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Upon the Square! (by Bill Hosler)
Bill is a founding member of the Masonic Society. Bill also holds membership in the Dwight L Smith lodge of Research in Indiana and the Texas Lodge of Research.. His writings have been published in the Working tools magazine and is a Regular Contributor for The Midnight Freemasons. (the source: Upon the Square!)
Bill Hosler, PM was raised as a Master Mason in 2002 in Three Rivers Lodge #733 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He served as Worshipful Master of Three Rivers lodge in 2007. In 2006 Bill became a member of the internet committee for The Grand Lodge of Indiana.
Bill is currently a member of Roff Lodge No. 169 in Roff Oklahoma and Lebanon Lodge No. 837 in Frisco, Texas. Bill is also a member of the Valley of Guthrie Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite in Guthrie, Oklahoma. A typical active Freemason, Bill also served as the High Priest of Fort Wayne’s Chapter of the York Rite No. 19 and was commander of of the Fort Wayne Commandery No. 4 of the Knight Templar. During all this he also served as the webmaster, magazine editor and a member of the public relations committee for the Mizpah Shrine in Fort Wayne Indiana.
The author says: “This blog is everything that I wish I had when I first started my journey as a young woman dating a Master Mason. I hope that it may serve to be a guidebook, answer questions that you did not know you had, and inspire you to be involved with Freemasonry alongside your Master Mason.”
Bro. Nick Johnson – A lover of codes, symbols, esoteric craziness, and “secret” stuff, he became interested in Freemasonry and its symbols as a young man. With the help of his grandfather, Bro. Nick joined Corinthian Lodge No. 67 in Farmington, MN in the spring of 2006 and served as Master in 2010. He is also a Past High Priest of Corinthian Chapter No. 33, RAM, Deputy Master of Northfield Council No. 12, R&SM, and Generalissimo of Faribault Commandery No. 8. He’s also involved in AMD, Knight Masons, and the Sovereign College. He lives in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area with his wife and kids, and some cats. (the source: http://www.themasonicroundtable.com/about/)
The Tao of Masonry (by Taozen. Probably the oldest Masonic blog on the internet.)
“The world is vast; why do you don your apron and rise at the rap of a gavel?”
The author states: “I’m just one more person who has decided to take his shameless ego postings to a more public and accessible venue. My original intentions were to create a log of my thoughts and opinions while serving as the Master of my Masonic Lodge in 2006. That was then. Although my year in the East has ended, I’m exercising the ancient prerogatives of the Past Master to rant and complain and to offer up my opinions.”
From Labor to Refreshment… (by Todd E. Creason)
“A little Freemasonry, a little history, a lot of humor, and perhaps a few lessons on life by award winning author and Freemason Todd E. Creason.”
“Todd E. Creason, 33° is the Founder of the MidnightFreemasons blog and is a regular contributor. He is the award winning author of several books and novels, including the Famous American Freemasons series. He is the author of the From Labor to Refreshment blog.
He is the Worshipful Master of Homer Lodge No. 199 and a Past Master of Ogden Lodge No. 754. He is a Past Sovereign Master of the Eastern Illinois Council No. 356 Allied Masonic Degrees. He is a Fellow at the Missouri Lodge of Research. (FMLR) and a charter member of a new Illinois Royal Arch Chapter, Admiration Chapter No. 282.” (the source: From Labor to Refreshment… )
“Look for a new post here at least once a week on topics of interest to Freemasons in general, to Co-Freemasons in particular. This blog is hosted and sponsored by the Honorable Order of Universal Co-Masonry, the American Federation of Human Rights, so expect lots and lots of news from and about that Order.
It is the intent of this blog to share news, articles and other Masonic information that you won’t necessarily find on other U.S.-based Masonic blogs, websites and news outlets. That need has gone unfulfilled way too long. Rectifying that is the most important thing this blog can do, to broaden the amount of Masonic news and information available to rank-and-file Freemasons, regardless of jurisdiction.” (the source: Universal Freemasonry)
The Magpie Mason – This is a popular blog, often updated and cited, bearing many interesting links. Unfortunately, we have been unable to find any information about its authors.
Masonic Traveler – Observations on the esoteric from author Greg Stewart about the fraternity of Freemasonry, its impact on civil society and contributions to the material culture.
“Traveling east in search of that which is lost…beyond the word.”
“Greg is a 3rd degree Master Mason, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and a York Rite R :. A :. M :. and the author of the book Masonic Traveler and the ebook What is Freemasonry?.
A student of the Western Mystery tradition, Gregory B. Stewart, writing under the name Masonic Traveler, has explored the rites of initiation through a variety of initiatory systems with the expressed goal of understanding their deeper meaning. In that process, his exploration has converged with mainstream and esoteric religious traditions, the rituals of church practice and their impact on spiritual development. Now, on the other side of that journey, the focus of his attention is on how those practices relate to the Great Work and where they intersect with the Hermetic tradition.” (the source: Masonic Traveler)
– “A group of Master Masons talk about topics of Masonic interest–each from their own unique perspective.
You’ll find a wide range of subjects including history, trivia, travel, book reviews, great quotes, and hopefully a little humor as well on topics of interest for Freemasons and those interested in the subject of Freemasonry.” (the source: The Midnight Freemasons)
The contributors: RWB Robert Johnson, Todd E. Creason, 33° , WB Gregory J. Knott, Bro. Steve Harrison, 33°, WB Bill Hosler , WB Adam Thayer, WB Darin A. Lahners, Brother Travis Simpkins.
“To preserve the reputation of the fraternity unsullied must be your constant care…”
“Brother Chris Hodapp’s [blog]…is thought provoking and is often the first place on the web where new ideas and matters of interest are posted.” —Jim Tresner, Scottish Rite Journal