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Boston Time Capsule Returned To Its 1795 Burial Place, With A Few Modern Items

  The Guardian reports: In an elaborate ceremony steeped in tradition, a time capsule dating to 1795 was returned on Wednesday to the cornerstone of the Massachusetts Statehouse, with a set of 2015 US mint coins and a silver plaque added to its contents for a future generation to discover.   A procession of freemasons […]

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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. […]

The secretary of the Commonweath of Massachusetts, William Francis Galvin, Governor Charlie Baker and Masonic grand master Harvey Waugh

Boston Time Capsule Returned To Its 1795 Burial Place, With A Few Modern Items

  The Guardian reports: In an elaborate ceremony steeped in tradition, a time capsule dating to 1795 was returned on Wednesday to the cornerstone of the Massachusetts Statehouse, with a set of 2015 US mint coins and a silver plaque added to its contents for a future generation to discover.   A procession of freemasons […]

Our Legacy

BRYCE ON LIFE – Will we be remembered for tangible objects or the people we come in contact with? (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. Something just about all of us consider at some point in our lives is our legacy, be it […]

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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 […]

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Help Wanted

Help wanted is an occasional missive from a visitor to Freemason Information. Frequently they arrive in our Contact Us mail box and ask a specific or unique question about some aspect of Freemasonry. This note is from a visitor to the website named LeiLani who makes an inquiry regarding a Masonic Document she found at […]

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Masonic Symbolism on the Winding Staircase

On our way to the Sanctum Sanctorum, the newly made Mason undertakes a passage through what is commonly called the Middle Chamber.  The reference into the middle way is through the temple of Solomon, and the pathway to the Holy of Holies, the adytum in which the Holy Ark of the covenant resides at the the Kodesh Hakodashim, or the place in which deity dwells.  In that journey through the middle … [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 … [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 … [Read More...]

The Wisdom of the Ages – Esoteric Freemasonry Explained

Esoteric Freemasonry Explained by a Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council. From YouTube. I love where he says that the Scottish Rite has found the keys to esoteric knowledge and is the direct and true descendant of the ancient mysteries. Can anyone … [Read More...]

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Patriots Day

April 19th is Patriots Day in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  It marks the day of the first Battle of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775 , the Battle of Lexington & Concord - "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" & "The Shot Heard Round The … [Read More...]

Masonic Videos

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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 Coaches Coach – Building Builders

The Coaches Coach by Dr. John S. Nagy from WEOFM Br. John Nagy has been a friend of FmI for a while. You may remember his from his past appearances on the Masonic Central pod cast. He is the author of the Building... series of books, and his blog Building Builders. This video below comes … [Read More...]

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Knights Templar on Parade

Interesting video from the web. The heading on the YouTube page says the footage comes from a Danville, Illinois, Parade … [Read More...]

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The Bee Hive

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The Old Past Master Battles Mainstream Madness – Part 2

Exactly two weeks to the day The Old Past Master pulled into the Lodge's parking lot and parked right next to the Master's car. He was extra early but still the Master had beaten him there.  Breezing into the office he found Worshipful Reynolds at his desk. "Evening Worshipful," offered The Old … [Read More...]

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Supply Side Versus Vulture Freemasonry

Reflecting on the last few years in Freemasonry, I have been remembering what a friend of mine always said, “Nobody knows who we are anymore.”  This was always followed by an intense debate over modern Freemasonry’s use of Institutionalized charity to solve that problem.  He thought all the charity … [Read More...]

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Answer To Puzler #8

1) The point within a circle has a very specific masonic meaning. Is there any biblical or historical reference to this ancient symbol that should be known by us today? 2) We all know that masonically, the parallel lines represent the Holy Saints John, but why are lodges dedicated to the memory … [Read More...]

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Sojourners

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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...]

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The Petition Against Clandestine Freemasonry

The following is from a comment posted by Brother Charles M. Harper Sr. on the post Bar Sinister Clandestine Hazing. Upon receiving it, I thought it warranted its own post given the depth to which he … [Read More...]

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And then man said…let there be LIGHT

With the Hadron Collider as the inspiration, scientists are now looking for new linear super collider that's even bigger with costs expected to exceed £8.5 billion with funding from China, India, and … [Read More...]

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Lon Milo DuQuette on Masonic Central

Within in Freemasonry, there are many titles and attributes bestowed upon its members, but few come to the table with the appellation of Magus. With a number of books having flowed from from his pen and a good many years of practice under an adept hand, Brother Lon Milo DuQuette is a stand-out … [Read More...]

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The Occult of Personality on Masonic Central

Few places give you consistent discourse on the occult and the western mystery tradition. And even fewer present the thought leaders within that field. Masonic circles aside, few are the sources to find this type of conversation, and even fewer that produce it with the passion that c does. Missed … [Read More...]

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Masonic Central at the Movies

Its MOVIE TIME! Join us this Sunday for another edition of Table Talk on Masonic Central as we talk about Freemasonry in the movies. Its something that all of us as Masons like to titillate about in lodges, during meetings, and on the web, so lets take a minute and look at three films that … [Read More...]

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From the Edge – Tim Bryce

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Three Types of Masons

The best things in life come in threes, like friends, dreams, and memories.  Anonymous I've always believed in the concept of threes and the power of the triangle. Being a management consultant specializing in Information Technology, I've encountered this phenomenon too many times to consider it … [Read More...]

NONSENSE SONGS

BRYCE ON MUSIC - It is interesting what we remember. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. Ever drive along in a car and suddenly an old tune comes to your lips, perhaps something from your childhood? Recently, I found myself blurting … [Read More...]

Deputy of the Year

Dunedin Lodge (FL) Recognizes Dep. Todd Hoddinott as “Deputy of the Year”

The Master of Dunedin Lodge, W:.Mike Palenik (right), congratulates Deputy Todd Hoddinott. Looking on is the Deputy's wife, Lisa. Click on photo to enlarge.  DUNEDIN, FL, USA (November 28, 2011) - As has become a tradition for the last seven years, Dunedin Masonic Lodge No. 192 recognized 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 Gift of Irish Freemasonry from WEOFM

The latest video in the 2011 Worldwide Exemplification of Freemasonry is up at the weofm.org website, which is titled The Gift of Irish Freemasonry. The video is presented by the Right Worshipful Brother Bob Bashford, PM, Past Grand Master Standard Bearer, Provincial Grand Librarian, and Editor … [Read More...]

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Moving Fremasonry into the MMORPG

MMORPG: Massively multiplayer online role-playing game Just read a blog post on We Fly Spitfires, an MMORPG blog (which is another way of saying online gaming). The post was called Video Games and Freemasonry and the author, a brother, made some great points about how the lodge could attract … [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...]