Month: June 2017

SWEET REASONS WHY WE MEMORIZE AT ALL

Written and Presented by James Musgrave, GLNS   My Brothers, why is the delivery of ritual by memory so important in Freemasonry? Memory work is a key component of everything we do, starting with the ritual we learn as Entered Apprentices.  From that point onward, committing ritual to memory is an integral part of our Read More …

Eight Steps to Excellence: The Observant Lodge

W:. B :. Andrew Hammer, PM Alexandria-Washington Lodge No 22   The growing popularity of the idea of ‘observant’ Masonry has found brethren in all corners of the Craft asking the question of what exactly an observant Lodge is, and how they might go about increasing Masonic observance in their own Lodges. This document offers eight basic measures Read More …

The Cable Tow & Tassels

When a new initiate enters the lodge at his initiation, he has an ancient artifact about him. This artifact that binds him is the cable tow and it binds him to his new life; for his cable tow connects him to the obligation he will take in the ceremony. As long as he never lets Read More …

Learning & Memorizing Ritual

By Wor.Mark Waks <justin@waks.org> Ritualist’s Corner One of the problems that most often plagues Masonry is poor ritual. By this, I don’t just mean getting the words wrong — I mean ritual that is drab and uninspiring, which fails to actually *teach* a candidate. Ritual is often mediocre, and it doesn’t have to be; anyone Read More …