Sumer Is the Accepted Birthplace of Mankind

 

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The Masonic Influence on World History

Sumer is the accepted birthplace of civilization, and much of the writing, theology and building techniques in use today had their humble beginnings in that ancient land. Even the farming techniques of today seem to have sprung from that long forgotten time.

They were highly efficient in not only farming and the making of ceramics and textiles, they were also artificers of fine metals and were excellent stone carvers and invented the wheel.

Because of their industrious nature, their booming economy attracted travelers from many distant lands and because of this trade became prosperous for the then known world.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

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Siesta Key, #1 beach in the United States

He has published several books about his adventures.

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Masonry Has Been In Existence Since the Beginning of Manking

 

Masonry or something like it has been in existence since the dawn of time.

Long before recorded history, even before the times of Sumeria and before men and women roamed the earth and beyond searching for truth, a form of masonry lead many to lead a more productive, happy, and honorable life.

Masonry today makes good men better by teaching morality, brotherly love, and truth, giving examples of leading a more righteous life by following God’s laws or the laws of Nature and Nature’s God, or as some would say seeking truth in the divine.

This truth can take many forms and many times it takes humans a lifetime of searching to conclude that all things evolve back to God, their Creator.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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The Roots of Masonry Run Deep

Until just recently, many members of government from the national level down to the local and state levels belonged to the Masonic order; it was almost an unspoken requirement.

Many in law enforcement also belonged, as well as members of the military. That is no longer the case. Look how we have declined since society no longer holds moral values in high esteem.

The Boston Tea Party was reportedly performed during a Masonic Lodge meeting in Boston while the lodge was called from labor to refreshment. It is noted in the lodge minutes that the lodge was called from labor to refreshment and back again to labor, but no mention was made of any extracurricular activities.

Many times in our history, during our most trying times and conflicts, the cement of brotherly love and affection has surpassed the terrors of war and united men on the battlefield, many times saving lives and preventing injuries.

Through the changing times, masonry has stood fast, even though the name may have changed through time, the principles are the same, carried on through time immemorial.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Einstein’s Definition of God

 

 

An excerpt from The Lost Key: Written by Robert Lomas.

Einstein had condemned my Presbyterian God as the God of a naive man. I was no longer naive. I had been educated in the ways of science, so a God with the virtue of not being personally interested in me, but who retained the power to fix the value of the quantum coupling constant, perhaps had promise after all. I could easily accept Einstein’s definition of a Supreme Being as the Guardian of the Laws of Physics.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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Masonry and Dogma

An Excerpt from the best selling book by Robert Lomas: The Lost Keys of Masonry

Freemasonry, by forbidding religious discussion at its meetings will not allow a Masonic theological doctrine to develop.’ I found this an important statement, as it goes well beyond simply forbidding the discussion of religion and politics, which had been in force since the adoption of Anderson’s Constitutions. It shows an awareness of Masonic dogma being inadvertently created if points of religious agreement were discussed in lodge. My personal experience of dogma, at the hands of various Sunday School teachers, had left me highly sensitive to the danger of it. Here I now found a strong statement of the religious tolerance at the heart of Masonic regulation.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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The Masonic Tracing Board

 

 

 

 

 

The Masonic Tracing Board

The Tracing Board is for the Master to lay lines and draw designs on, the better to enable the Brethren to carry on the intended structure with regularity and propriety. The Volume of the Sacred Law may justly be deemed the spiritual Tracing Board of the Great Architect of the Universe, in which are laid down such Divine laws and moral plans that, were we conversant therein and adherent thereto, would bring us to an ethereal mansion not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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The Main Reason Masons and the Church Disagree

 

In the Gnostic work Treatise Resurrection, ordinary human existence is described as spiritual death whereas the resurrection is the moment of enlightenment and reveals what truly exists. Whoever grasps this idea becomes spiritually alive and can be resurrected from the dead immediately.

The Gospel of Philip says those who say they will die first and then rise are in error, they must receive the resurrection while they live, which is in agreement of what Jesus taught.

This is in direct conflict with the church that believes, only those who have had direct access to Christ, or their representatives have direct access to resurrection, all others must go through them.

Most Gnostics view Jesus, not as a God, but as the man who illuminated the pathway.

Whoever sees the Lord through inner vision can claim his or her own authority equals or surpasses that of the apostles and their successors.

In other words, they don’t need an intermediary to communicate with God.

The concept of gnosis (knowledge) is the exact opposite of the Church’s concept of faith, and it is the type of thought process that fits well with masonry,

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome