Masonic Article Series

Masonic Article Series

Welcome to a world where ancient mysteries and modern insights converge – the Square Magazine Masonic Article Series.

Designed for those with a thirst for knowledge and a passion for understanding, this series is more than just a collection of articles; it's a gateway to the enigmatic world of Freemasonry.

Each piece in our series delves deep into the rich tapestry of Masonic history, philosophy, and practices, illuminating the path for both novices and seasoned members alike.

Whether you're seeking to deepen your understanding of Masonic topics or simply curious about the inner workings of this age-old fraternity, the Square Magazine Masonic Article Series offers you an unparalleled opportunity to explore, learn, and grow.

Discover the enlightening journey and the hidden treasures of Freemasonry, piece by fascinating piece.

 

[more articles will be added over the next few months]


Practical Life Lessons taught through Freemasonry

Learning and Development

A series of articles offering a guide to practical life lessons taught through Freemasonry for young adults setting out in life after full time education.

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Science & Citizenship

Gerald Reilly

This four-part series will suggest for readers of The Square, a basis for acquiring a 21st Century Masonic Mindset, hopefully, it will lead to a future-proofing of ‘Freemasonries’.

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Freemasonry in Pop Culture

Philippa Lee

Freemasonry has been the subject of satire and lampooning since its inception in the 1700s courtesy
of cartoonists such as Hogarth and Gillray, but the 20th century gave it far more prominence in what we now consider 'popular culture'. Artwork, comics, books, operas and vaudeville, and then the mainstream media of TV and film, have all featured references to the Fraternity.

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Origins and Links to English Freemasonry

Barry Stedmen

Freemasonry as we know it now, was established in 1717 [or 1721], however there is little written about the times before. The three part series looks at some the links between the Freemasonry of today with the original Operative builders.

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The Holy Land and The Holy Sites

Gerald Reilly

The four-part series will consider ‘masonic’ aspiration and activity regarding the Holy Land and The Holy Sites; leitmotivs include:- pilgrimage, prophecy, tourism, exploration, colonialization and empire. And, ‘to return freemasonry to the place of its nativity’

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The Christianising of British Freemasonries

Gerald Reilly

This four-part series considers; the separation of British Freemasonries from the Grand Orient of France (GOdF); and maintaining fraternity with the Prussian Grand Lodge of the Three Globes. Both decisions impact on the relationship of Freemasonries with religion, both in their different ways can be understood as battles for the soul of Freemasonry.

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Pure Ancient Masonry

Gerald Reilly

Gerald Reilly begins a new thought-provoking series on conjoined Masonry and; 'the soul of the body Masonic'. These four building operations define the soul of the body Masonic. To be of any Earthly use, relevant, freemasonries must engage with the world as it is becoming; not, as it is receding. It must address the big questions of life. The four-part series will consider the defining characteristics, lessons and benefits of Three Degrees, the Order of the Royal Arch and when conjoined, Pure Ancient Masonry.

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The Entered Apprentices Handbook

JSM Ward

Brother Ward has by precept and example led others to become eager explorers in the realms of Masonic truth. The present volume is No. 1 in a series of studies as to the meaning of our Ritual. It deals with the degree of an Entered Apprentice and is calculated to inspire the younger brethren with the resolve not to content themselves with the outward form of our ceremonies, beautiful though it be, but to gain a knowledge of the indwelling soul of Masonry and to comprehend the deep meaning of the ritual with which they are step by step becoming familiar.

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The Fellowcraft's Handbook

JSM Ward

In the second volume we are dealing with the degree of Life, in its broadest sense, just as in the first degree we were dealing with the degree of birth, and as life in reality is educational for the Soul, we are not surprised to find that throughout the whole degree the subject of education is more or less stressed.

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The Master Mason's Handbook

JSM Ward

The third degree in Freemasonry is termed the Sublime Degree and the title is truly justified. Even in its exoteric aspect its simple, yet dramatic, power must leave a lasting impression on the mind of every Cand.. But its esoteric meaning contains some of the most profound spiritual instruction which it is possible to obtain to-day.

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Metaverse Freemasonry

Nicholas Broadway

A series of article discussing the possible future of freemasonry conducted a virtual reality space. The transition from the analogue world into the digital world.

The contents and values of speculative freemasonry are upheld. Only the delivery process is advanced. Freemasonry has survived for more than 300 years thanks to its continual evolution. Metaverse freemasonry is one further step in the evolution process.

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To be a Better Citizen of the World

Nicholas Broadway

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. Looking through the lens of the working tools, we discover how freemasonry is a self-improvement platform for all.

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Officers of the Lodge

Stephen Goulding

This is a 6 part tutorial series on the Officers of the Lodge. The series includes the Lodge Officers: The Tyler, Inner Guard, Deacons, Junior Warden, Senior Warden, Worshipful Master. Reference Sources for this tutorial series includes The Meaning of Masonry W. L. Wilmshurst, 1920

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Officers of the Royal Arch

Stephen Goulding

This is a 5 part tutorial series on the Officers of the Royal Arch. The series includes the Royal Arch Officers: Janitor, Sojourners, Scribe Nehemiah, Scribe Ezra, Principles. Reference Sources for this tutorial series includes The Meaning of Masonry W. L. Wilmshurst, 1920. This article series is ideally suited for Royal Arch Companions who want to learn more about the Royal Arch order.

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Tutorial II

Stephen Goulding

This is a 9 part tutorial series on the essential aspects of Freemasonry. This article series is ideally suited for Freemasons around the world who want to learn more about the essential aspects of Freemasonry. This tutorial series includes; Morality, Allegory, Symbols, Vows of Fidelity, Perambulations, The North East Corner, The Charges in Each Degree

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Introduction To Freemasonry

Carl Claudy

Discover the captivating world of Freemasonry with our engaging "Introduction to Freemasonry" article series. Unveil the history, symbols, and customs of this ancient fraternity, and embark on an enlightening journey of Masonic knowledge. Start your path to truth with our informative and intriguing guide today! -By Carl H Claudy

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Old Tiler Talks

Carl Claudy

Discover the captivating wisdom of the "Old Tiler Talks," a collection of insightful stories and timeless advice from a beloved Freemason figure. First published in 1921, these talks offer valuable lessons and intriguing glimpses into the world of Freemasonry. Dive into this fascinating treasure trove and experience the Old Tiler's wit and wisdom for yourself! - By Carl H Claudy

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Ashlar Chippings

Hugh O'Neill

Discover the intriguing world of Freemasonry with "Ashlar Chippings," a captivating collection of short, anecdotal tales by Hugh O'Neill. Uncover fascinating insights and stories that appeal to both newcomers and seasoned members alike. Perfect for Lodge Mentors to share during Lodge of Instructions. Delve into these hidden gems now!

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A Journey in Stone – Extracts of Wisdom

Craig Weightman

Discover the captivating world of stonemasonry and its connection to Freemasonry in "A Journey in Stone" by Craig Weightman. Unveil the history, symbolism, and significance of stonemasonry and its profound impact on history, art, and architecture. A must-read for anyone intrigued by these intertwined crafts.

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Beginners Guide to Freemasonry

Learning and Development

Unlock the enigmatic world of Freemasonry with our Beginner's Guide to Freemasonry. Explore the organization's rich history, symbolism, and unique rituals while discovering its core principles, lodges, and famous members. Unravel the mysteries and embark on an enlightening journey today!

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Freemasonry and Women's Rights

Philippa Lee

A four part introductory series exploring the history of mixed, Co-masonry and female Freemasonry, and how the fraternity and its members helped progress the emancipation and rights of women. This includes; Lodges of Adoption, Co-Masonry and Women’s Orders, Suffragettes, and the Women Freemasons who helped change the world.

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1723 constitutions

Editorial

The Anderson’s 1723 Constitutions transformed Freemasonry. By establishing new principles that supported Enlightenment ideas, they marked a departure from the "Old Charges" that governed mediaeval stonemasons' lodges. Tolerance of other faiths, individualism, respect in relationships, and learning and development were all mentioned.

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Old Manuscripts

Editorial

Discover the ancient wisdom of Old Manuscripts that shed light on the medieval world of stonemasons and the fascinating transition into speculative Freemasonry. Unveil the secrets behind the Old Charges and their profound impact on the core principles and values upheld by Freemasons today. Delve into the intriguing realm of brotherly love, relief, and truth with our captivating exploration.

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Brother Hogarth Reveals All

Brother Hogarth

Discover the hidden mysteries of Brother, William Hogarth, the renowned British artist who cleverly embedded Freemason symbols and codes within his artwork. Uncover a new perspective on Hogarth's early career and his impact on Freemasonry's development during the eighteenth century of the Grand Lodge of England. Delve into this captivating tale with insights from expert Jeremy Bell.

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First Digital Freemasonry Summit

Digital Freemasonry

The goal of the 1st Digital Freemasonry Summit is to bring together representatives and delegates from the ranks of Speculative Grand Lodges, as well as representatives from Digital Freemasonry to discuss and exchange experiences thus far and to reach certain conclusions for the benefit of the development and future of Freemasonry in general.

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The Builders

Joseph Fort Newton

Discover the captivating history and philosophy of Freemasonry with "The Builders," an insightful and engaging guide that unravels the origins and evolution of this mysterious brotherhood. Dive into a world of ancient mystery religions, medieval stonemasons, and modern fraternal bonds, and learn how Masonic ideals have shaped our society for the better. Don't miss this fascinating exploration of Freemasonry's impact on both individuals and the world at large. By Joseph Fort Newton

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