How long have we been talking about boring business meetings, poor food, lousy fellowship and run down Masonic buildings? The answer is since Chris Hodapp and friends published Laudable Pursuit, and that was way back in the 90s. But we don't seem to learn form our mistakes nor do we seem capable … [Read more...] about Mediocrity in Masonry…Shame on us!
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
This is a gem from the past every bit as a relevant read today as it was nearly 100 years ago at the dawn of the 20th century when it was written. The piece speaks to the application of Masonry to the age it exists in, the zeitgeist or spirit of the age, that it should come to embody. I highly … [Read more...] about The Philosophy of Masonry
Masonic Relevance In The 21st Century I am observing many Masonic friends these days going through some deep soul searching as they try to reconcile Freemasonry with their own personal goals and the legacy for society that they would eventually like to leave behind. Many of these soul searchers are … [Read more...] about At The Crossroads Of The Many Paths of Freemasonry
The Small Town Texas Mason E-Magazine has an excellent article going out in the November 2010 edition. The publication comes from the heart of a brother who publishes it to "enlighten, educate, and entertain Masons and non Masons alike." Like so much of Masonic publishing it is a free press to … [Read more...] about Bad Masonic Press – Airing the Dirty Laundry
Interesting video on post modern charity. Philosopher Slavoj Zizek investigates the surprising ethical implications of charitable giving. It makes an interesting case of how charity has changed in modern society. … [Read more...] about Post modern charity – how it degrades and demoralizes.
These videos demonstrate some seriously fascinating practical, and spiritual benefits of studying and applying Sacred Geometry in our lives, as has been done in Freemasonry. Part 1 Part 2 picks up and talks about the point within a circle, the square, and triangle symbols are … [Read more...] about Backyard Freemason – Sacred Geometry
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
In winter Diogenes walked barefoot in the snow. In summer he rolled in the hot sand. He did this to harden himself against discomfort. "But aren't you overdoing it a little?" a disciple asked. "Of course," replied Diogenes, "I am like a teacher of choruses who has to sing louder than the rest in … [Read more...] about Teachings of Diogenes-Lesson 3 Light of Teaching
On one bright, clear day, Diogenes was walking up and down the market place, holding a lighted lantern high in front of him and peering around as if searching for something. When people gaped and asked him what he was doing, he replied, "I am looking for an honest man." In our Masonic Lodges we use … [Read more...] about Teachings of Diogenes-Lesson 2 Honesty