May 2021 Issue articles

From The Editor

Warm welcome from the Editor

Lived Respected – Died Regretted

Lived Respected - Died Regretted: a tribute to HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Masonic Swords

Masonic Miscellanies

Memento Mori - a Masonic reminder to make your mark on the world.

Masonic Blogs

Practical Freemasonry - offering 'Accessible Philosophy for Working Class Schlubs'!

Masonic Pens

The Mysterious Walled Garden of Edzell Castle

Explore the mysterious walled garden steeped in Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, and Hermeticism.

The Holy Land and the Holy Sites – Part 3

Third instalment of the four-part series, considers ‘masonic’ aspiration and activity regarding the Holy Land and The Holy Sites

Masonic Regalia

Who are the Order of DeMolay?

Who are the Order of DeMolay? Founded in 1919 and named after the Grand Master of the Knights Templar, this International Order has helped young boys become great men.

The Pigpen Cipher

What is the mysterious pigpen or Masonic cipher that has been used for centuries to hide secrets and rituals?

Bricks Masons

The Great Architect of the Universe

When a candidate for 'Regular' Freemasonry is interviewed, prior to being admitted, he is always asked if he believes in a Supreme Being. Answering the affirmative to this question is essential, if one is to gain access to our Order. Why, then, is it so important for a Freemason to believe in a Supreme Being …

Egyptomania in Australia

A look at the fascination with Egyptomania and Masonic Temples in Australia

Masonic Ties

Mason and President

A Mason betrayed - the tragic story of President Salvador Allende.

UGLE 2020 Annual Report

For the first time in its 300 year history UGLE has published an Annual Review

Masonic Watches

Ashlar Chippings

Hugh O’Neill's regular chippings whilst smoothing the ashlar: - Masonic Symbolism

The Entered Apprentices Handbook

Chapter 1, The opening of the First Degree. An interpretation of the first degree, the meaning of the preparation, symbolism, ritual and signs 

Masonic Ring

Masonic Podcasts

Our pick of the best Masonic Podcasts

Three Grand Pillars

What are the Three Grand Pillars ?, wisdom, strength, and beauty - then later we hear of the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian columns.

Masonic Cases

Hogarth’s Harlot Reveals All – Part 5

In last month’s instalment, our Harlot is found in prison doing forced labour. In this instalment the Harlot dies!

Officers of the Lodge – Worshipful Master

Who is the Worshipful Master being placed in the east? your spirit, the quality of your purpose in life.

Masonic KT Regalia

Freemasonry In The United States during And After The Revolution.

We take a look at Freemasonry in the United States during and after the Revolution first published in The Freemason's Chronicle - February 6, 1875.

book intro

The Discrepancies of Freemasonry - Written almost 150 years ago, this book contains wisdom still relevant today.

Masonic Jewels

Lewis Masonic Book Store

Reviews and new publications from Lewis Masonic Book Store

Book Review – Bohemian Masonic Glass

A completely unique narrative publication mapping the phenomenon of glass production for the needs of Masonic lodges.

Book Review – Soldier and Mason

Soldier and Mason: The Life of Charles Warren Napier-Clavering

SQ Masonic Book Store

Selected Masonic Books available at Amazon

SQ Leadership Book Store

Selected Books on Leadership available at Amazon

Calvin Klein


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

Tom Ford

SQ Styles

Masonic apparel made to order

Van Heusen

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