Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Shame on Me. Shame on You.

Written by J. Mitchell

Shame is a good thing. When correctly applied, shame allows peers to point out a minor lapse in honor, with the hope honor can be restored, and further lapses avoided. Without out shame, there is no honor, and no means to grow and develop fraternal bonds. Too often shame is used to permanently mark an individual as despicable […]

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

What Virtue Unites You Shall Mark on a Hoodie

Written by J. Mitchell

I see many (mainstream, American) Master Masons, who are not members of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite sporting clothing, or other effects with the motto – virtus junxit mors non separabit – inscribed on it. And it prompts me to think do they really have a valid Masonic claim to that motto. As a Scottish […]

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

What’s the Proper Way to Wear my Chamber of Reflection

Written by J. Mitchell

This is not a trolling post, but I fear it will come off that way. So I will start with, I am pro Chamber of Reflection being used within Anglo-American derived Craft Lodges, as specified in Jachin & Boaz – a work published within the Anglo-American tradition. That being said, I think the Chamber of […]

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Personal Articles of the Craft

Written by J. Mitchell

As a result of many years of consideration, I’ve found it beneficial to write down some personal Articles of the Craft. Statements and absolutes I hold to be true for the Craft. Freemasonry is a philosophical and initiatic Order, emerging from the noble religious, rationalist, and philosophical systems of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. Freemasonry […]

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Esoteric Masonic Challenge

Written by J. Mitchell

For the next year and one day, any time you encounter a Brother or situation, you consider to any antithetical to your esoteric view of Masonry, laud and praise those you believe are negating your views. Embrace them, and posit your view without denigrating or diminishing them, or a Lodge or a Grand Lodge. If […]