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Portrait of an Artist

Editor Philippa Lee talks to Travis Simpkins, the artist taking the Masonic world by storm


Meet the Author

In this issue we meet Paul Sparks, author of A Guide for the Masonic Treasurer


Masonic Symbolism in the Blue Velvet Room at Chiswick House, London

Historian Ricky Pound gives us a fascinating insight into the discrete symbolism found within the ‘Blue Velvet Room’ at Chiswick House


Celebrating the Tercentenary

Aubrey Newman applauds Quatuor Coronati Lodge for their important historical and thought-provoking contributions to the Tercentenary year


The Three Graces – Faith, Hope and Charity

Exploring the origin and symbolism of the three virtues – Faith, Hope and Charity


The Initiation and the Initiate

Jean-Yves Legouas explores the beauty and complexity of Masonic Initiation


Masonic Education

Richard Wood delights us with tales of his extensive travels across the globe, in his role delivering ‘a daily advancement in Masonic Knowledge’


Ashlar Chippings

Hugh O’Neill is back with his regular ‘chippings’


The Decline of Men, and What Freemasons Need to Do About It

Chris Hodapp confronts a vitally pertinent issue


Around the Block

Cowles Travelling Apron: S. Brent Morris offers a fascinating insight into one of the artefacts housed in the Supreme Council Museum


The Lewis Travels North and South

a notable perspective on the symbolism of the Lewis by Mark J Edmiston and David A Reid


A Report on the Fifth International Symposium of Freemasonry in Turkey

Okan Yunusoglu gives us his report on the recent symposium of Freemasonry in Turkey


Focus On…Warrington Museum of Freemasonry

A look at the ‘hidden gem’ within Warrington Masonic Hall


A Quarterly Advancement

Craig Weightman offers his quarterly advancement in Masonic knowledge – the subject this issue is the Great Architect of the Universe


Book Reviews

N. G. Macleod reviews I Greet You Well by Mike Lawrence, and Tony Baker looks at Richard A. Crane’s …And Illustrated by Symbols


Freemasonry A-Z

Continuing on from the last issue, a comprehensive guide to Freemasonry…from A-Z



your queries, musings and thoughts


News, Views and Events

Catch up on what’s been happening and find out what is forthcoming


Beyond the Craft – The Order of the Secret Monitor

Michael Adams continues his look at the appendant Orders of Freemasonry



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