CONTEMPLATIVE MASONRY is a much-needed resource for Masons seeking to undertake the challenging and rewarding work of deep self-knowledge and self-improvement. Dunning provides Masons with a unique system of practices derived directly from the Degrees of Craft Masonry, without reliance upon other religious, spiritual, or esoteric traditions.
Brother Ryan Flynn, Senior Deacon of Ancient York Lodge No 89, Nashua, New Hampshire has designed two stained glass windows for his Lodge building. And it all started with an E-Mail. Flynn is not a one dimensional person. He combines a knowledge of history, numerology, religion, ancient symbols and sacred geometry with his art and design. And he has the ability to manufacture art, a person of great creativity who also has the abilities of practical application.
This wages box from Jerusalem was used to present new Fellowcraft Masons their wages of corn (wheat), wine and oil on their journey through the middle chamber. The box is made of olive wood and contains two hand-blown crystal bottles with the Square and Compasses engraved on the face of them. One bottle contains olive oil and the other Jerusalem wine. In the center compartment is the wheat, which was raised in that country.
It teaches Freemasons in the lecture of the Third Degree the symbolic expression of the idea that veneration should always be paid to the memory of departed worth. The great moral lessons inculcated by this legend are many and very instructive, teaching us, that we should live virtuous and upright lives, ever walking in the paths of truth and justice, even though our lives be endangered thereby.
This is one of the most elegant and highest quality Masonic door knockers ever produced. The striker is a hand holding a gavel entertwined with the letter "G". The back plate is a square and compass.. The door knocker almost has a black forest look to it. It is made of Brass and measures 6" 1/8h x 5 1/2"w and weighs 1 1/2 lbs!
This is a cast replica of the famous Gettysburg Masonic Memorial Monument titled "Friend to Friend". The artist is Ron Tunison. It is cast in pewter with very fine detail. It depicts a mortally wounded Confederate Brigadier General Lewis Addison Armistead handing Captain Henry Harrison Bingham his personal and Masonic effects. Both men were Masons. It illustrates a very tender moment in Civil War history.
Here is a beautifully made hand-painted oval French porcelain snuff / pill box with a super bronze hinge and Masonic tools clasp. The porcelain top depicts the Holy Bible with the Square & Compasses in shades of green, ivory and trimmed in gold. My favorite part of this box is that under the front clasp is a hand-painted "W" denoting "west" and the under the back hinge is a hand-painted "E" denoting "east" symbolic of traveling from "west to east."
This is a Dudley, Series 1, Masonic Pocket Watch. Dudley started his own watch company on or about 1922 in Lancaster County Pennsylvania and produced only about 4000 pocket watches. His Masonic Watch underwent three changes in design on the movement and each was given a series number. This is the rarest of the three series, a series one, of which only about 1400 were made. You can tell it's a series one by the Holy Bible engraved on the winding arbor plate
In an oak clamshell box adorned with rosewood, ebony, pearl and ivory, Studley kept both tools he made and a collection of the finest hand tools made prior to 1900, including a complete set of woodworking tools as well as machinist and stonemasonry tools. To pack the 300-plus tools into a case only 19 1/2 inches wide, 39 inches long and 9 1/2 inches deep, Studley devised a jigsaw puzzle arrangement of flip-up trays, fold-out layers and hidden compartments