A Facebook friend posted a post summarized as Monotheism is often posited as the most advanced form of religious thought. I disagree that it is, and offer the 1000 years of Western history and current social and societal problems as proof. As a counter point look to the Ancient World, especially the Greeks. They were […]
Granted, this is just personal opinion, but having spent this weekend unwilling brought into the argument, I have to get this off my chest… when attempting to develop a program for Masonic education, always aim for Brothers to become etically informed emicists. That said, the emicist can be educated, corrected if you will. The eticist […]
Yesterday I was clever and I tried to change Freemasonry. Today I am wise, and I try to change myself.
First, there is no such animal as esoteric Masonry. There is simply Masonry. Masonry, as an Initiatory tradition, is by definition esoteric. But never come to believe there are esoteric masonry, knife and fork masonry, historic masonry, etc… Masonry is above all singular; there is only Masonry. Second, confusing esoteric Masonry (as such) with the […]
The two most profound impacts on human life and thought have been Agriculture and Architecture. Both originated in the physical necessity of man but later became the first examples of man’s spiritual aspirations and the applications of both his faith and reason. More specifically, Freegardeners and Freemasons, as speculative societies, focus on the later. […]