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4th Quarter, 1996

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  1. Date: Sun, 29 Sep 96 15:29:59 EDT
    Name:: Luis Mejia
    Lodge:: Benjamin B. French # 15
    Location:: Washington DC
    E-mail:: azulj@juno.com
    RQFC-topic:
    Message:: I would like to correspond on the subjects of (a) what can be done to arrest FM's (presumed) decline; (b) what should FM aim to be in the next millenium; and (c) female masonry. Anyone interested in these subjects?

  2. Date: Mon, 30 Sep 96 11:55:32 EDT
    Name:: Andrea Walker
    E-mail:: atw104@psu.edu
    RQFC-topic: Masonry and its rituals

  3. Date: Tue, 1 Oct 96 04:33:57 EDT
    Name:: john cusworth walker 4
    RQFC-topic: 1640 sites in america relation to newton brewer wren carter

  4. Date: Wed, 2 Oct 96 17:42:27 EDT
    Name:: Bro. Sidney D. Arnold
    Lodge:: True light #79
    Location:: Chicago, Ill
    E-mail:: arnold_s@sandoz.com
    RQFC-topic: King David united supreme council
    Message:: I am doing research on Bro. John G. Jones and would like all info. on him. He was the first african-american to be made a shriner and was grand commander of king david united supreme council. also want info on the world masonic congress held in luxemberg in 1912 where he attended. I would like to know all who are affiliated with this organization past or present. I am trying to gather all history of this council and bring every one back to their rightful place. also to show that this is a legal body of AF&AM masons and Bro. Jones is consider the founder is all AF&AM African-American mason. Please help me in bring the world to light on this matter.

  5. Date: Wed, 2 Oct 96 17:44:07 EDT
    Name:: Bro. Sidney D. Arnold
    Lodge:: True light #79
    Location:: Chicago, Ill
    E-mail:: arnold_s@sandoz.com
    RQFC-topic: King David united supreme council
    Message:: I am doing research on Bro. John G. Jones and would like all info. on him. He was the first african-american to be made a shriner and was grand commander of king david united supreme council. also want info on the world masonic congress held in luxemberg in 1912 where he attended. I would like to know all who are affiliated with this organization past or present. I am trying to gather all history of this council and bring every one back to their rightful place. also to show that this is a legal body of AF&AM masons and Bro. Jones is consider the founder is all AF&AM African-American mason. Please help me in bring the world to light on this matter.

  6. Date: Thu, 3 Oct 96 16:15:03 EDT
    Name:: Gerald Goldberg
    E-mail:: flalger@sprintmail.com
    RQFC-topic: GlousterTrimble Ohio Lodge
    Message:: I am looking for information about James Barrett, a Master Mason, who died in 1902 in the Glouster/Trimble, Ohio area. Does anyone have any helpful information or the address and/or telephone number for the Lodge in the area. Thank you, Gerald

  7. Date: Thu, 3 Oct 96 16:19:44 EDT
    Name:: Gerald Goldberg
    E-mail:: flalger@sprintmail.com
    RQFC-topic: Address and/or phone number for Glouster/Trimble Ohio Lodge
    Message:: Researching Master Mason James Barrett, died 1902, Glouster/Trimble, Ohio.

  8. Date: Thu, 3 Oct 96 21:18:10 EDT
    Name:: F.W. Lynch
    Lodge:: Starbuck #160 Manitoba. Kilsyth St. John #39 Scotland
    Location:: Starbuck, Manitoba, Canada. Kilsyth, Glasgow, Scotland
    Office:: Past Master
    E-mail:: fredl@mb.sympatico.ca
    RQFC-topic: History of Freemasonry

  9. Date: Fri, 4 Oct 96 17:15:46 EDT
    Name:: Donald Ford Ellicott
    Lodge:: Francis Drake Lodge No. 376 F&A.M.
    Location:: South San Francisco, Ca. 94080
    Office:: Marshal
    E-mail:: ellicott@pacbell.net
    RQFC-topic: I have questions regarding Freemasonry in Russia
    Message:: I would like to know if there are any Masonic Lodges currently active in Russia.

  10. Date: Fri, 4 Oct 96 23:02:27 EDT
    Name:: Mark Price
    Lodge:: Millersville #126
    Location:: Indianapolis, IN
    Office:: Junior Steward
    E-mail:: mprice29@indy.net
    RQFC-topic: McDonald,PA
    Message:: I am searching for information about my wife's great-grandfather, who we know was a member of the blue lodge located in McDonald, PA. His name was JOHN P. TAYLOR, an MD, whose approximate life-span was 1875-1960. We beleieve he is a Past Master of the lodge in McDonald. Anyone with information please e-mail to: mprice29@indy.net

  11. Date: Mon, 7 Oct 96 08:28:08 EDT
    Name:: V.Wor.Bro.Peter J. Hansen, A.G.S.Wks.
    Lodge:: Cooroora Lodge No.232, United Grand Lodge of Queensland
    Location:: Pomona. Queensland. Australia.
    Office:: Director of Ceremonies.
    E-mail:: phansen@tpgi.com.au
    RQFC-topic: Historical links with Australian Freemasonry.
    Message:: I am a member of the Sunshine Coast Masonic Study Circle. A dedicated group of Freemasons on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland interested in furthering Masonic knowledge for the betterment of the Craft in general.

  12. Date: Tue, 8 Oct 96 06:10:04 EDT
    Name:: john cusworth walker
    E-mail:: lwalker@crosslink.net
    RQFC-topic: 1640 masons in va and ely england

  13. Date: Tue, 8 Oct 96 20:41:46 EDT
    Name:: shaun foster
    E-mail:: scf@quantum.net.au
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry and its attitude to women
    Message:: A huge believer in the teachings of 'The Craft' but yet to join

  14. Date: Wed, 9 Oct 96 15:24:27 EDT
    Name:: Sidney D. Arnold
    Lodge:: true light #79
    Location:: Chicago Ill.
    E-mail:: arnold_s@sandoz.com
    RQFC-topic: king david united sumpreme council
    Message:: any information on king david united supreme council and MPSGC John G. Jones 1850-1914. also the imperial grand council AAONMS 1893 founded by the same first african-american to be made a shriner and only man to be given patent of power from the imperial council of mecca,arabia.

  15. Date: Sun, 13 Oct 96 22:18:26 EDT
    Name:: brad morris
    E-mail:: jmorris577@aol.com
    RQFC-topic: Looking for geneology info on freemason relative
    Message:: Please help me find information on George Thomas Morris. George, according to my father, was a 33rd degree mason who we believe was born in Toledo, Ohio. George was a great lakes ship capitan and steamship inspector for the State of Ohio, probably in the 1880's George was my great grandfather. Does the organization keep records on ancient members and do they make these records avaliable to family members?

  16. Date: Tue, 15 Oct 96 23:47:18 EDT
    Name:: Wright Smith, III
    Lodge:: KING SOLOMON LODGE #97
    Location:: DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA
    E-mail:: FATFARM67
    RQFC-topic: PRINCE HALL - AFRICA LODGE #1 (BLACKS AND FREEMASONARY)
    Message:: Other topic of research: Masonic images and symbols in day to day life, Masonary and the BIBLE.... ECT.

  17. Date: Sat, 12 Oct 96 13:51:21 EDT
    Name:: Emmanuel GERAKIOS
    Lodge:: Acropolis Nr. 84, under the Grand Lodge of Greece
    Location:: Athens, Greece
    E-mail:: gerak@compulink.gr
    RQFC-topic: History of 3. degree, Royal Arch history
    Message:: The electronic chain makes the fraternity even stronger.

  18. Date: Sun, 13 Oct 96 03:39:10 EDT
    Name:: Dr.Michelle Marie P. Aportadera PHQ
    E-mail:: mitzi@interasia.com.ph
    RQFC-topic: International Order of Job's Daughters
    Message:: I am a past honored Queen of the International Order of job's Daughters Bethel No. 6 Davao City Philippines. I am doing research on the Organization such as history and the status of the different bethels world wide.

  19. Date: Thu, 17 Oct 96 01:49:17 EDT
    Name:: Alexi Balian
    Lodge:: Zetland Lodge No.326 G.R.C.
    Location:: Toronto District 5
    Office:: S.D.
    E-mail:: alexib@interlog.com
    RQFC-topic: Censing the Lodge Room

  20. Date: Sun, 20 Oct 96 06:27:10 EDT
    Name:: Robert J. Eich
    Lodge:: Pusan Lodge #1675
    Location:: Camp Hialeah, Pusan, South Korea
    Office:: Senior Warden
    E-mail:: eapb-shl-sup@emh7.korea.army.mil
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Videos, for non-masonic public viewing
    Message:: Greetings & salutations! Our lodge is having our installation ceremony in December. I am interested in obtaining a few videos for showing at our installation dinner. If there are any brothers out there that can help me out, it would be great! Just a little history of our lodge; we are under the Grand Lodge of Scotland, and we are located on a military installation. We have a small but energetic membership (just painted the lodge today). I am eager to communicate with all my bretheren out there. I am also a senior DeMolay, and am interested in starting a chapter here. Hope to hear from you, whomever you are, soon! RJE

  21. Date: Sun, 20 Oct 96 10:04:52 EDT
    Name:: Robert J Stephens
    Lodge:: Ashlar#701
    Location:: Tillsonburg Ont. Can.
    Office:: W.M. 1996
    E-mail:: Craig@hometown.on.ca
    RQFC-topic: Books on freemasonry
    Message:: I'm looking for a copy of Beyond the Pillars or any other informative books. Thank You From The East

  22. Date: Mon, 21 Oct 96 12:57:04 EDT
    Name:: James A. McCall
    E-mail:: devon@msn.com
    RQFC-topic:
    Message:: I have just came in to my possesion papers from my grandfather who was a mason, he was a member of the valley of juneau orient of alaska, (Scottish Rite Mason) some of the papers were his initial certificate from 1924, and a fifty year certificate, his name was Ansel James McCall, if there are any one who knew him or was a member with him i would like to hear from you.

  23. Date: Mon, 21 Oct 96 15:58:44 EDT
    Name:: Christine Moellenberndt
    E-mail:: catwoman@inreach.com
    RQFC-topic: Masonic history and purposes
    Message:: I'm a Past Worthy Advisor of my Rainbow assembly, and Master of the Grand Cross of Color. I'm doing a research paper on Masonry, and am doing my own research, as my father is considering becoming a mason. Anyone who knows of some good books or articles is encouraged to mail me with their information.

  24. Date: Tue, 22 Oct 96 14:04:31 EDT
    Name:: Wilbur Franklin
    E-mail:: wfrank@ix.netcom.com
    RQFC-topic: Wilkerson membership
    Message:: I have a picture of my great grandfathers grave. I don't know where he is buried. It has a masonic symbol on the tombstone. I know in 1880 he lived in Franklin co. Il. and in early 1900's in Missouri. His wife lived in Washington co. Il. in 1920 census with his son. Is there any way to find out information when he joined and where he is buried. Thank you for any information you may be able to help me with. Wilbur Franklin

  25. Date: Tue, 22 Oct 96 15:25:40 EDT
    Name:: Andrew Douglas Brown
    E-mail:: andrewbrown@mail.asmr.com
    RQFC-topic: Rosicrucian elements in Freemasonry
    Message:: I am also seeking sponsorship in the Arlington, Virginia area.

  26. Date: Wed, 23 Oct 96 08:05:28 EDT
    Name:: Gregory Dower
    Lodge:: Renown 270
    Location:: Melbourne Victoria Australia
    Office:: Senior Decon
    E-mail:: gdower@ibm.net
    RQFC-topic: Knight's Templar
    Message:: Please provide any information on the history of Knight's Templar. I am a member of Knight's Templar Pembroke no 1. Best Masonic wishes Gregory Dower

  27. Date: Thu, 24 Oct 96 01:31:08 EDT
    Name:: Christopher A. Hesselrode
    E-mail:: thehess@earthlink.net
    RQFC-topic: I am looking to become a Mason, will you send me information?
    Message:: I would like some books, pamphlets, etc. My name and address is: Christopher A. Hesselrode 5302 Colodny Drive Apt. #1 Agoura CA. 91301 Thank you!

  28. Date: Thu, 24 Oct 96 07:41:09 EDT
    Name:: Robert J. Eich Jr.
    Lodge:: Pusan Lodge #1675
    Location:: Camp Hialeah, Pusan, South Korea
    Office:: Senior Warden
    E-mail:: eapb-shl-sup@emh7.korea.army.mil
    RQFC-topic: Looking for lost brothers
    Message:: I recently signed the guestbook, but didn't realize how far reaching it is. I am a senior Demolay, and a past Master Councillor of Salisbury Chapter, Order of DeMolay in Salisbury, Md. I haven't been back there in ten years. If anyone out there is even remotely associated with that chapter or Wicomico Lodge #91 or Centennial Lodge #221, please e-mail me. I am especially looking to get in touch with either Terry Meyers, Carl Vincent, or Sam Vincent. Those gentlemen were our chapter's advisors and they really did a lot for me. If anyone knows them or of them, PLEASE contact me! Freemasonry is one of the best things I've ever known. To ALL my bretheren I say, SUPPORT YOUR BLUE LODGES! I would love to hear from anyone. May TGAOTU watch over us all!

  29. Date: Thu, 24 Oct 96 16:34:12 EDT
    Name:: Christian Buhl (ChriB)
    Lodge:: Zum Schwarzen Bdr (Black Bear) #79 AFAM
    Location:: Hannover, Germany
    Office:: NONE (still fellowcraftsman)
    E-mail:: Christian_Buhl@h.magicvillage.de
    RQFC-topic: Contact, travel, visits
    Message:: Hi Finally I found masons in the internet I am looking for lots of contacts all over the world. Stay straight ! ChriB

  30. Date: Thu, 24 Oct 96 16:34:12 EDT
    Name:: Christian Buhl (ChriB)
    Lodge:: Zum Schwarzen Bdr (Black Bear) #79 AFAM
    Location:: Hannover, Germany
    Office:: NONE (still fellowcraftsman)
    E-mail:: Christian_Buhl@h.magicvillage.de
    RQFC-topic: Contact, travel, visits
    Message:: Hi Finally I found masons in the internet I am looking for lots of contacts all over the world. Stay straight ! ChriB

  31. Date: Wed, 30 Oct 96 03:41:34 EST
    Name:: Lucas Janas
    E-mail:: ljanas@lew.elka.pw.edu.pl
    RQFC-topic: I'd like to get some info about free-masonry in Poland.

  32. Date: Tue, 5 Nov 96 11:11:20 EST
    Name:: Jerry Ossachuk
    Lodge:: Keewatin Lodge #417 GLC AF&AM Province of Ontario
    Location:: Western District Northwestern Ontario
    Office:: SW
    E-mail:: wirlee@voyageur.ca
    RQFC-topic: Missing Artifact
    Message:: Greetings Brethren, In April Alan Tibbetts placed an article on our missing Pipe of Peace in the Philalethes magazine.This Pipe was started on a ten year journey in 1987 to be returned to us in 1997.Last location known was at Rosemead Lodge #457 in California.As I anticipate being WM in 1997 I would appreciate any information for it's safe return to us.Brethren I really need your help, please if you are aware of it's location let me know. My address is Jerry Ossachuk, Box 716 Kenora Ontario P9N 3X6, email wirlee@voyageur.ca. Yours in the Faith, Jerry Ossachuk

  33. Date: Wed, 6 Nov 96 17:46:39 EST
    Name:: John Drew
    E-mail:: jdrew@mail.ju.edu
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Lodge History
    Message:: I am in the process of compleating my application to petition the local Lodge for membership. I am very interested in the history of the Maonic Lodge. Both of my Grandfathers are Masons and I have wanted to learn more about the Lodge for some time now. I am the Staff Assistant to the President for Publc Affairs at Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida. (904) 745-7044

  34. Date: Sat, 9 Nov 96 17:20:14 EST
    Name:: Jxrgen Boesen
    Lodge:: Genesis - Grand Lodge of Denmark
    Location:: Copenhagen - Denmark
    E-mail:: jboesen@post4.tele.dk
    RQFC-topic: Templars

  35. Date: Tue, 12 Nov 96 08:59:42 EST
    Name:: Jenny Smith
    E-mail:: j.m.smith@mdx.ac.uk
    RQFC-topic: numerology
    Message:: I am researching the influence of numerology on Renaissance music (if any). I know the Masons were not formed until after the Renaissance, but I wonder if anyone might know of some pre-masonic numerological influences which could have influenced composers, or indeed of any Renaissance composers who are suspected of using Numerology in their work (I have suspicions about Byrd, Tallis, Lassus and Gabrieli). Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

  36. Date: Wed, 13 Nov 96 21:37:51 EST
    Name:: Brian Little and David Lapp
    Lodge:: King Edward Lodge No. 93
    Location:: Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Office:: PM & MM
    E-mail:: bittle@mts.net
    RQFC-topic: Increasing attendence to lodge
    Message:: Just checking out the sites! Love your page!

  37. Date: Thu, 14 Nov 96 17:32:12 EST
    Name:: Louis Jack Colvis, Jr.
    Lodge:: Keystone-Trinity Lodge# 243
    Location:: Webster Groves, MO
    E-mail:: jcolvis@ix.netcom.com
    RQFC-topic: European locations of historical documents on Freemasonry

  38. Date: Sat, 16 Nov 96 07:56:46 EST
    Name:: Jeremy Brown
    Lodge:: Dalhousie, Ottawa, Canada & Wascana 2 Saskatchewan Canada
    Location:: Canada
    E-mail:: copdoc@ftn.net
    RQFC-topic: The Widow's Son
    Message:: I'm working on my second novel. This one has a masonic theme. I'm thinking of using the phrase from the Movie "The Man Who Would Be King" that is said to Christopher Plummer by Sean Connery in the train. I would like some opinions from the bretheren about whether a quote from the movie would seem acceptable.

  39. Date: Mon, 18 Nov 96 19:09:11 EST
    Name:: Robert Blue
    E-mail:: rob_blue@bc.sympatico.ca
    RQFC-topic: enlightenment
    Message:: I know the grail is not a cup or dish.

  40. Date: Tue, 19 Nov 96 18:01:57 EST
    Name:: Malet Paul
    Lodge:: Felibrige
    Location:: Nimes France
    Office:: Marshal
    E-mail:: malet_paul@msn.com
    RQFC-topic: York rite

  41. Date: Tue, 19 Nov 96 20:56:26 EST
    Name:: Albin Wallace
    Lodge:: Yarra Valley
    Location:: Lilydale (Victoria, Australia)
    Office:: United Grand Lodge of Victoria
    E-mail:: awallace@serct.schnet.edu.au
    RQFC-topic: Knights Templar/Rose Croix

  42. Date: Wed, 20 Nov 96 02:29:51 EST
    Name:: Mark L. LaRoue, D.C.
    E-mail:: XXKnights@aol.com
    RQFC-topic: A disscussion on French vs. English/Am Masonry
    Message:: Is there any info on the "Splitting of the Elm"? What was the Schism? Do Masons themselves claim orgin before the early 18th century? Did de Molay leave instructions for the formation of new secret orders and continuation of the Templar Brotherhood? Ship and Double Crescent? White Greyhound? Nonsense? Interested in history not available to everyone.

  43. Date: Wed, 20 Nov 96 16:55:39 EST
    Name:: Jeff Slauson
    E-mail:: slausonj@jefferson-scranton.k12.iA.us
    RQFC-topic: Shakespeare and Esoterica
    Message:: Shakespeare's Hamlet contains characters by the name of Rosencrantz (note similarity to Rosenkruetz) and Guildenstern. These are characters from Hamlet's university, and may represent members of a secret organization. If anyone has information regarding Shakespeare and his connections to things esoteric, please e-mail me at slausonj@jefferson-scranton.k12.ia.us

  44. Date: Sat, 23 Nov 96 04:56:01 EST
    Name:: Pierre MESTE
    Lodge:: St-Jean des Hospitaliers N0288
    Location:: Toulouse, France
    Office:: Senoir Deacon
    E-mail:: mestep@mail.jovenet.fr
    RQFC-topic: Rituals in use
    Message:: Greetings ! I am interested in the studies of Masonic Rituals, active or extinct. Thanks and best regards, Pierre.

  45. Date: Sat, 23 Nov 96 10:35:18 EST
    Name:: sam aloi
    Lodge:: seminole lodge #304
    Location:: ft.lauderdale florida
    Office:: junior warden
    E-mail:: sama@interpoint.net
    RQFC-topic: questions i can help answer about masonry
    Message:: "to be one ask one" i'm always available for questions all you have to is e-mail me.

  46. Date: Sun, 24 Nov 96 20:50:33 EST
    Name:: Alvaro.E.R.Falcco de Almeida
    Lodge:: Loja Magtnica "CAVALEIROS TEMPLARIOS"- GOMG-COMAB
    Location:: Belo Horizonte, MG, BRAZIL
    Office:: Tiler
    E-mail:: azfalcao@inetminas.estaminas.com.br
    RQFC-topic: Emulation Rite
    Message:: Greetings from a brazilian Bro! God bless you all!

  47. Date: Sun, 24 Nov 96 23:30:44 EST
    Name:: Larry D. Tindle
    Lodge:: Palestine Lodge #241 AF&AM of Missouri
    Location:: St. Charles, Missouri
    Office:: Senior Deacon (also Lodge Education Officer)
    E-mail:: ldalet@juno.com
    RQFC-topic: Besides notice of labor or refreshement - The Wardens Columns - other meaning
    Message:: I am additionally doing research on the history of the introduction of the perfect points of entrance into the ritual. Any information or references would be greatly appreciated

  48. Date: Thu, 28 Nov 96 03:26:27 EST
    Name:: Meath Robert Hammond
    E-mail:: m.hammond@dme.wa.gov.au
    RQFC-topic: membership
    Message:: Interested in joining the Freemason order in Western Australia, my Grandfather founded the Carnarvon Lodge and my family has a long history of association with the Freemasons. I would be happy to hear from anyone who could provide details about becoming a mason.

  49. Date: Thu, 28 Nov 96 12:44:38 EST
    Name:: Myron C. Boice
    Lodge:: Ferry Pass No. 348
    Location:: Pensacola FL
    Office:: P.M. Chaplain
    E-mail:: GCRAM@Juno.com
    RQFC-topic: 18th Cent. British lodges in Florida; St. Andrew's No.1 of Pensacola (Under East Florida G. Lodge - St. Augutine(G.L. of Scotland))
    Message:: York Rite Royal Arch Masonry

  50. Date: Thu, 28 Nov 96 13:28:30 EST
    Name:: James J. Jacks
    Lodge:: Seminole # 304
    Location:: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    E-mail:: jjjathome@aol.com
    RQFC-topic: Corner Stone, its history and info on duly laid corner stones rites.
    Message:: please send info asap to : jjjathome@aol.com or jjjacks@hillsboro.net needed for event on 4 December. Thanks

  51. Date: Thu, 28 Nov 96 21:15:57 EST
    Name:: Alex Cejka
    E-mail:: AlCejka@netcom.ca
    RQFC-topic: Hermetism and freemasonry?

  52. Date: Fri, 29 Nov 96 07:20:51 EST
    Name:: Mr CHANSARDON
    Lodge:: les precurseurs GODF FRANCE.
    Location:: FRANCE
    Office:: MASTER
    E-mail:: www.orstom.fr
    RQFC-topic: Prince hall
    Message:: we are your brothers ...

  53. Date: Fri, 29 Nov 96 12:34:19 EST
    Name:: Jim W. Legate 32
    Lodge:: Green Valley Lodge #71
    Location:: Green Valley, Arizona
    Office:: WM 97
    E-mail:: jimjole@azstarnet.com
    RQFC-topic: LODGE OF MOURNING
    Message:: I am attempting to gain information about a Lodge of Mourning. I learned of this ceremony from a Borther in Australia. I hope to do one in 97. It is not a Lodge of Sorrow. There is a vast difference. If you have any information your help would be greatly appreciated.

  54. Date: Fri, 29 Nov 96 20:32:47 EST
    Name:: BRYANT LUKE
    Lodge:: A,J JONES LODGE #1
    Location:: STATEN ISLAND,NY,10303
    Office:: SD
    E-mail:: CWZR08A@PRODIGY.COM
    RQFC-topic: GREETING OTHERS
    Message:: IT IS BEAUTIFULL TO SEE THE LIGHT SHINING ON THE INTERNET KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND CONTINUE TO SPREAD MASONRY THROUGH YOUR TRAVELS.

  55. Date: Sat, 30 Nov 96 02:47:05 EST
    Name:: Alex Cejka
    E-mail:: AlCejka@netcom.ca
    RQFC-topic: Canadian Freemasonry
    Message:: I would like to corespond with Freemason from Oakville/Mississauga or Toronto area - my subject of research is Hermetism on basis of rhodostauric system / Esoteric traditions/B.T. etc.

  56. Date: Sat, 30 Nov 96 21:43:18 EST
    Name:: Herman C. "Hank" Segle SR.
    Lodge:: Steubenville #45
    Location:: Steubenville,Ohio
    Office:: SR.Deacon
    E-mail:: hsegle@weir.net
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry and the Catholic Church

  57. Date: Sun, 1 Dec 96 03:26:25 EST
    Name:: Jon Cairns
    Lodge:: Prospice
    Location:: Southgate, London, England
    Office:: Junior Deacon
    E-mail:: jcairns30@aol.com
    RQFC-topic: I would like to learn more about the origins of masonry
    Message:: I would be pleased to chat/correspond with any masons on the Internet. I am a very enthusiastic mason who has been "In" for 3 years

  58. Date: Sun, 1 Dec 96 08:16:21 EST
    Name:: Johnny Po
    Lodge:: Manticao Lodge No. 243
    Location:: Iligan City, Philippines
    Office:: Past Master and Secretary
    E-mail:: johnnypo@iligan.com
    RQFC-topic: Symbolism of the 1st three degrees
    Message:: Fraternal Greetings to all the brethren! I'm looking for Masonic correspondence regarding the symbolism in the 3 degrees of the blue lodge. I'm currently doing a research on this subject and the outcome of this research will be given as a lecture in our lodges here in our district. I'll appreciate any brother out there who can share with me about this subject matter.

  59. Date: Mon, 2 Dec 96 01:36:34 EST
    Name:: ED PRICE
    Lodge:: COLUMBIA LODGE #31
    Location:: COLUMBIA, TN
    E-mail:: EPRICE@EDGE.NET
    RQFC-topic: ORIGINS OF FREEMASONRY

  60. Date: Mon, 2 Dec 96 08:36:08 EST
    Name:: T. Scot Blair
    E-mail:: blairt@acccss.langley.af.mil
    RQFC-topic: Adam Weishaupt
    Message:: I wish to follow my grandfather's footsteps and become a Mason. If there are any in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area, I request guidance in this matter

  61. Date: Tue, 26 Nov 96 15:31:37 EST
    Name:: colin johnson
    E-mail:: colinson@hotmail.com
    RQFC-topic: why is there the eye above the pyramid on the back of the dollar bill? What does Annuit Coeptis Novus Ordo Seclorum?
    Message:: If some one could email me this information, I would appricate it.

  62. Date: Wed, 4 Dec 96 10:18:06 EST
    Name:: Suat Ungan, Worshipful Master
    Lodge:: Tolerance #76
    Location:: Ankara, Turkey
    E-mail:: sungan@rorqual.cc.metu.edu.tr
    RQFC-topic: Woman acceptance
    Message:: I would like to know if woman are accepted to Old and Accepted Scotch Rite meetings in France. Wiht bro. regards

  63. Date: Wed, 4 Dec 96 14:49:27 EST
    Name:: DAVID SLINGSBY P.M.
    Lodge:: SOUTHERN CROSS No 398 (GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND)
    Location:: CAPE TOWN - SOUTH AFRICA
    Office:: PAST MASTER NOW SECRETARY
    E-mail:: slingsby@iafrica.com
    RQFC-topic: GENERAL
    Message:: FRATERNAL GREETINGS AS SECRETARY, I PRODUCE A NEWS SHEET FOR DISTRIBUTION WITH THE MONTHY BILLET ANY INFORMATION OF INTEREST I WILL COMMUNICATE. LODGE SOUTHERN CROSS 1st SCOTTISH LODGE IN SOUTH AFRICA AND MAYBE IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE ESTABLISHED IN 1860

  64. Date: Sat, 7 Dec 96 11:58:21 EST
    Name:: Erling Haagensen
    E-mail:: Merling@cybernet.dk
    RQFC-topic: photo, film, video
    Message:: I am doing research to make a TV-documentary about freemasonry. (My latest TV-doc. was "The secret of the Templars", also viewed on Discovery). I am interested in available film, video or photo-material. But anyone - brothers and others - are very welcome to contact me. Thank you for this possibilities.

  65. Date: Sun, 8 Dec 96 23:59:27 EST
    Name:: Ervin S. Aspiras
    Lodge:: Iligan Lodge No. 207
    Location:: Philippines
    Office:: Past Master
    E-mail:: ervin@iname. com
    RQFC-topic: Symbolism & Esoteric Meanings, Theosophy
    Message:: I'll be glad if some brethren can drop a line...

  66. Date: Mon, 9 Dec 96 05:16:58 EST
    Name:: Moraes, Aldebaran de Oliveira Isac
    Lodge:: Caridade Sul Mineira 38
    Location:: Santa Rita do Sapucai, MG, Brazil
    E-mail:: aldebaran@cgm.com.br
    RQFC-topic: DeMolay and Job4s Daughters
    Message:: I4m a DeMolay and a Freemason and my girlfriend is a Job4s Daughter, so i4d like more informations about this themss. Thanks for de response

  67. Date: Sat, 14 Dec 96 11:45:29 EST
    Name:: Henrique Capeleiro
    Lodge:: Lodge 20 de Agosto
    Location:: Sao Bernardo do campo - Sao Paulo - Brazil
    Office:: Grande Oriente Paulista
    E-mail:: hcapeleiro@cebinet.com.br
    RQFC-topic: Masonry History

  68. Date: Tue, 17 Dec 96 10:45:39 EST
    Name:: Angie Jensen
    Location:: Des Moines,IA
    E-mail:: jenac.960.gvc.edu
    RQFC-topic: The different levels of membership & their characteristics
    Message:: I have a friend wanting to become a freemason and I want to learn more about them in order to understand the organization.

  69. Date: Tue, 17 Dec 96 10:48:52 EST
    Name:: Angie Jensen
    Location:: Des Moines, IA
    E-mail:: jenac960.gvc.edu
    RQFC-topic:
    Message:: see previous e-mail from Angie Jensen.This message is correct e-mail address (jenac960.gvc.edu). [Web-master's note:: Actually neither of these is a well-formed e-mail address.]

  70. Date: Tue, 17 Dec 96 10:45:39 EST
    Name:: Angie Jensen
    Location:: Des Moines,IA
    E-mail:: jenac.960.gvc.edu
    RQFC-topic: The different levels of membership & their characteristics
    Message:: I have a friend wanting to become a freemason and I want to learn more about them in order to understand the organization.

  71. Date: Tue, 17 Dec 96 10:48:52 EST
    Name:: Angie Jensen
    Location:: Des Moines, IA
    E-mail:: jenac960.gvc.edu
    RQFC-topic:
    Message:: see previous e-mail from Angie Jensen.This message is correct e-mail address (jenac960.gvc.edu). [Web-master's note:: Actually neither of these is a well-formed e-mail address.]

  72. Date: Thu, 19 Dec 96 08:02:01 EST
    Name:: James D. Oberlin
    Lodge:: Hobah Lodge No. 276
    Location:: Brookville, PA
    Office:: Past District Deputy Grand Master
    E-mail:: joberlin@ncentral.com
    RQFC-topic: The Masters Word

  73. Date: Thu, 19 Dec 96 15:10:59 EST
    Name:: F rater Avatar
    E-mail:: Avatar93@hotmail.com
    RQFC-topic: freemasonry and the relation to the Golden dawn and OTO.

  74. Date: Sat, 21 Dec 96 03:23:37 EST
    Name:: John P. Heger
    Lodge:: Tradition
    Location:: Lausanne, Switzerland
    E-mail:: andrewe@iprolink.ch
    RQFC-topic: Masonic links on the Web
    Message:: Swiss people are known to be reflective. Whatever, some of us Swiss Masons are willing to be on the Net for a start. Anybody having a suggestion to help us be signalled where things happen ? Bro. regards to all and everybody.

  75. Date: Mon, 23 Dec 96 11:35:18 EST
    Name:: Bjorn Matthiasson
    Lodge:: Edda, #1
    Location:: Reykjavik, Iceland
    Office:: Past Chaplain
    E-mail:: bjorn.matthiasson@fjr.stjr.is
    RQFC-topic: Historical evidence of existence of Freemasonry bef. 1700.

  76. Date: Thu, 26 Dec 96 19:20:01 EST
    Name:: Charles J. Schneider
    Lodge:: M.B.Taylor#141
    Location:: Hammonton NJ
    Office:: Jr. Deacon
    E-mail:: 105320.3443@compuserve.com
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry in general
    Message:: Happy Holidays Everyone

  77. Date: Thu, 26 Dec 96 20:31:29 EST
    Name:: Jeb Bond Raitt
    Lodge:: Corinthian Lodge # 266
    Location:: Norfolk, VA USA
    Office:: Member, History Committee
    E-mail:: jebraitt@aol.com
    RQFC-topic: Symbols in the Virginia Grand Lodge Seal
    Message:: I've been working on and off on research about the symbols in the Virginia Grand Lodge Seal. So far, I have found two old articles, but I'm wondering if anyone else has done any work on the subject.

  78. Date: Fri, 27 Dec 96 02:22:35 EST
    Name:: Anthony Smith
    Lodge:: Prince Hall Lodge #1 F&AM P.H.A.
    Location:: Nashville,TN.
    Office:: Secretary
    E-mail:: Divanman@AOL.com
    RQFC-topic: All P.H.A.related info.
    Message:: I look foward to talking will all Brothers wherever dispersed.

  79. Date: Fri, 27 Dec 96 17:16:48 EST
    Name:: Bernardo A Merizalde, MD
    Lodge:: Mozart Lodge 436, Philadelphia.
    Location:: Masonic Temple, Philadelphia
    E-mail:: Bermeriz@Navpoint.com
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry and alchemy
    Message:: There appears to be a significant "parallel" between the mysteries of the alchemical allegories and the masonic symbology and ritual. I haven't been able to find any significant relationship between both traditions. The only relationship seems to be the crossover from Rosicrucianism to Freemasonry. But there the alchemical allegory seems to dissapear. Does anyone have any more information?