The Symbolic Meaning of the Bee in Freemasonry

The Symbolic Meaning of the Bee in Freemasonry

In the world of Freemasonry, symbolism is a language that communicates profound messages and teachings. Among the many symbols that hold significant meaning, the bee stands as a unique and intriguing emblem. So what does the bee symbolize in Freemasonry? The bee is a symbol of industry and hard work. It represents the idea that … Read more

The Working Tools of an Entered Apprentice in Freemasonry

Working Tools of an Entered Apprentice

Freemasonry is an ancient and secretive organization that has existed for centuries. It is based on the principles of brotherhood, charity, and truth, and its members seek to improve themselves and their communities through the practice of virtue and the pursuit of knowledge. One of the central tenets of Freemasonry is the use of symbols … Read more

Why the Volume of Sacred Law is Important to a Freemason

why the volume of sacred law is important in freemasonry

A while back, I contributed a piece explaining Masonic Heirloom Editions of The Holy Bible. As noted in another article, a Volume of Sacred Law (“VSL”; e.g., The Holy Bible, the Torah, the Koran, The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, Doctrine and Covenants, the Bhagavad Gita, etc.) is always present when a … Read more

Why Are American Lodges Dedicated to the Holy Saints John?

holy saints john of freemasonry

Most (if not all) Masonic Lodges in the United States are dedicated to Saint John the Baptist and to Saint John the Evangelist. This can be perplexing to some, including to Masons from other countries whose Lodges are not dedicated to these Christian Saints. It leads many to wonder: English Freemasonry The Grand Lodge of … Read more

Freemasonry & Greek Mythology (Symbols & Historical Influences)

freemasonry and greek history

Aspects of Greek History and Greek Mythology are intertwined in the fabric and belief system of Freemasonry. I have been a Freemason for 15 years and am constantly amazed by the associations that this organization has with ancient civilizations and their beliefs. Greek and Egyptian influences and those from England, Scotland, Ireland, and mainland Europe … Read more

Can Non-Masons Wear Masonic Symbols?

can non masons wear masonic items

I have sometimes heard some wonder aloud if they could wear Masonic symbols without being Masons. I also somewhat had the thought before I became a Mason. Masonic Culture Of course, each symbol or emblem in Masonry does have a certain significance for Masons. The symbols that Masons wear on their rings (or their baseball … Read more

The Masonic Temple As A Reflection Of The Cosmos

The Masonic Temple and The Cosmos

Traditional societies have considered that the imitation of exemplary models was the best way to endow human activity with a transcendent meaning. In this way, all human behavior had to find an exemplary model previously established by the Divine or by supernatural beings (gods, angels, saints, heroes). Any foundational act, from the enthronement of a … Read more

What Do Masonic Lodge Officers Do?

What Do The Officers Of A Masonic Lodge Do

Every organization is structured in one way or another. Freemasonry is no different. Each grand lodge has codified how it and its subordinate lodges operate and what the duties of the officers thereof are. In this article, I will focus on the lodge itself and answer, what do the officers of a Masonic Lodge do? … Read more

32 Masonic Symbols (& What They Mean)

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As Samuel Hemming, the first Senior Grand Warden of the United Grand Lodge of England once put it; Freemasonry is a system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the most recognized masonic symbols (32, to be exact) and give you an explanation of what they … Read more

What Are The Working Tools of A Master Mason?

the working tools of a master mason

What are the Masonic Working tools? Why are they called as such – and What are the Working Tools of a Master Mason? In this article, we’ll try to answer all of the above questions (and more) while reminding cautious not to give anything away. This will just be a brief introduction and some things … Read more

What Do The Square & Compasses Mean In Freemasonry?

the square and compasses

Often referred to wrongly as  “the square and compass“, the Square & Compasses are probably one of the oldest, yet-still recognizable symbols in the world and they have inspired mystery, confusion, and plenty of conspiracy theories. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at what these symbols are, what they mean, the origins of … Read more

What Is The Meaning of The Masonic Ring?

what is the meaning of a masonic ring

Perhaps no other piece of masonic regalia has achieved the type of fame associated with masonic rings. Indeed, for some Masons, their masonic ring is even more precious than their wedding ring and this fact often irritates and sometimes baffles others who are not aware of the masonic way of doing things. In this article, … Read more

Why Do Freemasons Wear Aprons?

why do freemasons wear aprons

Why do Freemasons wear aprons? The History of The Masonic Apron 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 stonemasons. One of the best associations was the apron. Stonemasons used them to not carry tools but also … Read more

What Does The “G” in Freemasonry Mean?

what does the letter g mean in freemasonry

A fraternity illustrated by symbols, Freemasonry has countless different symbols to put its message across to its members and to remind them of the teachings of the fraternity. One that is often misunderstood and which has, over the centuries, been debated over and over again is the letter G, which appears in the most widely … Read more