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Who is the better Mason?

BRYCE ON FREEMASONRY - The individual or a Lodge officer? I have been wrestling with a conundrum lately regarding Freemasonry: Who is the better Mason, the person who is properly initiated, passed and raised a Master Mason and disappears shortly thereafter, or the Mason who becomes an officer of the Lodge? Let me give you my spin on it. There may be many reasons why a Mason drops out of sight; first, his occupation may require him to work difficult hours or to cause him to move to another … [Read More...]

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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...]

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...]

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The Lost Symbol – a review

This review in two parts, one from a lay reader perspective, and one from a Masonic perspective. The Masonic perspective can be found here. Dan Brown's new book, The Lost Symbol,  reminded me of a parable.  A parable is a story embellished with perhaps some grains of reality to convey a broader idea of truth.  Dan Brown in his new book, The Lost Symbol, has artfully woven an update of an … [Read More...]

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Chemical Wedding

The 2008 film Chemical Wedding is a fictional story about the resurrection of the 20th century occultist Aleister Crowley. Written by Bruce Dickinson--yes, THE Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden--and Julian Doyle, it is best described as a low budget horror flick. It fulfills every expectation that that description creates: the story line is kind of cheesy, the effects are mediocre, and it features … [Read More...]

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Unjustly Accused

The Derek Gordon saga continues.  The Grand Lodge of Arkansas has rescheduled Gordon’s Masonic trial but demanded he bring a copy … [Read More...]

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Stand Up For Morality (Part 5 of 8)

BRYCE ON MORALITY - The observation of consequences (reward and punishment) is an important part of learning moral … [Read More...]

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Iberian Center for Masonic Studies Call for Papers

The Iberian Center for Masonic Studies (CIEM) calls all Spanish, Portuguese, English and French speaking masons to participate in … [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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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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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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Mainstream Scottish Rite Recognizes Prince Hall Scottish Rite In All States

From Federal Lodge No 1  Washington, D.C. “Exciting news today from Washington D.C.! The Supreme Council, 33º, of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States, and Mother Supreme Council of the World, in session this week, announced that it is formally … [Read More...]

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Don’t Be A Taliban Freemason

Stephen Dafoe's There's A Hole In Our Bucket article was a solid reinforcement analysis of what he and I and others have been writing about for some time now. American Freemasonry is like the NFL Indianapolis Colts until just recently.  The Colts spent all their money on offense and not much on … [Read More...]

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Seeking Answers, Hearing Consequences

Most of us have a Mentor/Confessor, somebody special and trustworthy we go to when things don’t make sense or problems ensue. I have been in touch with mine quite often lately regarding the developments in Mainstream Masonry and the difficulties in reporting same. Grand Lodges are in a lot of … [Read More...]

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Sojourners

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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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Teachings of Diogenes-Lesson 2 Honesty

On one bright, clear day, Diogenes was walking up and down the market place, holding a lighted lantern high in front of him and peering around as if searching for something. When people gaped and … [Read More...]

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The Unity of Light – a Universal Temple of Freemasonry

by Charles Lloyd Mashburn Jr. 32° Thunderbolt Lodge # 693 Thunderbolt, Georgia Preface As a young Freemason involved in my Blue Lodge and Scottish Rite of the Valley of Savannah, Georgia … [Read More...]

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Dan Brown to write the Screenplay of The Lost Symbol

From the Hollywood Reporter - Mega-selling mystery author Dan Brown has taken over writing duties on the film adaptation of The Lost Symbol. This is the first time Brown has taken on the job as screen writer as Akiva Goldsman adapted Da Vinci Code and co-wrote, with David Koepp, Angels and … [Read More...]

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Anubis erected over Denver International Airport.

The NWO is at it again, only this time, they have REALLY let the cat out of the bag. Now that the Facebook/Freemason conspiracy has been let loose, the Death Reference Desk blog is reporting that Denver Airport, the NWO American Concentration camp, has divulged its true Egyptian/Luciferian … [Read More...]

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Possessed by the Devil of Commercial Avarice

I take great wisdom from Albert Pike. When taken in portion, his writings in Morals and Dogma strike me almost a prophecy along the lines of Nostradamus or the Oracles of Delphi. It was in a deep reading of his work on the third degree that I found the passages below. In navigating his writing in … [Read More...]

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From the Edge – Tim Bryce

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Print On-Demand (POD) – Very Cool

BRYCE ON TECHNOLOGY - Finally, a "do it yourself" approach for book publishing. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. I know eBooks have made substantial gains in terms of popularity, but having a hard copy can still be very … [Read More...]

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Tim’s Travel Planning Checklist

BRYCE ON MANAGEMENT - Don't leave home without it. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. Travel used to be fun and carefree; you grabbed your tickets, got on the airplane and off you went. Thanks to terrorists though, the TSA, and the … [Read More...]

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Stand Up For Morality (PART 4 OF 8)

BRYCE ON MORALITY - The observation of consequences (reward and punishment) is an important part of learning moral values. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. This is Part 4 in my series on "Morality" as derived from my new eBook … [Read More...]

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Post modern charity – how it degrades and demoralizes.

Interesting video on post modern charity. Philosopher Slavoj Zizek investigates the surprising ethical implications of charitable giving.  It makes an interesting case of how charity has changed in modern society. … [Read More...]

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A Modern History of the OTO

Originally published on Jan 10, 2013, in the video author and publisher James Wasserman shares his experience in the development of the modern Thelemic movement, some observations on the contemporary scene, and his continued enthusiasm for the spiritual teachings of Aleister Crowley. Wasserman, you … [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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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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