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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 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…

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…

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…

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…