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All Hallows’ Eve as a Hermetic Holiday

Little ground exists between Halloween and Freemasonry. Here and there a costume ball or an orange crepe paper centerpiece marks the passing of the season, but that is probably the extent of any connectivity. For me, the holiday has always been an important one even as my own little goblins have forsaken the quest for candy for more adult like pursuits. This is the first year of a house devoid of pint sized celebrants leaving me to reorient myself to the signs of the season. Few could argue … [Read More...]

halloween as a hermetic tradition

All Hallows’ Eve as a Hermetic Holiday

Little ground exists between Halloween and Freemasonry. Here and there a costume ball or an orange crepe paper centerpiece marks the passing of the season, but that is probably the extent of any connectivity. For me, the holiday has always been an important one even as my own little goblins have forsaken the quest for candy for more adult like pursuits. This is the first year of a house devoid of pint sized celebrants leaving me to reorient myself to the signs of the season. Few could argue … [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...]

WORKING FOR GOONS

BRYCE ON SOCIETY - Making the work environment unbearable. (Click for AUDIO VERSION)To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. One of the reasons Scott Adams' cartoon, "Dilbert," is so successful is because it hits close to home in depicting office life. Corporate management is one of Adams' favorite targets in which they are shown as bumbling idiots. They are very determined in controlling all activities of the business. Their approach is predictably wrong, … [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...]

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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...]

Sex and Rockets – The Occult World of Jack Parsons

Sex and Rockets – The Occult World of Jack Parsons – A Review

The occult, in the early part of the 20th century, set the stage for how it has come to be perceived in the 21st Century.  Never has the explanation of the third way come into a mainstream light (except in works of fiction books and film) where it has been readily played up with bright flashes of scintillating energy and half mad megalomaniacs bent on short cutting their way to the realms of the … [Read More...]

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In the Margins

Found this snippet on the blog Brain Pickings and immediately it capture my attention.  Not surprising, the things they wrote … [Read More...]

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Two Great Moments, Two Great Weeks

First I had the opportunity last week to speak at Lyles Middle School in Lexington, Massachusetts to the classes of a Lodge … [Read More...]

Br. Christopher Allan Knowles – author & publisher

Join us for an exciting evening of murder, mystery, and intrigue as we are joined by Brother Christopher Knowles who is the author … [Read More...]

Masonic Videos

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Masonic Vedanta, Freemasonry in India

A new video out from the World Exemplification of Freemasonry by Br. Dr. Guy L Beck on Freemasonry in the British Empire and the Colonial expansion of Freemasonry into India. The video WEOFM video explores the expansion of Freemasonry in the Hindu world including the notable Freemason, and Swami, … [Read More...]

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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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Palmestry Freemasonry and Apollo

In case you were wondering what those funny hand-signs were, Chris Constantine , editor of the website Let the Truth be Known, has made a video to tell you what they mean. By association, he seems to believe the secret hand and finger signals of Illuminati, Freemasons, Wiccans, Pagans, Druids all … [Read More...]

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The Bee Hive

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The Old Past Master Part Two

The Old Past Master pulled into the Lodge parking lot later than usual.  Others had already arrived.  He sat in the car for a bit, contemplating all that had taken place over the last three months. He had been in charge of the committee to look into selling the building and renting elsewhere. It's … [Read More...]

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Masons to Host Nation’s Capital Masonic Day of Prayer

PRESS RELEASE ON MASONIC DAY OF PRAYER Washington, DC (MMD Newswire) September 28, 2009 -- Freemasons (or Masons), their families and friends, from the national capital region, the country, and the world will gather in Washington, DC on October 3, 2009 for a service of prayer and thanksgiving. … [Read More...]

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Grand Master’s Ruling Hurtful

I recently returned from the 138th Grand Session of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Arkansas which was held from February 25-28, 2010 in Pine Bluff. It was a great time with wonderful brotherhood marred by only one disappointing incident not of the making of the Most Worshipful Prince … [Read More...]

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Perspectives on American Freemasonry and Fraternalism

Perspectives on American Freemasonry and Fraternalism

Registration is now open for the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library symposium Perspectives on American Freemasonry and Fraternalism April 11, 2014 From the Library: The Scottish … [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 … [Read More...]

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From the Salon

Within every edifice there is a room of equal stature to the lodge room itself, though few are aware of its important stature. Hidden behind a wall of dining room chairs, institutional styled serving … [Read More...]

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New FmI Gift Shop!

Yes it is finally here, the new FmI Gift Shop! We are proud to announce our new store and that we have been authorized to sell the Masonic Pride music of Howie Damron!  We will also soon be carrying a wide selection of books from various authors on the diverse interest of Freemasonry.  Stay tuned … [Read More...]

Dateline NBC’s “Secret of the Lost Symbol”

In case you missed it on its original airing, NBC's made the Video available from Dan Brown's Dateline NBC "Secret of the Lost Symbol." Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy … [Read More...]

Scottish Rite Journal July/Aug 2009

Thank you to the Scottish Rite Journal

I wanted to give a quick thank you to Br. Brent Morris and the Scottish Rite Journal for their mention and piece on the Masonic Central Pod cast in their July/August 2009 edition. We have a tremendous amount of respect for the work that the Scottish Rite promulgates and appreciate that they took … [Read More...]

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From the Edge – Tim Bryce

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Loud and Clear

My father has been gone for six years now. We worked together for nearly thirty years and in that time, he taught me the ins and outs of the information systems industry and the corporate world. What I particularly miss about him is the arguments we would get into. I don't mean vicious discourse but … [Read More...]

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Personal Peccadilloes

BRYCE ON FAMILY & TRAVEL - Why we behave the way we do under close quarters. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. Holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas typically bring members of the family together, as does family vacations … [Read More...]

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The Good Neighbor

BRYCE ON OUR CHANGING WORLD - The joy and benefits of a little cooperation. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. Every now and then I take an elderly friend home from my Masonic lodge (I'll pick them up as well). If they need help … [Read More...]

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Videos Media

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The Secret

Is what was lost now found? … [Read More...]

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Hip Hop Freemasons

I stumbled across this by accident, but its amusing how many views and comments videos like these pick up in their linking of Hip Hop and Freemasonry. Its like the whole genre of conspiracy and secret societies has filtered down from the mass media culture of TV and movies and into the urban hip hop … [Read More...]

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Palmestry Freemasonry and Apollo

In case you were wondering what those funny hand-signs were, Chris Constantine , editor of the website Let the Truth be Known, has made a video to tell you what they mean. By association, he seems to believe the secret hand and finger signals of Illuminati, Freemasons, Wiccans, Pagans, Druids all … [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...]

Florida Masonic Scandal

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...]