In this Sojourners post, a observant brother from the Prince Hall tradition asks a very important question about access in the modern age of Freemasonry - Who has it, why, and should it be exclusive? This piece, while brief, explores at least in part these ideas as more and more of a diverse … [Read more...] about The Meaning of Freemasonry
A Sojourners post by W. Bro. Rob Lund. Albert Pike once wrote: "Freemasonry is the subjugation of the human that is in man, by the Divine; the conquest of the appetites and the passions, by the Moral Sense and the Reason; a continual effort, struggle, and warfare of the Spiritual against the … [Read more...] about Evidence of Hidden Meaning in Masonic Ritual
One of the greatest enigmas of contemporary Freemasonry, the Chamber of Reflection is a little-used aspect in the rituals of a newly made Mason. Yet, the symbolism of the Chamber has roots in Hermeticism, Rosicrucianism and other occult traditions. More installments of Symbols & Symbolism are … [Read more...] about The Chamber of Reflection
From Albert G. Mackey's Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, this installment of Symbols & Symbolism presents his exploration of the mystical properties of the Acacia. Note, some links have been added as reference to the original quoted sources. Look for future installments on Symbols & Symbolism … [Read more...] about Acacia
Today’s guest writer, Canadian Brother Mark Kapitan, comes to us by way of Canadian Brother Wayne Anderson’s weekly Masonic newsletter. Anderson publishes a new or old-from-the-Masters article each week and forwards it to everybody on his list. Topics cover a wide variety of issues and interests but … [Read more...] about A Young Mason’s Journey To Find, The Making Of A Good Man Better
Found this on Vigilant Citizen. Want to be a member? Want to be a member? If all initiations ended like this one, I bet most fraternities would be teeming with members. It reminds me of the pranks in the Demoulin catalog of Fraternal Supplies from the 30's. I wonder if it was the … [Read more...] about Want to be a Member?