Texan Mason


A Millennial in the Quarries, Yelling into the Void


Tag: York


  1. Destroying the 24-Inch Gauge

    It’s been kind of a crazy period of time. Lately, I’ve been really stretching the limits of my 24-inch gauge. I am really enjoying it, but it’s not easy. I love pouring my efforts into all things, especially Masonry, but I definitely need to…

    Freemason, Free, Mason, Masonry, York, Rite, Knight, Knights, Templar, Malta, Red, Cross, Chivalric

  2. Royal & Select Master Degrees

    Wow, what a wild ride. I had been given some "hints" regarding the Council degrees, but I still wasn’t prepared. The Royal Master degree in particular was very beautiful! The solemnity of the soliloquiy gave me shivers. There’s a lot that I would like to discuss,…

    Freemason, Free, Mason, Masonry, Cryptic, Council, Royal, Select, Masters, York, Rite

  3. Instruction Certification & Royal Arch Degree

    Well, it seems that I finally went and got myself official. As of Saturday (the 25th), I am officially certified by the Grand Lodge of Texas to teach the memory work for degree proficiencies, and the opening of all four lodges (the fourth being the Lodge of Sorrows). Initially, I…

    Freemason, Free, Mason, Masonry, Craft, Capitular, Royal, Arch, Chapter, York, Rite, Instruction, Certificate, Certification

  4. Advanced to the Mark Master Degree!

    Today I was advanced to the degree of Mark Master Mason! I was one of three candidates. It was a fun and interesting experience. The degree team did a great job despite having a bunch of peoople missing - those filling in did very admirably. There was joviality (something very…

    Freemason, Free, Mason, Masonry, Craft, Royal, Arch, Mark, Master, Chapter, York, Rite

  5. The Quest for Judas Maccabeus

    Founder of the Order of Judas Maccabeus, Brother Herman Sarachan: My latest obsession is one that I’ve touched on before in the article I shared by R∴W∴ Raymond Beardsley. For those of you that have not yet heard of the Order of Judas Maccabeus, it was an…

    Freemason, Free, Mason, Masonry, Craft, Blue, Lodge, York, Rite, Jewish, Knights, Knight, Templar, Alternative, Judas, Maccabeus, Judah, Maccabee

  6. "The Order of Judas Maccabeus" by R∴W∴ Raymond Beardsly

    I was trying to find out some more info about this Order when it came up a couple of days ago. Found a PDF called "The Pyramid Texts" and figured it would be useful to have this in a more web-friendly format. If you want to read more articles like…

    Freemason, Free, Mason, Masonry, Craft, Blue, Lodge, York, Rite, Jewish, Knights, Knight, Templar, Alternative, Judas, Maccabeus, Judah, Maccabee

  7. "...but he needs knowledge of the TRUE secrets of Freemasonry."

    I attended a function recently as the guest of one of my Brothers, along with a MM from one of my sister lodges. Was not able to attend the meeting itself, obviously, but was allowed to join in for a hearty dinner and listen to a pretty good talk on…

    Freemason, Free, Mason, Masonry, Craft, Blue, Lodge, Scottish, York, Rite, Shrine, Appendant, Body, Bodies