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In a world yearning for honor and integrity, we, as Freemasons, are on a transformative journey of self-discovery, united by our commitment to truth, Brotherly Love, and universal virtues. Our craft transcends divisions of race, religion, gender, and creed, and empowers us to become the best versions of ourselves, serving our communities and the world at large.

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History Of Freemasonry

The Impact of Masonry on The Constitutional Convention

by Stewart Wilson Miner, PGM The purpose of this paper is to suggest how and to what degree Freemasonry exerted an influence over the delegates and their work at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the epochal year of…

Early Annals Of Capitular Masonry

By THOMAS GLIDDON. Voice of Masonry – 1880 The facts concerning the introduction of the Capitular system into this country are a good deal obscure. That the Royal Arch degree has been conferred in the cities on the seaboard for…

DEDICATING THE WASHINGTON MASONIC MEMORIAL

SHORT TALK BULLETIN – Vol.X  May, 1932  No.5by: Unknown Freemasonry is the only Fraternal Order for which the United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission has set aside a whole week for participation in the celebration of the two hundredth anniversary…

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Donald Trump A Freemason: Unveiling The Truth

Are you intrigued by the rumors and speculations surrounding celebrities being part of secret societies like Freemasonry? Former President Donald Trump has been at the center of such whispers. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the history of Freemasonry…

Was Thomas Jefferson A Freemason?

Has the question “Was Thomas Jefferson a Freemason?” ever intrigued you? It’s an oft-debated topic with intriguing narratives surrounding Jefferson’s affiliation with this fascinating fraternity. We will delve deep into these discussions, shedding light on Freemasonry and its prevalence in…

Are Freemasons Satanic? Separating Fact From Fiction

The world of Freemasonry is often shrouded in mystery and intrigue, leading many to question if these secretive societies have satanic affiliations. This blog post demystifies the ties between Satanism and Freemasonry, debunking myths while shedding light on some fascinating…

Can Catholics Be Masons? Everything You Need To Know

Diving into the question “Can Catholics be Masons?” sparks quite a debate. Historically, the Catholic Church has dissuaded its members from joining Freemasonry due to ideological differences. This article will demystify the relationship between these two institutions and offer insight…

Cost To Join Freemasonry: What You Need To Know

Hello there, I’m here today to discuss an interesting question that has been raised – what is the cost of joining a local Freemasonry lodge? The question came from someone who was asked to pay $50 for their petition and…

Was Mozart a Freemason? Unraveling the Truth

Dive into the intriguing and mysterious world of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a prodigy whose life was as dramatic as his symphonies. Let’s unravel the enigmatic connection between Mozart and Freemasonry. Was this iconic composer a member of the secretive society?…

What Is The Difference Between Scottish Rite And Masons?

Are you puzzled by the nuanced differences between the Scottish Rite and Masons? If so, join the club. Like many, I was once perplexed by these two intriguing facets of Freemasonry. So, I’ve gathered comprehensive information that illuminates these distinctions…

Was Hitler A Freemason: Uncovering The Truth Behind The Myth

Diving into the depths of history, exploring the dark corners and unveiling mysteries is always intriguing. Today, we’re setting our sights on a question that has stirred up numerous debates: Was Adolf Hitler, one of the most infamous figures in…

How To Find Out If Someone Was A Freemason? (Complete Guide)

If you’re interested in discovering whether a family member or an individual from your past was a member of the Freemasons, there are several resources and methods available to help you uncover the truth. In this article, we will guide…

Was Joseph Smith A Freemason: Exploring The Connection

Diving into the intriguing crossroads of history where Mormonism meets Freemasonry, I find myself on a quest: Was Joseph Smith, the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, also a Freemason? To provide a well-rounded understanding, it is essential to…

Was Elvis Presley A Freemason: Uncovering The Truth

Elvis Presley, often referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll,” was an influential figure in shaping popular music in the 20th century. While his musical legacy continues to impact generations of fans and musicians, lesser-known aspects of his…

Was Charles Taze Russell A Freemason? Unveiling The Truth

Are Freemason secrets lurking behind the founding of the Jehovah’s Witnesses? Charles Taze Russell, the man behind the movement, has long been a subject of great intrigue and controversy. But was he truly a Freemason, or is this just another…

Who Was The First Freemason In The Bible? (Explained)

The topic of Freemasonry often sparks curiosity and intrigue, particularly when it comes to its origins and connections to historical figures. A frequent question that arises is whether there were Freemasons mentioned in the Bible, and if so, who was…

Was Walt Disney A Freemason? Exploring The Rumors

Throughout history, secret societies and conspiracy theories have sparked curiosity among the masses. One such intriguing theory revolves around Walt Disney, the iconic founder of The Walt Disney Company, and whether or not he was a Freemason. This blog post…

Was King James A Freemason? What You Need To Know

Was King James a Freemason? The possibility has intrigued and mystified historians, researchers, and enthusiasts for centuries. In this insightful exploration, we will delve into the heart of Freemasonry’s origins, examine evidence of its potential influence on the King James…

Are Entered Apprentices And Fellow Crafts Masons

In the world of Freemasonry, there are different degrees of membership. These include the Entered Apprentice, the Fellow Craft, and the Master Mason. A common question that arises is whether the first two degrees, the Entered Apprentices and Fellow Crafts,…

What Comes After The Master Mason Degree? (Explained)

The journey of a Freemason is one that is filled with profound teachings, moral lessons, and opportunities for personal growth. While the three degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft, and Master Mason form the foundation of Freemasonry, the path of a…
Real Masonic Lodges: How To Verify Legitimacy And Avoid Irregular

Real Masonic Lodges: How To Verify Legitimacy And Avoid Irregular

The allure of Freemasonry has long captured the imagination of individuals seeking a sense of belonging, self-improvement, and camaraderie. As one of the world’s oldest and most respected fraternal organizations, Freemasonry has established itself as a pillar of moral and…
How to Wear a Masonic Ring?

How to Wear a Masonic Ring?

Today we are going to tackle the most difficult question that has ever seemed to plague freemasonry: what are the dues and don’ts of Masonic rings? How to Wear a Masonic Ring? Now, if that made you chuckle, then I…
How does Freemasonry accept and remove members

How does Freemasonry accept and remove members?

Today’s reader’s question is a thoughtful one, and it reads, “Please explain what circumstances led to applicants being declined and masons being expelled.” That would clear up some of the confusion that shadows this fraternity. Well, I get where you’re…
How much does it cost to be a Freemason?

How much does it cost to be a Freemason?

The Freemasons are a very interesting group of people. They have a rich and long history, but there are many questions about them. One of the most common questions is how much does it cost to be a Freemason. There…
How Long Does It Take To Become A Freemason?

How Long Does It Take To Become A Freemason?

Becoming a freemason is not an easy process. It takes a lot of dedication and determination to reach the level of brotherhood that this organization offers. In order to become a freemason, you have to be at least 18 years…
Billy Graham Freemason Or Not

Billy Graham: Freemason Or Not?

Billy Graham was an American preacher and evangelist who preached evangelical Christianity his whole life. He has been called “the most influential missionary since the days of Paul.” He was born in 1918 in North Carolina, where he grew up…
Top 10 Questions About Freemasons - Answered!

Top 10 Questions About Freemasons – Answered!

Freemasons are one of the world’s least understood, yet best-known organizations. A secret society that has been shrouded with mystery for centuries, there are still many questions about them today. Questions like; who are Freemasons? Why do they wear those…
Four Masonic Myths Busted

Four of the most commonly held myths about Freemasonry

Any organization with secrets is bound to attract myths and controversy from people on the outside. But it seems that, for whatever reason, Freemasonry receives a lot of unwanted attention, and as a result, many wildly inaccurate myths circulate about…
The Only Way to Become a Freemason

The Only Way to Become a Freemason

Throughout the history of Freemasonry, there has only been one way that you can officially join the fraternity – you have to ask a current brother to become a member. Is it really as simple as that? In many respects,…

Four Reasons Why You Should Consider Becoming a Freemason

Are you thinking about becoming a Freemason? In addition to joining one of the oldest and most wide-reaching community organizations in the world, becoming a Mason also has many personal benefits. In this post, we introduce four of them, to…
Why is Freemasonry for Men Only?

Why is Freemasonry for Men Only?

The short answer to this question is that Freemasonry is not for men only. In fact, women Freemasons have two separate Grand Lodges, conduct their own activities, and proceed on their Masonic journeys in exactly the same way as men…
Are Freemasons Expected to Give to a Particular Charity?

Are Freemasons Expected to Give to a Particular Charity?

One thing that people outside the Craft don’t often realize is just how much money Masons raise for charity every year. In 2019 alone, the United Grand Lodge of England announced that brothers within lodges across the UK raised in excess of…

Masonic Bodies

Were The Knights Templar Good Or Bad? (Unveiling The Truth)

Are the Knights Templar heroes, villains, or perhaps both? This ancient and prestigious order leaves a legacy awash in mystery and debate. In this article, we’ll explore their impressive accomplishments as well as their dark controversies – unraveling whether these…

How To Become A Shriner: A Comprehensive Guide

Becoming a Shriner is a unique and gratifying experience that holds opportunities to build meaningful relationships and serve others. In order to dive into this fascinating brotherhood, one must first become familiar with the prerequisites and the fundamentality of the…

Scottish Rite Vs. Shriners – What You Need To Know!

The topic of whether the Scottish Rite and Shriners are the same often arises among those interested in Freemasonry. Though they share similarities and connections, these two entities are distinct groups with their own characteristics, goals, and ways of operation…

Is Scottish Rite The Same As Masons? Unveiling The Truth

The intriguing world of fraternal organizations has long been a subject of fascination and curiosity for many. One such organization that has captured the attention of scholars, historians, and the general public alike is Freemasonry. Known for its rich history,…
Three Masonic Youth Groups That Appeal to the Younger Generation

Masonic Youth Groups That Appeal to the Younger Generation

If Freemasonry is going to continue thriving long into the future, sufficient efforts will need to be made to engage with and appeal to the younger generation. While many brothers only begin their Masonic journeys later in life, there are…
What is the Order of the Amaranth?

What is the Order of the Amaranth?

Founded in 1873, the Order of the Amaranth is a Masonic order that was established for Master Masons and their related women. It is often confused with the Order of the Eastern Star, but is not the same entity. The…
The Origins of the Knights Templar

The Origins of the Knights Templar

Today, the Knights Templar is a fraternal order associated with Freemasonry. It is known for its Christian values and teachings, and many of the brothers that join the Knights Templar are Protestants. The history of the Knights Templar is fascinating…
International Freemasonic Order DELPHI

International Freemasonic Order DELPHI

The International Freemasonic Order Delphi was founded in 1926, and was restructured in 1996, under the name International Freemasonic Order Delphi. The first Mixed Lodge was founded in 1926, under the aegis of The International Mixed Freemasonic Order Le Droit…
Groups Affiliated with Freemasonry

Groups Affiliated with Freemasonry

In addition to the degrees of Freemasonry within the Blue Lodge (Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, and Master Mason) there are other Masonic organizations and groups that are affiliated with mainstream Freemasonry that you can join. Each of these groups teaches…
The story of the Shriners, and is it rooted in Islam

What is the story of the Shriners, and is it rooted in Islam?

Shriners International, formerly known as the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine is a Masonic society established in 1870 and has its headquarters in Tampa, Florida. The Shriners is a Masonic organization that bases its membership…
How to become a Knights Templar?

How to become a Knights Templar?

It is possible to become a Knights Templar if you are interested. So, becoming a Knights Templar is not a complicated issue whatsoever. However, it’s indeed a special and unique approach to completely change your life. You’ll get to understand…
How to Become A Shriner?

How to Become A Shriner?

In our website. How to become a Shriner? is is one of those questions that we usually get from readers. There are different peculiarities and diverse aspects to Freemasonry, one aspect that might raise up some questions in your heart,…
Masonic Bodies

Masonic Bodies. What Are They?

Masonic bodies comprise several groups such as lodges, chapters, councils, commanderies, and consistories. These, in turn, construct the fraternity of Freemasonry, also called Free and Accepted Masons” which are regulated by private groups of members. The functional Masonic body is…
Who Are The Shriners?

Who Are The Shriners?

Thinking enhances analysis and therefore, it is good to begin with who are the Shriners? Having its foundation laid back in 1870, in Manhattan, the body aims to achieve human welfare. The mission bespeaks in ensuring the highest quality care…

Masonic Philosophy and Teachings

To Exist Or To Live

To Exist Or To Live

(A matter of Lodge Leadership) This Short Talk Bulletin has been adapted from a pamphlet, issued by the Masonic Service Committee of the Grand Lodge of lowa, which was written by the late M. W. Brother Burton H. Saxton, P.G.M…

Three Scripture Readings

SHORT TALK BULLETIN – Vol.IX  December, 1931  No.12 by: Unknown In almost all of the Jurisdictions of the United States the Volume of the Scared Law is open at the 133rd Psalm in the First Degree, at the Seventh Chapter of…
Three Challenges

Three Challenges

A survey recently conducted in a member Jurisdiction of the Masonic Service Association of the United States asked the question “What is the most pressing problem facing the Craft today?” There were three predominant replies: MEMBERSHIP FINANCES LEADERSHIP These three…

They Lied on Their Knees

By William A. Carpenter R. W. Crand Moster of Pennsylvania This Short Talk Bulletin has been adapled from an article appearing in the August, 1984 issue of The Pennsylvania Freemason. It has been republished as a Short Talk Bulletin because…

The Reputation of The Fraternity

by: Unknown “To preserve the reputation of the Fraternity unsullied must be your constant care.” Every Master Mason is charged with that great duty.  Obviously it means the reputation of the Fraternity before the non-Masonic world.  That reputation is one…

“There Is No Royal Road to Geometry” Euclid

by Bro.  Garth Cochran, Calgary Lodge No. 23 Whereas a sound education has become essential to success in all areas of modern society and techniques of education have become increasingly sophisticated; And Whereas the aids to instruction, such as the…

The Pythagorean Tradition In Freemasonry

by Wor.Bro. The Rev. J. R. Cleland, M.A. D.D. Over the Gates of the ancient Temples of the Mysteries was written this injunction, “Man, Know Thyself”. It meant that each Candidate must try to contact that Inner Self which is…

The Plants And Animals Of Freemasonry

By Bro. Nigel D. Brown Bro. Brown wrote a paper for Quatuor Coronati Lodge2076 printed in Vol. 104, 1991 Transactions. This STB is extracted from the longer article. -Editor There are many reasons why a lodge has a particular name…

The Perfect Cubit Masonic Legend Or Fable

by Lloyd U. Jefferson, P.G.M. DEDICATED To the loving memory of Reverend and Brother John Henry Powers in his earlier years a stone mason by trade, he founded the Powers Memorial Baptist Church, served with distinction on the Virginia State…

The Old Charges and What They Mean to Us

By Bro. H.L. HAYWOOD THE BUILDER SEPTEMBER 1923 I. WHAT THE OLD CHARGES ARE I have just come from reading an article in one of the more obscure Masonic periodicals in which an unknown brother lets go with this very…

The Mystic Tie

STB-OC40 October, 1940 Adieu! A heart-warm, fond adieu! Dear Brothers of the Mystic Tie Ye favored, ye enlightened few Companions of my social joy! The immortal verse of Robert Burns, written in his farewell to his brethren of St. James…

The Moral Teachings of Freemasonry

by J.S.M. Ward CHAPTER 1. “A peculiar system of morality veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols.” The above phrase is often quoted as if it supplied a complete and adequate definition of Freemasonry, but this is a mistake. It…

The Meaning And Purpose Of Freemasonry

“We must, then, demonstrate that ours is a Hierarchy of inspired, divine and deifying science, of efficacy and of consecration for those initiated with the initiation of the revelation derived from the hierarchical mysteries”. Dionysius Aeropagiticus, De Eccles. Hierarch, 1,…

The Masonic Medical Research Laboratory

one of “MASONRY’S WINDOWS TO THE WORLD” RW. and Dr. Charles Antzelevitch Executive Director and Director of Research R.W. Ronald P. Kamp Director of Development and Communication Freemasonry can and should be proud of its charitable good works. Many of…

The Lesson Taught by The Three Great Lights

The three chief symbols of the ancient Fraternity Masons were the Bible, Square and Compass. In the mediaeval lodge they were always to be found on the Master’s table, and were termed the “three great lights.” The old Lectures declare…

The Initiatic Symbolism of Freemasonry

by Thomas D. Worrel  32ø Freemasonry continues an initiatic tradition whose beginnings are lost in antiquity. This statement cannot be proven historically.Yet the more you study Masonic rites and its symbols, the more you become convinced that you are dealing…

The Importance: Of The Legend of Hiram Abiff

by Conrad Hahn, P.C.M. This Short Talk Bulletin has been adapted from a speech given by the late Most Worshipful Brother Conrad Hahn, in 1972, while serving as thc Ex-ecutive Secretary of the Masonic Servicc Associa-tion. The legend of “Hiram,…

The Great Work In Speculative Freemasonry

“There can be no rational doubt, however, that the moral influence of Freemasonry would be much more powerful and efficient if the sources of intelligence amongst the Fraternity were augmented, and a higher grade of science substituted for the meagre…

Five Masonic Thoughts

by Brother William A. Carpenter, R. W. G. M. From a “Masonic Culture” handbook issued by the Right Worshipful Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania we have extracted several items which came from the inspired pen of Brother William A. Carpenter, the…

Fiat Lux Some Thoughts On Masonic Light

by John W. Alexander, WM (Britannia Lodge No. 18) I ought to begin this paper by stating that what follows is the fruit of my own personal search and no brother is obliged to accept it.  For that matter, he…

Encounters With Adversity

by Harry E. Grant 33 degree THE NEW AGE – MAY 1948 Encounters with adversity should not crush out life nor destroy its purposeful intent – happiness. In these encounters men should learn the lessons of adversity, recognize their import…

Dormer Masonic Study Circle

The Pythagorean Tradition in Freemasonry by Wor.Bro. The Rev. J. R. Cleland, M.A. D.D. Over the Gates of the ancient Temples of the Mysteries was written this injunction, “Man, Know Thyself”. It meant that each Candidate must try to contact…

DEALING WITH OUR MASONIC DESTINATIONS

by Francis G. Paul Sovereign Grand Commander AASR Northern Masonic Jurisdiction THE NORTHERN LIGHT November 1988 “Obstacles are those frightful things you see,” someone wrote, “when you take your eyes off your goals.” One of the best, most efficient ways…

THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY

By: George W. Baldwin, PGMGrand Lodge of British Columbia This Short Talk Bulletin has been adapled from a speech given at the Grand Lodge of Alaska in February, 1987, by M.W. Brolher George W. Baldwin, Pasl Grand Masler, Grand Lodge…

Ashlars – Rough, Smooth – Story of A Stone

by J. Fairbairn Smith We are pleased to present this paper prepared by the eminent Masonic Scholar, J. Fairbairn Smith, Editor Emeritus of the Detroit Masonic World. Raised as a “Lewis” at the age of 18, in the lodge at…

A Response to Critics of Freemasonry

Prepared By: The Masonic Information Center From Northern Ireland to Iran, from the Middle east to the United States, religious extremism is a growing force throughout the world. Jarred by the rapid pace of social and cultural change, especially the…

A Plea for Understanding

This Short Talk Bulletin has been adapted from a talk given to Walton Lodge No. 559, Walton, New York, by a Past Master of that Lodge who served as Director of Ceremonies (1974) in the Grand Lodge of New York,…

A Short Lesson In Tolerance

Ralph Parks is currently employed as a teacher at Wailalak University in Thailand. He has studied both Eastern and Westem mysteries for over 30 years, induding Westem Kabbalah, Sikhism, Spiritualism, and subtle body work. He is the Sword Bearer for…

A Masonic Presence At Washington’s Inauguration

by Phillip M. Thienel, PMHerndon Lodge No. 264 The mention of George Washington’s name immediately calls to memory the maxim, “first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.” Those firsts were not sought by…

Symbols & Emblems

Three Dots in A Triangle: Decoding Symbolism

The symbol of three dots arranged in a triangular formation holds a variety of meanings across different contexts. In mathematical reasoning, this configuration is known as the “therefore sign,” traditionally used to denote a logical conclusion. Its appearance of three…

Masonic Cipher: Decoding The Secrets Of Freemasonry

The Masonic Cipher, also known as the Pigpen Cipher or Freemason’s Cipher, is a geometric simple substitution cipher used historically by Freemasons to encrypt their messages. It comprises a 26-character key, wherein each letter of the alphabet is replaced by…

Audi Vide Tace: The Timeless Wisdom Behind The Latin Adage

Audi Vide Tace, a Latin phrase meaning “Hear, see, be silent,” has a rich history and significant importance in various contexts. Among its many applications, it serves as the motto for some Masonic lodges and jurisdictions. Its origins can be…

Masonic Triangle: Unveiling Its Symbols And Significance

The masonic triangle is a significant symbol in Freemasonry, with deep-rooted meanings and representations. Often seen as an equilateral triangle, it carries a rich history and connection to various aspects of the craft. By understanding the Masonic triangle, one gains…

Riding The Goat Masonic: The Hidden Rituals and Symbolism

Riding the goat is a phrase often associated with Masonic initiation ceremonies, leading to much speculation and curiosity about its origins and significance. Despite its enigmatic nature, the concept of “riding the goat” can be traced back to ancient superstitions…

Masonic Hoodwink: The History Of A Masonic Ritual Symbol

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest fraternal organizations. It is shrouded in mystery. The Masons use elaborate initiation rituals full of rich symbolism and iconic tools. One important ritual symbol is the Masonic hoodwink. This is a type of…

The History, Symbolism, And Meaning Of Masonic Rings

Rings have adorned human hands and signified important bonds for thousands of years. In ancient Egypt, the circular shape represented eternity. For the Romans, rings sealed marriage vows. And in Freemasonry, rings emerged as symbols of membership and fraternal ideals…

The Meaning Behind The Freemason Checkered Floor

The checkered floor or mosaic pavement is one of the most recognizable symbols of Freemasonry. But what does the mosaic pavement actually represent? This article will explore the origins, symbolism, and significance behind the distinctive checkered floors found in Masonic…

The Symbolism Of The Tiler’s Sword In Freemasonry

Freemasonry is a community filled with unique rituals and symbols, each with its special meaning. This world, often mysterious to outsiders, has a rich history and a wealth of symbols that convey deep and meaningful messages. One of the captivating…

The Three Great Lights Of Freemasonry: All You Need To Know

Are you curious about Freemasonry and its intriguing symbols? One of the central facets of this fraternal organization is the “Three Great Lights” – the Holy Bible, Square, and Compasses. In this enlightening article, we’ll dive deep into how these elements…

Masonic Lapel Pin: A Journey Into The Heart Of Freemasonry

The Mason Lapel Pin is a unique symbol representing observation, contemplation, and transformation within the Masonic community. This intricately designed accessory is a visually appealing piece of jewelry and holds deep significance for those who wear it. Inspired by the…

What Does The G Stand For In Freemasonry? (Explained)

Have you ever wondered about the significance of the letter ‘G’ in Freemasonry? Here’s an interesting fact: it represents both God and Geometry. This blog post will delve into its symbolic importance in Freemasonry, demystifying this intriguing aspect. Don’t wait any…

The Symbolism And Meaning Of The Cable Tow In Freemasonry

Masonic symbols are fascinating but can be perplexing, often leaving many seeking their true meanings. For instance, the cable tow is an ancient Freemasonry element with deep symbolic significance. This article delves into its history and symbolism, aiming to shed…

Point Within A Circle: Unlock the Ancient Mysteries!

Are you fascinated by mysterious symbols and their hidden meanings? One such intriguing symbol is the “Point Within a Circle” of Freemasonry. This blog post sheds light on its origin, significance in various cultures including Freemasonry, and modern interpretations. Let’s…

Masonic Skull Ring Meaning: From Brotherhood To Beyond

Does the intriguing design of a Masonic Skull ring have you curious about its meaning? You’re not alone – I’ve also been captivated by this unique piece of jewelry and it led me on an extensive quest for knowledge. In…
Common Masonic Symbols

Common Masonic Symbols That are Central to the Craft

As Masons, we understand the vital role that symbols play within the craft. Symbols of antiquity are used to communicate various messages to brothers during their respective Masonic journeys. Different symbols are used to articulate particular teachings and convey stories…
Jacob's Ladder and Freemasonry

Jacob’s Ladder and Freemasonry

Through centuries of tradition and the transfer of knowledge from one generation of the previous, the many rituals of Freemasonry were formed. Lodges around the world continue to share allegories that convey the ethical principles that can allow a man…
The Twin Masonic Pillars

Behind the Symbol: The Twin Masonic Pillars

For the front of the temple he made two pillars, which together were thirty-five cubits long, each with a capital five cubits high. He made interwoven chains and put them on top of the pillars. He also made a hundred…
Masonic Bee: The Roots and Symbolism Behind It

Masonic Bee: The Roots and Symbolism Behind It

The Masonic Bee or The Beehive is a Masonic symbol of hard work and diligence. Masonic Bees represent the Masonic virtues of industry, order, and prudence. These bees are often seen on Masonic rings as well as other Masonic jewelry…
The Weight of the Masonic Ring

Masonic rings

Masonic rings are symbols of Masonic brotherhood. Masonic Rings are given to members who have completed Masonic rituals and initiations. There is a long tradition of giving Masonic rings, which dates back to the 1700s when they were given as…
What Does the Blazing Star of Freemasonry Represent?

What Does the Blazing Star of Freemasonry Represent?

As all brothers will attest, the many ancient symbols that contribute to our understanding of the Craft are multi-layered. They more often than not carry more than one meaning. This is because many of them have been used prominently throughout…
Why is There an Altar at the Centre of Masonic Lodges?

Why is There an Altar at the Center of Masonic Lodges?

You might find it strange that an altar sits at the center of Masonic lodges, given the fact that Freemasonry isn’t a religion. Indeed, altars are usually found in religious places of worship, where they hold the Holy book and…
Five Lesser-Known Masonic Symbols Explained

Five Lesser-Known Masonic Symbols Explained

Within Freemasonry, symbolism is critical to the allegorical teachings of the Craft. Within every lodge, various symbols are used to represent particular teachings, and serve as a reminder to Masons about the evolution of the fraternity throughout the past three…
Why is the ‘Eye of Providence’ an important Masonic symbol?

Why is the ‘Eye of Providence’ an important Masonic symbol?

If you’re privy to any conspiracy theory circulating on the Internet about Freemasonry, you will probably have noticed that the Masonic Eye of Providence has been used as a symbol of the Craft’s all-seeing nature. People erroneously believe that it’s…
Behind the Widow's Son in Freemasonry

Behind the Widow’s Son in Freemasonry

When it comes to important characters within the Masonic tradition, few are more significant than Hiram Abiff. He is also known as ‘The Widow’s Son’ and is referred to as such in many Masonic texts and teachings. As with so many tales…

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The Symbolism On Our Lodge Officers

by Norman Senn, P.M. Mosaic Lodge176 Fiat Lux Lodge of Research1980 It is often said that symbolism is carried too far and this is difficult to deny when I think of Freud and other psychiatrists and psychologists who seem able…

The Fourth Part of A Circle

by W.Bro.J. D. BLAKELEY, M.Sc., F.R.I.C.,Prov. A.G.D.C., Essex, P.M., Lodge No. 5184 “Below the highest sphere four Regents sit, who rule our world…… The Light of Asia-Sir Edwin Arnold. Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four…

Foundations of Masonic Law

SHORT TALK BULLETIN – Vol.XII  March, 1934  No.3 by: Unknown The history of law and law making is the history of civilization.  As man’s sense of justice developed with increasing needs and responsibilities, his ideas of legal enactments altered and…

For Newly Raised Brethren

Edited by:Robert H. StarrSamuel Gompers-Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 45Washington, D.C. You have now received the three Symbolic degrees of Ancient Craft Masonry and, I hope soon, such instruction in the work of those degrees as will enable you to pass…

Druidism And Freemasonry

Bro. Stanley K. Sproul, P.D.D.G.M. (83-11-19) The Druids were priests of ancient Celtic Britain and Gaul. (1) They constituted a priestly upper class in command of a highly ritualistic religion, which apparently worshipped ancient nature gods. Highly educated themselves, they…

THE CRUSADES AND FREEMASONRY

Bro. Albert S. Hovan, P.D.D.G.M. (83-05-28) The Crusades have no relation to Freemasonry, even though there are concordant bodies which base their rituals on the Crusades and have taken the name of the original Crusaders, the Knights Templar. Among the…