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January 2022 Issue articles

From The Editor

Warm welcome from the Editor

Masonic News

Masonic News Headlines from around the globe 24h / 7d

The Builders’ Rites

The cornerstone (also ‘foundation’ or ‘setting’ stone) is the first stone to be set in the construction of the foundations of a building; every other stone is set in reference to this.

Masonic Regalia

Masonic Miscellanies

A satirical book from 1851 includes a bizarre caricature of a 'Masonic Terrapin' - all I can say is 'read on'…

Masonic Blogs

Did you know that there is an Association just for Masonic Magicians? The Invisible Lodge The Honorary Association of Masonic Magicians at Work Under the Jurisdiction of the Known and Unknown World.

Masonic Watches

Pure Ancient Masonry

Gerald Reilly begins a new thought-provoking series on 'conjoined' Masonry and 'the soul of the body Masonic'. The four-part series will consider the defining characteristics, lessons and benefits of Three Degrees, the Order of the Royal Arch and when conjoined, Pure Ancient Masonry.

The Pieces of Architecture and the Origin of Masonic Study

Discover the journey of the Apprentice – from Operative to Speculative. This journey has been carried out since the times of operative Freemasonry but today the initiate works in the construction of his inner temple.

Masonic Ties

A Tribute to Scotland’s Bard

With Burns' Night approaching, we pay tribute to Scotland's most famous Bard – The William Robertson Smith Collection

The Builders – 3: The Drama of Faith

3. The Drama of Faith - Explore an outstanding classic in Masonic literature - an exposition of the early history and symbolism of Freemasonry – from the foundations upwards.

Bricks Masons

when hate goes too far

Auschwitz concentration camp: video image article taken in January 2013

A Journey in Stone – Extracts of Wisdom p.1

For those who have enjoyed Craig Weightman's thought-provoking and inspiring monthly features, this book collates his collective wisdom and philosophy, taking you on a fascinating 'journey in stone'.

Masonic Swords

Carta Di Bologna

The Bologna Statutes or Carta Di Bologna 1248 - Masonic document of Operative Masonry, the oldest one found to date.

Masonic Pens

Ashlar Chippings

Hugh O’Neill's regular chippings whilst smoothing the ashlar: - 1) Some words and phrases and 2) Rudyard Kipling

The Fellowcraft’s Handbook

Chapter 1 - Preparation, past word and opening ceremony - The questions which are put to the candidate are really a test of the lectures, which today, unfortunately, are hardly ever given in open Lodge.

Masonic Jewels

Masonic Podcasts

Our pick of the best Masonic Podcasts

Old Tiler Talks – A Masonic Speech

I can tell you the essence of appeal. It is drama. If you want your hearers to hang on your words, dramatize your subject

Masonic Cases

VGLvD

An introduction to VEREINIGTE GROSSLOGEN von Deutschland / UNITED GRAND LODGES of Germany

Perambulations

When we look at the ritual book the deacons are told to ‘perambulate’ with the candidate. So what does this really mean?

Masonic KT Regalia

Types of Masonic Character

Another example that demonstrates that nothing really changes in Freemasonry. In an article the Types of Masonic Character published 145 years ago in The Freemason's Chronicle 10th April, 1875

book intro – Cagliostro: the splendour and misery of a master of magic

Preface to the book by William Rutherford Hayes; Cagliostro: the splendour and misery of a master of magic.

Making a Mason in Prison

Making a Mason in Prison: the John Wilkes’ exception?

Masonic Ring

Lewis Masonic Books

Reviews and new publications from Lewis Masonic Books

Tubal Cain Masonic Aprons

Tubal Cain Masonic Apron NFTs are a collection of 1,000 unique digital designed Masonic collectable aprons, available as real collectable aprons

Book Review – Three Stages of Initiatic Spirituality

Angel Millar is a well-known lecturer on Freemasonry, initiation, and esotericism as well as an artist and student of the martial arts. The author of several books.

Book Review – Meditations of a Flawed Ashlar

Many readers will probably be familiar with Bill Hosler – he is a much-respected and veteran American Freemason and a regular contributor to the Midnight Freemasons blog.

Book Review – The Masonry of the «Moderns»: History and Rituality

The Masonic ritual world dates back to the 18th century, both from England and from France, which is still our most valuable reference. 

SQ Masonic Book Store

Selected Masonic Books available at Amazon

SQ Leadership Books

Selected Books on Leadership and Personal Development available at Amazon

Van Heusen

Tommy Hilfiger

Hugo Boss

SQ Style – Man

Stand out from the crowd with SQ’s Masonic essentials

SQ Style – Feminine

Stand out from the crowd with SQ’s Masonic essentials

Calvin Klein

Clarks

Tom Ford

SQ Styles

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