One of the oldest fraternities in the western world, a Freemason is the common name for those initiated into the fraternity of Freemasonry. But, what elements are at work in ones decision to become a one? From the What is Freemasonry ebook, a Freemason is a man who, in searching for life’s … [Read more...] about What is a Freemason?
In Masonic circles, few names carry the weight that comes with the eminent that of Albert Gallatin Mackey. Mostly known as a Masonic historian, author, and scholar, Mackey was also an educator and a medical doctor prior to his lifting the Masonic pen. Yet, this great accomplishments are eclipsed in … [Read more...] about Albert Gallatin Mackey
How many of us understand what Hermetic thought is, beyond the idea of "hermetically sealed"? Some time back I attended a lecture, presented by a lodge here in Southern California, by Dr. Stephan Hoeller, the Gnostic "Bishop" of Los Angeles. His title, I assure you, is not a pun or insult, but a … [Read more...] about The Hermetic Foundations of the American Republic
This comes from a Feedback comment to the website. While impossible to verify the veracity of the details, I re-post this with the intent of designating information. The news of this comes as my own concerns have begun to stir as threads of Nationalism have started to be insidiously woven into the … [Read more...] about Freemasons’ Civil-Rights Violation in Italy
Manly P. Hall, 33º Scottish Rite Freemason, raised November 22, 1954, passed to the celestial lodge 1990. The true Mason is not creed-bound. He realizes with the divine illumination of his lodge that as a Mason his religion must be universal: Christ, Buddha or Mohammed, the name means little, for … [Read more...] about Manly P. Hall – Freemason and Philosopher
In this installment of Symbols and Symbolism, we explore the origins of the Latin phrase ordo ab chao better known as order out of chaos. Often taken as an esoteric alliteration of transformation, the source of this oft used Latin phrase has its roots deeply embedded in the origin story of the … [Read more...] about Ordo Ab Chao | Symbols and Symbolism
I spent some time talking with the author of Managing the Future of Freemasonry: The Book of Optimism, Dr. David West, about his work, the past and future of Freemasonry and what is at stake in moving into 21st-century fraternalism. Some of his ideas may surprise you, but when you consider what he … [Read more...] about Managing the Future of Freemasonry – An Interview with Dr David West
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In this installment of Symbols and Symbolism, we look at Albert Mackey's Encyclopedia of Freemasonry definition of the Great Architect of the Universe, more aptly know as the deity or God. While an obvious connection to the cosmic power at hand in in the mysterious workings of the cosmos, his … [Read more...] about Great Architect of the Universe – Symbols and Symbolism
By now you've heard the sensational news of five Donald Trump statues, The Emperor Has No Balls, that were placed around the country. If you haven't heard about it, you can read about it in Slate, the Daily Beast and in the The Washington Post - just to name a few. Even Chris Hodapp, over at … [Read more...] about Why a Masonic Ring on the Donald Trump Statue?