How Masons support and spread pseudo-science I just received a pdf document which was sent with the best intentions as “an interesting paper”. We, Masons, often refer to a phrase from our books that calls us to advance daily
Certainly, social media “presence” cannot be construed as an indicator of the intellectual level of a group, be it formal or informal, however, it might provide clues as to what is considered important and acceptable for said group. Or, at
Recently, I presented a lecture about the development of Freemasonry in English-speaking North America – both Canada and USA – to a group of Hungarian researchers of Freemasonry. They were interested in everything from the first lodges and Grand Lodges
In the past months I have been presenting my TEMPLE IN THE AIR lecture in different online forums, like the prestigious VOOSA (Virtual Order of Sapere Aude) which will soon celebrate its 100th online “meeting”. All the Zoom lectures are
Observant and observance, Traditional Observant and simply Observant, and the archaic Strict Observance – what are all these confusing terms and what they mean? Are they all the same? No, they are not. Let’s have a brief retrospective of the
There is an article written by a Texas Mason that went viral and is discussed, dismissed and “fought” in all the Masonic forums and groups in North America. While the author is very careful to not attach any emotional comment
In a closed Masonic discussion group someone asked whether we have read Leo Taxil’s famous exposé of Masonry. Instead of giving a one-liner, I decided to make a longer post. Most people, Masons included, have no idea who this gentleman
In mid-2016 the Grand Lodge of Scotland warned that the increasing number of people turning backs on religion could affect the future of Freemasonry1 – since it is requiring belief in a Supreme Being. The reference to “Godless” population brought
This was the sensational discovery presented at this year’s Sankey Lecture in Masonic Studies. Professor Andrew Prescott of the Glasgow University had a captivating story to tell and shattered our idea of having certain knowledge regarding the beginnings of the Craft.
Now, if this detail proved to be untrue… how much can we trust Anderson’s history in general?
Ferenc Kazinczy joined a Masonic lodge years before he was sentenced to death, later commuted to imprisonment for the participation in the Martinovics conspiracy. When it comes about brethren from my mother lodge in Budapest and from the Hungarian Symbolic Grand Lodge in general, there is one rule and promise I’ve made that I take very, very seriously…