This was originally published in January of 2009 on the Masonic Traveler blog. Freemasonry moves through periods of ups and downs. Like the stock market, there are periods of increases and periods of decreases. Peaks and valleys, plateaus, and depressions, which is normal for any system, … [Read more...] about Freemasonry and the Great Depression
By Ezekiel M. Bey, FPS Administrator and Founder Blue-Lite Research Discussion Group Inc. First we must understand and define what the meaning of “Holy” means, and then what the word “Scripture” means. According to Anthony Browder, who authored, “From The Browder File” the word “Holy” comes … [Read more...] about What Are The Holy Scriptures ~ How Do They Relate To Freemasonry
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.
It is finally here! I have finished putting together the free e-book that I promised to create which celebrates the first year of the Banks of the Euphrates on Freemason Information Magazine. This book features the best of the articles which were featured on the Euphrates over the past year. I … [Read more...] about The First Year of the Euphrates e-Book is Now Available!
a Sojourner's article by Tom Accousti author of The Tao of Masonry One of the great things about the internet is how people with seemingly nothing in common can exchange ideas without ever actually meeting in person. Such is the case when I recently began exchanging emails with an amateur … [Read more...] about The Secret Lesson of Hiram and the Ruffians
Madness, mayhem, mystery, and murder, these are but a few of the terms one could use to define the book, and later film, From Hell. "It's Dark"... "Hawksmoor cut stone to hold shadows; a Gothic trait, though Hawksmoor's influences were somewhat...older." "The Dionysiac … [Read more...] about From HELL – Masonic Central by gas light.
by Adrian T. Taylor, Ph.D. Founding Member of the David A. McWilliams, Sr. Research & Education Lodge F&AM, PHA DC Introduction In the text “Accosting the African Origins of Freemasonry, and Beyond,” this researcher took up the problem of the African/Egyptian origins of … [Read more...] about Tracing the Generation of the Third Degree
Within in Freemasonry, there are many titles and attributes bestowed upon its members, but few come to the table with the appellation of Magus. With a number of books having flowed from from his pen and a good many years of practice under an adept hand, Brother Lon Milo DuQuette is a stand-out … [Read more...] about Lon Milo DuQuette on Masonic Central
By Carlos Antonio Martinez, Jr., J.D., PH.D., M.A., 33º ANCIENT MYSTERIES AND SYMBOLISM With respect to the term “Mysteries”, no semi-educated mind can doubt that Symbols (especially Masonic symbols) were the Universal Language of Ancient Theology. For the Tutors of the Ancient World - in likeness … [Read more...] about Symbols and Symbolism
This review in two parts, one from a lay reader perspective, and one from a Masonic perspective. The Masonic perspective can be found here. Dan Brown's new book, The Lost Symbol, reminded me of a parable. A parable is a story embellished with perhaps some grains of reality to convey a … [Read more...] about The Lost Symbol – a review