The Apprentice

The Little Project

Just recently, I decided to bring to life a little project of mine that began somewhere back in 2007. The "project" evolved as a series of short works, or treatises, on the degrees of Scottish Rite Freemasonry. The project had an purpose, one that I followed through its course. Slowly, the pile of works grew to encompass 12 near complete works, many at written at great pains of research and time. But what was I to do with them? I wanted to do something more with them than to publish them … [Read More...]

The Apprentice

The Little Project

Just recently, I decided to bring to life a little project of mine that began somewhere back in 2007. The "project" evolved as a series of short works, or treatises, on the degrees of Scottish Rite Freemasonry. The project had an purpose, one that I followed through its course. Slowly, the pile of works grew to encompass 12 near complete works, many at written at great pains of research and time. But what was I to do with them? I wanted to do something more with them than to publish them … [Read More...]

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Revisiting Masonic Artist Ryan Flynn

Once Again we visit Masonic artist Brother Ryan Flynn but this time in person. You might remember my first article on Brother Flynn, The Multi Talented Masonic Graphic ArtistBrother Ryan J. Flynn . Greg Stewart followed that up with an in depth interview, Symbolism, Sacred Numerology and Mythology in Art with Artist and Freemason Ryan Flynn. We are back once again to see what is new with Brother Flynn.  And the point is that there is always something new with this … [Read More...]

WHO HAS GOT YOUR BACK?

BRYCE ON BUSINESS - A lesson of loyalty in the workplace, and in life. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. In the office, we like to believe our fellow co-workers will back us up when push comes to shove. Actually, we're being quite naive when this occurs. To illustrate, there was a systems manager in Chicago who had grown weary of the petty politics practiced by his boss, the I.T. Director. Projects were late, none of the … [Read More...]

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Joseph James – Teller of Masonic Murder Mysteries on Freemasonry and the Cinema

Joseph James is an actor and filmmaker with a long list of projects with an eye towards the fraternity. Having already produced several films with overt Masonic tones including The Masonic Map and Templar Nation, James is on the cusp of his latest release with his film The Freemason, taking us again into the mysteries upon the silver screen. In this installment of Sojourners, James gives us an insider's look at the making of his latest Masonic feature, The Freemason, replete with all the tinsel … [Read More...]

Exceptional Care Odyssey

MEGA Brands partners with Shriners Hospitals for Children Canada

MEGA Brands has pledged to donate $500,000 for new Shriners hospital while launching a limited edition Mega Bloks® Fundraising Toy. Montreal - June 6, 2014 - MEGA Brands Inc., a member of the Mattel family of companies (NASDAQ: MAT), announced the start of a new partnership with Shriners Hospitals for Children® - Canada. The toy maker has pledged $500,000 to the hospital's Exceptional Care for Exceptional Kids campaign and will launch a custom-made and limited edition Mega Bloks™ First … [Read More...]

Sights, Sounds and Words

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The Better Angels of Our Nature

In the wake of the most turbulent period of American History stories about the intersection of Freemasonry and the Civil War have been many and profound - fact and fiction have become impossibly merged until now.  In an eloquent narrative story telling,  Michael Halleran's new book The Better Angels of Our Nature: Freemasonry in the American Civil War separates the dime store novel and after … [Read More...]

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Masonic Central at the Movies

Its MOVIE TIME! Join us this Sunday for another edition of Table Talk on Masonic Central as we talk about Freemasonry in the movies. Its something that all of us as Masons like to titillate about in lodges, during meetings, and on the web, so lets take a minute and look at three films that have Freemasonry at their core, but in three very unique ways. The movies on the table for the … [Read More...]

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Jury Sides with Grand Lodge in West Virginia

From the Charleston Gazette, it seems that a jury has sided with the Grand Lodge of West Virginia. The Original story … [Read More...]

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A Bryce Christmas

I don't want to sound like Scrooge or the Grinch, but Christmas is not one of my favorite holidays. I see it more as something for … [Read More...]

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Keeping Masonry on the Path

A Masonic Perspective Esoteric, Spiritual and Religious Traditions all around the world have referred to their teachings, … [Read More...]

Masonic Videos

Genesis of Freemasonry by Dr David Harrison

The History of Freemasonry with David Harrison

Historian Dr David Harrison constructs the hidden history of Freemasonry through a mixture of mediaeval guild societies, alchemy and necromancy. From his book The Genesis of Freemasonry, this video comes from On the Level in which Andrew Selwyn -Crome interviews Historian Dr David Harrison. In … [Read More...]

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Smashing The Pyramid

I'm constantly amazed at the new discovery by some of the things in plain sight for centuries.  I can't say for certain about Canada, but American Masonic lodges have been pretty open in recent years, some open across an entire state. Maybe this video troupe is part of the gotcha media, the one … [Read More...]

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Ke$ha’s Die Young occult foray

Pop singer KeSha's new video Die Young, a track off her new album Warrior, is an interesting foray into the Masonic Nexus as it swirls in a mix of secret society symbolism. Certainly not the most interesting use of esoteric or occult symbolism in music, I'd give that prop to Jay-Z and his all … [Read More...]

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The Bee Hive

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A Prince Hall Perspective On The Universalism Of Freemasonry Through Religious Toleration

The Beehive is proud to present an article from Brother Samuel L. Parker, Sr. of The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Of California. Prince Hall Freemasonry is blossoming with thinkers, writers and reformers who want to bring to the Fraternity an intellectual involvement that can only bring … [Read More...]

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Patrick Craddock And The Craftsman’s Apron

I have always admired artisans, most especially Masonic artisans. The Beehive has posted articles about David Naughton-Shires and the Masonic Art Exchange and the Masonic stained glass windows of Ryan Flynn - among others. So it was with great pleasure that I had the opportunity to interview … [Read More...]

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Bridging The Gap

Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! Brethren of West Virginia, Arkansas, even my own state of Texas and others - take due notice and govern yourselves accordingly. Bridging the Gap I have been a Brother of Redeemer Lodge #53 for nine years. Since my initiation, … [Read More...]

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Sojourners

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10 Signs an Occult Group Leader is Losing It

I ran across this a few days back, and though it was worth consolidating and sharing. It comes from Nick Farrell's blog who has a few connections to some of the more magical and esoteric groups out … [Read More...]

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Symbolism, Sacred Numerology and Mythology in Art with Artist and Freemason Ryan Flynn

  In this installment of the Sojourners column we meet and talk to a 'young', but accomplished, artist and Freemason - Ryan Flynn.  With his art, Flynn brings to the fraternity an unmatched … [Read More...]

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What Are The Holy Scriptures ~ How Do They Relate To Freemasonry

By Ezekiel M. Bey, FPS Administrator and Founder Blue-Lite Research Discussion Group Inc. First we must understand and define what the meaning of “Holy” means, and then what the word “Scripture” … [Read More...]

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Masonic Charity is a myth.

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to participate in a Multiple Sclerosis 5k Walk-A-Thon here in Los Angeles.  My family worked to raise a modest amount of money for the fight against MS and we wanted to walk to show our dedication to the cause.  We walked because we cared. The event was early … [Read More...]

Tom Accuosti, Sunday, July 6th at 7PM PST

Join us this Sunday, July 6th at 7pm, as we interview Tom Accuosti from the Masonic blog the Tao of Masonry. Tom is under the Grand Lodge of Connecticut and in his short Masonic career has managed to not only become a master of his lodge but serve on his Grand Lodges Communications Committee … [Read More...]

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Paul Bessel in Moments Magazine

Br. Paul Bessel, from the web site fame of the same name http://www.bessel.org/ was interviewed recently by the American Jewish Community magazine Moment. In the issue, Paul spends come considerable time talking about Masonry, his Masonic journey, and Freemasonry's place int he fabric of … [Read More...]

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From the Edge – Tim Bryce

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The Importance of Recognition

(Click for AUDIO VERSION) For the last several years our Masonic lodge has been hosting an annual dinner to honor the county's "Deputy of the Year." Senior officers at the sheriff's office select a person they believe deserves the honor and informs the Lodge as to why the individual merits the … [Read More...]

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Dropping Masonic Titles

Can such a change defuse Masonic politics? BRYCE ON FREEMASONRY Harmony is an essential ingredient to any Masonic Lodge. It is one of the main reasons men gravitate to Lodge; to escape the harsh realities of the world and sit among men who enjoy the company of others and respect the dignity of … [Read More...]

WHO HAS GOT YOUR BACK?

BRYCE ON BUSINESS - A lesson of loyalty in the workplace, and in life. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. In the office, we like to believe our fellow co-workers will back us up when push comes to shove. Actually, we're being … [Read More...]

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Videos Media

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Rick Ross’s Free Mason = Fraternal Shark Jump?

The new song from Rick Ross featuring Jay-Z off the Teflon Don Album. I'll let the song and lyrics speak for themselves. Free Mason. And a bit more from Rick Ro$$ on the title and lyrics. MTV Shows I get that Free masonry is deep in the pocket of material culture, and that it has a … [Read More...]

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Jay-Z’s playing with us now.

So Jay-Z isn't a Freemason... but his line of Rocawear is. Not so new, but just in time for fathers day, is the Masters of the Craft T-shirt straight up with the Square and Compass. Called the Circle T, its one a few in the Rocawear line (both new and old) that's riffing off the whole … [Read More...]

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Mitt Romney and the Mormon Masonic Connection

I thought this would be of interest to readers, politics aside. You can catch the full documentary on Current TV (still in rotation as of the date of this publication), but for this post I wanted to explore a clip from The Mormon Candidate which speaks to the Mormon tradition of swearing "Masonic … [Read More...]

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My Brother’s Keeper – Open Racism in Georgia Freemasonry

Now Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field." And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" "I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?" The LORD said, "What have you … [Read More...]

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The Other Half Of The Florida Masonic Scandal Tells All

The Beehive presents an interview with Duke Bass Fortesque. This is being presented as opinions of Fortesque and The Beehive, not as fact. Names of the Lodge and any other Florida Masons have been deliberately omitted. Freemason Information welcomes a rebuttal from either the Master of the Lodge or … [Read More...]

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Is CoMasonry the Antidote – Part 2

By: Carlos Antonio Martinez, Jr. Read  - Is CoMasonry the Antidote part 1 Read  - Is CoMasonry the Antidote part 3 SPECULATIVE ERA 1.  Alleged "Official Birth" in England: Symbolic or "Speculative Masonry" began to gradually develop during the XVI and XVII in Europe, particularly - … [Read More...]

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Georgia Black Mainstream Mason Is Black Balled Again For The Second Time In His Masonic Journey

Sometimes lightening strikes twice – to the same spot. When it does you know that either God is in control or the fix is in. In the case of Gate City Lodge #2, Atlanta, Georgia it is definitely the latter. You might remember the articles The Beehive published in 2009 -   My Brother’s Keeper, Open … [Read More...]

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Mainstream Grand Master Of Florida Expels Wiccans And Others

The Grand Master of Florida's decision number 3 can be found on the Grand Lodge of Florida website.  The text of the document appears, as transcribed, below. The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Florida Jorge L. Aladro Grand Master  Contact info omitted November 28, … [Read More...]

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