The modern incarnation of Freemasonry dates to around 1717, but, was that truly the beginning of the "ancient" and honorable fraternity? The history of modern Freemasonry is fairly understood, going back to roughly the 1700’s. Beyond that point in time, information starts to become less … [Read more...] about How Old is Freemasonry?
Recently I attended a Festive Board of Jewel P. Lightfoot Lodge No 1283, Grand Lodge of Texas AF & AM. The guest speaker DDGM John Tolbert made a passionate presentation on Hermeticism and Freemasonry using slides as illustrations. That made his presentation peppered with pictures which is what … [Read more...] about Hermetic Philosophy and Freemasonry
A book review by Frederic L. Milliken From the day I was raised 26 years ago I have always heard that Freemasonry was an outgrowth of the Medieval Stone Masons Guilds that gradually took on speculative members as church building waned. Then along came historian John J. Robinson who wrote in Born in … [Read more...] about The Craft Unmasked