What is Freemasonry?

Freemasonry is the world’s oldest and largest secular, fraternal and charitable organisation and has several million members spread throughout the world. It is a universal society of men who seek to improve themselves through their association wit...

November 2, 2015

Two things stick in my mind from the second degree.

The Sower and a call to action.

 

In the offered readings, 3.1, extracted, I assume from ‘Addresses by H van Tongeren’, the Author refers to the options available to us in which we can practice our craft in the profane w...

November 2, 2015

In the year 1908 a number of lodges belonging to four Constitutions which operated in South Africa (i.e. England, Ireland, Scotland and The Netherlands) had already existed in the Cape Peninsula.  Nevertheless, a group of Masons petitioned the Grand Lodge of the Nether...

Right Worshipful, Worshipful and Brethren All

 

“Our life, Sir, is so very similar to a journey that even in the earliest ages it was compared to one.
The journey which you have now performed typifies the difficulties of life to which we must submit, voluntary or involun...

November 2, 2015

Two things stick in my mind from the second degree.

The Sower and a call to action.

 

In the offered readings, 3.1, extracted, I assume from ‘Addresses by H van Tongeren’,


the Author refers to the options available to us in which we can practice our craft in the profane w...

November 2, 2015

Bro Alan Bergin BSc – Spain

Winner of The Northampton Award, the overall prize for the best paper in 2007

 

Brethren, we are all aware of the two great pillars at the entrance or porchway to King Solomon’s Temple. We have to use our imagination as to what they looked like...

November 2, 2015

Bro. Greg Swanepoel

 

“To expose heart, bend knee and bow head. To fall into rank and file with Men of men was incredibly significant and emotional for me. Finally here was a place I could lay down my defiance and fear of authority. Here was a place I could heal old hurt...

 

Brethren, this is a problem in respect to which I do not know the answer, but I can only hope, that as a result of the thoughts which I express, the authorities might be able to give some practical guidance.

 

Our difficulties commence right from the time of the proposa...

September 5, 2015

Address at Lodge Westerford

 

 

To many people outside of Freemasonry, despite many efforts to enlighten the public in recent years, Freemasonry still seems to represent a kind of secret society. Political groups who have their own agendas, in many countries, not excludin...

The Square and Compasses.

A newsletter for the Grand Lodge of South Africa. No. 40 May 2015

Most Worshipful Brother Geoff Edwards OSM.

 

Some thoughts on Leadership

 

When I consider successful Grand Lodges, the one factor which stands out is that they are all built on a fou...

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