The Square Magazine - June 2013
From the Editor
Bernard Williamson - The restoration of the original pub sign has generated the possibility of the Goose and Gridiron rising again.
The Bravest of the Brave
Paul Hooley - The greatest of all acts of courage and brotherly love must surely be that shown by the man with the clearest vision of the danger
before him and who then risks his life so that others might be saved.
Masonic Historians, their search for the origins of Freemasonry and the search for lost knowledge
David Harrison - The important contribution made by these historians is examined and the way in which they broke new ground in researching the
origins of Freemasonry.
The Hole I'th' Wall, Colne, Lancashire - the Birthplace of Freemasonry in Colne
Eddie Forkgen - The Hole I'th' Wall was the first known meeting place of the oldest Masonic Lodge in Colne.
In the Aftermath of an Earthquake
Paul Hurst - How the recent earthquakes have affected New Zealand.
England, Scotland, Ireland and the International Compact of 1814
Alain Bernheim - Since it was signed in 1814 the Compact has been rarely mentioned and never fully quoted by Masonic historians.
The Preliminary Articles of Union
Douglas Burford - Changes in the Articles were made sometime between 25 November and 27 December 1813. When and under whose influence
and, more importantly, why were they made?
'Thoughts from the East' Initiation - once, only once, and forever
Chris Powell - Masonic Initiation is a single, irreversible process: one cannot be un-initiated, nor can one be initiated twice.
Comments on the Royal Arch
Gary Kerkin - Two recent issues of The Square have focused on the ritual of the Royal Arch: the debate continues.
The Duke of Sussex's Private Chapter No. 1
Yasha Beresiner - The previously unpublished Minutes of the Restoration Chapter No. 1 give an insight into an influential but short lived Chapter.
So the World May Know
Bob Sillett - In NSW there is a Masonic publication 'It's no secret, real men wear aprons' - very true.
Caricature - Timothy John Lewis
Steve Chadburn - One of a series of caricatures of leading Freemasons.
Revisiting Ritual '...by his untimely death the secrets of a Master Mason were lost.'
Reverend Neville Barker Cryer - Certain phrases in our ritual are so often encountered and so easily repeated that we do not always realise the full
content of what has been said.
Fred Lomax - One of a series of 5-Minute Talks.
Letters and emails to the Editor
Spring of Acacia
Barry Clarke is remembered.
Brother Brother's Journal
Michael Halleran - The Grand Recognizance - The recollections of a nineteenth century American gentleman of the Craft.
The Celtic Druids
Wynn Westcott - The work of great Masonic giants written many years ago are as relevant today as they were when first published.
Hugh O'Neill Snippets of Masonic miscellanea.
St Helena Island Secret
Tom V. Webb - St Helena Lodge No. 488, in spite of its isolation, has existed since 1843 and owns some interesting artefacts.
Emerald Isle Lodge No. XIX (Irish Constitution)
A Lodge that has not given up its desire to return to Lahore.
Your Masonic Questions Answered
Graham Redman - Some interesting questions on Masonic procedure and protocol answered by the acknowledged expert in the field.
Resonance with the Spirit
Julian Rees - As we have all been reminded, Freemasonry is not a religion. We cannot however deny the many resonances that our Masonic ritual
has with religious practice.
Musings of an Old Mason - The Value of Masonry
Our enjoyment of Masonry could be enhanced by reducing the amount of non-essential Lodge business.
Square Culture: Humour, Poetry and Art
The cultural side of Freemasonry.
John Acaster - 'One must speculate to appreciate'. Freemasons are better advised to place value on this saying within the non-material basis of
aestheticism and art.
Richard Collins - Sacred Secrets - Mike Neville
Richard Collins - Ornaments Furniture and Jewels - Julian Rees
The QC Column
Gordon Davie - A regular update from the premier Lodge of Research.
Keeping you Masonically up to date.