In this final installment of the Faith Hope and Charity series, we consider the symbolism of charity, or perhaps better called love. It is this attribute that allows the fraternity to "find in every clime a brother, and in every land a home," the subtext of which Mackey defines in his text from his … [Read more...] about Charity in Freemasonry
In this installment of the Symbols and Symbolism of Freemasonry, we examine the text of Albert Mackey's Encyclopedia of Freemasonry on the symbolism of Hope. Much derided, today, hope is one of those indispensable utilities that carries many of us over the final miles of a trying journey through … [Read more...] about Hope in Freemasonry
A book review by Frederic L. Milliken Masonic Traveler, the book, was something I looked at often on the site I am part of, Freemason Information, and said to myself I have to order that book. Next month I reminded myself, order that book but I didn’t. Next month I reminded myself again but I … [Read more...] about Masonic Traveler, The Book
There is a new Masonic graphic artist on the scene and he is on fire! Brother Ryan Flynn, Senior Deacon of Ancient York Lodge No 89, Nashua, New Hampshire has designed two stained glass windows for his Lodge building. And it all started with an E-Mail. “The Building Committee is looking to do some … [Read more...] about The Multi Talented Masonic Graphic Artist Brother Ryan J. Flynn
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 in … [Read more...] about Possessed by the Devil of Commercial Avarice
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 … [Read more...] about Whence came the Moral Law in Freemasonry?
Hope is something in high demand but short supply these days. With the ever flowing pipe of oil in the gulf getting ready to blanket the Gulf states shore lines (not to mention trail up the Atlantic coast on the currents), to the ever ailing U.S. job market that seems to have the illusion of … [Read more...] about Hope, short supply, high demand.
Some time back I fell prey to an episode of Oprah that had an interview with Cormick McCarthy, who is the author of several books, most recently the novel "The Road". In the interview, the awkwardness between them was pronounced, but informative, especially as the guest talked about his new book … [Read more...] about The Road – a review