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General Santa Anna – Yes, THAT One From The Alamo – Was a Freemason

Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna - WikipediaA tip o’ the Master’s Hat to Christopher Hodapp (author of one of the best books on Freemasonry – Freemasons for Dummies – and an all around great guy as wel as a snappy dresser) for posting a link to the Sacramento Bee article over on his blog HERE.  I read the SacBee every day, and yet I managed to miss this the first time around.  How is that even possible?

The importance of this news – in addition to giving the crazy-assed conspiracy nutbags another rawhide to chew on while they pore through lists of Famous Freemasons to find some new matchstick to ignite their hate and ignorance even further – is that it lends a certain amount of credence to the legend that General Santa Anna avoided execution after the Battle of San Jacinto (1836) by the use of a so-called “Masonic sign of distress,” and then by giving “secret Masonic signs” privately to General Sam Houston to confirm that he – Santa Anna – was indeed a Freemason.

That’s some pretty heady stuff, considering Freemasons who were at the Battle of the Alamo: Read more »

Scottish Rite Geocache Event at the House of the Temple

mgsflyerOn March 9, 2013 there will be a Masonic Geocaching event at the House of the Temple in Washington, D.C.

From a facebook post:

Join us on Saturday, March 9, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This is a great opportunity for geocachers from all over to join us in Washington, D.C. to share and exchange ideas, and talk about caching. The event will take place in the rear of the building.

We hope everyone will be able to join us for this special Geocaching event in Washington, DC on March 9, 2013. We are honored to have Arturo de Hoyos, Grand Archivist and Grand Historian of Scottish Rite Freemasonry, as the feature speaker for the event!

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ACTUAL Freemason Information on YouTube

YouTubeIn an unusual twist, a video has been posted on YouTube that is based on ACTUAL information about Freemasonry and it’s history in California.

Who’d a thunk it?

Freemasonry is often portrayed as a secret society of shadowy characters who secretly run the world, are involved with the (long defunct) Illuminati, are protectors of the Holy Grail, practice dark magic and devil worshipin’, and other nonsense.  It’s good to see the veil pulled aside and some light shed on what the fraternity is about, and what it’s done in California – my home state.

This video is linked from YouTube.  FreemasonMovies (or “Mr. Mason”) has other flicks up on YT as well. Read more »

The Scottish Rite

The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry – or, the Scottish Rite, is one of several appendant bodies that are a part of the worldwide fraternity known as Freemasonry.

The Scottish Rite builds upon the ethical teachings and philosophy of the Blue Lodge, through dramatic presentation of degrees. Membership is open to all Brothers and fellows who have attained the degree of Master Mason in a recognized Blue Lodge. Degrees conferred consist of the 4th through 32nd Degrees. There is also an honorary 33rd degree, which is awarded for exceptional service. Read more »

Oct 30, 2011 - Masonic Information    1 Comment

Where’s Freemasonry?

This is a reasonably current list of all of the Grand Lodges in the United States.  A Grand Lodge is the governing body that oversees all the individual Lodges in their jurisdiction. In the United States, every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico all have Grand Lodges, and their jurisdictions are their states.  No effort has been made to verify recognition between the Grand Lodges.

By visiting these sites you can find out more about the requirements for membership, more about Freemasonry in that particular jurisdiction, and even the location of Lodges near you. Read more »