Masonic News
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New ’Be A Freemason’ Website Rolled Out  20h27 18 février
Over the last two years, the Scottish Rite Northern Masonic Jurisdiction’s comprehensive Not Just A Man. A Mason. advertising campaign for Craft Freemasonry has been enthusiastically adopted all across the U.S. and elsewhere by grateful grand lodges and individual lodges alike. Not content to...
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Angel Millar’s ’Three Stages of Initiatic Spirituality’ Now Available  02h18 17 février
Students seeking to explore the esoteric symbolism, concepts and philosophy of initiatic traditions like Freemasonry, Order of the Golden Dawn, Rosicrucianism and countless others, take note. Brother Angel Millar has just announced the release of his new book, Three Stages of Initiatic...
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Knights of Columbus Ditch Degrees and ’Secrecy’ for Public Ceremony  18h00 16 février
The BIG problem with our fraternity is our secrecy. And our rituals. Too long, too complicated. If we speed it up, say we combine all three rituals, and do it in a single afternoon as a PUBLIC ceremony so their families could see that we’re not creepy. THAT’S what YOUNG men REALLY want ...
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Memphis Masonic Temple For Sale  20h17 11 février
The Masonic white elephant hunters are at it again.The Daily Memphian in Memphis, Tennessee reports this morning that their downtown DeSoto Masonic Temple is officially up for sale for 2.5 million (the story is hidden behind a paywall), and has been for about a month and a half. From what I’m...
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Jay Hochberg Elected President of the Masonic Society  20h39 09 février
As Masonic Week kicked off on a Thursday night twelve years ago, a half-dozen of the shadowy ’Knights of the North’ of Laudable Pursuit notoriety were hosted at a dinner at historic Gadsby’s Tavern in Old Town by a group from Alexandria-Washington Lodge 22. Nearly everyone in that group was...
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Kamel Oussayef Named 110th Blue Friar  18h22 08 février
The 76th Consistory of the Society of Blue Friars was convened Friday at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, Virginia as part of Masonic Week. The Society of Blue Friars was founded in 1932 for the express purpose of recognizing outstanding Masonic authors throughout the world. At the...
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Detroit Masonic Temple Online Tour  19h11 05 février
If you’ve never had the opportunity to travel to Detroit, Michigan and visit the Detroit Masonic Temple in person, or it’s been a while since you’ve been there, you can now take a very detailed virtual online 3-D tour of its major facilities.Visit the website at www.themasonic.com, click on ...
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Moscow Museum Exhibits Soviet-era Masonic and Esoteric Art Through May  18h30 01 février
The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow just opened a new exhibit of esoteric artwork from the Soviet period between 1905 and 1969. Freemasonry was banned throughout the Soviet Union after the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, and unknown numbers of Masons were imprisoned or murdered over...
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Screen Versions of ’Lost Symbol’ and ’National Treasure 3’ Advancing  23h55 30 janvier
Two high-profile, big money media projects of interest to Freemasons are inching closer to reality - and knowing Hollywood, they are spurring each other on in a race to see who gets in front of audience eyeballs first.First up, NBC has now officially authorized and ordered a pilot film of Langdon,...
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Waco and Dayton Stress Community Roles Of Masonic Temples  04h30 30 janvier
After being on the road for almost two full months we’ve finally made our way home and I’m slowly catching up on some past stories that I missed.The Waco Tribune-Herald highlighted the Grand Lodge of Texas’ impressive headquarters in Waco back on January 11th. Their imposing granite Temple, built...
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Vegans, Vinyl and Masonic Aprons  08h55 25 janvier
The lambskin, or white leather apron, is an emblem of innocence and the badge of a Mason... So goes the Masonic description of the aprons we Freemasons wear in the rituals commonly used throughout North America and most of the world.Like nearly everything else in Freemasonry, the white...
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Help With Route 66 Masonic Sites This Week  04h00 25 janvier
We crossed from Arizona into New Mexico this afternoon on I-40 and the legendary Mother Road of Route 66. We crossed through downtown Santa Rosa, New Mexico late in the day and I spotted Liberty Lodge No. 51’s Masonic hall from the 1940s right on the town square - a location that almost every...
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2020 PSO Conference on Fraternalism, Social Capital, & Civil Society: Washington DC 6 5  01h28 22 janvier
The June 2020 PSO Conference on Fraternalism, Social Capital, and Civil Society will be in Washington, DC at the historic (and recently restored) Quaker Meetinghouse on Florida Avenue NW on Saturday, June 5th.The Policy Studies Organization is the longstanding brainchild of Brother...
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2020 Masonic Society Annual Dinner & Meeting 2 7  10h34 21 janvier
Homer, a man who called himself you-know-who just invited you to a secret wink-wink at the you-know-what. The Officers and the Board of Directorscordially invite you to attendThe 2020 Annual Dinner and MeetingofThe Masonic SocietyAt Masonic Week 2020The Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan...
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If the world thinks you’re dead, beat on the coffin lid  09h34 20 janvier
We’ve turned the Airstream eastward at last and are headed back home from California. By sheer accident, we happened to be passing through the curious little wide spot in the Arizona highway called Quartzsite just in time for what is billed as the largest recreational vehicle event in the world....