Global population estimates exceeded 8 billion people in November 2022. That’s more people than have ever existed! In fact, a jaw-dropping 7pc of people who have ever lived are alive today. Surely, […]
Is Freemasonry a Modern Iteration of Raja Yoga?
“When the soul sees itself as a center surrounded by its circumference—when the Sun knows that it is a Sun, surrounded by its whirling planets—then is it ready for the Wisdom and […]
Self-Improvement and the Neuroscience of Freemasonry: Part I
The Temperate Mason is free because his passions, or uncontrolled limbic system, are no longer in control. His rational mind takes hold of the reins, establishing executive functioning and the willpower to overcome. This is done vis-à-vis the development and strengthening of the Pre-Frontal Cortex (PFC).
Masonry, Morality, and the Stanford Prison Experiment
Freemasonry inculcates virtue and moral rectitude in its members by way of exemplifying the Cardinal Virtues of Prudence,
Temperance, Fortitude, and Justice: all which were absent from the Stanford Prison Experiment.
Brother or Friend?
A long time ago, I heard a Freemason tell another that they “should not be friends” with their Brothers. It was a strange comment to me, as I thought that when I […]
What is Sacred Lore? These words are on the tongue of almost every Freemason, regardless of obedience, religion, creed, or geography. Yet, I have seen little depth into figuring out what they […]
In this first 100 days of 2017, here in America and in some other countries, there has been a great deal of what we like to call chaos. Chaos is “complete disorder […]
Is Freemasonry a Cult?
As one of the largest organizations in the world, Freemasonry has weathered its share of criticism. In America, questions have been raised as to whether the fraternal organization qualifies as a “cult.” […]
Touching the Void: Freemasonry and the Responsibility of Protecting One’s Fellow Man
What responsibility do we have towards our fellow man? Masonry teaches that each of us is “our brother’s keeper” and that mankind consists of a Universal Brotherhood. When safe and secure, we […]
Do We Have an Obligation to Protect the Endangered? Molecular Ecology’s Role in Saving the Greenback Cutthroat Trout
In today’s hectic world, it is easy to turn a blind eye to concerns outside our direct purview. Our willful blindness becomes even more pervasive when it comes to issues which are […]