The modern incarnation of Freemasonry dates to around 1717, but, was that truly the beginning of the "ancient" and honorable fraternity? The history of modern Freemasonry is fairly understood, going back to roughly the 1700’s. Beyond that point in time, information starts to become less … [Read more...] about How Old is Freemasonry?
Hermetica I - Discourse of Hermes Trismegistus: Poimandres Part 1 - Freemasonry and the Hermetica Arts Once, when thought came to me of the things that are and my thinking soared high and my bodily senses were restrained, like someone heavy with sleep from to much eating or toil of the body, an … [Read more...] about Freemasonry and Hermetica – Discourse of Hermes Trismegistus
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 … [Read more...] about Freemasonry and the Hermetic Arts
Join us as we talk to Pip Faulks who is one of the authors of "The Masonic Magician: The Life and Death of Count Cagliostro and His Egyptian Rite" The conversation should be interesting as we span the Atlantic to delve into the mysteries of Cagliostro, Egyptian Masonry, and its curious connection … [Read more...] about Pip Faulks on Masonic Central