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
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?
Freemasonry is grounded in three specific virtues which are at the core of Masonic teachings. Are these virtues really at the core of the Masonic connection to faith, religion and the divine? These three virtues are the foundations upon which Freemasonry is built. Brotherly Love as directed … [Read more...] about Why Brotherly Love Relief and Truth in Freemasonry?
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. So then, is Freemasonry a patriotic … [Read more...] about Is Freemasonry a Patriotic Body?
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 … [Read more...] about God and Freemasonry | Symbols and Symbolism
https://youtu.be/ZH-II5nUaRo Masonic filmmaker Tristan Bourlard and his groundbreaking global film, Terra Masonica, interviews on Phoenixmasonry Live! Special appearance by The Prince Hall Think Tank co-host, Dave Gillarm, who is featured on the film. I have often wanted to see … [Read more...] about Terra Masonica, Around The World In 80 Lodges
In this episode, we explore the meaning of the Free and Accepted which first occurs in the Roberts Print of 1722, a term applied in the symbolic allegories to the builders of Solomon’s Temple. Mackey, in his Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, say: The title "Free and Accepted" first occurs in the … [Read more...] about Free and Accepted Mason | Symbols and Symbolism
In this episode we look at the definition of what the masonic apron represents. Of the many emblems of Freemasonry, none is more iconic that the lambskin apron. Alien outside of the lodge, under the tiled lodge it represents the totality of what it means to be a Mason. It’s said to be more noble … [Read more...] about The Masonic Apron | Symbols and Symbolism
One of the oldest fraternities in the western world, a Freemason is the common name for those initiated into the fraternity of Freemasonry. But, what elements are at work in ones decision to become a one? From the What is Freemasonry ebook, a Freemason is a man who, in searching for life’s … [Read more...] about What is a Freemason?