Too often, too much of our Masonic experience is consumed by the mundane yet necessary work of attending to the business of our Lodges. And while the social and charitable aspects of our Craft are cherished parts of our tradition, they too can command an inordinate share of our time and efforts. But what of improving ourselves as men and Masons? There is an undeniable thirst in modern Freemasonry for the esoteric knowledge entrusted to the care of well-informed brethren.
For as long as the Craft has existed, brethren have gathered together outside of their regular communications to exchange Masonic ideas and insights. Yet for some brothers, whether due to distance or the many demands of modern life, this experience hasn’t been within reach.
Seeking more Light
Whether you are a newly made Mason, a Master Mason with a five-year-pin, or a dedicated Brother of the Craft you came to this page because you are seeking more Light. Welcome!
Craftsmen Online is proud to partner with the Brothers of George Washington Lodge 285 Square Club to present Craftsmen Online’s Reading Room, a Masonic Reading Group open to Master Masons. Every month, we will post a new book that will be discussed by a panel of Brothers during a secure ZOOM meeting. We encourage you to read the monthly selection, bring your questions, and join our virtual discussion.
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Next Reading Room
The May meeting of the Reading Room is set for Sunday, May 23 at 7:30 PM. Our panel, featuring RW Gary Heinmiller, Grand Historian, Bro. John Nagy, Masonic Author, and Bro. Angel Millar, Masonic Author. We will dissect Manly P. Hall’s, “The Secret Doctrine in the Bible.”
About the text… “According to the teachings of the old initiates, the spiritual tradition was likened to a flame burning forever upon the altars of the gods. The flame was divided into seven flames and these, in turn, were again divided into seven, the result being forty-nine fires or the forty-nine spiritual revelations, called in the Cabbala of Moses the forty-nine gates of the law. Thus out of the One Eternal Truth came forth the Seven World Religions, each in turn divided into seven lesser parts — altogether constituting the Divine Wisdom.” The Secret Doctrine In The Bible By Manly P. Hall. This article is taken from, Manly P. Hall’s, “A Monthly Letter”, May 1937.
Event pre-registration is required. Sorry, due to the nature of the discussion, this event is limited to Master Masons in good standing.
Do you have a book recommendation? Maybe you would like to sit on our discussion panel? You can also you the button below to email our Reading Room editor your feedback and suggestions. Thank you!