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A Tale of Six Triangles

Our Federation is putting out green shoots

Growth in our Federation is vital if we are to survive and flourish, and there are many initiatives in hand at the moment, spearheaded by energetic and committed Brethren to found new Triangles and to grow recently formed ones. Below is a progress report on our six Craft Triangles. A Triangle is, in effect, an embryonic Lodge, without the necessary minimum number of M∴M∴s to be consecrated as such. Hence they cannot confer degrees, and when a candidate comes forward, the MPGC or another member of the Triangle of the 33° must confer the degree on behalf of the Triangle.

Kenilworth – Warwickshire

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The Kenilworth Golf Club in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, is the meeting place for the new fledgling Triangle. Their inaugural meeting will be on 13 January when they will interview their first candidate. Of course all are welcome. If all goes well, they hope that their first initiation will take place in February. The name of the Triangle is Love and Unity and their motto will be ‘We are all one divine image of your reflection’.

Glenrothes – Fife, Scotland

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Two esoterically minded people from this town are keen to become Freemasons. They are a couple in their early thirties who want to be initiated and establish a triangle in Scotland, the first LDH presence there for quite a few years since Lodge Osiris went into abeyance. They have been interviewed and the plan is to initiate them at a special lodge meeting at Hexagon House on 9 February. There will then be publicity and mar- keting initiatives in their home town and surrounding area to attract others who might wish to be involved in the formation of a triangle.

Norwich – Norfolk

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A male applicant from Norwich, not just content with being initiated into an existing lodge, is keen to become a member of the British Federation and spread the light of Freemasonry for Men and Women in East Anglia, by finding other like-minded people local to him and working with them to form a triangle. He has been interviewed and will be initiated along with others at the special event planned for 9 February. As a result of the above three initiatives, a special meeting will be held at Hexagon House on Saturday 9 February in order to initiate applicants from the three above embryo Triangles. The Consistory will be seeking the help of AIM members to provide officers to conduct this ceremony.

Brighton & Hove – Sussex

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On Thursday 29 November the Brighton & Hove Triangle was consecrated at the Village Hall, Ovingdean, Brighton. The Triangle first met in January 2018. One or two Brethren had been discussing the idea of re-establishing a Droit Humain presence in Brighton and Hove for a year or so but it wasn’t until August 2017 that a plan was agreed. The first step was to find suitable premises which was not easy. Eventually, by November 2017, they had found a Jewish Community Centre in Hove who were happy to let them meet there. They subsequently decided to move to the Ovingdean Village Hall in April 2018. They have now had requests from two non- masons for application forms and they hope to progress these in the New Year.

Y Ddraig – Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire

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Y Ddraig Triangle meets in Chipping Sodbury in the Orient of South Gloucestershire, and are planning to form a Lodge within the coming twelve months. While still small in numbers, its members are hugely committed to the success of this Triangle. They conducted an initiation and a passing in November – no mean feat in one day, but helped by members from Hexagon House, it proved to be a very enjoyable day. The fact of having to set up the Temple each time is proving to be useful instruction for younger members. They have had a range of enquiries over the year although, as ever, Freemasonry is not right for everybody and so they keep looking for more enquirers and symbolically open their doors – and always their hearts – to those who are genuine seekers and willing to join them. The Triangle is planning an Open Day for 2019. Meetings are on the third Saturday of the month and the Triangle welcomes visitors from other lodges.

Tir N’An Oige – London

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The name of the Triangle - Tir Na nÓg or Tir na hOige - means ‘Land of the Young’ or ‘Land of Youth’ in Old Irish. This is a revival of an old Lodge of the British Federation which went into abeyance and a distinctive feature of the Triangle is the working of the Irish Ritual, an ancient Masonic ritual which predates the Emulation ritual of 1816. Interestingly, the congenial venue of the Triangle is the Civil Service Club in the heart of London’s Westminster, which promises to make this Triangle an ideal Lodge for visiting members of other Federations of Le Droit Humain as well as other masonic Orders in amity with the British Federation. This is a Triangle which attracts people from very diverse backgrounds and disciplines, united in their common interest in esoteric subjects and the role of Freemasonry in the Western Mystery Tradition. The Triangle has five members and three candidates awaiting Initiation which is very exciting. It will soon become a fully fledged Lodge which, given its central London location, we hope will showcase the esoteric and spiritual model of Freemasonry practised by the British Federation of Le Droit Humain.

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Freemasonry is neither a religion, a philosophy, nor a system of ethics or morals. It is a blend of all these.

It is an initiatory system containing the keys to the ancient mysteries, which are experienced through a series of mystery dramas designed to open up and deepen awareness and understanding.

It is one of the forms in which ancient teachings of truth have been transmitted, namely the allegorical and symbolic form, expressed in ceremonial and in ritual drama.

In this way, certain aspects of truth have been preserved and made clear for those who could understand them and profit by them, while at the same time they have remained safely hidden from the ignorance or the ill-will of those who might misuse them.

The membership of the Order mirrors a cross-section of society as a whole. Socially, racially, professionally, in terms of religious adherence, in terms of political affiliation, we count among our members men and women across the whole spectrum of humanity.

It has been said that Freemasonry is like a spiritual martial art. Regardless of faith, philosophy or political persuasion, one is able to learn and apply self-discipline, self-confidence and self-respect in a safe and friendly environment.

Like any discipline, it may be approached or learned at the individual’s preferred pace and is a rewarding commitment which improves with dedication.

The Freemason’s Lodge is a safe haven where you can discuss and address philosophical questions and spiritual pursuits of the arts, natural science and the human condition.

Freemasonry, beyond teaching moral lessons, gives us a clear path to self-knowledge and growth and development of the spirit outside of a religious context.

In form, it comprises the ritual enactment, like a medieval mystery play, of allegories of birth and life. It uses symbols to illustrate, and allegories to interpret – interpret sometimes those concepts which cannot be spelt out in words.

In the International Order of Freemasonry for Men and Women we admit people irrespective of gender. After all, an organisation which deals with the perfection of humanity cannot ignore half of the human race!

Freemasons are not different from other people, nor are they better. They are those who have acknowledged the need to seek to know themselves better, in order then to be better members of society.

This is not a mere platitude: it is a serious attempt to lead a better life and to counter some of the darkness and negativity met with in every part of the world today.

 

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New Lodges forming

Esoteric study in Brighton & Hove We meet at Ovingdean Village Hall , Ovingdean Road, Ovingdean Brighton BN2 7BB. All are welcome. For further details and to confirm your visit, contact Martyn Yeats on mfy2405@gmail.com

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What makes the British Federation such a special and unique Masonic Order? As a recently affiliated member perhaps I can humbly offer an answer to this question being as I am new to the order and, in theory, totally unbiased. Maybe not totally unbiased since I do have a point of reference to which I can compare Le Droit Humain: my previous Masonic reincarnation. Read More

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"Withdraw within yourself, and examine yourself. If you do not yet therein discover beauty, do as the artist, who cuts off, polishes, purifies until he has adorned his statue with all the marks of beauty. Remove from your soul, therefore, all that is superfluous, straighten out all that is crooked, purify and illuminate what is obscure, and do not cease perfecting your statue until the divine resplendence of virtue shines forth upon your sight"

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