Chris Hodapp over on Freemasons for Dummies does a terrific job of capturing the exchange of Glenn Beck and David Barton, from the Wallbuilders ministry organization, on the Fox News Channel in an exchange over the Founding Fathers and Freemasonry. As Br. Chris captures the exchange perfectly, … [Read more...] about Glenn Beck – The Illuminati is going to off him…
One of my forte's as a writer and a Mason is to be able to bring up touchy subjects such as Prince Hall recognition, alcohol in the Lodge, Grand Lodge government, etc. This has garnered me a lot of recognition, mostly positive, but there are some Brothers who object to my airing our dirty laundry in … [Read more...] about Airing Dirty Laundry
By Carlos Antonio Martinez, Jr., J.D., PH.D., M.A., 33º ANCIENT MYSTERIES AND SYMBOLISM With respect to the term “Mysteries”, no semi-educated mind can doubt that Symbols (especially Masonic symbols) were the Universal Language of Ancient Theology. For the Tutors of the Ancient World - in likeness … [Read more...] about Symbols and Symbolism
Join Masonic Central this Sunday, July 5th at 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT as we meet and talk to Br. Mark Tabbert, who is the Director of Collections at the George Washington Memorial in Alexandria Virginia. As we reflect on the celebration of our nations independence this weekend, where better to turn … [Read more...] about Br. Mark Allen Tabbert on the George Washington Memorial.
I have never reviewed two books together before but there is a good reason for doing so. "The Origins of Freemasonry: Facts and Fictions" by Margaret C. Jacob and "Revolutionary Brotherhood" by Steven Bullock are both written by historians who are not Freemasons. They both write from the same point … [Read more...] about The Origins of Freemasonry & Revolutionary Brotherhood
From the last installment, the point I wanted to build on was the item covered by Br. Dafoe's article in the Masonic Journal and the missing membership. To touch on briefly what his article said, the most significant loss measured was in NPD's and SNPD's which made up the lion share of members who … [Read more...] about The Age of Masonry – Society vs. Sociological perceptions.
Often I wonder about the age of the fraternity. Not so much the physical age in years, but the age of its being. What I mean by that is the age of a Masonic existence in light of the age in which we live in today. The reason this seemed relevant to me was that as we examine the landscape of … [Read more...] about Is the age of Masonry Past?
This article comes from RWB Dean Behrens, Senior Grand Warden for the Grand Lodge of South Dakota. The article originally appeared in the Grand Lodge of South Dakota's publication The Masonic Messenger. You can visit the Grand Lodge's website here. What will be your legacy? Is it too soon, or too … [Read more...] about What Will Be Your Legacy?
By Carlos Antonio Martinez, Jr., J.D., PH.D., M.A., 33º Read - Is CoMasonry the Antidote part 1 Read - Is CoMasonry the Antidote part 3 SPECULATIVE ERA 1. Alleged "Official Birth" in England Symbolic or "Speculative Masonry" began to gradually develop during the XVI and XVII in Europe, … [Read more...] about Is CoMasonry the Antidote – Part 2
By Carlos Antonio Martinez, Jr., J.D., PH.D., M.A., 33º Read - Is CoMasonry the Antidote part 2 Read - Is CoMasonry the Antidote part 3 While listening to an alarming expose on the declining of membership of "Regular" American Masonry and its apparent inexorable demise, I could not help to … [Read more...] about Is CoMasonry The Antidote? – Part 1