Was Jack The Ripper A Freemason?

jack the ripper a freemason

One of my personal favorite crime stores ever has to be, the story of Jack The Ripper. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the allegations that claim Jack the Ripper was a Freemason. While there are legitimate reasons why this acquisition is made (which you’ll hear about below), as you may know already, no … Read more

How Ancient Stonemasons Built Cathedrals

how ancient stonemasons built cathedrals

As you may know already, modern-day/speculative Freemasonry (as it is known and practiced today across the world) comes from the ancient guilds of operative stonemasons. Today, we’re taking a break from talking about Masonic history. Instead, we’re going to take a look at how the ancient stonemasons built the many architectural wonders and cathedrals that … Read more

Freemasonry & Science (Connecting The Dots)

freemasonry and science

George Washington, a Founding Father and 1st President of the United States of America once said; ‘Freemasonry is an institution founded on eternal reason and truth; whose deep basis is the civilization of mankind, and whose everlasting glory it is to have the immovable support of those two mighty pillars, science and morality.’ The importance … Read more

Freemasonry & The British Monarchy

The British Royal Family & the Freemasons

Are there members of the Royal Family who are also Freemasons? We get asked this question from time to time so I decided to lay it all out for you below. In this article, I’m going to share with you the start (history) of Freemasonry in the United Kingdom, the Notable Monarchs who were (at … Read more

8 Masonic Facts About George Washington

masonic facts about george washington

One of the most-loved, most-admired Freemason and President will forever be George Washington. We’ve covered Washington’s involvement briefly in our previous guide listing the 15 Masonic US Presidents. Seeing how George Washington is such a celebrated and decorated figure in history, today we’ve decided to dig a bit deeper and bring forth 8 masonic facts … Read more

Freemasonry & Hollywood: Famous Actors Who Were Freemasons

Freemasonry and Hollywood

Freemasonry & Hollywood. What’s the connection here? Well, Freemasonry has been present in Hollywood since the early 1900s. For a large part of the twentieth century, masons held a prestigious societal position in the organization of the city and landscape. Over the years, there have been many notable changes. The membership level has shrunk. During … Read more

The History of Freemasonry In China

Can You Become A Freemason In China?

Freemasonry can be found all over the world, but what about in a strict communist country like China? In this guide, we’ll do our best to explain the history of Freemasonry in China. How Freemasonry made its way into China Who were the first Freemasons in China Which were the first Masonic Lodges in China … Read more

Freemasonry & The American Revolution

Freemasonry & The American Revolution

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 … Read more

Freemasons & The 4th Of July: Why This Day Is Important

freemasons and the 4th of july

The 4th of July is a very important date for both the United States and Freemasons and is celebrated by members of the Craft all over the world. Freemasons and this US holiday are interconnected by the events that took place on that date, which would not have been possible (or would have taken place … Read more