halloween as a hermetic tradition

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...]

halloween as a hermetic tradition

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...]

Ryan Flynn Masonic Artist

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...]

Sights, Sounds and Words

Bullocks Revolutionary Brotherhood

The Origins of Freemasonry & Revolutionary Brotherhood

I have never reviewed two books together before but there is a good reason for doing so.  "The Origins of Freemasonry: Facts and Fictions" by The Origins of Freemasonry: Facts and Fictions and "Revolutionary Brotherhood" by Steven Bullock are both written by historians who are not Freemasons.  They both write from the same point of view, that is they look at the world through the same discipline … [Read More...]

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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...]

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Freemasonry From the Edge

Masonic Central Episode 2 – Brother Tim Bryce

If you didn't listen last night live, or you haven’t downloaded it yet from ITunes or via Talkshoe, then your missing on of the … [Read More...]

Backyard Freemason – Sacred Geometry

These videos demonstrate some seriously fascinating practical, and spiritual benefits of studying and applying Sacred Geometry in … [Read More...]

I Need Your Help!

I need your help in starting an effort that is intended to help enhance the York Rite in my state and hopefully nationwide. A key … [Read More...]

Masonic Videos

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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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Rick Ross’s Free Mason = Fraternal Shark Jump?

The new song from Rick Ross featuring Jay-Z off the Teflon Don Album. I'll let the song and lyrics speak for themselves. Free Mason. And a bit more from Rick Ro$$ on the title and lyrics. MTV Shows I get that Free masonry is deep in the pocket of material culture, and that it has a … [Read More...]

Genesis of Freemasonry by Dr David Harrison

The History of Freemasonry with David Harrison

Historian Dr David Harrison constructs the hidden history of Freemasonry through a mixture of mediaeval guild societies, alchemy and necromancy. From his book The Genesis of Freemasonry, this video comes from On the Level in which Andrew Selwyn -Crome interviews Historian Dr David Harrison. In … [Read More...]

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The Bee Hive

War Of The Worldviews

War of the Worldviews

If you are reading this you are going to think that this is a little far removed from Freemasonry. You may even think that it violates the principle of discussing religion inside Freemasonry. But you would be wrong. The prohibition in most jurisdictions is against allowing sectarian religion and … [Read More...]

Prince Hall Freemasonry In The Lone Star State From Cuney to Curtis, 1875-2003

Prince Hall Freemasonry In The Lone Star State

Prince Hall Freemasonry In The Lone Star State From Cuney to Curtis, 1875-2003 Rev. Bro. Dr. Robert L. Uzzel has penned a very comprehensive look into Texas Prince Hall Masonry from its inception into the 21st century as well as a look into society, politics, and some of the events that shaped … [Read More...]

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Message To The Un-Lodged Mason – Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing, Baby

Online Internet Freemasonry tends to be educational, philosophical , reform minded and at times argumentative. Those of us involved in Internet Freemasonry tend to spend more time exploring the fine points of the philosophical side of the Craft, a side we never get from our Lodge, than actually … [Read More...]

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Sojourners

Secret Of The Masons: It's Not So Secret

NPR Highlights New Masons

Rachel Martin of NPR files this story about contemporary Freemasonry. Similar in tone to the famous LA Times story of 2008, the story highlights the new generation of masons and show them in a … [Read More...]

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The Habitation of The Grand Architect

a poem by Bro. Rev. J. Gierlow From The Masonic Mirror, October, 1872 God dwells in light! Before the ocean of unmeasured space Was islanded with stars serenely bright­ Reflecting back the … [Read More...]

Lodge Twittering…

It may come as no surprise to many of you but I, being a techie person, do use Twitter.  Surprise, surprise!!! Many people ask me why I use twitter.  For the longest time I couldn't figure it out.  … [Read More...]

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Masonic Traveler

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Academia and speculation – two sides to the same coin.

I never know where I'll end up in my meandering on the web.  At times (most times in fact) its a journey down a labyrinthine path to no where, the proverbial Alice through the looking glass, only to end up behind the mirror. But today, in only a short time, I stumbled across two sites that seemed … [Read More...]

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Tommy Lee, Syfy, Culture Shock – what could go wrong?

"... Midgets were everywhere, saying, in their helium voices, "Welcome to Tommyland, welcome to Tommyland, hee-hee-hee," as they unrolled a red carpet ..." - Motley Crue: The Dirt Hustler Magazine says of the guy "Tommy Lee is a modern-day Dean Martin. Men want to be him, and women want to f*#k … [Read More...]

History of Hermeticism

Lineage in 6 minutes.  Its not so much a deep discovery, but there are enough familliar names in here to be followed and tracked down to get a good perspective of the Hermetic philosophy. Enjoy. … [Read More...]

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From the Edge – Tim Bryce

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When Membership Declines

The answer is NOT to raise dues. BRYCE ON NON-PROFITS I have been around nonprofit organizations of all kinds for several years. I don't know about you, but I have found far too many in decline due to such things as apathy, lack of relevance, or just bad public relations. Regardless of the … [Read More...]

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RESISTING CHANGE

BRYCE ON MANAGEMENT - Who is defending the status quo in your business? Are they right? (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. I have been fortunate to have visited a lot of companies in my lifetime as a consultant. I have also … [Read More...]

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How Much Do We Really Use Our Head?

Not as much as you may think. BRYCE ON MANAGEMENT Ever wonder what goes through people's heads? Or maybe you have heard yourself say, "What the hell are you thinking of?" It shouldn't come as a surprise to find a lot of people don't use their head during the day. A couple of years ago I wrote a … [Read More...]

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Videos Media

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Usain Bolt and the Masonic Ring.

This should be filed under the material culture of Freemasonry, the validity of which is open to interpretation.  Yet, the video illustrates the story itself. The footage comes from the Usain Bolt's DJ Challenge channel on YouTube within which the Olympic medalist talks about his love of music … [Read More...]

teflon don

Rick Ross’s Free Mason = Fraternal Shark Jump?

The new song from Rick Ross featuring Jay-Z off the Teflon Don Album. I'll let the song and lyrics speak for themselves. Free Mason. And a bit more from Rick Ro$$ on the title and lyrics. MTV Shows I get that Free masonry is deep in the pocket of material culture, and that it has a … [Read More...]

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“Mad” Management

Some management lessons from 1961. NOTE:  This is from my consulting practice, but also has bearing on the management of a Lodge. One of the reasons AMC’s “Mad Men” television show is so popular is that it tries to authentically depict American attitudes and moods of the early 1960′s, including … [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...]

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...]