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Focus on… Freemasonry in Queensland

A look at the history, and majesty of the Masonic Memorial Centre in Brisbane, Australia, home to the United Grand Lodge of Queensland.


Anonymus Sarmata

Jean-Yves Legouas explores the intriguing life of Michael Sendivogius, the Polish alchemist and doctor.


Lord Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar

David Allan pays tribute to the ‘greatest sailor of the Royal Navy’.

23 Brother FDR: A Freemason with Disabilities and President of The United States: John Kyle Day enlightens us as to the struggles and joys Franklin D. Roosevelt experienced in his Masonic life.


Painting Controversy

Nigel Wade tells the fascinating story behind Robert Burns’ fabled Inauguration as Poet Laureate of Lodge Canongate Kilwinning.


Ivan Mosca: Esoteric Artist, Freemason and Martinist
Sergio Prezioso investigates the life of this influential painter, Freemason and notable exponent of the Italian esoteric scene.


Behind the Scenes

WBro Brian Baker talks to Richard Jewitt, Director of Facilities at Freemasons’ Hall, London and gives us a fascinating view of the busy goings on.


The 170 Conundrum

Paul Gardner examines Rule 170 in the Book of Constitutions.


Carl H Claudy

The Genius of Freemasonry: Philippa Lee discovers one of the most prolific Masonic authors of the twentieth century.


Old Tiler Talks

The wit and wisdom of an ‘Old Tiler’ from Carl Claudy’s book of the same name.


Take Your Seats

A humorous look at the seating arrangements in the temple.


Masonic Halls Emergency Planning

What if the unthinkable happens? Brian Baker gives his expert advice.


Decoded: Freemasonry’s Illustrated Rulebooks
On decoding Masonic Rulebooks, Martin Faulks offers his insights.


Ashlar Chippings

Hugh O’Neill offers his regular chippings collected whilst smoothing the ashlar.


A Quarterly Advancement

Craig Weightman’s regular column helping you to advance in your Masonic Knowledge.


Book Reviews

We look at Renaissance Man and Mason by Piers A. Vaughan and The 5 Minute Ritualist by Kim March.


Freemasonry A-Z

All you ever wanted to know and more!


Letters to the Editor

our readers get in touch with their points of view.


News and Events

our regular round up of news and events happening in the world of Freemasonry.


Beyond the Craft

Michael Adams continues his look at the appendant Orders of Freemasonry. In this issue: The Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests and Order of the Holy Wisdom.

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