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All this, of course, is nothing more nor less than the phallus and cteis, or lingam and yoni, under a different form.
The Greeks had consecrated the same symbols of universal fecundity in their mysteries, the phallus and the cteis being publicly exhibited in the sanctuary of Eleusis.
_phallus_ and _cteis_ among the Greeks, and in the corresponding one of the _lingam_ and _yoni_ among the Orientalists; from which symbols the masonic _point within a circle_ is a legitimate derivation.