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May 2022 Issue articles

From The Editor

Warm welcome from the Editor

Masonic News

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

First Three Degrees of Freemasonry by Grant Wood

For many of us outside the United States, the name of the artist Grant Wood doesn’t ring any bells. But on a recent visit to the Grand Lodge of Iowa Masonic Library and Museums, I discovered a hidden gem – Grant Wood's vision of 'The First Three Degrees of Freemasonry'.

Masonic Regalia

Masonic Miscellanies

This month we discover a series of allegorical prints warning us to "Keep within Compass and you shall be sure, to avoid many troubles which others endure."

8 Schools of Freemasonry – Philosophy

For what does Masonry exist? What is the end and purpose of the order? - Roscoe Pound's Lectures on the Philosophy of Freemasonry (1915), is probably one of the most concise and worthy explanation as to the subject.

Masonic Pens

Pure Ancient Masonry; P4. A Companion in Rule, Building a better world

P4. A Companion in Rule, Building a better world - The four parts of Pure Antient Masonry comprise the ‘body’ Masonic; they are the building blocks of the vital relevance, through enhanced citizenship, wherein the soul of Freemasonry abides.

The White House Foundation Stones

Further to the articles in our series on the history of the stone masons, we have a rather intriguing addition. During the 1950's renovation of the White House, President Truman retrieved more than 100 stone blocks with stonemasons marks.

Masonic Swords

Bulldog Irvine

Little known as a Freemason, Bro Dr Robert ‘The Bulldog’ Irvine remains a Scottish rugby legend, and his feat of appearing in 10 consecutive international matches against England has only been surpassed once in 140 years by Sandy Carmichael.

The Builders – Chapter 7 Fellowcrafts

Chapter 7. the Fellowcrafts - 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

Who are FAMAF ?

The American Federation of Feminine Freemasonry (FAMAF) is an organization that brings together Grand Lodges, Grand Orients and Confederations of Feminine Masonic Grand Lodges from the American continent.

A Journey in Stone – Extracts of Wisdom p.4

The Working Tools of the First Degree – the twenty-four-inch gauge. This book collates masonic author and psychologist, Craig Weightman's collective wisdom and philosophy, taking you on a fascinating 'journey in stone'.

Masonic Watches

Brotherhood and Freemasonry

There are many brotherhoods in the world, and Freemasonry is one of the most significant and successful of them all. This article will raise many questions but the following two will be the focus: the importance of brotherhood ? and is there room for improvement in Freemasonry?

To be a Better Citizen of the World; Step 2

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 Ring

Ashlar Chippings

Hugh O’Neill's regular chippings whilst smoothing the ashlar: - 1) Lewies and the Tenue Blanche in New York and 2) Penalties - worth it?

The Fellowcraft’s Handbook 

Chapter 5 - The Second Degree Tracing Board; a brief explanation of the teaching of the second degree as contained in the picture of the tracing board according to the ancient mysteries by J.S.M Ward

Masonic Ties

Masonic Podcasts

Our pick of the best Masonic Podcasts

Old Tiler Talks – Learning the Work

A short anecdotal story told in the setting of a new member asking an old tiler for his opinion on various masonic topics by Carl Claudy

Masonic Cases

Wayne’s ‘Masonic’ World

In order for a pencil to be of use it must go through regular sharpening. Now, if a pencil had feelings it would no doubt feel some discomfort each time it was resharpened. We, as Freemasons, must also go through regular 'sharpening' in order for us to be of service to our families and our …

The Charges in Each Degree

The ‘Old Charges’ have come down to us, containing the rules and regulations by which Lodges should be run and the moral and social standards to which each Lodge member should adhere.

Masonic KT Regalia

Commercial Integrity

Implementing Freemasonry's peculiar system of morality in our day to day business affairs was the topic of this article, Commercial Integrity, first published in The Freemason's Chronicle - 8 May 1875

Bitcoin for Freemasons

What connects Freemasonry and Bitcoin ? Both are misunderstood and ridiculed by the ill-informed. If freemasonry is about being a better citizen of the world. Then Bitcoin is about: making the world a better place for all citizens.

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.

Interlogias Masonic App

This smartphone app is designed to work with all Freemasons from both Regular and Independent Grand Lodges around the world.

book intro – Symbolical Masonry

Haywood goes into detail about such masonic mysteries in his book; Symbolical Masonry, a treasure-house of Masonic lore, including discussions of key concepts of the first three degrees, along with an extensive study guide.

Masonic Jewels

A Mason’s Work in the First Degree

Every Mason's experiences are unique - here writer and artist Draško Miletić shares insights from his First Degree Work.

Book Review – A Path to Providence

Masonic Education has regrettably been reduced to teaching protocol, traditions, and catechism while ignoring the esoteric essence of the ritual. By Shaun Bradshaw (Author), Ben Wallace (Author), Flynn Ryan (Cover Art)

Lewis Masonic Books

Reviews and new publications from Lewis Masonic

Book Review – A Glossary Of The Craft And Holy Royal Arch Ritual Terms

This handy little book describes the origins and original meanings of the sometimes obscure words used in our ritual by Brigadier A.C.F. Jackson

Book Review – Making A Daily Advancement

In this work the author brings together a whole range of Masonic facts including the origins of our customs, our rituals and our practices, by Michael Lawrence

SQ Masonic Book Store

Selected Masonic Books available at Amazon

SQ Leadership Books

Selected Books on Leadership and Personal Development available at Amazon

Clarks

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

Tom Ford

Hugo Boss

Van Heusen

SQ Styles

Masonic Apparel made to order

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