Falcon & Owl
in the Orient of Poznań
Est. January 18, 2020
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite
The name of the Lodge refers to opposing but also complementary forces, like Darkness and Lightness, Evil and Goodness, Femininity and Masculinity. The owl is a divine bird associated with Athena (Minerva), and therefore with divine Wisdom. In addition, the owl is a symbol of soul and death, the death of superstitions, false beliefs, the death of hypocrisy and falsehood can even be said. Death is also a change, the beginning of something new. The owl therefore symbolizes both the negative and positive aspects of this change.
Falcon is Horus - the Egyptian symbol of the Soul's journey to the Great Architect, and thus the ultimate and immeasurable Source of Wisdom and Beauty. Sometimes the Falcon also took the Sun-God sun, so in a way the Falcon is also a symbol of enlightenment and an extremely deep call to seek Light that will light the darkness of Darkness and false judgements and superstitions.
The lighting-up ceremony was graced with the presence of representatives of all the remaining 10 Lodges of the Grand Orient of Poland and the representation of the Polish Lodges of the Grand Feminine Lodge of France.
The Lodge Falcon & Owl is open to all candidates, in accordance with the masonic custom of "free and good morals", who live in the western regions of Poland and want to explore the arcane of Freemasonry.