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!
Category: Freemasons, Universal Co-MasonryTags: Albert Einstein, Antients, Atheism, Atheist, Belief, Bible, Book of Constitutions, Constitution, Declaration, Define, Definition, Divinity, Dr. Anderson and the Charges of a Freemason, Fellowcraft, Fraternity, Freemason, Freemasonry, Freemasons, God, Grand Orient de France, Great Architect, Higher Power, Holy Bible, James Anderson, Masonry, Masons, Moderns, Old Charges, Regius Poem, Science, St. John's Day, Stupid Atheist, UGLE, United Grand Lodge of England, Universal Religion, universe
We may be conduits of the Divine, with the goal of It, Divinity or the Universe, becoming manifest in this reality. However, it is not unreasonable to assume that we too are conduits of experience filling the pool of the Universal Mind. And what if, simply, we contribute to the betterment of humanity by the pure act of filling the pool with the best we have to offer?
Category: Freemasons, Universal Co-MasonryTags: Anaxagoras, Being Human, Body, Calling, Challange, Co-Masonry, Conduit, Dharma, Divinity, Ecclesiastes, Freemasonry, Freemasons, God, Humanity, Masonry, mind, Panpsychicm, Perfecting of Humanity, Purpose, The Bible, Universal Consciousness, universe
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”
Category: Freemasons, Universal Co-MasonryTags: A Christmas Carol, Alchemy, Apprentince, balance, Balence, Beauty, Celestial Nature, Ceremony, Chaos, Circle, Co-Freemasonry, Co-Masonry, Co-Masons, Concept, Dickens, Equality, esoteric, Esotericism, Established, Feminine, Five Elements, Force of Creation, Foundations of the Earth, Fraternity, Freemason, Freemasons, gender, Gender Neutral, Gnosticism, God, Hermetic Principle, Hermetic Principle of Gender, Hermetic Principle of Mentalism, hinduism, Humanity, Idea, Kabbalah, King Solomon, Masculine, masculine masonry, Masonic Officers, masonic ritual, Masonry, Masons, Master Workman, Moon, Mountains, Movements, Natural Law, Neophyte, Order, order from chaos, Philosophy, Pillar of Mercy, Pillar of Severity, Ritual, Skies, Spirituality, Springs, Stars, Sun, Symbolism, taoism, The Bible, The Book of Proverbs, The Earth, The Ghost of Christmas Present, The Heavens, The Kybalion, The Mind, The Tao, The Universe, The Vedas, The Will, To Subdue, Truth, Vision, Western Esoteric Tradition, western esotericism, Wisdom, Yang Qi, Yin Qi, yin yang
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?
Category: Freemasons, Universal Co-MasonryTags: Alchemy, Ancient Mysteries, Brotherhood, Brothers, Co-Freemasonry, Co-Mason, Co-Masonry, Equality, Feminine, Fraternity, Freemasonry, Freemasons, God, Humanity, Light, Mason, masonic, Masonry, Masons, Meaning of Masonry, Ritual, Spirituality, Symbolic, Symbolism, Symbols, Symbols of Freemasonry, Tolerance, Truth, Universal Co-Masonry, Wisdom, Women
For every Freemason, the call of unification is strong. It is challenging. It is like breathing new air. It is our purpose to erase the lines that divide – in all things. There is one humanity, one country, one earth, one everything. If it is all made of one Logos, it is one. Single. The sum of all the parts. Solidarity.
Category: Freemasons, Universal Co-MasonryTags: Albert Schweitzer, Ancient Persia, Book of Genesis, Breathe, Brother Rudolf Steiner, Brotherhood, Charity, Civilization, Co-Masonry, Co-Masons, Columns, communication, Discriminate, Divine Love, Divine Will, earth, egregore, Eliphas Levi, equal rights, Equality, Freemasonry, Freemasons, God, Hell, Humanity, Humans, intuition, Life, Logos, Manifestation, Masonry, Masons, Nirvana, North American Culture, Sahidic Coptic, Service, Solidarity, Soul, The Word, Tree of Life, Unity, word
To know Truth, you must unflinchingly examine your beliefs, your opinions, your conception, your prejudices, and your orthodoxies in the clear light of your most exalted self, your highest self.
Category: Freemasons, Universal Co-MasonryTags: Belief, Brotherhood, Climb, Co-Masonry, Co-Masons, Customs, Foundation, Freemasonry, Freemasons, God, Harmony, Jacob's Ladder, Justice, Ladder, Love, Masonry, Masons, Nature, Religion, Service, Tolerance, Truth, Truths, Unity, Unity of all Life
What is the purpose of life, or perhaps beyond life, or existence itself? How one answers this question will depend on one’s beliefs, ranging from nihilism to religious concepts of salvation and the afterlife. In Freemasonry, we don’t impose or require any particular belief… Continue Reading “As Above, So Below: The Soul’s Evolutionary Trajectory Reflected in Freemasonry”
Category: FreemasonsTags: abrahamic religion, afterlife, Co-Mason, co-masonic, Creator, destiny, divine purpose, eastern religion, Enlightenment, Freemason, freemason beliefs, freemasonic, Freemasonry, freemasonry symbolism, God, god's purpose for humanity, heaven and hell, human evolution, Mason, masonic, masonic beliefs, masonic symbolism, Masonry, nature religions, reincarnation, religion and freemasonry, religion and masonry, Teleological, teleology, telos
Posted on 10 Dec 2019
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?”
Category: FreemasonsTags: Abrahamic faiths, authoritarian religion, christian mysticism, Christianity, concept of god, concept of the devil, Devil, devil in religion, esoteric, fall of lucifer, Freemason, freemasonic, Freemasonry, God, god and the devil, god in religion, Islam, jehovah, Judaism, Kabbalah, Lucifer, Mason, masonic, Masonry, monotheism, myth of the devil, mythology, myths and symbolism, occult, Philosophy, questioning religion, Religion, religious beliefs, religious concepts, religious mythology, religious philosophy, Satan, sufi, Symbolism, symbolism of the devil, Truth
Posted on 25 Dec 2018
by Pamela McDown
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?”
Category: Freemasons, Universal Co-MasonryTags: America, Annuit Coeptis Novus Ordo Seclorum, Beautiful, Benjamin Franklin, Brother Albert Pike, Brother Alice Bailey, Brother Foster Bailey, Brotherhood, Brotherhood of Man, Co-Freemasonry, Co-Mason, Co-Masonry, Equality, Fraternity, Freemason, Freemasonry, Freemasons, God, Good, Goodness, Idea, Ideal, Idol, Imagination, Imagine, John Lennon, John O'Donohue, Liberty, Mason, Masonic Philosophy, Masonry, Masons, Morals and Dogma, Strength, The Great Seal, Thomas Jefferson, True, Utopia, Wendy Wright, Wisdom
Poet, politician, and playwright, Victor Marie Hugo [1802 – 1885] believed in the inherit beauty and worth of all mankind. He sought to lift the masses out of the darkness of ignorance and vanquish injustice by promoting the virtues of liberty, equality, and fraternity.… Continue Reading “Was Victor Hugo a Freemason?”
Category: Freemasons, Universal Co-MasonryTags: Charity, Dictionnaire des Franc-Maçons, Equality, Esotericism, France, Fraternity, Freedom of the Press, Freemason, Freemasonry, Freemasons, From Darkness to Light, God, Hubert Lamant, Humanitarian, Humanity, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Illumination, Les Misérables, Liberty, Light, Literature, Martinism, Mason, masonic, Masonic Fraternity, Masonry, Michel Gaudart de Soulages, Operative Masonry, Philosophy, Rosicrucianism, Rosicrucians, Self-governance, Social Justice, Victor Hugo, Writer