Minnesota Freemasons donate $35 million to the University of Minnesota to establish first-of-its-kind institute devoted to brain development

Reading Time: 3 minutes The University of Minnesota has announced a $35 million gift from Minnesota Masonic Charities, an organization that is the University’s largest single donor. This contribution will establish and name the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain, an interdisciplinary initiative focused on the early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders in early childhood and adolescence.

Esoteric Freemasonry A Growing Trend

pic Khunrath’s Amphitheatrum sapientiae aeternae (1595)

Reading Time: 20 minutes The body of Freemasonry is comprised of many types of individuals whose Masonic pursuits vary according to that individual’s personality and interests. Freemasonry has been very aptly been compared to a complex tapestry composed of many colourful overlapping individual threads which taken as a whole form a larger picture.

Masonic scholars; Masonic legacy

Reading Time: < 1 minute On June 16, Masonic Charities presented Forest Lake resident Elizabeth Blount with the Legacy Scholarship worth $4,000 per year for four years. Pictured is Blount and Dave Olson, past Grand Master of Masons in Minnesota and member of Forest Lake Masonic Lodge 344.