by Stephen Dafoe Perhaps no one aspect of anti-Masonic practice has fueled religious zeal greater than the hoax perpetrated by Leo Taxil, shown above right, on Albert Pike, shown above left, in the late 1800’s. [...]
What is DeMolay? DeMolay is a club for young men between the ages of 12 and 21. The individual DeMolay clubs are called “chapters.” There are hundreds of DeMolay chapters in North America and even [...]
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is “How do I become a Masonic Knight Templar?” Masonic Templarism is one branch of what is commonly called The York Rite. Freemasonry has, since its [...]
In the lectures of the early part of the eighteenth century the Immovable Jewels of the Lodge are said to be “the Tarsel Board, Rough Ashlar, and Broached Thurnel”; and in describing their uses it [...]
In Scriptural symbology, the cedar-tree, says Wemyss (Symbolic Language of Scripture), was the symbol of eternity, because its substance never decays nor rots. Hence, the Ark of the Covenant was made of cedar; and those [...]
The following article was originally published in the June 1916 issue of The Builder. Publisher’s Note: Many of the writings of early Masonic historians took considerable liberties with Templar History, connecting their lineage to the Freemasons. […]
Above: The Children’s Crusade, by Gustave Doré Although disregarded by historians and seldom mentioned in Chronicles of the Crusades, the legend of the Children’s Crusade is a romantic notion worthy of a glance. As the […]
The Teutonic Knights of St. Mary’s Hospital of Jerusalem was one of the three great religious and military orders produced by the Crusades. It was founded during the third Crusade, and was the last one […]
It was the nineteenth century Occultist, Eliphas Levi who is falsely credited for first differentiated between the good and evil aspects of the five-pointed star or pentagram. Levi envisioned two points down, as being magical […]
by Kevin Bold Sooner or later every student of either the esoteric or the history of the Crusades encounters the name of an allegedly sinister entity known as “Baphomet”. Baphomet was said to be the […]
The skull and cross-bones, have long been believed to have Templar and Masonic connections and although it has been claimed that the symbol was used on Templar and Masonic grave sites in the past, the […]
by Burton E. Bennett The Strict Observance: An Overview The system of the Strict Observance grew out of what is known as Templarism. Templar Masonry commenced to grow up in France soon after true Freemasonry […]
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is “How do I become a Masonic Knight Templar?” Masonic Templarism is one branch of what is commonly called The York Rite. Freemasonry has, since its […]
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