History of the Operative and Speculative Masonry. Documents, researches based on actual facts and dates.

Aquarelles from 1809

In the Aquarelles from 1809 a Master Mason represented the Ceremonies of the meetings of Freemasons for reception of Entered Apprentices and admissions of Master Masons. The Masterpieces were  published by Thomas Palser between 1809 and 1812 in beautiful Album. This Masonic Art work will be presented at the General Exhibition of Apollo Festival -

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THE BUILDERS by Joseph Fort Newton – part 5

PART II HISTORY CHAPTER 1 Free-Masons The curious history of Freemasonry has unfortunately been treated only by its panegyrists or calumniators, both equally mendacious. I do not wish to pry into the mysteries of the craft; but it would be interesting to know more of their history during the period when they were literally architects.

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THE BUILDERS by Joseph Fort Newton – part 4

CHAPTER 3 The Drama of Faith Vanitas Still Life And so the Quest goes on. And the Quest, as it may be, ends in attainment - we know not where and when: so long as we can conceive of our separate existence, the quest goes on - an attainment continued henceforward. And ever

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THE BUILDERS by Joseph Fort Newton – part 3

CHAPTER 2 The Working Tools It began to shape itself to my intellectual vision into something more imposing and majestic, solemnly mysterious and grand. It seemed to me like the Pyramids in their loneliness, in whose yet undiscovered chambers may be hidden, for the enlightenment of coming generations, the sacred books of the Egyptians, so

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Israeli Freemasonry

Leon Zeldis, FPS, 33° PSGC, Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite for the State of Israel Honorary Adjunct Grand Master The first National Grand Lodge in Israel was constituted on 1933, even before the creation of the State, and brought together all the Lodges that had been working under Egyptian or French jurisdictions. The English-speaking

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Freemasonry in the Bahamas

1837 – Royal Victoria Lodge, No. 443 was chartered in Nassau by the United Grand Lodge of England, and a second lodge, Turks Island Forth Lodge, No. 647, was erected on Grand Turk Island in 1855. Both have survived. There were earlier English lodges but they were short-lived. There were also Scottish lodges in the

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THE BUILDERS: A Story and Study of Masonry, by Joseph Fort Newton, Litt. D. part 2

PART I THE PROPHECY CHAPTER 1 The Foundation By Symbols is man guided and commanded, made happy, made wretched. He everywhere finds himself encompassed with Symbols, recognized as such or not recognized: the Universe is but one vast Symbol of God; nay, if thou wilt have it, what is man himself but a Symbol of

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, FREEMASON

Franklin The genius of Franklin was so overwhelming, and manifested in so many different directions, that no short paper can even list his achievements; the American Philosophical Society requires twenty large book pages merely to catalog his inventions, discoveries, accomplishments and the events in which he was intimately concerned.  Printer, author, editor, inventor,

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History of Freemasonry in Austria

  1742 – La Loge aux trois Canons was formed in Vienna on the authority of the Lodge of the Three Skeletons at Breslau which, in turn, had been authorized by the Lodge of the Three Globes in Berlin. Canons is variously translated as Cannons (guns), Firing Glasses, and Canons (rules or principles). Despite Imperial

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THE BUILDERS: A Story and Study of Masonry, by Joseph Fort Newton, Litt. D. part 1

When I was King and a Mason - A master proved and skilled, I cleared me ground for a palace Such as a King should build. I decreed and cut down to my levels, Presently, under the silt, I came on the wreck of a place Such as a King had built. -- Kipling THE

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