Seven Surprising Things I Wish I Knew Before Joining the Freemasons

I joined Freemasonry in 2007. I hadn’t ever considered it before joining the Johannite Church, but the Church

Esoteric Secrecy

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about secrecy, privacy, and mystery in the context of the occult and esoteric religion. These three concepts come up a lot, from oaths of secrecy, secret societies, hidden mysteries, and so on. Let’s start by making some distinctions between those terms. Secrecy is the act of not sharing information

Masonic Meanderings

I do a silly personal ritual whenever I go into New York City. I travel there via the