The Apprentice

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...]

The Apprentice

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...]

THERE IS MEANING IN YOUR HANDSHAKE

BRYCE ON LIFE - It is not a frivolous gesture, but represents something significant; your word. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. If you haven't noticed, the handshake has been slowly going the way of the Dodo bird. If you watch sporting events, particularly at the youth level, you are more likely to see fist "bumps" or the slapping of hands as opposed to a genuine handshake. These variations of the handshake likely came from … [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

Building Boaz Uncommon Catechism for Uncommon Masonic Education Volume 2 by John Nagy

Building Boaz by Dr. John Nagy

I have come to find that modern Masonic literature can be compared to the preparation of food. Some Masonic literature is too light to satisfy the appetite and too bland to excite the senses. Other works on the subject of the fraternity are too rich and overpowering to the palate and leave the reader with a case of indigestion as he struggles to comprehend the knowledge contained within them. It … [Read More...]

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Out Of The Shadows

Alton G. Roundtree is a Past Master of Redemption Lodge #24, the largest Lodge in the Washington D.C. Prince Hall Jurisdiction. He has served his Grand Lodge as Computer Systems Officer, Director of Public Relations, Chairman of the Information Management Committee, Assistant Grand Secretary, Director of the Computer Training Center, Editor of the Masonic Digest and Vice Chairman of the Prince … [Read More...]

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Tempests in tea cups.

The Palmetto Bug on the Masonic Line has made mention just recently of some of the disparity between internet blogging on the … [Read More...]

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No Scheduling Troubles for You!

Has your lodge, rite, or side body ever spent time trying to figure out when they can meet for a special meeting or event? We have … [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 … [Read More...]

Masonic Videos

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Knights Templar on Parade

Interesting video from the web. The heading on the YouTube page says the footage comes from a Danville, Illinois, Parade … [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...]

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Ke$ha’s Die Young occult foray

Pop singer KeSha's new video Die Young, a track off her new album Warrior, is an interesting foray into the Masonic Nexus as it swirls in a mix of secret society symbolism. Certainly not the most interesting use of esoteric or occult symbolism in music, I'd give that prop to Jay-Z and his all … [Read More...]

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The Bee Hive

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Mainstream Scottish Rite Recognizes Prince Hall Scottish Rite In All States

From Federal Lodge No 1  Washington, D.C. “Exciting news today from Washington D.C.! The Supreme Council, 33º, of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States, and Mother Supreme Council of the World, in session this week, announced that it is formally … [Read More...]

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Where Were You First Made A Mason? – An Answer To Fundamentalists

Me: Bill, I had a great time this weekend with my Lodge. We went out to Union Park with our families and had a big BBQ.  The swimming was good and the food was great.  But the best time was just sitting under the shade tree and reminiscing with old and new friends. Bill: You are always talking … [Read More...]

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Nebraska: A Predictable Masonic Mess

Looking at the Masonic mess in Nebraska certain questions come to mind, such as, “How did we get to this point in Freemasonry where something like this can so easily happen? “  A hundred years ago in the Craft would any of the participants acted in this manner?  What is the difference between now … [Read More...]

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Sojourners

Leon Zeldis, FPS

Projection of the values of Freemasonry in its actions for the benefit of society

The Beehive is proud to present once again a paper that comes from the weekly Masonic Newsletter of Brother Wayne Anderson of Canada. Anderson sends out a new article each Sunday and to get on the … [Read More...]

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Is CoMasonry The Antidote? – Part 3

By Carlos Antonio Martinez, Jr. Read  - Is CoMasonry the Antidote part 1 Read  - Is CoMasonry the Antidote part 2 The pre-revolutionary condition and philosophy of illustration of the era, … [Read More...]

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Disillusionment with Freemasonry

The following was shared with me with much trepidation and concern over its reaction. Ironically, I've heard these same words from others in recent months, and it struck me that they were not isolated … [Read More...]

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Masonic Traveler

The Occult of Personality

The Occult of Personality on Masonic Central

Few places give you consistent discourse on the occult and the western mystery tradition. And even fewer present the thought leaders within that field. Masonic circles aside, few are the sources to find this type of conversation, and even fewer that produce it with the passion that c does. Missed … [Read More...]

Fred Milliken

Recognition, History and the Masonic Path Least Traveled with the Man and Freemason – Fred Milliken

Fred Milliken is a man who needs little introduction, least wise to anyone who has had an ear to hear the heartbeat of Masonry for more than the last 15 years. With a finger, hand, foot and toe in just about every corner of the digital space, Fred either knows what's going on or someone who does.  … [Read More...]

Rosewood Masonic Lodge Discovered.

The events and depiction of the 1997 film Rosewood are cinematic but unlike most of what Hollywood produces, the events that fateful town actually happened. Recently, the remains of the historic Rosewood Masonic lodge has been discovered amidst items during exploratory dig at site of 1923 … [Read More...]

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From the Edge – Tim Bryce

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Let’s Sit Down and Talk

BRYCE ON SOCIETY - The need for some simple, candid discourse. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. Once a week, I sit down with a group of friends after work for a little get-together. The purpose is simple, to just talk. Eight … [Read More...]

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Masonic Toasts

We are now approaching the holiday season where we typically enjoy several year-end parties. For many Grand jurisdictions, it marks the end of the Masonic Year, and the birth of a new one. Knowing the festive atmosphere of such occasions I posted a request on the Internet soliciting favorite Masonic … [Read More...]

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Stand Up For Morality (Part 5 of 8)

BRYCE ON MORALITY - The observation of consequences (reward and punishment) is an important part of learning moral values. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. This is Part 5 in my series on "Morality" as derived from my new eBook … [Read More...]

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Videos Media

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Masonic Bling

Caught this on Facebook this morning, good find Br. James. Shaq shows off his Masonic ring, the "ring of his profession."   I like his response to what it is. Listen to the conversation and you'll get an idea of how most people respond when they see one. … [Read More...]

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Ke$ha’s Die Young occult foray

Pop singer KeSha's new video Die Young, a track off her new album Warrior, is an interesting foray into the Masonic Nexus as it swirls in a mix of secret society symbolism. Certainly not the most interesting use of esoteric or occult symbolism in music, I'd give that prop to Jay-Z and his all … [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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Most Talked About

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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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