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Handing The Key

Legacy goes beyond financial wealth

In fact, it concerns the Brethren’s health

Too much bread we break with vice

Too soon we all will pay the price

Our words and pens, Handing The Key

Forever we live, So mote It Be


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  • Ten Books on Architecture by Vitruvius

    vitruvius3A stunning reference from one of the greastest minds of architecture..The Ten Books on Vitruvius

    This post is dedicated to Vitruvius Lodge #145 in Bloomfield Ca. Thank You to WM Eric Sadler of that Lodge for mentioning Vitruvious to me after my FellowCraft Degree and suggesting that I look him up…What an amazing discovery..

    Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (born c. 80–70 BC, died after c. 15 BC) was a Roman writer, architect and engineer, active in the 1st century BC. He is best known as the author of the multi-volume work De Architectura (“On Architecture”).


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  • A Mason’s Studied Comments on the Soul

    By: Dr. Jim L. Seeger, Ph.D

    XIR181964 St. Jerome in his Study (oil on panel) by Flemish School, (17th century); 87x67 cm; Musee de Tesse, Le Mans, France; (add. info.: Saint Jerome dans sa cellule; removing the thorn from the lion's paw); Giraudon; Flemish, out of copyrightThe immaterial essence, animating principle, or actuating cause of an individual life…the spiritual principle embodied in human beings, all rational and spiritual beings, or the universe…. an immaterial force within a human being thought to give the body life, energy, and power<many religions teach that the soul is immortal> [Merriam-Webster, 2011]

    …many words and names do not tell us what “it” is, but they do confirm that “it” is.  They also point to its mysteriousness.

    We cannot know what exactly we are referring to because its nature remains shadowy, revealing itself mainly in hints, intuitions, whispers, and the sudden urges and oddities that disturb your life and that we continue to call symptoms.  [Hillman, 1996] (more…)

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