Having worked on the previous incarnation of The Square for two years, I am delighted to have been asked to continue as Editor of this new and exciting format.

The Square, when published by Ian Allan Publishing/Lewis Masonic, had always been the foremost independent magazine for Freemasons worldwide, offering a variety of interesting and thought-provoking articles.

This new version, however, will go even further – not only is it in a free-access, online and easy to read format, it will also embrace all forms of Freemasonry across the globe.

As you will have read in the Publisher’s Introduction, it will feature Regular, Liberal and Independent Freemasonry.

This allows for a far more global reach – and spread – of interesting, useful and inclusive information and Masonic knowledge.

As an author and former publishing professional, I was initially sad to see the demise of a print publication but an ever-changing Masonic demograph and the way we now access information online, it was an inevitable part of modern life.

However, having seen the passion and vision of the new publisher, I am convinced it is a great move.

By making the magazine free-to-access and easily read on all platforms, it allows for a far greater breadth of material, and crucially, stimulate reader interaction and debate.

I hope you enjoy the new version of The Square Magazine – may it add value to your daily advancement in Masonic knowledge.

All the best


Philippa Lee



Article by: Philippa Lee. Editor

Philippa Lee (writes as Philippa Faulks) is the author of eight books, an editor and researcher.

Philippa was initiated into the Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons (HFAF) in 2014.

Her specialism is ancient Egypt, Freemasonry, comparative religions and social history. She has several books in progress on the subject of ancient and modern Egypt.  Selection of Books Online at Amazon

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