Present day Freemasonry has an astute and linear beginning from 1717 England. From that point, nearly every meeting has been documented in one-way shape or another. The question of Freemasonry then turns to where did the fraternity originate from? Where did derive its beginnings from?
The answers to these mysteries, unfortunately, lie in the sands of time. We do, however, have a few fragments that we can look upon to form a hypotheses and make conclusions of. This section strives to look at that history and find some degree of clarity from the selected works.
Emblematic Freemasonry – A.E. Waite
AS EMBLEMATIC FREEMASONRY is the Craft of Building memoralized, it follows that intellectually, at least, our figurative and speculative art has arisen out of the Operative…
The Templar Orders in Freemasonry – A.E. Waite
HAVING regard to the fact that Emblematic Freemasonry, as it is known and practised at this day, arose from an Operative Guild and within the bosom of a development from certain London Lodges which prior to the year 1717…
Origin of the Word “Freemason”
In the Winter 1963 issue of THE ROYAL ARCH MASON magazine there is an article entitled “Earliest use of word ‘Freemason'” which indicates that the first known use of that word was in 1526..
600 Years of Craft Ritual
BRETHREN, MANY Of YOU will know that I travel vast distances in the course of my lecture duties and the further I go the more astonished I am to see how many Brethren believe, quite genuinely, that our masonic ritual came down straight from heaven, directly into the hands of King Solomon…
Time Line of Recorded British Freemasonry
The time line of recorded events leading up to the formation of the United Grand Lodge of england in 1717
It was the good fortune of the writer to see the great obelisk called Cleopatra’s needle, as it stood at Alexandria and also to witness the “opening of a house” in Pompeii…
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