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.
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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 we think of the connection between Freemasonry and music, where most people’s minds probably go first is to Mozart, who is the most famous classical composer to be a documented Mason, although some speculate about Beethoven as well. Indeed, Mozart even wrote Masonic… Continue Reading “Why Have So Many Famous Jazz Musicians Been Freemasons?”
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Posted on 4 May 2018
by Pamela McDown
At the end of a recent Scottish Rite workshop, and after one of the most incredible weeks of my life, I felt inspired and nourished with the treasures that only the craft of Freemasonry can offer. I jumped in the car and set off… Continue Reading “Freemasonry: Is Architecture Frozen Music?”
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Posted on 3 Nov 2017
by Pamela McDown
A few years ago, I spent a great deal of time researching Mozart’s life and especially his affiliations with Freemasonry. We know much about Mozart because there are many letters that have been preserved in the archives. As I poured over these amazing documents,… Continue Reading “Mozart: A Freemason Inspired by the Craft”
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