Over the years I’ve been very honoured to have my articles published in many Masonic Magazines, many of which are now available free online. This post is dedicated to an article of mine called ‘Freemasonry and Occultists’ that appeared in Living Stones Magazine, Vol 1, Issue 5 (October, 2011) – please follow the link here for the article.
Living Stones Magazine was a US based magazine, edited by Robert Herd, and ran from 2011 to 2016, and all issues can be found free to view here. Over the years, the magazine regularly featured writers such as John Nagy and Cliff Porter, and covered an eclectic mixture of Masonic history, philosophy and Masonic news stories, starting as an online magazine and eventually being available as a hard copy.
My particular article examined certain Victorian Freemasons who ventured into occultist avenues, authors such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Henry Rider Haggard and archaeologist Frederick Bligh Bond, all being inspired by occultist ideas at the time, especially spiritualism and aspects of immortality. It was a particularly interesting topic that I’ve examined further in other articles, some that are available on my website. I’m hoping to supply links to other articles of mine that are featured in other online Masonic magazines soon.