The Master’s Emblem Explained for Masons

by J. Paul Gomez December 11, 2019

The Master’s Emblem Explained for Masons

The term "esoteric" has been getting a lot of flak lately due to misuse of the word. What exactly is the meaning of it?

Merriam-Webster defined it as something that is...

"designed for or understood by the specially initiated alone"


"requiring or exhibiting knowledge that is restricted to a small group"


If you're a Freemason who has attained the rank of a Worshipful Master and perhaps you're looking for a deeper meaning in your journey- something that is truly esoteric, I strongly recommend this book by my good friend Worshipful Brother Marshal Kern. He is a Past Master of Victoria Lodge No. 56 and a Fellow of the College of Freemasonry

I have known brother Kern since 2012 when I was still an assistant officer. Although we haven't personally met each other at the time, one can tell that he is one of those people who are just genuinely warm, friendly, and generous. He's always there to give advice and assistance, especially during difficult times. He is the embodiment of Freemasonry. 

On the 3rd Wednesday of September 2019, he drove for over 3 hours covering the distance of almost 300 km to attend my Installation (and another 3hrs drive to go back home). He brought me a special personal message and a copy of his book. I consider the book and his friendship treasures that I will keep in my heart forever. 

To get a copy of the book, please visit brother Kern's website at You may also follow him on Facebook by clicking here


J. Paul Gomez
J. Paul Gomez


W. Bro. John Paul Gomez (aka Paul, JP, JPG) is an artist by trade and a full-time father-of-4. He currently serves as the W.M. for Doric Lodge No. 316 AF&AM in Ontario, Canada. He is a Senior DeMolay and an honorary member of Harmonie Lodge No. 699 F&AM in Buffalo, New York. He likes to cook and is a big fan of Muaythai.

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