The Iberian Center for Masonic Studies (CIEM) calls all Spanish, Portuguese, English and French speaking masons to participate in the Second International Competition of Masonic Essay, which will take place in 2014. The aim of this competition is to promote the investigation of the following … [Read more...] about Iberian Center for Masonic Studies Call for Papers
A Masonic Perspective Esoteric, Spiritual and Religious Traditions all around the world have referred to their teachings, methods and attitudes as "the Path". The word “Path” implies action, movement, and an eventually destination. It presumes that willful action must take place before … [Read more...] about Keeping Masonry on the Path
By Bro. C.G. 32nd Scottish Rite Mason, Valley of Little Rock, Arkansas, USA I have often wondered the reasons why the Scottish Rite, one of the most complex, complete and fascinating initiatic systems of the Western tradition, is often compressed in a single two- or three day-Reunion in all, or … [Read more...] about American Scottish Rite – Unexpressed Potential?
King Solomon of Israel is referred to in Masonic tradition as being the fraternity's first Most Excellent Grand Master. He is championed as the man who constructed the magnificent temple for Jehovah and is heralded as the personification of wisdom. However, a closer look at the life of King Solomon … [Read more...] about The Fall of Solomon
This article comes from Jeremy Gross, who you may know better as the 47th Problem Euclid and author of the Masonic blog Corn, Wine, and Oil. His blog is very insightful and it is recommended that you visit his site for more thought provoking articles on Freemasonry. I have been writing a lot … [Read more...] about Mussar and Freemasonry
Someone check the Old charges and see if they require us to use paper plates. I'm just back from looking at them and I don’t find any reference, so I thought perhaps I would draft my own. III. Of LODGES (Amended 2009). A LODGE is a place where Masons assemble and work: Hence that Assembly, or … [Read more...] about Euna Stubbs’ Meatloaf
The other morning, I was enjoying my daily shaving ritual. As I lathered the shaving soap with my badger hair brush and spread the rich, white lather over my jaw, I thought about how my morning shave had become a daily routine of renewal and purification. When I took my razor in hand and removed the … [Read more...] about The Rite of Purification