Perhaps you remember from previous articles Sister R. Lucille Samuel, Grand Princess Captain of the Lone Star Grand Guild, Heroines of the Templars Crusade of Texas, PHA Texas. Well, Sister Samuel has moved on to found the Margaret A. McDow Grand Court, Ladies Of The Circle Of Perfection, Texas PHA. … [Read more...] about Spare Wheel Or Steering Wheel
https://youtu.be/BRD7bwA2ybw I am often asked, not only by the public at large but even by some Masons, how does Masonry make good men better? A large proportion of Masons, after a lot of errs and ahs, will finally come out with something like, “Well we do a lot of charity.” A more … [Read more...] about Contemplative Masonry By Brother Chuck Dunning
In 1994 Wor. Fran Foster attended a very special event in his community. The Mt. Rushmore flag came to town, and many scouts, Masons, community leaders and just plain people gathered to celebrate the occasion and help raise and lower the flag. Also, there to record the occasion was local cable TV, … [Read more...] about What It Means To Be A Mason
An interview with author Alain de Keghel. American Freemasonry, in context, is challenging to understand as it relates to the rest of the world. In many ways American Freemasonry mirrors the form and function of the lodge but, because it grew-up in the crucible of democracy that was itself, at … [Read more...] about American Freemasonry – The Noble Goal
Johnny Royal, through TriCoast Worldwide, will release a new documentary this Friday, October 13, 2017, that’s set to be the world's first documentary about the Freemasons made by Freemasons. 33 & Beyond, the Royal Art of Freemasonry is touted as a film that examines the structure of the … [Read more...] about 33 and Beyond – the Royal Art of Freemasonry
The following is an adjusted version of the introduction for a new book I've been working on, The Master Mason. This work is the culmination of nearly a decade of consideration and contemplation over the complexities of what it means to become a master in the masonic system of initiation. It is not … [Read more...] about Transcending Yesod-The Third Degree of Freemasonry
What a long road. After a series of unforeseen setbacks, life creeping up and doing what it does best and a few tweaks to the material — The Master Mason, A Treatise on the Third Degree of Freemasonry is ready to become a reality. I present for you the campaign for The Master Mason — a Treatise on … [Read more...] about The Master Mason Coming to Print
A clouded horizon and starry field of shimmering twilight jewels are often the embelishments aloft above the altar of a masonic lodge. As beautiful and mysterious as this stage dressing is, it holds a special significance in the work at hand in the Masonic Lodge. In this episode, we examine the … [Read more...] about Canopy of Heaven | Symbols and Symbolism
Skulls, architectural tools, mallets, aprons... all of these things can we weird. So why does Freemasonry use so many odd symbols? This question is at the heart of many detractors who like to speculate on their nefarious meanings. Freemasonry is a system of symbol and allegory. By using such … [Read more...] about Why Does Freemasonry Use Odd Symbols?
What makes something a “ritual?” Is it an evil connotation? Is it something sinister? Why then is Freemasonry considered a ritual practice? How could something so full of moral virtues practice something ritualistic? The use of the word ritual is described as the regular practice of the same … [Read more...] about Why is Freemasonry a Ritual Practice?