Burke, Janet M. Leaving the Enlightenment: Women Freemasons after the Revolution Eighteenth-Century Studies - Volume 33, Number 2, Winter 2000, pp. 255-265
" ... Exits from the Enlightenment Women's Freemasonry in France awoke after a decade or more of sleep, as the Masons refer to it, during the violence and uncertainty of the Revolution. The minutes and rituals of these mixed-gender lodges of adoption during the First Empire reflect well the post-Revolutionary situation. What had been an organization with rituals and practices based on the principles of the Enlightenment and an elite sociability now had a new atmosphere. A casual visitor to one of the meetings might see the procedures as comparable to those of the 1780s; someone taking a longer, more intimate look and comparing the earlier organization with the post-Revolutionary group would see subtle but important differences. .... "
omni: In my Lodge the Secretary is a hugh bully along with control issues. if anyone even asks a question he files masonic charges against them. He controls members mostly because they are afraid of him.
Apr 16, 2018 1:07:49 GMT
The Ancient: To omni: Grow some balls, that lodge is yours as well as every member in that lodge. If you are right, its not your problem. Nobody likes the ugliness of masonic charges. Light will always illuminate darkness, don't be afraid, be a better man.
May 27, 2018 15:37:09 GMT
The Ancient: Oh, I am a new member and just wanted to say hi...
May 27, 2018 15:39:10 GMT