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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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Mosaic Pavement or the Checkered Flooring

In this installment of Symbols & Symbolism, we look at a reading from Albert G. Mackey's Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and its Kindred Sciences on the symbolism behind the mosaic (or checkered) pavement, objects that, Mackey says, are "appropriately interpreted as symbols of the evil and good of human life" You can read more installments of Mackey’s Encyclopedia under Symbols & Symbolism … [Read More...]

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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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In His Image

Throughout my entire life, there has been one Biblical passage that has fascinated me more than any other. It appears early in the first book of the Bible in the first chapter of Genesis. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male … [Read More...]

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A Prince Hall Perspective On The Universalism Of Freemasonry Through Religious Toleration

The Beehive is proud to present an article from Brother Samuel L. Parker, Sr. of The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Of California. Prince Hall Freemasonry is blossoming with thinkers, writers and reformers who want to bring to the Fraternity an intellectual … [Read More...]

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To the Forum

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, is the title of a 60's Broadway play. It is the sort of punch line that has been repeated since day one when something unexpected crosses your path, something ironic. Well I can't say that that has ever happened to … [Read More...]

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Want to be a Member?

Found this on Vigilant Citizen. Want to be a member? Want to be a member? If all initiations ended like this one, I bet most fraternities would be teeming with members. It reminds me of the pranks in the Demoulin catalog of Fraternal Supplies from the 30's.  I wonder if it was the … [Read More...]

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Palmestry Freemasonry and Apollo

In case you were wondering what those funny hand-signs were, Chris Constantine , editor of the website Let the Truth be Known, has made a video to tell you what they mean. By association, he seems to believe the secret hand and finger signals of Illuminati, Freemasons, Wiccans, Pagans, Druids 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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The Path Of Destruction

This year my Grand Lodge will be involved in a major struggle for power at its Grand Session. So once again I am dismayed at the way Freemasonry is headed. What is lacking is a Freemasonry focusing strongly on its message. The key words here are research, education, instruction, reading, … [Read More...]

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Collateral Damage – The Aftermath of the Arkansas License Plate Scandal

What follows is the story of a young Mason who is caught in the middle between a Grand Master who is stuck in the past, in pre Civil War Masonry and those of us who have an improved 21st century view of life and practice Masonry accordingly. Far from being some firebrand, screaming reformer, Derek … [Read More...]

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The New Athena Lodge Room and Phoenixmasonry Museum

Now you can see the new Athena Lodge Room and Phoenixmasonry museum in Utah. Phoenixmasonry's Rebel Mouse - https://www.rebelmouse.com/Phoenixmasonry/ -  now has a 16 photo slide show that really shows off the Lodge Room and museum. Newly built in Salt Lake City this Lodge now has a beautiful, new, … [Read More...]

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The Uses of Ritual and Symbolism

by W.: B.: Leon Zeldis Our age glories in skepticism and high technology. Science explores every corner of the universe, from the infinitesimal level of subatomic particles to that of the millions of … [Read More...]

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The Anterroom or Chamber of Reflection

AN OMITTED INDISPENSABLE PART OF OUR RITUAL By: Carlos Antonio Martinez, Jr. The Chamber of Reflection... After being told a few words of warning calling for the reconsideration on the steps … [Read More...]

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Masonic Study Center Reward (Competition)

This is from a press release I found in my in-box It comes from C.E.M. which is the Freemasonry Regular Traditional base in Portugal and provides training for the initial and continuing the … [Read More...]

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Organizations lose their relevance when the rate of internal change lags the pace of external change.

Business Writer Gary Hamel of the Wall Street Journal is a bit of an outsider when it comes to religion. His background is much more wall street than the pulpit.  I have no doubt that in his life he has had some experience in regards to faith, but, based on his writing credentials, Hamel is a very … [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...]

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When the better angels of our nature prevail

How difficult is it to imagine two enemy combatants coming face to face on a smoke swept battle field, deep animosity boiling within towards one another, such that minutes before both exchanged volleys of gunfire at one another in the hopes of ending the others life with prejudice. And then, as … [Read More...]

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From the Edge – Tim Bryce

BED BUGS & OUR CHANGING WORLD

BRYCE ON LIFE - What is the true cause of our changing world and what can be done about it? (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. To most adults, Bed Bugs are a symbol of vermin. To me, they are a symbol of change. Adults rightfully … [Read More...]

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The Age of Darkness

BRYCE ON SOCIETY - Are we still seeking truth and knowledge, or are we pacified by the status quo? (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. The "Age of Enlightenment" was a period beginning in the 17th century where people began to … [Read More...]

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The Blue Lodge – the Bedrock of Freemasonry

I was smoking a cigar with a Brother the other day and we got into a lively discussion on the Blue Lodge (aka, Craft or Particular Lodge). He wondered why I was so committed to the Blue Lodge and not the other bodies of Freemasonry. Although I joined the Shrine and High 12, my participation in these … [Read More...]

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Occult Forces at the Heart of Freemasonry

Occult Forces at the heart of Freemasonry is an English translation of the film titled Forces Occultes - Au Coeur De La Franc-Maconnerie. The film's full title is Occult Forces - The mysteries of Freemasonry and was released in French theaters in 1943. None of whats in this video could … [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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History of Hermeticism

Lineage in 6 minutes.  Its not so much a deep discovery, but there are enough familliar names in here to be followed and tracked down to get a good perspective of the Hermetic philosophy. Enjoy. … [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...]