Links, links, and more links!
I have been neglecting this page terribly, and tonight as I was playing around on my computer I realized that I had amassed quite an excellent collection of links to share with everybody. The first is not exactly Masonic in nature, but as many of you sit in lodge with brethren of different faiths, cultures, and upbringings, it should be of interest nonetheless. It is the World Civilizations page at Washington State University. Their glossary contains a ton of great information and is worth reading from beginning to end!
Now, on with the Masonic links. As I mentioned last time, we are planning a Masonic study group. In preparation, I have been combing the Internet searching for pages with good study information. It is tough to find things that are interesting enough to capture an audience, but not so esoteric as to drive people away. Let me share some of the links I've found.
- Esoteric Freemasonry is a collection of articles about (you guessed it) esoteric Freemasonry. There is some great stuff here, and even if you're not interested in the esoteric parts of the Craft, I urge you to check it out.
- The Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis, California Chapter, is a Masonic group dedicated to extremely esoteric study matters. They have some interesting material on their site.
- The kind brethren at NCMason.Org have put together an online list of Short Talk Bulletins, which are great papers to present before your lodge. They're also great for reading and learning from, so go check them out if you haven't already!
- A collection of Essays and Papers has been most graciously placed online by the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon. I have linked to some of their articles in the past, but here is their full collection in all its glory!
This is just a small sample of what I've found. I could share more if I had all of my links here with me. All of you should head out to your nearest favorite search engine and look up some articles on Freemasonry. Share what you've found with your brethren! Bring the light of knowledge into Freemasonry.
On Thursday, I finally saw the Master Mason degree conferred! Wow, I don't know what to say. I can see why they call it sublime, that's for sure. It was great to see all of the work and effort which went into this degree, and I am honored to have been asked to play the part of the 1st Fellowcraft in my lodge's degree team.