On Secrecy

When speaking in a Masonic context, what is a secret? Are there differences between the "secrets of Freemasonry" and the "hidden mysteries of Freemasonry"? Should "mysteries" have been typed as "Mysteries"? If so, how does that complicate things? On this subject, opinions and views vary pretty wildly. I figured that, since I've now had this … Continue reading On Secrecy

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Harmony — Beyond Civility

Harmony. It's a subject that every newly-Raised Master Mason has a sensitivity toward. Within our Lodges, the concept is both broad and specific.  In addition to being interwoven into our Obligations, maintaining harmony within the Lodge is duty of the Lodge's officers — especially the Senior Warden and the Worshipful Master. If I'm not careful, this post … Continue reading Harmony — Beyond Civility

The Moral Advantages of Geometry

The Second Degree of Freemasonry charges newly-Passed Fellowcraft Masons to broaden their knowledge.  It does this by encouraging the study of the seven liberal arts and sciences.  These are separated into two groups: the Trivium and the Quadrivium.  The Trivium — composed of Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric — teach Mankind how to organize their thoughts … Continue reading The Moral Advantages of Geometry