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The Origins of Freemasonry

Sunday, 19 April 2009
The Canonbury Masonic Research Centre Held its 11th International Conference: Michael Baigent Reports ‘There is no one fixed origin for Freemasonry.’ Professor Andrew Prescott, University of Wales, Lampeter, certainly gained delegates’ attention. ‘There are no…

Dramatic Masonry

Sunday, 19 April 2009
Trevor Sherman on the Northants and Hunts Provincial Demonstration Group  The mandate was clear from the start: in May 2008, Derek Young, then Deputy Provincial Grand Master of Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire, asked me to set…

A Fresh Eye

Sunday, 19 April 2009
I am an old, young, Mason. I was initiated in 2002, past retirement age, although still at work as an architect. I was initiated by my son Andrew, who at the time claimed that this…

The Journey of the Initiate

Sunday, 19 April 2009
Michael Baigent explores the quest from darkness to light

Shakespeare and Freemasonry

Monday, 02 February 2009
In July 1929, Lord Ampthill, Pro Grand Master of UGLE, accompanied by 600 masons in full regalia, laid the foundationstone of Stratford's Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. United Grand Lodge of England perceived a link between the…

Masonic Harmony

Saturday, 19 April 2008
A Reflection By David Hughes Looking back over the last thirty-one years of my masonic career I have realised that my early years in the lodge gave me a sanctuary, an oasis of peace and…

Working With The Centre

Saturday, 19 April 2008
What is a centre?’ The centre of what you may ask? Let me explain, the centre is ‘a point within a circle from which every part of the circumference is equidistant.’ When I first heard…

Our Future's Debt to the Past

Saturday, 19 April 2008
The Grand Secretary, Robert Morrow, talks to Julian Rees When you enter the office of the Grand Secretary of the United Grand Lodge of England, you feel the palpable weight of the history of Freemasonry…

The Seven Liberal Arts

Saturday, 19 April 2008
Clement Salaman Reveals How They Were Devised As A Path To Truth Liberal Arts was a term coined in the Middle Ages: ‘liberal’ from the Latin liber, meaning ‘free’. The name is apt; these arts…

"A Catastrophe has Occurred"

Saturday, 19 April 2008
Diane Clements Investigates the Failure of Grand Lodge’s Bankers At Grand Lodge, in March 1878, Lord Carnarvon, the Pro Grand Master, rose to make an announcement. Describing the event as "a catastrophe", he reported that…
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