Advance by Degrees - Tracing Boards by Brothers -

Welcome to our collection of Masonic essays; personal interpretations by Brother Masons themselves, offering opinions, personal reflections, and how these Masonic tools play a part in daily life. The essays contained herein are humbly offered by these Brethren as a resource for comtemplative aids and informational studies, in the spirit of sharing the light.

If you are a brother and have written or would like to try your hand at writing a Masonic essay on your favorite topics - please submit to the editor. We will review it and ensure that no "Masonic secrets" are being divulged, and post the essay with a credit. Thank you for being a part of the world wide literary group of Freemasonry. We learn, we share.



The Skull and Crossbones Bro. Matt Pelham, Grand Commandery of Georgia
What is a Mason? Bro. Glenn Fannin, Amara Shrine
Mythological life Bro. Harry Maslin, PM, SMP307
The Near West Bro. Mircea A. Tamas
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Bro. Giovanni Lombardo, Italy
Al-Faqr or “Spiritual Poverty” Bro. René Guénon
A Young Man Finds Prince Hall Masonry Bro. M.A. Alafia, Surfside Lodge #112
The Symbol of the Cross Bro. Giovanni Lombardo, Italy
On Esotericism Bro. Erminio Di Pisa, Italy
My Earliest Memory of True Friendship. Bro. King Shane
Masonic Education Considered Bro. David Ferreria, CA
WHITHER DIRECTING OUR COURSE? Bro. Lord Northampton
Pompei Bro. Giovanni Lombardo, Italy
De Vincu-lis in Genere Bro. Giovanni Lombardo, Italy
Simply what is Esotericism? Bro. Athos A. Altomonte, Italy
A History of Women's Masonry Sister Barbara Thames, Eastern Order of International Co-Freemasonry
Esoteric Freemasonry Bro. Mark Stavish, Institute for Hermetic Studies
Reflections on The Lord's Prayer Bro. Giovanni Lombardo, Italy
The Symbol Bro. Nicola Grenci, Italy
Freemasonry and Astrology Bro. Carlo Paredi, Italy
The Great Seal of the United States The famous S. Brent Morris
The Summer and Winter Solstices, and the First and Third Degrees Bro. Reinhard K., CA
A Point Within a Circle The CA Candidate's handbook
The Two Brazen Pillars Bro. Brad Newton, VA
The 24" Gauge California Candidate's Manual
The Five Pointed Star, or Pentagram Bro. Jim Blumenthal, CA
The Three Pillars California Candidate's Manual
The Square and Compasses Bro. Andrew Horn, CA
Women and Masonry Various Authors
Magic, the Tarot, and Masonry Bro. Joby Dixon, DC


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