Today I am publishing an essay not of my writing, but that of Manly P. Hall, whose incredible work, The Secret Teachings of All Ages, was first published in 1928. What follows is taken from the Conclusion of his book. It is my contention that any self-respecting Mason would deeply relate to his book in … More Manly P. Hall – from the conclusion of The Secret Teachings of All Ages
Saw a blog article about the history of ownership of the LDS Kirtland Temple which was opened in 1833 and is pictured above. The picture reminded me of the Masonic Temple in Bannak, Mt which Lietta and I visited a couple of years ago. The Williamsburg Virginia Lodge and the Warsaw, Ny Lodge show essentially … More Masons and Mormon Temple Builders
Why Can’t We All Just Agree? Having been accused of being a liberal far more times than a conservative, I’m drawn again to the impacts of what professionals refer to as “socialization” where communities, cultures – even celebrities without credentials – strongly influence the general attitudes in place. There are areas of my community, of … More Myth, Herds and Freemasonry
Effective contribution to civic discourse: What I learned about being so right I might also be wrong. The greatest American Heroes are those willing to learn about sharing opinion … and then share it. To my chagrin, I have not tried to be a great American Hero, rather a Johnny One-Note who encourages political polarization … More Civic Duty and American Freemasonry
Many people introduce themselves in categorized or labeled ways. Some might do so by describing themselves as a “Southerner” or a “Yankee” or politically as a Conservative or Liberal. (Since I live in Washington State, my sister calls me a “tree-hugging, mocha-snarfing Northwesterner.”) My primary spiritual foundation as a Freemason is my “walk” in a … More Walking in a Mason’s Path: 21st Century Conformity or Liberty and Freedom?
FRIEND AND BROTHER:—It was the will of the Great Spirit that we should meet together this day. He orders all things and has given us a fine day for our council. He has taken His garment from before the sun and caused it to shine with brightness upon us. Our eyes are opened that we see … More Reasonable Questions (Red Jacket Letter)