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When the Buzzards Go To Roost
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It’s only an opinion, of course, but buzzards seem to me to be an especially nasty species of bird. I don’t even like to give them the dignity of thinking they are birds. They never really fly, they’re only half-dressed, … Read More

Fraternalism–The Lost Word in Charity
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Any study of the beginnings of Freemasonry will clearly show that fraternalism was the first and most distinguishing characteristic of Masons and Masonry. We are, above everything else, our own brother’s keeper. This has been the raison d’ etre which … Read More

The Scottish Rite and Noetic Science
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One of the major threads in The Lost Symbol is an explanation of the work of physicist Katherine Solomon, who is a leading researcher in the field of Noetic Science. Sponsored by the Smithsonian, Solomon studies the untapped potential of … Read More

What is Gnosticism?
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Another overriding theme in Brown’s book The Lost Symbol is that the deeper philosophy of Freemasonry comes from Gnosticism—an early Christian belief system whose adherents accepted the knowledge of Pagan religions as helpful in discerning the truth about the nature … Read More

Which Public Image Do We Claim?
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I was visiting with a fellow Mason not long ago who was expressing how difficult it is for Freemasonry to articulate a public image which adequately describes our organization and is believable to the general public. This is indeed a … Read More

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Bible Marker Case
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I was relieved when I read the headline this week in the Oklahoman, our state’s largest newspaper. The U.S. Supreme Court has once again upheld the Constitution by announcing it will not review an August decision by the 10th Circuit … Read More

The Path of the Esotericists Among Us
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The German Hermeticist, Franz Bardon, observed; “there is a fundamental problem with truth. It depends on the insight of the individual.” Bardon was right. Each one of us sees truth from the standpoint of our particular environment, education, maturity, religious … Read More

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