Tag: Gnosticism

The Masculine of Freemasonry

IF someone had asked me 30 years ago if Freemasonry was masculine, I would have said: “Is there anything else?” I’m speaking of course about the mainstream idea, over the past three hundred years or so, that all Freemasons must be masculine. I was… Continue Reading “The Masculine of Freemasonry”

Masonic Mottoes: Deus Meumque Jus

Freemasonry has various mottoes, which represent the principles of our great tradition. Among these is Deus Meumque Jus, which often appears prominently on Masonic Regalia, most notably that of the 32nd and 33rd degrees. A phrase being featured so prominently on Regalia for the… Continue Reading “Masonic Mottoes: Deus Meumque Jus”

The Serpent in Myth, Antiquity, and Freemasonry

The serpent is one of mankind’s most significant symbols, showing up prominently our myths, stories, and dreams. What is it about the slithering snake which speaks to us on such a deep level, that resonates with some archetypal force in our inner depths? Furthermore,… Continue Reading “The Serpent in Myth, Antiquity, and Freemasonry”

Behind the Widow’s Son: A Deeper Dive into the Enigmatic Mythology

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I recently covered the topic of the Widow’s Son in Freemasonry, and several avenues of interpretation and investigation about this concept, ranging from biblical genealogy to archetypal mythology. Now, I would like to take you along for a deeper dive into the topic of… Continue Reading “Behind the Widow’s Son: A Deeper Dive into the Enigmatic Mythology”

Masonic Ritual: Living Myth, Ritual Magic, or Both?

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When participating in Masonic Ritual, it’s clear that there is a mysterious significance to every aspect of the heavily structured procedure. Like clockwork, all is orderly, and layered with symbolic meaning. As we become more and more aware of the meanings of the various… Continue Reading “Masonic Ritual: Living Myth, Ritual Magic, or Both?”

The Elements: What Are Their Significance for Freemasonry? [Part 2]

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In our previous discussion in Part 1, we began an examination of the elements as symbols, and we will continue with that here. We covered the first two elements, Earth and Water, and discussed their essential qualities, and symbolic correlates in mind or consciousness.… Continue Reading “The Elements: What Are Their Significance for Freemasonry? [Part 2]”

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?”

The Freemason’s Words: Can the Secrets be Googled?

In a discussion with a few masonic friends recently, someone asked the question:  Why are oral traditions fading away? One could dispute the premise. Still, I think the brother was onto something.  Are oral traditions still relevant? Are they slowly being replaced with technology?… Continue Reading “The Freemason’s Words: Can the Secrets be Googled?”