Few elements in Freemasonry are as contentious as the holy book on the altar of the lodge. Is their a correct holy book?
Masonic Traveler is a book that will bring many Freemasons into the esoteric part of Freemasonry that a Mason never gets in Lodge. It is a journey, the journey of Greg Stewart who is a Masonic Traveler.
For some reason, I have noticed a lot of people talking about how religion influences Freemasonry lately. Some folks have proclaimed that the foundations of Masonry are found in Kabbalah or Hermeticism. Others argue that Masonry is essentially a Christian art. Quite frankly, I disagree with both camps and find both sides a bit annoying. […]
The following comes from a piece I wrote in 2007 on the Masonic Traveler blog. It addressed, at that time, question of Freemasonry being a religion. While the ideas may have evolved some over the years, the message in it seems to still bear some resonance in light of the question rearing its head once […]
Yes, Freemasonry Is Religion, And It’s Incompatible With Some Christian Beliefs. Here’s Why. Matt Gallagher July 21, 2014 I’ve been a Freemason for only about four years, but I’ve already done a lot of changing in my views. One view I used to have, which I think most first years have is that Freemasonry and […]
Originally published on Jan 10, 2013, in the video author and publisher James Wasserman shares his experience in the development of the modern Thelemic movement, some observations on the contemporary scene, and his continued enthusiasm for the spiritual teachings of Aleister Crowley. Wasserman, you may recall, was a guest on Masonic Central in 2009 discussing his […]
I take great wisdom from Albert Pike. When taken in portion, his writings in Morals and Dogma strike me almost a prophecy along the lines of Nostradamus or the Oracles of Delphi. It was in a deep reading of his work on the third degree that I found the passages below. In navigating his writing […]
Without a doubt at the foundation of Masonry is the idea of the Moral Law. Anderson uses the phrase in his Constitution in 1723 without any explanation of what exactly he means in his phrasing of it. And, increasingly, it is being used as a de facto totem of decision making in violation litigation and […]
“We contemplate eternity beneath the vast indifference of heaven.” -Warren Zevon My favorite songwriter of all time is the late Warren Zevon. Warren was incredibly adept at vocalizing the reality of his emotions through the medium of music. One of his works that has become a favorite of mine is his song “Indifference of Heaven.” […]
I thought that this would a good of time to re-affirm the tenets of the Golden Rule and the scriptures that seem to capture the essence of it. At its essence, reciprocity is the golden rule. Do unto others as you would have done to you. Essentially, this is the application of the principal of […]