The Twelve Days of Christmas & Attitudes

The Christmas Carol  known as “The Twelve Days of Christmas” History informs us that from 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly and had to resort to discrete forms of communication. It is believed that this particular Carol, fell into this category and was written anonymously for the purpose of Continue reading

Symbolism in the Three Degrees

Yesterday I was, once again, wondering what could be shared with you all in the Sept. issue and again my answer came in the form of a Lecture that was being shared with me. As you may know by now I am not one to believe in coincidence, I merely close my eyes and say “Thank You”. The result is the following amended extract taken from “The Collected Continue reading

Esoetric Masonry

ESOTERIC MASONRY Taken from Chapters 2&3 of “ The Meaning of Masonry” by W.L.Wilmshurst To begin, may I first deal with two definitions that of “Esoteric” and “Temple” hopefully thus eliminating any possible confusion in the interpretation of this paper. My source is Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary and the definitions are as Continue reading

Eagles Wings

Eagles Wings Storms Bring out the Eagles BUT the Little Birds Take Cover. From “Loving Thoughts” By Helen Steiner Rice When the “storms of life” gather darkly ahead, I think of these wonderful words I once read And I say to myself as “threatening clouds” hover Don’t “fold up your wings” and “run for cover” But like the Eagle “ spread Continue reading

What it Means to be a Brother & What is Masonry

My Brother I sought my soul,  But my soul I could not see. I sought my God,  But God eluded me. I sought my Brother, And I found all three. What it Means to be a Brother My Brother, Masonry means more Than just to wear a pin, Or carrying a dues receipt So the Lodge will let you in. You wear an emblem on your coat And on your hand a Continue reading