What does a membership organization that thrives on meeting do when it can’t meet? Freemasonry is facing its biggest threat to date: COVID-19. How it handles itself in the middle of the pandemic will dictate how it fares once the pandemic is over.
The following is a collection of Masonic symbols and their meanings, relevant to the practice of Freemasonry. The purpose of this list is to acclimate and educate new and existing Masons and those … More Masonic Symbols about Masonic Symbols
The Symbolic Lodge is a collective term for the first three degrees of Craft (or blue Lodge) Freemasonry. Consisting of the Apprentice, Fellowcraft and Master Masons degrees, … Discover more about The Symbolic Lodge
Below is an incomplete list of Masonic authors, writers who have written intimately about Freemasonry and a list of their notable works. Authors who have had interviews on Freemason Information are … Learn More about Masonic Authors
Freemasonry is a post-collegiate fraternity dedicated to the spiritual development of the initiate into a broader sense of the self, how they relate to the Divine and their contributory role in the world. It conveys … Read More about What Is Freemasonry?
Freemasons are the first step of a global fraternal organization with a history that spans more than 300 years. But more than a club, Freemasonry is a way of life for many who enjoy it’s rights and benefits. Learn more.
What is Freemasonry hiding? Is there some great mystery at work in the secret workings of the Masonic Lodge? Why are Freemasons so Secretive?
The modern incarnation of Freemasonry dates to around 1717, but, was that truly the beginning of the “ancient” and honorable fraternity?
A common connection with Freemasonry is that it is a patriotic organization. While it suggests certain attributes of patriotism, the multi-national spread of the fraternity would suggest something other than a direct form of nationalistic adherence.
Freemasonry is grounded in three specific virtues which are at the core of Masonic teachings. And are these virtues really at the core of the Masonic connection to faith, religion and the divine?
What makes something a “ritual?” Is it an evil connotation? Is it something sinister? Why then is Freemasonry considered a ritual practice?
Skulls, architectural tools, mallets, aprons… all of these things can we weird. So why does Freemasonry use so many odd symbols?
Sights, Sounds and Words
In this installment of Symbols & Symbolism, we look at a reading from Albert G. Mackey's Encyclopedia of Freemasonry on the Christening of Freemasonry, a sentiment that Mackey feels "... does not belong to the ancient system" of Freemasonry. You can read more installments of Mackey's Encyclopedia under Symbols & Symbolism here on this site and video of these segments on … [Read More...] about The Christianization of Freemasonry
Five Steps Upon the Winding Staircase The second degree lecture holds a wealth of esoteric study and contemplation. In the preceding examination we looked at the depth and meaning of the first three steps as the conductor in Duncan's Ritual and Monitor ushers the candidate into the allegorical chamber of King Solomon's temple. Now, the candidate is faced with a further rise of steps, … [Read More...] about Symbolism on the Winding Staircase – Five Steps Upon the Stair
In this episode we look at a reading of Frank C. Higgins from The Beginning of Masonry. In this piece, Higgins explores the philosophical relationship of God and Freemasonry. There is no place in Masonry for dogmatic controversy affecting the current convictions of brethren of the craft. In its highest contemplation, Freemasonry solely regards and addresses itself to the “Great Architect of the … [Read More...] about God and Freemasonry | Symbols and Symbolism
In this installment of Symbols & Symbolism, we look at a reading from Albert G. Mackey's Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, on the Ashlar - a symbol familiar to every individual made a mason. More installments are available here under Symbols & Symbolism, and on YouTube. "Freestone as it comes out of the of the quarry." - Bailey. In Speculative Masonry we adopt the ashlar in two different … [Read More...] about The Ashlar
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Now Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field." And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" "I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's … [Read More...] about My Brother’s Keeper – Open Racism in Georgia Freemasonry
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 … [Read More...] about Is CoMasonry the Antidote – Part 2
The Beehive presents an interview with Duke Bass Fortesque. This is being presented as opinions of Fortesque and The Beehive, not as fact. Names of the Lodge and any other Florida Masons have been deliberately omitted. Freemason Information welcomes a rebuttal from … [Read More...] about The Other Half Of The Florida Masonic Scandal Tells All
Sometimes lightening strikes twice – to the same spot. When it does you know that either God is in control or the fix is in. In the case of Gate City Lodge #2, Atlanta, Georgia it is definitely the latter. You might remember the articles The Beehive published in 2009 … [Read More...] about Georgia Black Mainstream Mason Is Black Balled Again For The Second Time In His Masonic Journey
I haven't attended Lodge in quite some time, at least a year and a half. This is quite unusual for someone who devoted his first fifteen years actively participating in Lodge affairs, not just my own, but at the district, zone, and state level. I stopped going when it … [Read More...] about Why I No Longer Attend Lodge
Here we go again in Georgia. Remember Victor Marshall who the Grand Lodge of Georgia tried to expel for being a Non-White? If not refresh your memory with the Freemason Information article My Brother's Keeper - Open Racism In Georgia Freemasonry. Now it's open … [Read More...] about Grand Lodge of Georgia Bans Gay Men
The following was shared with me with much trepidation and concern over its reaction. Permission to publish it was granted if the author could remain Anonymous. I've heard these same words from others in recent months, and it struck me that they were not isolated or … [Read More...] about Disillusionment with Freemasonry
The Grand Master of Florida's decision number 3 can be found on the Grand Lodge of Florida website. The text of the document appears, as transcribed, below. The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Florida Jorge L. Aladro Grand … [Read More...] about Mainstream Grand Master Of Florida Expels Wiccans And Others
The ramifications of the Florida Masonic religious ban reach far beyond the borders of Florida which we will point out momentarily. But first it is worthy to note that other gross violations of Masonic conduct by Florida Brethren have existed for years without any … [Read More...] about Mainstream Dichotomy
We are told as Masons to avoid all sectarian religious discussion yet that is exactly what the Mainstream Grand Master of Florida Has done. In one written decision he has embroiled not only Florida Masonry, but Masons from all over the nation in a sectarian argument … [Read More...] about More Masonic Purging Florida Style