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The Durhams Of Fairfield

  Past Grand Historian of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas, Dr. Rev. Bro. Robert L. Uzzel,  has a new book out, “The Durhams of Fairfield.” This is Uzzel’s Roots story, tracing his wife’s family genealogy. The Durhams, Black and White, originated in Fairfield County, South Carolina. Those that were slaves later moved with their Masters to DeSoto Parish, Louisiana.  From the early 1850s to 1930 DeSoto Parish was the home of Mansfield Female College, the oldest … [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...]

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The Durhams Of Fairfield

  Past Grand Historian of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas, Dr. Rev. Bro. Robert L. Uzzel,  has a new book out, “The Durhams of Fairfield.” This is Uzzel’s Roots story, tracing his wife’s family genealogy. The Durhams, Black and White, originated in Fairfield County, South Carolina. Those that were slaves later moved with their Masters to DeSoto Parish, Louisiana.  From the early 1850s to 1930 DeSoto Parish was the home of Mansfield Female College, the oldest … [Read More...]

THE MEANING OF LIFE

BRYCE ON LIFE - It is ultimately about good versus evil. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. In the Monty Python movie, "The Meaning of Life," the troupe offers a tongue-in-cheek explanation; "Well, it's nothing very special: Try to be nice to people; avoid eating fat; read a good book every now and then; get some walking in; and try to live together in peace and harmony with people of all creeds and nations." Their explanation … [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...]

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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...]

ashlar in freemasonry

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 … [Read More...]

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Further Light…by Jim Tresner

This work is a little informational book subtitled Helpful Information for New Master Masons and is intended for those Masons just … [Read More...]

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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 … [Read More...]

Conference of Grand Masters Prince Hall Masons

PHA Conference Of Grandmasters Website

One of the interesting items that Grand Master Wilbert M. Curtis introduced us to at our summer Grand Session of PHA Texas was the … [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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Circa 1939

A remarkable film showing women Freemasons at the Masonic Temple in London congratulating Mrs Seton Challen on her enthronement as Grand Master at a reception in Mayfair... WOMEN FREEMANSONS Click the image to play the video. British Pathe historical archive. … [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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Pride of Mt. Pisgah #135

Two weeks ago Pride of Mt. Pisgah #135 Prince Hall Texas had its election and installation of new officers.  For those who think that all Lodges operate  always holding to a line of succession, I have news for you.  Pride of Mt. Pisgah does not always.  The last chnage in line two years ago saw the … [Read More...]

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The Personification Of A Mason

Here is something to frame and hang on your wall nearby where you can glance at it now and then. This excerpt is taken from the Address to the brethren given very close to the end of the installation of the officers of a lodge according to the “English” or British Columbia “Canadian Work”  It … [Read More...]

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The Badge Of A Mason

Once again The Beehive is proud to present a paper from Brother Wayne Anderson’s Weekly Newsletter. Brother Anderson hails from Ontario, Canada and E-Mails out a paper each week, usually on Sunday, to everybody on his list. To get on Brother Anderson’s list E-Mail him at … [Read More...]

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A typical masonic lodge dinner

Euna Stubbs’ Meatloaf

Someone check the Old charges and see if they require us to use paper plates. I'm just back from looking at them and I don’t find any reference, so I thought perhaps I would draft my own. III. Of … [Read More...]

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All Masonic Expo – If you happen to be near Cheektowaga, NY.

This is a little late to make hard plans for, but if you happen to be near Cheektowaga, NY tomorrow...   you might want to drop in to say hello, and if you do, tell them that we sent … [Read More...]

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The Song of Saint John

From Masonic Odes and Poems by Rob Morris LL. D. 1864 How blest is the home Where the Brotherhood come! How charming the time and occasion! The love that was born, In the heart of Saint … [Read More...]

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Masonic Traveler

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Bob Davis 33°, GC, Secretary of the Guthrie Oklahoma Scottish Rite

Join us in our discussion with Brother Bob Davis 33°, GC, and Secretary of the Guthrie Oklahoma Scottish Rite. Br. Robert is the author of Understanding Manhood in America and the writer behind the blog Papers of Robert G. Davis. Who can argue that experience and leadership are two of the most … [Read More...]

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Masonic Center for Youth and Families

Masonry helping the community, a subject near and dear to me especially given its taking shape in California. The Masonic Homes of California today announced the opening of the Masonic Center for Youth and Families, a not-for-profit, outpatient facility that will provide integrated … [Read More...]

Indian Freemasonry

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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From the Edge – Tim Bryce

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Loud and Clear

My father has been gone for six years now. We worked together for nearly thirty years and in that time, he taught me the ins and outs of the information systems industry and the corporate world. What I particularly miss about him is the arguments we would get into. I don't mean vicious discourse but … [Read More...]

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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 … [Read More...]

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Our Governing Documents

BRYCE ON GOVERNMENT - The written instruments used to govern and shape America. NOTE: You may want to "bookmark" this column and pass the web address on to others, particularly young people. I have many pamphlets describing the country's governing documents, such as the Declaration of … [Read More...]

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Videos Media

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Jay-Z’s playing with us now.

So Jay-Z isn't a Freemason... but his line of Rocawear is. Not so new, but just in time for fathers day, is the Masters of the Craft T-shirt straight up with the Square and Compass. Called the Circle T, its one a few in the Rocawear line (both new and old) that's riffing off the whole … [Read More...]

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...]

the grand leveler

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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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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