Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Most Mysterious Cabinet in the World!

Hey, does that thing belong to Dr. Caligari?

I'm betting there are wizard hats, magic wands and a few books by Linda Goodman stored in there. What do you guys think?

11 comments:

Judy Williams said...

Oh that fireplace~~

Is this a masonic lodge??? I bet there ARE some secret ceremony procedures on tablets in there.

Mister Earl said...

It's the South Pasadena War Memorial Building, used for many classes, lectures, meetings, and events. If you were to receive an Image Award, it might be presented at a dinner in this building.

The cabinet has a logo on it: the triangle within a circle. You can google that to see whose logo it is.

Anonymous said...

Very mysterious indeed.

Sally said...

I love that beautiful fireplace, too. I've never noticed the magical cabinet before!~

-K- said...

I'm guessing that twelve step meetings are held there. Although that would seem to violate the anonymity aspect.

(I'm now going to try to write what appears to be the toughest Word Verification I've ever seen.)

Laurie said...

K! I'm so glad to see you. Sorry about word verification but without it subscribers get spammed beyond reason.

Thanks, everyone!

TheChieftess said...

I believe the triangle within a circle is Church of Religious Science...not to be confused with Scientology...totally different...I could be wrong...but I think that's what it is...

Mr. Symbology said...

It's a Freemason symbol too. Also was used in WW2 as sign of civil defense.

Laurie said...

I think I've seen old WW2 patches with that symbol. Civil Defense, huh?

Several readers emailed the AA connection so I assume it's no big secret. I wonder how the group came to pick the symbol since what I could find indicated it once meant the Christian trinity.

Love symbols and their meanings. Stick around, Mr. Symbology!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

AA came about through a WW1 Christian group that called themselves the Oxford group. Their austrian founder actually tried tom preach some sense into the brown shirts with little luck.

AA co-founder Dr Bob attended Oxford meetings and later Bill W would follow. The Oxford group had some success treating Firestone's (tire fame) kid using a spiritual model. Once professional salesman Bill W dried out, although he found he couldn't convert anyone else to sobriety, trying, kept him sober. That is why AA continues to use the Lords Prayer in their meetings with the adage, one alcoholic helping another. Something breakaway 12 step programs can have issues with today. OA was founded in LA by Roseanne (a jew). So you can see where a new model was needed.Now it's called, under an incredibly loose interpretation, Higher Power.

Emerald said...

That is a symbol for AA. They have meetings at the War Memorial Building on Sunday mornings...