Knights Templar

Baphomet – Symbols and Symbolism

In this installment of Symbols & Symbolism, we look at a reading from Albert G. Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, on the infamously nefarious figure of Baphomet – the alleged false idol of the knights Templar and one of the key instruments of their undoing by Pope Clement. More installments of Symbols & Symbolism are available here and on YouTube. The imaginary idol, or, rather, symbol which the Knights Templars were accused of employing in their mystic rights. The … [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 comes out of the of the quarry." - Bailey. In Speculative Masonry we adopt the ashlar in two different states, in the Apprentice's Degree. The Rough Ashlar, or stone in its rude and unpolished condition, … [Read More...]

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Reverend Brother John Marrant & Birchtown, Nova Scotia

https://youtu.be/qt50GRQ9Rq8   https://youtu.be/fqh2xAc5QA8   https://youtu.be/LmDJioOt-zM   This year I made a family vacation trip back to Nova Scotia where I summered every year as a child. We visited many historical sites while there, among them was Shelburne, Nova Scotia. When I drove down the main street of Shelburne there were British flags everywhere and the word “Loyalist” was prominently used on signs, businesses and all things written. So I was to … [Read More...]

The Frustration Factor

BRYCE ON LIFE - How we become more impatient as we enter our sixties. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. My daughter came home for a visit recently. During the course of our conversations, she made the observation, “Dad, you’re not as patient as you used to be.” This caught me off guard, and in reflection, she was right. Whereas I was more tolerant years ago, now I am more black and white. At first, I dismissed the subject until … [Read More...]

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Famous Freemason Tom Mix

In this series on Famous Freemasons, we delve deeper into the history of these notable individuals to explore their dynamic lives beyond the lodge room door. In this installment, we meet: Tom Mix b.Jan. 6, 1880 - d. Oct. 12, 1940 A name that many film buffs recognize, cowboys idolize, and at least for a time, the man that everyone wanted to be. Tom Mix was a circus performer, champion horseback rider, radio personality, beloved Freemason, and perhaps most known for his roles in Western … [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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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 comes out of the of the quarry." - Bailey. In Speculative Masonry we adopt the ashlar in two different … [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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What Does Brotherhood Mean

From Albert G. Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, this installment of Symbols & Symbolism presents his exploration of what … [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 … [Read More...]

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Why saying Happy Holidays is ok.

The U.S. Constitution says in the first amendment that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or … [Read More...]

Masonic Videos

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Usain Bolt and the Masonic Ring.

This should be filed under the material culture of Freemasonry, the validity of which is open to interpretation.  Yet, the video illustrates the story itself. The footage comes from the Usain Bolt's DJ Challenge channel on YouTube within which the Olympic medalist talks about his love of music … [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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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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The Canton Viaduct

The Re-dedication of the Structure with Soul and Stability

History, then and now, in the making, and your chance to help make it a reality for the Canton Viaduct Masonic Memorial. From the Milestone Public Flyer. Background: The Canton Viaduct is the longest and oldest stone viaduct in the Western Hemisphere. The foundation stone was laid in … [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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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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Sojourners

Potential Answer to Lodge Dues Administration? Part 2

It has occurred to me since writing the post entitled "Potential Answer to Lodge Dues Administration? FreshBooks" that perhaps I did not touch on various issues.  I know I only posted that last post … [Read More...]

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eMasonry and the Invisible Grand Lodge of the World Wide Web with Brother Blake Bowden

Internet Masonry (or better called eMasonry) has grown in epic proportions in contrast to its brick and mortar real world counterpart of lodge Masonry.  Why is this one may wonder outside of the usual … [Read More...]

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There’s a Hole in Our Bucket

By Stephen Dafoe The following article originally appeared in Issue 2 of The Masonic Society Journal. North American Freemasonry is on a bit of an infinite loop these days. I don't mean the type … [Read More...]

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Freemasons in Congress?

Oh me, oh my....  CNN is deep into investigating a sinister plot... ...Freemasons in Congress. You can read the whole report on Aftermath News. … [Read More...]

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The Perceived Western Crusade Against Islam

This story comes from the Canadian news website National Post in a story that went onto its website today that reads: Islamist extremists view Freemasons as the enemy: report published March 31, 2011 In the story it reports that Canadian Intelligence in 2009 issued a brief on Freemasonry and … [Read More...]

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Frater Hrumachis – PIO – for the Ordo Templi Orientis

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Join us this Sunday for an in depth discussion with Frater Hrumachis, who is the Public Information Officer for the U.S. Grand Lodge of the Ordo Templi Orientis. We plan to discuss the Order's history including its early Masonic roots in … [Read More...]

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From the Edge – Tim Bryce

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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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The Necessity of Lodge Audits

The audit is an essential part of the checks and balances in the Lodge. - Bryce's Law Like any organization, be it a public corporation or a nonprofit institution, it is necessary to periodically review the financial status of the entity which is typically performed on an annual basis (such as at … [Read More...]

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What Drives the Anti-Masons?

Everybody is worried about Masons taking over the world. Heck, we can't even organize a picnic. - A Mason from Washington state. To find an Anti-Mason, you need look no further than the Internet for there is an abundance of discourse on the Net berating and misrepresenting the fraternity. As … [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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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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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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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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