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  1. Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 12:45:22 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Gary Thomas
    E-mail:: giddyleebob@hotmail.com
    Location:: Kirklin, IN USA
    Lodge:: Kirklin #443
    Lodge Loc'n:: Kirklin, Indiana USA
    Office:: Worshipful Master

    RQFC-topic: Rabindranath Tagore
    RQFC Details: Researching the Masonic affliations (if any) of this Indian/Bengali Nobel Prize winner of Literature. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2002 13:14:29 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Dr. Norman Chapman
    E-mail:: normanchapman@hotmail.com
    Location:: Holly Springs, MS US
    Message:: As I mention bleow, I am interested in knowing more about THE MAGIC FLUTE by Mozart and other musical refences to Freemasony
    RQFC-topic: Mozart
    RQFC Details: I'd like someone to contact me about THE MAGIC FLUTE by Mozart

  3. Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2002 06:22:14 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Rafael M. (Pucho) Saiz Saviñon
    E-mail:: logiafaro@yahoo.com
    Location:: La Romana, La Romana, Dominican Republic
    Lodge:: Ben. y Resp. Logia "FARO DE LA ROMANA" No. 24, Inc.
    Lodge Loc'n:: La Romana, Dominican Republic
    Office:: Rafael M. Saiz Saviñon - Venerable Maestro
    Message:: Our motto: "a los malos, hacerlos buenos; a los buenos mejores"
    RQFC-topic: The magic origins of primitive Masonry
    RQFC Details: Wish to have data and materials that help to develop my researches

  4. Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 16:41:56 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Lárus S. Guðjónsson
    E-mail:: larusgud@simnet.is
    Location:: 220 Hafnarfj. Iceland
    Lodge:: Hamar
    Lodge Loc'n:: Hafnarfjörður Iceland
    Office:: I´m on my 3th degree

    RQFC-topic: The history and development of the order.

  5. Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 19:59:57 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Fred L. Campbell Jr.
    E-mail:: bertie@pinn.net
    Location:: Chesapeake, VA
    Lodge:: Churchland # 276
    Lodge Loc'n:: Portsmouth , VA

    RQFC-topic: Gen.Douglas MacArthur in Masonry

  6. Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 03:46:16 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Brian Thomas
    E-mail:: brianthomas@prodigy.net
    Location:: Renton, WA
    Lodge:: Myrtle #108
    Lodge Loc'n:: Issaquah, WA

    RQFC-topic: Egyptian Connections

  7. Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 09:58:23 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Dawn Austin
    E-mail:: dawneaustin@yahoo.com
    Location:: Madison, WI
    Message:: I am a freshman in college and have chosen to write my English Comp Research paper on Free Masonry. While there is information on the websites listed, I would like to know about locating information on our local Masonic Center and how the Masons have halped to develop this area. I would like to know how Masons have evolved in the Wisconsin area and in the Madison, Wisconsin area. Please advise, should I contact the local Masonic Library and librarian?
    RQFC-topic: How Freemasonry has evolved and assisted in the development of our city and state
    RQFC Details: I am looking for information on our local Masonic development in my state and community. I would like to also be able to include the Masonic symbol in my research paper. Should I contact my local Masonic Librarian?

  8. Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 13:28:52 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: richard brodeur
    E-mail:: Richard Brodeur@ATT.com
    Location:: Fairhaven Ma
    Lodge:: George H Taber
    Lodge Loc'n:: Fairhaven Ma

    RQFC-topic: Cathlic Church Stand on Catholics Becoming freemasons

  9. Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 16:28:17 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Josef Sean Moody
    E-mail:: moodyjs2002@yahoo.com
    Location:: Missouri City, Texas

    RQFC-topic: Descendants of early Fort Bend County settlers
    RQFC Details: I am currently taking a university course in Texas History and would like to present an extensive paper on Freemasonry in Fort Bend County, Texas. In order to complete this project I need to contact and interview descendants of early settlers of this region, if at all possible. My grandfather was a Freemason in Waco, Texas (Harvey Joe McKinney)which has sparked my interest in this organization for many years and I have been provided the opportunity to combine my interest in y'all with my college studies. Any assistance in contacting these individuals or appropriate lodges would be greatly appreciated. These lodges would be in Richmond, Rosenberg, Sugar Land, Missouri City and Stafford. Thanks again for your time.

  10. Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 16:45:11 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Josef Sean Moody
    E-mail:: moodyjs2002@yahoo.com
    Location:: Missouri City, Texas

    RQFC-topic: Closest lodge to Sugar Land Lodge
    RQFC Details: I would just like to know the location of the lodge nearest that in Sugar Land, Texas. As my previous post stated I am doing research on Fort Bend County , Texas. I look forward to joining your organization after completing my undergraduate degree. Thanks again.

  11. Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2002 13:35:28 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Bob Perry perry
    E-mail:: n/aThurmont
    Location:: Thurmont,Md. 3018987706
    Lodge:: Columbia#58/D.C,#14
    Lodge Loc'n:: FFrederick, MD.
    Message:: I have been in lodge for forty years. ienjoy it very much.Looking for any masonic books or information .i ca recieve letters at 10801 Utica mills cr. tThurmont Md.21788-2955 thanks for any historical help.I have also went up the York Rite GOD BLESS THE U>S
    RQFC-topic: History
    RQFC Details: old books coins

  12. Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2002 13:35:28 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Bob Perry perry
    E-mail:: n/aThurmont
    Location:: Thurmont,Md. 3018987706
    Lodge:: Columbia#58/D.C,#14
    Lodge Loc'n:: FFrederick, MD.
    Message:: I have been in lodge for forty years. ienjoy it very much.Looking for any masonic books or information .i ca recieve letters at 10801 Utica mills cr. tThurmont Md.21788-2955 thanks for any historical help.I have also went up the York Rite GOD BLESS THE U>S

    RQFC-topic: History
    RQFC Details: old books coins

  13. Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 06:04:06 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: L. Shannon
    E-mail:: nutrigrow@bigpond.com
    Location:: Perth, Western Australia

    RQFC-topic:
    RQFC Details: I am doing research on the origins and beliefs of freemasonry. Is there any Asutralian Masonic Centres that could help me with this? An address, email or website would be helpful. Thankyou for your help. Regards, Laura Shannon

  14. Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2002 00:42:25 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: JEFF SPICER
    E-mail:: JEFFSPICER@WEBTV.NET
    Location:: GATE CITY,VA. USA
    Lodge:: CATLETT #35
    Lodge Loc'n:: GATE CITY, VA.
    Message:: I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF ANYONE KNOWS WHERE A COULD FIND A REPRINT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AS MASTER OF HIS LODGE PICTURE. JUST E-MAIL ME AT JEFFSPICER@WEBTV.NET I WANT TO BUY ONE FOR MY LODGE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, JEFF SPICER
    RQFC-topic: FREEMASONRY IN WHOLE

  15. Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2002 17:41:55 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Abby
    E-mail:: AbbyI6I6@aol.com
    Location:: North Shore, IL - USA

    RQFC-topic: Women and Masonry
    RQFC Details: Researching the role of women affiliated with Masonry, as well as any ideology pertaining to females within the group.

  16. Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 14:53:47 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Paul Keefe
    E-mail:: doh-c-doh@lineone.net
    Location:: glasgow scotland uk
    Lodge:: Blantyre Kilwinning #557
    Lodge Loc'n:: blantyre scotland
    Message:: Very Interesting reading and informitive but some people will always find it hard to understand us and the big picture, hopefully some day they too shall see the light
    RQFC-topic: the knights templar, ancient egypt and the pyramids

  17. Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 04:29:05 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Sundea Murphy
    E-mail:: sundea2@aol.com
    Location:: Louisville, KY

    RQFC-topic: Sword
    RQFC Details: I have a sword that has tentatively been identified as an antique masonic sword. However, nobody can tell me where to look to verify this. Would you please go to http://www.freewebz.com/mystery_sword/index.html and see if this is indeed a masonic sword.

  18. Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 15:02:07 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: George van de Water
    E-mail:: vandh20@netscape.net
    Location:: Orem, Utah USA
    Message:: Your web site is most informative and weel organized. I have enjoyed it and will be back. I have a number of friends and a few relatives that are Masons. The more I learn about the Masonic Brotherhood, the more I believe it is what I have been looking for.
    RQFC-topic: Knights Templar and Orign of the Masonic Order.
    RQFC Details: I have been reading a number of books on the subjects and find the exciting.

  19. Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2002 17:20:06 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Jennifer Erny
    E-mail:: persiphone_is@hotmail.com
    Location:: ecorse, michigan us

    RQFC-topic: reasons for masonic opposition

  20. Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 09:50:14 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: W.Bro. Nigel C. Williams
    E-mail:: nigelcwilliams@btinternet.com
    Location:: Wisbech, Cambs, England, United Kingdom
    Lodge:: Lodge of United Good Fellowship 809 UGLE
    Lodge Loc'n:: Wisbech, England.
    Office:: Immediate Past Master

    RQFC-topic: Masonry in Wisbech
    RQFC Details: Any details, especially pre 1860 would be welcome.

  21. Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 14:04:07 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Gerry Mc Ateer
    E-mail:: tlc@london.com
    Location:: london england

    RQFC-topic: geneology and sacred geometry
    RQFC Details: my surname Mc Ateer or Mac an tSaoir in Gaelic literally translated means Son of the Freemason. Practice of the craft is well documented in our family history. I am an artist and I have done a series of paintings and designs based upon sacred geometry, and pyramid geometry subjects I have researched. This is one of my main intrests I am not a member of any group and I know very little of your organisation. However I would be intrested in your take on the subjects mentioned Regards Gerry Mc Ateer

  22. Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2002 13:32:27 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Rob Sommers
    E-mail:: AASRFM32@aol.com
    Location:: Brentwood, NY
    Lodge:: Resp:. Essene Lodge # 97
    Lodge Loc'n:: Corona, NY

    RQFC-topic: Scottish Rite Masonry and the symbolic degrees
    RQFC Details: We were approached by Prince Hall masons, who stated that Scottish Rite Grand Lodge/ Supreme Council have no authority to confer the symbolic degrees. They also stated that we only have the rites to work 4 to 33. I was wondering if there was anything in writing to dispute their claim. Fraternally yours, Rob Sommers

  23. Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2002 18:03:03 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Stanley J. Wardle
    E-mail:: wardle@pclv.com
    Location:: Las Vegas, Nevada USA
    Message:: I am interested in joining the Las Vegas Lodge. Would someone please sontact me? Thank you!
    RQFC-topic: Masons & Mormons
    RQFC Details: The lonstanding relatinship between Free Masonry and Mormonism (the church of Jesus chrsit of Latter-Day Saints.

  24. Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2002 22:10:39 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Roberto Ali Garcia Orozco
    E-mail:: chirris54@hotmail.comS
    Location:: San Jose, Costa Rica
    Lodge:: Diriangen numero 6
    Lodge Loc'n:: Leon, Nicaragua, Centro America
    Office:: Academia de manejo joven señora, 25 metros sur
    Message:: Hola hermenos me llamo Roberto Ali Garcia Orozco, me gustaria contactarme con hermenos masones de todo el mundo, tengo el grado tercero del rito escoses antiguo y aceptado
    RQFC-topic: Rito menphis Misraim
    RQFC Details: Quiero saber sobre el rito menphis -Misraim, y el rito Copto

  25. Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2002 17:18:52 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: richard gibbons
    Location:: saskatchewan Canada
    Lodge:: Ionic #31
    Lodge Loc'n:: Saskatchewan Canada
    Office:: Senior Steward

    RQFC-topic: Templars
    RQFC Details: what if anything was returned from the crusades to france in the way of ritual or ceremony

  26. Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 18:46:29 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Derrick R. Stephens
    E-mail:: dstephen@ci.seaside.ca.us
    Location:: Marina Ca. US
    Lodge:: Ocean View # 144
    Lodge Loc'n:: Seaside Ca.
    Office:: Tyler

    RQFC-topic: Sottish Rites Masonry
    RQFC Details: I'm a young master masson just hungry for for more light.I find this web site very inspirational.

  27. Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 23:17:19 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Mike
    E-mail:: mikes@ctcn.net
    Location:: Mechanicsburg, OH
    Lodge:: Mechanicsburg #113
    Lodge Loc'n:: Mechanicsburg, OH
    Office:: PM, District Education Officer

    RQFC-topic: Order of Owls
    RQFC Details: Looking for any information for The Order of Owls. I have been working on this paper for some time now, and I keep coming up short for information.

  28. Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2002 12:23:41 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Paul Clarke
    E-mail:: Paulmolar@aol.com
    Location:: Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
    Lodge:: Doric LODGE 2695
    Lodge Loc'n:: Harrogate, N Yorks
    Office:: DC

    RQFC-topic: Medicine in Masonry
    RQFC Details: How did we get so involved in Medical reserch?

  29. Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2002 15:19:14 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Richard L. Kurtz
    E-mail:: rkurtz@qconline.com
    Location:: Bettendorf Iowa
    Lodge:: Hamilton #664, Brubaker #675
    Lodge Loc'n:: Bettendorf IA, Davenport IA
    Office:: PM
    Message:: Good site. Lets all see more of the truth of Freemasonry
    RQFC-topic: US Civil War & Freemasonry
    RQFC Details: Looking into the effects Freemasonry had on the events and people during the Civil War, with focus on the GHSoD from both sides.

  30. Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 17:30:52 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Alesa Esmond
    E-mail:: Aregano1@al.com
    Location:: New York NY

    RQFC-topic: i'm not quite sure yet
    RQFC Details: I go to school in New York City and am doing a research paper on the Mason. As of now I am nt quite sure wha my topic will be but as I was reading your site Inoticed that in the FAQ section the questin of the Masons being connected to college fraternities was unanswered. If at all possible could someone tell me the answer to that question. If the answeris no then I am curious to know if many members ofthe Masons were i fratrnities in college.Thank you.

  31. Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 10:01:59 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: leon bux
    E-mail:: leon.bux@pandora.be
    Location:: balen,belgium
    Lodge:: marnix van st.aldegonde
    Lodge Loc'n:: antwerp belgium
    Office:: none at this moment

    RQFC-topic: origin of FM (from Operative to Speculative)

  32. Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 22:30:04 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Charles Mack
    E-mail:: charlesmack@hotmail.com
    Location:: Baumholder,Germany
    Lodge:: Charles R. Williams # 132
    Lodge Loc'n:: Baumholder,Germany
    Office:: I am a Past Master
    Message:: This is a nice site and i really enjoyed your material,please continue in your endeavors because brethren like you make and keep our fraternity strong and intelligent
    RQFC-topic: History of the templars
    RQFC Details: symbolism and allegorical information relating to the establishment of the order

  33. Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 21:42:45 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Edmund Calvert
    E-mail:: lordc66@yahoo.com
    Location:: Greater Tampa Bay Region, Fl., USA
    Lodge:: Was Eiffel 815, but numerous lodge changes w/in last 2 years
    Lodge Loc'n:: Germany
    Office:: None attm.
    Message:: To all Brothers in Canada (Ont & NS), please be advised of the passing on of my father, Martin S. Calvert (Paddy Calvert) in jan of this year. He joined our Brotherhood about 74/75 in Ontario, Canada, joined/attended lodge in Guelph(sp?) and Perry Sound, and Rice Lake. He moved to Yarmouth, NS, where he did all positions, becoming WM of Hirem 12. He was one of the few that I knew that memorized the entire working tools, and Chaplain, in fact...all positions. I am humbled in sight of his works within the Great Fraternity.He was also known in Scarborough, Ontario,as "skipper" to the Rover Scouts.He was an "old" member of the now-defunct 12th Belfast Boy Scout Troop. He gave Faith to many, Built up Hope in again so many, and was Charity personified.To all Brothers, Pax Vobiscum Y'all!
    RQFC-topic: Hints about "MASONIC" Curses
    RQFC Details: I have had a few people mention the possibility that someone, somewhere, used their Masonic background to curse the prodgeny of others. Has anybody else seen/heard of, whatever- am truly interested, since a friend of mine is one of those on the receiving end of one such thing. As A Mason since 1972 ( Kokusai 15, Japan), I have not personally heard of such a thing, but since there is such a "pot-load" of knowledge at this site, perhaps???