Joseph James is an actor and filmmaker with a long list of projects with an eye towards the fraternity. Having already produced several films with overt Masonic tones including The Masonic Map and Templar Nation, James is on the cusp of his latest release with his film The Freemason, taking us again … [Read more...] about Joseph James – Teller of Masonic Murder Mysteries on Freemasonry and the Cinema
Ferris Thompson sat on the airplane, passively listening to Brother Dave's chatter. They belonged to the same Masonic lodge and happened to be on the same connecting flight to Denver. Dave was not a very active member in the lodge. He had been the Senior Steward at one time, but had lost interest in … [Read more...] about Flyover Country
There's nothing I like better than a good murder mystery. I cut my teeth on Sherlock Holmes, Lord Peter Wimsey, Perry Mason, and Ellery Queen. Nowadays I turn to such luminaries as John Grisham, Scott Turow, Richard North Patterson, and William Bernhardt. And that is what Dan Brown’s Lost Symbol is … [Read more...] about The Lost Symbol: The Road Best Not Traveled
Where does National Treasure meet The Lost Symbol? Wound together into a Crown of Serpents. Masonic fiction is an infrequent thing, especially when written by a brother. The Lost Symbol is a good example of the fraternity in a modern fiction, in the same way that National Treasure brought the … [Read more...] about Crown of Serpents on Masonic Central
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
On Tuesday, September 15th, Dan Brown's new book entitled The Lost Symbol will hit shelves at bookstores throughout the U.S. and probably most of the world. Because his previous book The DaVinci Code is one of the most widely read books in history, many people believe that The Lost Symbol has the … [Read more...] about Dan Brown’s New Book is Coming Out-So What?
A couple of decades back, Ol' Leroy McKrank decided to join the York Rite. Now this was the only other body of Masonry that Ol' Leroy had ever joined, mainly because he refused to fork over the cash required to join any additional bodies. But at the time, each York Rite body's dues were only five … [Read more...] about Ol’ Leroy McKrank and the Council of the Knights of the Royal Arch
Ferris Thompson was sitting on a bench outside of the lodge building, enjoying a pipe full of Marlin Flake. One of the younger, more progressive members of the lodge, Sean, came out of the building and sat by him. “I hear that Brian dimitted from the lodge,” he said, “he gave some reasons … [Read more...] about The Non-Christian Mason