Within Freemasonry, there are several recurring themes. If you were to spend time studying the symbolism of the Craft — and it doesn't really matter which symbol(s) you choose to start with — time and time again, you're going to be brought back to the concept of your own mortality. Coming to terms with how much life … Continue reading I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.
There is, in several jurisdictions, a small slice of Preston-Webb ritual that unfolds similar to this: "How should Masons meet?" "On the Level." "How should Masons act?" "By the Plumb." "And part upon the Square." I've muddled the wording a bit, but if you're familiar, you get the idea. In all of my years of … Continue reading To Part Upon the Square
There is this perception — this common belief — that once someone passes on, that's it. The person’s torch — that was their life — goes out. The world grows a little darker. A little colder. We lament the passing of the person, because we feel the loss. But this isn't what happens. When we … Continue reading The Glow of a Torch