A clouded horizon and starry field of shimmering twilight jewels are often the embelishments aloft above the altar of a masonic lodge.
As I entered the Lodge room sightless I heard the most beautiful music I had ever heard. It was not a music I was familiar with nor was whatever produced the music, instruments that I could identify. But it was oh so peaceful, piercing my soul and creating a sense of harmony and accord throughout. […]
I had a dream not long ago. And in that dream I passed to the Celestial Lodge above where I found myself just outside the Pearly Gates. There was no St. Peter there to greet me but rather a Wayfaring man with shillelagh and lantern dressed in a cowled robe or tunic with the hood […]
In the Entered Apprentice degree, the new Masonic initiate is taught about Jacob’s Ladder and how it applies to Masonic symbolism. Of course, in Masonic symbolism, three of the rungs on Jacob’s Ladder represent faith, hope, and charity. The story of Jacob’s Ladder and its symbolism is beautiful and a wonderful example of God’s relationship […]
a poem by Bro. Rev. J. Gierlow From The Masonic Mirror, October, 1872 God dwells in light! Before the ocean of unmeasured space Was islanded with stars serenely bright Reflecting back the radiance of His face,‑ He dwelt above, in Heaven’s immortal bliss, Thinking into existence that which is. God dwells in light! Before He […]
“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.” […]