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Interview With Masonic Author Frederic Milliken, His Life And Times and Texas’ New Intervisitation

I recently had the pleasure to interview one of Phoenixmasonry’s own, Bro. Frederic Millken, Executive Director for the Phoenixmasonry Masonic Museum and Library. Frederic is a prominent and hard working Masonic author. The reason for the interview, however, was the recent intervisitation between the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas and the Grand […]

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Clandestine Masons and Clandestine Freemasonry

In this installment of Symbols & Symbolism we look at a reading from Albert G. Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry on the meanings behind Clandestine, Clandestine Lodge and a Clandestine Freemason. The video, deals with the first two subjects, the third is a subject of much contention creating clear vernacular delineation of what IS and what […]

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Interview With Masonic Author Frederic Milliken, His Life And Times and Texas’ New Intervisitation

I recently had the pleasure to interview one of Phoenixmasonry’s own, Bro. Frederic Millken, Executive Director for the Phoenixmasonry Masonic Museum and Library. Frederic is a prominent and hard working Masonic author. The reason for the interview, however, was the recent intervisitation between the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas and the Grand […]

THE PROBLEM WITH NEWSLETTERS

BRYCE ON LIFE – Why most end up lining the bottom of bird cages. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. I have belonged to a plethora of nonprofit organizations over the years, be it related to Information Technology, management, homeowner associations, sports clubs, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Symbolism on the Winding Staircase – 5 steps upon the stair

Missed the series?  Read: Part 1 - Masonic Symbolism on the Winding Staircase   Part 2 - Symbolism on the Winding Staircase – 5 steps upon the stair Part 3 - Symbolism on the Winding Staircase – Seven the Magic Number 5 Steps Upon the Winding Staircase. The second degree holds a wealth of esoteric study and contemplation.   In the preceding examination we looked at the depth and … [Read More...]

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Suriya and the Light of Freemasonry

This short piece comes from Sanjay Mandaiker on the heels of recent editorials on the differences and disputes between Freemasonry and Catholicism.  From those differences, he suggests another path of discovery and consideration from a far off tradition for most in Freemasonry. I have noticed that some of our Brethren are not at ease with religion and Freemasonry, in my opinion this arises when … [Read More...]

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The Repression of Freemasonry in Spain

If you happen to be near the Iberian Peninsula, this sounds like an excellent event to attend. From the Gibraltar Chronicle... Talks on the history of Freemasonry in Spain will be held at the John Mackintosh Hall on 28th June at 7pm. The talks will be delivered by … [Read More...]

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2013 Year End Wrap-Up

My most popular columns this year. BRYCE ON 2013 As you know, I write on a variety of subjects, such as management, systems, technology, social issues, politics, and observations of our changing world. Sometimes my work is instructional and informative, other times it … [Read More...]

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How-to: Gmail for Beginners

In this installment of Masonic Technology, I have chosen to look at the most basic of web tools. Email. Realizing that all of the online tools presented thus far require an email, I began to think to myself, "what if someone who doesn't have, or understand, email comes … [Read More...]

Masonic Videos

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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 … [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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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 … [Read More...]

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Answer To Puzzler #7 and the Presentation of Puzzler #8

1)     Why were the FC wages corn, wine, and oil? (please explain and give biblical reference for the answers) The answers to the first question can be found in the Old Testament. This obviously comes from the FC degree. The FC were paid according to the law, given to Moses by God and enshrined … [Read More...]

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Third Day Phylaxis Society National Convention

The third day of the Phylaxis Society Convention in Arkansas was one of much celebration and fellowship but also one of some very interesting presentations. A paper was delivered on A Black History Moment: A Phillip Randolph and the Sleeping Car Porters. Ah, the memories of those early railroad … [Read More...]

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Mike McCabe Versus The Grand Lodge Of New Jersey – Part 2

Read Part 1, and Part 3. One might be inclined to ask why Mike McCabe is being so persistent in trying to get an appeal for his case, an appeal the Grand Lodge of New Jersey is trying to stonewall?  Why doesn’t he just let it go? McCabe tells us: “I once sat in a Camden County courtroom and … [Read More...]

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The Petition Against Clandestine Freemasonry

The following is from a comment posted by Brother Charles M. Harper Sr. on the post Bar Sinister Clandestine Hazing. Upon receiving it, I thought it warranted its own post given the depth to which he … [Read More...]

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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 … [Read More...]

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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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Masonic Traveler

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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...]

10,000 French defection a hoax?

It would seem so. The article in El Confidencial was refuted in a posting by the Grand Master Ortega of the SL España who denies the story (Thanks to Chirs Hodapp for the comment and link to the blog Worshipful Lodge No. 33 Añaza published today). In relation to information published in the … [Read More...]

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Masonic Traveler – the book

This is a bit of shameless self promotion but I wanted to get the word out. After a lot of effort and energy, hand wringing and procrastination, I can truthfully say that with enough thought, you can manifest your intentions into being.  I present to you my humble journal of a Masonic … [Read More...]

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From the Edge – Tim Bryce

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Seeking Further Light

Shortly after I wrote the Masonic Manifesto last September, I happened to attend a local Masonic meeting. Afterwards, a group of Brothers stopped by a local watering hole to have a drink and shoot the breeze. One of the Brothers there caught me off guard when he asked me, "Why do you hate the … [Read More...]

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RESISTING CHANGE

BRYCE ON MANAGEMENT - Who is defending the status quo in your business? Are they right? (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. I have been fortunate to have visited a lot of companies in my lifetime as a consultant. I have also … [Read More...]

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Enterprising Panhandler Signs

Some of the most creative signs used by beggars. BRYCE ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP Every now and then you encounter a panhandler begging for money. This is starting to become commonplace here in Pinellas County, Florida along US-19 where beggars hold up signs at traffic intersections asking for money. The … [Read More...]

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A Modern History of the OTO

Originally published on Jan 10, 2013, in the video author and publisher James Wasserman shares his experience in the development of the modern Thelemic movement, some observations on the contemporary scene, and his continued enthusiasm for the spiritual teachings of Aleister Crowley. Wasserman, you … [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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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...]

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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...]