chapter  XVIII
The Symbolic Meaning of the Three Dots Brotherhood
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The first fact which strikes us is that the degree is worked from Sunset to Dawn, which shows that it is linked with the passage of the sun through the Underworld. The next point is that there are five Gates, for it is these which the trestles symbolise. It should be noted, however, that they are made sufficiently low to compel a man to have to stoop, or even to crawl, under them, therein differing from the Hung Gates which allowed the candidate to walk through in an upright position.