The Seal of Melchizedek and the Design of the San Diego Temple
The modern rapid increase of interest in this ancient symbol perhaps began with the designing of the San Diego Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. One of the primary design architects saw the eight-sided symbol in a dream and suggested it to the architect team. The more they used it, the better it seemed to work. It was utilized in almost every aspect of the Temple’s design including the floor layout, and symbolic flourishes decorate both interior and exterior.
After opening in 1993, visitors to the Temple asked about the significance of the symbol, but…