I found this piece on an old disc the other day. I wrote it as a piece of architecture to a, now, defunct Masonic Club here in Los Angeles - the Hermes Trismegistus Traditional Observance club in Culver City. It dates back to August 22, 2006, almost ten years to the day. Reading through it, I … [Read more...] about King Solomon’s Temple as a Symbol to Freemasonry
Recently, I asked the members of The Euphrates' mailing list to send me any subjects that they would like me to cover in my articles. I received a number of great ideas and am going to work my way through them over the next few months. This week, I'm going to cover a subject that really captured my … [Read more...] about The Lodge as a Sanctum Sanctorum
At last, the paperback edition of Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol hits store shelves on October 19th. The sleeper hit that sent us head long into the adventures of Professor Robert Langdon in, under,and above the greater Washington D.C. capitol to save his mentor and close friend 33rd degree Mason … [Read more...] about The Lost Symbol in paperback, have you found yours?
I will say that you will all know what an eavesdropper is by now, so I won’t spend any time on this, let’s just concentrate on the word cowan for this discussion. From the affair of Jephthah, an Ephraimite was termed a cowan. Cowan comes from the Hebrew and Egyptian word, cohen which was the … [Read more...] about Answer To Puzzler #4 and the Presentation Of Puzzler #5
by Charles Lloyd Mashburn Jr. 32° Thunderbolt Lodge # 693 Thunderbolt, Georgia Preface As a young Freemason involved in my Blue Lodge and Scottish Rite of the Valley of Savannah, Georgia the idea of a place of unity for all the orders of Freemasonry has been a thought in my mind for … [Read more...] about The Unity of Light – a Universal Temple of Freemasonry
This week on Masonic Central, we get to spend some time talking to the good brothers of The Sanctum Sanctorum Freemasons like to talk, a lot, and usually for good reason. Beyond the usual what time a dinner is being held or who has knocked at the temple door with interest, a great driving aspect … [Read more...] about The Sanctum Sanctorum on Masonic Central
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