The song bring out the clowns starts to ring in my head when ever I start to think about the Shrine in a large way. Not out of any misanthropy but because of their excellent work and commitment to the happiness and well being of so many children. To say the name of the Shrine International and … [Read more...] about All things Shrine International on Masonic Central.
What makes a lodge successful? Is it the energy behind the lodge, the people that create it? And, does that energy come at a cost? Is there a social capital that is bartered in an invisible exchange that at times reflects a huge value where at others it challenges its very existence. Missed the … [Read more...] about Social Capital and the era of Gate City Lodge
Few places give you consistent discourse on the occult and the western mystery tradition. And even fewer present the thought leaders within that field. Masonic circles aside, few are the sources to find this type of conversation, and even fewer that produce it with the passion that c does. Missed … [Read more...] about The Occult of Personality on Masonic Central
"Curious about how to bring Masonry into the Tradition it came from?" "Whats this new Concept I've heard about called European Masonry?" You may of heard these questions tossed around in some of the more secluded or private conversations at a lodge meeting. Or, perhaps in one of the many web … [Read more...] about Traditional Observance, What is it, and is it the Future of American Masonry?
Madness, mayhem, mystery, and murder, these are but a few of the terms one could use to define the book, and later film, From Hell. "It's Dark"... "Hawksmoor cut stone to hold shadows; a Gothic trait, though Hawksmoor's influences were somewhat...older." "The Dionysiac … [Read more...] about From HELL – Masonic Central by gas light.
Masonic Central Japan! Brothers Michael Pearce and Bill Patterson launch their inaugural edition Masonic Central Asia with their guest Br. Jim Johnston, PhD., who is one of the foremost scholars on Masonry in Japan. Also, Br. Johnston is a Past Grand Master of the island nation, a 33º … [Read more...] about Masonic Central Japan with guest Br. Jim Johnston
Motor City Masonry has quite a tale to tell. In the shadow of the automotive decline the memories of a Masonic heyday still stand as testament of the fraternities grandeur in the not so distant past. Memories tend to be short when the immediate effect of the past is spread out over decades worth … [Read more...] about Karl Grube from the Bonisteel Masonic Library
Update, leave your comment on this post to enter to win a signed edition of the book Crown of Serpents! I know, its been a few weeks since the holiday... now that the christmas trees down, the bits of wrapping paper out of the nooks and the couch, and all the returns of unwanted gifts made, … [Read more...] about Table Talk – post holiday catch up on 2009
This is a special Masonic Central re-broadcast from August 2008 when brothers Paul Bessel and Jerry Samet, past Grand Master Washington DC, joined us on the program for an enlightening conversation about Paul's fantastic research and publication website, his book Masonic Questions and Answers and a … [Read more...] about Masonic Central with Paul Bessel and Jerry Samet
This week on Masonic Central: With the release of The Lost Symbol, many have had the opportunity to read though the work and see the results of Dan Brown's non-Masonic contribution to the mythology of the fraternity. Like his past work, Without a doubt The Lost Symbol is a layered thriller that … [Read more...] about Mark Koltko-Rivera on Masonic Central