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The Apprentice – A New Book From Masonic Traveler

At last, the little project is complete. After months (and years) of conceiving, studying, plotting, writing and then assembling my little endeavor into the Great Work has come into the world. I humbly submit to you my work: The Apprentice, The World and the Universe as One A Treatise on the First Degree of Freemasonry This follow up book to my 2010 project Masonic Traveler - Essays and Commentary is a different approach to understanding the importance and meaning behind the First … [Read More...]

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The Apprentice – A New Book From Masonic Traveler

At last, the little project is complete. After months (and years) of conceiving, studying, plotting, writing and then assembling my little endeavor into the Great Work has come into the world. I humbly submit to you my work: The Apprentice, The World and the Universe as One A Treatise on the First Degree of Freemasonry This follow up book to my 2010 project Masonic Traveler - Essays and Commentary is a different approach to understanding the importance and meaning behind the First … [Read More...]

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Taking Control

One of the problems in Freemasonry is a problem that is indigenous to most large, prestigious organizations, societies and politics. It is that these prominent groups attract leaders who are all about gaining the position of leadership and little about improving or growing the group. We call these people medal or title chasers. They get to be top leader not by what they do but who they know, by favors and even bribery. There is an old saying: "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts … [Read More...]

THE NEED FOR CHECKS AND BALANCES IN NONPROFITS

BRYCE ON NONPROFITS - Particularly in financial management. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. In 2014, a Vancouver Masonic Temple suffered through the embarrassment of an embezzlement of nearly $800,000 by its Treasurer. The Treasurer belonged to a Building Fund which housed various Masonic Lodges and youth groups. The misappropriation was detected accidentally only when the Temple failed to pay its real estate taxes. Charges … [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

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Masonic Symbolism on the Winding Staircase

On our way to the Sanctum Sanctorum, the newly made Mason undertakes a passage through what is commonly called the Middle Chamber.  The reference into the middle way is through the temple of Solomon, and the pathway to the Holy of Holies, the adytum in which the Holy Ark of the covenant resides at the the Kodesh Hakodashim, or the place in which deity dwells.  In that journey through the middle … [Read More...]

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The Broken Column

From Albert G. Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, this installment of Symbols & Symbolism presents his exploration of the Broken Column. Note, some links have been added as reference to the original quoted sources. Look for future installments on Symbols & Symbolism here, and on YouTube. The Broken Column Among the Hebrews, columns, or pillars, were used metaphorically to … [Read More...]

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Victor Marshall and Zeithlin Waters are Capped at Scottish Rite

Some old time Masons are learning the hard way that in 2011 we are very much in the Information Age.  The ability to take hurtful … [Read More...]

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Georgia SR 27th Degree Master Demits In Disgust

The Master of the 27th degree immediately demitted from the Scottish Rite before the Atlanta Session had concluded causing the … [Read More...]

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Masonic Holidays

Collected here are notable dates to those in the history of Freemasonry and founding dates of particular aspects of the … [Read More...]

Masonic Videos

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The Golden Dawn

This is a subject I've explored on a few occasions, but upon finding these videos, I thought they could better illustrate the working of the Order. Perhaps unnecessary to say, like most religions the present day Golden Dawn comes in several styles, each practicing in a lineage from the systems … [Read More...]

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Mitt Romney and the Mormon Masonic Connection

I thought this would be of interest to readers, politics aside. You can catch the full documentary on Current TV (still in rotation as of the date of this publication), but for this post I wanted to explore a clip from The Mormon Candidate which speaks to the Mormon tradition of swearing "Masonic … [Read More...]

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The Age Old Question: Is Freemasonry A Religion?

http://youtu.be/75gCDrOhWfg   Yes, Freemasonry Is Religion, And It’s Incompatible With Some Christian Beliefs. Here’s Why. Matt Gallagher July 21, 2014 I’ve been a Freemason for only about four years, but I’ve already done a lot of changing in my views. One view I used to have, … [Read More...]

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Further Adventures of the Paul Revere Colonial Degree Team

So here I am sitting in the East in a two-year line of a Lodge with significant resources and a great budget.  I had just taken the Paul Revere Colonial Degree Team to hometown Lexington.  What to do next?  Think big Fred, I thought, think big!  After all that was one of the decisions that led you … [Read More...]

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HIGHEST HILLS OR LOWEST VALES

Once again the Beehive is indebted to Brother Wayne Anderson of Ontario, Canada for a great article. Every Sunday Brother Anderson sends out an article to "his list." If you would like to be on his list please contact him at wda_572@sympatico.ca. Having participated in raising Masons in an … [Read More...]

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Freemasonry’s Connection With The Knights Of The Golden Circle

Phoenixmasonry records on its website the existence of a White Supremacist organization with Masonic influence called Knights of the Golden Circle. The Knights of the Golden Circle was a Texas-based secret society. Their objective was to create a confederation of slave-holding states in parts of … [Read More...]

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Minister Louis Farrakhan’s got a job for you.

Just a few words of "wisdom" from Minister Louis Farrakhan about Freemasonry. "What is the function of the Masons and Shriners today, now that the secret that you were hiding is out? Your … [Read More...]

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The Hour Glass

The Hour Glass African American Freemasonry In The State Of New York 1812-2012 By Ezekiel M.Bey Talented Prince Hall Masonic authors and writers are not as plentiful as grapes on the … [Read More...]

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Masonic Traveler

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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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Masonic Central is back up on Itunes!

I just found confirmation that Masonic Central, since its move to Blog Talk Radio, is now back up on ITunes! How to find it? Your first option is to go to ITunes, and in the search box, do a search for Masonic Central. What you'll find is the past Masonic Central Pod cast stream, and the NEW … [Read More...]

Building bridges in North Carolina

Br. Chris Hodapp posted this story up today, which is a great one to see in the press. Take the time to watch the video from the News Carolina 14 broadcast (coming out of [tags]Charlotte, North Carolina[/tags]), to see first hand the example of fraternal brotherhood between the Grand Lodge of … [Read More...]

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Masonic Entitlement

A common lament in our society today is that our youth have developed a sense of entitlement whereby they believe they are entitled to a cell phone, a computer, an education, a car, or whatever.  For some reason, they believe they have a God-given right to such things as opposed to working and … [Read More...]

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Two Dirty Words

It's now time for all of us--those who supported the merger and those who opposed it--to pull together for the benefit of the company. Carly Fiorina, President of Hewlett-Packard Co. in 1999 Let me give you two little words that scares a lot of Masons: "consolidations" and "mergers." As the … [Read More...]

Rewarding Incompetence

Rewarding Incompetence

It's not about "taking turns"; it's about getting the job done properly. Throughout the corporate world we have seen examples of the Peter Principle in practice, whereby people rise above their level of competency; people who make a mockery of their job and discredit their company and themselves in … [Read More...]

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Videos Media

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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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The Four Crowned Ones

From the World Exemplification of Freemasonry The Four Crowned Ones This grand overview is presented by Dr. John S. Wade, PM and W.M. of Quatuor Coronati Lodge, No. 2076, which meets under the United Grand Lodge of England. It covers the past, present, and future of the the Lodge of the Four … [Read More...]

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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...]

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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