Tag: Truth

Masonic Ritual: The Foundation [Part II]

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. 

The Effect of Masonic Ritual [Part I]

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. 

Am I my Brother’s Keeper? – A Masonic Interpretation

In Freemasonry, the term “brother” is used to demonstrate a closeness of relationship that is not necessarily based on blood ties. It is formed from a common bond, shared obligations and experiences. In addition, being a child of the Divine Father (or Great Architect)… Continue Reading “Am I my Brother’s Keeper? – A Masonic Interpretation”

Is Freemasonry a Time Capsule?

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Freemasonry can be and is many things to many people. Some see it as a conspiracy to take over the world; others, an ancient method to guide and improve humanity; yet others still, an old boys club with funny rituals and charitable activities. Following… Continue Reading “Is Freemasonry a Time Capsule?”

Masonic Ritual: Living Myth, Ritual Magic, or Both?

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When participating in Masonic Ritual, it’s clear that there is a mysterious significance to every aspect of the heavily structured procedure. Like clockwork, all is orderly, and layered with symbolic meaning. As we become more and more aware of the meanings of the various… Continue Reading “Masonic Ritual: Living Myth, Ritual Magic, or Both?”

The Elements: What Are Their Significance for Freemasonry? [Part 2]

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In our previous discussion in Part 1, we began an examination of the elements as symbols, and we will continue with that here. We covered the first two elements, Earth and Water, and discussed their essential qualities, and symbolic correlates in mind or consciousness.… Continue Reading “The Elements: What Are Their Significance for Freemasonry? [Part 2]”

Freemasonry and Civil Discourse in the Digital Age

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”

What Can The Egyptian Book of the Dead Teach Us About The Masonic Life?

While having a guidebook to read to a dying person to lead them through the afterlife is an interesting concept in itself, what may be more profound is to examine the book and what it might tell us about life, and perhaps even the masonic life.

The Mystery: Why Does It Matter?

I care about the mystery because the mystery is the ultimate context of my existence, and context is absolutely everything; the context of a thing defines that thing, and gives it meaning.

Service: Why Do We Help?

If you were to ask five different people of five different belief systems why it’s important to serve others, you’d probably get five somewhat different answers. For instance, a Hindu might say that it will accrue positive karma, a Christian that it’s to spread… Continue Reading “Service: Why Do We Help?”