Whither are we Traveling

Whither are we Travelling In 1963 a Past Grand Master of The Grand Lodge of Indiana published a little book titled  "Whither are we Travelling” and somewhere along the line I have obtained a copy. In this book he asks 10 Questions and proceeds to answer them from his perspective. In this issue I am sharing Question #10 with you. Please remember that Continue reading

Wages of a Fellowcraft

For some time I have wondered what is intended by the words of the Senior Warden in the closing of the Lodge (Emulation Ritual) when, being asked by the Worshipful Master as to his place in the Lodge, he responds, (in part) “to close the Lodge, by command of the WM after having seen that every Brother has had his due “ To my mind, I immediately Continue reading

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

Bible Openings

 Bible Openings A Brother recently asked me what were the "Proper" openings when using the Bible as the V.O.S.L I promptly give him my personal opinion, then went to the Bible on our Altar and found it to be different. The shock on my face was evident and made me immediately seek out an answer which could be shared with others in the same Continue reading

Working Tools in MM Degree (Ancient Workings) etc.

THE WORKING TOOLS IN THE MASTER MASON DEGREE (Ancient Workings) “The Working Tools of a Master Mason are all the tools in Masonry indiscriminately but more especially the TROWEL” In beginning, I will first provide you with the definition of the TROWEL as provided in The Lexicon of Freemasonry by Albert G. Mackey.  It is, in part, as follows; “An Continue reading

Secrecy & A Short Talk

Secrecy Secrecy Lexicon of Freemasonry,                    Albert G. Mackey (circa 1908) The objection which has been urged against Freemasonry on the ground of its secret character is scarcely worthy of serious refutation. It has become threadbare, and always has been the objection only of envious and illiberal minds. Indeed, its force is Continue reading

Justice & Deacons Wands

Justice Justice       Freemason’s Guide and Compendium           Bernard E, Jones         Page 290 The balance is the symbol of Justice and impartiality, and the figure too, of man’s merits and demerits, one weighed against the other, and also of the things of the Soul in one pan outweighing all the things of Earth loaded into the other Continue reading

Temperance ; Leadership

 Temperance Temperance As defined in Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, to Moderate ; be moderate Moderation in action, thought and feeling. Habitual moderation in the indulgence of the appetite or passions. Temperance       As dealt with in The Freemason’s Guide and Compendium. Bernard E. Jones. The most important virtues in Freemasonry Continue reading

Prudence & Seven Chains

 PRUDENCE Prudence. As defined in Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, The ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason. Sagacity or shrewdness in the management of affairs. Skill and good judgment in the use of resources. Caution or circumspection as to danger or risk. Prudence. As defined in “Lexicon of Freemasonry” by Continue reading