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From The Editor

Warm welcome from the Editor

Masonic News

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

Mason’s Marks – from Egypt to Europe?

Mason's marks have long been a source of intrigue, not only to Freemasons but to historians and archaeologists. The use of simple pictograms or symbols have been employed for millennia by artisans across the globe to identify their work. But where did they originate and why?

Masonic Watches

Masonic Miscellanies – what are the ‘three dots’?

Three dots or points in an upright triangular shape ∴ is most commonly known as the 'therefore' sign – so why is it used in Freemasonry?

8 Schools of Freemasonry – Philosophy P2

Following on from Part 1 of The Eight Schools of Freemasonry which discussed William Preston's School of Masonic Education, we explore the Philosophical School of Karl Christian Friedrich Krause.

Masonic Pens

What is an Egregore?

In connection with recent article about Freemasonry in the metaverse, we look at how an Egregore applies to Freemasonry in a digital world

Due or Ample Form?

Due or Ample Form? What is ‘Ample’ form, when in lodges the term ‘Due’ form is used? Paul Gardner explains all.

Masonic Swords

George Blackie – The History of the Knights Templar P.1

First part in the serialisation of George Blackie's History of the Knights Templar and the Sublime Teachings of the Order – by Kenneth Jack

The Builders – 8  Accepted Masons

Chapter 8. Accepted Masons - an examination into the history of accepted masons, and why did soldiers, scholars, antiquarians, clergymen, lawyers, and even the nobility ask to be accepted as members of the order of Free-masons? By Joseph Fort Newton

Bricks Masons

Who are the CMI ?

The Confederación Masónica Interamericana (CMI) was founded in 1947, is a non-profit organization that groups together 92 Great Masonic Powers, admitted as members and distributed in 26 countries in South, Central, North, Caribbean and Europe.

A Journey in Stone – Extracts of Wisdom p.5

More extracts of wisdom from Craig Weightman's book 'A Journey in Stone' – this month, we explore the Working Tools of the Second Degree.

Masonic Regalia

The Edinburgh Register House Manuscript (1696)

At the time the manuscript was written in Edinburgh, Scotland was the home to various lodges, including those of the operative Masons of Edinburgh, it provides an interesting Masonic Catechism with questions and answers, a genuine ritual of admission.

To be a Better Citizen of the World; Step 3

A value proposition for Pure Ancient Masonry as defined in terms of Citizenship;  the allegories, symbolism and lessons are a blueprint for all Freemasons to be a better citizen of the world. 

Masonic Ties

Ashlar Chippings

Hugh O’Neill's regular chippings whilst smoothing the ashlar: - 1) Track and Trace - nailed it! 2) Trouble at t’mill 3) The ‘Official’ Visit and 4) Whence the penalty?

The Fellowcraft’s Handbook

Chapter 6 - Closing Second Degree Ceremony; a brief explanation of the teaching of the second degree as contained in the symbols in the closing part of the ceremony by J.S.M Ward

Masonic Ring

Masonic Podcasts

Our pick of the best Masonic Podcasts

Old Tiler Talks – The Ideal Mason

"What's your ideal of Freemasonry?" asked the Younger Mason - A short anecdotal story told in the setting of a new member asking an old tiler for his opinion on various masonic topics by Carl Claudy

Masonic Cases

Wayne’s ‘Masonic’ World

Wayne's articles are written to appeal to newer members into the lodge. - Freemasonry is a marathon not a sprint – make your years within the Craft truly count.

Commentary on the Second Degree Charge

In the second degree we learn about being an educated man. Skilful, not only in the Craft itself but also how to communicate and manage others. This Commentary looks at the second degree charge in detail.

Masonic Jewels

Masonic Energy

Is there reason in the accusation that Masonic energy looks only to a course of good feeds, and the more the jollier, when we can point to such grand results as have been achieved in these latter years, both in respect of the extension of our Order, and of the greater amount of good we …

Digital Freemasonry NFT Marketplace

Digitalfreemasonry.com has launched the Official Digital Freemasonry NFT Marketplace. Digital Freemasonry is not an organization, it is a new form of Freemasonry, transformed from Speculative Freemasons – which evolved from Operative guilds.

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

Aether Lodge

The vision is to satirize the many existing myths and preconceptions about Freemasonry by building a united community around an engaging story with multiple benefits. Aether Lodge (AL) consists of 9990 Masonic-themed NFTs divided into multiple collections.

On the Antiquity of Masonic Symbolism

Is the Symbolism of Masonry an inheritance derived from the old Masons who flourished before the era of the Grand Lodges (1717); or has it been borrowed from the Rosicrucians or others, after 1717?

Masonic KT Regalia

Mike’s Masonic Walks and Talks

Mike Neville offers walks and talks primarily around London, based on his vast knowledge of the area and his specialist subjects, which cover all aspects of Masonic history. As a retired Scotland Yard Detective Chief Inspector, Mike has a unique insight into the more shady side of 'Crime and the Craft'.

Lewis Masonic Books

Reviews and new publications from Lewis Masonic

Book Review – The Freemasons Stopped in the Middle of the Ford

This book tries to approach Freemasonry from different sides; not so much to explain how he understands it as to encourage the reader to seek his own answers – on its methods, its organization, and its meaning. The book gives examples of different ways of practicing Freemasonry to broaden the horizon of Masons. Diversity inspires. …

Book Review – Alternative Masonic Addresses For The Craft Degrees

Do you get asked to give an address at your lodge ? Are you looking for an alternative address ? Then take a look at this collection of alternative masonic addresses for the craft degrees prepared by Lewis Masonic

SQ Masonic Book Store

Selected Masonic Books available at Amazon

SQ Leadership Books

Selected Books on Leadership and Personal Development available at Amazon

Calvin Klein

Clarks

Tommy Hilfiger

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

Hugo Boss

SQ Styles

Masonic Apparel made to order

Tom Ford

Van Heusen

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Final note from the publisher and your feedback ....

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