Archive for the ‘Freemasonry’ Category

Second International Conference on the History of Freemasonry Announced

Monday, January 12th, 2009

The first International Conference on the History of Freemasonry – ICHF was held over the course of the weekend 25th and 27th May 2007. It was a resounding success attended by almost 250 delegates. It has just been announced within the last few days that a second conference will be held at Freemasons’ Hall of the Grand Lodge of Scotland – the home of Scottish Freemasonry. More details will be posted here as soon as they become available.

Landmark judgement on Freemasonry by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)

Monday, January 12th, 2009

The ECHR has recently published a landmark judgement on a case of discrimination against Freemasons and Freemasonry in Italy, and therefore Europe. Judgements of the ECHR are applicable to the UK where, as many will be aware, Freemasons are the subject of discrimination which verges on persecution. There are several point awaiting clarification but in the meantime the text of the most recent judgement and the earlier cases have been made available on the Grand Lodge of Scotland web site.

Cracking the Freemason’s Code

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Many people are now well aware that Robert Cooper, Curator of the Grand Lodge of Scotland Museum and library, is the author of The Rosslyn Hoax? The book launch took place on 9th October in Freemasons’ Hall, Edinburgh. To see some of the photographs taken that evening click here or on the previous link.

Not many people will be aware that Robert Cooper has written another book also about Freemasonry. This was published at almost exactly the same time as The Rosslyn Hoax? Cracking the Freemason’s Code, was written at the same time as The Rosslyn Hoax? and was officially published on 5th October – The Rosslyn Hoax? was published on 9th October. Once we get more information we shall review the book in more detail. Meantime there is a little information about the book available by clicking here.

Freemasonry and Rosslyn Chapel

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

The Rosslyn Templars have been asked on a number occasions as to what is the best book on the subject of Freemasonry (and associated subjects) and Rosslyn Chapel. This is not an easy question to answer and so we have devoted a new page to that subject. To go there click here. In the first instance the Rosslyn Templars have attempted to list most of the books written in the last 25 years or so which comment on Freemasonry, Rosslyn Chapel, the St. Clair (Sinclair) family etc. The list commences with The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail (1982) to The Rosslyn Hoax? (2006).

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Freemasonry

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

It had to happen we just wonder why it took so long! At last Freemasonry has joined the ranks of other mainstream subjects – such as:

The Crusades

The Talmud

Understanding Catholicism

The Roman Empire


The American Revolution

With the publication of this book is Freemasonry now seen as a normal part of society, has it finally lost the connotation that is in some way ‘dodgy’? The fact that it joins the Pantheon of organisations which are legal and legitimate suggests that it has.

To read a review of the book click here.

The Mouse and The Mat

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

What do Freemasonry and Mouse Mats have in common? Nothing! – except that the Grand Lodge of Scotland has just produced a Masonic Mouse Mat. It has been spotted in their online shop but they have not yet announced that it is available. To see the Masonic Mouse Mat click on this link. We shall try to have an image here soon.