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: 14 minutes It is often said that symbolism is carried too far and this is difficult to deny when I think of Freud and other psychiatrists and psychologists who seem able to find strange and often erotic meanings in all they see. The meanings given to every image based on repetition makes the lay-person feel at a serious disadvantage when they wish to contradict anything that is given a meaning by such “Specialists.” The symbolic object, which is dredged up by the mind, seems to have no great pattern of consistency in the case of psychiatric symbol definition.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Caledonian Lodge No 204 hosted a very special Spanish themed event on Wednesday 14 November 2018, at Manchester Masonic Hall. One might have been mistaken for thinking that the distinguished guests from the Grand Lodge of Spain were there in some official capacity, but no, they had all travelled to Manchester to witness the initiation … Read more
Reading Time: < 1 minute Back in 1846 St Nicholas’ Church in Sabden was financed by Le Gendre Nicholas Starkie who was a Member of Parliament and a prominent Freemason, who became the Provincial Grand Master of the Western Division of Lancashire. His son of the same name was High Sheriff in 1868 and MP for Clitheroe and he too … Read more