of the Masonic Lodge “Phoenix zu den Drei Lichtern” at Heeren Castle in Kamen.
Phoenix Bijou 2021 D

For a more precise understanding,

the bijou is to be understood as a lodge mark or lodge badge, which is solemnly presented to each admitted brother in the course of his admission.
It is worn around the neck on ritual occasions, in our case on a blue ribbon.(See also Rituals 3WK, item 048)
The individual brother is recognizable with it, with lodge-spreading occasions, its respective mother lodge to belonging.

The name – BIJOU

Bijou literally means “jewel or gem”.
The aesthetic value, however, is preceded by the ideal value that each lodge associates with its distinctive mark.

In reference

to our logo name “Phoenix to the three lights” the intention for the design of the Bijous was to see the mystical being – the Phoenix – rising from the flames. The phoenix is already in ancient times in connection with the Egyptian sun cult and is later even called the eagle of Zeus. Thus, he carries the souls of the deceased into the afterlife, in the spirit of releasing the soul from the heaviness of worldly matter. The redemption of the soul from the constraints of the profane world is an important part of Hermetic as well as Platonic and Neoplatonic philosophy. However, some kinds of knowledge cannot be grasped even through rational study, and the legend of the phoenix rising from the ashes ends up being grasped and understood only with the heart and not with the mind.

The three lights

are depicted in the form of three stars, in reference to the three degrees of Freemasonry, the apprentice, journeyman and master.
The whole thing is surrounded by a band of writing on which, in addition to the logo name, the year 2021 of the light is to be read.
The inscription band is surrounded by a stylistic brother chain in the outer golden wreath.
The brother chain symbolizes the cohesion of the worldwide connected masonic association.

The bijou was designed by a brother from our lodge.

The Phoenix:

Already brother Goethe describes with the following lines and in esoteric seeming exclusivity, on the basis of the “burning butterfly” equally the principle of the Phoenix, …which dies to become new and must first burn to rise from the ashes.

Tell no one, only the wise,
Because the crowd taunts the same,
I will praise the living,
That longs for flame death.

No distance makes you difficult,
Come flying and banished,
And last, eager of the light,
Are you butterfly burned.

And as long as you don’t have that,
This one: Die and become!
Are you just a dull guest
On the dark earth.