How I burned myself out, and what a simple coffee cup can mean. Continue reading My Experience with Over-Work and Burnout
A.E. Waite, a well-known Freemason, describes mystery traditions and how they facilitate union with deity Continue reading A.E. Waite and Secret Doctrine of the Union
Two Masonic Grand Masters exchange letters in 1860, discussing whether war can be avoided Continue reading Two Grand Masters on the Eve of the Civil War
Duality arises everywhere. Let’s show how it happens, and what the principle of polarity means and implies. Continue reading Duality, and the Hermetic Principle of Polarity
We have disagreements everywhere about basic facts about the world. Everyone is sure of their facts, but no one agrees. Collectively, society seems to have less of a grip on reality. How did we get here? Continue reading Social Influence, Fake News, and the COVID-19 Shock
Most of our actions are based on guesses about what will happen in the future and what will make us happy, and so we can change our behavior by understanding and changing how we do that prediction. Continue reading How People Predict the Future: Amos Tversky
When we talk to one another, we aren’t just communicating but we are forming and evolving our own set of beliefs over time. Through practice, or recitation, beliefs take shape, and become more firm. Continue reading How Talking Changes our Beliefs and Minds
Even though Masonry never stops, it has been a chaotic time for the Craft. Rather than obsess over the latest closures, let’s turn the corner and use this to make positive suggestions on what we can do in the meantime. The following references are culled from many helpful brothers online who have shared what they’re … Continue reading Masonry in the Meantime: Educational Resources
As mentioned in my previous article Spiritual Anarchy and Freemasonry, “Upon reflection, our declining numbers is nothing but the symptom of a disease that we allowed to infiltrate the Craft, i.e. Postmodernism.” Our Masonic forefathers warned us to be on guard against the Profane, but we have not listened. Instead, we have allowed Profane thinking into… Continue reading Why Does Freemasonry Conceal Its Secrets From Even Its Own Members?
exploring an old symbol and what it means for personal development Continue reading V.I.T.R.I.O.L.