March 4, 2018 Clark 1 comment

Today in Masonic History we present Freemasonry: A Journey of One. Freemasonry is a platform of moral teaching and fraternity. “A Journey of One,” may be causing some who read this to say the concept of a single person on a journey conflicts with the fact that Freemasonry is a fraternity. In my opinion it…

February 25, 2018 Clark No comments exist

(Book Review copied from the internet) Last June, I had the rare treat of locking a large group of America’s various grand lodge officers in a room for the Northeast Conference of Grand Masters and browbeating them for 25 minutes or so. They actually took it pretty well, and the North Carolina contingent got so…

February 18, 2018 Clark No comments exist

Written by a 90 year old columnist of the Plain Dealer, a local newspaper of Cleveland, Ohio.    Life isn’t fair, but it’s good. When in doubt, just take the next small step. Life is too short – enjoy it. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick.  Your friends and family…

February 11, 2018 Clark No comments exist

The Secrets Are Within You By W. Bro. Rob Lund For a long time, the public has been told that Freemasonry is a secret organization. This, obviously, is not true. The fact that Masonic Temples are on display to the public, and Lodge websites abound on the Internet, is proof of that. How did this…

February 4, 2018 Clark No comments exist

by Midnight Freemason Guest Contributor WB Robert Jackson   I’ve heard before that our job as Masons is to make more Masons. What does that mean? How do we successfully do that job? In one light, we can think that it’s just the degree work. Open the doors, get them through, either through one day…

January 21, 2018 Clark 1 comment

Ashlars – Rough, Smooth – Story Of A Stone by J. Fairbairn Smith We are pleased to present this paper prepared by the eminent Masonic Scholar, J. Fairbairn Smith, Editor Emeritus of the Detroit Masonic World. Raised as a “Lewis” at the age of 18, in the lodge at Hawick, Scotland, in 1925, Bro. Smith…

January 14, 2018 Clark No comments exist

MASONIC MYTHS AND OUTRIGHT FALSEHOODS By Nelson King, FPS, G.R.C. Masonic myths and outright falsehoods are continually spread concerning Freemasonry. Throughout the centuries Freemasonry has taught its valuable lessons through allegory and symbols. The man from Galilee used parables extensively and well. Many historians and better speakers constantly employ anecdotes to illustrate the points they…

December 31, 2017 Clark No comments exist

Harmony isn’t what is used to be By Bro. David Weinberg “Harmony” or, more often used, “Peace and Harmony,” has become one of the important mantras or memes of North American Freemasonry. Our meetings – stated and called communications – open with some variant of the above statement, and close with some variant of “peace…

December 7, 2017 Clark 1 comment

By W. Bro. Christopher Hodapp author of Freemasons for Dummies   Last summer – the beginning of last summer, as a matter of fact – I stacked a dozen bags of mulch and topsoil next to my garage. Now, I had every intention of spreading that stuff all over my garden. I had big plans,…

December 3, 2017 Clark No comments exist

GRAND HONORS  AN EXPLANATION -RW Bro. Russ Fisher – Beacon #190   The sign we know as “GRAND HONORS” in Alberta actually consists of a combination of four signs originating from four different sources: Ancient and primitive methods of expressing joy and appreciation. Ancient methods of giving or receiving a toast. Medieval heraldry. The working…