I came across this today, which I wanted to share in brief because it captures such an important and laudable aspect of Freemasonry. This touches on the theme of religious tolerance which has been written about before on this blog. That the craft appeals to people from so many different walks of life, religious persuasions, … Continue reading Brotherhood

Say My Name

Certain feelings are overwhelming. Or confusing and twisted; we can’t even begin to describe what’s going on inside of ourselves. A person close to me once relayed a story about being with a therapist, and being overcome with feelings of anxiety. The therapist told her not to focus on naming the feeling, but just experiencing … Continue reading Say My Name

Jonathan Swift, Lilliput, and Religious Tolerance

Jonathan Swift is listed in Denslow’s 10,000 Famous Freemasons as a freemason and member of the Goat-at-the-Foot-of-the-Haymarket, No. 16 lodge in London. His writings from earlier in life in Dublin also indicate familiarity with Masonic rituals. In a portion of Swift’s famous work Gulliver’s Travels, the main character Gulliver travels to an island name Lilliput, … Continue reading Jonathan Swift, Lilliput, and Religious Tolerance

An Organic View

Most people consider the world like a physical artifact. It’s made of stuff, it has pieces. New things are brought into the world. This is a very limited view though that makes it very hard to see emergent behaviors. An organic view of the world instead looks at things growing out of the world rather … Continue reading An Organic View