Symbolism of the First Degree & a Poem

Symbolism of the First Degree Being a reprint from “The Builder” The Official Journal of the National Masonic Research Society, Anamosa, Iowa.            (circa 1915) In searching through my Masonic Education Library, I uncovered the attached lecture and was impressed by the fact that the writer’s comments are as valid today as in 1915.  I do trust Continue reading


Footprints One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with God. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonged to him, and the other to God. When the last scene in his life has flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He Continue reading

Love thy Neighbour & Thyself

Love thy Neighbour and Thyself This paper has been created by me for presentation to a Masonic audience as and when the opportunity might  arise. For some time I have thought upon the commandment given by Jesus and recorded in the New Testament (John 13.34) which states “A new commandment I give you, Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must 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