What is the symbolism of the hoodwink? It is a symbol of secrecy, darkness, and silence. It is a mystical darkness in which the mysteries of our art should be preserved from the unhallowed gaze of the profane. — ( Genesis 3:5 )

It is supposed to have a symbolic reference to the passage in Saint John's Gospel 1:5, "And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." But it is more certain that there is in the hoodwink a representation of the mystical darkness which always preceded the rites of the ancient initiations.

Biblical Reference

Genesis 3:5

For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

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