For a good many years, I’ve written about the idea of producing to contribute to the Great Work. Yet, I don’t think I’ve taken the time to address what that idea means, to me or to the wide world when it comes to your self-development. In basic terms, the Great Work is the idea of completing the … [Read more...] about The Great Work
At its surface, the Christmas holiday has no intrinsic connection to the fraternity of Freemasonry. What I mean by that is no where in the degrees does it link itself to any particular holiday in its practice, in particular the Christmas holiday season. There are, however, certain celebrations … [Read more...] about Christmas and Freemasonry
In winter Diogenes walked barefoot in the snow. In summer he rolled in the hot sand. He did this to harden himself against discomfort. "But aren't you overdoing it a little?" a disciple asked. "Of course," replied Diogenes, "I am like a teacher of choruses who has to sing louder than the rest in … [Read more...] about Teachings of Diogenes-Lesson 3 Light of Teaching
The other evening I had a strange dream. Now, most dreams are rather odd, but every once in a while a dream gives us a bit of truth about life. The following is an account of my dream. I found myself driving along a highway, following a gray pick up truck. I could see that we were nearing a storm … [Read more...] about An Allegorical Dream
by Br. John Nagy If you’re old to Masonic Education you know that, for the most part, “average formal Grand Lodge backed” Masonic Education programs exist today as: Memorizing Degree Catechism Learning Ritual and floor work Reviewing the Digest of Law and taking exams based on it … [Read more...] about Are Illiterates Raising Illiterates?
A hot topic in the on-line Masonic community is lodge education. Many ideas are presented for educational subjects or how to implement educational programs. Most of this discussion is limited to Masonic topics such as Masonic symbolism or history. There is no shortage of information on these … [Read more...] about Non-Masonic Education