It was truly a pleasure to interview Ibiza Melián.
Ibiza Melián is an “author of various published books, including essays, stories or fictionalized essays.” Many of her works deal with Freemasonry and esoteric subjects in general.
You can learn more about her work below, I have included both the English Translation and the Original Spanish interview.
Q: How / why did you become interested in Symbolism in general and / or Freemasonry in particular? Was it always an interest?
A: I am a doctor in Social and Legal Sciences, and for twelve years I was a councilor in…
Many other Masonic Temples are, to their cities/communities, of great architectural and historical significance.
Chief Docent Rob Moore of Detroit Masonic Temple
Chief among these is the Detroit Masonic Temple. Built during the “golden age of Freemasonry,” the Detroit Masonic Temple is both the world’s largest Masonic Temple and a significant part Detroit’s architectural and historical character.
Square & Compass was proud to explore the Detroit Masonic Temple’s significance with its Chief Docent Robert Moore.
The Detroit Masonic Temple offers…
For many years members of our Essex Masonic and Windsor Masonic Temple family have worked within the community to raise funds for worthy causes in Windsor.
Three of these clubs are THE HEART CLUB, THE BORDER MASONIC TEMPLE CLUB, and The SCOTTISH RITE CLUB.
These clubs raised most of the funds by working bingos at PARADISE GAMING CENTRE on Dougall Ave. in Windsor.
Last year these groups donated over $35,000 to the Scottish Rite Learning Centre for Children.
In addition thousands of dollars were donated to various other groups, namely WINDSOR GOODFELLOWS, SALVATION ARMY, WINDSOR DOWNTOWN MISSION, STREET HELP, HIATUS…
DO YOU RECOGNIZE THE POEM BELOW?!?
As I discussed in a previous story, Freemasonry & Poetry have a long and proud history. In Windsor, this history was most recently updated via international poet Maria Matuscak. Her 2017 poem “An Ode to the Freemasons Gathered Here Today” is an excellent example of a poem capturing the essence of Freemasonry! You can learn more about it here.
In 2020, I discovered another Masonic poem (Christmas themed) and included it below…
Traditional mail holds in the hearts of many a special place; the stamp used to send traditional mail presents a Masonic Opportunity.
If any readers know of any Masonic postage stamps, please let the author know.
2021 marks for both the beautiful Windsor Masonic Temple and Harmony Masonic Lodge (which meets at the Windsor Masonic Temple) 100 years of community service and Brotherhood.
To commemorate these milestones, this author used Canada Post’s “Picture Postage Program” to commission stamps featuring (respectively) the Windsor Masonic Temple’s Iconic Façade and Harmony Masonic Lodge’s Official Logo.
Although not “official” Canadian postage, they…
This interview is also available on YouTube.
In September 2017, Essex District Masons honoured City Hall and City Officials with a “Cornerstone Ceremony.”
As part of the Ceremony, the Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario recited a poem entitled “An Ode to the Freemasons Gathered Here Today.”
Maria Matuscak, an internationally published Windsor Poet, composed the poem. Square & Compass Promotions was honoured to have had the opportunity to ask her about the poem, which is an important contribution to Masonic Poetry and Literature (in Ontario and beyond).
“An Ode To…
In February 2020, I started the Square & Compass Podcast. Our first episode featured W. Bro. Michel Brassard.
As a year has passed since its start, now seems like a good time to review (just) some of what I have learned about Freemasonry, and…
In Sep 2020, Square & Compass provided much of this article to Postmedia for commercial purposes. Postmedia published it on Sep 1st, 2020. Additions have been made.
To step inside the Windsor Masonic Temple is to follow in the footsteps of the men and women (from Prime Ministers to Custodians, from Mayors to Musicians) that have, if only for an evening, called the Windsor Masonic Temple home.
The Windsor Masonic Temple is a Masonic home. It is also home to the cherished memories of our friends, neighbors, parents, and grandparents; memories formed through school dances and graduations, weddings and receptions…
As my bank account can attest, economics is not my forte; the stock market even less so.
My (decidedly less profitable) forte is horror movies, particularly the slasher genre.
As I publish this story, the news is filled with phrases like “shorting,” “stock-market,” and “bubble.” The “Redditers vs. Hedge-Funds” fight is filling column inches, newsfeeds, and cable hours.
As I learn about this fight, my mind wanders to a different fight which took place in years 1988 and 1989: Freddy vs. Jason vs. Michael Myers.
Perhaps the right word isn’t “fight.” Perhaps the right word is “bubble.” And perhaps, as…
On January 28th, 2021, I was honoured to be a guest on the Masonic Roundtable podcast! On the Jan 28th episode, we discussed the possibility of a professional component to Freemasonry.
This discussion considered the ethics of a professional component, the benefits/drawbacks a professional component, and the possible pathways to a professional component.
In this story, I focus on the third consideration and ask the question: “what are the possible pathways to a professional component in Freemasonry?”
Of course, the ethics and the benefits/drawbacks of a professional component are worthy of focus, and I will later publish stories focusing on…
Director of Square & Compass Promotions, designed to promote Freemasonry in Essex District!