A Better Approach to Masonic Instruction

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

The Rosicrucians: Past and Present, at Home and Abroad

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

Signs of Brainwashing

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

One Hundred “Lost Words”

Masonic Service Association – Short Talk Bulletin – February 1947 Freemasonry 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 … Read more

The Farmers Almanac for 1823 – Definition of a Freemason

In The Farmers Almanac for 1823 published at Andover, Mass., the following was printed under the heading, “Definition of a Freemason‘: The real Freemason is distinguished from the rest of Mankind by the uniform unrestrained rectitude of his conduct. Other men are honest in fear of punishment which the law might inflect. They are religious … Read more

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.

Colonel Moore was born on 14th January, 1810 in Kildare, Ireland, the eldest son of Captain N. J. Moore.

Colonel Moore received his early education in Aberdeen, Scotland, graduated in 1825 and attended the Military School at Sandhurst On his graduation in 1831, he received an Ensign’s commission in the 69th Regiment of Foot, in which he served for twenty years

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Societas Rosicruciana in Canada – Manitoba Legislative Building in Winnipeg Manitoba

Manitoba’s Legislative Building, principal among public buildings in the province, accommodates the legislative assembly, its committees and staff, as well as offices for the ministers and deputy ministers of all government departments. When this building was planned just after the turn of the 20th century, members were unanimous in their desire to build an imposing … Read more