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
Gregory Stewart - Masonic Traveler
Observations on the esoteric from author Greg Stewart (Masonic Traveler) about the fraternity of Freemasonry, its impact on civil society and contributions to the material culture.
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
All of us at Freemason Information would like to offer you a happy and hearty Thanksgiving. Here is one of my favorite Thanksgiving Blessings from Arthur R. Herrmann at the Masonic Poets Society. A Thanksgiving Prayer Oh, Lord, now this we're thankful for: The good things life has held in … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving Vespers
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
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?
Masonic author Joshua Lorenzo Newett spent some time recently to talk about his new work of fiction, In Remembrance of Things Lost. Yet, as Joshua tells it, the work is underpinned with Masonic and esoteric themes that center on purpose, recovery and the story of one mans journey of becoming a … [Read more...] about Author Interview – Joshua Lorenzo Newett on In Remembrance of Things Lost
Robert V. Lund believes that The Hidden Code in Freemasonry: Finding Light through esoteric interpretation of Masonic Ritual is a book that should be read by all Freemasons. The work, he says, strives to provide a deeper understanding of the hidden information at work behind the scenes of the … [Read more...] about Author Interview-Rob Lund on The Hidden Code in Freemasonry
Recently, the great work of the Missouri Lodge of Research was brought to my attention. The Research Lodge was chartered by the Grand Lodge of Missouri, AF&AM on September 30, 1941 under the direction of MWB Harry S. Truman with the purpose of gathering and disseminating historical … [Read more...] about MOLOR – The Missouri Lodge of Research