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November 2021 Issue articles

From The Editor

Warm welcome from the Editor

Masonic News

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

Who were the Élus Coëns

Who were the mysterious 18th century Élus Coëns – a.k.a The Order of Knight-Masons Elect Priests of the Universe – and why did they influence so many other esoteric and para-Masonic Orders?

Masonic Swords

Masonic Miscellanies

Freemasonry & Bees - what's the buzz? The bee was among the Egyptians the symbol of an obedient people, because, says Horapollo, of all insects, the bee alone had a king.

Masonic Blogs

www.1723constitutions.com masonic blog marks the tercentenary of the publication in London of The Constitutions of the Freemasons – the ‘1723 Constitutions’ – a book whose Enlightenment principles provide the philosophical foundations of Modern Freemasonry and the structure for many civil societies. Many Masonic histories have been concerned with ‘when’ and ‘what’. Here we examine the context and explain ‘why’.

Masonic Pens

The Cable Tow Unbound

The Cable Tow: Its Origins, Symbolism, & Significance for Freemasons - While there have been a number interpretations of the symbolism of the cable tow, the most common explanation that one tends to hear… is the bond or tie between the initiate and the brethren of the lodge.

The Royal Arch – ‘the fourth step in regular Freemasonry’

United Grand Lodge of England, has now designated the Royal Arch, the fourth step in regular Freemasonry, it therefore must be concluded that…publications…should now be revised, and based on attracting to the benefits of the four steps.

Masonic Regalia

In The Blood

Masons, Magus', and Monks of St Giles - who were the Birrell family of Scottish Freemasonry?

The Builders

The Foundations Explore an outstanding classic in Masonic literature - an exposition of the early history and symbolism of Freemasonry – from the foundations upwards.

Bricks Masons

The Christianising of British Freemasonries – Part 3

Discover the battle for the 'soul' of Masonry. Part 3. French Perdition: ‘…for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness’?

Coming to Terms with the Great War Within Ourselves

Discover your 'shadow' - the black-and-white path to self-awareness - "A man who is possessed by his shadow is always standing in his own light and falling into his own traps...living below his own level." - Carl Jung

Masonic Ties

Equality and Equity

What's the difference between equity and equality? Equality essentially means providing everyone with the same amount of resources regardless of whether everyone needs them. ... Equity is when resources are shared based on what each person needs in order to adequately level the playing field.

International Masonic Union CATENA

An international association of Grand Lodges and independent Lodges, with all true Masonic traditions, which adhere to the basic principles of the equal standing of men and women in Freemasonry.

Masonic Watches

Ashlar Chippings

Hugh O’Neill's regular chippings whilst smoothing the ashlar: - Emblems on an Installed Master’s Apron.

The Entered Apprentices Handbook

Chapter 7 - The candidate receives the charge, the first significant point is the phrase "Ancient, no doubt it is, as having subsisted from time immemorial".

Masonic Ring

Masonic Podcasts

Our pick of the best Masonic Podcasts

Old Tiler Talks

Advertising - We would do more good in the world if we advertised ourselves more… Why ?

Masonic Cases

Hogarth A Rake’s Progress

Hogarth discreetly embeds more masonic signs and symbols in A Rake’s Progress, never forgetting, everything he included in his scenes had meaning and is there for a reason.

Morality, Allegory, Symbols

A phrase that immediately comes to mind when describing Freemasonry – Morality veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols. Let us have a look at what this phrase actually means.

Masonic KT Regalia

Conviviality

What are the qualities of a convivial man and how does this dovetail perfectly in to Freemasonry ? - 16th March, 1875

book intro

The Genius of Freemasonry: “Has any brother anything to offer for the good of Masonry?” The following pages are the author’s answer to that question.

Masonic Jewels

Meet the Author

This month Editor Philippa Lee meets Stewart Clelland the author / translator of The Green Book of The Élus Coëns

Lewis Masonic Books

Book Reviews and new publications from Lewis Masonic

Join QCCC

How to join QCCC - the world’s first and oldest Masonic research society established over 135 years ago.

book review

The Masonic Pageant is published by Cornerstone Book Publishers and features a nice foreword by Chris Hodapp

book review

Freemasonry for the Heart and Mind: A glance at Freemasonry during the Enlightenment and the American and French revolutions. 

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

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

Tom Ford

Van Heusen

SQ Styles

Stand out from the crowd with SQ’s Masonic essentials - made to order

Last Page

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


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