Paul Revere

Happy Patriots Day

  https://youtu.be/jVlelup3dJk   Once again it is time for The Beehive’s annual Patriot’s Day message. Patriots Day is an obscure holiday celebrated in just one county – Middlesex – in Massachusetts. In the early years of our nation it was a National holiday but gradually July 4th supplanted a similar celebration. Patriot’s Day commemorates the first battles of the American Revolution in Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts on April 19, 1775 where the shot was fired … [Read More...]

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The Ashlar

In this installment of Symbols & Symbolism, we look at a reading from Albert G. Mackey's Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, on the Ashlar - a symbol familiar to every individual made a mason. More installments are available here under Symbols & Symbolism, and on YouTube. "Freestone as it comes out of the of the quarry." - Bailey. In Speculative Masonry we adopt the ashlar in two different states, in the Apprentice's Degree. The Rough Ashlar, or stone in its rude and unpolished condition, … [Read More...]

Paul Revere

Happy Patriots Day

  https://youtu.be/jVlelup3dJk   Once again it is time for The Beehive’s annual Patriot’s Day message. Patriots Day is an obscure holiday celebrated in just one county – Middlesex – in Massachusetts. In the early years of our nation it was a National holiday but gradually July 4th supplanted a similar celebration. Patriot’s Day commemorates the first battles of the American Revolution in Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts on April 19, 1775 where the shot was fired … [Read More...]

The Frustration Factor

BRYCE ON LIFE - How we become more impatient as we enter our sixties. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. My daughter came home for a visit recently. During the course of our conversations, she made the observation, “Dad, you’re not as patient as you used to be.” This caught me off guard, and in reflection, she was right. Whereas I was more tolerant years ago, now I am more black and white. At first, I dismissed the subject until … [Read More...]

Encyclopedia of Freemasonry

The Christianization of Freemasonry

In this installment of Symbols & Symbolism, we look at a reading from Albert G. Mackey's Encyclopedia of Freemasonry on the Christening of Freemasonry, a sentiment that Mackey feels "... does not belong to the ancient system" of Freemasonry. You can read more installments of Mackey's Encyclopedia under Symbols & Symbolism here on this site and video of these segments on YouTube. The interpretation of the symbols of Freemasonry from a Christian point of view is a theory adopted by … [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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What Does Brotherhood Mean

From Albert G. Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, this installment of Symbols & Symbolism presents his exploration of what the term Brother and Brotherhood means. Look for more installments on Symbols & Symbolism here, and on YouTube. Brother The term which Freemasons apply to each other. Freemasons are Brethren, not only by common participation of the human nature, but as … [Read More...]

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Symbolism on the Winding Staircase – 5 steps upon the stair

Missed the series?  Read: Part 1 - Masonic Symbolism on the Winding Staircase   Part 2 - Symbolism on the Winding Staircase – 5 steps upon the stair Part 3 - Symbolism on the Winding Staircase – Seven the Magic Number 5 Steps Upon the Winding Staircase. The second degree holds a wealth of esoteric study and contemplation.   In the preceding examination we looked at the depth and … [Read More...]

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Ryan Flynn - Artist and Freemason

The Multi Talented Masonic Graphic Artist Brother Ryan J. Flynn

There is a new Masonic graphic artist on the scene and he is on fire! Brother Ryan Flynn, Senior Deacon of Ancient York Lodge No … [Read More...]

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Why saying Happy Holidays is ok.

The U.S. Constitution says in the first amendment that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or … [Read More...]

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The Path Of Destruction

This year my Grand Lodge will be involved in a major struggle for power at its Grand Session. So once again I am dismayed at the … [Read More...]

Masonic Videos

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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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The Broken Column

From Albert G. Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, this installment of Symbols & Symbolism presents his exploration of the Broken Column. Note, some links have been added as reference to the original quoted sources. Look for future installments on Symbols & Symbolism here, and on … [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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The Bee Hive

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More On Mass Murderer Breivik, A Freemason

Norwegian Anders Bering Breivik has been arrested for the mass murder of 92 people in two separate incidents. The first incident was a bomb that exploded in Oslo's central government district. Reportedly aimed at Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoitenberg, the blast killed seven people. It is … [Read More...]

Howie Damron

Howie Damron Performance

Just received from Howie Damron Were Celebrating the new album being finished "My Masonic Legacy". The Release date is this Sunday. I have been asked to do my first Free Performance Web Cast on Www.HowieDamron.com at 9:00pm 7-31-11 which is this Sunday Evening. I hope you can attend as well as all … [Read More...]

Florida Masonic Scandal

2 Down, 19,998 to go: FL Grand Master Quantifies the Purge

Corey Bryson who was forced into resigning from the Grand Lodge of Florida because of his Pagan/Deist religious beliefs has written some follow up information in the new blog he has started, Musings Of A Pagan Mason. This sheds further light on how radical fundamentalist the Grand Master of Florida … [Read More...]

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Sojourners

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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 … [Read More...]

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The Catholic Church and Freemasonry

by John J. McManus. Prepared for Gate City 2, Atlanta, GA, as the fifth installment of their Religion & Culture series. Copyright 2009, originally published May 26, 2009 Rev Mr. John J. McManus, … [Read More...]

Square and Compass

Veiled Square & Hidden Compasses

By Brother Isaiah Coffey Namaste Hopefully this response will find each of you Immortal Light Beings within the best of health, spirits and the 4 immeasurable states of mind: joy, love, compassion … [Read More...]

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Masonic Traveler

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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 weren't so different than the ones you and I might post today on social media. A few of my Marginalia favorites from Brain Pickings: I'm very cold. New parchment, bad … [Read More...]

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Happy Pi Day

What celebration of the study of mathematics would be complete without taking a day off for pie, strike that I mean Pi? We can pick up a brief history on the numerical letter from Wikipedia which may pique the interest of some readers and its relation to the Temple of Solomon, as it … [Read More...]

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Michael Jackson’s Masonic Resting Place

Michael Jackson is said to be interred in his final resting place today at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.  But few, outside of certain circles, know that amidst the beautiful statues and reliquaries stands a lonely Masonic memorial, that is in fact one of the largest sculptures … [Read More...]

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From the Edge – Tim Bryce

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What Drives the Anti-Masons?

Everybody is worried about Masons taking over the world. Heck, we can't even organize a picnic. - A Mason from Washington state. To find an Anti-Mason, you need look no further than the Internet for there is an abundance of discourse on the Net berating and misrepresenting the fraternity. As … [Read More...]

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10% Effectiveness

Hmm... I came across an interesting management study today that discussed the ineffectiveness of managers. This study is equally applicable to the fraternity and may give us some insight why the fraternity is floundering. In a study by academics Heike Bruch and Sumantra Ghoshal, they revealed some … [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...]

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Videos Media

Battle of Bunker Hill

Grand Historian Walter H. Hunt Commemorates The Battle Of Bunker Hill June 17, 1775

On June 17, 1775 some 2000+ British troops commanded by General Thomas Gage stormed Breed’s Hill where the rebels were encamped. Among subsequent charges up the hill that day Dr. Joseph Warren, Grand Master of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Massachusetts and a Major General was slain.  This was a … [Read More...]

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Occult Forces at the Heart of Freemasonry

Occult Forces at the heart of Freemasonry is an English translation of the film titled Forces Occultes - Au Coeur De La Franc-Maconnerie. The film's full title is Occult Forces - The mysteries of Freemasonry and was released in French theaters in 1943. None of whats in this video could … [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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Most Talked About

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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...]

Georgia Masonic Black Ball

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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