August 2021 Issue articles

From The Editor

Warm welcome from the Editor

The Royal Arch

In the Royal Arch ceremony, the sojourners are buried with their tools in a vault. The sun, at its highest, provides enlightenment and the principal sojourner is returned to the former companions of his toil to continue producing, distributing and consuming, food, clothing and shelter. If this is informed by natural equality and mutual dependence, …

Masonic Swords

Masonic Miscellanies

What is the 'Mystic Tie'? Clue: it's not an item of neckwear!

Masonic Blogs

We actively seek out other interesting, thought-provoking magazines, websites, blogs, writers, books/products, and other creative endeavours - our mission is the sharing of Masonic knowledge to all Freemasons across the globe. Each month we highlight a different source of that knowledge and give our brethren a well-earned support!

Masonic Pens

The Much-Maligned Dr John Misaubin

The reputation of the Huguenot Freemason, has been buffeted by waves of criticism for the best part of three hundred years.

Freemasonry and Women’s Rights – Part 2

Second part, in the introductory series exploring the history of mixed, Co- and female Freemasonry, and how the fraternity and its members helped progress the emancipation and rights of women.

Masonic Regalia

Sir Robert Moray

A Mother Lodge and a Connection Uncovered, a claim that Sir Robert Moray was the first speculative Freemason to be initiated on English soil.

Rethinking Masonry

Lets help answer a fundamental question, from a confused newly raised brother asking “What does it all mean and where do I go from here?”

Bricks Masons

The Cable-Tow Conjecture

The ‘cable-tow’ or ‘noose’ is used in Craft Masonry as part of the ritual, as are ropes and ties in other degrees - but what does it symbolise?

While it is yet day

Each moment is a gift that you can make the most of. We can all do more; many of us do not live our lives to the full. It is our allotted task to do something with the time we have been given, to make our lives into glorious examples. Learn from the past, create …

Masonic Ties

On Tolerance

Tolerance is understood as respect for the ideas, beliefs, and practices of others when they are different or contrary to one's own

Tubal Cain Masonic Apron NFT

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

Masonic Watches

Ashlar Chippings

Hugh O’Neill's regular chippings whilst smoothing the ashlar: - 1) How to get your Knighthood, 2) The Cowan, 3) Keeping the Tankards topped up! and 4) Installation of a Lodge Master (1723)

The Entered Apprentices Handbook

Chapter 4, The candidate's admission into the lodge, is received on a sharp instrument. This signifies many things, one idea lying within the other.

Masonic Ring

Masonic Podcasts

Our pick of the best Masonic Podcasts

The Five Points of Fellowship

Do you want to discover the originals of the five points of fellowship ?

Masonic Cases

Hogarth’s Harlot Reveals All – Part 6.3

Who are the famous men featured in the scene? Hogarth reveals all!

Officers of the Royal Arch – Scribe Nehemiah

Who is Scribe Nehemiah ? - Inner Peace

Masonic KT Regalia

The Mason: A Discreet Man

In handling an intruder in the lodge, we endeavoured to show that a good Mason should be a gentleman, and a sincere man.

book intro

The Book of Constitutions for the Ancient Grand Lodge or Ahiman Rezon 

Masonic Jewels

‘Song of Songs’ – the Shir HaShirim

Freemason, composer and artistic director Laurențiu Ganea announces the premiere of his long-awaited composition of the 'Song of Songs' - the Shir HaShirim (also known as the 'Song of Solomon').

Lewis Book Reviews

Reviews and new publications from Lewis Masonic

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 – Mastering Masonic Ritual

Mastering Masonic Ritual is focused on preparing for a successful and fulfilling journey around the floor to the Chair.

Book Review – The Rosslyn Hoax

Robert Cooper asks, would you like to know the truth about Rosslyn Chapel ?

SQ Masonic Book Store

Selected Masonic Books available at Amazon

SQ Leadership Book Review

Selected Leadership Books available at Amazon


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

Calvin Klein

Hugo Boss

Tom Ford

SQ Styles

SQ Styles - Masonic apparel made to order

Van Heusen

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