Tag: Christianity

[Part I] A Very Esoteric Christmas – The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn

As Christmas swiftly approaches, parts of the world with Christian roots are becoming enchanted with various traditions centered around the story of Christ’s humble birth, as well as secular and non-Christian related Winter Solstice traditions. Whatever one’s faith or lack thereof, it’s hard to… Continue Reading “[Part I] A Very Esoteric Christmas – The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn”

In the Shadow of Jehovah: Is Religion’s Devil a Reflection of a Limited Concept of God?

As always, this writing does not represent the official views of Universal Co-Masonry, but is simply the reflections of one Co-Mason.  The figure of the Devil is among the most prominent and significant religious figures in the world today, particularly in the Abrahamic family… Continue Reading “In the Shadow of Jehovah: Is Religion’s Devil a Reflection of a Limited Concept of God?”

The Masonic Lesson of Subduing One’s Passions

One of the primary lessons of Freemasonry is to learn to subdue your passions. On the surface, some might think this means to dampen and reduce your emotions – to become a kind of automaton. Quite the opposite is the case, however. As you… Continue Reading “The Masonic Lesson of Subduing One’s Passions”

The Archetypal Lucifer: Bringer of Light, Adversary, Enigma? [Part 2]

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Freemasonry reveres the Light, which illuminates and chases away the darkness of ignorance. As a “bringer of light,” Lucifer can be a touchy subject, particularly in relation to Freemasonry, because Masons have been accused of devil worship by various groups, including conspiracy theorists. What follows… Continue Reading “The Archetypal Lucifer: Bringer of Light, Adversary, Enigma? [Part 2]”

The Archetypal Lucifer: Bringer of Light, Adversary, Enigma? [Part I]

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Freemasonry reveres the Light, which illuminates and chases away the darkness of ignorance. As a “bringer of light,” Lucifer can be a touchy subject, particularly in relation to Freemasonry, because Masons have been erroneously accused of devil worship by various groups including conspiracy theorists. Brothers… Continue Reading “The Archetypal Lucifer: Bringer of Light, Adversary, Enigma? [Part I]”

Is Freemasonry Free from Religious Bias?

If you investigate freemasonry and religion, among the first things you will find are various iterations of the following message: Freemasonry is not a religion, and is not intended to be a replacement for religion. Within the ranks of the brotherhood are many people… Continue Reading “Is Freemasonry Free from Religious Bias?”