November 2020 Issue articles

From The Editor

Warm welcome from the Editor

Masonic News

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

A 1657 Masonic? Bookplate

What makes this interesting is its date: 1657, and the fact that the possessor of the book presents himself as a ‘Free Mason’.

Masonic Ties

Masonic Miscellanies – What is a ‘Lewis’?

The English word 'Lewis' is a term belonging to operative Masonry, and signifies an iron cramp, which is inserted in a cavity prepared for the purpose in a large stone. - The Builder - November 1922

Masonic Blogs – Masonry Today

Do you know what happened in history and how it relates to Freemasonry, the oldest fraternity? If you love to know what happened, about the people involved, and where in Masonic history, then this blog is for you!

Masonic Regalia

Science & Citizenship – P2

Towards a 21st Century Masonic Mindset: Part 2: ‘Freemasonries’ and Religiosity.

Seven Liberal Arts

The Seven Liberal Arts - why 'seven', why 'liberal', why 'arts'?

Masonic Pens

Critical Thinking

How the Trivium is applied to Critical Thinking - {who, what, where, when} - {how} - {why}

‘Brother’ among Freemasons is more than a name

Are we to be forever crushed by evil and allow it to distort our lives ? Or maybe we can learn a lesson of understanding, tolerance and reconciliation.

Bricks Masons

Masonic Research in England c1930

An article which appeared in an American Masonic magazine, c1930 and which was reproduced in England, provoking a little controversy.

Sankey Lectures 2012

The Heart of Masonry: Upstate New York and the New Nation, 1776-1826.

Masonic Swords

Q∴H∴ Jaime Galté Carré

Jaime Galté had the gift of mediumship, which he always generously put at the service of his brothers.

Masonic Watches

Ashlar Chippings

Hugh O’Neill's regular chippings whilst smoothing the ashlar: - 1) That ‘H’ word what does it mean?, 2) Lesser Lights - what are they?, 3) The darkness comprehended it not!, 4) Interpretations of Symbols and 5) Tailpiece

Kipling’s War

Kipling’s critics are quick to include him as one of the ‘fathers’ who ‘lied’ – echoing his short poem ‘Common Form’ – ‘If any question why we died, Tell them, because our fathers lied’.

Masonic Jewels

Masonic Podcasts

Our pick of the best Masonic Podcasts

The Winding Stairs

Like so much else in Freemasonry the Middle Chamber is wholly symbolic.

Masonic Cases

Forget Me Not

The Forget-Me-Not and the Poppy - two symbols to remind us to 'never forget' those who died during the two World Wars.

How to Avoid Confrontation

How can we use masonic leadership skills to avoid confrontational situations?

Masonic Ring

Ten Basic Rules For Better Living

Ten Basic Rules For Better Living by Manly P Hall

The Higher Degrees’ Handbook

Brief historical overview; Extract from The Higher Degrees ' Handbook by JSM Ward

Masonic KT Regalia

Meet The Author

This month in 'Meet the Author' we look at the life and work of Carl H. Claudy, a prolific Masonic author who believed that Masonic education is the foundation for the Fraternity.

Lewis Masonic Book Reviews

Book Reviews and new publications from Lewis Masonic

Book Review

During the latter part of the twentieth century, the Press and Freemasonry had a tense relationship.

Book Review

Sir Charles Warren is most likely remembered for his role as the Metropolitan Police Commissioner who failed to catch 'Jack the Ripper' - but there is far more to the man and his distinguished career than is readily found in the history books.

SQ Masonic Book Store

Selected Masonic Books available at Amazon

SQ Leadership & Personal Development Books

Selected Books on Leadership and Personal Development available at Amazon

Calvin Klein


Van Heusen

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

Tom Ford

SQ Styles

Masonic Apparel Made to Order

Tommy Hilfiger

Hugo Boss

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