Advancing to the Altar

Masonic AltarThe first degree lecture tells us that the E- A- degree is intended symbolically to represent the en­trance of man into the world in which he is afterwards to become a living and thinking factor. It is not until the ( ?) receives the second degree lecture that he is told of the second of the two great Ps – one on the left of the en­trance of the T – and one on the right, and he learns of the W-S, consisting of three, five and seven steps.

Symbolically, he leaves the outer world of ignorance and dark­ness when he passes those Ps and begins his Masonic life by ascend­ing the first three steps of the W -So. In all three degrees the (?) is instructed how to advance to the altar. These steps are full of symbolism.

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S.R.I.C. Archive – 1998 Officers of the Supreme Magus College of the S.R.I.C.

1998 - S.R.I.C. Officers
R.W. Frater Niall Good, IX°, Secretary General, M.W. FraterTony Olbrecht, IX°, Supreme Magus, R.W. Don Scott, IX°, Senior Supreme Magus

Photo taken at Toronto on the 23rd November, 1998 on the occasion of the Officers of the High Council, S.R.I.C., receiving their Ninth Grade from M.W. Dr. Claude Brodeur, Honorary Immediate Past Supreme Magus of the S.R.I.C.

The Confession of the Rosicrucian Fraternity

Addressed to the Learned Europe

Rosy CrossHERE GENTLE READER, YOU shall find incorporated in our Confession thirty-seven reasons of purpose and intention, the which according to thy pleasure thou mayest seek out and compare together, considering within thyself if they be sufficient to allure thee. Verily, it requires no small pains to induce any one to believe what doth not yet appear, but when it shall be revealed in the full blaze of day, I suppose we should be ashamed of such questionings. And as we do now securely call the Pope Antichrist, which was formerly a capital offence in every place, so we know certainly that what we here keep secret we shall in the future thunder forth with uplifted voice, the which, reader, with us desire with all thy heart that it may happen most speedily.

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A Better Approach to Masonic Instruction

By R.W. Bro. Ron Coulson, Grand Senior Warden, Saskatchewan

Square & CompassOne of the elements of Freemasonry that has been constant over the ages, is the process of instruction. Every man who enters our Fraternity as an Entered Apprentice begins a lifetime of learning about Freemasonry, but more importantly, about himself.

He quickly finds out how very little he really knows about either subject. And he more quickly develops a need to progress in both studies as quickly as he can. He also begins to realize that he will probably never know all he will want to know.

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The Rosicrucians: Past and Present, at Home and Abroad

by Wm. Wynn Westcott, P.S.M., S.R.I.A., XI

William Wynn Westcott (17 December 1848 – 30 July 1925)It is well at certain times to consider our status as Rosicrucians, and to remind ourselves of the origin of the Society to which we belong, to notice how far we moderns have strayed from the original paths laid down by our Founder, C.R., and to take a note of the kindred Societies of Rosicrucians which are now in being, so far as we know of them.

With regard to past history we must not be surprised that extant published records are very scanty, for the purpose of the Rosicrucians was to be unknown to the people among whom they lived. Some few notable persons only appear to have had the right to function as recognized members of the Rosicrucian Colleges, for instance, Michael Maier the German student of Alchemy who died in 1662, and Dr. Robert Fludd of London and Bearstead near Maidstone who died in 1637.

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Signs of Brainwashing

By M.W.Frater, Claude Brodeur Ph.D

AlchemyThe idea of brainwashing is customarily associated more with techniques of political indoctrination rather than with methods of teaching. However, I cannot help wondering to what extent some “brainwashing” might occur as a benevolent form of education. Perhaps, it would be useful for teachers and students, and the public in general, to know something about the process generally called “brainwashing” as currently understood.

In a generic sense, any attempt to change someone’s thinking or beliefs by the use of intensive propaganda techniques under conditions of stress may be called “brainwashing” (consult The ABC of Psychology by Leonard Kristal, Editor, John Wiley & Sons, 1982). The word is said to have been first used in this way by George Orwell in his novel, 1984.

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Searching for the Apple Tree: What Happened in 1716? – Sankey Lecture Series in Masonic Studies

One Hundred “Lost Words”

Masonic Service Association – Short Talk Bulletin – February 1947

Lost WordFreemasonry uses many common English words in a sense other than that of their usual definition -profane, heal, carpet, accepted, landmark, etc.

For the benefit of the new Mason – and perhaps for some who are older but less attentive to Masonic instruction than they might be – herewith are one hundred words commonly used in Freemasonry with a short definition of their Masonic significance.

ACACIA. An Eastern plant, sometimes a tree. Several hundred varieties are known. Masonically, an emblem of immortality.

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W.Bro. Colonel William James Bury MacLeod Moore

(14th January, 1810 – April 1890)

W.Bro. Colonel William James Bury Macleod MooreColonel William James McLeod Moore was the founder and first Supreme Magus of S.R.I.C. The College named after him , McLeod Moore College, continue to meet quarterly at West Toronto Masonic Temple, Annette Street, Toronto. Membership is by invitation and is open to all Master Masons. For more information contact the Secretary General at info@rosicrucians.ca

W.Bro. Colonel William James Bury MacLeod Moore

By Bro. Robert Proctor, Lebanon Lodge No. 139 G.R.C.
Published in The Newsletter of the Committee on Masonic Education, Spring 1995 (2nd Quarter) Vol. 14 No. 4.

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Lvx in Occident Meeting

Societas Rosicruciana In Canada

October 15, 2016  10:00 A.M.

Rosicrucian Order of the Freemasons

LVX IN OCCIDENT COLLEGE
Cari Fraters:

I am directed by the Celebrant to summon you to  assist in the forming of the M….. C….. for the regular  convocation of the College, to be held on Saturday, April 16th, 2016  at  10:00 am at The New Saskatoon Masonic Temple, 1021 Saskatchewan Crescent West, Saskatoon, SK., Canada.

FROM THE CELEBRANT’S PEN

Cari Fraters:

As spring has arrived bringing new life to nature, we will observe Easter, that time in the Christian calendar when we celebrate our Lord’s resurrection, after his crucifixion on the cross. One of the essential qualifications for membership is that the Aspirant must adhere to the fundamental principles of the Trinitarian Christian Faith. Why is this?

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