Tag: History

Effects of Anti-Masonry on the Fraternity

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?

Burns’ Farewell to Masons

What impact did the poet, Bro. Robert Burns, have on Freemasonry?

How did Freemasonry shape President Theodore Roosevelt?

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 ?

[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”

Baseball: America’s Esoteric Pastime?

masonic baseball

It’s difficult to deny America’s status as a state profoundly influenced by esotericism, and specifically Masonry, from it’s very inception. From the number of influential Masons in American history, to the Masonic design of Washington D.C. and many other capital monuments of individual states,… Continue Reading “Baseball: America’s Esoteric Pastime?”

Famous Freemasons: Brother Mark Twain

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”

Crossing the Language Barrier to Make that Daily Progress in Freemasonry

When I was a very new Freemason, I unintentionally allowed the language barrier to create errors in two of my early papers. In one paper, I referred to the “broached thurnel” as “Freemasonry’s lost immovable jewel.” In the other paper, I referred to the… Continue Reading “Crossing the Language Barrier to Make that Daily Progress in Freemasonry”