A Brotherhood of Rebels

There was an ancient French trade guild (or collective of various guilds) called the Commpagnonage (Companions). According to their myths, a master or maitre Jacques was murdered, either by the disciples of a former employee, Pere Sorbouse, or by Jacques’ own workers — convinced to commit the act by the workers of Sorbouse. The murderers

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Becoming a Leader: A Brief Guide For Heretics

“Heretics are the new leaders,” says author and entrepreneur Seth Godin. We need to think and act against the grain, drawing a tribe around us or around our new idea, and push forward to overturn the status quo. If Godin’s view is limited it is because, being concerned more with social and commercial movements than

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What are the Masonic Arts?

The Association of Masonic Arts takes a broad yet principled position in relation to what constitutes a Masonic Art. Because the Craft has a distinguished history reaching back to Operative Masonic times, so rich in religious symbolism, quite a bit of artistic imagery fits within the Masonic bailiwick. The AMA considers that many hallowed works

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From the Greek God Apollo to the Festival of Masonic Arts

Apollo is one of the most important of the Olympian deities in classical Greek and Roman mythology. He was the ideal of the athletic youth. Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of music, truth and prophecy, healing, the sun and light, plague, poetry, and more. Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto, and has a twin sister, the chaste huntress Artemis /or

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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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Men At Arms: Mozart’s Masonry and Music-Politics, In Light of Erik Levi’s Mozart And The Nazis

In re: Erik Levi. Mozart and the Nazis: How the Third Reich Abused a Cultural Icon New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010. By Peter Paul Fuchs “Macht gute miene, zum boesen spiel.” -- old German aside Mozart’s fate after death is surely an odd one, if one takes political history and not just musical accomplishment

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OPERA’S LIBRETTO

Like a stage play or a movie, an opera starts with words — thousands of words. An opera’s words are called its libretto, whereas, in a stage play, the words are called the script, and in a movie they’re called the screenplay. Libretto means “little book” in Italian, and that’s precisely what it is; your average libretto is scarcely thicker than a TV

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The Dutch and Flemish Masters

The Exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC is incredible presentation of the supreme mastership of the old Netherlands Masters. In the 17th century the middle and upper classes of the Netherlands played a central role in the History of Arts. Their enthusiasm in collecting Masterpieces and decorating their homes with paintings

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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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Happy New Year!

Let this to be the Year, dear Brethren and Friends of Masonic and Symbolic Arts: for all dreams to became alive, for all projects to be build, for the Columns of the Strength, Wisdom and Beauty to be raised! All of us have some unfinished projects, and long time kept good ideas -    let now

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