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Congratulations on becoming a Master Mason, a member of the oldest and largest fraternal order in the world and an organization revered for centuries. The future of Freemasonry depends upon men like you, men interested in applying and sharing the tenets of the Craft.

As a Mason, you have become familiar with the Fraternity, its ritual, symbolism and teachings. You have learned about the organization of the Lodge and at least some of the many acts of charity and service performed by Masons. This book is intended to expand your knowledge of the Fraternity and prepare you for an exciting and wholesome lifetime journey in Masonry. The book is conveniently organized to facilitate its use as you become more active in Freemasonry.

Our Masonic Fraternity — You already know that Freemasonry is special to its members and all those affected by its teachings and charities. Your Fraternity is special because it teaches the principles of personal responsibility and righteousness, by having each Brother understand and feel its works of relief and charity. It encourages each member to put these lessons into practice in his daily life.

Among the first lessons learned by you and every new Mason is the importance of the tenets of the Craft: Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. These Masonic principles may be as old as man himself and they are universally accepted, as are the Fraternity’s ancient Landmarks which are the unalterable boundaries of the Craft.

The Mason and His Lodge — For you and every Brother, the Masonic journey begins in a Lodge located near home or work. You discussed Freemasonry with a friend who is a member of the Lodge and asked him to recommend you for membership. It is here that you took your degrees, first became active in the Masonic family of organizations and truly learned “what it means to be a Mason”.

The obligations which you took upon the altar bind new Masons to a moral and contractual relationship with the Lodge, whereby they will perform certain duties and the Lodge will provide certain rights and privileges. One of the greatest privileges of membership is knowing that wherever you travel in your Masonic journeys, whether in this country or abroad, you will find Brothers who are ready to extend their hands in friendship and fellowship.

Maintaining friendships, respect and harmony within the Lodge requires every Brother to be watchful of his thoughts, words and deeds. It requires living within established rules of protocol, and with temperance towards others. All Masons should practice the rules of proper Masonic protocol, that formal code of Lodge etiquette that encompasses standards for the conduct of Lodge business with dignity and decorum, thereby promoting harmony and respect within the Lodge. Rules of protocol represent standards for officer and member attire within the Lodge, the proper wearing of aprons and jewels, how officers and members are addressed during meetings, and how the Master is recognized when entering and leaving the Lodge.

Harmony within the Lodge also results from Freemasonry being a positive organization in which relationships between men are strengthened by their common beliefs, and where their differing views are tolerated. Each Brother is entitled to his own beliefs, and where their differing views are tolerated. Each Brother is entitled to his own beliefs, and he may follow his own convictions as dictated by his conscience. However, to promote harmony within the Lodge, meetings should be free of discussions unrelated to Lodge business, particularly where strong differences of opinion might exist, such as about religious dogma, politics and business ventures.

The Masonic Degrees — As each Masons has come to experience, the Masonic degrees present serious and solemn lessons important to a Mason’s quality of life and his service to family, church, community and country. It is vitally important that degree work is conducted with a high level of proficiency and decorum and candidates are properly prepared for the Masonic degrees about which they are in darkness. The proper preparation of candidates for the Masonic degrees is the duty of every Mason.

The world of Masonry is a new and different experience for the newly initiated. If you were like most new Masons entering a Lodge for the first time, you probably listened to the words spoken by the officers, you began to understand some of the symbolism conveyed during the degrees and you became familiar with the work of the Lodge. Not readily apparent, however, was the fundamental religious and philosophical concept contained in the degrees, that there exists a Supreme Being who created this world and to whom all mankind is the instrument and servant.

Masonry is not concerned with either the particular attributes of this Supreme Being or the manner and form in which He should be worshipped. It emphasizes three fundamental ideas; that God exists, that men are to exercise their faculties and work as God’s instruments, and that the work of men is to be performed in accordance with the principles of morality and justice.

You and each Masonic workman should understand that the successful completion of the Temple depends not only on his individual effort but also on the united cooperation and harmony of the Craft. The Masonic lessons portrayed in the building of the Temple represent more than the construction of a grand edifice. The Temple that is being build is the Temple of character.

Enjoying Freemasonry Beyond Your Lodge — You should experience, early in your Masonic membership, the benefits of traveling to Lodges in Maine and other Masonic jurisdictions and become aware of the opportunities for fellowship, charity, education and leadership, thereby improving the individual members, their families and communities. Each organization provides opportunities for its members to experience brotherhood, wherever their journeys may take them in the United States and abroad. There are many similarities in how these bodies use symbols to teach the lessons important to the members of these Masonic organizations.

There are two ways in which you can gain admission to a Lodge for the first time. You can be avouched for by someone who has sat with you in Lodge, or you will need to “work your way into a Lodge.” Don’t hesitate to visit a Lodge when traveling on business, vacation, or in retirement. It provides an enjoyable opportunity to associate with men known to share common values and interests, thereby building many new friendships.

This Grand Lodge recognizes the supreme and subordinate bodies of the Scottish and York Rites and the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. In addition to these collateral bodies, you may join many additional organizations that have membership in Freemasonry as a prerequisite condition for membership. These organizations include the Order of the Eastern Star, the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, and the Order of the Amaranth. Masons are also encouraged to actively support the various youth organizations associated with the Masonic Fraternity, including the Order of DeMolay for young men and the Order of Rainbow for girls. The Masonic family of organizations shares numerous symbols, many of which have similar meanings; some symbols are unique to a particular organization or may have different meanings.

The Grand Lodge — No one can speak with assurance about the ancient origin of our order, but it is clear that many of our symbols and ceremonies had their counterparts in the ancient mysteries of the East, Egypt, Greece and Rome. Organized operative craftsmanship can be traced definitely to the eighth century B.C. The art and influence of the Craft carried through the operative guilds or lodges of the Middle Ages to the cathedral builders of the Renaissance.

When the need for operative masons lessened after the completion of the great cathedrals, speculative masons began to be accepted by the order. After a transition of about 200 years, the present Grand Lodge system of regular and duly constituted Masonry was instituted in London in 1717. This was the first Grand Lodge under our system of speculative Masonry. Massachusetts Masonry was born in 1733 with the chartering of St. John’s Grand Lodge through a commission to Henry Price from the Grand Master of England. The thirty-three Maine Lodges chartered under the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts combined to form the Grand Lodge of Maine when Maine became a separate state in 1820. William King, the first Governor of Maine was also simultaneously the first Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Maine.

The Grand Lodge is the sovereign Masonic authority to which every Lodge and every member owes allegiance; each Grand Lodge is autonomous in its own jurisdiction. The Grand Lodge is composed of the permanent members and officers, as well as representatives of all subordinate Lodges. The Grand Master governs the Grand Lodge and has almost absolute Masonic power within this Masonic jurisdiction.

The Grand Lodge jurisdiction is divided into twenty-four Masonic districts within Maine. A District Deputy Grand Master is appointed as the personal representative of the Grand Master to the district and is responsible to him for maintaining efficient communication with the Lodges in his district as well as the proper conduct of those Lodges.

The Grand Lodge Membership Program was created to communicate to Masons and non-Masons alike the message of who we are, what we are, and what we do. The importance of this program cannot be overemphasized to each new Master Mason. Each member of the Craft has an important role in spreading Masonic information and attracting new men to the Fraternity.

Masonic Charities — Throughout the Masonic degrees, candidates are taught the value Masons place on Charity. Freemasons across America donate nearly two million dollars each and every day to the benefit of mankind, in particular to the youngest members of our society – our children. Charity takes many forms and is provided by health care and research professionals, and by Brethren who continuously give of themselves to help someone in need. Most of Masonic charitable efforts are extended without regard to whether the recipients have ties to Masonry. The charities care for those in need, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex or national origin.

Questions Frequently Asked About Freemasonry – Several questions are often posed to Masons about their Fraternity. You should be comfortable addressing the questions from prospective Masons or members of the general public.

The issues pertain to what in Freemasonry is secret, whether Freemasonry is a religion and if people with certain religious beliefs may join the Fraternity. Other questions pertain to whether it is permissible to ask a man to join the Fraternity, if a Mason can belong to more than one Lodge, and for whom may Masonic funerals be held.

Of all these questions, perhaps the most important to the future of our Craft is whether a man may be asked to become a Mason. The answer? It is clearly permissible to ask a friend if he is interested in becoming a Mason. The words “Free Will and Accord” mean that the non-Mason was not coerced against his will to join.

Masons have often broached the subject of membership with their friends and relatives, but refrained from specifically asking if the man was interested in joining the Fraternity. You may be waiting for your son, father, brother, co-worker or neighbor to ask, “How do I join?” Don’t wait! If you have a friend who should be a Brother, don’t hesitate to ask him — he may have been waiting a long time to be asked.

We trust that your active use of the information in this manual will strengthen your appreciation of the beauty and symbolic teachings of the Craft. As a new Master Mason, take this opportunity to read the Manual in search of answers to questions raised while you took the degrees. Identify how you might become involved in your Lodge; as an officer, as a participant in our philanthropic efforts, and as a spokesman for the Craft by introducing your family members, friends and others to this outstanding organization. Add it to your personal Masonic library and refer to it often, that you might attain more light in Masonry.

Again, we congratulate you on becoming a Master Mason and wish you a rewarding lifetime journey in Freemasonry.


¨ CANDIDE'S COLUMN
by Bro. Gerald Reilly

Index of the Columns. Candide is Voltaire's best known character. Candide’s Column shares the view that Freemasonry is a framework with which to make sense of the world and to interpret experience. Written by Gerald Reilly, columnist, PS Review of Freemasonry


CHURCH of ROME and FREEMASONRY

¨ COLLECTION OF MASONIC ART CALENDARS
Slide Show of the best Masonic Calendars.

Collection of beautiful and inspirational Masonic Calendars with illustrations of Masonic jewels, artefacts, tracing boards and portraits of interest to all Freemasons.


CONSTITUTIONS OF THE MASONS OF STRASBURG, THE - 1459

¨ 'CRAFT IN SPIRIT' COLUMN
by W.Bro. Julian Rees

The Editor is delighted to announce that from December 2008 W.Bro. Julian Rees has also accepted to contribute PS Review of Freemsonry as a columnist: "We may accidentally stumble across the actual content of Freemasonry and discover truths in it of such poignant beauty and wonder, that we start to ask ourselves why we never realised it before."


CULTURAL MASONIC CENTRE 'PRINS FREDERIK' The Hague, The Netherlands.
By Bro. Drs. E.P. Kwaadgras, Curator of CMC ‘Prins Frederik”

DESPOTISM, RELIGIOUS FANATICISM AND THE GRAND MASTER HIRAM ABIFF
by Bro. Mark C. Watson, 32, MPS, Mountain Star Lodge #197, Sevierville TN, USA.

¨ DOES THE POINT WITHIN A CIRCLE ALLUDE TO THE AUTUMNAL EQUINOX?
by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, Scioto Lodge No. 6, Chillicothe, G.L. of F.&A.M. of Ohio.

A possible connection between the Masonic Symbol of The Point Within A Circle, and the Autumnal Equinox.

DVD & BOOK REVIEWS (It-En-Fr-Sp-Por)

ENTERED APPRENTICE by Carl.H.Claudy

ENGRAVINGS, COLLECTION OF ANCIENT MASONIC

¨ ESOTERIC SIGNIFICANCE OF THE WHITE LAMBSKIN APRON
by Bro.Gregory H. Peters 32°, Burlingame Lodge No. 400 F&AM - Grand Lodge of California

ESOTERISM OF FREEMASONRY - ST. JOHN'S GOSPEL ( En-It-Fr-Ger-Sp-Por )

¨ EUCLID, THE POINT WITHIN A CIRCLE, THE VESICA PISCES AND DIVINE PROPORTION
by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, Scioto Lodge No. 6, Chillicothe, G.L. of F.&A.M. of Ohio.

¨ EXPLANATION OF THE MASTER'S WORDS ()
by W.Bro. David Barrett PM Ra'anana Lodge #70, Grand Marshal of the G.L. of Israel.

A probable derivation to the origin and a revealing explanation of The Words given today during the 3rd Degree Raising in Freemasonry


FAMOUS FREEMASONS. A Talk to our less senior Brethren
by V.W. Bro. Anthony Field PAGDC, PAGDC(RA) UGLE ( Eng )

FASCIST ANNIHILATION OF FREEMASONRY

FAQs - Freemasonry - Frequently Asked Questions

FELLOWCRAFT by Carl.H.Claudy

FIFTEEN POINTS FOR MASONIC EDUCATION
by W.Bro.Steven B.VanSlyck, Editor "The Proceedings" - Ohio Lodge of Research.

¨ FOR NO ATHEIST MAY BE MADE A FREEMASON
by Bro. Joshua L. Rubin, 32°, Pythagoras Lodge of Research, G.L. of the District of Columbia, USA.

Atheism and Freemasonry. This paper illustrates exactly why Freemasonry does not allow atheists to join the Fraternity.


¨ FREEMASONRY: "A PECULIAR SYSTEM OF MORALITY"?
by Bro. Gerald Reilly

The Candide's Column - December 2007


¨ FREEMASONRY: AN INITIATIC SYSTEM OF SELF-KNOWLEDGE?
by Bro. Gerald Reilly

The Candide's Column - March 2008


¨ FREEMASONRY AND ITS ROLE IN CIVIL SOCIETY.
by Bro. Gerald Reilly & dr. Judith Rasoletti

The Candide's Column - September 2007


¨ FREEMASONRY AND THE INTERNET
by W.Bro. Francis Vicente PM, Brotherhood Lodge #126, Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, USA

¨ FREEMASONRY AND THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR: ANOTHER HOAX
by Bro. Ruben Gurevich 32, Amherst Lodge #981, Grand Lodge of F. & A. M., State of New York, USA.

The idea that modern Freemasonry is a direct descendant of the order of the Temple is one that refuses to die in spite of lack of proven evidence...


¨ FREEMASONRY AND THE WESTERN MYSTERY TRADITION
by Bro. Darren Lorente, St. Mary Islington Lodge #5451, United Grand Lodge of England.

A brief outline of the different theories of origin of the Craft, from the more historical to the more fanciful


¨ FREEMASONRY AND THE ZODIAC CROSS
by Bro. Ronald J. Watkins, Wayfarers Lodge #50, Grand Lodge of Arizona.

A Speculation into the Divinity of the Right Angle and Compasses.


¨ FREEMASONRY: BELIEF IN A SUPREME BEING
by Bro. Darren Lorente, St. Mary Islington Lodge #5451, United Grand Lodge of England.

One of the pre-requisites that must be satisfied by a candidate in order to become initiated into freemasonry is to declare belief in a Supreme Being, but the Supreme Being could be interpreted not only as a generic term for God but simply as the hidden answer to the mystery of existence.


¨ FREEMASONRY CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE
by W.Bro. Julian Rees, founder member of The Cornerstone Society and Deputy Editor of 'FM Today'.

FREEMASONRY IN RUSSIA AND POLAND by ERNEST FRIEDRICHS.
Re-typed by W. Bro Colin Wilson PProvAGDC Heriots Wood Lodge 7765 Middlesex England.

FREEMASONRY BANNED IN SPAIN BY GENERAL FRANCO

¨FREEMASONRY IN AUSTRALIA
by W.Bro.Richard Num, PM Leonardo da Vinci Lodge No. 238, Adelaide, South Australia, G.L. of SA&NT
Past President of the Australian and New Zealand Masonic Research Council 2002-2004.

FREEMASONRY IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD
by V.W Bro. Celil Layiktez P.A.G.M. of the G.L. of Turkey
Editor of TESVÝYE (The Level) The Masonic Magazine of the Grand Lodge of Turkey

FREEMASONRY IN THE AGE OF TECHNOLOGICAL ENLIGHTENMENT
by Bro. Clive Herron, Marine Lodge 627 IC, Durban, South Africa.

FREEMASONRY ROLE IN THE 21st CENTURY.
By WB A. Gonçalves Morning Star Lodge No 7, Grand Regular Lodge of Portugal.

¨ FREEMASONRY: THE DIGITAL CHALLENGE
by Bro. Ronald J. Watkins, Wayfarers Lodge #50, Grand Lodge of Arizona.

An examination of the impact of the Internet on Freemasonry, Lodges and Grand Lodges.


FREEMASONRY - UNITING MEN EVEN DURING APARTHEID
by Bro. Desmond Lemmon-Warde, De Goede Verwachting Lodge, Grand Lodge of South Africa.

FREEMASONS' Footers & Mottoes

¨ FROM TOWER TO TEMPLE: FROM BABBLE TO KNOWING?
by Bro. Gerald Reilly

The 'Candide's Column' - Winter 2008


¨ FUNDAMENTALS OF MASONIC FUNERAL RITES
by W.Bro. Chris Aniche Okorafor PDGM, Hon. Grand Almoner, D.G.L. of Nigeria, G.L.of Scotland

¨ FURTHER SPECULATION ON THE SYMBOL OF THE SQUARE AND COMPASSES.
In which the author uses numerology, substitution cipher, and English gematria.

by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, Scioto Lodge No. 6, Chillicothe, G.L. of F.&A.M. of Ohio.

¨ GEOMETRY AND MASONRY
by W. Bro. Harvey Lovewell, Lodge Millaa Millaa #351, United Grand Lodge of Queensland, AU.

GOETHE FREEMASON including masonic poems

GOETHE, LESSING AND SCHILLER GERMAN DRAMATISTS AND FREEMASONS by Bro M.M.Ryder

¨ GESTATION
From Petitioners to Founders: the birth of Internet Lodge No.9659 UGLE

by W.Bro.Dr.Victor Sereno, PPrJGW (W.Lancs), PPrGSwdB (E.Lancs), MPS, Founding D.C.

GRAND CHAPTER of ROYAL ARCH MASONS CANADA
by Nelson.King,V.P. & Editor The Philalethes Society.

GRAN LOGGIA REGOLARE D'ITALIA. Document of Recognition by UGLE (Italiano-English)

GRAN LOGGIA REGOLARE D'ITALIA. Document of Recognition by GLNF (Italiano-English)

GRAN LOGGIA REGOLARE D'ITALIA. Document of Recognition by GL of ISRAEL (It-Eng)

GRAN LOGGIA REGOLARE D'ITALIA. Document of Recognition by MW Prince Hall G.L. of Massachussets,USA

GREAT LIGHTS IN THE EAST, THE
by R.L. Demming, Utah Research Lodge

HIRAM’S TESTAMENT - Masonic Oratorio
Music and Lyrics by Bro.Dimitrije O. GOLEMOVIC, Lodge Mihajlo Pupin #13, Belgrade, Regular Grand Lodge of Yugoslavia

HISTORIC ASPECTS of Freemasonry
by W.Bro. Yasha Beresiner PM QC Lodge #2076 EC

HISTORY OF FREEMASONRY
by Bro.Jack Buta 32° MPS Paradise Valley Silver Trowel Lodge #29, G.L. of Arizona, USA

HYSTORY OF FREEMASONRY IN TURKEY, THE
by V.W Bro. Celil Layiktez P.A.G.M. of the G.L. of Turkey
Editor of TESVÝYE (The Level) The Masonic Magazine of the Grand Lodge of Turkey

HISTORY and LIMITATIONS of MASONIC TRAVEL by WBro Kent Henderson, KCSJ, PJGD, UGL Victoria, Australia

¨ HOW MANY MASONS...?
by Bro. Gerald Reilly

The Candide's Column - Autumn 2008


¨ IMPORTANCE OF CHARITY IN FREEMASONRY
by W.Bro.Vijay Kumar Gauhar Past Pres.Board of General Purposes, Grand Lodge of India

Charity has no substitute in Freemasonry. It has deeper roots in a Freemason's heart and certainly needs to be practiced by all Freemasons.

¨IN SEARCH OF THE MASONIC LOST WORD
by Bro. Darren Lorente, St. Mary Islington Lodge #5451, United Grand Lodge of England.

Is there really such a thing as a Masonic secret? If so, is this Masonic secret a lost word and what is the significance of this lost word in today's Masonic ritual?


INITIATION, MYSTERY AND SALVATION: THE WAY OF REBIRTH
by Bro.Dennis Chornenky 32° Saint Paul Lodge # 3,G.L.of Minnesota, USA.

INSTALLATION CEREMONY, THE
by W.Bro.Grant Macleod PM
Secretary of Houstoun St.Johnstone Lodge No.242 G.L.of Scotland, UK

¨ INTERESTING PROPERTIES OF THREE MUTUALLY TANGENT CIRCLES WITH CENTERS AT THE VERTICES OF 3,4,5, RIGHT TRIANGLE
by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, Scioto Lodge No. 6, Chillicothe, G.L. of F.&A.M. of Ohio.

Constructing three mutually tangent circles at the vertices of a 3, 4, 5 Right Triangle produces some interesting results. This paper explores how tangent circle triads arranged to produce a well-known Pythagorean (Euclidian) triangle may offer insight into the triangles mystic properties.

IRISH MASONRY IN TASMANIA
by Wor.Bro. Tony Pope, PM South Australian Lodge of Research No. 216
Editor of "Harashim" and "The Proceedings" of the Australian and New Zealand Masonic Research Council.

¨ IS FREEMASONRY STILL RELEVANT?
by RW Bro.Daniel Doron 33°, PM Gwill #82, Lodge of Research of the G.L. of the State of Israel.

...It is we ourselves that have to be convinced that our belonging to the Craft is of value to us as individuals...


¨ IS THERE A MASONIC MYTHOLOGY ?
by RW Bro.Daniel Doron 33°, PM Gwill #82, Lodge of Research of the G.L. of the State of Israel.

The author consider the 'Old Charges' MSS as containing the traditions and regulations prevalent among the operative masons in their lodges.

¨ISLAM AND FREEMASONRY
by W.Bro. Shaikh Hatim Fidahussein Nakhoda PM, Research Lodge St. Michael No. 2933, Singapore.
District Grand Lodge of the Eastern Archipelego, UGLE.

KING JAMES VERSION OF THE VOLUME OF THE SACRED LAW, THE
by Bro.the Revd Dr Terence McKenna
Grand Lodge Lecturer G.L. of New South Wales and Victoria, AU

¨KING SOLOMON AND THE BUILDING OF THE TEMPLE
by RW Bro Rainer k. Janotta 33°, Past District Deputy Grand Master
The American Canadian Grand Lodge within the United Grand Lodges of Germany.

The Building of King Solomon's Temple makes a central religious statement: "There is but one God". This statement binds King Solomon and his Building of the Temple with the operative and speculative Freemasons.


KIPLING R. FREEMASON including masonic poems

KIPLING - "IN THE INTERESTS OF THE BRETHREN" by R. Kipling

LANDMARKS AND OLD CHARGES
by RW Bro.Daniel Doron 33°, PM Gwill #82, Lodge of Research of the G.L. of the State of Israel.

LEWIS,The - Speculative connections.
By WB Don Falconer Lodge Endeavor No 429,The United Grand Lodge of New South Wales, Australia.

¨ LIGHT AND LIGHTS
by W.Bro.Julian Rees, founder member of The Cornerstone Society and Deputy Editor of 'Freemasonry Today'.

Chapter 23 of the book "The Stairway of Freemasonry". After the aspirant Freemasons have made their vow in the first degree...

LITERARY INITIATIONSby Nelson King, V.P. & Editor The Philalethes Society

¨ LODGE ALÍ KOÇ
The Role of Freemasonry in the Liberation of Serbia and the Polish Independence Movement

by RW Bro. Celil Layiktez PAGM, Grand Lodge of Turkey, Editor of TESVÝYE (The Level), the Masonic Magazine of the Grand Lodge of Turkey.

The Revolutionary Activities of the Alì Koç Lodge, 1850c., this essay is based on the various reports of the spy Freemason, and of the Austrian and Serbian security officers.


LODGE BARKAï, JAFFA: an unknown founding Lodge of the Grand Lodge of Turkey
by R.W. Bro. Celil Layiktez P.A.G.M. of the G.L. of Turkey
Editor of TESVÝYE, The Masonic Magazine of the Grand Lodge of Turkey

MAKING OF MASONIC HISTORY, THE
by Wor.Bro. Keith Stockley Lodge Wahroonga No. 674 – G.L. of New South Wales, Australia.
Report of the lodge meeting ( with pictures ) hold by New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) in the
cavern ( King Solomon's Temple ) under the Dome of the Rock at Jerusalem during the first world war.
The Grand Sheik of the Mosque of Omar “ proved himself to be on the square” attended the meeting.

¨ MARK MASTER MASON'S DEGREE
The Lecture on the Tracing Board as Used Under English Constitution.

MASONIC ACTIVITIES OF PRISONERS OF WAR by Bro.Hewitt

¨ MASONIC CALENDARS

An explanation of dates used in Craft Freemasonry, Masonic Rites and Orders beyond the Craft.


¨MASONIC CALENDAR 2009
Artwork by W.Bro. Ferenc Sebök, Saint Charles de la Parfaite Harmonie Lodge, Regular Grand Lodge of Belgium.

MASONIC COLLECTION : ANCIENT ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE
The Emblems of the 33 Degrees

MASONIC CONCEPT OF LIBERTY, The
Freemasonry and the Enlightenment

By W.Bro Alex Davidson, Master of United Masters Lodge no. 167 NZ Constitution.

MASONIC EDUCATION COURSE by K.Henderson & T. Pahl

¨ MASONIC ETIQUETTE
by W.Bro. Chris Aniche Okorafor PDGM, Hon. Grand Almoner, D.G.L. of Nigeria, G.L.of Scotland

MASONIC HUMOUR & JOKES

¨ MASONIC KNIGHTS TEMPLAR LEGENDS
The Robert the Bruce legend and The d'Aumont Legend.
by W.Bro. Stephen Dafoe, Grand Historian, Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Alberta, Canada.

We publish two excerpts from: "The Compasses and the Cross" a History of the Masonic Knights Templar.
A book written by Stephen Dafoe.

MASONIC LOSSES During The Second World War in Belgium

MASONIC MANUSCRIPT: INIGO JONES - 1725c.
The text with images of this important stonemasons' manuscript

¨MASONIC POEMS illustrated by Tracing Boards
by W.Bro. Ferenc Sebök, Saint Charles de la Parfaite Harmonie Lodge, Regular Grand Lodge of Belgium.
p>¨ MASONIC RESEARCH IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
by W.Bro. Tony Pope , editor of the Australian & New Zealand Masonic Research Council’s publications.

An illustrated account of the formation and activities of the Australian & New Zealand Masonic Research Council (ANZMRC).


MASONIC SONGS, lyrics of

¨ MASONIC SYMBOLISM
by W.Bro.Dr.K.Jyothindra Kumar, Worshipful Master (2007) of Lodge Ananthapadmanabha #280, Grand Lodge of India.

This essay was adjudged the Best essay in the Grand Lodge of India Essay Competition – 2004 and was awarded M.W.the Grandmaster’s Rolling Trophy.

MASONIC SYMBOLISM AND VEDANTA
by W.Bro.Chakravarthy S.Madhavan, Lodge Jyothi # 253, Salem, G.L.of India.

¨ MASONS' MARKS
On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of England and Wales, we publish Chapter 9 of the History of Freemasonry by R.F. Gould.

MASTER'S BOOK by Carl.H.Claudy

MASTER MASON by Carl.H.Claudy

MATERIAL LOSSES OF THE GERMAN FREEMASONS, The

MELCHISEDEK - An Appraisal
by W. Bro.G.C.Love, PJGD Victorian Lodge of Research No.218 U.G.L.of Victoria, AU

MEMBERSHIP PROBLEM
by Bro. Peter Taylor WJW, Albert Lodge #448, Grand Lodge of Scotland

¨MEMENTO MORI - THE SYMBOL OF THE SKULL WITH CROSSED BONES

by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, Scioto Lodge No. 6, Chillicothe, G.L. of F.&A.M. of Ohio.

The symbol of the Skull and Crossbones, often called the Memento Mori, is a grim reminder of our own mortality. This paper explores the history of the Momento Mori as artwork, as Christian symbolism, and in the context of it's use in the Christian Chivalric Orders of the York Rite of Freemasonry.


MYSTICISM OF THE ROYAL ARCH, THE
by the late W. Bro. Lt.-Cdr. C. R. Manasseh, London Grand Rank - London Grand Chapter Rank

MONTEFIORE LODGE #78 Grand Lodge of Israel
by R.W Bro. Bruno V. Gazzo, editor of PS Review of Freemasonry

¨ MORALITY AND FREEMASONRY
by W.Bro.Dr.K.Jyothindra Kumar, Worshipful Master (2007) of Lodge Ananthapadmanabha #280, Grand Lodge of India.

Morality said to be the essence of Freemasonry is discussed by the author from its very foundations through its evolution through the ages of civilisation to the contemporary view points of religion, law and sociobiology.

¨ MOZART AND THE AUSTRIAN FREEMASONS
by W.Bro. Martin I.McGregor, Master of the Research Lodge of Southland No.415, Grand Lodge of New Zealand.

Mozart's life, work and Masonic initiation, with a short history of the contemporary Austrian Freemasonry.


¨MUSICAL GEOMETRY AS AN ANTECEDENT TO HUMAN LANGUAGE.
An interpretative and Masonic hypothesis constructed on the relationship between Man and his environment.

by Bro. Oskar Dudo.

¨MUSINGS ON THE GEOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF THE SQUARE AND COMPASSES
by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, Scioto Lodge No. 6, Chillicothe, G.L. of F.&A.M. of Ohio.

The Square and Compasses as a purely geometric figure constructed within the three-by-three matrix of the Freemason's Magic Square.

MY VISION FOR THE FUTURE
By M.W.Bro. Eric N. Waller, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ireland
Paper presented at a Series of Talks on ‘Irish Freemasonry in the New Millennium’ held in the Provincial Grand Lodge of Antrim Masonic Hall, Belfast on Saturday 30th October 2004.

NAZI PERSECUTION OF FREEMASONRY Outstanding documents.

¨ NOTHING IS WANTING BUT THE KEY.

Kevin L. Gest in his new book The Secrets of Solomon's Temple reveals how Freemasonry's ceremonies are vested in antiquity. The Editor asked the author: "But which is the secret of Solomon's seal?"...


ON THE ANGLE OF A SQUARE:
An Examination of the Fellow Craft Degree, with Some Proposals and a Polemic

by Bro. Jorge Sánchez, Evans Lodge, #524, Grand Lodge of Illinois, A.F.& A.M. , USA.

¨ ORNAMENTS, FURNITURE AND JEWELS
by W.Bro. Julian Rees

The 'Craft in Spirit' Column - Spring 2009. In many rituals we find surprising gaps, lacunae, places where we feel there ought to be something, but there is not


¨ PARADOX IN SCIENCE, LIFE AND FREEMASONRY
by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, Scioto Lodge No. 6, Chillicothe, G.L. of F.&A.M. of Ohio.

This paper deals with the paradox of Quantum phenomenon and the reflection of this paradox in literature, art, music, religion, and Freemasonry.

PILLAR BEAUTY
by Bro. J. Scott Kenney SW, Burns Lodge #10, the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia, Canada.

¨ PILLARS OF BEAUTY: FREEMASONRY AS AN AESTHETIC TRADITION
by W. Bro. Adam G. Kendall PM, Henry Wilson Coil Library & Museum of Freemasonry, Grand Lodge of F. & A.M. of California.

Freemasonry's ingenious and layers-deep system of rectitude and self-knowledge teaches, at its core, that an individual can build and lead their lives as if it were metaphorically a beautiful, strong edifice.


PSALM 133: ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
by Bro.Antônio Guilherme de Paiva 33°, ARLS Maçônica Charitas II, Brasil.

¨ PYTHAGORAS
by W.Bro. Ronald Paul Ng DSGD (DGLEA), DGOrg (DGChapEA), PPGDC (ASO, GLNF)

As Freeasons, we are constantly being urged to study the Seven Liberal Arts and Sciences,

QUEST OF THE LODGE OF PERFECTION, THE - The 4° through 14° Degrees.
By Robert G. Davis, 33° Editor, The Plumbline
The Quarterly Bullettin of the Scottish Rite Research Society

READILY IDENTIFIABLE FOOTPRINT OF THE CABALA IN CRAFT FREEMASONRY.
by W.Bro. Chris Aniche Okorafor PD District Grand Master, D.G.L. of Nigeria, G.L.of Scotland

REGIUS POEM, The Halliwell MS c.1390

RELEVANCE OF SYMBOLISM OF FREEMASONRY TO THE MODERN SOCIETY
by W.Bro. Chakravarthy Sampath Madhavan Lodge Jyothi # 253, Salem, Grand Lodge of India

RHYTHM AS A MEANS OF KNOWLEDGE
by R.W Bro. Bruno V. Gazzo, editor of PS Review of Freemasonry

¨ RISEN FROM THE RANKS OF THE ARISTOCRACY.
by Bro. Gerald Reilly, Columnist - PS Review of Freemasonry

The Candide's Column - June 2007


ROOTS OF FREEMASONRY,The;
by W.Bro. Trevor Jenkins,W.M. Nautilus Lodge No. 4259 UGLE

ROSSLYN CHAPEL - The Apprentice Pillar

¨ ROSSLYN HOAX? , THE
by W.Bro.Robert L. D. Cooper, the Curator of the Grand Lodge of Scotland Museum and Library

ROYAL ARCH HISTORY IN THREE LECTURES by ALBERT G. MACKEY. MD.
- Lecture 1 - The Destruction of the Temple.
Re-typed by W. Bro Colin Wilson PProvAGDC Heriots Wood Lodge 7765 Middlesex England.

ROYAL ARCH HISTORY IN THREE LECTURES by ALBERT G. MACKEY. MD.
- Lecture 2 - The Captivity at Babylon.
Re-typed by W. Bro Colin Wilson PProvAGDC Heriots Wood Lodge 7765 Middlesex England.

ROYAL ARCH HISTORY IN THREE LECTURES by ALBERT G. MACKEY. MD.
- Lecture 3 - The Return to Jerusalem.
Re-typed by W. Bro Colin Wilson PProvAGDC Heriots Wood Lodge 7765 Middlesex England.

¨ RW Bro. CHARLES PURTON COOPER, QC
the first Provincial Grand Master of the Mark Province of Kent

by W. Bro. Alan Eadie, MA, FCIPD, FSA(Scot), PJGD, St. Nicholas Lodge No.1676, UGLE.

The paper describes both the civil and masonic activities of RW Bro. Charles Purton Cooper, who in 1857 was appointed the first PGM of the Mark Province of Kent in the English Mark Constitution.


¨ SCOTTISH CHEMISTRY
Survey of Alchemical Symbols in the Lodge of Perfection of the A.A.S.R.

by Russell R. Boedeker, 32º Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Portland Valley, Oregon, USA.

Since Albert Pike informs us of the strong connection in Blue Lodge Masonry with that of Alchemy, I wondered if that connection continued into the Scottish Rite Lodge of Perfection...


¨ SECRET KNOWLEDGE: THE VESICA PISCIS
by Bro. Kevin L. Gest author of The Secrets of Solomon's Temple

¨ SIR ROBERT MORAY - THE CIVIL WAR YEARS.
by W. Bro. Jack Buta 32°, PM Paradise Valley Silver Trowel Lodge #29, Arizona Grand Lodge, USA.

This article traces the steps of Robert Moray during the years before the Restoration. The most accurate description of Moray's early years.

¨ SIX HUNDRED YEARS OF CRAFT RITUAL
by W.Bro. Harry Carr, a Past Master and long time Secretary of Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076, EC.

The paper is from Carr's well-known book The Freemason at Work and it is published by courtesy of Lewis Masonic.

¨ SOCIAL RESEARCH ON FREEMASONRY: SOME INITIAL IMPRESSIONS
by Bro. J. Scott Kenney, Whiteway Lodge #8, Grand Lodge of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

SOLOMON'S TEMPLE An analysis by W.Littlepage

¨ SOLOMON'S TEMPLE - The Bronze Castings of Jachin and Boaz Pillars.
by W.Bro. Harvey Lovewell Secretary WHJ Mayers Lodge of Research U.G.L. of Queensland, AU.

I present to you my ideas on how our forefathers may have built large bronze objects like the Pillars and the sea.

¨ SOLVE et COAGULA: ALCHEMICAL SYMBOLISM of the DOUBLE-HEADED EAGLE
by Bro.Gregory H. Peters 32°, Burlingame Lodge No. 400 F&AM - Grand Lodge of California

A look at the historical usage of the Double-Headed eagle and an examination of the underlying Alchemical and Hermetic symbolism of one of the most prevalent emblems of the Scottish Rite Freemasonry.

SOME BIBLICAL PASSAGES IN MASONRY
by W.Bro. Ronald Paul Ng, the Lodge of St. George No. 1152, UGLE

¨ SPECULATION ON THE SYMBOL OF THE SQUARE AND COMPASSES.
- Freemasons’ Magic Square

by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, Scioto Lodge No. 6, Chillicothe, G.L. of F.&A.M. of Ohio.

STAND TO BE RECOGNIZED - Why Freemasonry in Nigeria suffers so great troubles
by W.Bro. Chris Aniche Okorafor PD District Grand Master, D.G.L. of Nigeria, G.L.of Scotland

¨ THE 47TH PROBLEM OF EUCLID - THE VEIL LIFTED
by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, Scioto Lodge No. 6, Chillicothe, G.L. of F.&A.M. of Ohio.

The 47th Problem of Euclid is enigmatic; while it is ostensibly a proof of a key principle of Geometry, its esoteric characteristics, not its mathematical properties are the source of its Masonic significance.

¨ THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT AND FREEMASONRY
by W.Bro. Ronald Paul Ng DSGD (DGLEA), DGOrg (DGChapEA), PPGDC (ASO, GLNF)

Installation Lecture: Lodge St. Michael No. 2933 UGLE, Saturday, 29th September, 2007

¨ THE BEST AND WORST OF CONTEMPORARY FREEMASONRY.
by Bro. Gerald Reilly, Columnist - PS Review of Freemasonry

The Candide's Column - December 2006


¨THE BLAZING STAR: AN INITIATIC JOURNEY FROM FELLOWCRAFT TO MASTER MASON
by Bro. C:. D:., Loge La Rose de Corail n°499, Grande Loge Nationale Française.

The Blazing Star is a guide for the Fellowcraft along the long path towards the Light.


¨ THE BROKEN COLUMN AND ITS DEEPER MEANING
by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, Scioto Lodge No. 6, Chillicothe, G.L. of F.&A.M. of Ohio.

discussion of the evolution of the Three Great Columns from Plato's (Cardinal) virtues and the Sephiroth. It then examines the Broken Column as one of the Three Great columns. This paper establishes the allusion of Solomon to the column of wisdom, Hiram King of Tyre to the column of strength, and Hiram Abif to the Broken Column (Beauty).

THE CENTRE FOR RESEARCH INTO FREEMASONRY at University of Sheffield
by W. Bro. John Wade, PPSGD (Derbys. & Yorks. W.R.) UGLE - Vice-President, Sheffield Masonic Study Circle

¨ THE CHARGES OF A FREE-MASON
EXTRACTED FROM The Ancient RECORDS of LODGES beyond Sea, and of those in England, Scotland, and Ireland, for the Use of the Lodges.

Original version of The Old Charges of Freemasonry


¨THE CRAFT IN ISLAMIC COUNTRIES: an Analytical Review
by WBro Kent Henderson, KCSJ, PJGD, UGL Victoria, Australia
Fellow, Australian and New Zealand Masonic Research Council

The purpose of this paper is to examine the causes of Islamic antipathy towards the Craft, locate them within an historical perspective, and discuss the surrounding issues.


¨ THE EXCELLENCIES OF FREEMASONRY AND FREEMASONS
by VW Bro.Gary Kerkin, Past Grand Lecturer, Grand Lodge of New Zealand.

The attributes which should be manifest in every Freemason are examined in terms of the lines of Kipling's poem "If". Taken separately each of the ideals expressed in the poem may be considered a criterion of the qualities expected of an aspiring Freemason and in practical terms could serve as a guide to the suitability of a candidate.


¨ THE FORGOTTEN FREEMASONS
by W. Bro. Jack Buta 32°, PM Paradise Valley Silver Trowel Lodge #29, Arizona Grand Lodge, USA.

From the records of the Masons Company of London concerning its 'accepted members' we find without doubt the earliest authentic evidence of 17th century Freemasonry in England.

¨ THE FORMATION OF THE FIRST GRAND LODGE OF FREEMASONS, GERMANY 1250.
by Bro. Henning A. Klövekorn.

Chapter 5.7 of the book "The 99° of Freemasonry: Turning the Solomon Key"

¨ THE GEOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF TWO FIGURES ILLUSTRATING THE PROPORTIONS OF THE BODY OF MAN BY HEINRICH CORNELIUS AGRIPPA
by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, Scioto Lodge No. 6, Chillicothe, G.L. of F.&A.M. of Ohio.

This paper explores two symbolic illustrations which appear in Book Two of Three Books of Occult Philosophy, by the noted 16th Century Alchemist, Henry Cornelius Agrippa, entitled “Of the Proportion, Measure, and Harmony of Man’s Body”

¨ THE GOD CONSPIRACY - THE POLITICS OF GRAND LODGE FOREIGN RELATIONS
by W. Bro. Jack Buta 32°, PM Paradise Valley Silver Trowel Lodge #29, Arizona Grand Lodge, USA.

Whether or not a Grand Lodge is regular can be determined by investigation but recognition is a political issue that can change overnight. An extensive look at external relations of Grand Lodges and their politics.

THE HIRAMIC LEGEND: WHENCE & WHEREFORE
by W.Bro. Chakravarthy Sampath Madhavan Lodge Jyothi # 253, Salem, Grand Lodge of India

¨ THE HISTORY AND THE PERSECUTIONS OF SPANISH FREEMASONRY
by VW Bro. Martin I. McGregor, Grand Lecturer, Freemasons New Zealand.

The paper details the history of Spanish Freemasonry from its foundation to the present day and presents considerable details of the persecutions suffered by the Spanish brethren virtually throughout their history.


¨ THE KNIGHTS GRAND CROSS OF THE HOLY TEMPLE OF JERUSALEM
by W. Bro. Alan Eadie, MA, FCIPD, FSA(Scot), PJGD, St. Nicholas Lodge No.1676, UGLE.

The History of The Knights Grand Cross of the Holy Temple of Jerusalem, Newcastle upon Tyne. A little known independent Order; or possibly a lost Scottish Ritual found?
Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076, London, awarded this paper the Norman Spencer Prize in 2006.


¨ THE IMPERATIVE STUDY OF NATURE AND SCIENCE.
by Bro. Gerald Reilly, Columnist - PS Review of Freemasonry

The Candide's Column - March 2007


¨ THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN
by W.Bro. Martin I.McGregor, Grand Steward, Freemasons New Zealand.

Paper first delivered to the Research Lodge of Southland No.415 on January 2005.


¨ THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ALEXANDRE FRANÇOIS AUGUSTE COMTE DE GRASSE.
by W. Bro. Jack Buta 32°, PM Paradise Valley Silver Trowel Lodge #29, Arizona Grand Lodge, USA.

A war hero, an exceptional Freemason, and one of the founders of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite.

¨ THE MAJOR ARCANA OF THE TAROT AND FREEMASONRY
by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, Scioto Lodge No. 6, Chillicothe, G.L. of F.&A.M. of Ohio.

Masonic Allusion and Symbolism in the Figures and Interpretations of the Major Arcana of the Tarot by Arthur Edward Waite


¨ THE MASONIC CHICKEN AND TEMPLAR EGG SCENARIO.
Bruno Gazzo, Editor of PS Review of Freemasonry, interviews Stephen Dafoe.

Stephen Dafoe is a well-known Masonic scholar, he is the author of 'Noble Born' and 'The Compasses and the Cross' a History of the Masonic Knights Templar. The editor asked Dafoe:"Are or are not Freemasons the direct descendants of the Knights Templar?"

THE MASONIC LANDMARKS
by Athena Stafyla - Jurist, LL.M, Ph.D student, University of Munich

¨ THE "MASONIC" ONE DOLLAR: FACT OR FICTION?
by W.Bro. David Barrett PM Ra'anana Lodge #70,PGW; PZ; 25° AASR, The G.L. of the State of Israel.

...the Great Seal is not a Masonic emblem and nor does it contain hidden Masonic symbols...

THE MORGAN AFFAIR
by W.Bro. David Barrett PM, Ra'anana Lodge #70, PGW, PZ, 25° AASR The Grand Lodge of the State of Israel.

¨ THE PAST AND FUTURE IN MASONIC SCHOLARSHIP
by Prof. Margaret C. Jacob, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) - History Department.

¨ THE PHILOSOPHY OF FREEMASONRY: It's Mythical Structure
by W.Bro. Ronald Paul Ng PDGPurs (DGLEA), DGOrganist (DGLMMM SE Asia), PM, The Lodge of St. George No. 1152 UGLE.

Very often when we are asked by our non-Mason friends what Freemasonry is all about, these are the common answers we give them...

¨ THE POINT WITHIN A CIRCLE - More Than Just an Allusion?
by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, Scioto Lodge No. 6, Chillicothe, G.L. of F.&A.M. of Ohio.

¨ THE PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM. Is This Ancient Mathematical Equation Encoded in the Masonic Allegory of the Spiral Stairway?
by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, Scioto Lodge No. 6, Chillicothe, G.L. of F.&A.M. of Ohio.

It is the premise of this paper that the root method for the derivation of the numbers 3, 5, and 7 which are prominent in the description of a certain winding stairway, contains encoded within itself the Pythagorean Theorem. A mathematical proof of this premise is offered.


¨ THE SACRED PENTAGRAM
by Bro.Gregory H. Peters 32°, Burlingame Lodge No. 400 F&AM - Grand Lodge of California

¨ THE SEPHIROTH AND THE FOUR WORLDS IN THE THREE DIMENSIONAL PERSPECTIVE
by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, Scioto Lodge No. 6, Chillicothe, G.L. of F.&A.M. of Ohio.

The concept of the Sephiroth and the Four Worlds is a difficult to understand, but essential, part of Freemasonry. This paper examines features of a Three-Dimensional model of the Sephiroth proposed by Robert Wang, secretary and protege of Israel Regardie of Golden Dawn fame. Wang's three 3-d model portrayes the four worlds with the geometry of the Sephiroth represented as a double cube with a center column as the Pillar of Beauty.


¨THE SEVEN LIVELY ARTS
by W.Bro.Richard Num, PM Leonardo da Vinci Lodge No. 238, Adelaide, South Australia, G.L. of SA&NT
Past President of the Australian and New Zealand Masonic Research Council 2002-2004.

¨ THE SONG OF THE LABYRINTH
by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, Scioto Lodge No. 6, Chillicothe, G.L. of F.&A.M. of Ohio.

This paper undertakes an examination of the rhythmic properties of the Chartres Labyrinth and provides details of the analytical methods used for this examination.

¨ THE STAIRWAY OF FREEMASONRY
Julian Rees interviewed by the Editor about his new book.

This book has been conceived as a companion volume to its earlier partner Making Light - a Handbook for Freemasons. Unlike that book, however, these essays can be read aloud in open lodge as well as being studied on your own at home. The Editor asked the author: "Freemasons know that there is a secret they are not able to communicate. What could you tell me about?"...

¨ THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REFUSED
by Bro.Gregory H. Peters 32°, Burlingame Lodge No. 400 F&AM - Grand Lodge of California

One of the techniques for mining the depths of symbolism in our rituals is that of applying the doctrines of the literal Kabbalah in an examination of some of the key words and symbols presented in the rituals

¨THE SWEDISH CONSTITUTION
Nordic Esotericism in Baroque Splendour.

By W.Bro Alex Davidson, IPM (2005) of United Masters Lodge no. 167 NZ Constitution.

¨THE SYMBOLIC RECONSTRUCTION OF THE PAST IN CONTEMPORARY FREEMASONRY
by Bro. J. Scott Kenney, Whiteway Lodge #8, Grand Lodge of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

The issue of the past - its events, activities, glories, symbolism, and implications - lies at the very heart of Freemasonry...


¨ THE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON IN THE VOLUME OF SACRED LAW AND CRAFT RITUAL
by W. Bro. Stephen Michalak, Assistant Grand Lecturer, Grand Lodge of South Australia and the NT

THE VALUE OF SYMBOLS
by Bro. Clive Herron, Marine Lodge 627 IC, Durban, South Africa.

The Worshipful Society of Free Masons, Rough Masons,
Wallers, Slaters, Paviors, Plaisterers and Bricklayers : THE OPERATIVES

by R.W.Bro. D.H.B.Falconer VIIº, SPM & Deputy Grand Master Mason, E&NE of Australia

THEORIES OF ALLEGORY AND SYMBOLISM
by V.W.Bro. Massimiliano Flumini GDoC, PM Quatuor Coronati Lodge #112 Regular Grand Lodge of Italy

¨ THINKING GLOBALLY - ACTING LOCALLY
by Bro. Gerald Reilly, Columnist - PS Review of Freemasonry

The Candide's Column - September 2006


THOSE MYSTERIOUS PILLARS : BOAZ and JACHIN
by W.Bro William M Larson 33° Portland Lodge # 55 A.F. & A.M., G.L. of Oregon, USA

¨THREE USES OF MEMORY IN FREEMASONRY
by W Bro. J. Scott Kenney, University Lodge #34, G.L. of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Why is memory so important to Freemasons? An interpretive aspect of the art of memory in Freemasonry.


¨ TO A FREEMASON’S LADY
by W.Bro. David Barrett PM Ra'anana Lodge #70,PGW; PZ; 30° AASR.
Grand Marshal the G.L. of the State of Israel.

A lecture directed towards all the ladies married to, or partners of, Freemasons.


¨ TOLERANCE
by Wor. Bro. Clive Herron, Marine Lodge 627 IC, Durban, South Africa.

A look at the importance of practicing tolerance in the Lodge.


TRACING BOARDS, COLLECTION OF

¨ TRUE BELIEVERS: Freemasonry, Revolutionary Thought and the Rise of Simon Bolivar
by Bro. Francis J. Bell, Mozart Lodge No. 436, G.L. of F.&A.M. of Pennsylvania.

The advancement of Freemasonry's "revolutionary" ideals and the application of it's framework to the motivations of those involved in the liberation of the Spanish colonies in South America, most especially with the rise of Simon Bolivar.


¨ TWO ESOTERIC MASONIC CONCEPTS WHICH ARE LINKED BY THE TETRAGRAMMATON
by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, Scioto Lodge No. 6, Chillicothe, G.L. of F.&A.M. of Ohio.

The Tetractys and the Sephiroth represent similar concepts; however the link between these two concepts would not be readily apparent were it not for their common use of the Tetragrammaton. The Tetagrammaton serves as a bridge between these concepts which span time, culture (Greek and Hebrew), and multiple Masonic rites and rituals. This paper discusses the Tetragrammaton, the Tetractys, and the Sephiroth and shows how the three are related.


¨W.Bro. (Lieutenant) General Sir Charles WARREN
The first W.Master of Quatuor Coronati Lodge 2076 EC
by W.Bro. Colin Macdonald PM The Lodge of Researck St Michael No. 2933 E.C, Singapore.

W.Bro. Colin Macdonald in Warren! The Bond of Brotherhood deals with the Historical, Political, Masonic, Archaeological, and Military adventures of General Sir Charles Warren during the Victorian era. The Editor asked the author: "But which was Warren's role as Police Commissioner during Jack The Ripper investigations?"...

¨ WALKING IN MASONIC LONDON
by R.W.Bro. Yasha Beresiner, PM Quatuor Coronati Lodge #2076, UGLE.

The City of London and Freemasonry have a past connected in many interesting and convoluted ways.....

WHAT ARE THE SECRETS OF MASONS? by W. Bro. William Larson 33°
PM Kenton Lodge #145 G.L. A.F. & A.M. Oregon, USA

¨ WHAT DO I SEE
by MW Bro. Nelson King, Editor The Philalethes Society

When I look out over a Lodge or Grand Lodge of Prince Hall Masons, what do I see? I do not see black men, black masons, or even Prince Hall Masons. I just see men. I just see Masons.


WHAT IS A “CHRISTIAN ROSENCREUTZ”?
A Mythical Reality or The New World Alignment

by VW. Bro.G.C.Love, Victorian Lodge of Research No.218 U.G.L.of Victoria, AU
Francis Bacon College, SRIA, 218 Research Fellow

WHAT IS FREEMASONRY - A paper addressed to non-masons
by Bro. Tejinder Singh Rawal, Lodge Corinth 1122 EC Nagpur, India

WHY A LIFE TIME APPRENTICE
by W. Bro.Byron E. Hams 33°, PM Prince Hall Lodge #1, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri, USA.

¨ WHY TO JOIN FREEMASONRY: THE VALUES
by RW Bro Rainer k. Janotta 33°, Past District Deputy Grand Master
The American Canadian Grand Lodge within the United Grand Lodges of Germany.

¨ WHY TRACING BOARDS?
by W.Bro. Julian Rees

The 'Craft in Spirit' Column - Winter 2008



 

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