Advanced Degrees by W.Bro. J.S.M. WARD

Reading Time: 42 minutes 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

On the Foundations and Legacy of Quatuor Coronati Lodge of Research

Reading Time: 31 minutes ON THE FOUNDATIONS AND LEGACY OF QUATUOR CORONATI LODGE OF RESEARCH. by Bro. Bob James Discovery Lodge of Research UGL of NSW & ACT, Australia   Introduction: This essay is concerned with Masonic historical research and with one particular research lodge. My reasons for closely examining the first years of this lodge, Quatuor Coronati or ‘Four … Read more

Kipling and the Craft

Reading Time: 91 minutes The need for this further essay was first made apparent to me when—in my capacity as Secretary of the Lodge and Editor of the Transactions—I began to receive inquiries from Brethren as far away as Vancouver and Singapore, asking for materials and information which might help them to complete their own papers on Kipling, and I found, to my surprise, that while our library contains a great deal of relevant material, there has never been a paper on Kipling in our Transactions.

West Lancashire team shines at Grand Lodge

Reading Time: 5 minutes Demonstration teams are popular attractions at lodge and chapter meetings and in recent years a plethora of teams have performed with demonstrations of 18th century degree ceremonies, Scottish degree ceremonies, modern chapter exaltations, ‘Talking Heads’ presentations and many more; not forgetting the Fylde Group Lodge of Instruction Festival. For this purpose, a gathering of 29 … Read more