In the Mason Lodge, no one sits in the north.
Captain William Morgan offered his readers this explanation with this comment from his: ‘…we, therefore, Masonically, turn the north a place of darkness.’
Mr. Pike confirmed the comments made by the other two Masons with this declaration: ‘To all Masons, the North has immediately been the place of darkness, and of the great lights of the Lodge, none is in the North.’
Kenneth McKenzie added his confirming thoughts: ‘The North was always esteemed a place of darkness.’
“‘As in other degrees, the closing ritual provides a summary of the lessons taught in the degree. We hear in the West the eagles gather and the doom of tyranny is near. In the South, truth struggles against error and oppression. In the North, fanaticism and intolerance wane. In the East, the people begin to know their rights and to be conscious of their dignity and that the sun’s rays will soon smite the summits of the mountains.’ – Rex Hutchens, 32°
Carl Claudy, who wrote in his book entitled Introduction To Freemasonry: ‘…the place of darkness, the North.’
King James Version (KJV)
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
God’s throne is said to be in the North.
Santa Claus lives in the North Pole