Previously published articles and those from the archives
Kipling’s critics are quick to include him as one of the ‘fathers’ who ‘lied’ – echoing his short poem ‘Common Form’ – ‘If any question why we died, Tell them, because our fathers lied’.From ‘Kiplings War’
Kipling has long been viewed as a propagandist and supporter of war but that was perhaps merely a product of his passion for his country and his immense capability to express almost every aspect of the human condition.
He wrote, not only as a journalistic commentator but as a father, a common man and as something that compounded his guilt over the waste of his son’s and millions of other son’s lives – a survivor…
Published in The Square Magazine – click on the link to read more
Cagliostro was famed throughout eighteenth century Europe for his reputation as a healer, alchemist and founder of Egyptian Freemasonry. Unfairly, history has been somewhat unsympathetic to a man regarded as an occult charlatan and a purported embarrassment to Freemasonry. His Egyptian Rite is in fact a beautiful work of Hermetic and Masonic philosophy, an introduction to higher alchemical teachings, blending what he believed were the three most honourable and noble arts in the world.
Cagliostro could not understand why there should be any separation between Freemasonry, Hermeticism and alchemy – for him they were the pathway to divinity, to perfection of the soul and was perplexed as to why they were regarded as separate entities. He firmly believed that all these principles be taught in balance to achieve balance; without one there could be no other – they co-existed as a total spiritual path…
Published in The Square Magazine – click on the link to read
Planning without permission – How enthusiastic Freemason Batty Langley set out to ‘improve’ architectural styles
Published in Freemasonry Today June 2017 – click on the link to read
Published in Freemasonry Today June 2016 – click on the link to read
Published in Freemasonry Today December 2016 – click on the link to read
Published in Freemasonry Today December 2017 – click on the link to read
Published in Freemasonry Today March 2017 – click on the link to read
Published in Freemasonry Today September 2017 – click on the link to read
Published in Freemasonry Today Tuesday, 08 December 2015 – click on the link to read
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