Tag Archives: Freemasons

Modes of Recognition

Brethren, I hope this finds you all still enjoying this beautiful if not muggy and record breaking hot summer.  It won’t be long now until the cooler weather is returning and with it our Lodge activities for autumn.  Last month I presented an article about the Signs of Recognition which dealt with the subject of […]

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Signs of Recognition

I hope you are all enjoying this hot summer, Brothers.  Cool off for a second and sit down to read a little bit about our signs of recognition.  Now, again this discussion is about the Masonic signs of recognition, which is not to be confused with our modes of recognition, which I will discuss next […]

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The Knights Templar and the History of the Craft

Most historians once agreed that Freemasonry, in its current form, probably developed as an adjunct from medieval stonemasons through the ages leading up to the Operative Stone Masons Guilds.  Just how or when the transition took place from Operative Guild Free-Stone Masonry to Speculative intellectual Freemasonry (using stonemasons tools, clothing and customs as allegorical aids to teach their […]

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Historic Freemasons & Napoleon Hill

I have been reading the classic “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. If anyone is unfamiliar with this book, it is considered one of the first “self-help” books and it concerns itself with the power of belief and positive thought to achieve stated objectives in business and in personal life. It was published in […]

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The Philippines Recognize Freemasonry’s Positive Impact On Davao City.

All too often we hear the negative side and opinions about our fraternity, but that’s definitely not the case across the globe. In the Philippines for example, the Mayor of Davao City has declared November 15th thru 20th “Mason’s Week” in honor of the vibrant, active Masonic community in the city that has had a […]

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The Genesis of Freemasonry – Interview with Dr David Harrison Part …

We delve into the history of the Freemasons with the author of a book based upon histrical records,Dr David Harrison,

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Masonic Times: Dilma Rousseff: Freemasonry or not?

After a presidential election we are always wondering if he (the elected president) is or is not a Freemason ! In Brazil, the greatest Masonic Community in Latin America, with more then 160.000 regular Freemasons, a woman will lead for …

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“Freemasonry and the Fabric of America” by Lee Sherman Dreyfus …

“ Freemasonry and the Fabric of America” by Lee Sherman Dreyfus. By admin, on October 26th, 2010. Video address by Lee Sherman Dreyfus – former Governor of Wisconsin

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The Craft in Jamaica

A Visitor’s View by GM Smith Freemasonry is deeply entrenched in Jamaican society, enjoying support and patronage at every level. A spry 85 year old Jamaican Grand Officer sees his role in life as one of awe; to “advise, warn, encourage.” The ‘ancient’ is Jamaica’s Governor General, His Excellency Sir Howard Cooke. Prominent too among […]

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The Golden Trowel

As a youth I was a member of DeMolay. We would have a dance once a year in the Crystal Ballroom. This was my first experience with the Detroit Masonic Temple. My Dad Advisor, the Master Mason who acted like a chaperon and role model, would take us on tours of the temple. I looked […]

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Baden Powell Says!

Baden Powell Says! ..any fool can smoke but a wise Scout doesn’t. July, 1910 Our object is to get all the boys interested, and every boy started on one or two hobbies, so that he may eventually find that which suits him the best and which may offer him a career for life. April, 1910 […]

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What is Freemasonry?

Without any doubt included in the list of Masons have been people who changed the course of history. However, the organisation they all belonged to remains the least understood organisation among public. It has always perplexed outsiders, and has always been an organisation shrouded in mystery. People lack even the rudimentary knowledge about Masonry, and […]

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How Do I Become a Freemason?

The person who wants to join Freemasonry must be a man, sound in body and mind, who believes in God, is at least the minimum age required by Masonry in his state, and has a good reputation. Those are the only formal requirements.  However there are others that are informal. He should believe in helping […]

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