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The Perfect Points of Entrance by by Bro. Prof. Dr. U. Gauthamadas

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I have often wondered at parts of our ritual which have no ready explanation, nor any forthcoming, and which are routinely committed to memory and recited when called upon to do so. One such is “The Perfect Points of Entrance” that demonstrate proof of being a Freemason. Continue Reading The Perfect Points of Entrance by by Bro. Prof. Dr. U. Gauthamadas

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THE ROOTS OF FREEMASONRY – W.Bro. Trevor Jenkins, PM Nautilus Lodge No. 4259

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For centuries Masonic historians have been puzzled by the motives for, and the purpose of, the formation of the craft of freemasonry, both in its operative, and speculative form, and whilst endeavouring to investigate the mysteries surrounding the formation of our order, it seems that the riddle actually forms itself into three distinct questions Continue Reading THE ROOTS OF FREEMASONRY – W.Bro. Trevor Jenkins, PM Nautilus Lodge No. 4259

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Freemasonry |The Point Within a Circle

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As Masons, we are all introduced during our ritual lectures to the Masonic symbol of the Point Within a Circle, and instructed in its’ allusion. The most interesting thing to me during my own such introduction was that the figure representing this symbol contained not only a point within a circle, but also two straight… Continue Reading Freemasonry |The Point Within a Circle Continue Reading Freemasonry |The Point Within a Circle

The Blazing Star

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there has been very little agreement among our scholars either as to its (the letter ‘G’) origin or to its meaning. Usually, we can hit upon the manner in which a symbol was introduced into the Ritual by studying the records of the early eighteenth century in England, at which time and place the Ritual… Continue Reading The Blazing Star Continue Reading The Blazing Star

Kipling and the Craft

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The need for this further essay was first made apparent to me when—in my capacity as Secretary of the Lodge and Editor of the Transactions—I began to receive inquiries from Brethren as far away as Vancouver and Singapore, asking for materials and information which might help them to complete their own papers on Kipling, and… Continue Reading Kipling and the Craft Continue Reading Kipling and the Craft

Freemasonry and Initiation

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The concept of what constitutes a man is time honored and tested. The traditional role of men has been essential to the development and maintenance of society. Learning to think for ourselves, to form our own judgments, to trust our decisions, to comprehend, to expand our knowledge, to choose this course of action over that,… Continue Reading Freemasonry and Initiation Continue Reading Freemasonry and Initiation

Rose-Cross, the Masonic Lineage

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It is around 1755 in Germany that different groups called the Golden Cross, and the Rosy Cross appeared. At this time, none of these groups were real parts of Freemasonry. It seems that these groups were not organized together and continued to be isolated from each other for some years after their creation. However, close… Continue Reading Rose-Cross, the Masonic Lineage Continue Reading Rose-Cross, the Masonic Lineage

FREEMASONRY IN THE EARLY 1600 AND 1700

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by Bro. W.J. Hughan There is such an abundance of evidence in proof of the continuity of Freemasonry during the period selected, that it is only necessary to study the special records of the old Lodges, happily still preserved, the Rolls of the “Old Charges“, and especially the extant minutes of the Masons’ Company of London,… Continue Reading FREEMASONRY IN THE EARLY 1600 AND 1700