Many a man has reasoned about faith, heaven, infinity, and God until his brain reeled at the impossibility of comprehending the infinite with the finite, and ended by saying in despair: “I cannot believe in God!” Then he has taken his wife or his child in his arms and there found happiness, completely oblivious to the most profound, as the most simple fact of all faiths and all religions; where love is, there is also God!
The Anti-Masonic Party was the first third party in the United States, emerging as a political force in the 1820s following the controversy surrounding the disappearance of William Morgan in New York. The political party and movement strongly opposed Freemasonry as a single-issue party and disappeared after 1838. What impact did the Anti-Masonic Party and movement have on Freemasonry and politics in the United States?
Let’s lift the idea of Freemasonry as being purely masculine, and look the world of Hermetic principles and gender. Where does the Feminine find itself within Freemasonry?
One dark, cold Winter night, in the pine forest near the foothills of the Rockies, a small rabbit runs across a snow-littered meadow. His small feet crunch the rocks as he makes a break for his warren. In the deep silence, a sudden flash… Continue Reading “What Would Your Sentence Be?”
This article discusses the need for quality, not quantity, when it comes to Masonic membership.
Few figures in American history can match Roosevelt’s archetypal status as a hero, adventurer, statesman, and visionary. He was a many things in his life time, including a Freemason and President of the United States. How did Freemasonry shape Brother Theodore Roosevelt ?
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”
This article is the first of a series on Famous Freemasons. To read about more famous Masons, visit Universal Co-Masonry’s collection here. MARK TWAIN Brother Samuel L. Clemens, aka “Mark Twain” [November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910] “He praised his Maker that he was… Continue Reading “Famous Freemasons: Brother Mark Twain”
I grew up listening to the Beatles. John Lennon was one of my favorite musicians. Recently I was listening to his song “Imagine.” As music sometimes does, it triggered a whole chain reaction of questions. What does it mean to imagine, really? How is… Continue Reading “What do Freemasons Imagine?”