In attempting to give an outline sketch of the various degrees in Freemasonry in a book of this description, I am faced by many difficulties, not the least of which is how to write in an interesting way about degrees, which many of my readers have not taken, without giving away more than is permissible. … Read more
‘From time immemorial’ we have been very fortunate in that our Craft has had the support of Royalty. Without that support I doubt that we would be in the same position as we are today, even taking into account our declining numbers. Royalty brought and registered a degree of class, charisma & gentlemanly behaviour to … Read more
WBro Steve Squires and his wife recently visited WBro Geoff Smith and his wife at their home in Spain. Steve and Geoff are both members of Risdene Lodge No 6532 and together visited Caledonia Lodge No 68 near Torrevieja in the Province of Valencia. They were surprised when greeted by WBro Harry Palmer who used … Read more
When being asked, what would be the value of a diamond, mostly everybody answers in terms of higher amounts of money. A poor wanderer in the desert, in need of a cup of water, would probably give a better answer to this question, because he reflects of value in a different way. “Most valuable” for him means, “serving his needs and desires best”.