Masonic symbology suggests that they know we live within an enclosed world yet seek ways to escape by becoming the master builders / the master architects.
The first attempted this at the tower of babel, then they tried rockets and now they have CERN which will attempt to open up portals for them “escape”. The same people behind the Tower of Babel are the same people behind CERN. The brotherhood of Freemasons – the Scottish Rite.
The Compass/ Square.
The SQUARE is an instrument adapted for plane surfaces only, and therefore appropriate to Geometry, or measurement of the Earth, which appears to be, and was by the Ancients supposed to be, a plane. The COMPASS is an instrument that has relation to spheres and spherical surfaces, and is adapted to spherical trigonometry, or that branch of mathematics which deals with the Heavens and the orbits of the planetary bodies.
Until approximately five hundred years, people thought that the earth and the sky (The Heavens) had different shapes. It was thought that the earth was flat. Not only was it thought to be flat, but it was also thought to be a four-sided square. The sky, on the other hand, was thought to be a dome because stars and moons travel in curved tracks. All domes have a circular shape. Therefore, the four-sided square and the circle were the primary shapes to describe the earth and the Heavens.
Two different instruments are needed to trace the primary shapes of heaven and earth. To trace a four-sided square, a square may be used. The compass is needed to trace a circle. The square and compass are the implements needed to trace the representative shapes of heaven and earth. In this sense, the square and compass have come to represent the earth and the heavens. In Masonry, the compass is always placed above the square. The position of the square and the compass in Masonry is representative of the heavens above and the earth beneath us.