The Portale Panel

The Portale Panel by Brother Ryan J. Flynn

http://youtu.be/uHhzMI9n7wc Masonic artist Brother Ryan J. Flynn has his latest work completed, THE PORTALE PANEL - an Entered Apprentice Tracing Board. He describes this beautiful piece of art as follows: Brethren, Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to present to you my very first Tracing Board.  The Portale Panel Egg Tempera on Wood; Gold Leaf and Wood Stained Wooden Frame 24in x 36in Center panel. entire work 40 in 52in;       You can catch Brother … [Read More...]

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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...]

The Portale Panel

The Portale Panel by Brother Ryan J. Flynn

http://youtu.be/uHhzMI9n7wc Masonic artist Brother Ryan J. Flynn has his latest work completed, THE PORTALE PANEL - an Entered Apprentice Tracing Board. He describes this beautiful piece of art as follows: Brethren, Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to present to you my very first Tracing Board.  The Portale Panel Egg Tempera on Wood; Gold Leaf and Wood Stained Wooden Frame 24in x 36in Center panel. entire work 40 in 52in;       You can catch Brother … [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...]

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 Secret Temple-Masons, Mysteries, and the Founding of America

Historian and author Peter Levenda is the latest contender in the burgeoning market of Masonic histories.  His new book (published in April 09) titled "The Secret Temple: Masons, Mysteries, and the Founding of America" engages the reader in its short outline that attempts to chronicle the fraternity from its mythological pre-history to its 20th century diabolic conspiracies.  Through out, it … [Read More...]

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Book Review: The Extraordinary Catalog Of Peculiar Inventions

Every once in awhile you come across a book that is so out of the ordinary, in the subject field that your are studying, that it intrigues your fancy. Such is the book that Julia Suits has written about fraternal society initiation equipment. And equipment in this context covers a lot of ground. The title of Suits’ book is The Extraordinary Catalog of Peculiar Inventions. Suits further describes … [Read More...]

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Masonic Technology or Technologist?

Masonic Technology has become....well...Masonic Technologist. The technology staff has been hard at work creating, preparing, and … [Read More...]

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Answer To Puzzler #3 and the Presentation of Puzzler #4

1 Kings 6:7 -  In building the temple, only blocks dressed at the quarry were used, and no hammer, chisel or any other iron tool … [Read More...]

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Furnishing A New Masonic Home

It’s amazing the myriad details that have to be attended to in building a new Lodge building.  There are committees galore dealing … [Read More...]

Masonic Videos

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Want to be a Member?

Found this on Vigilant Citizen. Want to be a member? Want to be a member? If all initiations ended like this one, I bet most fraternities would be teeming with members. It reminds me of the pranks in the Demoulin catalog of Fraternal Supplies from the 30's.  I wonder if it was the … [Read More...]

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Amity or Recognition

Prince Hall Freemasonry, traditionally called "Black" Freemasonry by some, is of direct lineage from the Grand Lodge of England (1717). The Lodge that Prince Hall and the 14 others were made a Mason in was Lodge No. 441under the Irish Constitution. 1784 is the year that Bro. Hall requested and … [Read More...]

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The Grand Leveler

Not much I can say about this video, other than to comment that it seems to really come from the heart takes a serious and respectful approach to the fraternity in a very modern and contemporary way. It definitely belongs in the sphere of the Masonic nexus of the material culture. Even if you're … [Read More...]

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Nebraska: A Predictable Masonic Mess

Looking at the Masonic mess in Nebraska certain questions come to mind, such as, “How did we get to this point in Freemasonry where something like this can so easily happen? “  A hundred years ago in the Craft would any of the participants acted in this manner?  What is the difference between now … [Read More...]

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Mike McCabe Versus The Grand Lodge Of New Jersey – Part 2

Read Part 1, and Part 3. One might be inclined to ask why Mike McCabe is being so persistent in trying to get an appeal for his case, an appeal the Grand Lodge of New Jersey is trying to stonewall?  Why doesn’t he just let it go? McCabe tells us: “I once sat in a Camden County courtroom and … [Read More...]

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Realizing The Opportunity

A printed media distributed over a wide area of Georgia called The Sunday Paper has published a long story on the Gate City Lodge 2 situation titled, “Letting In A Black Man, Atlanta Freemason Lodge Fights For Equality.” The paper tells the story of Victor Marshall the soft spoken Black Army … [Read More...]

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Sojourners

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Br. Kirk MacNulty on Masonic Central

On Sunday, March 8, 2009, Masonic Central spent some time with Br. Kirk MacNulty who is the author of several Masonic books including Freemasonry: Symbols, Secrets, Significance, Freemasonry: A … [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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The Song of Saint John

From Masonic Odes and Poems by Rob Morris LL. D. 1864 How blest is the home Where the Brotherhood come! How charming the time and occasion! The love that was born, In the heart of Saint … [Read More...]

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Why Mormon’s build (re-build Solomon’s) Temples

There has yet to be a significant analysis from a Mormon practitioner on the links between Freemasonry and and the Latter Day Saints. I'm hoping one is soon to come, but as with any research, its a long road. Brigham Young and Joseph Smith (as well as Lorenzo Snow, John Taylor and Wilford … [Read More...]

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Georgia speaks. Grand Master Jennings on the Georgia Affair.

I'll save my thoughts for the end... The Grand Lodge of Georgia of Free and Accepted Masons J. Edward Jennings Jr. - Grand Master August 19,2009 EDICT No. 2009-1 TO ALL CONSTITUTENT LODGES UNDER THE CONSTITUTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF GEORGIA, FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS: WHEREAS: … [Read More...]

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Symbolism on the Winding Staircase – Seven the Magic Number

Missed the beginning? Read: Part 1 - Masonic Symbolism on the Winding Staircase   Part 2 - Symbolism on the Winding Staircase – 5 steps upon the stair  From the three steps to the five steps, we now stand at the landing of to the far end of the middle chamber.  On this journey we have climbed … [Read More...]

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From the Edge – Tim Bryce

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A Simpler Time

BRYCE ON CHANGE - Were the good old days really better? (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. As we grow older, we tend to get aggravated by the complexities of the world and yearn for simpler times. You suddenly recognize the … [Read More...]

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Managing a Nonprofit Organization

Recently I was adding up the number of Board of Directors I have served on over the years for nonprofit organizations. This includes computer societies, fraternal organizations, homeowner associations, even Little League. The number was close to 40 where I have served in some capacity or other, … [Read More...]

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Instant Karma’s Gonna Get You

I shot out a traffic light the other day with my shotgun, one that has been giving me fits lately as I go to work. No, I didn't actually shoot it, but I have found myself fantasizing about doing so lately as I have become increasingly agitated while waiting on this particular light. In fact, I've … [Read More...]

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Videos Media

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The Masonic Bible

Two interesting "non-Masonic" takes on the Masonic bible. I have to admit its amusing to me the degree that these are extolled as "satanic" or "evil" which I suppose just goes to show how little is known or understood about the fraternity today from these obviously very old Bibles. Enjoy I … [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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The Realization of Truth

One of my favorite scenes in any movie occurs at the climax of the classic film Ben-Hur. During the scene where Jesus is carrying his crucifix through Jerusalem, he collapses underneath the weight of his burden. As Simon of Cyrene is ordered by the Roman soldiers to pick up Jesus' cross, Judah … [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...]