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  1. It is great that you went directly to the primary source. Now we are on the edges of our seats. So, I hope your next post comes quickly. I cannot wait to hear what Brother Lewis had to say.

    Anyway, thanks for these posts on the seal of Melchizedek — a fascinating topic.

  2. Mark Greene

    Another temple that displays a motif similar to the “seal of Melchizedek” is the Bountiful Temple in Utah. Everywhere, even in the parking lot, one sees a circle in a square. Some of the squares take on a star shape, even an eight pointed star. The symbolic meanings of this motif are many. One is that the square represents the four corners of the earth that progressively become round. In this progression the earth goes from finite to infinite, mortal to immortal, or telestial to celestial. So it can be with our progression.

  3. While inquisitive saints struggle to make sense of this or that temple symbol, they seem to ignore the origins of all these symbols as astral. These symbols were all icons originally seen in Earth’s ancient skies, from the Star of David, to the Seal of Melchizedek, to the Saturn Stones and Star Stones. Prodigeous displays of sight and sound in what can only be called “dramatically enhanced auroral” phenomenon played out across Earth’s ancient skies. Even the Christian cross devolves from the same origin. Putting those symbols on the walls of our temples is the prophets’ way of preserving that cosmological heritage. But, because we are indoctrinated in the “philosophies of men” wherein we are taught to believe that there has never been anything in our skies that we don’t see now, we completely miss this priceless message. Nevertheless, it remains a part of our temple heritage, preserved there in stone for all time as a mute witness of those events.

  4. B Rasmussen

    As you mentioned in your post, “this symbol makes its appearance on more than just the San Diego Temple.” I just returned from the Salt Lake Temple. As I entered, I noticed on the glass entrance doors to the recommend lobby the Seal of Melchizedek is present. Also, within the circle is the ever-present beehive found throughout the Salt Lake Temple.

  5. Sporgsmal

    Bryce Haymond,

    Look at the west, glass entrance doors of the Albuquerque Temple.

    Hint, hint, hint . . . . . . . .

  6. Nathanael Sato

    This symbol is all over the Salt Lake Temple and Temple Square. Including the Conference Center. I have found this symbol in every LDS Temple that I have visited, most recently the chandelier of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple. What is intersting to me is how many other places I have notices this symbol. Like the tallest buildings in Kuala Lampour and a Masonic Temple I recently visited for an open house. I first noticed this symbol on college while studying the history of ancient India and the middle east. This symbol is everywhere! I’m happy that there are others as interested in it as I am.

  7. Ever since I heard of this symbol in a fireside from one of the SD Temple designers, I wondered why there hasn’t been more excitement about it! Not only has it shown up on the Salt Lake City Temple, but it’s derivatives are all around temple square. I saw it in Iraq and now I see it all over many Mosques and even my own apartment building in Kuwait. I’m trying to find out what it means to the locals but either it’s sacred to them and they won’t discuss it or it’s so ancient that it is just traditional to them and the meaning has been lost on them? I’ll be posting pictures from Kuwait and other places at SealofMelchizedek.com soon and hope to create a page where everyone can post pics and places where they find it too.

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