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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...]

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Bar Sinister Clandestine Hazing

Chris Hodapp posted today about a petition to prevent (prohibit, bar, ban, make illegal by presidential power?) clandestine Grand Lodges. The text of the petition, which you can read at petitions.whitehouse.gov, says: Grand Lodges of Freemasons began in 1717, in London, England. All Grand Lodges in the world must have a direct lineage to this Grand Lodge to be Masonically legal. This process in proving legitimate origins has been upheld in the case of Supreme Grand Lodge Modern Free Accepted … [Read More...]

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The Last Degree

As I entered the Lodge room sightless I heard the most beautiful music I had ever heard.  It was not a music I was familiar with nor was whatever produced the music, instruments that I could identify. But it was oh so peaceful, piercing my soul and creating a sense of harmony and accord throughout. I was energy dragged or conducted in thought around the Lodge to this music in what seemed like a haphazard pattern but after eight repetitions I was able to discern that there were four repeats of … [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 claim it has nothing to with management whatsoever, which is perceived as nothing more than overseeing the activities of others. In this instance, I believe they are confusing supervision for … [Read More...]

filmmaker joseph james

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...]

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A Secret History of the Civil War

University of Cincinnati Civil War historian, Mark Lause, has a new book out titled A Secret Society History of the Civil War (University of Illinois Press). It's a look at secret societies (societies similar to the Freemasons) that were active in the years leading up to and during the Civil War. KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE: JOHN WILKES BOOTH WAS A MEMBER That secret society, the Knights of the Golden Circle, was the brainchild of a Cincinnati con man named George Bickley. He fund-raised … [Read More...]

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The Book Of Fate

I just completed a week’s vacation where I did what I love to do most. And that is lay back and put my feet up with a good “escape” book. No heavy reading allowed on vacation.  My favorite “get away from it all,” fiction fantasy escape is a good murder mystery. I am addicted to them.  And among this genre my absolute favorite is the legal thriller or courtroom drama. I have long since graduated … [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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The Secret Lesson of Hiram and the Ruffians

a Sojourner's article by Tom Accousti author of The Tao of Masonry One of the great things about the internet is how people … [Read More...]

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Day 1

Day 1 - GRAND SESSION OF PRINCE HALL ARKANSAS, FEBRUARY 25, 2010 I started my journey to Arkansas at 2:30 AM on Thursday … [Read More...]

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The Philosophy of Masonry

This is a gem from the past every bit as a relevant read today as it was nearly 100 years ago at the dawn of the 20th century when … [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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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...]

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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These Were Brethren – Carl Claudy Yarns

When the gathering of the family, that is a joy, but goes on and on during the holiday season, and exhaustion sets in for all the partying, it is nice to get away and curl up in a cozy corner all by one’s self to relax. At such times a good book will be just the elixir that one needs. In just … [Read More...]

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Answer To Puzler #8

1) The point within a circle has a very specific masonic meaning. Is there any biblical or historical reference to this ancient symbol that should be known by us today? 2) We all know that masonically, the parallel lines represent the Holy Saints John, but why are lodges dedicated to the memory … [Read More...]

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Another Response To Missing The Boat

Brother Junius adds his 2 cents to How Freemasonry is Missing the Boat. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!! This essay makes a good point. The “trick.” if I may so term it, is to lead the nation in a broad and benevolent sense without, in fact, drifting into distinct political and social … [Read More...]

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The Anterroom or Chamber of Reflection

AN OMITTED INDISPENSABLE PART OF OUR RITUAL By: Carlos Antonio Martinez, Jr. The Chamber of Reflection... After being told a few words of warning calling for the reconsideration on the steps … [Read More...]

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Masonic Study Center Reward (Competition)

This is from a press release I found in my in-box It comes from C.E.M. which is the Freemasonry Regular Traditional base in Portugal and provides training for the initial and continuing the … [Read More...]

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Building Better Builders Workshop Comes to New York

In or around the Babylon, New York, area in March?  Br. John Nagy will be presenting a workshop on the symbols, meaning and landscape of Masonic ritual. The Building Better Builders Workshop with … [Read More...]

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Demons and demagoguery

This tale starts in an email I received on Valentines Day.  The email was a resignation, a coup de grâce on a loose affiliation based on a common passion about Freemasonry because of a personal (or privately cultivated) belief that this websites general quality was in deterioration. I can surmise … [Read More...]

After the shock and awe…

It's been a few days, and most of the e-Masons on the web have looked at, read, shared, cursed, praised, or generally grumbled about the despicable story unfolding in Georgia.   Upon reading the story, it made me question my own connection to the craft. No matter which way you try to approach … [Read More...]

Occult America

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 … [Read More...]

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Freemasonry and the Internet

This paper will attempt to explain the role the Internet has had on Freemasonry and provide some guidance on where it should be going. Whereas Freemasonry is an ancient order, the Internet is still considered a relative newcomer. Fortunately, the two should be seen as compatible with a great deal of … [Read More...]

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When Is It Necessary To Change?

Among the nonprofit organizations I belong to, there is one where I serve as secretary of the local branch. Like any nonprofit, there are records to be maintained, dues notices to be issued, reports to be filed with headquarters, minutes to be taken, and different mailings made to the membership. … [Read More...]

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Masonic Weekly Digest: 12/17/2010

NOTE: Brothers and Friends - this will be my last posting of the Masonic Weekly Digest as my responsibilities are changing thereby precluding me from devoting the time necessary to put this together.  I don't know precisely how long I made these postings but I hope it shed further light on the … [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...]

filmmaker joseph james

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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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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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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