Remember now thy creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, not the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.
While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, not the clouds return after the rain:
In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened,
And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low;
Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mouners go about the streets;
Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was; and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.Ecclesiastes 12:1-7
Below are links for the Masonic Educational Program for Candidates, assembled in 2001, by Andrew Horn, at the time, Candidate's Coach for Santa Monica-Palisades Lodge #307.
An Interpretation of the Ritual of the Third Degree
Symbols and Allegories of the Third Degree
Masonic Etiquette and Conduct
The Legend of Hiram Abiff.
The Laws of Freemasonry
Irregular and Clandestine Lodges
The Duties, Rights, and Privileges of a Master Mason
What can we tell the Non-Mason about Masonry
The Operative Mason's Secret
The materials contained in this program are selected from the Grand Lodge of California's Candidate Education programs, therefore all content should "technically" be endorsed by the Grand Lodge as approved educational material.