Selected aphorisms from “The Book of the Lodge” by George Oliver (1782-1867)
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?
This article explores the relationship between the purpose and teachings of Freemasonry and the works of William Shakespeare.
This article discusses the subject of the proper balance of Masonry, established when the exoteric and esoteric aspects of the Craft are in harmony.
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?”
“There is nothing so indestructible as a symbol, but nothing is capable of so many interpretations.” – Count Goblet d’Alviella What does a symbol have to do with you or me? Well, it’s possible that it doesn’t have anything to do with us. On… Continue Reading “The Sun as a Symbol in Freemasonry: What is it trying to tell us?”
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”