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  1. Roy_

    Question about rituals in Scotland

    I could have 'forgotten' to mention that. Besides, I don't need specifics of the rituals (I have the ritual book anyway, bought them at the Grand Lodge of Scotland), just the history and the text of that other ritual (Emulation) I have too, so I can't be told any detail that I don't already have...
  2. Roy_

    Question about rituals in Scotland

    I just noticed that on another place he is more specific: The ritual for the lodges working in the English language was not created by translating the—atheistic—ritual of George Martin. Instead, probably the Theosophist Annie Besant herself, possibly with the help of some members of the lodge...
  3. Roy_

    Question about rituals in Scotland

    I'm trying to trace the origins (inspiration) of the ritual that my (irregular) lodge works with. No one less than Jan Snoek has done so before and he says that the oldest version of the ritual is based on "a Scottish ritual". Unfortunately he doesn't specify. I have a 2010 print of the rituals...
  4. Roy_

    Cagliostro

    Suggested reading: "The Masonic Magician" by Philippa Faulks and Robert Cooper
  5. Roy_

    Hello...i'm from malaysia....pls can i join

    Judging the avatar, the OP seems to be female. I know of know mixed gender or female Freemasonry in Malaysia unfortunately.
  6. Roy_

    Lodges of Research

    Ars Macionica has some tough times, but don't worry, they'll be around. Other priorities at the moment I guess.
  7. Roy_

    The long way home

    Nah, that's just Le Droit Humain. Globally they may be the biggest mixed gender organisation, but this is not the case in every country and there are quite a few other organisations that I know. As far as I know, LDH is the only with a 'continuous system'. Actually this isn't entirely true...
  8. Roy_

    How do we recognize Freemasonry that has come through another culture?

    The author has lived in the far East for many years and when he received a Daoistic 'initiation by light' he saw many similarities to Freemasonry. Like I said, there was a Chinese convert (Shen FuZong) who traveled through Europe and also met people involved in (or who had influence to) the...
  9. Roy_

    How do we recognize Freemasonry that has come through another culture?

    Chris Earnshaw has just published three books through Lewis Masonic. He investigates the influences on "the first three Grand Masters" who he says "revived" Freemasonry and wrote the rituals. One "may have been an alchemist", another a 'spiritual scientist'. He sees a lot of influence of the...
  10. Roy_

    Italian Freemasonry

    Ok thanks. And how many mixed gender orders are there in Italy? Did I catch them all? As I don't speak Italian, it's not easy to check all the websites to see if they mention women :-) I had to look for an indication on the SOMI site too using Google translator.
  11. Roy_

    Italian Freemasonry

    Yep, mixed gender alright. Victoria, if you would be so kind to let us know which Grand Lodges in Italy allow women to join (and any other information is welcome) I will further update the Italy page that I linked to above.
  12. Roy_

    Italian Freemasonry

    Well, there are some mixed gender and female only organisations in Italy, but I'm starting to think this list is incomplete as SOMI seems to fall under that 'category' too.
  13. Roy_

    What is a lodge of research?

    Like I said. there are no "studylodges" in the Netherlands. There is a "Stichting Ritus en Tempelbouw" ('rite and temple construction foundation' would be the literal translation (quick Google translation from their website: The Foundation Rite Temple and Construction, founded on June 2, 1946...
  14. Roy_

    What is a lodge of research?

    In the Netherlands, you cannot be member of two lodges, so there is a study group rather than a study lodge which is called (aha!) Quator Coronati Nederland. This group joins Freemasons of different breeds (regular and irregular) and organises congresses, study days, publish a magazine, etc...
  15. Roy_

    Nine pointed star

    Indeed I noticed, but I wanted to be sure that the symbol is not specific for that degree, as it saying: he I'm a 33'er (which I'm not). In other ways the symbol has meanings to me, that's why I started scetching with it. Thank you for the info. Roy
  16. Roy_

    Nine pointed star

    Thank you JD. Still I wouldn't want to use a symbol that has a specific meaning for you.
  17. Roy_

    Wearing the S&C in Public

    I just heard the funniest story of a member of our lodge. He has a S&C sticker on the back of his car. One time he was driving on the highway with his daughter next to him. At some point a big, fat BMW drove up next to him and gave him the EA sign. Can you imagine the reaction of the daughter?
  18. Roy_

    How long is your lodge process for being Entered,Raised and Past

    In my lodge (obedience) you are a Mason, pay dues as EA and FC, but you are not a 'full member' until you are MM. (No right to vote, etc.)
  19. Roy_

    How long is your lodge process for being Entered,Raised and Past

    It's not that. As 'Van Goede Naam' can probably confirm, the Grand Orient has 60+ member lodges and they also take a year per grade. The year per grade is more the norm over here. Perhaps 'Van Goede Naam' knows if the same goes for neighbouring countries like Belgium or Germany (or France)? I...
  20. Roy_

    How long is your lodge process for being Entered,Raised and Past

    Yep, other obedience, same country, same deal. In my lodge it usually takes longer because it is so tiny that it is hard to schedule everything really tightly.
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