In this installment of Symbols & Symbolism we look at a reading from Albert G. Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry on the meanings behind Clandestine, Clandestine Lodge and a Clandestine Freemason. The video, deals with the first two subjects, the third is a subject of much contention … [Read more...] about Clandestine Masons and Clandestine Freemasonry
The following is from a comment posted by Brother Charles M. Harper Sr. on the post Bar Sinister Clandestine Hazing. Upon receiving it, I thought it warranted its own post given the depth to which he explored his ideas. The context to the piece comes as an explanation for why the petition is … [Read more...] about The Petition Against Clandestine Freemasonry
Chris Hodapp posted today about a petition to prevent (prohibit, bar, ban, make illegal by presidential power?) clandestine Grand Lodges. Note - the post is now archived. The text of the petition, which you can read at petitions.whitehouse.gov, says: Grand Lodges of Freemasons began in 1717, in … [Read more...] about Bar Sinister Clandestine Hazing
If we are to grow and if we are to meet the challenges of the 21st Century, we must have a national approach for Freemasonry Have you talked to today’s generation lately? I am referring to someone who was born say in 1990. Have you noticed what kind of values they hold, their idealism, what … [Read more...] about Challenges Of The 21st Century
The Old Guard just doesn't get it. The young Masons do. There is a cancer in Mainstream Masonry and it is in need of chemotherapy and radiation. The cancer is the capricious use of unbridled power by Grand Masters across the land. Oh, not all of them govern their Lodges in such a tyrannical manner … [Read more...] about Healing The Hurt And Moving On
What is “Masonic Intercourse” many Masons ask? The definition can mean many things and different authors have given their opinion as to the actual purpose of having it in our rituals. In The Meaning of Masonic Obligation, PGM R.V. Harris of Nova Scotia defines Masonic Intercourse as, “…to refrain … [Read more...] about What Is Masonic Intercourse?