this with the aid of a chain with the name of God engraved upon its links. From Ashmedai then Solomon learned that the Ruler of the Sea had entrusted the ‘Shamir’ to a wild rooster, from which Solomon speedily secured the stone.