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?
By Bro… W. J. Chetwode Crawley The most ornamental, not to say the most ostentatious feature of the Insignia of the Supreme Council, 33° of the Ancient and Accepted [Scottish] Rite, is the double-headed eagle, surmounted by an Imperial Crown. This device seems to… Continue Reading “The Two-Headed Eagle of The Ancient and Accepted Rite”
This is Part II of a two part series, “Colors in Freemasonry.” Part I can be found here. Freemasonry is a system of age-old knowledge handed down primarily through the language of symbolism, and a part of the vocabulary of symbolism that is most… Continue Reading “Colors In Freemasonry: Part II”
Symbols can often have double or multiple interpretations, ranging from the obvious exoteric meanings to the more esoteric ideas understood by a few. Somewhere in the middle of these two extremes can be found the hidden knowledge. Symbols conceal as much, or more, than… Continue Reading “The Symbolism of the Cube: Why is it both Qabalistic and Masonic?”
When I joined Freemasonry, I realized the ceremonies were full of symbols meant to allude to greater meanings. One of the items that caught my attention during my initiation was the tracing board or picture in the Lodge room which displays the symbols for the… Continue Reading “The Tracing Boards of John Harris: A Masonic Legacy”
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”