Posted on 4 Feb 2021
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.
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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?
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Harmony, to this Freemason, is a shining goal, where the spirit of cooperation and unity produce amazing results in our rituals and in our lives.
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To know Truth, you must unflinchingly examine your beliefs, your opinions, your conception, your prejudices, and your orthodoxies in the clear light of your most exalted self, your highest self.
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Posted on 9 Dec 2018
There are two groups in Freemasonry, the so-called “Esoterics” and “Non-Esoterics,” who too often do not get along. They should. After all, they need each other. This, to my mind, is best illustrated by an image I have observed floating around the Internet for a… Continue Reading “Finding the Middle Path: Esoteric and Non-Esoteric Freemasonry”
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Posted on 31 Aug 2018
As Freemasons, the concept of the Word is very important to us, both in ritual, as well as in daily life. The Word represents the medium through which truth is transmitted, it’s how we express ourselves, and ultimately is the essence of the creative… Continue Reading “Freemasonry and Civil Discourse in the Digital Age”
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Whether the subject of heart is mulled over by the philosopher or analyzed by the scientist, one thing is for certain — the heart is one of life’s most important mysteries. Freemasonry reflects this idea, when it instructs that every mason is made ready… Continue Reading “Brotherly Love: The Heart of a Mason’s Work”
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