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FREEMASONRY IN GENERAL

MYSTERIES OF THE GREAT FALLS MASONIC TEMPLE

GREAT FALLS (AP) For a century, the Masonic Temple has been a Great Falls icon, dating back to the days when people questioned why the fraternal organization would build so far out of town.

From the stained glass window on Central Avenue to the most secret rooms on the top stories, the history of the Masons locally and internationally is incorporated into the building.

Roger Cathel, a temple trustee, said the building is iconic for Masons.

"It gives you a deeper sense of purpose and of history," he said. "How many like-minded men have come through these doors?"

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MASONIC TRADITIONS GOT THEIR START IN ANCIENT TIMES

COOKEVILLE. Secret meetings, special symbols, strange titles to the outsider, the world of the Masons can seem like a bizarre thing. In fact, many people have no idea what the Masons are or what they do.

"Some of those TV programs like to insinuate that the Masonic lodge is here to overthrow the government or it's a new world order that's so far from the truth," Tommy Clark, grand lecturer of Cookeville Lodge 266, said.

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HUNT FOR CHARLIE THE GHOST AT HULL MASONIC HALL IN DAGGER LANE

GHOST-hunters will uncover the secrets hidden within the walls of one of Hull's oldest buildings. Paranormal Scientific Investigators (PSI) has been given access to all areas of the Masonic Hall and is inviting the public to join the search for the spooky and strange.

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'HAUNTED' FORMER COURT AND MASONIC LODGE IN CLERKENWELL SET FOR ROOFTOP SWIMMING POOL

A reputedly haunted old court where convicts were sent to their deaths is to be re-developed with shops, restaurants and a rooftop swimming pool.

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HISTORY OF FREEMASONRY IN BERWICK TOLD TO ROTARY CLUB

Berwick Rotary Club received a talk on the history of Freemasonry in Berwick-upon-Tweed last week from Steve Newman, The Worshipful Master of St David’s Masonic Lodge.

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A NOT SO SECRET SOCIETY MEETING IN COSTA RICA

At a recent gathering that took place in the capital city of Costa Rica, men wearing ceremonial garb over their business suits conferred about topics such as apprenticeships, fellowcraft, medallions, seals, rituals, and the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns.

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GOING TO MY GRANDPA'S HOME LODGE

The great thing about being in Minnesota is that sometimes, if a lodge needs a ritualist for some part, a lot of us will drop everything to help. I've been fortunate to help at a number of lodges and when I was an elected officer of my blue lodge, to have brothers come in to help us out.

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MASONS 'MYSTERIOUS, NOT SECRET, TOP ENGLISH FREEMASON SAYS ON HONG KONG VISIT

Grand secretary of English lodge tries to dispel some of the myths surrounding controversial order as city receives new grandmaster.
Freemasonry is not a "secret society" but must still preserve an element of "mystery" as it opens up to scrutiny, a leading figure in the organisation said as he visited the city yesterday.

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HAVE A LOOK INSIDE DETROIT'S EMPTY OLD MASONIC TEMPLE

Built in 1922, the historic Detroit Masonic Temple is the largest of its kind in the world, and quite possibly the spookiest. Behind its Gothic limestone exterior, the labyrinthine 16-floor building contains 1,037 rooms, including three theaters, a 4,000-seat auditorium, several ballrooms, and, as tours of the rarely seen parts of the complex reveal, an unfinished swimming pool, a secret floor, and numerous hidden passageways.

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WORLD CONFERENCE ON FRATERNALISM, FREEMASONRY & HISTORY 5/29-31, 2015

Convened by the journal Ritual, Secrecy, and Civil Society in cooperation with the Bibliothèque Nationale, the first World Conference on Fraternalism, Freemasonry, and History: Research in Ritual, Secrecy, and Civil Society, focuses on the study of ritual, secrecy, and civil society vis-à-vis the dynamics of Masonic scholarship around the world. The conference aims to explore how civil society, secrecy, and ritual have been important elements during different episodes of local and world histories, and indeed still are.

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WHO IS A BETTER MASON?

I have been wrestling with a conundrum lately regarding Freemasonry: Who is the better Mason, the person who is properly initiated, passed and raised a Master Mason and disappears shortly thereafter, or the Mason who becomes an officer of the Lodge? Let me give you my spin on it.

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NOT EVEN A FREEMASON YET...

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MASONIC WALLPAPER

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DOWNTOWN BOSTON FREEMASON LODGE HOLDS SECRETS - EVEN FROM THE FREEMASONS
(This has a Soundtrack & and a must see Video  - Highly recommended. There is much food for thought here for individual masons, Lodges and dare I say Grand Lodge itself. Ed.)

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"THE LOST SYMBOL" AND THE FREEMASONS 8 MYTHS DECODED

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