DE VERBO MIRIFICO: JOHANNES REUCHLIN AND THE ROYAL ARCH

Reading Time: 10 minutes The point about the RA which I want to discuss involves manipulation of the Divine Name in its Hebrew form, and although it may seem as though I am not talking about Freemasonry at all, I think you will find that, as 1 proceed, your attention will be seized by the similarities between what 1 am writing about and the intentions of those who compiled the RA ritual. In addition, I hope what 1 say will illustrate my contention about the rise speculative Freemasonry and the RA.

Freemasons donate £500 to Blind Veterans UK

Reading Time: < 1 minute On this the 100th Anniversary of the Great War, The Armed Forces lodge 9875 in Newport, Monmouthshire have donated £500 to a military charity. Blind Veterans UK was founded in 1915 and the charity’s initial purpose was to help and support soldiers blinded in the First World War. But the organisation has gone on to … Read more

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

Freemasons support Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society

Reading Time: 3 minutes The LFHHS or Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society are a worldwide group with 13 branches in the UK, one of which is a facility at Astley Farmhouse, Astley Village in Chorley, and is a registered charity. The society is run by volunteers and provides the facilities and guidance to those interested in researching their … Read more