Learning & Development

Masonic Learning and Development

Are you a Freemason  looking to deepen your understanding and knowledge of the organization?

Masonic learning and development, as produced by the Square Magazine, offer an opportunity for personal and professional growth. With the series of articles already published,  they provide a wealth of information on the history, philosophy, and practices of the Masonic tradition.

Imagine the satisfaction of feeling confident in your understanding of Masonic principles and being able to apply them to your daily life. Imagine the pride in being able to contribute to the growth and development of our fraternity.

Don't miss out on this opportunity for self-improvement and advancement. Learn more about available Masonic learning and development programs today. Follow the links below, and start your journey towards a deeper understanding of the Masonic tradition.

 

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Practical Life Lessons taught through Freemasonry

Learning and Development

A series of 10 learning and development articles, offering a guide to practical life lessons taught through Freemasonry for young adults setting out in life after full time education.

Overall, the lessons taught by Freemasonry are designed to help young adults develop the character, skills, and knowledge needed to succeed in life. By following the principles of brotherhood, charity, and self-improvement, young open minded individuals can build a strong foundation for a fulfilling and meaningful life.

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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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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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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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