This article is one in a series exploring some of the ‘iconic’ notions of Masonic conspiracy theories. As a Mason, there’s nothing better than a plausible conspiracy theory. However, one that makes even less sense now than it did a few centuries ago. This conspiracy says that the Earth is flat as a pancake and, […]
Historian Alain de Keghel talks about American Freemasonry as it relates to the rest of the world.
Johnny Royal, through TriCoast Worldwide, will release a new documentary this Friday, October 13, 2017, that’s set to be the world’s first documentary about the Freemasons made by Freemasons.
New book coming in October, American Freemasonry: Its Revolutionary History and Challenging Future, by Alain de Keghel with forwards by Arturo De Hoyos and Margaret C. Jacob. Freemasonry bears the imprint of the society in which it exists, and Freemasonry in North America is no exception. While keeping close ties to French lodges until 1913, American Freemasonry was also […]
On November 13 Deering Lodge #83 AF&AM (102 Bishop Street, Portland, Maine deeringlodge.com), under the Grand Lodge of Maine (www.mainemason.org), will bring a momentous and unique event to Maine’s Masonic community. The Lodge will host the debut of the one act Masonic themed play, In The Interests Of The Brethren, written and directed by Brother Aaron Joy of Portland, with a six man […]
For most, truth is mythology whose philosophical lessons are lost in the dogmas of its authority. But is the same true for the Master Mason?
After a series of unforeseen setbacks, life creeping up and doing what it does best and a few tweaks to the material — The Master Mason, A Treatise on the Third Degree of Freemasonry is ready to become a reality.
A clouded horizon and starry field of shimmering twilight jewels are often the embelishments aloft above the altar of a masonic lodge.
Skulls, architectural tools, mallets, aprons… all of these things can we weird. So why does Freemasonry use so many odd symbols? This question is at the heart of many detractors who like to speculate on their nefarious meanings. Freemasonry is a system of symbol and allegory. By using such symbols, it conveys specific meanings or […]
What makes something a “ritual?” Is it an evil connotation? Is it something sinister? Why then is Freemasonry considered a ritual practice?