Freemasonry: Essays, Articles, and Questions
How can I Join?
What is Freemasonry?
Some answers by:
What is the significance of the Masonic square
& compasses emblem?
Various collected items
- Remarks by Bro. J.J.P. Goody:
- Freemasonry as a Sacred Retreat
- Information and advice for the wife or
girlfriend of a new Mason.
- One More Time
Please -- a wide-ranging series of essays on all aspects of Masonry.
- It Doesn't Have to Be Like This!
"Devil in a Red Fez, The Lie About the Freemasons Lives On" -- from
a U.S. News & World Report August 26, 2002, special issue
- The Leo Taxil Hoax:
the most famous anti-Masonic hoax of all time (from US News)
- Desaguliers, and Masonry's Influence on
- A article from Gnosis Magazine: "Masonic
- Pythagoras and Mystic Science
- National Sojourners
- McLeod: Masonic Symbols
- Infamous or Strange Masons
- J.F. Newton: "When is...?"
- Which Way? (original)
- Which Way? (as published)
- WKM: Thoughts on GM's Conference 1994
- Why Men-only?
- WWII-era article about Fascist attacks on
- A sensible context for discussions about Albert
- A paper on lodge refreshement and Masonic
- York rite/American rites
- an early (c. 1994) look at Masonry
on the Internet
in Subconcious: a more esoteric interpretation of Masonry.
- Influence of Masonry in US History --
- In Search of St. John the Baptist --
concerning one of the "patrons" of modern Freemasonry.
- Kabbalah in
the Scottish Rite
- Some alt.freemasonry clippings
- Three Masonic German dramatists and
their roles in changing history.
- A look at some common church-based
complaints about Freemasonry
- There is a lot of mis-information in this History
of Masonry by Thom Paine, but it's interesting to know that such an
influential figure wrote on the subject.
a Rite: The Amaranth, Queen of the South, and Eastern Star, by Paul
Rich, 32° and Guillermo De Los Reyes
- Jazz and Freemasonry, by Gulsoy and
The Roots of Masonry
- Modern Freemasonry emerged during the Enlightment Era — a
time when writers, thinkers, statesmen championed the virtues of freedom
of conscience, rational thought, and honest inquiry. Author Rebecca
Newberger Goldstein reviews the thought and influence of
writer/philosophers was Baruch Spinoza.
- How should we regard Masonry's place in the Western Mystery
tradition? Bro. Darren Lorente considers
Bro. Darren Lorente traces elements of gnostic
thought within the teachings of Masonry.
One Day Classes
What do I think of the One Day Classes ?
I'm so glad you asked! Here is another
opinion on the subject.
What Do Younger Masons Want?
Two essays on the subject:
The Firestone Articles
Wor. Bro. Roger M. Firestone has written a variety of first-rate
articles on Masonry.
has a really intruiguing collection of articles about Masonry,
One of the activities of the Masonic
Service Association is the Masonic Information Center,
which has a group of books and brochures to help Masons respond to attacks from
The MSA's Short Talk Bulletins are published regularly on a variety
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