Geometry and Masonry: Sacred Geometry

Reading Time: 16 minutes The address to the Immediate Past Master and the depiction on his jewel refer to the 47Th proposition of Euclid.  It also refers to “our brother Pythagoras”. The Master’s jewel is the square, two sides 90 degrees apart which will form the base needed for the 47th problem (in many jurisdictions the square has the … Read more

Aleister Crowley and Freemasonry

Reading Time: 3 minutes Aleister Crowley and Freemasonry Aleister Crowley and Freemasonry Aleister Crowley, a brilliant student of symbolism and ritual, had at least four major contacts with Freemasonry as a complete body. In 1900, while in Mexico, Crowley became involved with a Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted (Scottish) Rite. This period of Central American Craft Freemasonry … Read more

THE MASONIC CAREER OF A E WAITE

Reading Time: 60 minutes THE MASONIC CAREER OF A. E. WAITE – BY BRO. R.A. GILBERT – ARS QUATUOR CORONATORUM – VOLUME 99 FOR THE YEAR 1986 INTRODUCTION In English Freemasonry the seal of a certain distinction attaches to the name of Arthur Edward Waite, while it has proved of such appeal in America that an important Grand lodge … Read more

William Wynn Westcott and the Esoteric School

Reading Time: 39 minutes By Bro. R. A. Gilbert (19 February 1987) INTRODUCTION IN 1931, ON THE occasion of his Installation as W. M. of this Lodge, Bro W. J. Williams gave as his Inaugural Address an account of The Contributions of Former Members, outlining the work of twenty-two members of the Lodge. Three years later Bro. W. J. … Read more

The Kabbalah and Freemasonry

Reading Time: 7 minutes Rooted in the ancient Egyptian Mysteries, three different versions of basically the same teachings can be identified by three different spellings: Kabbalah, Cabala and Qabalah. The Kabbalah is an essentially Jewish mystical or esoteric school. Although the Christian Church Fathers of the first century were demonstrably Kabbalists, mystical or gnostic elements within the Church largely … Read more