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Oct 13, 2011 - Masonry in the News    No Comments

Latest Freemason Conspiracy: Recruiting Younger Bros

In October of 2011, the Wall Street Journal published an article by Barry Newman about Freemasonry.  It read, in part:

ST. PAUL, Minn.—No self-respecting secret society can get by without a Facebook fan page anymore.

That’s transparently true of the Freemasons, renowned for their medieval blood oaths, their often-alleged plot to create a New World Order, their locked-door conclaves of U.S. presidents and power brokers and their boring pancake breakfasts.

A menagerie of 19th-century civic and social brotherhoods, and their attendant sisterhoods, lives on around the globe: the Elks, the Moose, the Lions, the Odd Fellows. Freemasonry is the oldest of all, still the biggest, and—in the public mind—about as penetrable as the mythic crypt beneath the ninth vault of Solomon’s Temple.

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May 1, 2011 - History of Masonry    1 Comment

History of Masonry in California: California’s First Masonic Funeral

The first Masonic funeral in California took place in 1849 before there was a Grand Lodge here, and before California was even admitted into the Union.

During the California Gold Rush, the body of a heavily tattooed man was discovered floating in San Francisco Bay. Upon examination, he was found to be carrying the silver shekel of a Mark Master Mason bearing his initials. His tattoos were Masonic in nature; on his left arm he bore the symbols of the Entered Apprentice degree, on his right he bore the symbols of a Fellowcraft, and over his heart were the symbols of a Master Mason. The man’s name remains unknown, but a large gathering of Masons attended his Masonic Funeral.

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