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...]

THERE IS MEANING IN YOUR HANDSHAKE

BRYCE ON LIFE - It is not a frivolous gesture, but represents something significant; your word. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. If you haven't noticed, the handshake has been slowly going the way of the Dodo bird. If you watch sporting events, particularly at the youth level, you are more likely to see fist "bumps" or the slapping of hands as opposed to a genuine handshake. These variations of the handshake likely came from … [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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Book Review: On Holy Ground

If you are a traditional Mainstream or Prince Hall Mason, hereafter referred to as a Malecraft Mason, then you probably have the perception that a woman in Masonry is a member of the Eastern Star or Heroines of Jericho.  You would be wrong. Co-Masonry, as Kidd tells us, started with the making a Mason of Maria Deraismes, a well known advocate of women’s rights, in France by a Malecraft … [Read More...]

The Road

The Road – a review

Some time back I fell prey to an episode of Oprah that had an interview with Cormick McCarthy, who is the author of several books, most recently the novel "The Road".  In the interview, the awkwardness between them was pronounced, but informative, especially as the guest talked about his new book and some of its over arching themes.  At the time, I made a mental note to read it and filed it away … [Read More...]

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Boxes of Rules

Too many leads to a bureaucratic nightmare. BRYCE ON MANAGEMENT When I first started in the work force, I asked my boss about … [Read More...]

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Stopping By The Lodge On A Rainy Evening

I left Tuesday's Lodge Meeting on a high  not induced by alcohol nor anything swallowed internally but by the actions of my Lodge … [Read More...]

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The Checkered Flooring

The mosaic pavement of the lodge is discussed in the lecture of the first degree. This is commonly described as the checkered … [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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Circa 1939

A remarkable film showing women Freemasons at the Masonic Temple in London congratulating Mrs Seton Challen on her enthronement as Grand Master at a reception in Mayfair... WOMEN FREEMANSONS Click the image to play the video. British Pathe historical archive. … [Read More...]

Image from Wikipedia, by Greg Skidmore, taken at the Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C. on October 7, 2011.

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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The new age of Masonic Expression and the continued excellence of David Naughton-Shires

When I first started expressing myself in Freemasonry the medium that I used was the one which all the great old Masters of Masonic scholarship used – the word, the printed word.  So I wrote many words, words of explaining, of informing, of changing, of reform – so many words.  Isn’t that what every … [Read More...]

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My Reply To Tim Bryce on How Does Freemasonry Add Value To Our Lives

This is in Reply to Tim Bryce's How Does Freemasonry Add Value To Our Lives. I second everything you said, Brother Tim.  But let me add one thing. Being with a Freemason gives me a feeling of automatically, whether we have ever met or not, of being in the presence of a person I can trust. And … [Read More...]

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The Lost Symbol – The Road Best Not Travelled

There is nothing I like better than a good murder mystery.  I cut my teeth on Sherlock Holmes, Lord Peter Wimsey, Perry Mason and Ellery Queen.  Nowadays I turn to such luminaries as John Grisham, Scott Turow, Richard North Patterson and William Bernhardt.  And that is what Dan Brown’s Lost Symbol … [Read More...]

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Sojourners

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History in the making

An Historic event took place on September 11, 2010 with the cornerstone laid at the new Judicial Center in Lancaster County Virginia. This is the first time that both The Grand Lodge of Ancient, … [Read More...]

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The Art of Being a Gentleman

The art of being a gentleman is lost. Nowadays, you can see few real gentleman in the course of your your day to day activity. In this modern day and age, acting like a gentleman is considered a … [Read More...]

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W.Bro. S. Brent Morris – on Masonic Central

Author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Freemasonry and the editor of The Scottish Rite Journal, S. Brent Morris, joined the Masonic Central podcast where he discussed the importance of the Scottish … [Read More...]

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Masonic Traveler

Secret Of The Masons: It's Not So Secret

NPR on the Masonic Trail

All things considered took a trip to the House of the Temple and had a good conversation with Br. Brent Morris. An excerpt: Best-selling author Dan Brown's latest novel, The Lost Symbol, draws heavily on the lore and mystique of the Freemasons. A visit to one of the locations in the novel, a … [Read More...]

Creating the Philosophers Stone – Winter newsletter ’09

Welcome to another edition of the quarterly newsletter from Freemason Information.As I pen this letter, winter is still in among us as we slide into early March.  This edition is coming a little later than expected, but only for the reason that there has been a lot of change and development going on … [Read More...]

A bit of Masonic Pride.

I ran across this posted on on the Three Ruffians blog from a short time back. The work that Br. Damron and his Masonic Pride team does is truly amazing. [wpsc_category=7,full] … [Read More...]

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From the Edge – Tim Bryce

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Persistence and Determination

Have you ever wanted something so bad that you worked night and day in a Herculean effort to obtain it? No? Then you do not understand the concept of persistence and determination. You probably also feel you should be entitled to something simply because you are who you are or were present when … [Read More...]

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Cultural Assimilation

When new people join companies and nonprofit groups there is a natural tendency for them to try and change the culture to suit their work habits, attitudes, and customs. Such changes are sometimes welcomed by the culture, but more often than not, it is steadfastly resisted and the person is … [Read More...]

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Stand Up For Morality (Part 7 Of 8)

BRYCE ON MORALITY - What is the effect of the decline of morality? (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. This is Part 7 in my series on “Morality” as derived from my new eBook “Stand Up for MORALITY.” In Part 6 we considered some … [Read More...]

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Videos Media

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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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The Golden Dawn

This is a subject I've explored on a few occasions, but upon finding these videos, I thought they could better illustrate the working of the Order. Perhaps unnecessary to say, like most religions the present day Golden Dawn comes in several styles, each practicing in a lineage from the systems … [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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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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