One of the greatest enigmas of contemporary Freemasonry, the Chamber of Reflection is a little-used aspect in the rituals of a newly made Mason. Yet, the symbolism of the Chamber has roots in Hermeticism, Rosicrucianism and other occult traditions. More installments of Symbols & Symbolism are available here and on YouTube. In the French and Scottish Rites, a small […]
Masonic tradition has had a rich application of the notion that it is imbued with a Hermetic philosophy with very little explanation of what that means. At no time, in the teachings of the fraternity, is a candidate or member handed a pamphlet, booklet or tract explaining what Hermetic has to do with masonry or […]
This review in two parts, one from a lay reader perspective, and one from a Masonic perspective. The Masonic perspective can be found here. Dan Brown’s new book, The Lost Symbol, reminded me of a parable. A parable is a story embellished with perhaps some grains of reality to convey a broader idea of truth. […]
By Carlos Antonio Martinez, Jr. Read – Is CoMasonry the Antidote part 1 Read – Is CoMasonry the Antidote part 2 The pre-revolutionary condition and philosophy of illustration of the era, propitiated the strengthening of the Principle of Equality between a man and a woman, and so it came to pass that both genders became lawfully eligible for membership […]
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Join us this Sunday for an in depth discussion with Frater Hrumachis, who is the Public Information Officer for the U.S. Grand Lodge of the Ordo Templi Orientis. We plan to discuss the Order’s history including its early Masonic roots in European Freemasonry as […]
Lineage in 6 minutes. Its not so much a deep discovery, but there are enough familliar names in here to be followed and tracked down to get a good perspective of the Hermetic philosophy. Enjoy.
On Sunday, March 8, 2009, Masonic Central spent some time with Br. Kirk MacNulty who is the author of several Masonic books including Freemasonry: Symbols, Secrets, Significance, Freemasonry: A Journey Through Ritual and Symbol , and The Way of the Craftsman. Br. Kirk has been an inspiration for many on the mystical ideas of Freemasonry […]