Masonic researcher, author, speaker, video producer, journalist and historian Stephen Dafoe has chronicled the decline of American Freemasonry for years. His research has been published in The Scottish Rite Journal, Heredom (the Transactions of the Scottish Rite Research Society), Templar History … [Read more...] about Stephen Dafoe Challenged Freemasonry To Shape Up Or Die Years Ago
The following was originally published in 2007. It is one of several essays in the book Masonic Traveler, where you can find a more refined and extended version of this missive. Since this original publication in 2007, the dialog increased only to taper off again to a quiet whisper, if heard … [Read more...] about So What? The Dynamic of Masonic Membership.
To my delight the latest “Short Talk Bulletin” was in my mailbox yesterday. I look forward to reading the latest epistle from the Masonic Service Association of North America. The Short Talk bulletin is just that, short and to the point and a yearly subscription will cost you the paltry sum of … [Read more...] about Freemasonry – Its Place In The World
The following article originally appeared in Issue 2 of The Masonic Society Journal. By Stephen Dafoe North American Freemasonry is on a bit of an infinite loop these days. I don't mean the type of infinite loop we used to see on the Flintstones whenever Fred and Barney would drive past the same … [Read more...] about There’s a Hole in Our Bucket