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Count Cagliostro – Freemason or Fraud?

Nigel Wade introduces this notorious and enigmatic character.

 

Tercentenary Celebrations in Spain

El Oriente from Spain reports on an Iberian celebration of the 300th.

 

Masonic Certificates – an obsession?

Mike Kindler shares his hobby of collecting Masonic certificates.

 

Austrian Freemasonry Marks the 300th Anniversary

Peter Hoffer reports on Freemasonry in Austria and their current celebrations.

 

Does Freemasonry Still Make Sense in the 21st Century?

Peter Bu reflects on Masonic recognition with the call from Bratislava.

 

Mark Medals

Some fascinating medals from the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library.

 

The District Grand Lodge of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

Aleef Lazarus introduces us to Freemasonry in these Caribbean islands.

 

The Lost Rites of Freemasonry

David Harrison presents some of the rites and rituals of 300 years ago.

 

Honorifics and Freakonomics

David West questions the drive for charity and suggests it might be counter-productive.

 

We also introduce a new picture challenge for readers – get out those cameras!

 

A Tercentenary Dinner at the Goose and Gridiron

Guilano Zamboni reports on a celebration in Italy in their own Goose and Gridiron tavern.

 

The Impact of Alcohol Policies on Elk Lodges

John Mero reports on the effect that alcohol and tobacco policies had on fraternal societies in the USA.

 

Masonic Education on Canada’s Wet Coast

Trevor McKeown presents the Vancouver Lodge of Education and Research.

 

Ashlar Chippings

Hugh O’Neill’s usual roundup of the wonderful and wacky.

 

Remember Now

Paul Hooley asks us to reflect on the book of Ecclesiastes.

 

Autism and Freemasonry

Sandra Beale-Ellis explains this condition and its implication for a Freemason.

 

The Oneness of Freemasonry

Anthony Sheppardson reflects on the links between Masonic degrees practiced today.

 

The Graveside Address and Lodge of Sorrow.

Courtesy of Mersey Lodge, the full text of these two Masonic rituals.

 

300 Years – Time for Some Masonic Education

Martin Gandoff presents his views on what Masonic education should be and how it should be supported.

 

Resurgam – a Short History of the French Rite

Jean Yves Legouas explains the French or Modern rite from start to now.

 

Masonic Victoria Cross Winners Ceremony

A report on the ceremony and celebration hosted at Freemasons Hall as part of the tercentenary.

 

Why Should I Bother with the Royal Arch?

Jeffrey Monnickendam has some interesting observations about this highly promoted degree.

 

Haydn – Musician and Mason

Freddy Berdach discusses the life of this illustrious musician and Mason.

 

The Earls of Seafield in North Otago

G R Watson presents a New Zealand Mason with distinguished Scottish connections.

 

Three Tercentenary Events

Three reports on three tercentenary activities

 

Letters to the Editor

Our usual collection of the happy, the grieved and those looking for a bit of promotion. If you do or don’t agree with something in the magazine please feel free to let us know. Names can be withheld.

 

Michael Baigent – Renaissance Man

Mike Blackburn reflects on this well-known author and the books which might have inspired him.

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