As we progress through the degrees of Freemasonry, we begin to apply a deeper meaning to the reason for the sounds we hear, the lessons we learn. We understand that if the Lodge room is a blueprint of the universe, music is the harmony of that universe, connecting our brains to a larger realm.
IN this series, we seek to uncover the hidden meaning found in the artistic works of numerous Masters, including Michelangelo, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, William Blake, Georges de La Tour, and Raphael. First, by outlining a basic structure for analyzing art through an esoteric lens; thereby, utilizing both observation and intuition, symbolically represented by the concrete and abstract minds.
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!
Freemasonry upholds the virtues of Temperance and Equality; its principles remind us of the inherent Unity of all of Humanity: One Brotherhood of Mankind united under God. The Craft instructs its initiates to avoid extremes by finding a middle path and to practice the Golden Rule with our fellows.
This article explores the ancient history and Masonic symbolism of the Sun, Moon, and Stars.
This article discusses the connection between Masonry and Business, particularly with regard to whether a Mason should benefit in Business from his Masonic connections.
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?
Always vote your conscience. If the right choice does not appear, continue to look for in the search you may find exactly that which you seek.
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?