Anyone who spends a good amount of time online have probably seen the "Keep Calm and ..." meme posters. I googled its origins was pleasantly surprised to discover the historical significance of this meme. It was produced by the Government of the United Kingdom in 1939 during the Beginning of the Second World War. The original text reads "Keep Calm and Carry On" and was intended to raise the morale of the British public in the event of invasion. Here's my take on this historical artifact and now a popular meme:
A good scientific documentary about the nature of LI/G\HT. Based on the study by Sir Isaac Newton and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe- both of them Freemasons. From Darkness to Light. Enjoy!
Bro. Chris Hodapp has a new poll at his Freemasons for Dummies blog asking Masons if there is just ONE appendant group that they could join, what would it be?
A tough question especially that most Masons are interested in joining both of the most well known appendant bodies- the York Rite, and the Scottish Rite. But in this poll scenario, there could only be one.
Anyway, I am one of those Masons which some may refer to as "esoterically inclined". I enjoy researching the works of Manly P. Hall and Albert Pike and because of that inclination, I'm kind of leaning towards joining the Scottish Rite.
But then again, knowing that there is no higher degree than the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason (aka the 3rd Degree), I find myself questioning my desire to gain more degrees beyond the Third.
So I guess I'll pass on this poll for now, but in 2 years, if my Lodge will have me, I will serve as the Master. And when my term is over, maybe I'll think about joining the "higher" bodies. But for now, I'm happy with my position as a self-fashioned Blue Lodge Fundamentalist.
I'm not very good with words so from time to time I like to express my thoughts through art such as this one. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.
John Paul Gomez
Doric Lodge No. 316
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