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…

November 26, 2017 Clark No comments exist

Why is Freemasonry so Secret in Britain?  By Mike Martin, July 2001.   “So why do you belong to that secret society?” is a question I get asked once in a while. When I reply “which “secret society” is that then?” You get the “you know, the Masons” accompanied by twitching and “over the shoulder”…

November 12, 2017 Clark No comments exist

Masculinity as Craft by Wor. Bro. David L. Riley This article was originally created for Amicable Lodge in Cambridge, Massachusetts. January 25, 2017       “A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” ― Gloria Steinem   It is common for Freemasons to be asked why the Craft…

November 2, 2017 Clark No comments exist

by Midnight Freemasons Founder Todd E. Creason, 33° (image link) The Illustrious Brother Ernest Borgnine, 33° and Frank Sinatra fight in “From Here To Eternity” (1953) We’ve all seen that scene in a movie. Some army sergeant challenges his superior officer by saying “if you weren’t wearing that hat, I’d teach you a lesson.” Of…

October 11, 2017 Clark No comments exist

The Trowel – a Lost Symbol? – W Bro Steve Lourey   The trowel is a beautiful Masonic symbol which seems to be somewhat lost in English Freemasonry. We read in the Book of Amos, “Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in…

UP!

October 2, 2017 Clark No comments exist

A reminder that one word in the English language that can be a noun, verb, adjective, adverb and preposition.         UP                          This two-letter word  in English has more meanings than any other  two-letter word, and that word is ‘UP.’  It is listed in  the dictionary as an [adv.], [prep.], [adj.], [n]  or [v].       …