الجمعة، 26 نوفمبر 2010

Freemasons Australia and Newzealand































Special Project 2009 Australia

PS Review of Freemasonry
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THE AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND MASONIC RESEARCH COUNCIL
PS Review of Freemasonry
Travelling Light
Ten selected papers first published by
the Australian and New Zealand Masonic Research Council.

Plus an illustrated account of the formation and activities of the ANZMRC:
rombo.gif MASONIC RESEARCH IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
by W.Bro. Tony Pope, Editor of the ANZMRC’s publications.

¨ A Separate Reality-Anthropology, Ritual and Today’s Mason by Roel van Leeuwen
¨ The Degrees of the Practical Masons by Neil Wynes Morse
¨ An Exile from Canada to Van Diemen’s Land by Wallace McLeod
¨ The Mason Mark by Ken Brindal
¨ The Masonic Approach to Self-Development by Phillip Hellier
¨ Lord Carnarvon in Australia by James Daniel
¨ Mysticism, Masculinity and Masonry by David Slater
¨ The Hung Society and Freemasonry the Chinese Way by Graham Stead
¨ Science, Freemasonry and the Third Millennium by Robert Collins Barnes
¨ greenMASONRY: Nature and Freemasonry by Geoffrey Ludowyk

LECTURES FOR LODGE AND CHAPTER
By VW.Bro. Gary Kerkin
Past Grand Lecturer, Grand Lodge of New Zealand
Grand Lecturer (2009), Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of New Zealand, Northern Division.
THE EXCELLENCIES OF FREEMASONRY AND FREEMASONS
FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY
THE OBLIGATIONS OF A FREEMASON
WORDS IN FREEMASONRY
THE FIRST DEGREE TRACING BOARD
THE SECOND DEGREE CEREMONY
THE SECOND DEGREE TRACING BOARD
THE ALTERNATIVE THIRD DEGREE
THE MARK DEGREE
WHITHER THE ROYAL ARCH
¨ THE INITIATION IN THE ANCIENT AND ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE
by RW Bro. Leon Zeldis 33, Past Sovereign Grand Commander, Supreme Council of the AASR of the State of Israel.

The Initiation in the craft degrees of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite (AASR) is completely different from the ceremonies currently performed by most lodges in the English-speaking world. It draws its symbolism from various esoteric sources, from Alchemy and Cabbala, from Gnosis and Rose-Croix. Alchemic elements suffuse the entire craft degrees of the Rite, the hidden message being that these degrees transform the profane candidate into a new man, a person who has purified his mind and his spirit, just as the alchemist attempted to purify vile matter to make the philosopher's stone.

¨ PILLARS OF BEAUTY: FREEMASONRY AS AN AESTHETIC TRADITION
by W. Bro. Adam G. Kendall PM, Henry Wilson Coil Library & Museum of Freemasonry, Grand Lodge of F. & A.M. of California.
Freemasonry's ingenious and layers-deep system of rectitude and self-knowledge teaches, at its core, that an individual can build and lead their lives as if it were metaphorically a beautiful, strong edifice.

¨ THE HISTORY AND THE PERSECUTIONS OF SPANISH FREEMASONRY
by VW Bro. Martin I. McGregor, Grand Lecturer, Freemasons New Zealand.
The paper details the history of Spanish Freemasonry from its foundation to the present day and presents considerable details of the persecutions suffered by the Spanish brethren virtually throughout their history.

¨ THE BLAZING STAR: AN INITIATIC JOURNEY FROM FELLOWCRAFT TO MASTER MASON
by Bro. C:. D:., Loge La Rose de Corail n°499, Grande Loge Nationale Française.
The Blazing Star is a guide for the Fellowcraft along the long path towards the Light.

¨ 18th CENTURY MASONIC EPHEMERA
by R.W.Bro Y.Beresiner PGStB, PM Quatuor Coronati Lodge #2076 UGLE
Paper Delivered to the AMMLA (European Masonic Museums & Libraries) Conference, Bayreuth Germany, July 2009.

¨ COLLECTION OF MASONIC ART CALENDARS
Slide Show of the best Masonic Calendars.
Collection of beautiful and inspirational Masonic Calendars with illustrations of Masonic jewels, artefacts, tracing boards and portraits of interest to all Freemasons.

¨ FOR NO ATHEIST MAY BE MADE A FREEMASON
by Bro. Joshua L. Rubin, 32°, Pythagoras Lodge of Research, G.L. of the District of Columbia, USA.
Atheism and Freemasonry. This paper illustrates exactly why Freemasonry does not allow atheists to join the Fraternity.

¨ "ARE YOU DRESSED FOR LODGE?" ENQUIRED ROSETTE
by W.Bro. David Barrett PM Ra'anana Lodge #70, PGrand Marshal of the G.L. of Israel.
The aim of this paper is to draw the attention to a Masonic item which hardly ever attracts any questions as to its origin, namely the rosette or multiples thereof, found on the Masonic apron and by whose design our place is distinguished on the Masonic ladder.

¨THE CRAFT IN ISLAMIC COUNTRIES: an Analytical Review
by WBro Kent Henderson, KCSJ, PJGD, UGL Victoria, Australia
Fellow, Australian and New Zealand Masonic Research Council
The purpose of this paper is to examine the causes of Islamic antipathy towards the Craft, locate them within an historical perspective, and discuss the surrounding issues.

¨ MEMENTO MORI - THE SYMBOL OF THE SKULL WITH CROSSED BONES
A Perspective on Death and Dying in the Chivalric Orders of the York Rite of Freemasonry

by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, Scioto Lodge No. 6, Chillicothe, G.L. of F.&A.M. of Ohio.
The symbol of the Skull and Crossbones, often called the Memento Mori, is a grim reminder of our own mortality. This paper explores the history of the Momento Mori as artwork, as Christian symbolism, and in the context of it's use in the Christian Chivalric Orders of the York Rite of Freemasonry.

¨ MASONIC POEMS illustrated by Tracing Boards
by W.Bro. Ferenc Sebök, Saint Charles de la Parfaite Harmonie Lodge, Regular Grand Lodge of Belgium.
¨ MASONIC CALENDAR 2009
Artwork by W.Bro. Ferenc Sebök, Saint Charles de la Parfaite Harmonie Lodge, Regular Grand Lodge of Belgium.
¨IN SEARCH OF THE MASONIC LOST WORD
by Bro. Darren Lorente, St. Mary Islington Lodge #5451, United Grand Lodge of England.
Is there really such a thing as a Masonic secret? If so, is this Masonic secret a lost word and what is the significance of this lost word in today's Masonic ritual?

¨KING SOLOMON AND THE BUILDING OF THE TEMPLE
by RW Bro Rainer k. Janotta 33°, Past District Deputy Grand Master
The American Canadian Grand Lodge within the United Grand Lodges of Germany.
The Building of King Solomon's Temple makes a central religious statement: "There is but one God". This statement binds King Solomon and his Building of the Temple with the operative and speculative Freemasons.

¨THREE USES OF MEMORY IN FREEMASONRY
by W Bro. J. Scott Kenney, University Lodge #34, G.L. of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
Why is memory so important to Freemasons? An interpretive aspect of the art of memory in Freemasonry.

¨ THE EXCELLENCIES OF FREEMASONRY AND FREEMASONS
by VW Bro.Gary Kerkin, Past Grand Lecturer, Grand Lodge of New Zealand.
The attributes which should be manifest in every Freemason are examined in terms of the lines of Kipling's poem "If". Taken separately each of the ideals expressed in the poem may be considered a criterion of the qualities expected of an aspiring Freemason and in practical terms could serve as a guide to the suitability of a candidate.

¨ THE SEPHIROTH AND THE FOUR WORLDS IN THE THREE DIMENSIONAL PERSPECTIVE
by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, Scioto Lodge No. 6, Chillicothe, G.L. of F.&A.M. of Ohio.
The concept of the Sephiroth and the Four Worlds is a difficult to understand, but essential, part of Freemasonry. This paper examines features of a Three-Dimensional model of the Sephiroth proposed by Robert Wang, secretary and protege of Israel Regardie of Golden Dawn fame. Wang's three 3-d model portrayes the four worlds with the geometry of the Sephiroth represented as a double cube with a center column as the Pillar of Beauty.

¨ ORNAMENTS, FURNITURE AND JEWELS
by W.Bro. Julian Rees
The 'Craft in Spirit' Column - Spring 2009. In many rituals we find surprising gaps, lacunae, places where we feel there ought to be something, but there is not

¨ THE AUGUST ORDER OF LIGHT
by R.W.Bro Y.Beresiner PGStB, PM Quatuor Coronati Lodge #2076 UGLE
Origins and History of a little known and respected Order.

¨ MASONIC RESEARCH IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
by W.Bro. Tony Pope , editor of the Australian & New Zealand Masonic Research Council’s publications.
An illustrated account of the formation and activities of the Australian & New Zealand Masonic Research Council (ANZMRC).

¨ FREEMASONRY: BELIEF IN A SUPREME BEING
by Bro. Darren Lorente, St. Mary Islington Lodge #5451, United Grand Lodge of England.
One of the pre-requisites that must be satisfied by a candidate in order to become initiated into freemasonry is to declare belief in a Supreme Being, but the Supreme Being could be interpreted not only as a generic term for God but simply as the hidden answer to the mystery of existence.

¨ A MODERN EXAMINATION OF THE LANDMARKS OF FREEMASONRY
by Bro. Terence Satchell, Mt. Rushmore Lodge #220, Grand Lodge of South Dakota.
This paper reexamines the Landmarks specified by Mackey and Pound. It establishes the criteria which these two authors established to define the individual Landmarks of the fraternity and determines whether these criteria were followed. It also uses more recent documents in Masonic history to see if the fraternity continues to regard these customs as Landmarks and examines the repercussions of not recognizing certain customs as the Landmarks of the order. Finally, the paper creates a set of Landmarks based on this reexamination which could alleviate much debate.

¨ TOLERANCE
by Wor. Bro. Clive Herron, Marine Lodge 627 IC, Durban, South Africa.
A look at the importance of practicing tolerance in the Lodge.

¨ TWO ESOTERIC MASONIC CONCEPTS WHICH ARE LINKED BY THE TETRAGRAMMATON
by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, Scioto Lodge No. 6, Chillicothe, G.L. of F.&A.M. of Ohio.
The Tetractys and the Sephiroth represent similar concepts; however the link between these two concepts would not be readily apparent were it not for their common use of the Tetragrammaton. The Tetagrammaton serves as a bridge between these concepts which span time, culture (Greek and Hebrew), and multiple Masonic rites and rituals. This paper discusses the Tetragrammaton, the Tetractys, and the Sephiroth and shows how the three are related.

¨ A COMPARISON OF THE BIBLICAL AND MASONIC ACCOUNTS OF THE BUILDING OF KING SOLOMON'S TEMPLE
by Bro. Terence Satchell, Mt. Rushmore Lodge #220, Grand Lodge of South Dakota.
A comparison between the account of the building of King Solomon's Temple in Masonic Ritual and the accounts given in the Old Testament of the Bible. It concludes that while many similarities between the Biblical and Masonic account of this event exist, there are also some discrepancies.

¨ FREEMASONRY AND THE WESTERN MYSTERY TRADITION
by Bro. Darren Lorente, St. Mary Islington Lodge #5451, United Grand Lodge of England.
A brief outline of the different theories of origin of the Craft, from the more historical to the more fanciful

¨ FREEMASONRY AND THE ZODIAC CROSS
by Bro. Ronald J. Watkins, Wayfarers Lodge #50, Grand Lodge of Arizona.
A Speculation into the Divinity of the Right Angle and Compasses.

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