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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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…
CONTINENTAL FREEMASONRY BEFORE A.D., 1723

CONTINENTAL FREEMASONRY BEFORE A.D., 1723

OLIVER D. STREET THE AMERICAN FREEMASON FEBRUARY 1914 THE orthodox view at the present time is that Freemasonry was introduced from England to the continent of Europe about A.D. 1725.  The first impulse, therefore, of the informed reader will perhaps…

COMPASSES OR COMPASS? – WHICH IS CORRECT?

by V. Wor.Bro.I.J. Nathan G.L. This is a question that has concerned a number of members but a simple answer cannot be given. There has been a suggestion made that the plural form came into common use when the mariners…

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…