Its been debated in a sea of endless questions, was William Shakespeare a Freemason? Well, this week (April 23rd -30th) is a celebration of all things William Shakespeare as Stratford's Greatest son's celebrates his 447th birthday. For the non mason, its hard to really pick up on the clever … [Read more...] about William Shakespeare – the Freemason
The Middle Chamber From the three steps to the five steps, we now stand at the landing of of the middle chamber. On this journey we have climbed much - traversing up Jacob's ladder in the first degree, climbed the first series of three steps and introduced to their significance in our maturity … [Read more...] about Symbolism on the Winding Staircase – Seven the Magic Number
The reason to approach the review in 2 parts is that in the aftermath of National Treasure, Freemasons were well versed to talk about the founding fathers and the Knights Templar. With the lost symbol, lodges and individual Masons need to be just as prepared to talk about Hermetica, Gnosticism, and … [Read more...] about The Lost Symbol – it’s the symbol of the symbolism.
The other evening I had a strange dream. Now, most dreams are rather odd, but every once in a while a dream gives us a bit of truth about life. The following is an account of my dream. I found myself driving along a highway, following a gray pick up truck. I could see that we were nearing a storm … [Read more...] about An Allegorical Dream
AN OMITTED INDISPENSABLE PART OF OUR RITUAL By Carlos Antonio Martinez, Jr., J.D., PH.D., M.A., 33º The Chamber of Reflection... After being told a few words of warning calling for the reconsideration on the steps he is about to take, mysterious words bearing a contrasting and intimidating … [Read more...] about The Anteroom or Chamber of Reflection