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Freemasons give 140 teddy bears to children
23 May 2018

Freemasons give 140 teddy bears to children

(by nzherald.co.nz, 23 May, 2018)   The Emergency Department at Whanganui Hospital will now be able to offer a cuddly friend to children who need it. The Freemasons have donated 140 teddy bears to the District Health Board as part of a nationwide initiative. The teddy bears will be given to children aged 2 to […]

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We've got no secrets, say Doncaster freemasons at open day
22 May 2018

We’ve got no secrets, say Doncaster freemasons at open day

Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Freemasons MC   (by The Star, David Kessen, Published: 17:15 Tuesday 22 May 2018)   They’ve been in Doncaster for more than 200 years. They have had some of the most famous people in the borough among their membership. But the borough’s Freemasons reckons they’ve got a poor deal when it […]

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22 May 2018

Lincoln Masonic lodge celebrates 150 years

(EMILY CASE, Lincoln Journal Star, May 20, 2018)   Lincoln Lodge No. 19 celebrated its 150th anniversary Sunday at the Masonic Temple with a ceremony and reception. The ceremony was a rededication to freemason values, said Lodge Master Dick Clark. These values are based on the code of ethics of the stonemasons who built King Solomon’s […]

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Veterinary students have won $40,000 in Freemasons' scholarships
21 May 2018

Veterinary students have won $40,000 in Freemasons’ scholarships

(stuff / NZFarmer.co.nz, RURAL REPORTERS, May 10 2018)   Veterinary students face lower student debt after Freemason scholarships worth $40,000 Five veterinary students facing student debt of $90,000 each at the end of their studies at Massey University have just had this burden lightened by $40,000 Freemason scholarships. The students received the newly established scholarships […]

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'Death to Freemasons' Emoji
20 May 2018

‘Death to Freemasons’ Emoji

(by GIZMODO, Melanie Ehrenkranz)   Iran’s Ayatollah-Approved Messaging App Includes a ‘Death to Freemasons’ Emoji   Iranian government officials see the popular messaging app Telegram as a vehicle for anti-establishment dissent and have been trying to convince users to switch over to Soroush, a new app developed in the nation. The app comes equipped with a […]

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We Are One EMP Away From Losing Civilization
19 May 2018

We Are One EMP Away From Losing Civilization

(by Midnight Freemasons, Steven L. Harrison, 33°, FMLR)   Last week’s episode of the Whence Came You podcast is well worth a listen. Scott Hambrick, a member of Owasso Lodge 545 in Oklahoma, was Robert Johnson’s guest on the show. Brother Hambrick is a founder of the Intellectual Linear Progression program, “an online community developing […]

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18 May 2018

Freemasons look to donate cornerstone

NEW SCHOOL SITE — photography by Dylan McKenzie   (Herald-Star, May 13, 2018)   CADIZ — The Harrison Hills City School District Board of Education recently discussed the installation of a cornerstone for its new school building. The board met at the construction site of the new school complex just off of state Route 9, along with […]

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Truth and Freemasonry ('Whence came you?')
17 May 2018

Truth and Freemasonry (‘Whence came you?’)

Special guests, Frater O, and PGM:. George R. Adams 33˚ comes on the program to discuss Truth and symbolism contained within the Craft. Click the picture to watch it on the Whence came you? YouTube channel:      

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Cash boost for Unite Carers thanks to Devon Freemasons
17 May 2018

Cash boost for Unite Carers thanks to Devon Freemasons

(by DEVONLive, 16-05-2018)   The charity has been given £3000 to help young and old unpaid carers A charity which supports for unpaid carers, young and old, across Mid Devon have been presented with a £3000 donation. Ian Kingsbury JP. Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire together with Dr. Reuben Ayres Provincial Grand Charity Steward invited […]

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Freemasonry: The Secret Tradition (a new MRT episode)
16 May 2018

Freemasonry: The Secret Tradition (a new MRT episode)

This week, the hosts of The Masonic Roundtable welcome special guest Angel Millar as they discuss the esoteric nature of Freemasonry. Click the picture to watch it at The Masonic Roundtable YouTube channel:    

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The U.S. Presidents who were Grand Masters
15 May 2018

The U.S. Presidents who were Grand Masters

There’s a new Masonic Minute episode. Join Ill. Bro. Steven Harrison as he lays out another great story. Click the picture to watch it at the Whence Came You? YouTube channel:   Read more about U.S. Presidents-Freemasons here:    

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Top freemason goes to IPSO over claims published in regional daily
14 May 2018

Top Freemason goes to IPSO over claims published in regional daily

Dr David Staples, Chief Executive Officer of the United Grand Lodge of England   (by HoldTheFrontPage, David Sharman Published 14 May 2018)   A freemasonry chief complained to the press watchdog after a regional daily reported claims made by another publication about the membership of his organisation. Dr David Staples, chief executive of The United Grand Lodge […]

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Hastings Macleay Freemasons fund cancer research
13 May 2018

Hastings Macleay Freemasons fund cancer research

The Hastings Macleay Freemasons Association has donated $5000 to the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute, and another $3000 has been gifted by the Freemasons’ charity, Masonicare.    (Macleay Argus, 2018-05-08)   The generosity of Hastings Macleay Freemasons has again ensured a special trust established to support the families of young cancer patients has the funds […]

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Rising tax bill could force closure of Freemasons Hall
12 May 2018

Rising tax bill could force closure of Freemasons Hall

Inside the Freemasons historic building in Calgary on Wednesday May 2, 2018. Leah Hennel/Postmedia   (Calgary Herald, Eva Ferguson, 08.05.2018)   An iconic piece of Calgary’s history is in serious jeopardy, as the century-old Freemasons Hall faces rising property taxes and possible closure of its Masonic Temple. Built in 1928, the impressive brick and stone-covered […]

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Napier student wins Freemasons scholarship
11 May 2018

Napier student wins Freemasons scholarship

Nick Broom (right) of Napier with some of the text books he used during his study, with Freemasons Deputy Grand Master Graham Wrigley. Photo / Supplied Hawkes Bay Today (Hawke’s Bay Today, 10 May 2018) A Napier student aiming to show that businesses do not have to choose between making profit and providing a positive […]

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10 May 2018

What is the 33rd Degree of Freemasonry?

  This video offers a short, realistic explanation of one of Freemasonry’s most fabled honors…the 33rd Degree.   Click the picture to watch it at the Michigan Masonic Museum and Library YouTube channel:      

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The Royal Order of Scotland (a new MRT episode)
09 May 2018

The Royal Order of Scotland (a new MRT episode)

This week, the hosts of The Masonic Roundtable join emeritus host Nick Johnson for a discussion on The Royal Order of Scotland! You won’t want to miss it!   The Royal Order of Scotland is an appendant order within the structures of British Freemasonry. Membership is an honour extended to Freemasons by invitation. The Grand […]

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What Freemasonry does for its members
08 May 2018

What Freemasonry does for its members

by Phoenixmasonry. We recommend to visit its YouTube channel.    

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The Great Books with Scott Hambrick
07 May 2018

The Great Books with Scott Hambrick

‘Whence came you?’: “Join us this week for a great episode where we explore the Fellowcraft degree, and what we’re charged to do. We explore the idea of studying the great books of the western world and how they are more relevant now than ever before! We also have a special offer for anyone who […]

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Freemasons in hurricane relief effort
07 May 2018

Freemasons in hurricane relief effort

Robert Rego, the district grandmaster for English lodges in Bermuda, passing a cheque for hurricane relief to Walter Scott, the district grandmaster for Jamaica and the Caymans (Photograph provided)   (by The Royal Gazette, Owain Johnston-Barnes, 06.05.2018)   Bermuda’s Freemasons have raised more than $80,000 to help communities battered by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The […]

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Freemasons celebrate milestone in Newfoundland and Labrador
06 May 2018

Freemasons celebrate milestone in Newfoundland and Labrador

(The Telegram, 05.05.2018)   District Grand Lodge of Newfoundland and Labrador marks 150th anniversary You might not have noticed, but Freemasonry has been alive and well in this province for quite some time. The fraternity, steeped in history and tradition with connections all over the world, has been quietly going about its work away from […]

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Freemasonry: Is Architecture Frozen Music?
05 May 2018

Freemasonry: Is Architecture Frozen Music?

(Universal Freemasonry, 4 May 2018)   At the end of a recent Scottish Rite workshop, and after one of the most incredible weeks of my life, I felt inspired and nourished with the treasures that only the craft of Freemasonry can offer. I jumped in the car and set off on my long drive home. […]

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Furness Freemasons channel the sounds of the sixties for annual fundraiser
05 May 2018

Furness Freemasons channel the sounds of the sixties for annual fundraiser

The event was held at the Coronation Hall in Ulverston (The Mail, 2 May 2018)   An uplifting concert organised by a large community organisation recreated the sounds of the sixties in order to raise money for local causes. The annual Concert at the Coro, organised by the Freemasons of Furness and South Lakeland, took the audience back in […]

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TripAdvisor Names Indianapolis Scottish Rite Cathedral To 'Most Beautiful' List
04 May 2018

TripAdvisor Names Indianapolis Scottish Rite Cathedral To ‘Most Beautiful’ List

(Freemasons for Dummies, Thursday, May 03, 2018)   TripAdvisor.com has recently named our Indianapolis Scottish Rite Cathedral as one of “America’s 20 Most Beautiful Churches, Cathedrals & Basilicas Worth Visiting.”   For those who don’t know (which includes most of our own citizens who walk or drive past it every day), the Cathedral is not […]

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Islamist accusation against Turkish Freemasons
04 May 2018

Islamist accusation against Turkish Freemasons

(Ahval News, May 02 2018) Freemasons pressure Turkish opposition on election candidate – Islamist newspaper Turkish freemasons are lobbying for their candidate to be chosen to represent the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) in the June 24 presidential election, Islamist newspaper Yeni Şafak said in an apparent attempt to undermine opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. “In […]

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Apartments behind historic Masonic temple
03 May 2018

Apartments behind historic Masonic temple

(by Katie Arcieri  – Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal, May 2, 2018)   Perseus Realty to develop lot behind historic Masonic temple with apartments   D.C.-based Perseus Realty is planning a 115-unit apartment project on the back parking lot of the historic, 103-year-old Masonic temple in Dupont Circle, owned by the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. Adam Peters, executive vice […]

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Masonic Con 2018 Recap (a new MRT episode)
02 May 2018

Masonic Con 2018 Recap (a new MRT episode)

This week, the hosts of The Masonic Roundtable recap this past weekend’s Masonic Con 2018, which took place in Attleboro, Massachusetts! Click the picture to watch Episode 213 – Masonic Con 2018 Recap:    

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Paul Revere (a new Whence Came You? episode)
01 May 2018

Paul Revere (a new Whence Came You? episode)

“Join us this week as we explore the life, times and accomplishments of our Brother Paul Revere! Being in Boston for Masonic Con 2018 this last week inspired me to do this ep from the hotel room. We released a few hours late due to the travel.”   Click the picture to listen to Whence […]

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John Lennon and Cuban Freemasonry: Symbols of Freedom
01 May 2018

John Lennon and Cuban Freemasonry: Symbols of Freedom

(by Repatriado, Havana Times, April 29, 2018)   Cuban nationals and foreigners go to the park on 17th and 8th streets to see a beautiful statue of John Lennon which was inaugurated by Fidel Castro. When bathing in this public stunt, putting the man from Liverpool in the Revolution’s book of saints, I guess Fidel […]

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One Day Masons (a new What is a Mason episode)
30 Apr 2018

One Day Masons (a new What is a Mason episode)

In some jurisdictions men spend years getting to become an Entered Apprentice, let alone a Fellow Craft or a Master Mason. But in others, you can become a Freemason in one day. What do you think of going “All the way in a Day”, or the “Blue Lightning” festivals held around the country? What is […]

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Freemasonry a place for all
29 Apr 2018

Freemasonry a place for all

(Craig Bunday, Peterborough Freemasons, Sunday 29 April 2018)   Freemasonry can be time consuming and therefore it’s important that wives and partners are not excluded. We have spoken in this column before of the Lady Associate Members Society (LAMS) for those who want to get more involved, and there are also Ladies Nights and Luncheons, […]

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The Holy Saints John (Brought to Light Masonic Podcast)
28 Apr 2018

The Holy Saints John (Brought to Light Masonic Podcast)

Episode 56 of the Brought to Light Masonic Podcast is dedicated to a discussion about the significance of the Holy Saints John and Freemasonry with special guest Worshipful Brother Jack Harley of the Masonic Lite Podcast. Join hosts Brother Jack Aquilina and Brother David Illingworth as they discuss duality, the history of the masonic ritual, […]

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I am Freemasonry Denslow (The Masonic Minute)
27 Apr 2018

I am Freemasonry Denslow (The Masonic Minute)

Ray V. Denslow   Worshipful Brother Ray V. Denslow of Trenton Lodge No. 131, Missouri brought a great deal of light to our ancient Craft… Many of his works are still available through the Masonic Service Association and other Masonic Publishers. Join Illustrious Bro. Harrison in this epic episode about Ray V. Denslow, originally featured […]

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B.C. freemasons meeting in City
26 Apr 2018

B.C. freemasons meeting in City

(Frank Peebles / Prince George Citizen,  April 24)   A local legend of business and community will soon have his name on a downtown building. The naming will be done as part of the provincial convention of B.C. freemasons, coming up this summer. Two local Masons Lodges are sharing hosting duties, Nechako Lodge No. 86 and […]

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Lodge Dinners (a new Masonic Roundtable episode)
25 Apr 2018

Lodge Dinners (a new Masonic Roundtable episode)

Since time immemorial, green beans have been hailed as a universal sign of the Masonic experience, to the delight of some and the chagrin of others. This week, the hosts of The Masonic Roundtable discuss Lodge dinners, what makes them great, and other stewardly duties that come with serving your Lodge through food preparation. click […]

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Masonic Con 2018
24 Apr 2018

Masonic Con 2018

  Masonic Con 2018 Saturday April 28th 2018 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Festive Board (Sold Out) begins at 6:00 PM Information on the  Festive Board can be found here   This year to help offset the cost, we are requesting a $5.00 donation per person (Children Free). This fee will help us get amazing speakers […]

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Yarmouth Freemasons planning open house
23 Apr 2018

Yarmouth Freemasons planning open house

Tom Rice, senior warden with Hiram Lodge #12 in Yarmouth County, says a May 5 open house will be a chance for members of the public to learn about Freemasonry. – Eric Bourque   (Yarmouth County Vanguard, 23.04.2018)   May 5 event at Masonic hall in Hebron will include guided tours, chance to talk to members […]

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Freemasons, MoChip aim to keep children safe
22 Apr 2018

Freemasons, MoChip aim to keep children safe

By Dave Hon News-Press Now Apr 21, 2018   For 10 years, the Freemasons in Northwest Missouri have been helping parents and children feel safe. On Saturday, they continued that work at East Hills Shopping Center by helping children sign up for the MoChip program. The program gathers essential data on children – like fingerprints, […]

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Freemasons visit the hospice in Gandia
21 Apr 2018

Freemasons visit the hospice in Gandia

Local Freemasons visit the Franciscan hospice and refuge in Gandia. (by theleader.info, 20.04.2018)   Brethren of local Lodge, Oliva La Safor along with their wives recently visited the Franciscan Men’s Refuge in Gandia to see for themselves how the refuge is run and how the money and gifts raised by the Lodge are being spent and […]

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Freemasonry use of building is not "negative stigma"
20 Apr 2018

Freemasonry use of building is not “negative stigma”

(Reader’s letters, Telegraph & Argus, 11th April 2018)   SIR – In relation to your article “Former Masonic lodge building in Manningham could be demolished to make way for ‘generously sized’ houses”, I – and no doubt every other Freemason – take great offence with the suggestion that the “Masonic links of the building would put off […]

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New emergency first response cars - donations from Freemasons
19 Apr 2018

New emergency first response cars – donations from Freemasons

(by Mix96 96.2 FM, 19th April 2018)   Three new emergency first response cars are out across Buckinghamshire, thanks to donations from the county’s Freemasons. They have funded the vehicles in Winslow, Marlow and Aylesbury, which are used by volunteers to get to incidents as quickly as possible. The Ambulance Service say they could save […]

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Symbolism
19 Apr 2018

Symbolism (a new X-Oriente episode)

X-Oriente: “The map is not the terrain, we are told.” In this episode, Jason and Eric (and our Live audience) explore the importance of symbols, how symbols work, and finally banish the word “symbology” from the lexicon. Click the picture to watch a new X-Oriente episode:

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18 Apr 2018

Local attorney honored by Freemasons

(April 18, 2018, By Donald Norton, The Somerville Times)   Local attorney and a lifelong member of Somerville’s business community, Philip Privitera, was honored last week at one of his final meetings to preside over the Mystic Valley Lodge in Arlington. Privitera was recognized for his work and dedication to Freemasonry in both Arlington and […]

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18 Apr 2018

A Brother, not a Stranger

There’s a new Masonic Roundtable episode: “We encourage brothers to travel, travel, travel. But not every one is comfortable meeting new people or working a room. This week, we’ll discuss personal experiences and tips and tricks on how to feel comfortable when traveling to a new lodge.” Click the picture to watch Episode 211 – […]

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Native American Rituals & The Influence Of Freemasony
17 Apr 2018

Native American Rituals & The Influence Of Freemasonry

The Spirit of the Mask- Sacred Native American Ceremonies   Phoenixmasonry Live visits The Setting Maul Study Circle out of Fellowship Lodge in Bridgewater, Massachusetts to discuss the paper of PM Frederic L. Milliken.   © by Frederic Milliken . We recommend to visit also the Phoenixmasonry Live! YouTube channel.      

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Secret Masonic Calendars
16 Apr 2018

Secret Masonic Calendars

the picture by Santa Monica-Palisades Lodge   Freemasons use special dates. What’s up with the secret masonic calendar?   Anno Mundi (A. M.) In the Year of the World Anno Lucis (A. L.) In the Year of Light Anno Domini (A. D.) In the Year of the Lord   Click the picture to watch a new […]

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Two Kendal Freemasons celebrate their golden jubilee
15 Apr 2018

Two Kendal Freemasons celebrate their golden jubilee

(by Rachel Garnett, The Westmorland Gazette, April 13, 2018)   “Two well-known and loved brethren” have celebrated their golden jubilee in Freemasonry. More than 60 Masons gathered at Kendal’s Union Lodge 129 to mark the achievement by lodge members Keith Newby and David Poole. “Fifty-year celebrations are quite special, but for two to come at once […]

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Freemasons' symbol will appear on fire engines
14 Apr 2018

Freemasons’ symbol will appear on fire engines

(by  Sophie Jamieson , The Telegraph, 13 April 2018)   The London Fire Brigade has been criticised for accepting a donation from the Freemasons with the condition that new trucks purchased with the money carry their symbol. The society gave £2.5 million to the fire service to purchase two vehicles with high aerial ladders, which would be […]

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Cornerstone ceremony at Murray Middle School
13 Apr 2018

Cornerstone ceremony at Murray Middle School

(by Michael Smit, Daily Independent, Apr 12, 2018. Photos Michael Smit)   With much pomp and ceremony, the Free and Accepted Masons of California held a cornerstone ceremony at the Murray Middle School gym on Wednesday. The ceremony celebrated the end of major construction at Murray and Burroughs High School by donating a ceremonial cornerstone to the new […]

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Detroit Masonic Temple Begins $3.7 Million Renovation
12 Apr 2018

Detroit Masonic Temple Begins $3.7 Million Renovation

(by Christopher Hodapp, Freemasons for Dummies, April 10, 2018)   The care and feeding of a truly landmark Masonic Temple is far from easy, and takes constant work. Fortunately, there are brethren who will not let these priceless treasures go down without a fight. Case in point: the Detroit Masonic Temple. Ever since I joined this fraternity […]

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York Freemasons raise £720 for blind society
11 Apr 2018

York Freemasons raise £720 for blind society

Cheque presentation to the York Blind and Partially Sighted Society from the York Masons with centre Edvards Banka , Client Services Assistant Picture Frank Dwyer   (by The Press, Vicky Thompson, 9th April 2018)   YORK’S Freemasons dug deep into their pockets this week for the York Blind & Partially Sighted Society. The worshipful master […]

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Many Fort Collins settlers were Masons
10 Apr 2018

Many Fort Collins settlers were Masons

(coloradoan.com, Barbara Fleming, April 9, 2018)   History: Many prominent early Fort Collins settlers were Masons   Freemasonry began centuries ago as a guild of stone workers. Guilds, precursors of unions, were invitational gatherings of skilled workers with a high level of mastery of their craft. Sometime in the 18th century the freemasonry guild evolved […]

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Symbolism
09 Apr 2018

Practical Freemasonry

X-Oriente: While Jason is still completing his invasion of the European continent, Eric is joined by special guest host Juan Sepulveda. In addition to being one of the hosts of The Masonic Roundtable and host of The Winding Stairs podcasts, Bro. Sepulveda is an accomplished artist, and creator of a unique Masonic education program called Applied […]

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How social networks shaped humanity
08 Apr 2018

How social networks shaped humanity

Agents of revolution: How 500 years of social networks shaped humanity   Facebook might be the biggest social network but it’s far from the first, despite what those in Silicon Valley will have you believe. Stanford University fellow and Oxford University historian Niall Ferguson argues that social networks have been around for centuries and the […]

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Local Freemasons slowly going public
07 Apr 2018

Local Freemasons slowly going public

(by RENFREW TODAY.ca  April 03, 2018)   Once highly secretive, local Freemasons slowly going public The Freemasons have been labelled everything from a secret society to a cult, but with several high profile charity events and even a parade last year, Renfrew’s Freemasons are showing they have nothing to hide. The group announced publically an […]

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Several decades with Freemasonry
06 Apr 2018

Several decades with Freemasonry

(The Williams Lake Tribune, Monica Lamb-Yorski, Apr. 4, 2018)   Roy Crosina honoured for several decades with Freemasonry For a total of 64 years a Williams Lake man has been a member of the Williams Lake Centre Lodge #113   It’s not everyday you will see the Grand Master of the BC and Yukon Freemasons, […]

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Cryptic Code Hidden in Beale Ciphers
05 Apr 2018

Cryptic Code Hidden in Beale Ciphers

(by Dan Mento, Ancient Origins, 4 April, 2018)   The Beale Ciphers have challenged treasure hunters for almost 200 years. Is the Declaration of Independence the key to finding the gold, silver, and precious stones that Beale buried near Bedford, Virginia? Can the puzzle of the ciphers be solved? A woodshop teacher has found a […]

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04 Apr 2018

“G”. A new Masonic Roundtable episode

This week, the hosts of The Masonic Roundtable dive into the Masonic significance of the letter “G.” What does it stand for? Why is it used primarily in the US vice Europe and other areas of the world? Where did it come from? Tune in for answers to those questions and more! Click the picture […]

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£2m of support over six years
03 Apr 2018

£2m of support over six years

(Craig Bunday, Peterborough Telegraph, 02 April 2018)   On the evening of March 2 , the Peterborough Masonic Hall hosted the launch of The Province of Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) 2024 Festival. This is a charity fundraising initiative that will last for six years, during that time Freemasons in The Province will […]

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Fortitude or Perseverance
02 Apr 2018

Fortitude or Perseverance

“Allegory of Fortitude,” by Sir Peter Paul Rubens, oil on panel   This week the host of Whence Came You? explores the idea of Fortitude and Perseverance. He also dives into the deeper aspects of what we consider and how we understand the concept of Masonic light. Click the picture to listen to a new […]

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Silence and Circumspection
01 Apr 2018

Silence and Circumspection

(by Jared Stanley, What is a Mason, 31 mar 2018)   The motto for the United Grand Lodge of England is actually “Audi Vide Tace”, or Hear. See. Be Silent. My opinion remains the same, though that motto does more accurately reflect the concepts of hearing and seeing degree work but not speaking about it much […]

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Fairbanks’ historic Masonic Temple is no more
31 Mar 2018

Fairbanks’ historic Masonic Temple is no more

The Masonic Temple at 809 First Ave. is seen in 1997 when it was still being used by the Masons.   (Ray Bonnell sketch)   (By Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Ray Bonnell, Sketches of Alaska, Mar 25, 2018) FAIRBANKS — One of the most iconic buildings along the Fairbanks riverfront, the 112-year-old Masonic Temple at 809 First […]

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Demystifying Fraternal Organizations
30 Mar 2018

Demystifying Fraternal Organizations

(By Columbia Chronicle, Mar 29, 2018):   My older sister has started dating a guy whom the whole family really likes. But I found out something kind of weird about him: he’s a Freemason. You know: like the Illuminati or something! I’m no conspiracy theorist, but it seems super weird to me that anyone would […]

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Skulls and Freemasonry
29 Mar 2018

Skulls and Freemasonry

Memento Mori is translated from Latin to: “remember to die”, but in functional English the intent is “remember (that you have) to die”. Skulls, along with coffins, are symbols used in Freemasonry to remind us of this important fact, which reminds us to always live our life in a moral way, because at any moment, […]

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RW Frank Jackson, Junior Grand Warden of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas and Grand Historian talks about his personal Masonic journey, the origins of Masonry from Africa and early Texas Prince Hall activity.
29 Mar 2018

The Origins of Prince Hall Masonry in Texas

RW Frank Jackson, Junior Grand Warden of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas and Grand Historian talks about his personal Masonic journey, the origins of Masonry from Africa and early Texas Prince Hall activity. Click the picture to watch the film at the Phoenixmasonry Live! YouTube channel:      

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My favorite symbol is...
28 Mar 2018

My favorite symbol is…

  This week, each host of The Masonic Roundtable explains his favorite Masonic symbol, its history, and the significance behind it. Join us, as we welcome special guest Jared Stanley from What Is A Mason! Click the picture to watch the episode 208 – ‘My Favorite Symbol Is…’ at the Masonic Roundtable YouTube channel.   […]

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As above, so below
27 Mar 2018

As above, so below

Here is a new episode of Whence came you? podcast: “Join us this week as we dive into just what the maxim, “As above, so below.” means to a Freemason. In addition we have a paper from WB. Lahners of the Midnight Freemasons blog in which he struggles with doing the right thing. To top […]

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Symbolism
27 Mar 2018

Masonic entitlement (X-Oriente)

Join special guest host Jason Richards from the Masonic Roundtable and Eric Diamond as they discuss that we as Freemasons should expect but don’t get, and what we shouldn’t feel entitled to. Click the picture to watch the episode 099: Masonic Entitlement at X-Oriente YouTube channel.        

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Freemasonry in local government in Dorset
26 Mar 2018

Freemasonry in local government in Dorset

(by Will Frampton, Daily Echo, 26.03.2018): FREEMASONRY in local government remains a divisive topic, an Echo investigation suggests. Last month David Staples, chief executive of the United Grand Lodge of England, took out a series of newspaper adverts claiming members suffered from discrimination and “gross misrepresentation”. Recent news stories have claimed the Masons still wield a […]

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Arnaud Beltrame: Hero and Freemason
25 Mar 2018

Arnaud Beltrame: Hero and Freemason

Press release of the Grande Lodge of France from March 24, 2018   The Grande Lodge of France pays homage to its Brother, Lieutenant Colonel Arnaud Beltrame. With great emotion the Brothers of the Grand Lodge of France found out yesterday about the death of Arnaud Beltrame, a member of the Respectable Lodge Jerome Bonaparte […]

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Freemasons' Hall in Dublin
24 Mar 2018

Freemasons’ Hall in Dublin

(by Atlas Obscura, 2018, 03, 23):   Freemasons’ Hall in Dublin houses the Grand Lodge of Ireland, the second most senior grand lodge in the world, and the oldest in continuous existence, built between 1866 and 1869. Inside, it’s filled with many meeting rooms boasting fantastic architectural features and styles, making a walk through the […]

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The Celestial Lodge above
23 Mar 2018

The Celestial Lodge above

We present you a two-part paper (I Had A Dream ~ The Last Degree) written and delivered by Brother Frederic L. Milliken – executive director of Phoenixmasonry Museum and Library. It is a description of the Celestial Lodge above. Click the picture to watch this film at the Phoenixmasonry Live YouTube channel:       […]

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Mortality (from 'Whence came you?')
22 Mar 2018

Mortality (from ‘Whence came you?’)

Here is a new ‘Whence Came You?’ episode with special guest host, Bro. Nick McGehee. “Some of the pictures he paints this week may not be suitable for sensitive or young listeners. Nick has two pieces this week which are wonderful. One is on the Cable tow and the other is on Mortality.”   Click […]

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New York Post on Freemasonry
21 Mar 2018

New York Post on Freemasonry

(by Alexis Carey, News.com.au, March 19, 2018):                                                                   (photo: Getty Images) Freemasons are the secret society that hides in plain view   For centuries, […]

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BBS documentary on Freemasons
20 Mar 2018

BBC documentary on Freemasons

Ramsay McGhee, Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland. Photograph: Graham Hunter (by The Scotsman, Ross McCafferty, 19 March 2018):   Perhaps it is fitting that one of the oldest known organisations of similarly-minded people is the subject of some of the longest-standing conspiracy theories in the world. To many, the Freemasons are […]

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Tyler Pete
19 Mar 2018

Tyler Pete (the Masonic Minute)

Join Ill. Bro. Harrison for this Masonic Minute on Tyler Pete! Click the picture to watch The Masonic Minute – 073 – Tyler Pete at Whence Came You? YouTube channel:

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Enlightenment For the 21st Century
19 Mar 2018

Enlightenment For the 21st Century

The hosts of X-Oriente discuss the elements of Enlightenment thinking and what we need to do to get better at it. Click the picture to watch the episode 098 – Enlightenment For the 21st Century:   Check also our sub-page about Philosophy of Enlightement and Freemasonry.    

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Books worth reading
18 Mar 2018

Books worth reading

Join the hosts of the Masonic Roundtable this week as they dive into Book Club, Pt. 3! Each of the hosts talks a bit about some of the additional books which they’ve been reading and or studying. Click the picture to watch the Episode 206 – Book Club Pt. 3 at the Masonic Roundtable YouTube […]

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Halesonian Lodge - open day celebration
17 Mar 2018

Halesonian Lodge – open day celebration

(by Dan Sharp, Halesowen News):   A HISTORIC organisation known across the world is offering people the chance to have a peek inside their Masonic Hall Building in Halesowen. An open day is set to take place from 10am until 4pm on Saturday, March 24, at the Freemasons’ ‘Newfields’ base, in Furnace Lane, in a bid to […]

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York Rite ve Scottish Rite
16 Mar 2018

York Rite vs Scottish Rite?

The hosts of the Three Distinct Knocks have a chat about the differences and similarities between the York Rite and the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. Watch this episode at the Three Distinct Knocks YouTube channel:        

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The Times: freemasons open door
15 Mar 2018

The Times: Freemasons open door

(by Marc Horne, The Times, March 9 2018):   Freemasons open door for cameras to banish myths   Scotland’s Freemasons have broken with centuries of tradition and opened their doors to public scrutiny. Long regarded as a secretive society that has closely guarded its clandestine rules and arcane rituals, the masons have allowed cameras into […]

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the widow's son
14 Mar 2018

The Widow’s Son

We’re talking Masonry in music! This week, the hosts of The Masonic Roundtable welcome the rapper Apathy and discuss music, Masonry, and his new album entitled “The Widow’s Son.” Click the picture to watch Episode 206 – The Widow’s Son at the Masonic Roundtable YouTube channel:        

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The Origin of Continental Masonry?
13 Mar 2018

The Origin of Continental Masonry?

The host of Whence came you? podcast has prepared a great show! There are two papers written well before any of us were born, and a great piece from Todd E. Creason about the importance of having a great reputation. Illustrious Bro. Harrison also stops by for an amazing Masonic Minute about Jack the Ripper […]

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Jack the Ripper Freemasonry
12 Mar 2018

Jack the Ripper and Freemasonry

The Masonic Minute announces: “Join Steve Harrison this week as he takes us through everything you anted to know in about 5 minutes… Don’t miss it!” Click the picture to watch The Masonic Minute – 072 – Jack the Ripper:      

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Two Lights
11 Mar 2018

Two Lights (X-Oriente)

The hosts of X-Oriente discuss two paths in Freemasonry: The path of Enlightenment philosophy and the path of Esoteric philosophy and why both are critical to Freemasonry’s survival. Click the picture to watch the recent X-Oriente episode 097: Two Lights:    

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Margate Moves Freemasonsy
10 Mar 2018

Margate Moves: Lodge holds opens day

(the source: South Coast Herald):   MANY people wonder what Freemasonry is all about. It is an organisation that has intrigued non-members for centuries. Freemasons are believed to have formed a brotherhood more than 500 years ago when they travelled across Europe laying the stones of the great Gothic cathedrals. Freemasonry is not a secret […]

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09 Mar 2018

New Vancouver Masonic Centre

  New Vancouver Masonic Centre will include 18-storey apartment tower   The redevelopment of the Vancouver Masonic Centre on West 8th between Granville and Hemlock is about to get underway. The current four-storey structure, built in 1974, is a nearly windowless concrete bunker containing offices and a popular banquet hall. The redevelopment will add 159 […]

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08 Mar 2018

The Changing Role of Women (Whence Came You?)

  Join the host of the ‘Whence Came You?’ podcast this week with a special guest host Jack Aquilina, of the Brought to Light Masonic podcast! This week Jack shares with us some fascinating data that talks to the duties of the modern man and how the evolution of women in society, or rather their […]

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modernizing freemasonry
07 Mar 2018

Modernizing Masonry – a new ‘Masonic Roundtable’ episode

This week, the hosts of The Masonic Roundtable talk about the modernization of the Masonic Fraternity.   Click the picture to watch the Episode 205 – Modernizing Masonry at The Masonic Roundtable YouTube channel:      

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RW Frank Jackson, Junior Grand Warden of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas and Grand Historian talks about his personal Masonic journey, the origins of Masonry from Africa and early Texas Prince Hall activity.
06 Mar 2018

Rhit Moore interviewed by Frederic Milliken (Phoenixmasonry Live!)

Past Master Rhit Moore and current Secretary of Fort Worth Lodge No 148, Grand Lodge of Texas AF & AM, explains how he helped turn his Lodge around. “Meet Brother Rhit Moore who suffered through three meltdowns of his Lodge before he got wise. Brother Moore will explain to you what he and other committed […]

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Northallerton's Masonic Hall
05 Mar 2018

Northallerton’s Masonic Hall invites public to find out about Freemasonry

(by Emily Flanagan, The Northern Echo):   NORTHALLERTON’S Masonic Hall is throwing open its doors to dispel myths and answer questions about Freemasonry. An open evening is being held by the Anchor Lodge at the hall on Friarage Street, Northallerton on Wednesday, March 7 in a bid to inform the public about the work of the organisation locally […]

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RW Frank Jackson, Junior Grand Warden of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas and Grand Historian talks about his personal Masonic journey, the origins of Masonry from Africa and early Texas Prince Hall activity.
04 Mar 2018

Masonic Improvement – Phoenixmasonry Live Interviews Brother Justin Jones

  Brother Justin Jones shares his many views on Freemasonry that he promulgates on His Masonic Blog, Masonic Improvement – https://masonicimprovement.wordpress.com/ and his YouTube Video Channel. Brother Justin also has a very active Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/MasonicImprovement/ Click the picture to view the Interview at the Phoenixmasonry Live YouTube channel:       

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The Economist explains: What is freemasonry?
03 Mar 2018

The Economist explains: What is freemasonry?

(by The Economist):   Misinformation and conspiracy abound. Is it a benign organisation or one bent on subverting government? THE literature on freemasonry does not offer straightforward explanations. Is it benign or bent on subverting government? Is it a community of knowledge or of the occult? Such questions are not new. Since its development in […]

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what is the meaning of the number 7
03 Mar 2018

What is the meaning of the number 7?

” This week we talk about the number seven (7) with Frater O and special guest, WB:. Robert E. Jackson! We dive into many of the facets of the number including many different religious systems, rituals, traditions and more. A master mind for the number 7! We break it up with some occasional levity ; […]

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02 Mar 2018

iNews: Today’s Freemasons-a secretive society with power over the police? Or just a posh boys’ club?

(by Robert Verkaik, iNews): There are six million Freemasons around the world. Famous members include comedian Richard Pryor who is reported to have joined the Henry Brown Lodge in Peoria, Illinois, in 1982. Other notable Freemasons include Hollywood actor John Wayne while several American Presidents have become prominent members of the organisation. George Washington was […]

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01 Mar 2018

What You Need to Know About the Senegalese Religious Movement Protesting Rihanna

(by Maureen Doubabou, okayafrica.)   We spoke to writer and PhD student, Hamidou Anne, about the rising influence of Senegal’s “No to Free Masonry and Homosexuality” group, who recently protested Rihanna’s trip to the country. A few weeks ago, we reported that a collective of 30 religious groups named “No to Free Masonry and Homosexuality” […]

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Cognitive Biases
28 Feb 2018

Cognitive Biases – a new ‘Masonic Roundtable’ episode

  This week’s episode is a follow-up to Episode 36 – Logic-al Fallacies where the Hosts of the Masonic Roundtable dive in to the cognitive biases we have. Learn how to be aware of these sneaky mental constraints and how to avoid them. Click the picture to watch the Episode 204 – Cognitive Biases at […]

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Why we believe
27 Feb 2018

Why We Believe – a new film from X-Oriente

Why is it so important that a Freemason believe in a Supreme Being? In this episode, Jason and Eric take the First of the Old Charges apart using PARDES to see why this requirement is so important and so misunderstood. Click the picture to watch the episode 096: Why We Believe at X-Oriente YouTube channel: […]

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What does it mean to be black balled?
26 Feb 2018

What does it mean to be black balled?

What does it mean to be black balled? Are they black balls, or black cubes? How often is someone rejected, or black balled? And what sort of things are Freemasons looking for to know what way to vote? Check our page about ballot boxes, and click the picture to watch ‘Q&A: Black Cubed?’ episode at […]

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26 Feb 2018

The Guardian: Public discussion of Freemasonry must be an open one – on all sides

(by Paul Chadwick, The Guardian): Complaints about Guardian articles from the United Grand Lodge of England led me to the conclusion that they are not as secretive as is sometimes assumed, or as open as they should be When the Guardian recently reported that two Freemasons’ lodges were operating secretly, covertly at Westminster, the United […]

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When a degree goes wrong
25 Feb 2018

When a Degree Goes Wrong – tips from New Orleans Scottish Rite College

Anyone who takes any part in a ritual will from time to time, and no matter how much they study, draw a blank and not know what to do next. This video takes a look at when things go wrong and offers tips that may help when things fall apart. watch this episode at the […]

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Tumultuous change and masonic leadership
24 Feb 2018

Tumultuous change and masonic leadership – a new ‘Brought to Light’ episode

Episode 52 of the Brought to Light Masonic Podcast is dedicated to a discussion about the recent masonic news relating to leadership positions in the Craft in Victoria and some of the incredible challenges and opportunities that are head for our organisation. Brother Jack Aquilina is joined by Co-host Brother David Illingworth and regular contributor […]

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A fuss over Freemasons in Africa
23 Feb 2018

The Economist: A fuss over Freemasons in Africa

Macky Sall – Senegal’s president, Emmanuel Macron and Rihanna. photo: The Economist (by The Economist):   IT WAS too much of a coincidence for the members of “No to Freemasonry and Homosexuality”, a coalition of religious groups. Emmanuel Macron, France’s president, Rihanna, a pop star, and several hundred African Freemasons were all due to visit […]

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Dorset Freemasons make a very fashionable donation
22 Feb 2018

Dorset Freemasons make a very fashionable donation

(by Matt Bell, DorsetECHO):   A Dorset Freemasons’ lodge has donated money to one of the county’s museums. Blandford’s Lodge of Honour and Friendship recently donated £500 to the Blandford Fashion Museum, to help with the restoration and preservation of its exhibits. The members of the lodge and their partners were given a talk by […]

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Freemasonry and the public sphere in the UK
21 Feb 2018

Freemasonry and the public sphere in the UK

(by Andreas Önnerfors, OUPblog):   Freemasonry once again hit the headlines of UK media on New Year’s Eve 2017, revealing the contentious nature of the place of secrecy in public life. Just having concluded the celebration of its tercentenary anniversary year, the United Grand Lodge of England found itself at the center of a new […]

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The Times: freemasons open door
20 Feb 2018

The Origins of Freemasonry – a new ‘Masonic Roundtable’ episode

  Where did Freemasonry come from? How did it emerge? No one knows for sure, but several origin theories exist. Tonight, the hosts of The Masonic Roundtable discuss the various Masonic origin theories that have emerged and lend their thoughts to the validity of the same. Click the picture to see the film (live stream […]

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What it's really like to be a Freemason in Hull
20 Feb 2018

What it’s really like to be a Freemason in Hull

Worshipful Master Russell Garbutt (Image: Peter Harbour) (by Alex Grove, Hull Daily Mail):   They designed the pyramids, plotted the French Revolution and are controlled by the Illuminati. At least, that’s according to some of the numerous myths bandied about by conspiracy theorists about the Freemasons – an organisation which, according to historians, dates back to the 15 […]

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A Millennial Mason - a new 'Whence Came You?' episode
19 Feb 2018

A Millennial Mason – a new ‘Whence Came You?’ episode

Listen to the new ‘Whence Came You?’ episode featuring guest host, Nick Johnson of the Millennial Freemason Blog:   Whence Came You? – 0332 – A Millennial Mason      

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Charles d'Eon de Beaumont - a new "Masonic Minute' episode
18 Feb 2018

Charles d’Eon de Beaumont – a new ‘Masonic Minute’ episode

Fencing match between Monsieur de Saint-George et Mademoiselle La chevalière d’Éon de Beaumont.   Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont (5 October 1728 – 21 May 1810), usually known as the Chevalier d’Éon, was a French diplomat, spy, freemason and soldier who fought in the Seven Years’ War. D’Éon had androgynous physical characteristics and natural abilities as […]

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Order + Harmony. A new 'Three Distinct Knocks' episode
17 Feb 2018

Order + Harmony. A new ‘Three Distinct Knocks’ episode

Wor. David Riley & Bro. Nicholas Harvey discuss Robert’s Rules of Order ( http://amzn.to/2BBOq8U ) and “..parliamentary procedure for parliamentarians and anyone involved in an organization, association, club, or group and the authoritative guide to smooth, orderly, and fairly conducted meetings and assemblies.”   Watch it at the ‘Three Distinct Knocks’ YouTube channel     […]

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16 Feb 2018

A Birmingham councillor has revealed: “ I’m a Freemason and proud of it ”

Coun Gary Sambrook in his Masonic uniform. (by Neil Elkes, BirminghamLive)   Top Tory says: ‘I’m a Freemason – and we don’t topple Governments or fake moon landings’ A Birmingham councillor has revealed: “ I’m a Freemason and proud of it ” – insisting the organisation did not “fake Moon landings or topple Governments”. Gary […]

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Noble Order of Muscovites - a new 'Masonic Roundtable' episode
15 Feb 2018

Noble Order of Muscovites – a new ‘Masonic Roundtable’ episode

The Masonic Roundtable is back from Masonic Week, where Jason, Jon, and Mike the Intern were made official Muscovite Nobles! This week, the hosts of The Masonic Roundtable welcome specials guests Seth Anthony and Jason Lewis of the Masonic Lite Podcast as they discuss the Noble Order of Muscovites, an curious (and hilarious) Odd Fellows […]

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BBC: Freemasons explain the rituals and benefits of membership
14 Feb 2018

BBC: Freemasons explain the rituals and benefits of membership

(By Hamish Mackay, BBC News Online):   From secret handshakes and rolled-up trouser legs to accusations of nepotism, bullying and the repression of reform, the Freemasons’ reputation has not always been positive. But with six million members worldwide, including more than 200,000 in the UK, negative publicity has not dampened people’s desire to join. “At […]

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Pythagorean Traditions - a new 'Whence Came You?' episode
13 Feb 2018

Pythagorean Traditions – a new ‘Whence Came You?’ episode

Join Bro. Robert Johnson this week for a great piece linking the Pythagorean traditions with Freemasonry:   Whence Came You? – 0331 – Pythagorean Traditions    

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Robert Lomas: The discrimination against us has to stop
12 Feb 2018

Robert Lomas: the discrimination against us has to stop

(by Robert Lomas, The Independent):   Defending free speech is crucial in 2018. That’s why I support Dr David Staples’ campaign to set the record straight on Freemasonry and object to unfounded discrimination against our members. However, we as an ancient and honourable order also owe it to society to explain who we are and […]

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The Farmer - a new 'Masonic Minute' episode
11 Feb 2018

The Farmer – a new ‘Masonic Minute’ episode

This week Ill. Bro. Harrison brings us the latest installment, The Farmer. Don’t miss it!   The Masonic Minute – 070 – The Farmer      

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Robert Burns and the history of Scottish freemasonry
10 Feb 2018

Robert Burns and the history of Scottish freemasonry

(by Martin Hannan, The National):   The United Grand Lodge of England yesterday placed advertisements in three English newspapers calling for an end to discrimination against freemasons. Headlined ‘Enough Is Enough’ the adverts cite the £33m raised by masons for charity each year, and its chief executive David Staples has complained to the Equality and […]

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The Economist explains: What is freemasonry?
09 Feb 2018

In defence of Freemasonry, by a Freemason

‘The Constitutions of the Free-Masons’ dated 1723 (Photo: Getty)   (by John Hamill, i-NEWS)   For 300 years English Freemasonry has welcomed into membership individuals from all walks of life, of any faith, age, class or political persuasion. The masterstroke by those who formed and developed Freemasonry was to ban the discussion of politics and […]

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The United Grand Lodge of England: Enough is enough
08 Feb 2018

The United Grand Lodge of England: Enough is enough

(The Guardian):   Freemasons: we have been undeservedly stigmatised Freemasons have been “undeservedly stigmatised” and will be running a series of open evenings to prove they are not a secret society, the organisation’s leader has said. The United Grand Lodge of England placed adverts in three national newspapers on Thursday headlined “Enough is enough”, claiming […]

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What are Freemasons and what do they do?
07 Feb 2018

What are Freemasons and what do they actually do?

(by The Week magazine)   Reports that two Freemason lodges are operating in the heart of Westminster, with MPs among their members, are a conspiracy theorist’s dream come true. The suggestion that politicians, judges and police could be members of the secretive society has long raised concerns about transparency and nepotism. However, David Staples, the […]

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Jacob's Ladder - a new Masonic Roundtable episode
06 Feb 2018

Jacob’s Ladder – a new Masonic Roundtable episode

  This week, the hosts of The Masonic Roundtable take a deep dive into the symbolism of Jacob’s Ladder and how it relates to the Masonic fraternity. Click to see the film (live stream starts at 19:00 GMT-5) at the Masonic Roundtable Youtube channel:        

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Rihanna visited Senegal anyway
06 Feb 2018

Rihanna visited Senegal anyway

Rihanna in Senegalese capital Dakar for the Global Partnership for Education conference   (by Ismael Akwei, Face 2 Face Africa): Rihanna defies illuminati accusers to meet African leaders in Senegal   Barbadian pop star Rihanna met with African leaders and French president in Senegal for a conference aimed at raising funds for the education of […]

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The Flower of Life (Whence came you? podcast)
05 Feb 2018

The Flower of Life (Whence came you? podcast)

Join Bro. Robert Johnson this week for a look at the mysterious Flower of Life! In addition there’s a piece on the Rite of Memphis and Misraim as well as a new Masonic Minute from Ill. Bro. Steve Harrison!   Whence Came You? – 0330 – The Flower of Life      

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How masonry built integration in India
04 Feb 2018

How Masonry built integration in India

(by Vikram Doctor, Economic Times)   There is a key moment in The Man Who Would Be King, John Huston’s hugely entertaining 1975 epic, which is based on a story by Rudyard Kipling. Two disreputable British soldiers have made their way to Kafiristan, a valley beyond the Khyber Pass almost totally cut-off from the rest […]

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Practical Lesson in Architecture (Whence Came You? podcast)
04 Feb 2018

Practical Lesson in Architecture (Whence Came You? podcast)

Join Bro. Robert Johnson and learn a Practical Lesson in Architecture (Whence Came You? podcast). There are also some other topics, including a quick excerpt from Wilmhurst’s Meaning of Masonry and a few other short things. The Practical Lesson in Architecture itself starts at 15.07. Enjoy!   Whence Came You? – 0329 – Practical Lesson […]

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Freemasons donate a handy sum to Redditch's Where Next charity
03 Feb 2018

Freemasons donate a handy sum to Redditch’s Where Next charity

(by Redditch Standard)   The Where Next charity in Easemore Road received a handy boost thanks to a generous donation from Redditch Masonic Lodge, Forge Mill. The Lodge’s chair, Derek Taylor, presented a cheque for £500 to the charity’s chairman, Tim Twynam as an extra donation from their Tercentenary fund. The money will buy much […]

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Religious collective in Senegal accused Rihanna of being a Freemason.
02 Feb 2018

Religious collective in Senegal accused Rihanna of being a Freemason

Rihanna is scheduled to attend a conference in Senegal in her role as an ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education. Photograph: Epsilon/Getty Images   (by Ruth Maclean, The Guardian):   Rihanna has been declared persona non grata by a group of religious organisations in Senegal, who accused the singer of intending to promote homosexuality […]

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Sunderland Minster set for meal times thanks to newly kitted out kitchen
01 Feb 2018

Sunderland Minster set for meal times thanks to newly kitted out kitchen

Paul Paterson, Durham’s Provincial Grand Master, Master Norman Eric Heaviside, Robin Middleton, Bishop of Durham Paul Butler, Dr Norman Taylor, John Watts Durham Benevolence Chairman and the Venerable Stuart Bain.   (by Fiona Thompson, Sunderland Echo)   A team can now cook up a storm thanks to a kitchen refit which will ensure people will […]

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Freemasonry: The Secret Tradition
31 Jan 2018

2018 Masonic Week: February 8 to 11

Join 2018 Masonic Week: February 8 to 11 at Hyatt Regency, Crystal City at Regan National Airport (2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy Arlington, VA 22202 USA). Here is the tentative schedule of events and more:   Official Home Page of 2018 Masonic Week      

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A new 'Masonic Roundtable' episode - Jeopardy!
30 Jan 2018

A new ‘Masonic Roundtable’ episode – Jeopardy!

This is Jeopardy! Test your own knowledge and play along with Masonic Roundtable hosts! Click to see the film (live stream starts at 22:00 GMT-5) at the Masonic Roundtable Youtube channel:   Episode 199 – Jeopardy!    

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It was a busy year for the LAMS - Peterborough Freemasons
30 Jan 2018

It was a busy year for the LAMS – Peterborough Freemasons

by Joel Lamy, Peterborough Telegraph:   Masonry is all about men in black suits getting together once a month and doing a bit for charity, right? Not necessarily. An offshoot of Freemasonry is the Lady Associate Members Society (LAMS), and its aim is to provide friendship and social activities for Masons’ wives, daughters and widows. […]

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We Are All Scientists - a new 'Masonic Minute' episode
29 Jan 2018

We Are All Scientists – a new ‘Masonic Minute’ episode

Bro. Robert Johnson: “This week, Illustrious Bro. Harrison drives home a serious matter. It’s one of my favorites, if not, the most favorite of the segments so far. Don’t miss this weeks powerful episode.”   watch ‘The Masonic Minute’ – 069 – We Are All Scientists    

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Cambridge Freemasons
29 Jan 2018

Hospice thanks Cambridgeshire’s Freemasons for ‘steadfast support’ during landmark year

Nearly £220,000 has been donated to the widely-acclaimed Arthur Rank Hospice building, with another £17,080 contributed to the Hospice’s running costs between January and December 2017.   Arthur Rank Hospice is thanking Cambridgeshire’s Freemasons and everyone who voted for the Hospice to receive funds during the Masonic Charitable Foundation Awards (MCF Awards), last summer. The […]

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28 Jan 2018

“The power of Allegory” by Julian Rees

Julian Rees was initiated in 1968, has written and lectured extensively on Masonic topics, above all on symbolism and allegory. He is now a member of the International Order of Freemasonry for Men and Women – Le Droit Humain.   Listen to his lecture about the power of allegory at LewisMasonic YouTube channel: “The power […]

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Charity lunch lifts spirits in Exmouth
27 Jan 2018

Charity lunch lifts spirits in Exmouth

Exmouth’s Freemasons put on a Christmas feed for those without anyone to spend the day with. Picture: Matt Niikkula.   Exmouth Freemasons used the money they raised for charity throughout 2017 to provide a free Christmas luncheon at the Potshot Hotel Resort to more than 60 senior citizens on Christmas Day. Exmouth Lodge master Timo […]

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26 Jan 2018

Charity to a Brother – A new film from ‘What is a Mason’

So, you’ve been a member of a lodge for a little while and it is time to pay the annual dues for next year – but there is a problem… you have no money. Now what? Freemasons are known for their charity around the world, from local fundraisers for a family that lost their home, […]

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A new ‘Brought to Light’ episode: Past Masters
26 Jan 2018

A new ‘Brought to Light’ episode: Past Masters

Episode 50 of the Brought to Light Masonic Podcast is dedicated to a discussion about the role and importance of Past Masters, particularly the Immediate Past Master, in the structure and culture of the lodge. Join your host’s Brother David Illingworth and Worshipful Brother Robert Billing as they discuss the important role of Past Masters […]

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A new 'Masonic Education' episode - The Knights Templar
25 Jan 2018

A new ‘Masonic Education’ episode – The Knights Templar

Michigan Masonic Museum and Library has published today a new episode of Masonic Education series. This video is an overview of the masonic appendent organization known as the Knights Templar.   watch Masonic Education #35 – The Knights Templar    

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A new 'Whence Came You?' episode - Where's Atlantis?
25 Jan 2018

A new ‘Whence Came You?’ episode – Where’s Atlantis?

Join Bro:. Robert Johnson this week as he explores some of Manly P. Halls thoughts on the lost civilization of Atlantis! Keep your ears peeled for Masonic clues throughout the article. In addition we have a ‘Masonic Minute’ episode with Ill. Bro. Steve Harrison, and a paper about the most controversial hypothetical ever, “What if […]

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A new ‘Masonic Roundtable’ episode: Pardes Exegesis
24 Jan 2018

A new ‘Masonic Roundtable’ episode: Pardes Exegesis

The Hosts of Masonic Roundtable are diving back into Masonic research this week, and they welcome back special guest Eric Diamond from the X-Oriente podcast to discuss employing the Jewish exegesis method of “Pardes” to Masonic texts and allegories. You won’t want to miss it! Click the picture to see the film at the Masonic […]

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A new ‘Brought to Light’ episode: Past Masters
23 Jan 2018

A new ‘Brought to Light’ episode: Conspiracies, Lunatics and the Rabbit Hole (Behind The Scenes)

Episode 49 of the Brought to Light Masonic Podcast is dedicated to a discussion and review of some of the wildest and crazy claims of conspiracy made against the craft by popular YouTube personalities. Join the Host – Brother Jack Nathan Aquilina as he is joined by Bro Paul Aqua where some of YouTube’s most […]

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An interview with Andrey Bogdanov - Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Russia
22 Jan 2018

An interview with Andrey Bogdanov – Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Russia

(by Realnoe Vremya):   Realnoe Vremia: Is Masonry active and widely spread in Russia? Do you note any differences between Masonry in Russia and abroad? Andrey Bogdanov: Grand Lodge of Russia that I chair belongs to Regular Masonry that dates back to 1717, after creating the first Grand Lodge in England. Regular Masonry compulsorily sticks […]

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Block by block: Seven historic Freemason buildings in Nairobi
21 Jan 2018

Block by block: Seven historic Freemason buildings in Nairobi

(by Nairobian reporter / sde.co.ke):   Little can distinguish Nairobi buildings, besides the current craze for height, aluminium cladding and glazing. Actually, the design of modern buildings is mostly of European import. But one can’t miss the uniqueness of buildings that were erected by Freemasons who put up structures like the All Saint’s Cathedral at […]

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Freemasons unveil new Manchester Masonic Centre
20 Jan 2018

Freemasons unveil new Manchester Masonic Centre

(by News Desk / Manchester Gazette):   The Manchester Masonic centre held its official open evening on Monday 15th January 2018 inside the iconic Grade II listed building, Manchester Hall. Located on Bridge street, select guests and Freemason members were invited to the exclusive event which has played host to the Freemasons regular meetings, events […]

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Freemasonry rooted in Philadelphia
19 Jan 2018

Freemasonry rooted in Philadelphia – experience history firsthand

Photo: The start of the “33 & BEYOND: THE ROYAL ART OF FREEMASONRY” to the U.S. theatrical tour: Director Johnny Royal with fans at the red carpet world premiere at San Francisco’s Masonic Theater in October 2017.   (Press Release / Digital Journal): Los Angeles, CA – January 15, 2018 – Philadelphia’s historical icon of […]

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Lynner Herb French honored by the Freemasons
18 Jan 2018

Lynner Herb French honored by the Freemasons

(by Daily Item staff):   LYNN — Local resident and Freemason Herb French (right) received his Masonic 50 Year Veterans Medal and the Joseph Warren Distinguished Service Medal at the Golden Fleece Lodge Monday night from Rev. Dr. Richard E. Haley as Shaun Flanagan looked on. French has been a Freemason for 50 years and […]

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The Celestial Lodge above
17 Jan 2018

Rod Rommel and Masonic Day of Light in Wisconsin

(By Milt Helmer / River Falls Journal):   How did a humble farm boy rise to a prestigious position in business and community service to make a difference in the world? For Rommelney Rommel of La Crosse (formerly of River Falls), it all started on his family’s farm in Melrose, located 30 miles from Black […]

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New Masonic Roundtable episode live: So Mote It Be
16 Jan 2018

A new ‘Masonic Roundtable’ episode live: So Mote It Be

  Why do Masons say that weird phrase after prayer? Where did it come from? This week, the hosts of the Masonic Roundtable discuss all that and more! SMIB Click the picture to see the film (live stream starts at 22:00 GMT-5) at the Masonic Roundtable Youtube channel:      

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15 Jan 2018

A new ‘Whence came you?’ – the Millenial Outlook

Join Bro. Robert Johnson this week as he goes over a ton of updates, disclosing some exciting news and hearing some interesting topics from many of the masonic correspondences that go around. Notably, this week we have a short piece which discusses one Grand Masters commentary about Millennial Freemasons. Listen to it all at the […]

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A New Brought to Light episode
15 Jan 2018

A new ‘Brought to Light’ episode (Freemasonry in Victoria / Australia)

A new ‘Brought to Light’ episode gives you masonic news from the Victorian Masonic Jurisdiction with commentary and analysis of the results of the recent vote on proposed constitutional changes, the election of a new Deputy Grand Master and other exciting positive news for 2018. Watch it at the Brough to Light YouTube channel:   […]

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HISTORICAL AND LEGENDARY ORIGINS OF FREEMASONRY, roots of Freemasonry, beginning of masonry, Birth of Freemasonry, Creation of Freemasonry
14 Jan 2018

Freemasonry – What Is This Mysterious Organization? (a lecture of Saul Silas Fathi)

(By Christopher Boyle / newsli.com):   LONG ISLAND, NY – For many years, the Free Masons have had their names spoken in hushed tones, with many regarding the mysterious organization with awe, mistrust, and confusion. Who are they? What do they want? And who is entwined with their group? Lecturer Saul Silas Fathi recently spoke […]

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13 Jan 2018

Acacia Lodge No. 16 Building Dedication (live stream)

Today, the Masonic Roundtable takes you (live stream) to the Grand Lodge, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons, of Virginia dedication of the Acacia Lodge No. 16 building in honor of the 140th anniversary of the chartering of Acacia Lodge No. 16! Click the picture to see the film (live stream starts at 10:09 GMT-5) at […]

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American Freemasonry - Its Revolutionary History and Challenging Future
12 Jan 2018

American Freemasonry – Its Revolutionary History and Challenging Future. A new book.

The New Book of ALAIN DE KEGHEL, 33°, American Freemasonry – Its Revolutionary History and Challenging Future:   • Explores the American Masonic system and its strengths and failings: • Examines the history of Freemasonry in the United States from the colonial era and the Revolutionary War to the rise of the Scottish branch onward […]

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Freemasonry and Fatherhood
11 Jan 2018

Freemasonry and Fatherhood – a new article by WB Adam Thayer (Midnight Freemasons)

(By Midnight Freemason Contributor WB Adam Thayer):   I have a two year old daughter… I should probably start by telling you that, or the rest of this article will seem entirely like conjecture. If you have a child too, I hope yours came with better instructions than mine, because so far the only real […]

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11 Jan 2018

Elkin Masonic Lodge 454 and history of philanthropy older than North Carolina

(By Beanie Taylor, The Tribune):   December ended with several openings hearkening to a long history in Elkin. One of them was the open installation of Elkin Masonic Lodge #454. “The Grand Lodge of North Carolina was chartered in 1771 and re-organized in its current form in 1787. In fact it was formed before North […]

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10 Jan 2018

New Year success: ‘33 & BEYOND: THE ROYAL ART OF FREEMASONRY’ is taking USA theaters by storm.

digitaljournal: Los Angeles, CA – January 9, 2018 – Grab your tickets before it’s too late. The start of the New Year has “33 & BEYOND: THE ROYAL ART OF FREEMASONRY” taking USA theaters by storm with major city location screenings already sold out. “33 & BEYOND: THE ROYAL ART OF FREEMASONRY” has continued its […]

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09 Jan 2018

New Masonic Roundtable episode live: symbolic significance of the pomegranate

This week, the hosts of The Masonic Roundtable will discuss the symbolic significance of the pomegranate as an emblem of plenty. We invite you to watch this episode at the Masonic Roundtable YouTube channel live. The streaming starts soon:    

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RW Frank Jackson, Junior Grand Warden of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas and Grand Historian talks about his personal Masonic journey, the origins of Masonry from Africa and early Texas Prince Hall activity.
09 Jan 2018

Interview with an Author of “Contemplative Masonry”

  Phoenixmasonry Live! just interviewed C. R. Dunning, Jr., an Author of “Contemplative Masonry”.   Author discussed his book Contemplative Masonry, Basic Applications of Mindfulness, Meditation, and Imagery for the craft. The book is for those seeking to utilize Masonic symbolism and teachings in a way that is practical, accessible, inspiring, and profoundly transformative. Contemplative […]

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A Lodge at work (a new Whence Came You? episode)
08 Jan 2018

A Lodge at work (a new Whence Came You? episode)

Whence Came You? (Masonic Podcast) is back! This week we have some great education, reflections and inspirational Masonic writing which will light your Masonic fire for the new year! Illustrious Bro. Steve Harrison stops by with another amazing segment of the Masonic Minute as well. App extras include the papers we read as well as […]

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masonic 2018
08 Jan 2018

Happy 2018!

Years come, and Years go, but our Brotherhood has stood the test of time. Wishing you the best in this upcoming year! By the way – the hosts of The Masonic Roundtable here discuss their personal and Masonic resolutions for the upcoming year:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RShupOdJ9VQ   New Orleans Scottish Rite College is starting a New […]

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Brotherhood of Freemasons - Masonic Brotherhood
07 Jan 2018

Yes, we have a handshake…

We encourage you to read an article written by Mr Patrick Sawer, senior reporter of The Telegraph:   Yes, we have a handshake, but it’s no secret, insist Freemasons They have been portrayed as a sinister secret society, wielding power behind the scenes across politics, business and, in particular, the police. But now … read […]

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2017: 300th anniversary of Freemasonry
07 Jan 2018

2017: 300th anniversary of Freemasonry

2017 marks the official 300th birthday of Freemasonry, celebrating how three hundred years ago, on 24 June 1717, four London Lodges came together to form a Grand Lodge, the first in the world. The Tercentenary had been commemorated with a calendar of high profile events. The celebration highlighted Freemasonry’s position as one of the oldest […]

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Freemasonry: The Secret Tradition
07 Jan 2018

Welcome to FREEMASONRY.network

Welcome to FREEMASONRY.network – web portal giving you access to thousands of masonic links. The creators of FREEMASONRY.network have decided to create a structure aimed at organizing the abundance of online information about Freemasonry. We are going to fish out and present to you most important and verified news at the same time developing a […]

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