“Among the Craft, very little is known about the origins of Freemasonry; the designed purpose of its exoteric, or outer work; and even less about the esoteric aspect of its ritualistic work.
How better to begin than to open the First Great Light in Masonry to page one?
“In the beginning God created” the ‘Above’ and the ‘Below’. “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And God said, ‘Let there be light; and there was Light’”
Thus is stated two Divine Laws: the Hermetic Law: “as above, so below; as within, so without”; and, a corollary of the first; the Law of Duality.”
–Kenneth H. Hooley: The Two-Fold Nature of Freemasonry