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Monday, July 31, 2006

Keeping The Mason Secret

Keeping The Mason Secret Cover How has Freemasonry remained so secret over such a long period of time?

Perhaps it is only that many of the lowly Master Masons dont yet know what they have joined? I do believe that the majority of freemasons (master masons 3rd degree) still dont know what it represents and have no real interest in finding out. In fact I think it is a requirement that the Entered Apprentice doesn't know what they are joining when they request access, other than it appears to be a club where hard working and honest people meet. Its a club where they drink (an important catharian element by the way) and occasionally get the odd career boost. I would assume this equally applies to the female equivalent of the eastern star.

However what of the other 30 degrees? Further up the degree ladder ,and where the money is. They must know what it is all about. Interestingly, to progress onwards from the 3rd degree, the master mason has to be invited as opposed to requesting advancement and automatically being able to do so.

How is it kept secret? Primarily the aged old method of propaganda and mis-information. This is exactly what is found when researching free-masonry. Particularly from masonic publications, written by freemasons not necessarily printed by them. Alternative theories, poorly argued points and a whole host of mis-leading mis-information. Smoke. The obvious tactic being to obscure the woods with the trees. Yet is there something more?

Are its members afraid of some sort of spiritual retribution? To answer that I took the position of a distant observer and tried to see the bigger picture.

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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Was Joseph Stalin A Martinist Freemason

Was Joseph Stalin A Martinist Freemason Cover The Rectified Rite of Martinism, except in North America, did not restrict its membership to Freemasons but did require a belief in a Supreme Being. Stalin, an avowed atheist, would not have qualified for membership in either Freemasonry or the Rectified Rite. There is no record of his membership. This claim seems to have first been made by William Guy Carr in the 1950s.

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Thursday, July 6, 2006

Masons Moonlighting As Criminals Held

Masons Moonlighting As Criminals Held Cover It is no wonder that masons are confused with Masons...

PATNA: S K Puri police caught three criminals from near the Rajapur Pul late on Friday night. The criminals have been identified as Sajay Singh of Bihta, Hridayanand Kushwaha of Maner and Ranjit of Vaisahli. Sajay and Ranjit were found carrying one countrymade pistol each while one cartridge was seized from Hridayanand. Police were on patrol when the trio started fleeing after spotting the cops. They were caught after a hot chase. Police said they worked as masons during daytime and committed crime after the dawn of darkness.

Meanwhile, valuables, including colour TV, gold and silver ornaments, LPG cylinders and costly sarees were stolen from the Residence of Dhirendra Mohan Sinha located in S K Colony under the Patrakar Nagar police station. The house was burgled when the inmates were away from the state capital. Sinha was informed of the burglary by a neighbour. An FIR was lodged on Saturday.

In another incident, a fire broke out in the Uma Complex on Fraser Road when an unidentified person threw a cigarette on a heap of garbage. The air conditioner of the complex first caught fire which later spread to rooms. Fire tenders later doused the flames before much damage could be caused.

The Times of India. 280609.

What is the point of posting this article about masons in India who were engaged in criminal activity? Quite simply this - people who write about 'masons' often do so without explaining what kind of mason they are discussing. For that reason the headline of this article no doubt caught your attention because it was thought it was about Freemasons and criminal activity.

It is now generally accepted that in order to differentiate between the different kinds of 'masons' the following convention be used whenever writing about 'masons':

masons = stonemasons or working masons

Masons = Freemasons, members of the Masonic fraternity

(The only 'fly in the ointment' is when 'Mason' is used at the begining of a sentance and id therefore capitalised, as in the headline here, and in those circumstances the word Freemason ought to be used in preferrence to Mason when it is a Freemason is the subject).

Once this convention is widely used the confusion ought to be greatly reduced

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