The Symbol of The Hiram Key as seen by Robert Lomas
Towards the end of Turning The Hiram Key, Robert says this about symbolism.
Masonic truths are traditionally illuminated by symbols, so I have drawn a symbol of the Hiram Key which represents my truth and feelings about Masonry. The symbol is threefold, and I will describe it from my scientist�s viewpoint, although you may choose to interpret it differently.
The head of the key, the part I hold to turn it, is made up of the mystic
sign. The square represents the independence of the brain�s autonomous systems
of arousal and quiescence. The compass symbolises a tool to measure, control and
understand their responses. Together the square and compasses combine to form a
lozenge-shaped handle for the key. It is linked by a square-section shaft to the
symbol of the centre, the shape which engages with and unlocks the Glory there.
It is a circle bounded by two pillars and represents the balance between light
and darkness, good and bad, arousal and quiescence, the centre and the
periphery. At the middle of the circle is the point from which you can no longer
This symbol is used on the front cover of the new book,
and when Robert shared his thoughts a symbol to represent his thoughts on the
meaning of The Hiram Key with his daughter Delyth, who is a Jewellery Designer
she made him the symbol into a sterling silver pin for him to wear.
This pin is available from
It will be on sale in the London, Preston, and Bedford shops of Toye, Kenning & Spencer.