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“After passing the pillars we next arrive at a flight of winding stairs…” In Masonic code in this print is the discussion from the lecture regarding the flight of winding stairs. The artist designed his own version of the stairway, borrowing from many works including one by Michelangelo. The stairs lead to the outer door of the Middle Chamber, which begins with a gothic arch and leads to a Roman arch, designed with a pointed fifth. On each side of the stairway we find two sculptures denoting Operative and Speculative Masonry. Speculative on the left stands thoughtful in age, holding parchments contemplating life while Operative stands on the right, in youth, ready to work holding the plumb and 24 inch gauge. The Flower of Life enters the codex as it was used by da Vinci in representing platonic solids, phi and the golden ratio and has an important link to sacred geometry in Freemasonry.