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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 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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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...]

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

The new Bible called “the book”

There was an article on NPR's Marketplace a short while ago that talked about a new high gloss slick designed Holy Bible called Bible Illuminated: The Book coming from illuminatedworld.com, whose publisher Dag Soderberg released it in Sweden to a seemingly starving audience of believers to ashamed to carry and display the good book. Sales of the book were "unprecedented" because people no longer … [Read More...]

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Be All You Can Be in Occult America

I just had the pleasure of finishing Mitch Horowitz's book Occult America and am a bit surprised at the story it tells, and some of what it doesn't. Only recently did I come across the 2010 Bantum Books edition, (the first edition published in hardback in 2009) and it was the sub headline of the books title Occult America: White House Seances, Ouija Circles, Masons, and the Secret Mystic … [Read More...]

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Atlantis Old and New

What if Plato's account of Atlantis was a metaphor for a much greater distribution and spread of the Mediterranean peoples? From … [Read More...]

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Ol’ Leroy McKrank and Lodge Donations

Earl Sunderman had belonged to the local Masonic lodge for nearly fifty years. As his health had become increasingly frail in his … [Read More...]

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Favorite Quotes of Tim Bryce – Part 2

Favorite Quotes of Tim Bryce on Life, Business, Sports, Politics and Government.  Part 2 Excerpted from the book The … [Read More...]

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History of Scandinavian Freemasonry

The evolution of Scandinavian Masonry by Dr. Andreas Önnerfors as published on the World Wide Exemplification of Freemasonry, better known as WEoFM. He is the former director of First Academic center of Freemasonry and Fraternalism at the University of Sheffield. In this lecture, Dr. Önnerfors … [Read More...]

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Amity or Recognition

Prince Hall Freemasonry, traditionally called "Black" Freemasonry by some, is of direct lineage from the Grand Lodge of England (1717). The Lodge that Prince Hall and the 14 others were made a Mason in was Lodge No. 441under the Irish Constitution. 1784 is the year that Bro. Hall requested and … [Read More...]

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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 Bee Hive

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Answer To Puzzler #5 and the Presentation of Puzzler #6

Here are my answers to puzzler 5 1) Where was GM Hiram Abiff from (his land of origin)? - He came from Tyre whether from Napthali/Dan is still debated. Modern Tyre lies in Lebanon, near its southern border, and forms the country's fourth-largest city. He was the "master workman" whom King … [Read More...]

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The Texas Two Step

Two significant happenings in the life of Texas Prince Hall Masonry bring news that should be shared with all. First, the Grand Lodge has reactivated its Newsletter/Magazine.  It used to have one of those glossy printed magazines that became a hassle to publish and a burdensome cost. Slowly over … [Read More...]

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Knights Templar Turn To Be Degraded

Why should Freemasonry take all the hits? Let's demean someone else, what say you? Time the Knights Templar got besmirched Would you believe that a Mexican Drug cartel is the new champion of truth, justice and the Mexican way?  That's right! They are the new Knights Templars dedicated to … [Read More...]

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Sojourners

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Suriya and the Light of Freemasonry

This short piece comes from Sanjay Mandaiker on the heels of recent editorials on the differences and disputes between Freemasonry and Catholicism.  From those differences, he suggests another path of … [Read More...]

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American Scottish Rite – Unexpressed Potential?

By Bro. C.G. 32nd Scottish Rite Mason, Valley of Little Rock, Arkansas, USA I have often wondered the reasons why the Scottish Rite, one of the most complex, complete and fascinating initiatic … [Read More...]

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Upon Attaining Middle Age: Wilmhurst, Masonry and the Man-Boat

Originally published under AudVideTace The actuarial tables and my aching joints proclaim insistently that I have reached middle age, a notification that few receive gratefully and I am no … [Read More...]

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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 Holidays

Collected here are dates of Masonic importance, dates notable to those in the history of Freemasonry, and founding dates of particular aspects of the craft. If you know of a particular date that's not on the list, drop it in the comments, and it will be added to the roll. Unlike national … [Read More...]

So much going on..

There’s been so much going on around here lately that its hard to remember where I am. but more importantly Dean and I have been burning up the bytes with Masonic Central lately with three great shows in as many weeks. For those of you that missed the last few shows: August 24th: We had … [Read More...]

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From the Edge – Tim Bryce

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THE DECLINE OF CRAFTSMANSHIP

BRYCE ON WORK ETHIC - They are getting harder and harder to find. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. I happened to visit my brother-in-law in Cincinnati not long ago. He is a master machinist in a machine-tool company up there. He … [Read More...]

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Discipline is Not Evil

PREFACE:  This column, which may seem to be aimed at the education of our youth, is also applicable to the workplace and to Masonic lodges in terms of teaching our junior members how to succeed and climb the ladder of the Lodge hierarchy. I recently attended a training session for a nonprofit … [Read More...]

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A Day at the Beach

BRYCE ON LIFE - You go for relaxation, but are taken aback by what you see. I took some time off during the Memorial Day weekend and escaped to the beach. I guess I'm like just about anyone in that I rarely take advantage of the scenery in your own backyard. It's been a while since I've been to the … [Read More...]

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Tools for Building Things Eternal in the Heavens

I was cleaning up some past posts on the site and happened onto one from 2009 about the 10 Year Anniversary of Phoenix Masonry.  In the post was a mention of Brother Henry O. Studley's tool box, which prompted me to do a quick search for it online. Wikipedia says of the chest that... When … [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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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...]

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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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