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1st Quarter, 2003

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  1. Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 03:34:11 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Br.Walter. J. Golding
    E-mail:: w.golding@freemail.absa.co.za
    Location:: Cape Town. South Africa
    Lodge:: Loch Lomond Lodge
    Lodge Loc'n:: Cape Town
    Office:: Apprentice
    Message:: I am an apprentice of the Loch Lomond Lodge Cape Town, South Africa.What I practice is what we lodge brothers call Freegardenry.From my readings on the net I discovered that our rituals are not different, in fact it is the same. The question I wish to pose, why is such an age old practice known by different names i.e. Freemasonry and Freegardenry.Can it be a consequence of the technological developments that affected our continents differently in the past.What I'm saying is that we in Africa are +/- 50 years behind the rest of the world,can this factor have influenced a split in the name.Literally,Freemasonry indicates the ability to build,construct,e.g.Cathedrals ,Monistries,etc.In Africa Freegardenry indicates the ability to cultivate the land into sustainable vegetable gardens.Is this thought a correct interpretation.Any person is welcomed to respond.Kind regards - Br.Walter.J.Golding
    RQFC-topic: Freegardenry/Freemasonry

  2. Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 20:22:00 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: shiela
    E-mail:: vampire_janna@hotmail.com
    Location:: mandaue city. cebu, philippines
    Message:: i would like to have aditional information on masonry for my research.
    RQFC-topic: masonic rituals, teachings. history and the view of the catholic church
    RQFC Details: all the facts concerning masonry especially the grand lodge of the philippine islands

  3. Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 23:02:02 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Alexander J. Frazier
    E-mail:: AJFMercyful0424@aol.com
    Location:: Newark, NJ, USA
    Lodge:: Keystone Lodge #83
    Lodge Loc'n:: Newark, NJ
    Office:: Senior Warden
    Message:: Thank you for allowing me to visit your site!
    RQFC-topic: The continued search for understanding and truth.
    RQFC Details: I have been given a task by my WM J. Malone to expound on the phrase from whence come you. What it means when it is asked to an EA.

  4. Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 03:04:14 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Paul Campbell
    E-mail:: llebpmacp@hotmail.com
    Location:: Milledgeville, Georgia USA
    Lodge:: Meyerhardt 314
    Lodge Loc'n:: Kenesaw Georgia
    Message:: I have been researching American Revolutionary Major Edward White of Brookline Mass. Major White served from just after his 17th birthday when he and his father responded during the retreat from Concord through the end of the war. He was attached as Adjutant to both Washington and LaFayette. His journal at the Boston Atheneum contains many Masonic references. Because of these references I believe he was a Mason. His father was a member of St. Andrews in Boston as was his uncle Samuel Gore. His son, grandsons and most great-grandsons were all documentable masons of some historical note. Who might assist me in locating Masonic records of those in service during the American Revolution? Many thanks.
    RQFC-topic: American Revolutionary Veteran Major Edward White. His affairs in Savannah and Milledgeville Georgia. His decendants.
    RQFC Details: I have been researching American Revolutionary Major Edward White of Brookline Mass. Major White served from just after his 17th birthday when he and his father responded during the retreat from Concord through the end of the war. He was attached as Adjutant to both Washingron and LaFayette. His journal at the Boston Atheneum contains many Masonic references. Because of these references I believe he was a Mason. His father was a member of St. Andrews in Boston as was his uncle Samuel Gore. His son, grandsons and most great-grandsons were documentable masons of some historical note. Who might assist me in locating Masonic record of those in service during the American Revolution? Many thanks.

  5. Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 00:20:31 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Jay
    E-mail:: Damnit.jim@netzero.net
    Location:: covina
    Message:: For many years now I have riddled myself with a strange fascination of the masons. I find myself to be deeply spiritual and detail oriented. This is the beginning of my excavation into Freemasonry- constantly seeking spiritual advisors
    RQFC-topic: beliefs on energy- multiple plains of existence

  6. Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 16:12:51 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Emily Miller
    E-mail:: babydirl9447@yahoo.com
    Location:: KS, USA
    Message:: This is a wonderful web site! It is easy to navigate and follow. Thank You
    RQFC-topic: correlation with the Illuminati
    RQFC Details: Yes, the Bavarian Illuminati supposedly died out in the early 19th century, but I know it goes deeper, much, much deeper; I want to know.

  7. Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 18:16:34 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Matthew Murphy
    E-mail:: westironbound@yahoo.ca
    Location:: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    RQFC-topic: Masonic membership
    RQFC Details: I am researching for a television documentary that will follow six apprentices through initiation. I need membership statistics of all kind. Average age, average age of new members, number of new members etc.

  8. Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 01:26:45 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Richard Jarl Carlson
    E-mail:: xtribe777@aol.com
    Location:: Palm Beach, Florida
    Message:: I am in search of Light. If anyone in south Fl. sees this, please contact me
    RQFC-topic: Hermetic Philosophy [The Light Of Egypt, The Brotherhood of light...etc]

  9. Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2003 17:23:24 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Omar Cardenas
    E-mail:: omar.cardenas@halliburton.com
    Location:: Maturin,Monagas,Venezuela
    Lodge:: Light of the Fraternity No81
    Lodge Loc'n:: Maturin, Venezuela

    RQFC-topic: Blue Masonry
    RQFC Details: We are specially interested in the historical aspects of the masonry (origins, great masons, future,etc).

  10. Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 10:20:51 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Roberto Muņoz Bolaņos
    E-mail:: rmubo@eresmas.com
    Location:: madrid
    Lodge:: Lautaro nš 41
    Lodge Loc'n:: madrid
    Office:: aprendiz
    Message:: Fantastica page, full of scientific information. I am historian and I use your page
    RQFC-topic: spain masonry
    RQFC Details: Spain masonry in the second republic in spain

  11. Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 13:54:10 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Michael G. Nozilo
    E-mail:: mikegn@snip.net
    Location:: Wallingford, PA
    Lodge:: Prospect Lodge.No.578
    Lodge Loc'n:: Prospect Park,PA.

    RQFC-topic: Masonic Life
    RQFC Details: Is there a book or essay on Masonic life in America ?

  12. Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 13:52:59 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Michael G. Nozilo
    E-mail:: mukegn@snip.net
    Location:: Wallingford, PA
    Lodge:: Prospect Lodge.No.578
    Lodge Loc'n:: Prospect Park,PA.

    RQFC-topic: Masonic Life
    RQFC Details: Is there a book or essay on Masonic life in America ?

  13. Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 09:40:39 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Dionysios Spiliotopoulos
    E-mail:: dio-nysio@libero.it
    Location:: Milan. Italy
    Lodge:: James Anderson 928
    Lodge Loc'n:: Milan
    Office:: Senior Warden

    RQFC-topic: Esoterism

  14. Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 23:40:11 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Benny Ty
    E-mail:: dynapak2001@yahoo.com
    Location:: Manila, Philippines
    Lodge:: Manila-Mt. Lebanon Lodge No. 1
    Lodge Loc'n:: Manila, Philippines
    Office:: Past Master

    RQFC-topic: Grand and Glorious Knights of Creeping Serpents
    RQFC Details: Hi, Fraternal Greetings! I am Benny Ty, a Past Master of Manila Mt. Lebanon Lodge No. 1, under the Jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of F & A M of the Philippines. May I request for all possible information on a group called the Grand and Glorious Knights of Creeping Serpent,(SNAKES). I was told that this group is very popular among masons in California and Arizona. Apparently, it is also starting to take roots here in the Philippine jurisdiction. Please provide as much information as possible so that I and several others may be properly guided if this is indeed a legitimate and recognized masonic organization. Is this organization acceptable and recognized by Grand Lodges similar to the appendant bodies or other allied organizations? Are there guidelines or circulars communicated to the brethren regarding this organization? I will be fraternally grateful for any information that can be provided, my email address is benny@dynapak.net or dynapak2001@yahoo.com. Thank you. Fraternally, Benny Ty, PM Manila Mt. Lebanon, No. 1, Grand Lodge of F & A M of the Philippines

  15. Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 00:29:28 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: pat johnston
    E-mail:: pawmj@yahoo.com
    Message:: While I am not a mason I am doing research and your site has been very helpful. Thank you very much.
    RQFC-topic: Rosslyn Chapel and other masonic sites
    RQFC Details: The place that they played in Scottish history and the place they play today.

  16. Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 05:56:43 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Grant Shnier
    E-mail:: grants@orco.co.za
    Location:: Johannesburg; South Africa
    Lodge:: Zion 891 SC
    Lodge Loc'n:: Johannesburg; South Africa
    Office:: Inner Gaurd

    RQFC-topic: Roslyn Chapel
    RQFC Details: The links to KT

  17. Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 20:41:58 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Trina Michel
    E-mail:: trinamichel@hotmail.com

    RQFC-topic: What do the compass, square, and "G" represent in the masonic symbol?
    RQFC Details: I am doing an Anthropology project on Cemetery symbols and I am having a hard time trying to find what the compass, square, and "G" represent. I would really appreciate to find out from a mason what these actually mean.

  18. Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 17:44:31 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Patrick Henry Throop
    E-mail:: throop@sbcglobal.net
    Location:: McKinney, TX
    Lodge:: Mid-West No. 317
    Lodge Loc'n:: Hastings, NE

    RQFC-topic: Benedict Arnold
    RQFC Details: I just finished reading "Dark Eagle" by John Ensor Harr. I had stuck in the back of my head the Benedict Arnold [the Dark Eagle]was a Mason. I found limited information on the internet on his expulsion from Poukeepsie Lodge. Can you direct me to more information on this; and, was he stripped of all Masonic privileges? Thanks.

  19. Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 00:32:03 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Nemanja Budimir
    E-mail:: vfcyu@yahoo.com
    Location:: Yugoslavia, Belgrade

    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry in Yugoslavia today
    RQFC Details: What is going on after Tapi death

  20. Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 05:10:18 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Lance A Brown
    E-mail:: labrown@iprimus.com.au
    Location:: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Lodge:: The Pacific Lodge
    Lodge Loc'n:: Hobart
    Office:: P M

    RQFC-topic: Current masonic Lectures
    RQFC Details: We operate under what was origially the English Constitution, but now is the Tasmanian Constition