Freemasons aren't a secret society, rather they are a society with secrets.
A cook, a pipe fitter and a writer convene on a 99-year-old building rife with symbolism, seclusion and secrecy. They identify one another through specific means they won't disclose, but those same identifying traits can be applied anywhere in the world.
Passing around copies of a letter/number conundrum, the classmates simultaneously squint eyebrows and mutter to each other.
WINNIPEG: Frank Albo, a real-life Robert Langdon, is warming to his topic. "This building," he says, "is telling a story. It's telling a story through the language that temples spoke."
Two local physicians took time out of their busy schedules to tackle some students' questions about bones.
Over the past year we have commented a number of times about the history of the Freemasons of New Westminster and noted events and anniversaries relating both to separate local lodges and to the overall beginning of Masonic groups in this city.
Once again it is time to announce the set of free public walking tours we offer each year.
A recent ceremony in a local lodge room, witnessed by family members of the person recognized by the gathering, mixed a number of historical components into one relatively short but important event.
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