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Topic: Invisible Lodge
Message: Posted by: Devious (Dec 14, 2011 11:00AM)
Seasonal Greetings from my lodge to yours,
[i]Fellow Craft Brothers[/i]!
[img]http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v378/8/76/1439837947/n1439837947_131990_68.jpg[/img]
Signed,
Brother of Hiram
Message: Posted by: FunTimeAl (Dec 15, 2011 05:23AM)
Is that some kind of masonic imagery? Funny how every free mason I've ever met couldn't use a compass and straight edge to save his life :o)
Message: Posted by: Ekuth (Dec 15, 2011 08:53AM)
That would be because the compass and mitre are symbols for something else entirely and have nothing to do with the standard usage as far as Masonic rite goes. I can't go into more detail, sorry.

On the other hand, I'm certain there is more than one brother who is a talented draftsman.
Message: Posted by: Paddy (Dec 15, 2011 02:07PM)
What's interesting is the Grand lodge of England, hold the guarding of secrets so close that members are not allowed to wear any jewelry, rings, pins, etc that shows non brethren that you are a Mason. Also Free Masonry is NOT a religious organization. It is a group of Men that believe in the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Men. The VSL at my Lodge is a Torah, in Hebrew. at others it is the sacred books of Buddhism, Hinduism, whatever. In fact I visited a Lodge on Boston's Chinatown where the VSL was in Chinese, they told me it was a Book sacred to Confusionists. (spelling)
Message: Posted by: Octopus Sun (Dec 16, 2011 08:38AM)
Happy Holiday's Brother's
I've often wondered how many Magi here belong to our Fraternity.
Message: Posted by: FunTimeAl (Dec 16, 2011 02:56PM)
Oh boy, now it's really getting tough trying to separate the geeks from the nerds...
Message: Posted by: Devious (Dec 16, 2011 05:27PM)
Brother Brian, I hope you are doing well in the Valley of the Sun.
Hang in there and please give my best to the misses.

Paddy, what good are the rings, if you can't clink them right?
Chad, There will be blood! :bat: :firedevil:
Message: Posted by: Floyd Collins (Dec 16, 2011 05:48PM)
Thank you brother, happy holidays to you as well.
Floyd Collins P.M 32
Message: Posted by: jakeg (Dec 17, 2011 01:46AM)
A lot of good memories and a lot of good friends.
Happy holidays to all ...............
Message: Posted by: Paddy (Dec 17, 2011 06:41AM)
The only reason I responded is to show that masonry is not just a Christian thing. My Lodge consists mostly of Jews. Anyone can become a Freemason but you have to ASK one to be one. We can not ask you if you're interested in masonry. It is a GREAT organization. The Shriner's Hospitals for children, where no one ever pays for care, are a part of Masonry. Those who are not brothers, don't be afraid to "Ask 1 to be 1"
Message: Posted by: Johnny Butterfield (Dec 17, 2011 09:47AM)
[quote]
On 2011-12-17 07:41, Paddy wrote:
Anyone can become a Freemason but you have to ASK one to be one.
[/quote]

Doesn't one have to be a part of (or at least a belief in) a monotheistic religion? Can atheists become Freemasons?
Message: Posted by: Octopus Sun (Dec 17, 2011 10:14AM)
^No Atheist may be a Mason.
A belief in a mono or poly theistic religion is not required.
a belief in something, yes.
even the pick and choosers are allowed(those who choose a little from this religion or that).
But, no atheists may be allowed to be a Mason.
Message: Posted by: Johnny Butterfield (Dec 17, 2011 12:19PM)
So not everyone can be a Mason, then.
Message: Posted by: Dave V (Dec 17, 2011 03:00PM)
And of course the classic line comes to mind:

I DON'T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT ME AS A MEMBER.
Message: Posted by: FunTimeAl (Dec 17, 2011 06:19PM)
Can I join long enough to find out where the cap of the Giza pyramid is & what's on it? Or where the Ark is. Or if Dumbledor really died...really just about any secret would be worth it, so long as I could back out before I was expected to tithe.
Message: Posted by: Paddy (Dec 18, 2011 06:08AM)
No, the "secrets" are our signs & dewgaurds so that one mason can know another mason anywhere in the world. Our rituals may have some differences but these signs are the same worldwide.
Message: Posted by: Floyd Collins (Dec 18, 2011 08:10AM)
[quote]
On 2011-12-17 16:00, Dave V wrote:
And of course the classic line comes to mind:

I DON'T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT ME AS A MEMBER.
[/quote]

That is funny, there is however a big difference in accepting one as a member for that join Lions, Elks, Moose, Eagles and even your local credit union the list of clubs goes on and on, yet when we accept someone they are our brother. Free Masonry is a fraternity (Latin frater : "brother") :)

The invisible lodge, is a group of Masons who are also performers of magic.
Message: Posted by: Devious (Dec 22, 2011 01:51AM)
Once again to everyone here Invisible or not,
[url=http://animatedconjurors.blogspot.com/2011/12/merry-christmas-happy-new-year.html]Kissing Conjurors[/url]

Have a very safe holiday season!
Message: Posted by: Devious (Mar 1, 2012 02:04PM)
The Invisible Lodge, a world wide organization of Masonic magicians, organized in 1953, is offering a $500 (USD) scholarship to a magic camp or convention to a magician under the age of 18.

Applicants must write a letter telling a bit about their magic interest and why attending a magic gathering would be helpful in their magical growth.

The deadline for entries is April 30th with the winner announced June 1.

Entries should be sent to International President Roger Miller, Box-417, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 USA

Or emailed to: rogerrx@magician.org
Message: Posted by: CarlEJones (Mar 5, 2012 10:38PM)
Hi Brothers of the IL! Just found this link. Glad to see it!

Best Wishes!
Carl
PM Knox Corinthian Lodge
Message: Posted by: Eric Evans (Mar 6, 2012 03:53AM)
Long ago (like the Star Wars intro without as much fanfare), when I first started performing Close-up magic professionally, I wore a ring that belonged to my Grandfather. It was a simple gold band that had a triangle on it. Within the triangle was the "yod"; a hebraic letter. I wore it because the yod looked like an eye, or more accurately the shadow of an eye socket. So, for me, it represented the "all seeing eye" like that which adorns our great seal of the United States. Masons would often question me about it. Scottish Rites and all that. Pretty cool stuff, but for me, I just loved the mystical symbology.
Message: Posted by: djurmann (Jan 10, 2013 05:45AM)
Of course you can just look them up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_and_Compasses

Dad used to be a mason for a while. Basically it is one of the many routes to spritual enlightenment if I understand it correctly.
Message: Posted by: Dr_J_Ayala (Jan 11, 2013 08:55AM)
I think I remember seeing this thread when Devious first posted it some time ago. I will have a look into the IL, as I have been a Mason for a while but for some reason I never had heard of that.

I hope everyone had a fun, safe, warm, magical and happy holiday season!
Message: Posted by: Yekrats (Jan 11, 2013 09:31AM)
I'm in the same boat as you Dr_J. I've been a mason (and Past Master) for several years, and interested in magic my whole life. I've even done some busking this past year (as a magician, not a mason). I'd love to meet some of my masonic magi brethren!

Where/when does the IL meet? How do I become a member? HERE TAKE MY MONEY! :-D
Message: Posted by: bostonzero (Jan 11, 2013 12:01PM)
The IL meets once a year, you can ask the Master of the lodge for more information on joining. Yes it's more dues to be paid (which is why I haven't joined the IL) but I have heard great things about the meetings, which I believe are for an entire weekend.
Message: Posted by: imgic (Jan 11, 2013 06:40PM)
Rumor has it that the Masons, largely at the direction of their smaller leadership sect, the Invisible Lodge, dictates global oil production levels, effectively controlling the world economy. Rumor also has it they're responsible for the rise of Nicki Minjay's star...
Message: Posted by: Paddy (Jan 12, 2013 06:47AM)
Now I have a problem. Since when have women been allowed in Masonry? according to definition any lodge that admits women is a clandestine lodge and we are not allowed to join or participate in any way with clandestine Masonry.
Message: Posted by: imgic (Jan 12, 2013 07:10PM)
It was a joke...

Though I notice you didn't deny helping Nicki Minjay's career....
Message: Posted by: Paddy (Jan 13, 2013 06:24AM)
OK, Father, now I understand.
Message: Posted by: Magician Shaun (Jan 14, 2013 06:30AM)
Devious,

好久不见!
Message: Posted by: djurmann (Jan 14, 2013 05:02PM)
[quote]
On 2013-01-14 07:30, Gr8gorilla wrote:
Devious,

好久不见!
[/quote]

Well if he is travelling maybe it is long time much sea!
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Jan 14, 2013 06:07PM)
Egad! As a former Knights of Columbus member, I feel a bit out of place!

I hope I am within someones' cable tow, if I get lost here.

Some of you will remember the late Bill Joy. He was, I believe, one of the founding brothers of the IL. Late in life he contracted Multiple Sclerosis. Over several years, I watched a dear old friend, dying. It wasn't easy. Whenever I visited him, I would greet hiim with something like. "Hi Bill, I've been travelling in the East. (or) Uncle Hiram sends his best wishes." He knew I was not a Mason. He also knew that I wasn't taunting him or being disrespectful. It was just an old friend letting him know that I felt like he was "within MY cable tow". I miss Bill.
Message: Posted by: Dr_J_Ayala (Jan 14, 2013 10:01PM)
[quote]
On 2013-01-14 07:30, Gr8gorilla wrote:
Devious,

好久不见!
[/quote]

他的旅行。目前在盧森堡舉行。

He is travelling and is currently in Luxembourg. He is doing well - we have talked a few times in the last three days.
Message: Posted by: imgic (Jan 15, 2013 11:37AM)
Cryptic alphabets, code phrases, rules and regulations and funny hats...sounds like a cult to me...
Message: Posted by: Paddy (Jan 15, 2013 12:52PM)
Not a cult at all just a Brotherhood of men who believe in a Supreme Being
Message: Posted by: Father Photius (Jan 15, 2013 07:01PM)
[quote]
On 2013-01-15 12:37, imgic wrote:
Cryptic alphabets, code phrases, rules and regulations and funny hats...sounds like a cult to me...
[/quote]

Hats??!! We got hats??!! Nobody gave me a hat! Where's my hat?
Message: Posted by: Dr_J_Ayala (Jan 15, 2013 08:47PM)
[quote]
On 2013-01-15 12:37, imgic wrote:
Cryptic alphabets, code phrases, rules and regulations and funny hats...sounds like a cult to me...
[/quote]

Yes, I too would love a hat! Is it a top hat? A bowler hat? A coachman hat? Does it come with anything inside of it???
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Jan 16, 2013 01:40PM)
[quote]
On 2011-12-17 07:41, Paddy wrote:
The only reason I responded is to show that masonry is not just a Christian thing. My Lodge consists mostly of Jews. Anyone can become a Freemason but you have to ASK one to be one. We can not ask you if you're interested in masonry. It is a GREAT organization. The Shriner's Hospitals for children, where no one ever pays for care, are a part of Masonry. Those who are not brothers, don't be afraid to "Ask 1 to be 1"
[/quote]

I think we've established in fact that anyone can[i]not[/i] become a Freemason. Athiests can't nor can women who have to make their own group. [Eastern Star, I believe it's called[q]]
Message: Posted by: imgic (Jan 19, 2013 04:52PM)
[quote]
On 2013-01-15 20:01, Father Photius wrote:
[quote]
On 2013-01-15 12:37, imgic wrote:
Cryptic alphabets, code phrases, rules and regulations and funny hats...sounds like a cult to me...
[/quote]

Hats??!! We got hats??!! Nobody gave me a hat! Where's my hat?
[/quote]

Sorry. Had y'all mixed up with the Shriners and their red little Fez's. Hard to keep the mysterious societies of the world straight...
Message: Posted by: Paddy (Jan 19, 2013 08:52PM)
The Shrine is part of the Masons. You have to be a 32 degree (Scottish Rite) or a member of the Commandry York Rite) to be a Shriner. They have hospitals for crippled and burned children all over the world and NO ONE can pay a penny to get the care, it's all free.
Message: Posted by: Father Photius (Jan 20, 2013 07:59PM)
[quote]
On 2013-01-19 21:52, Paddy wrote:
The Shrine is part of the Masons. You have to be a 32 degree (Scottish Rite) or a member of the Commandry York Rite) to be a Shriner. They have hospitals for crippled and burned children all over the world and NO ONE can pay a penny to get the care, it's all free.
[/quote]

Actually there are a good number of Grand Lodges that do not recognize the Shrine as a masonic organization. They are an organization that only accepts as applicants for membership those who are either 32nd degree Scottish Rite masons or Knight Templar York Rite masons.
Message: Posted by: Dr_J_Ayala (Jan 21, 2013 12:06PM)
[quote]
Actually there are a good number of Grand Lodges that do not recognize the Shrine as a masonic organization. They are an organization that only accepts as applicants for membership those who are either 32nd degree Scottish Rite masons or Knight Templar York Rite masons.
[/quote]

In my memory (if it serves me correctly) the Grand Lodge of Michigan is the most recent to declare the Shriners a "clandestine" group and has officially withdrawn recognization of the organization. Kentucky is another state which has long held the same argument.
Message: Posted by: imgic (Jan 21, 2013 03:13PM)
And the intrigue continues...
Message: Posted by: Dr_J_Ayala (Jan 23, 2013 11:22AM)
Let me clear up my last post and say that the deciding factor(s) in the withdrawal of recognition of the Shriners by the Grand Lodge of Michigan was largely due to major criminal activity, the ensuing trial and conviction of a sole member of a local Shriner chapter on felonious charges, and subsequent possible cover-ups by his particular chapter.
Message: Posted by: Bob1Dog (Nov 19, 2013 12:35AM)
I just picked up on this thread and only one week raised a master mason.

I may have it wrong, but I'm surprised that with all this discussion no one has mentioned that the third degree master mason is the highest degree in the fraternity. The rest are all asides. :) But then, I'm just a newbie, but lovin't it just the same. :)
Message: Posted by: Bob1Dog (Nov 19, 2013 12:44AM)
[quote]
On 2013-01-15 12:37, imgic wrote:
Cryptic alphabets, code phrases, rules and regulations and funny hats...sounds like a cult to me...
[/quote]
We are a brotherhood, a fraternity of like-minded men. That simple. We do good work for each other and the communities we live in. It's also arguably the oldest fraternity in the history of the planet dating to King Solomon. That's pretty old. :)
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Nov 24, 2013 02:25PM)
[quote]
On 2011-12-15 09:53, Ekuth wrote:
That would be because the compass and mitre are symbols for something else entirely and have nothing to do with the standard usage as far as Masonic rite goes. I can't go into more detail, sorry.

On the other hand, I'm certain there is more than one brother who is a talented draftsman.
[/quote]

I guess it all depends if the brother is "on the square, and on the level"! --or possibly if his apron flap is up or down!

--1/2 brother of the late Bill Joy (whom I believe founded or was deeply involved with the formation of the INVISIBLE LODGE)
Message: Posted by: tom crecelius (Nov 29, 2013 11:04AM)
I have sat in invisable lodge meetings and initiations with John Calvert, with Roger Miller, Bill Pitts, Harry Garrison, Lee Grabel, and many others. I have enjoyed each and every meeting and cements those members in a very special group or band of brothers. I am glad I have found this post.... would love to chat with other members.
Message: Posted by: Gemeanii (Jan 28, 2014 04:13PM)
Brothers,

I've been a member of the Caf since ~2006 (not too active of late). I recently returned to the Caf after having made a journey that included several trips around a Lodge. Now, after experiencing the power of the Lion's Paw, I am sitting in line with some very good men who I hope will help me improve myself.

Today, on an odd chance, I combined my interest in magic with my interest in Masonry while communicating with Dr. Google. Much to my surprise I discovered the IL and this thread.

Are both still active?

Thanks,

Steve
Message: Posted by: Devious (May 24, 2014 11:50AM)
@Steve,

This Short Talk Bulletin was prepared by Worshipful Brother Walter J. Harmon, Past Master of Richmond Lodge No. 10, Richmond, Virginia, a magician for more than 28 years, and an active member of 揟he Invisible Lodge.

The expression, 搕he magic of Free-masonry, takes on a different meaning when one realizes the great number of professional and amateur magicians who are and have been members of the Ancient Craft. It was only natural that these skilled performers of the art of producing baffling effects and illusions should band together to share their interests with the Fraternity.

In the strictest sense of the word, Lodge, 搕he Invisible Lodge is not a Lodge. It is an international organization of Freemasons who also have as their vocation or avocation - MAGIC. The Invisible Lodge was formed in 1953 by Sir Felix Korim of England, who served as the organization抯 first President. Member-ship in The Invisible Lodge has been accorded to more than 800 selected Masons throughout the world, including such notable and well-known figures in the world of magic as Black-stone, Okito, Ballentine, Levanto, McDonald Hirch and Jack Gwynne.

Joined by the common bond of magic, these Brethren who may be or have been professional entertainers, hobbyists, collectors or students of both magic and Freemasonry, combine those interests to produce the organization known as 揟he Invisible Lodge.

Just as the roots of Freemasonry are entrenched in antiquity, so are those of Magic. Magic is a word referring to the craft of the magi. The magi were the priests of the ancient Medes and Persians. After the rise of Zoroaster, they became the priests of the Zoroastrian religion. The ancient Greeks and Hebrews knew them as Astrologers, Interpreters of Dreams, and givers of Omens. The reign of the priests was more than eight thousand years ago. Zoroaster is believed to have lived about five thousand years before our era. He is said to have been an unusual child who was gifted to have visions at an early age. Born in Azerbaijan in Northern Persia, he taught a belief in one God, the existence of the devil, and the doctrine of immortality. It is alleged that these priests (the magi) predicted the birth of the Christ Child and were the ones who brought him the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. As ruling monarchs, the priests were referred to as 揔ings of the Orient and 搕he wise men.

There are certain similarities between the order of the Magi and Freemasonry which should be noted. The word, 揇ao is Persian in origin. It signifies Light and Wisdom and is the forerunner of the word Deity (Bright One). Fire or light was used in the rituals of the magi to symbolize intelligence, knowledge and wisdom. It is recorded that during the initiation, the Arch Magus sat upon a throne of gold in the East.

The established dates of the reign of the Magi was five thousand years before the Trojan War, which took place in 1200 B.C. King Solomon began his temple in 966 B.C. This gives room for interesting speculation.

The Magi were Kings, Priests, Lawyers,

Engineers, etc. In essence, they embodied most

of the knowledge of their time, earning the

respect of the people. It is the hypothesis of some historians that the Magi even possessed knowledge that has since been lost to man and that they possessed powers that would seem awesome to us even today.

Always in history there have been those who sought knowledge for knowledge抯 sake and those who sought to use it to manipulate and enslave the less informed. As the knowledge of those ancient wise ones became the specializations of medicine, law, astronomy, and philosophy, there were those who specialized in those little known principles of the miracle worker and became just that. These individuals, whether in quest for power or riches, formed a special priesthood that manipulated the ignorant and robbed the credulous.

Magic has passed through many forms and many lands until today it is deception for the purpose of entertainment with the trappings and refinements of those lands.

Masonry, in its language and ritual, retains much of the various sects and institutions it passed through before arriving at its present state.

In Masonry, as in Magic, we meet with Chaldean, Indian, Egyptian, Jewish, and Christian symbols and ideas.

It is little wonder then that at some time in history a group of men with an interest in both Magic and Masonry would form an organization that would embody the two as its focus.

Many Masons are surprised to find that many of the Great Magicians, whose names are familiar, and many others were active Masons and active in the various appendant bodies. Many could and did tell interesting anecdotes about their Masonic experiences. One of those deals with Brother Harry Keller, famous for the floating lady illusion which he introduced in this country. Brother Keller was shipwrecked in the Bay of Biscay and his Blue Lodge diploma went to the bottom of the sea. It was later recovered by divers who brought up baggage from the sunken steamer. He later remarked it had been viewed by Grand Master Neptune and returned.

Membership in the Invisible Lodge is limited to those persons interested in Magic, who have been raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason. The publication of the Invisible Lodge is called the 揟restle Board and is pub-lished quarterly, giving information on the Masonic and Magical activities of the members.

The annual stated meeting of the Invisible Lodge is held in conjunction with the Colum-bus, Ohio Magic Fest. The date and time are announced annually. Additional meetings are held at the National Conventions of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and The Society of American Magicians as well as recognized Regional Conventions.

The Invisible Lodge publishes Bert Douglas book, 揗asonic Magic, which is the sole work devoted to presentation of Magic with a Masonic interpretation.

Members are encouraged to participate in Masonic education programs by using their Magic abilities and skills to illustrate the under-lying principles of Masonic philosophy, as well as providing entertainment within the Fraternity. They are further urged to labor in the non-magical areas by the Invisible Lodge抯 award system.

The first of these, the ZB Award, so named after the second president of the Invisible Lodge, Dr. Zina Bennett, is a certificate presented to any member who gives a total of five certified gratis performances for the residents of a Masonic Orphanage, Masonic Home for the Aged, or the patients of a Shrine Hospital. Another award of the Invisible Lodge is the Masters Award, consisting of a certificate and wand presented to a Brother who has received the coveted 33x of the Scottish Rite. Another award is presented annually, known as the Harvey Award, based on the traditional invisible rabbit, to a Brother who has served the Invisible Lodge or Masonry with distinction.

Membership in the Invisible Lodge is not necessary to be a recipient.

The meetings of the Invisible Lodge are held at midnight, with a special ritual prepared for it that combine the elements of Masonry and Magic. At these meetings, honors are given to both the oldest and youngest members present.

Probably the most singular important lesson to be learned by the average Mason from the Invisible Lodge is that all of the great Magicians saw fit to give a certain amount of their time to Masonry and with their travel and exposure to the blandishments of the world felt that this brotherhood was of value.

Another lesson lies in the origins of both Masonry and Magic. Rooted and entwined in antiquity as both are, the mystical qualities of both manifest themselves in our inner feelings and convince us of the lasting value of both.

In our hurried view of the history, we made mention of knowledge that was lost. Of course this came about as the result of persecution of both the thinking individual and the organizations to which they belonged, by those who would bend mankind to a life of superstitious slavery. The individual Mason cannot and should not lose sight of the sacrifices of our predecessors and our debt to them to preserve our ways and customs in their entirety and guard them against exploitation by the politically ambitious. :readingbook:
Message: Posted by: Paddy (May 24, 2014 01:47PM)
It should be mentioned that ANY MALE can be a Mason. It requires a belief in the brotherhood of man and the Fatherhood of God. No matter what you call your idea of a supreme being. I belong to a Lodge of Jewish men, but have attended Christian, Buddhist and Hindu Lodges. The only Lodge that discouraged me was in Boston's Chinatown and the Tyler explained that the reason was that most of the members did not speak English and everything was in Chinese, so they would be embarrassed that they could not give me the honours to a visiting Mason.
Message: Posted by: Devious (Jun 28, 2014 12:36PM)
I just noticed the below item after
a few years of having a gmail account.
I can't believe I was blinded by the light!

[img]http://www.alatoerka.nl/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/gmail-freemasons.jpg[/img]

I posted this thread in this forum
for the TravelinG Busker Brother.

Blessed be,
Brother of Hiram
Message: Posted by: Gemeanii (Jan 11, 2019 03:54PM)
Brothers,

After a few years journey into the East and now having Past that milestone I feel it is now time to focus some attention on this endeavor.

Having now earned the right to add a Quadrant below the Square and Compasses, I have submitted membership application to the IL.

Looking forward becoming a member of this Brotherhood in the near future.

Steve
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Feb 8, 2019 05:04PM)
[quote]On May 24, 2014, Paddy wrote:
It should be mentioned that ANY MALE can be a Mason. It requires a belief in the brotherhood of man and the Fatherhood of God. No matter what you call your idea of a supreme being. I belong to a Lodge of Jewish men, but have attended Christian, Buddhist and Hindu Lodges. The only Lodge that discouraged me was in Boston's Chinatown and the Tyler explained that the reason was that most of the members did not speak English and everything was in Chinese, so they would be embarrassed that they could not give me the honours to a visiting Mason. [/quote]

Isaac Asimov could never be a mason.
Penn and Teller could never be masons.
Stephen Frye could never be a mason.

I wish you and your organization well, you are good people and you do good work. But "ANY MALE" cannot be a Mason.
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Mar 11, 2019 05:54PM)
Women can be masons too, they just can't be members of that particular boy's club...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Co-Freemasonry
Message: Posted by: landmark (Mar 12, 2019 12:03PM)
Welcome back. Funny I was just looking back at an old thread in NVMS where you were a significant poster. We were discussing things we can no longer discuss.
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Mar 13, 2019 08:43AM)
Thank you, sir.

Between several changes in life circumstance and the general demeanor of the state of discourse the magic Caf I decided to take a break from the Magic Caf in general, NVMS in specific.

But my interest in magic and communicating with the magic community has increased recently, so I thought I'd pop in and say a couple of words.

It's nice to see you all again.
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Mar 13, 2019 09:38AM)
Nice to have you here, G.
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Mar 13, 2019 01:30PM)
Thanks, Ed, it's nice to see you too. It's great to see that most of my favorite posters are still here.
This place has longevity, I'll give it that much!
Message: Posted by: Phil Ainsworth (Mar 13, 2019 10:04PM)
Will nobody help the Widow抯 son?