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...]

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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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 Hour Glass

The Hour Glass African American Freemasonry In The State Of New York 1812-2012 By Ezekiel M.Bey Talented Prince Hall Masonic authors and writers are not as plentiful as grapes on the vine. So when one comes along we need to take notice and pay close attention to his works. Such a man is Ezekiel M. Bey whose latest book is “The Hour Glass, African American Freemasonry In The State Of … [Read More...]

Secret Societies

Two publications Every Mason should pick up!

Two publications that I happened upon today (one that landed in my mailbox and the other that landed in my cart). The first happens to be a Masonic publication from The Masonic Society, aptly called The Journal of the Masonic Society, issue No. 2. You may recognize the cover, I know it's familiar to me. This second issue is late in coming for the Autumn edition, but worth the wait. It … [Read More...]

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Freemasonry and Sufism: Two Roads One Destination

by Carlos Antonio Martinez, Jr., 32º, P:.V:.M:.K:. “My heart can adopt all forms, I follow the religion of Love: Whichever road … [Read More...]

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Faith

The LORD said to me, “Take a large scroll and write on it with an ordinary pen: Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz. And I will call in Uriah … [Read More...]

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The Grand Lodge of Arkansas

The Grand Lodge of Arkansas is the next stop on the tour of American Grand Lodges. Arkansas Masonic membership: 17,082 - … [Read More...]

Masonic Videos

Wilbert M. Curtis Texas Prince Hall Library Museum

Wilbert M. Curtis Texas Prince Hall Library Museum

The Wilbert M. Curtis Texas Prince Hall Library Museum located at the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Free & Accepted Masons of Texas in Fort Worth will open its doors to the public during Black History Month 2013. … [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...]

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 of … [Read More...]

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The Bee Hive

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The Old Past Master Part Two

The Old Past Master pulled into the Lodge parking lot later than usual.  Others had already arrived.  He sat in the car for a bit, contemplating all that had taken place over the last three months. He had been in charge of the committee to look into selling the building and renting elsewhere. It's … [Read More...]

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More Light On The Arkansas Shriner Purge

A big factor in this whole  Arkansas Shrine affair has been overlooked by many. Potentate Buffington who was expelled from the Grand Lodge of Arkansas was not also expelled from the Shrine BECAUSE HE WAS STILL A MASON. He had dual membership also being a member of the Grand Lodge of Iowa. AND THE … [Read More...]

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The Transformative Power of Masonry

Where were you first made a Mason? In your heart And in your heart shall Masonry always be. Brother Harmon Weston recently posted this on the Blue Lite Forum. In The Farmers Almanac for 1823 published at Andover, Mass., the following was printed under the heading, Definition of a … [Read More...]

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Sojourners

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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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Symbols and Symbolism

ANCIENT MYSTERIES AND SYMBOLISM With respect to the term “Mysteries”, no semi-educated mind can doubt that Symbols (especially Masonic symbols) were the Universal Language of Ancient … [Read More...]

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Natya Raja

In this segment of the Sojourners, this piece, Natya Raja, comes to us from Sanjay Mandaiker.  I met Sanjay through a few  posts about his work with Esoteric Travels, of which Sanjay is the owner. … [Read More...]

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Masonic Traveler

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Surprise mystery guests on Masonic Central

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, tonight's show is a detour from the norm with a duet of suprise mystery guests.  It offers a unique glimpse into a little seen segment of Masonry that we know will delight and entertain you on this last Sunday before the Thanksgiving holiday. Missed the … [Read More...]

Timothy Hogan author of Alchemical Keys to Masonic Ritual

Join on this Sunday, November 16th on Masonic Central as we talk to Brother Timothy Hogan about his book "The Alchemical Keys To Masonic Ritual". Its sure to be an enlightening conversation on Alchemy, Ritual, and the "secrets" of Freemasonry as we explore the connections between alchemy, gnosticism … [Read More...]

Morals and Dogma in the 21st Century

Missed the live pod cast?  Listen to it Now! Join us as we talk to the authors and editors from Stone Guild Publishing about their recent release of the the book Morals & Dogma for the 21st Century which is the only edition that is not abridged, a digest, or an editorial commentary of the … [Read More...]

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From the Edge – Tim Bryce

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Craftsmanship is a State of Mind

BRYCE ON MANAGEMENT - It is also a universally applicable concept. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. I have been writing on the virtues of craftsmanship for many years now. I have also given presentations on the subject and … [Read More...]

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Personal Peccadilloes

BRYCE ON FAMILY & TRAVEL - Why we behave the way we do under close quarters. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. Holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas typically bring members of the family together, as does family vacations … [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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The Age Old Question: Is Freemasonry A Religion?

http://youtu.be/75gCDrOhWfg   Yes, Freemasonry Is Religion, And It’s Incompatible With Some Christian Beliefs. Here’s Why. Matt Gallagher July 21, 2014 I’ve been a Freemason for only about four years, but I’ve already done a lot of changing in my views. One view I used to have, … [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...]

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 of … [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...]

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