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Where did the Name “Freemason” Originate?

Discovering the origin of the name “freemason” is as difficult as discovering other areas relating to the history of Freemasonry, as true records of its first use or origin are just as scarce, if they even exist at all. Records of the period when non stone masons were first admitted …

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The First Grand Lodge

My recent article researched Freemasonry from its origins in the guilds of Middle Age Europe and how it may have evolved out of the stonemasons guilds and companies to begin its journey into Freemasonry and on to modern times, but so far no real mystery has been uncovered. But there …

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What is Freemasonry and why the mystery

Freemasonry has been around for over 300 years (officially since 1717) and grew from the admittance of non masons into Masons guilds and companies over 100 years or more prior to this date. Freemasonry today enact rituals to teach their members that honesty and integrity (and more) is the best …

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Freemasonry, Lebanon and the Ottoman Empire

Before we discuss when Freemasonry first arrived in Lebanon, I wish to very briefly examine some of the stories relating to Freemasonry in the Ottoman Empire, which, as the reader may know, engulfed much of the Middle East, including the area which is now Lebanon, for many hundreds of years. …

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Freemasonry, the truth, the myths and mysteries

This is the first in a series of articles about Freemasonry, the truth, the myths and mysteries. As much as possible of the content of these articles will be aimed at Freemasonry in Lebanon, but as Freemasonry is an international fraternity of men and women (meeting separately as well as …

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