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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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Two publications Every Mason should pick up!

Two publications that I happened upon today (one that landed in my mailbox and the other that landed in my cart). The first happens to be a Masonic publication from The Masonic Society, aptly called The Journal of the Masonic Society, issue No. 2. You may recognize the cover, I know it's familiar to me. This second issue is late in coming for the Autumn edition, but worth the wait. It … [Read More...]

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Chemical Wedding

The 2008 film Chemical Wedding is a fictional story about the resurrection of the 20th century occultist Aleister Crowley. Written by Bruce Dickinson--yes, THE Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden--and Julian Doyle, it is best described as a low budget horror flick. It fulfills every expectation that that description creates: the story line is kind of cheesy, the effects are mediocre, and it features … [Read More...]

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Brotherly Love

We have heard over and over that Freemasonry is a Brotherhood. That it is a fraternity. We use the term 'Masonic Family' when … [Read More...]

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The Send Off

The Send Off GRAND SESSION OF PRINCE HALL ARKANSAS FEBRUARY 28, 2010 DAY 4: I checked out of the motel and dressed … [Read More...]

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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, … [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 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...]

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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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Florida Masonic Scandal

Grand Master Repeal Rule 3

Most Worshipful Grand Master: With all due personal and Masonic respect, in the spirit of Masonic “due and timely notice,” I feel compelled to address your Ruling and Decision No. 3, of 2012. While your ruling is unique to the Florida Jurisdiction, it has stirred a major controversy; adverse to … [Read More...]

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Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged

Ezekiel Bey on the Prince Hall Masonic group Blue-Lite introduced the group to an old Theron Dunn article from his site, A Beacon of Masonic Light. Theron passed away three years ago but his work lives on. That article brought back memories of the days Theron and I did battle. We met on Stephen … [Read More...]

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Mike McCabe Bringing Brothers Together

You might remember a previous story from The Beehive on Mike McCabe and how he was unceremoniously bounced out of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey. Granted McCabe is an intense fellow but he was and still is passionate about his Freemasonry.  And he did much in his tenure within the Grand Lodge of New … [Read More...]

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The English Gentlemen by Richard Brathwait's (1630) showing the exemplary qualities of a gentleman which are Youth, disposition, Education, Vocation, Recreation, Acquaintance, Moderation, and Perfection.

The Art of Being a Gentleman

The art of being a gentleman is lost. Nowadays, you can see few real gentleman in the course of your your day to day activity. In this modern day and age, acting like a gentleman is considered a … [Read More...]

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All Masonic Expo – If you happen to be near Cheektowaga, NY.

This is a little late to make hard plans for, but if you happen to be near Cheektowaga, NY tomorrow...   you might want to drop in to say hello, and if you do, tell them that we sent … [Read More...]

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He Was A Mason

Brother Wayne Anderson of Canada publishes a Masonic newsletter that he sends out to subscribers every Sunday. The newsletter consists of a paper or lecture often times delivered or published many … [Read More...]

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150 years of Italian Masonic unity

NPR had an interesting story about the upcoming celebration of 150 years of the Italian Constitution and the apparent dis-unity between its Northern and Southern Region. The statement was about the culminating fight in 1861 to create a liberal, unified Italy. Unified in that Italy prior to this … [Read More...]

Secret Of The Masons: It's Not So Secret

NPR on the Masonic Trail

All things considered took a trip to the House of the Temple and had a good conversation with Br. Brent Morris. An excerpt: Best-selling author Dan Brown's latest novel, The Lost Symbol, draws heavily on the lore and mystique of the Freemasons. A visit to one of the locations in the novel, a … [Read More...]

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52 Masonic Grand Lodges

With so much Freemasonry across the United States, its difficult to take it all in, let alone digest the variations and nuances unique to each state. On the surface there isn't much difference, each state practices Freemasonry in similar manner to the others, with perhaps a variation of ritual or … [Read More...]

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Heated Political Debates

If you think political fighting is bad now, you don't know your history. BRYCE ON POLITICS As members of the 21st century, we tend to believe the political discourse of this country has reached new heights. The sad reality though is we pale in comparison to our predecessors. For example, the … [Read More...]

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Office Gossip

Does your business promote or squelch idle gossip? BRYCE ON MANAGEMENT I have a problem with gossip in the office but I think we are all guilty of some infraction of it at some time or another. Petty gossip is one thing, viscous slander is something else altogether. Not surprising, there is a lot … [Read More...]

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Stand Up For Morality (Part 2 Of 8)

BRYCE ON MORALITY - Morality is a COLLECTIVE concept which defines us as a culture. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. This is Part 2 in my series on "Morality" as derived from my new eBook "Stand Up for MORALITY." In Part 1, we … [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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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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Hip Hop Freemasons

I stumbled across this by accident, but its amusing how many views and comments videos like these pick up in their linking of Hip Hop and Freemasonry. Its like the whole genre of conspiracy and secret societies has filtered down from the mass media culture of TV and movies and into the urban hip hop … [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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