Get The Book That Helped To Found This Website! At Amazon, the Kindle is .99 and a nice paperback is at $6.00 and would make a terrific addition to your personal or Lodge Library… Or, it could be that perfect gift for the newly Initiated, Passed, or Raised Brother!
The Volume would also make an excellent Christmas or Birthday Gift. Continue reading
While the multitude of volumes published on Freemasonry all serve a purpose, the bulk of what has been written over the last few hundred years has been extraneous glorification at best… and esoteric hogwash at worst. It… Freemasonry, is really very simple! It is a Fraternal Order, based on Tenets and Underpinnings which Endeavor to make Freemasons BETTER Men.
That’s it, in the proverbial nutshell. Continue reading
Freemasons from Noah Lodge #357 of Fort Myers, Florida are working to put together an All-Star Cast of a show. A Concert featuring Aaron Tippin, Darryl Worley, Ben Allen Band and Zach Stone is taking place this coming Saturday, December 2, 2017. A BONUS to the whole thing, besides great County Music, will be a toy drive to benefit the children of the area. There will also be a V.I.P. event with Tippin and Worley on Friday evening, with food provided. Continue reading
First of all, our condolences and prayers go out to the victims, families of victims, and our world at large in the wake of such a terrible tragedy. With that said, the usual suspects have turned up blaming not only a proliferation of guns in this country, but also of the “Illuminati” and Freemasonry symbolism and structure. Our response to the latter- Rubbish!
Even still, we learn from the following article that “the Illuminati – who for a super-secret cabal are hopeless at hiding themselves – were in evidence: the shooting took place near the Luxor casino with its pyramid, a symbol of Freemasonry.“… As if that’s not enough… “Paddock shot from the 32nd floor and there are 33 levels in the Scottish rite of Freemasonry. Need I say more?” Continue reading
“The hottest ticket in Los Angeles at the moment isn’t for a new restaurant, a pop concert or a sports showdown – it’s for the re-opening of a Masonic Temple on Wilshire Boulevard, now the home of the Marciano Art Foundation.”
This is the headline at KCET describing the re-opening of the old Masonic Temple… not at as Masonic Temple, but as a Museum of Modern Art- that also will strive towards celebrating the building unique past. Continue reading
As members of the Free Masonic Fraternity, one of our constant worries seems to pivot around the notion of membership drives, membership retention… membership- whatever’s ! I have, and a great many others, written and spoken at length about the need to; more or less, let membership come as it may, and that to try to too hard… well, by trying to hard we might not be attracting the “right” Candidates anyhow. But, that doesn’t mean that we stop trying. In the words of financial acquaintance of mine- you don’t try or even work harder, you only try to work wiser. Continue reading
The Neville Museum in Green Bay, WI will host an exhibit extolling the contributions of Freemasonry and Masons throughout the history of the United States. The Initiated Eye will run June 10 through September 3 in Green Bay. Continue reading
Throughout the past several months, Freemasons the world over have been gearing up for the all-important Tercentenary Celebration of the founding of the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE). Somewhere in the middle of all of this, I began to feel as though we were celebrating ONLY the Institution, and not the many good men who have acted as the living stones that make up our Fraternity. Today, an article crossed the news feed that offered a bit of perspective into the lives of the Freemasons of yesteryear. Continue reading
Dr. Jessica Harland-Jacobs of the University of Florida Dept. of History is set to speak this coming Friday in Jamaica during what will be the 2nd day of celebrations of the tercentenary of modern day Freemasonry (Founding of the United Grand Lodge of England). Dr. Harland-Jacobs is a world class author and lecturer and we are sure that her talk will provide much insight into the Fraternity and all that it has stood for over theses last centuries. Continue reading