Reading Time: 5 minutes It is my task to review, or examine, with you the character of the mature mason. To do so we must first ask ourselves: What is maturity? No definition can better that of the dictionary — “the state of being, complete, perfect or ready.” Let us consider the aspect of completion
Reading Time: 2 minutes The 17th century Rosicrucian Manifestos are the subject of a new book written by Steven Markham. Steven has produced a modern English version of the three books, which were originally published in German and Latin. In the early 17th century three documents were published which came to be known as ‘The Rosicrucian Manifestos’. These books … Read more
Reading Time: 44 minutes In this little volume W. Bro. Ward justly emphasises the importance of the 2 degree. In former times it was no mere passing stage of a Mason’s career. In the Fellowship of the Craft lay the whole body of Masonry. An Apprentice was regarded as a brother but not as a member of the Lodge; … Read more
Reading Time: 8 minutes Each of the nine tools has a moral significance: the Twenty-four Inch Gauge, the Common Gavel and the Chisel of the First Degree are the tools of preparation; the Square, Level and Plumb Rule of the Second Degree are the tools of proof; the Skirret, Pencil and Compasses of the Third Degree are the tools of plan.