Monthly Archives: June 2016

Is Freemasory an International Organization?

Freemasonry exists throughout the world. However, each Grand Lodge or Grand Orient is sovereign and independent. There is no international governing body for Freemasonry. Traditionally the United Grand Lodge of England had some sort of symbolical authority over deist Freemasonry. … Continue reading

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Why we use symbols?

Masonic symbology was used in past centuries, not due as much to Masonic secrecy, (as many people believe), but due to the fact that most of the world’s population was illiterate. During the Dark Ages, the Middle Ages, and through … Continue reading

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Why we have Degrees?

Initially, Masonry was considered operative, i.e. was dedicated to the manual work. Later it concentrated in improving the knowledge through an intellectual approach, becoming the symbolical or speculative freemasonry. Finally, masonry re-centred in the intellectual and it became called philosophical. … Continue reading

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Solstice of Summer

We have passed through the solstice of summer that had in ancient times a magic significance symbolizing the blooming of flowers and the time of harvest. It was for the Celts one the most auspices times of the year and was celebrated … Continue reading

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GLNF-GODF

The GLNF and the GODF get together for the second time to exchange views in subjects that we Freemasons cherish much. It is an initiative heartily welcome. The deist and the liberal Freemasonries are simply two ways, usually divergent, to … Continue reading

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About Jean Pierre-Servel remarks

The Grand-Master of the Grande Loge Nationale Francaise, Jean Pierre-Servel, made an interesting set of remarks in a recent Masonic gathering that raises two or three notes about Freemasonry’s role and future. The first note is that Freemasonry has a central ideal – the … Continue reading

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