© 2016 by LAUGHING LION

January 27, 2019

[This article was first published in Issue 4 of the Rocky Mountain Mason, in March of 2014. Since 2019 is the 900th anniversary of the founding of the Knights Templar, we thought it fitting to share on this blog]

This year [2014] marks the seven-hundredth anniversary of...

The three great Lights situated around the altar have many symbolic meanings.

Many of these meanings have been lost to the minds of the brethren. While attending the many lodges in our jurisdiction, I have observed several different ways in which the Senior Deacon light...

January 6, 2019

           

Having been moderating our Facebook page for over five years now, I am constantly surprised by the vitriolic divisions enforced online.

This is shocking among a population as a whole – a population that seems unable to peaceably disag...

December 26, 2018

When we think of the star of Bethlehem, images of a blazing star in the East spring to mind.  But was there really a star of Bethlehem that led the Magi to the Christ child on that fateful night all those years ago?  

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December 13, 2018

“The laying of cornerstones with ritualistic ceremonies is as old as the art of building.” – Grand Lodge of Colorado, Cornerstone Ceremony

“We have built no national temples but the Capitol; we consult no common oracles but the Constitution.” Representative Rufus Choate...

December 13, 2018

We do not believe that Freemasonry, a nondenominational institution that requires of its members a belief in a Supreme Being, is incompatible with any religion. We aver the opposite. However, over the last several centuries some organized religions have taken exception...

July 12, 2018

As I travel around in the various Masonic capacities it’s presently my honor to serve, I am constantly reminded of how lucky we are, as Masons, to enjoy this worldwide Fraternity. 

         There are many reasons to be a Mason – education, philosophy, degree wok, symbol...

On Sept. 11, 1826, William Morgan, of Batavia New York, was forcibly removed from the jailhouse at Canandaigua, NY, to a two-horse carriage and borne away into the mists of time.

His disappearance was suspected to have been effected by overzealous Freemasons enforcing t...

September 20, 2016

We all know conspiracy theorists love to pin all sorts of nefarious dealings on us Freemasons. 

The accusations are manifold, but essentially they devolve into three main camps, more or less extensive. 

One, the Masons are a vehicle used by the Illuminati to take over th...

August 13, 2016

Freemasonry has never been more relevant.  By uniting manifold faiths – even bridging faith and science – Freemasonry is an aperture for light in a world otherwise overwhelmed in darkness.

It is ironic that perhaps the most profound impetus of Freema...

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