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

The Pillars

THE PILLARS taken from Chapters 2 & 3 of The Meaning of Masonry by William W. Wilmshurst In his book Wilmshurst makes the comment that anyone could devote many many papers to a study of the Pillars, however, I found great value in the esoteric explanation he did provide and I will attempt to share my understanding with you. As our Lectures 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

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

A Morning Prayer

Starting off your day,  A Morning Prayer This little gem comes from V.W.Bro.Doug Sowden Past Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of BC&Yukon. A few years ago, my wife gave me a paper with a prayer on it. I’ve kept it pinned to my office notice board, now I’d like to share it with you. You may have seen it before, but I believe the message bears Continue reading

What has Freemasonry to Offer?

What has Freemasonry to Offer the New Member? We have an influx of new members today, and often hear the question, “What has Freemasonry to offer the new member, and will it be able to hold him?” The thought arises that some must feel that Freemasonry is lacking.  The more I have worked in Freemasonry, and studied it, and observed its effect on Continue reading

Good Advice

GOOD ADVICE Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully Marry a person you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversation skills will be as important as any other. Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have and sleep all you want. When you say “I Love You” mean it. When you say “I’m sorry” look the person in the eye. Be Continue reading

Cardinal Virtues & Friendship

Temperance; Fortitude; Prudence & Justice “ Pendent to the corners of the Lodge are four Tassels, meant to remind us of the four cardinal virtues, namely, Temperance; Fortitude; Prudence & Justice, the whole of which, tradition informs us, were constantly practiced by a great number of our ancient Brethren. The distinguishing Continue reading

Serpent Clasp on Aprons

What could be the Significance of the Serpent on the Clasp of many Masonic Aprons? The use of a serpent or snake-like hook to fasten our Masonic Aprons is an intriguing practice. Although the serpent is despised by more people than any other creature on earth, it is one of the oldest, and most venerated, of symbols. Even though the snake or serpent Continue reading