Our Education Officer for April 2017 – April 2018 is R.W.B. Dick Nesbitt, who has a series of Masonic educational presentations planned for the upcoming year.

For prospective Freemasons who may be trying to find out what Freemasonry is about, here are some short videos from the Grand Lodge of Maryland and the Grand Lodge of B.C. & Yukon which explain the basic ideas quite well.

Here is a similar introductory video from the Grand Lodge of B.C. & Yukon:

To start with, here are some links to some educational resources on our site:

Here are some other recommended websites on Masonic Education:

 

Here are some links to various topics of interest we have found online:

First, information about some commonly queried topics:

  • Anderson’s Constitutions – 1723: (1);
  • Aprons: (1);
  • Brotherly Love: (1)(2)(3) ;
  • Cable Tow: (1) ;
  • Cardinal Virtues: (1);
  • Catholicism & Freemasonry (changing attitudes?): (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)
  • Charity: (1)(2)(3) ;
  • Checkered Flooring: (1);
  • Circumambulation: (1)
  • Compasses: (1);
  • Corn, Wine & Oil: (1)(2) ;
  • Cowan: (1) ;
  • Deacons: (1);
  • Entered Apprentice Degree: (1)(2)(3) ;
  • Euclid’s 47th Proposition: (1) ;
  • Fellow Craft Degree (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7) ;
  • Five: (1)
  • Four Cardinal Virtues: (1);
  • Four Tassels: (1)(2);
  • G, Letter “G”: (1);
  • Geometry: (1)(2);
  • Hiram Abif (1) (2) (3) (4 .pdf) (5) (6)(7)(8)(9)(10) ;
  • Holy Saints John: (1)(2)(3)(4)(5);
  • Holy Royal Arch, aka York Rite: (1)
  • King Solomon: (1) ;
  • Kipling, Rudyard: (1)
  • Knights Templar: (1)(2) ;
  • Liberal Arts: (1)(2) ;
  • Lodge Furniture (1) ;
  • Lost Word of a Master Mason: (1)(2) ;
  • Master Mason Degree (1)(2)(3)(4) ;
  • Mozart and Freemasonry: (1)
  • Music In Masonic Lodges: (1)(2)
  • North East Corner: (1);
  • Pillars: (1);
  • Plumb, Plumb Line: (1)(2);
  • Pythagorus: (1) ;
  • Regius Poem / Regius Manuscript: (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7);
  • Royal Arch, aka York Rite: (1)(2) ;
  • Rudyard Kipling: (1)
  • St. John the Baptist & Freemasonry: (1)(2)(3)(4)(5);
  • St. John of Jerusalem: (1);
  • St. John the Evangelist & Freemasonry: (1)(2)(3);
  • Scottish Rite:
  • Secrets of Freemasonry: (1) ;
  • Seven: (1)(2) ;
  • Seven Liberal Arts & Sciences: (1)(2)(3) ;
  • So Mote It Be; (1)
  • Square: (1) ;
  • Symbolism (see “Masonic Symbolism” below;
  • Temple of King Solomon: (1) ;
  • Tyler: (1) ;
  • U.S. Founding Fathers – Freemasons: (1);
  • Volume of the Sacred Law: (1);
  • Wages of a Fellow Craft: (1)(2);
  • Winding Stairs: (1)(2) ;
  • Working Tools – (1) (2) (3) (4)
  • York Rite, aka Holy Royal Arch

Anti-Masonry – Responding To Our Critics:

Architecture:

  • Ashlars: (1) ;
  • Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City: (1);
  • Doric, Corinthian & Ionic: (1) (2);
  • Geometry: (1) ;
  • Manitoba’s Legislature building and its Masonic Influence: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5 note: poor audio) (6);
  • Pillars: (1);
  • U.S. Capitol Building – George Washington (a Freemason) laid the cornerstone with Masonic ceremonies on 18 September 1793.;
  • Washington Cathedral: (1) ;

History of Freemasonry:

Symbolism (Masonic Symbolism):

  • Acacia: (1)(2)(3) ;
  • Aprons: (1);
  • Ashlars: (1) ;
  • Cable Tow: (1) ;
  • Cardinal Virtues: (1);
  • Checkered Flooring: (1);
  • Circumambulation: (1);
  • Compasses: (1)(2)(3) ;
  • Corn, Wine and Oil: (1)(2);
  • Entered Apprentice Degree: (1)(2)(3);
  • Euclid’s 47th Proposition: (1)(2) ;
  • Eye In The Pyramid: (1) ;
  • Four Cardinal Virtues: (1)(2);
  • Four Tassels: (1)(2);
  • G, Letter “G”: (1);
  • Gavel: (1)(2) ;
  • Geometry: (1) ;
  • Holy Saints John: (1)(2)(3)(4)(5);
  • Jacob’s Ladder: (1)(2);
  • Level: (1) ;
  • Lost Word of a Master Mason: (1)(2) ;
  • Mozart and his Music in Masonic Symbolism: (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)
  • North East Corner: (1);
  • Pillars: (1);
  • Plumb, Plumb Line: (1)(2)(3);
  • Point Within A Circle: (1);
  • Pythagorus: (1)(2)(3) ;
  • Ruffians: (1) ;
  • Seven: (1)(2) ;
  • Square: (1) ;
  • Stone: (1) ;
  • Volume of the Sacred Law: (1);
  • White Gloves and Aprons: (1);
  • Winding Stairs: (1)(2) ;
  • Working Tools: (1)(2)(3) ;

Some Miscellaneous Online Material From Around The Net:

  • A Philadephia, PA. TV station’s news coverage of a Masonic ceremony (installation of a D.D.G.M.): (1);
  • The Lost Symbol (Dan Brown novel in which Freemasonry is central to the plot): (1) (2) ;
  • Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown novel which alludes to Freemasonry): (1)
  • Knights Templar (some theorize – emphasis on “theorize” – that Freemasonry evolved from the Knights Templar): (1)
  • Rudyard Kipling: (1) ;
  • Shaquille O’Neal discusses his “profession”, (1) (2);
  • A rap song about Shaquille O’Neal and Freemasonry:
  • Frequently Asked Questions: (1)

Anti-Masonry -Some Examples::

  • Louis Farrakhan on “white Masons and Shriners…”: (1)(2)

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