Saturday, July 31, 2010
Issue No. 9 of The Journal of the Masonic Society is in the mail to Society members now.
“Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler at Etoile Polaire Lodge No. 1” – Let the good times roll! The Masonic Society at Polar Star Lodge by Marc H. Conrad.
“Masonry in the Mountains: 2010 Masonic Spring Workshop in Kananaskis, Alberta” – Reportage by Editor Randy Williams.
“Alchemy and the First Degree of Freemasonry” – A take on symbolism by Donald J. Tansey.
“Hallowed Halls” – Poetry by Jason E. Marshall.
“The George Washington Masonic Memorial Freemasons’ White House Stones Exhibit” – News from Alexandria by Mark A. Tabbert.
“Cryptic Council of Research” – A York Rite variation of the research lodge model by Jonathan Horvath.
President’s Message: “Come on Down and Find Out” – Michael Poll on the great city of New Orleans, where the Society will host its Semi-Annual Meeting, September 24-25.
From the Editor: “Tooting Masonry’s Vuvuzela” – Editor-in-Chief Christopher Hodapp on why the Masonic Order should be clear about its own identity... and not be bashful about it.
The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners For The Modern Man, by Brett and Kate McKay.
Haunted Chambers: The Lives of Early Women Freemasons by Karen Kidd.
Hidden Wisdom: A Guide to the Western Inner Traditions by Richard Smoley and Jay Kinney.
Masonic Treasures: Mendocino Lodge No. 179’s Past Master Jewel from 1868, and:
News of the Society
Conferences, Speeches, Symposia & Gatherings
Masonic News from around the world
...and Old Masters Scotch Whisky.
The cover shows “Silence,” by Beaux-Arts sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, located at the Grand Lodge of New York’s Tompkins Chapel in Utica. (Photo by Christopher L. Hodapp.)
Membership in The Masonic Society costs $39 per year, and I promise it will be the best 39 bucks you’ll spend in Masonry.