Skip to main content
Read page text

Page Text

The Independent Magazine for


Editor: Philippa Lee Design: Robert Wilcockson

EDITORIAL ADDRESS The Editor, The Square, Lewis Masonic, Terminal House, Shepperton, Surrey TW17 8AS Email:

Advertising Manager: Martin Faulks Tel: 01986 895433 Mobile: 07717 687040 Email:

SUBSCRIPTIONS, BACK ISSUES & BINDERS FAO Subscriptions, Webscribe Ltd, Unit 4 College Road Business Park, College Road North, Aston Clinton, HP22 5EZ Tel: 01442 820580 Overseas enquiries: +44(0)1442 820580 e-mail: Website:

PUBLISHING Publisher: David Allan Ian Allan Publishing Ltd, Terminal House, Shepperton, Surrey TW17 8AS. Registered Office: Terminal House, Shepperton, Surrey TW17 8AS, UK

PRINTING Pensord Press Ltd, Pontllanfraith, Blackwood, NP12 2YA.

FREQUENCY Published quarterly in March, June, September and December.

© Lewis Masonic 2019

All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, scanning or by any information storage or retrieval system, on the internet or elsewhere, without permission from the Publisher in writing. Whilst every care is taken with any material submitted for the magazine, all submissions are at the owner’s risk and no responsibility can be accepted for loss or damage, howsoever caused. Every effort has been made to identify and correctly attribute copyright material. Should any error have occurred this is entirely unintentional and acknowledgment will be made in a future issue. The Publisher and Editor accept no responsibility in respect of any goods or services which may be offered in the magazine. The opinions and views expressed in the magazine are not necessarily those of the Publisher or the Editor.

June 2019 £4.50


Freemasonry and


Cover image: Caricature by Thomas Rowlandson (1806). [Public Domain]


Volume 45 No.2

June 2019

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.

June 2019 • The Square 3

Skip to main content