In this Sojourners post, a observant brother from the Prince Hall tradition asks a very important question about access in the modern age of Freemasonry – Who has it, why, and should it be exclusive? This piece, while brief, explores at least in part these ideas as more and more of a diverse audience is […]
Freemasonry, like religion, is an institution that has created for itself its own teleological system of boundaries. What is, and what isn’t, a Freemason is often a hard etched line drawn in the metaphysical sands of the philosophy. And yet, those lines shift between organizations, time or ideology. To overcome this, most branches of Freemasonry […]
A remarkable film showing women Freemasons at the Masonic Temple in London congratulating Mrs Seton Challen on her enthronement as Grand Master at a reception in Mayfair… WOMEN FREEMANSONS Click the image to play the video. British Pathe historical archive.
By Karen Kidd Author of “Haunted Chambers: the Lives of Early Women Freemasons“ Controversial American author Robert Temple observed “Technology is forbidden when it is not allowed to exist.” “It is easy to forbid technology to exist in the past because all you have to do is to deny it. Enforcing the ban then becomes […]
By Carlos Antonio Martinez, Jr., J.D., PH.D., M.A., 33º Read – Is CoMasonry the Antidote part 1 Read – Is CoMasonry the Antidote part 2 The pre-revolutionary condition and philosophy of illustration of the era, propitiated the strengthening of the Principle of Equality between a man and a woman, and so it came to pass that both genders became […]
By Carlos Antonio Martinez, Jr., J.D., PH.D., M.A., 33º Read – Is CoMasonry the Antidote part 1 Read – Is CoMasonry the Antidote part 3 SPECULATIVE ERA 1. Alleged “Official Birth” in England Symbolic or “Speculative Masonry” began to gradually develop during the XVI and XVII in Europe, particularly – though not exclusively – in the kingdoms of England […]
By Carlos Antonio Martinez, Jr., J.D., PH.D., M.A., 33º Read – Is CoMasonry the Antidote part 2 Read – Is CoMasonry the Antidote part 3 While listening to an alarming expose on the declining of membership of “Regular” American Masonry and its apparent inexorable demise, I could not help to wonder if that which has been prohibited, the admission […]
By Carlos Antonio Martinez, Jr., J.D., PH.D., M.A., 33º The Free-Masonic Institution is an Initiatic, Esoteric, Humanitarian, Philosophic and Philanthropic Order that labors in pursuit of the spiritual, ethical and moral evolution of humanity; It propagates in profane societies the ideals of scrupulous respect for human rights and for the individuality of men and women, […]