What is evil? Evil is division, and Good is unification. This is not at the base physical level but at the level of humanity where the human form is irrelevant – the higher concept that we are a part of a natural world, far more vast than we know. When we divide ourselves from this, we create chaos, ignorance, suffering, and separateness. Freemasonry delves into this moral dilemma, not only in symbol and allegory but also in ritual.
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Perhaps the question is not “Does or Should a Freemason judge another” but “How or What should a Freemason judge?” To cast doubt on someone because they don’t believe or act as you do seems to me to be a false judgement.
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This article discusses the connection between Masonry and Business, particularly with regard to whether a Mason should benefit in Business from his Masonic connections.
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Always vote your conscience. If the right choice does not appear, continue to look for in the search you may find exactly that which you seek.
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This article discusses the subject of the proper balance of Masonry, established when the exoteric and esoteric aspects of the Craft are in harmony.
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Posted on 11 Nov 2018
by Pamela McDown
Freemasons are taught that “the unexamined life is not worth living.” Recently, I was faced with the unexpected death of a dear brother in my Lodge which left me feeling hopeless for a time. And so, the virtue of hope became an object of… Continue Reading “Why Must a Freemason Ever Have Hope?”
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Posted on 22 Jun 2018
The Three Initiates, who authored the book The Kybalion, speak of seven Hermetic principles that guide the Universe. One of those principles is the Law of Polarity. In brief, this law says that qualities such as love and hate, fear and confusion, etc. are truly… Continue Reading “Can You Make the Climb?”
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Posted on 9 Dec 2017
by Pamela McDown
“Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.” I’ve heard this proverb many times over the years. Nobody seems to know who wrote it or what it actually means. Most contrast the joy and beauty of dancing to the brutality and violence… Continue Reading “The Mason’s Sword: Emblem of the Mind”
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