By Kenneth H. Hooley Let me open by saying that I realize that the A. Douglas Smith, Jr. Research Lodge #1949 is normally engaged in passive research. That is to say that its usual preoccupation lies in the collection, collation, and interpretation of past and present events with Freemasonry for the use and benefit of … Read more
Adopted by action of the Grand Lodge of the State of Illinois; October 10, 1939; Republished in THE TRACING BOARD, GRS; November, 2000. Freemasonry is a charitable, benevolent, educational and religious society. Its principles are proclaimed as widely as men will hear. Its only secrets are in its methods of recognition and of symbolic instruction. … Read more
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.
Addressed to the Learned Europe HERE 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 … Read more
Author Unknown: Reprinted District #20 AF & AM, GRA; Original Masonic Temple 345 West Monroe, Phoenix, Arizona 86003. PRINTED IN GRAND LODGE BULLETIN; G.R.A.; April, 1979. Reprinted CANMAS 29th September, 2006. THE FRATERNITY OF FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS: WHAT IS FREEMASONRY? Fundamentally it is a voluntary organization of men who support morality in public and … Read more
By R.W. Bro. Ron Coulson, Grand Senior Warden, Saskatchewan One 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 … Read more
by Wm. Wynn Westcott, P.S.M., S.R.I.A., XI 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 … Read more
By M.W.Frater, Claude Brodeur Ph.D The 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 … Read more