An interview with author Alain de Keghel. American Freemasonry, in context, is challenging to understand as it relates to the rest of the world. In many ways American Freemasonry mirrors the form and function of the lodge but, because it grew-up in the crucible of democracy that was itself, at … [Read more...] about American Freemasonry – The Noble Goal
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. 33 & Beyond, the Royal Art of Freemasonry is touted as a film that examines the structure of the … [Read more...] about 33 and Beyond – the Royal Art of Freemasonry
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 … [Read more...] about New Book Explores the American Masonic System, its Strengths and Failings
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 … [Read more...] about In The Interests Of The Brethren Masonic Play Coming to Maine
The following is an adjusted version of the introduction for a new book I've been working on, The Master Mason. This work is the culmination of nearly a decade of consideration and contemplation over the complexities of what it means to become a master in the masonic system of initiation. It is not … [Read more...] about Transcending Yesod-The Third Degree of Freemasonry
What a long road. 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. I present for you the campaign for The Master Mason — a Treatise on … [Read more...] about The Master Mason Coming to Print
A clouded horizon and starry field of shimmering twilight jewels are often the embelishments aloft above the altar of a masonic lodge. As beautiful and mysterious as this stage dressing is, it holds a special significance in the work at hand in the Masonic Lodge. In this episode, we examine the … [Read more...] about Canopy of Heaven | Symbols and Symbolism
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 … [Read more...] about Why Does Freemasonry Use Odd Symbols?
What makes something a “ritual?” Is it an evil connotation? Is it something sinister? Why then is Freemasonry considered a ritual practice? How could something so full of moral virtues practice something ritualistic? The use of the word ritual is described as the regular practice of the same … [Read more...] about Why is Freemasonry a Ritual Practice?
Freemasonry is grounded in three specific virtues which are at the core of Masonic teachings. Are these virtues really at the core of the Masonic connection to faith, religion and the divine? These three virtues are the foundations upon which Freemasonry is built. Brotherly Love as directed … [Read more...] about Why Brotherly Love Relief and Truth in Freemasonry?