Holding beards

Many European cathedrals have strange details, some of which are usually even hardly visible. In Den Bosch (or ‘s-Hertogenbosch) in the Southern Netherlands there is...

Temple symbolism

Many Freemasons don’t like the term “temple”, naming is “working place”, while others refer to “temple” (or “lodge”). Be that as it may, many of...

Johannes Bureus (1568-1652)

Not a Freemason nor really a heathen, but I think Johannes Thomae Agrivillensis Bureus (latinisation of Johan Bure, 1568-1652) has some interest for readers of...

Arvid Ystad publishes new paper

Arvid Ystad has published a new 26-page paper about “Freemasonry -The Viking’s Old religion” on his Academia.edu profile....

Freemasonry Today on guilds

Freemasonry Today is the long running magazine from the United Grand Lodge of England. In 2007 they celebrated their 10th anniversary with a “best of...

Ruusu-Risti (Rosy Cross)

In 1907 Petter (or Pekka) Ervast (1875-1934) founded a national branch of the Theosophical Society in Finland. He wanted to create a subdivision that focuses...

German Legal Antiquities

A few of the investigators that are mentioned on this website have referred to ancient Germanic law, mostly based on the book of Jacob Grimm...

Freemasonry and the Ancient Gods

I have been reading up with J.S.M. Ward. John Sebastian Marlow Ward (1885–1949) was born in America, died on Cyprus, but lived in the UK most...

The Scandinavian Edda (AQC vol. 1 1886)

In the very first Ars Quatuor Coronatorum (1886) there is a short text about the Edda which refer to “my paper” (in another publication then?),...

Georges Fort on Masonic Antiquities

I have underestimated Fort’s book Early History And Antiquities Of Freemasonry, As Connected With Ancient Norse Guilds, And The Oriental And Medieval Building Fraternities (1884)....