In this installment of Symbols & Symbolism, we look at a reading from Albert G. Mackey's Encyclopedia of Freemasonry on the Christening of Freemasonry, a sentiment that Mackey feels "... does not belong to the ancient system" of Freemasonry. You can read more installments of Mackey's … [Read more...] about The Christianization of Freemasonry
The rite of circumambulation is perhaps the most overlooked of all Masonic rituals. This action is an inherent part of almost every Masonic degree and plays a critical role in the three degrees of the Symbolic Lodge. However, few Masons have ever truly examined this ritual or its … [Read more...] about The Rite of Circumambulation
Masons often work to improve lodges by performing a number of tasks. Many actions have been taken or proposed in order to create better lodges and much debate has taken place about the proper way to improve Masonic lodges. However, in order to improve a lodge it is important that Masons take a step … [Read more...] about What is the Lodge?