The Reckoning Trilogy – ESSAY 2: The Great Masonic Drift – How Sacrificing Exclusivity & Postponing the Inevitable Led to It
ESSAY 2: The Great Masonic Drift – How Sacrificing Exclusivity & Postponing the Inevitable Led to It.
Includes a PDF Download and a Professionally Recorded Audio Reading (length: 1 hr 6 min)
After years of struggling with receding budgets, a loss of membership that could not be replaced at the same rate of that loss, a waning interest by the public, along with the pool of qualified candidates, and an involuntary forfeiture of the intellectual and philosophical qualities of the fraternity, American Freemasonry appeared on the verge of disappearing. This was the condition and description of the Masonic institution in the United States by 1843. The same description could be used to summarize the condition of the institution as it marches toward the second quarter of the 21st century.