3rd Degree at Alcyone Lodge

Brethren Last night my traveling to Alcyone Lodge was a special treat. The M:.W:.William J. Thomas, Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York. was present and overseeing the conferral of the 3rd Degree on three worthy Brothers. One of which was W:.Dennis Sheehan’s son. The Grand Master opened the lodge along with […]

Famous Freemasons

In my never ending quest for knowledge or light as we'd say in the lodge, I come across some darned good writers and videos, etc. The Famous Freemasons video is another example of the great work, like the Grand Lodge of Mass., Franklin videos, that is posted/created and distributed by and about Freemasonry. So being able to post these...

Freemason spotlight – Gnosismasonry

About once a month or so I stumble across a Fellow Brother who writes, usually online, sometimes in print. Bro. Hank Kraychir has accomplished both. Reading through Br. Kraychir’s blog reveals some interesting trains of thought and insights. In addition to being a published author, Bro. Kraychir hosts a WordPress blog about Masonic thought. Go […]

Upon the level and by the square – freemasonry and engineering

Old Baal’s Bridge, Limerick – also known as Thye or Tide Bridge By: Kenneth L. Mitchell   Kenneth L. Mitchell explores the ancient and continuing link between the engineering profession and the fraternity of freemasonry in Ireland, starting with James Pain’s discovery of one of the oldest masonic relics in the world as he worked on […]

Esotericism, some call it mysticism but what is it really – pt.1

The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines Esoteric as: esoteric adjective es·o·ter·ic \ˌe-sə-ˈter-ik, –ˈte-rik\ : only taught to or understood by members of a special group : hard to understand : limited to a small number of people Full Definition of ESOTERIC 1 a :  designed for or understood by the specially initiated alone <a body of […]

What is Your Jewel?

By: Bro. Ian B. Tuten As anyone reading this blog would guess, my “Masonic Jewel” would be Truth. But what about others? Surely not every Mason is (or even should be!) a student of the esoteric, or of comparative religion, or of ancient language, etc. That sort of homogeneous fraternity would either crash and burn, or […]