WOR. Bro. David Lettelier was a life-long Mason. Born March 21st, 1959, his was a life spent in service to the expansion of the Craft he loved so dearly. A Past Master of Northside Lodge No. 283, in St. Petersburg, Florida and member of numerous appendant bodies, Bro. David lived and breathed for Freemasonry.
What does one mean when they say, “we or he is attempting to reform the gods?”
To reform something is to take it apart, piece by piece, and use the material to create some new form, some new “thing” that is ostensibly better than the old “thing.” To reform the gods, in the simplest of terms, is to take what we know of our gods and create something new from their forms, from their essence.
Robert Kennedy once stated, “Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence, but it is the one essential quality to change the world.” We, as Freemasons, know something about changing the world, but how serious are we about completing the work… Continue Reading “A United Endeavor: Universal Co-Masonry’s Five-Year Plan”
H.P. Lovecraft and Freemasonry. Yes, I’m going there. A long-serving Brother in Universal Co-Masonry has been known to observe that the stars are always where they are but can be seen only against the dark night sky; and he points out that all light is… Continue Reading “Lovecraft: A Dark Place to Find Light”
A call to greater service is part of the vision for the next five years detailed during the Honorable Order of Universal Co-Masonry’s Annual Summer Workshop at its headquarters in Larkspur, Colorado earlier this month. The annual address by the Order’s Most Sovereign Grand… Continue Reading “Ask Not What Masonry Can Do For You: Universal Co-Masonry’s Call for Greater Service”
There’s been a roiling controversy in Freemasonry for almost a year but unless you’re a Masonic scholar, you may not know about it. It has to do with the year in which modern Freemasonry, “the revival,” began. Traditionally, that watershed year has been 1717… Continue Reading “Do you think Freemasonry started in 1717? Think again.”
More international Masonic conferences should start with a round table of the world’s best and brightest scholars of the craft talking. Just talking. Shop, mostly. Which is how the World Conference on Fraternalism, Freemasonry, and History at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France kicked off in… Continue Reading “2017 World Conference on Fraternalism, Freemasonry, and History (WCFFH)”
If the traveling Craftsman with an eye toward making an advancement in Masonic Knowledge was spoiled for choice with multiple conferences this past spring, another is coming in August. The third Summer International Masonic Workshop, scheduled from the 23rd to the 27th of August… Continue Reading “August in Athens: Summer International Masonic Workshop in Greece”