If a tree falls….

The Thomas Hardy Tree has fallen. Below is a link to a news item about the fall.

(Opens in new tab) https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/thomas-hardy-tree-1.6700097

150 years ago the writer Thomas Hardy had the task of exhuming and moving thousands of graves so a railway expansion could be built in London, England.

One of the graves moved was for R.W. Bro. James Agar.

I assert that it was R.W. Bro. Agar who brought the “Master’s Emblem” to Freemasonry. A biography of this esteemed Brother is shared on this website. Click here…

And my book “The Master’s Emblem Explained for Masons” provides the details of the meaning of the emblem (the 12th Problem of the First Book of Euclid) and when (Tuesday evening, February 15th, 1814), and where (at a tavern!).

The Hardy Tree has fallen. And we can be reminded of the life and times of a leader and ruler in Craft Masonry.

550 Years Ago…

Old books were carefully printed and bound with care so their value may be appreciated.  The first book of the work of Euclid in the English language is now 550 years old.  Details of its value to Masonry are in an article I wrote that will be published in Ars Quatuor Coronatorum (AQC) 133, due out in November.  Subscribe at www.quatuorcoronati.com

Marshall Kern with a copy of the first English-language Euclid — in the rare book room of McGill University, Montreal Quebec.

It is Not a Tau

The Master’s Emblem has been called a ‘tau’, the nineteenth letter of the Greek alphabet, and similar to the letter T.  Why is it inverted or upside down on the Apron?  Where is a tau relevant in the ritual of regular Craft Masonry?  These can’t be answered because the Master’s Emblem is not a Tau.  Buy the book and find the correct answer. Visit http://www.mastersemblem.com to order the book.