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June 2019 £4.50
THE INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE FOR FREEMASONS
Cover image: Caricature by Thomas Rowlandson (1806). [Public Domain]
Volume 45 No.2
5 From the Editor 7 Freemasonry and Egyptomania: Philippa Lee explores some of examples of how the fascination with Egypt influenced Freemasonry. 12 Count Cagliostro’s Egyptian Rite of Freemasonry – Product of a Miracle
Worker or Man of Straw?: Philippa Lee sheds further light upon the enigmatic Count Cagliostro and his Egyptian Rite of Freemasonry. 16 The Constitutions of the Society of Unknown Philosophers:
Jean–Yves Legouas continues his exploration of Michael Sendivogius, and the Society of Unknown Philosophers. 23 Jacob’s Ladder: Paul Gardner explores the symbolism. 24 Stranger than Fiction: W Bro Eric W O’Callaghan, Secretary of Harmonic
Lodge No 216, recounts the extraordinary tale of the missing Minute Books. 28 The Centenary of the Národ Lodge: showcasing an exhibition of 100 years of the Národ Lodge. It is the first major exhibition on Freemasonry by Freemasons in Prague. 33 Jesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure: Daniel J. Duke,
the great-great grandson of Jesse James gives us a taster from his forthcoming book Jesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure: Secret Diaries, Coded Maps, and the Knights of the Golden Circle. 38 Quest for the Lost Word: Jaime Paul Lamb examines the theme of the disappearance and substitution of the Master’s Word. 40 Martinism: From France to Great Britain: Sergio Prezioso takes us on a Martinist journey. 43 Square Gold – The Brothers of Waterloo: an article by B.P. Hutton,
from the Square December 1975, celebrating two prestigious Freemasons: Wellington and Napoleon. 45 The Future of Freemasonry: Evolution and Change –Part One.
2012 Prestonian Lecturer, Tony Harvey, discusses the case for evolution and change in Freemasonry. 48 Warrington Museum’s Fourth Friends Annual Dinner and Celebration:
a night celebrating Warrington Museum of Freemasonry’s formal accreditation. 50 420 Years of Freemasonry?: A fascinating feature from The Masonic
Philatelic Club. 51 Ashlar Chippings: Hugh O’Neill offers his regular chippings collected whilst smoothing the ashlar. 55 A Quarterly Advancement: Craig Weightman’s regular column helping you to advance in your Masonic Knowledge. 59 Brethren, Bikers and Brothers: Wayne Owens takes us ‘Inside the World of the UK Widows Sons Masonic Bikers Association’. 62 Freemasonry A–Z: All you ever wanted to know and more! 68 Letters to the Editor: our readers get in touch with their points of view. 70 Book Reviews: we take a look at some of the new books on Freemasonry. 72 News and Events: our regular round up of news and events happening in the world of Freemasonry. 74 Beyond the Craft: Michael Adams continues his look at the appendant
Orders of Freemasonry. In this issue: Rose Croix.
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