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True Masonry: Masonic Humor

Freemason Information - 05.02.2019
Freemasonry is steeped in history and ritual, but this doesn’t mean Masons lack a sense of humor (although I know a few whose faces would probably crack if they smiled). To demonstrate Masons do indeed have a sense of humor, I sent out a request over the Internet for some humorous anecdotes pertaining to the […]

Jan 20, MASONIC LODGE LOCATIONS,...Find a Masonic lodge in the U.S. or internationally

Use this list of Masonic lodge locations around the world to find a Masonic lodge in a state or country near you.

Uncommon Sense in Business

Freemason Information - 15.01.2019
BRYCE ON BUSINESS Common sense is no longer common in the work place (and some lessons for Masonic Lodges). Click for AUDIO VERSION. To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. Probably the main reason why Scott Adams’ “Dilbert” comic strip enjoys the popularity it does is because it […]

Philosophical Intellectual Masons versus Structural Administrative Freemasons

Freemason Information - 04.01.2019
Recently I have been reading some essays by Masons who are dismayed at all the talk about membership, dues, dress, Grand Lodge edicts and other issues that they believe bring into the mix undue discussion, debate and division — the three Ds. For them the philosophy of Masonry, its symbolism, its virtues, its morality, its […]

Cardinal Virtues of Freemasonry

Freemason Information - 23.12.2018
In this edition of Freemason Information’s Symbols and Symbolism we consider, together, the four cardinal virtues of Freemasonry as gathered form Albert Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry. Mackey (and Freemasonry) originally sourcing the virtues from Plato’s scheme, discussed in Republic Book IV, 426–435. Mackey writes of the cardinal virtues saying, The pre-eminent or principal virtues on […]

Chasing Aprons

Freemason Information - 19.12.2018
BRYCE ON NONPROFITS What is more important, the institution or our vanity? Click for AUDIO VERSION. To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. As a follow-up to my recent column on “Do Just One Thing,” I want to describe another problem involving nonprofit organizations, and that is “Chasing […]

Two Trajectories For American Freemasonry: Consolidation Or Implosion

Freemason Information - 19.12.2018
Brother Kennedy has been taking some undue flack lately for posting that Freemasonry is dying without posting much in the way of solutions. Masonic author of this site, Tim Bryce, writes, “You cannot treat a patient unless he knows he is sick.” So Kennedy’s first step was to let you know how bad the situation is. […]

Do Just One Thing

Freemason Information - 18.12.2018
BRYCE ON NONPROFITS What can be done to rebuild declining nonprofit institutions? Click for AUDIO VERSION. To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send Tim a request. When I travel around town these days, I often run into old friends and neighbors who know my background regarding nonprofit organizations (I served on […]

Past Master Ring?

MasonSmart.com - 12.12.2018
I am a master mason that has a past master ring from my grandfather. Is it inappropriate for me to wear it as a tribute to my Masonic family history? I

The Death of Freemasonry: When Change Changes You

Freemason Information - 12.12.2018
I haven’t said much on the subject of membership in Freemasonry (in general) and in the United States in particular, for some time. But with the buzz and interest in the last few posts (Freemasonry Is Dying, Bait & Switch, I Quit and Masonic Anti-Intellectualism A Crying Shame), I thought it necessary to pen a few thoughts […]

Pledging greek sororities and OES

MasonSmart.com - 12.12.2018
Hello, I have friends that pledged Black greek sororities while in college and then joined OES after. I did not pledge in college, but am still interested

To Die Or Not To Die

Freemason Information - 06.12.2018
“To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles And by opposing end them. To die—to sleep, No more;” The articles by Brothers Sean Kennedy and Stephen Dafoe regarding the […]

Stephen Dafoe Challenged Freemasonry To Shape Up Or Die Years Ago

Freemason Information - 02.12.2018
Masonic  researcher, author, speaker, video producer, journalist and historian Stephen Dafoe has chronicled the decline of American Freemasonry for years. His research has been published in The Scottish Rite Journal, Heredom (the Transactions of the Scottish Rite Research Society), Templar History Magazine, Knight Templar Magazine, The Fourth Part Of A Circle, Masonic Magazine and The Masonic […]

Freemasonry Is Dying

Freemason Information - 29.11.2018
Once you can get yourself to accept the fact that Freemasonry is Dying, then perhaps some progress can be made in downsizing, consolidating, making Appendant Bodies stand on their own, raising dues significantly and other acts of resuscitation. Terminally ill patients require drastic and sometimes untried measures to save them. What’s that you say? You […]

The Future Of Freemasonry, An Interview With Bro Lance Kennedy

Freemason Information - 23.11.2018
Perhaps you have already read Brother Lance Kennedy’s Ten Propositions For Texas Freemasonry. Maybe you would like to read them again. And just maybe this is the first time you have seen them. Whatever the case may be we will tell you what is new and that is the video above where we had a […]

My father, a Mason, passed away. I am his daughter and have the charm. Can I wear it?

MasonSmart.com - 13.11.2018
Hi! My father was a Mason and very proud of this. Although, he never discussed the Masons, his pride was clear in his multiple rings, tie clip, and a necklace

I want to join this But I am very poor man

MasonSmart.com - 13.11.2018
But I am very poor man

Lost apron

MasonSmart.com - 13.11.2018
Hello! I have not attended Lodge since 2007, for countless personal reasons. But I have recently become interested again. My former wife and I divorced

Grand son of a 32 nd degree main from East Liverpool oh! Interested in joining our understanding

MasonSmart.com - 12.11.2018
My grandfather is a 32nd degree master masonry. East Liverpool Ohio. I would really like to know more and get involved thank you for your time and consideratio

Benefits for Masons' relatives.

MasonSmart.com - 12.11.2018
Are there benefits to being a granddaughter of a 32nd degree Mason of the Scottish rite?
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