Because the principles within the body of Freemasonry are supplements to the knowledge and unfoldment of the Purpose of Man, they are co-joined to the seed that IS the Purpose of Man. So, when one comes into contact with a sign, symbol, object, word, or regalia of Freemasonry-although they may have no conscious knowledge of either, they are subconsciously impacted and drawn to it, because it serves as an intricate part of their unfolding and IMPROVEMENT (the Journey).
The result is an intuitive and subconscious search and seeking for the Principles and Supplements to their Purpose that is contained within the sign, symbol, object, word, or piece of regalia. This begins to prepare the heart (SOUL) of man for the full encounter with the spirit of Freemasonry embedded right beneath the surface of the ritual and ceremonies. This preparation is a burning that draws us to the doors of Freemasonry that we may be able to possess the keys that unlock the doors to our development and progression into an eternal journey.
That Preparation in the heart is the light that led them through the vicissitudes of a dark world, to the flicker of the burning tapers at the outer door of the lodge, urging them to request entry thereby becoming united with the necessary tools to transform a rough existence into a perfection of purpose.