This is the first installment in a series exploring the effects of Masonic ritual. Here the author explores the nature of ritual, particularly in relation to Freemasonry.
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When a new brother is in the beginning stages of his masonic journey, he is asked what I believe to be one of the most profound questions of all: “Where were you first prepared to be made a mason?” As those of us in… Continue Reading “Where is a Freemason first prepared? And why?”
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Posted on 16 Mar 2018
by Pamela McDown
From the teachings of Hermes comes the well-known maxim, “as above, so below.” Those four words have become a sacred phrase, an adage of wisdom, an underlying principle, an ancient aphorism, and a mystic saying. The dramatic opening lines of the Emerald Tablet read as follows: … Continue Reading “As Above, So Below: What Does it Mean to a Freemason?”
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