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Brother Paul Revere gets all the credit in the history books, but he did not even finish his famous ride! Actually, Brother Revere was captured by the British halfway to the village of Concord to warn the natives that the British were coming. Dr. Samuel Prescott who just happened to be along completed the ride. The reason Paul Revere has gained a firm place in American history for his feat is that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow…

A jewel is a sign of a particular office in the line of officers of a lodge. Here is a description of each jewel and what it denotes. The Worshipful Master wears the jewel of a right angle of a square. In the building, the right angle of a square is used to ensure the angles of the building are true. For the Master, it represents the Master’s function in guarding the virtue of what…

Current concerns regarding declining membership in the Craft fail to recognize we are still a formidable force for good in the world. Turning our attention to what we can do for others may hold the answer to what we can do for ourselves. We are still five + million strong worldwide. With our wonderful wives who share our Masonic life with us, we become ten million strong. Adding one sibling gives us fifteen million beacons…

The oldest regularly established Masonic lodges in the American colonies of which there is a record are: St. John’s of Boston (constituted in 1733) Solomon’s in Savannah, GA., and Solomon’s in Charleston, S.C. (both constituted in 1735). There is no reason to believe there were earlier lodges but the record is not altogether clear. It is certain, lodges were operating in Philadelphia as early as 1730, and there is a tradition that a lodge was…

No man is perfect, and that includes me. I have noticed on many occasions while sitting in the dining hall before our meetings, many subjects are discussed. However, in the course of these discussions, foul language begins to creep into the conversation, and before long profanity takes precedent. Is this is what we, as Masons, have learned at our altar of obligation? I think not. What normally will start as a filthy remark, eventually becomes…

“When man reaches new worlds, Masonry will be there!” Those were the comments made by Buzz Aldrin – the second man ever to step on the moon – in a 1969 interview with The New Age magazine. So does this mean that… Buzz Aldrin is/was a Freemason? Yes it does. In case you did not know, legendary Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is indeed a Brother. Brother Aldrin was initiated into Freemasonry at Oak Park Lodge No.…

York Rite is one of the several appendant bodies of the Freemasonry. It can be said as a collection of multiple Masonic bodies that used to operate independently during the initial years. Today, it refers to three cooperative groups that confer to 10 degrees in the United States. There are three primary bodies of the York Rite: The Royal Arch Masons, The Cryptic Masons, and The Commander of Knights Templar. The Royal Arch has 4 degrees,…

Greetings Brethren. I had some time to kill this morning and I was browsing around YouTube looking for ghost-stories (as one do) when I stumbled across a few videos claiming to show various haunted Masonic Lodges. I’m still not quite sure about the existence of ghosts to be honest, but I have found the following videos at the very least interesting to watch. In these videos below, you’ll get to see abandoned haunted masonic lodges…

It seems like it yes. From the following image, which has been circulating on the interwebz lately, it seems like Juan Guido, the newly “elected” President of Venezuela (backed by both the US and the EU) seems to be at the very least; An Entered Apprentice in Freemasonry Could this image be fake? It could be, but I doubt it. I even asked my Photoshop buddy his thoughts and he confirms the image seems legit. Could…

King Solomon’s temple is one of the most famous temples in human’s history. This was the first temple which was known as God’s royal palace and Israel’s center of worship. Therefore, it has significance and it is a symbol of holiness and royalty too in today’s world. Though most people know it was constructed under Solomon and it was the Holy Temple particularly in ancient Jerusalem, there are some other interesting facts which are latent…

No, Freemasons aren’t the same as the Illuminati. People often associate Freemasonry with Illuminati due to their secretive world, but in reality, the roots and rituals of this society are utterly different than Illuminati. Freemasonry has its roots in medieval trade guilds. Unfortunately, due to the secret nature of this society, its reputation has not always been positive. They have lodges, secret handshakes, specific beliefs, social associations, code words and symbols that make a common…

Freemasons are considered as the global elite who control the world. Most people think that this society is all about power, money, masked-parties, and world domination. However, the reality is different. In reality, Freemasons are the target of this conspiracy theory mainly because for promoting anti-Christian ideology. According to one Master Mason, ‘Bankers control the world, not us.’ And, it is 100% true. The things that make them a hot topic for conspiracy theorists are…

How do Freemasons greet each other? This is one of the most searched questions about Freemasonry, as this organization has a long, secretive history. It doesn’t give its secret codes and language easily, which perplexes a common person and makes him speculate about this superstructure even more. Yes, they have been portrayed as a secret society, which has a great influence on almost all the governments, but the reality is different. It is not a…

Why do Freemasons wear aprons? Freemasons wear an apron with pride. It is a symbol which connects them with centuries-old stonemasons. In the middle ages, they wore the traditional, leather apron to carry their tools. In Freemasonry, an apron is an emblem of innocence and the badge of honor. When the Fraternity was first established in the 1700s in England, its founders were looking for actual traditions and rituals that can associate them with the…

Are Freemasons tax exempt? This question often revolves around the mind of new candidates, as the term ‘Masonic Tax’ is often discussed in the media. Today, we will try to explain everything regarding how this entire society works and whether its members are tax exempt… So, keep on reading. The simple answer is; ‘It Depends’. It depends on the country, it depends on the region, and it depends on the government as well. Freemasons and…

Freemasonry isn’t a worldwide organization. There are many places where Freemasonry is banned due to its concept and clash with different aspects of religions. For that reason, if you are planning to reside in some country, it is better to make sure Freemasonry is legal in it. Even some governments in the world see Freemasonry as a direct threat, and it is particularly because of its secret nature and international connections. For a great piece…

Yes, you can become a Knights Templar today. It exists as one of the top rankings Masonic organization in Freemasonry. Though you must require membership and show that you share a common understanding of modern Templar. Becoming a Knights Templar isn’t a complicated issue at all. It is indeed a unique and exceptional way to transform your life. You comprehend the purpose of your life and take a firm stand for what is right for…

How were the Knights Templar formed? Knights Templar, also known as Poor Fellow-Soldiers of The Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, were actually a Catholic military order. They were highly-trained, well-equipped, and highly motivated. It was their aim to carry out important missions and protect those pilgrims who visit the holy land. Order of the Knights Templar was formed by Hugh de Payens in Jerusalem, around 1119, but officially recognized in 1139 by the…

We know, most experts claim that the Freemasonry started in 1717, but our research shows us its roots are much deeper than our imagination. Its principles and knowledge were practiced under other names from ancient Babylon down to the present-day Masonic Order. In reality, no one knows the original starting date of Masonry. Its actual origin has been lost in time. No one knows with certainty how and when it was formed. Historians assume it…

How much does it cost to become a Freemason? The cost of becoming a Freemason varies from lodge to lodge. There is no single answer to this question. However, contrary to popular belief, you do not need to be rich to join Freemasonry as the membership fees are relatively low. There are two main costs of joining Freemasonry: Annual Dues –  $80 Degrees Cost – $300 (Please note these are just average estimations) The $100…

What are the 3 main degrees of Freemasonry? In Freemasonry, degrees define the status of Freemasons. In lodges, they are like steps through which a person ascends from a lower to a higher condition of knowledge. However, if you are a new candidate, it won’t be so straightforward to acquire them. The degree system of Freemasonry often appears confusing to the non-mason. When the Craft spread in different parts of Europe, it evolved into multi-grade…

When & how did King Solomon die? King Solomon is one of the most prominent figures of history. He was arguably the second son of King David and Bathsheba and appointed as Ling at the young age of 12. Some historians claim that Solomon was actually the 17th of 19 sons of David, not the second. Therefore, his chances of succeeding his father as king were so less. It was indeed impossible. However, with the…

In order to become a Shriner, it is first imperative to become a Freemason. Since the Shrine is an organization that requires a Masonic Lodge membership. This is, in reality, a fraternity that grew out of Freemasonry over a century ago. Recent statistics reveal that there are over 411,000 Shriners worldwide who attend their local temples with their main headquarter is in Tampa, Florida. Just in the United States alone, there are around 195 temples…

Every now and again, we come across a question that just seems out of place, but truth be told; since Freemasonry is a mystery to many, I can’t blame anyone for asking questions such as this. Was Hitler a Freemason? No – Hitler was not a Freemason. In fact; Hitler tried to eradicate Freemasonry from Nazi Germany. He even specifically mentioned Freemasonry (by name) as a threat to the Nazi vision of Europe in one…

Freemasonry is a blueprint for living to your full potential. Currently, it has over 6 million members worldwide who share the belief of fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of mankind. When it comes to the secret societies, Freemasonry emerges in mind. However, according to Margaret Jacob, the UCLA history professor, this common belief isn’t correct. It is indeed not a religion either. Freemasonry is all about uniting men of good character, even if they…

Freemasonry is perhaps the most famous secretive society which has been wrapped in a mysterious aura for centuries. To many, Freemasons are the only members of a secretive group which holds its meetings in secrecy. Nothing can be farther from the truth, as secret societies have existed since the dawn of history and are as old as mankind itself. Secret societies have been instrumental in several events in human history and due to the cloak…

Freemasons use many terms and symbols, and if one is reading about Freemasonry he will certainly come across the term “Masonic Lodge”. But what is a Masonic lodge? This term refers to the place where Freemasons meet, but also to the members of Freemasonry who meet in that place, and between Masonic lodges all around the world, there is a relationship based on recognition and fraternity. The term Masonic Lodge refers to the place where Masons…

Despite the numerous conspiracy theories (myths) about the danger posed by Freemasons to society, history is full of often overlooked major and minor contributions of Freemasons to mankind. Over the course of centuries, the Masonic Brotherhood has included millions of members who’ve gone to serve various causes in their country/nation. Free-masonic contributions to architecture are well known as the buildings designed or build by masons include some of the most well-known landmarks in the world.…

Freemasons have been the subject of many conspiracy theories and are considered one of the most secretive organizations in the world. Although, Freemasons themselves refute all these charges and say that their activities, insignia, Masonic lodges, and all other symbols are open to public scrutinization and as such they can no longer be considered a secret society as no organization which claims to be a secretive one will open itself to outside inspection. But, are…

Freemasonry in its modern form has existed since the 18th century, although the origins of this mysterious organization are shrouded in secrecy and much has been speculated about the origins of Freemasonry. In this article, we’ll discuss this in detail the origins of Freemasonry by throwing light on several well-known and little-known facts. See: Masonic Conspiracy Busted With The Truth History of Freemasonry since the establishment of several lodges in England and continental Europe is…