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Some Thoughts on Memorial Day

BRYCE ON THE MEANING OF THIS HOLIDAY - It's not about barbecues, auto racing, or the start of summer. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. On Monday we will commemorate Memorial Day, a custom in this country resulting from our Civil War where we honored the dead soldiers of both the North and the South. Originally, it was called "Decoration Day," an expression older people would occasionally use as I remember from my youth. The … [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...]

memday

Some Thoughts on Memorial Day

BRYCE ON THE MEANING OF THIS HOLIDAY - It's not about barbecues, auto racing, or the start of summer. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. On Monday we will commemorate Memorial Day, a custom in this country resulting from our Civil War where we honored the dead soldiers of both the North and the South. Originally, it was called "Decoration Day," an expression older people would occasionally use as I remember from my youth. The … [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...]

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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 a local yard sale. She writes: My husband and I bought a document at a yard sale recently, just wanting the frame. I glanced at the certificate and thought it looked cool, … [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...]

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Acacia

From Albert G. Mackey's Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, this installment of Symbols & Symbolism presents his exploration of the mystical properties of the Acacia. Note, some links have been added as reference to the original quoted sources. Look for future installments on Symbols & Symbolism here, and on YouTube. From the Encyclopedia: An interesting and important symbol in Freemasonry. … [Read More...]

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Martin Faulks of Lewis Masonic

This week on Masonic Central, we have the chance to talk to Martin Faulks who is the colorful and vibrant marketing director of … [Read More...]

Masonic Central pod cast Table Talk – Back to School!

Join us tonight for Masonic Central tonight as we host another edition of our Table Talk and catch up on the events and goings on … [Read More...]

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Human Dignity and Freemasonry Nowadays

By Carlos Antonio Martinez, Jr., M:.K:. The human being represents a cosmic reality, a phenomenon of universal value with … [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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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 … [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 Hour Glass

The Hour Glass has always been one of my favorite Masonic symbols.  So much so that in my times as Master of a Lodge I often included the litany of the Hour Glass in the funeral or memorial service. Holding the Hour glass out before me, watching the sand slowly filter down from top to bottom, … [Read More...]

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Meet Ezekiel M. Bey, FPS

Perhaps you have not had the opportunity to know or read about Ezekiel M. Bey.  In that case you have missed a great man.  And if that is the case it is time for you to get acquainted with this Prince Hall Mason. Brother Bey is Founder and Administrator of Blue Lite, a popular national Prince … [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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Potential Answer to Lodge Dues Administration? Part 2

It has occurred to me since writing the post entitled "Potential Answer to Lodge Dues Administration? FreshBooks" that perhaps I did not touch on various issues.  I know I only posted that last post … [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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The Restaurant at the End of the Masonic Universe

By Stephen Dafoe Note: The following article originally ran in the pages of Masonic Magazine as an editorial. I am posting it for those not familiar with it, as it is referred to in the previous … [Read More...]

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Masonic Traveler

A bit of Masonic Pride.

I ran across this posted on on the Three Ruffians blog from a short time back. The work that Br. Damron and his Masonic Pride team does is truly amazing. [wpsc_category=7,full] … [Read More...]

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Building Athens

Building Hiram and Building Boaz now have a new sibling, Building Athens. Our good friend and Brother John Nagy has been diligently at the trestleboard and is ready to unveil is third installment in the Building Hiram series with his new book Building Athens. The book, Building Athens, focuses … [Read More...]

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When the better angels of our nature prevail

How difficult is it to imagine two enemy combatants coming face to face on a smoke swept battle field, deep animosity boiling within towards one another, such that minutes before both exchanged volleys of gunfire at one another in the hopes of ending the others life with prejudice. And then, as … [Read More...]

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From the Edge – Tim Bryce

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Performing a Job You Hate

Things to consider before tackling that ugly job you despise. - BRYCE ON WORK Years ago, my grandmother made the observation, "In everyone's life, you must eat a teaspoon of dirt." There is a lot of wisdom in this comment. Throughout our lives there are little jobs we are called upon to perform, … [Read More...]

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What is Fair?

Good question. This is something we all demand but I don’t think we really know what fair is; to illustrate: In this country we have established an extensive system of jurisprudence involving lawyers, judges, juries, appeals, etc. Yet, when a decision is finally reached, we claim it wasn’t fair. … [Read More...]

The Elements of Leadership

BRYCE ON MANAGEMENT - Is it as easy as one, two, three? (Click for AUDIO VERSION)To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. I have always contended leadership is an essential trait to become an effective manager. Whenever I mention this, many people disagree and … [Read More...]

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Videos Media

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The Masonic Bible

Two interesting "non-Masonic" takes on the Masonic bible. I have to admit its amusing to me the degree that these are extolled as "satanic" or "evil" which I suppose just goes to show how little is known or understood about the fraternity today from these obviously very old Bibles. Enjoy I … [Read More...]

Acacia

Acacia

From Albert G. Mackey's Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, this installment of Symbols & Symbolism presents his exploration of the mystical properties of the Acacia. Note, some links have been added as reference to the original quoted sources. Look for future installments on Symbols & Symbolism … [Read More...]

The All Seeing Eye

The All-Seeing Eye

From Albert G. Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, this installment of Symbols & Symbolism presents his exploration of the All-Seeing Eye. Note, some links have been added as reference to the original quoted sources. Look for future installments on Symbols & Symbolism here, and on … [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...]

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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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