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April 2022 Issue articles

From The Editor

Warm welcome from the Editor

Masonic News

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

The Secret Language of the Stone Masons

We know of Masons' Marks but lesser known are the 'argots' used by the artisans - in part 2 of a series on the social history of the Operative Masons we learn how the use of secret languages added to the mystery of the Guilds.

Masonic Ring

Masonic Miscellanies – Statute 1356

Further to the reference in the article – The Builders - 6 - Free-Masons 'a statute was enacted against the Free-masons in 1356' – Regulations for masons who are hewers, on the one hand, and the light masons and setters on the other.

8 Schools of Freemasonry

Follow this series as examine the 'Eight Schools of Freemasonry' that have developed over the centuries since its founding in 1717. This month we outline the series and the Masonic Conception of Education.

Masonic Pens

Pure Ancient Masonry; P3. The Master, Building Better Character

Part 3: The Master, Building Better Character - Being raised is a transition from knowledge to wisdom. Also preparation for leadership and management, demonstrated by election to Master of a Lodge.

A Guiding Paw – my faithful ‘brethren’

A heart-warming story of one Mason's best friends – and how Gary's faithful guide dogs have helped fulfil both his Masonic life but also his valuable work in public service.

Masonic Watches

Rev. J.B. Craven

Archdeacon James Brown Craven is one of those unsung heroes of Scottish Freemasonry about whom very little has been previously written – here Kenneth Jack explores the life and works of this remarkable esoteric Christian.

The Builders – Chapter 6  the Free-Masons

Chapter 6. the Free-Masons - an examination into the history of the medieval guilds, their charges and regulations that form the base for the allegories and symbols in our modern versions of masonic craft ritual. By Joseph Fort Newton

Bricks Masons

The Second William Schaw Statutes (1599)

We look at a modern transcript of the second William Schaw Statutes dated 1599. An operative masons charter for stone cutters and layers in the building industry of the time. A set of rules and regulations including penalties if said rules are breached.

A Journey in Stone – Extracts of Wisdom p.3

This book collates masonic author and psychologist, Craig Weightman's collective wisdom and philosophy, taking you on a fascinating 'journey in stone'.

Masonic Swords

The Green Dragon Tavern

What the Goose and Gridiron Tavern is in the ancient annals of London Freemasonry, The Green Dragon Tavern is to the memories of the Free-mason, of Boston and New England. In it and about it revolved many of the most exciting activities of the Boston Revolutionary times.

To be a Better Citizen of the World; Step 1

A value proposition for Pure Ancient Masonry as defined in terms of Citizenship;  the allegories, symbolism and lessons are a blueprint for all Freemasons to be a better citizen of the world. 

Masonic Cases

Ashlar Chippings

Hugh O’Neill's regular chippings whilst smoothing the ashlar: - 1) Veiled in Allegory and Illustrated by Symbols and 2) Intriguing Coincidence?

The Fellowcraft’s Handbook

Chapter 4 - Conclusion of the Ceremony; a brief explanation of the North East Corner and the Charge according to the ancient mysteries by J.S.M Ward

Masonic Regalia

Masonic Podcasts

Our pick of the best Masonic Podcasts

Old Tiler Talks – Promotion

Masonic first appointments and promotions might appear to be inequitable for one point a view, but some times, one point does not show the whole picture. A perfectly articulated story by Claudy, we should not compare one persons abilities with another.

Masonic Ties

Grand Masonic Alliance TRACIA

The third largest Masonic Alliance of independent grand lodges, which currently has over 500,000 members in the world and an incredible resource of "good people with a good reputation" from around the world.

The Winding Staircase

Steps to the Making of a Master. The symbolism of each step of the winding staircase is to continue your personal development throughout your life, right up to your last breath in this world.

Masonic KT Regalia

Ridiculed in the Press

Ridicule has been somewhat illogically described as the test of truth. If it were so, Freemasonry ought to have perished long since. Two press reports from May 1875 covering the Installation of the Prince of Wales as Grand Master - 8 May 1875

Freemasonry and the Metaverse; P2

In this second instalment, Freemasonry and the Metaverse. We discusses the importance of being an open source protocol and how could Freemasonry benefit from a metaverse structure?

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.

Masonic Art NFTs on Opensea

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Metaverses, Masonry and Minecraft: The Future of Lodges

Should Freemasons be proud that a clandestine group has borrowed their symbolism and ideology and transplanted it into a server known as ‘The Worst Place in Minecraft’? Metaverses, Masonry and Minecraft: The Future of Lodges

book intro – Portrait Gallery

This month we look at – 'A portrait gallery, with biographical sketches of prominent freemasons throughout the United States'

Intergenerational relations in Masonry

Backed with scientific research, Professor Luiz Neto and Professor Alexandre Braune investigate the Intergenerational relations in Freemasonry and explores the challenges and opportunities.

Book Review – Taken by Surprise

Never again will a Freemason be caught out by a last-minute request to make a response. - Taken by Surprise by  Yasha Beresiner

Book Review – A Deserving Brother: George Washington and Freemasonry

Like several of America’s founding fathers, George Washington was a Freemason. In 'A Deserving Brother', Mark Tabbert presents a complete story of Washington’s known association with Freemasonry.

Lewis Masonic Books

Reviews and new publications from Lewis Masonic

Book Review – Nobly Born: An Illustrated History of the Knights Templar

The Templars were an unusual Order in that they lived both an active and contemplative life; making them effectively the first warrior-monks in the western world

SQ Masonic Book Store

Selected Masonic Books available at Amazon

SQ Leadership Books

Selected Books on Leadership and Personal Development available at Amazon

Calvin Klein

Van Heusen

Clarks

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

Tommy Hilfiger

Tom Ford

Hugo Boss

SQ Styles

Masonic Apparel made to order

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