Monthly Archives: May 2013

The McFarlane Tartan

On Memorial Day, Lodge Han Yang visited Yanghwajin Foreign Cemetery to pay tribute to past members who have passed on to the Celestial Lodge above.

The particular highlight this year was when we offered prayer at Bro McFarlane’s grave.

934989_10201332710182521_1991993891_nIn 1958, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of Lodge Han Yang, the McFarlane Hunting Ancient tartan was selected as the official lodge color.The tartan was chosen in honor and remembrance to Bro. Alexander McFarlane, who was not only a founding member of Lodge Han Yang, but also served as the Right Worshipful Master in 1937. Originally from Canada, Bro. McFarlane had made a living in Korea as a miner and businessman. He lived with his Japanese wife, Sosa, in a village between Seoul and Inchon.

In 1940, during the time of the Japanese occupation of Korea, tensions between the Lodge and the Japanese administrators ran high. On several occasions, members of the Japanese secret police attempted to break into the Lodge room to search for evidence of a secret society, which was officially prohibited. During this time period, the Lodge officially functioned as a club and the secret police had the right to demand admittance to any meeting, but records show that they never enforced this power. However, members of the Lodge were continually questioned about their Masonic activities. As a direct result of these hostilities, Lodge Han Yang was put into early recess in the spring of 1940.

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In order to protect the records and other important items, several of the members who had decided to stay in Korea took possession of the Charter, documents, regalia and furniture. Since Bro. McFarlane was the treasurer, he volunteered to keep the financial records in his home. Soon after the recess, in 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and Lodge Han Yang was forced into its longest period of darkness.

By the time Lodge Han Yang reopened in June of 1946, Bro. McFarlane had completed his earthly labors and had traveled to the Grand Lodge above. His widow, however, remained faithful to Bro. McFarlane’s wishes and had securely kept the vital Lodge records. These were presented to the Brethren so that the Lodge could be reopened under the leadership of Bro. Jensen, who, as Master, had closed the lodge six years earlier.

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Lodge Han Yang #1048  S.C. (2004). The McFarlane Tartan. Seoul, Korea.

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Family Day BBQ

On May 11th, Lodge Han Yang held their annual Family Day Barbeque.

Afterwards, we had a going away party for Bro Steve.

Good luck in Germany Bro Steve, hope you find Freemasonry alive and well there. You will be dearly missed.

Good luck in Germany Bro Steve, hope you find Freemasonry alive and well there. You will be missed.

It was a great day all around. Looking forward to next year.

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Brother Harry

On May 8th, Lodge Harry S. Truman celebrated the birthday of the 33rd President of the United States of America, whom the lodge is named after.

In 1959, he was given a 50-year award by the Masons, recognizing his longstanding involvement: he was initiated on February 9, 1909 into the Belton Freemasonry Lodge in Missouri. In 1911, he helped establish the Grandview Lodge, and he served as its first Worshipful Master. In September 1940, during his Senate re-election campaign, Truman was elected Grand Master of the Missouri Grand Lodge of Freemasonry; Truman said later that the Masonic election assured his victory in the general election. In 1945, he was made a 33° Sovereign Grand Inspector General and an Honorary Member of the supreme council at the Supreme Council A.A.S.R. Southern Jurisdiction Headquarters in Washington D.C.

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Harry S. Truman. Wikipedia.

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프리메이슨

I’ve noticed a lot of traffic on this site coming from within Korea by non-English speakers and I thought I’d make a special post for any Koreans who are curious and would like to learn more about Freemasonry.

많은 한국인들이 제 사이트를 방문해주시고 프리메이슨에 대하여 궁금해 하십니다. 그래서 제가 이글을 작성합니다.

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Information about Freemasonry

Freemasonry에 대한 정보

Freemasonry is an organized society of men, Symbolically applying the principles of Operative Masonry and architecture to the science and art of character building.” The aim is to build a better world by building better men to work in their own communities.

프리메이슨은 남성들의 동아리 개념 조직입니다. 상징들을 이용하여 건물의 과학 및 예술 수술 미장과 건축의 원칙을 적용하여 사람들을 인격 수양을 합니다. 더 나은 사람들이 자신의 지역 사회에서 좀 더 나은 세상을 건설하기를 돕는 것입니다.

Freemasons are men from every race, religion, and political belief. They come from all professions and walks of life, but are drawn together to support each other in the journey of self improvement.

프리메이슨은 모든 인종, 종교, 정치적를 초월한 사교조직입니다. 모두 각각의 직업과 삶의 방식이 있지만, 프리메이슨에서는 자기 개선을 위해 함께 힘씁니다.

What is Freemasonry?

Freemasonry은 무엇입니까?

Freemasonry is he world’s largest secular, fraternal and charitable organization. It teaches moral lessons and self-knowledge through the participation in a progression of allegorical two-part plays.

프리메이슨은 세계최대의 친목 및 자선 단체입니다. 프리메이슨은 자기 성찰 및 다양한 레슨을 통해 자신을 향상시킵니다.

For many years, Freemasons have followed three great principals:

프리메이슨은 셋 원칙을 따릅니다 :

    • Brotherly Love – Every true Freemason will show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and behave with kindness and understanding to his fellow creatures.
    • 박애 – 모든 프리메이슨은 다른 사람의 의견에 대한 관용과 존중을 표시하고 동료 에게 친절을 배풀며 이해합니다.
    • Relief – Freemasons are taught to practice charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole, both by charitable giving and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.
    • 구제 – 프리메이슨은 모두 자선에 활발이 활동합니다. 개인 등의 자발적 노력으로, 자신을위한뿐만 아니라 전체 지역 사회를 위해 힘씁니다.
    • Truth – Freemasons strive for truth, requiring high moral standards and aiming to achieve them in their own lives.
    • 진실 – 프리메이슨은 도덕적으로 높은 수준을 요구하고 자신의 삶에서 원칙의 친선을 위해 노력하고 있습니다.

What is the purpose of Freemasonry?

Freemasonry의 목적은 무엇인가?

Simply put, the overall purpose of Freemasonry is to provide a way to help each member become a better person. The fraternity place emphasis on the individual by:

간단히 말하면, 프리메이슨은 전반적인 목적은 각 회원이 좀 더 나은 사람이 될 수 있도록 도와주는 것입니다:

    • Strengthening his character
    • 자신의 성품를 강화
    • Improving his moral and spiritual outlook
    • 자신의 도덕적, 영적인 면을 강화
    • Broadening his mental horizons
    • 그의 정신적 시야를 강화

What are the Qualifications for Membership?š

회원 자격은 무엇입니까?

An applicant must believe in a Supreme Being. Freemasonry does not provide any further definition, the nature of that Being must be determined by the applicant himself.

신청자는 신을 믿어야합니다. 프리메이슨은 신의 정의를 제공하지 않습니다, 그 성격은 본인 스스로가 결정해야합니다.

The applicant must be an upright man of good moral character and be at least twenty one years old.

신청자는 도덕적 문제가 없는 21살 이상의 남자이어야합니다.

He must not have a criminal record and must be a peaceable citizen, loyal to his country and its laws.

그는 범죄 기록이없는 없어야 하고 그의 나라와 그 법칙에 충실한 평화를 사랑하는 시민이어야합니다.

He must be able to meet his financial commitments to his family before those to Freemasonry.

그는 프리메이슨은 자신의 가족과 프리메이슨에게 제정적으로 보살필수 있어야합니다.
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’ The applicant must have a positive perception of the fraternity and act of his own free will; uninfluenced by friends or mercenary motives.

신청자는 프리메이슨에 대하여 긍정적 인 인식을 가지고 있어야, 하며 자발적인 의지로 가입하여야 합니다.
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Membership is open to men of any race or religion who can fulfill these qualifications and are of good repute.‘’

회원이 자격 요건을 충족 할 수있는 어떠한 인종이나 종교의 사람들에게 열려 있습니다.

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How does one become a Freemason?

어떻게 하나는 프리메이슨이 되는거죠?

Usually by asking a Freemason. It is a general rule, in Korea as well as in most other countries, that a Freemason will not solicit men for membership.

보통 프리메이슨은 가입권유를 하지 않습니다. 이것은 한국뿐만 아니라 대부분의 다른 국가에서도 일반적입니다.

Masonic Myths

프리메이슨 신화

The internet can be a great resource for discovering information about Freemasonry, but beware that many websites seek to spread incorrect information and rumors:

인터넷은 프리메이슨은 대한 정보를 발견하기위한 훌륭한 자원입니다. 하지만 많은 웹 사이트가 잘못된 정보와 루머를 가지고 있기에 조심하여야 합니다.

The Freemasons are by invitation only.

프리메이슨은 초대받은 사람만 가입이 가능하다.

Well mostly false… In the United States, the United Kingdom and most other jurisdictions, invitations to join are never issued by anyone ever. If you want to join you must ask. In a few parts of the world, particularly where masonry is subject to persecution from hostile regimes, it is indeed invite only. That being said, there is much more to joining than simply filling out an application. Just as anyone can apply (in most jurisdictions), anyone can also object thus forbidding your application.

아닙니다. 미국, 영국, 또는 대부분의 다른 나라에서 프리메이슨의 가입을 초대하는 일은 없습니다. 가입을 원할 경우 스스로 요청해야합니다. 하지만, 프리메이슨에게 적대적인 나라에서는 초대받는 실제로 초대를 통해서만 가입할수 있습니다. 아무나 가입할수 있지만, 아무 이유도 없이 거절당할수 있습니다.

Freemasonry is a religion.

프리메이슨은 종교다.

Freemasonry is NOT a religion. You may often see the word lodge and temple interchanged when referencing masonic lodges/temples. In this context, the word “temple” simply means a place where meetings are held. It carries no religious connotation.

프리메이슨은 종교가 아닙니다. 프리메이슨의 라지 혹은 사원이라는 말은 회의가 개최되는 장소를 의미합니다. 이 말은 종교적은 의미가 없습니다.

Women can join a regular masonic lodge.

여성이 프리메이슨에 가입 할 수 있다.

Freemasonry has always been an organization for men and it is a cornerstone of the fraternity. Although there are organizations that admit women and style themselves like the fraternity, they are not recognized by any regular Freemasons. This remains a universal constant among all recognized lodges in the world. There are sister organizations such as the Eastern Star that women can join however membership in such organizations does not make it’s members Freemasons.

프리메이슨은 항상 남성을위한 조직되었으며 이것은 프리메이슨 성격의 기본입니다. 여성을 인정하고 여성과 사교를 하면서 프리메이슨이라고 주장하는 단체가 있지만, 그들은 인정받는 프리메이슨이 아닙니다. 남성들만 가입할수 있는 사실은 전 세계 프리메이슨의 공통점입니다. 이스턴 스타 처럼 여성이 가입할수 있는 단체가 있지만, 그들은 정식 프리메이슨은 아닙니다.

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The Freemasons can help me get my life going in the right direction.

프리메이슨은 내 인생이 올바른 방향으로 이끌수어 줄수 있다.

Freemasonry is not a twelve step program. It is not a mechanism to elevate you socially, professionally or economically. In many areas the motto is “Making good men better” not “Fixing screw-ups”.

프리메이슨은 12 단계 프로그램이 아닙니다. 프리메이슨은 전문적으로 또는 경제적, 사회적으로 멤버들을 프로모션하는 메커니즘이 없습니다. 프리메이슨은 더 좋은 성품을 배양하기 힘들지만, 사회적인 문제들을 해결하는 곳이 아닙니다.

I need to be wealthy and powerful to become a Freemason.

나는 프리메이슨이 되기 위해 부자이여야 하며 힘이 있어야합니다.

The fraternity does not judge men based on wealth, power, color or creed. However you should have a trade, take pride in it and perform to the best of your ability. We are not elitists nor do we gain any monetary value from joining. We are a lot more like the Lions Club and the Rotary Club:

프리메이슨은 부, 스펙, 인종 또는 신념에 따라 사람을 판단하지 않습니다. 그러나 당신은 프리메이슨임에 자부심을 가지고 최선을 다해 그 원칙을 수행해야합니다. 프리메이슨은 엘리트주의가 아니며 금전적인 이득을 얻을수 있는 기회는 없습니다. 프리메이슨은 라이온스 클럽이나 로타리 클럽과 유사한면이 많습니다:

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I can just write a cheque and become a Freemason.

난 그냥 수표를 던져주고 프리메이슨이 될 수있다.

If you think you can do this or believe you have already done so, we are sorry to inform you that you have likely been a victim of fraud.

당신이 이렇게 생각한다면, 우리는 당신이 사기를 당한것이라고 생각합니다.

Becoming a Freemason will help my military career and get me perks.

프리메이슨은 내 군사 경력에 도움을 주며 내게 특권을 얻게 해줄 것이다.

Sure, if you lived in the eighteenth century you would have had a pretty good ride in the military as a Freemason. Not now though and definitely not in today’s military. These days you will more likely be held to an even higher standard as becoming a Freemason does not entitle you to special privileges but it does require you to set an example of excellence for others to follow.

18 세기에 살았다면 가능할까 지금은 확실히 아닙니다. 프리메이슨이라고 해서 그 어떠한 특별 권한이 자격이 주어 지지는 않습니다. 하지만 당신이 프리메이슨으로서 모범을 세울것을 권장합니다.

The Freemasons want to create a new world order and one world government.

프리메이슨은 신세계 질서와 세계 정부를 만들려고 합니다.

This is an old one that will probably never go away. It’s rather absurd from a logical, organizational, practical and just about every other standpoint. Freemasons mostly plan barbeques, often with great difficulty. One of the rules of Freemasonry is that as an organization we take no stance on politics or religion. It doesn’t make sense that we would create a world government if we are not political.

항상 있던 루머이지만 말도 안됩니다. 프리메이슨이 꾸미는 음모는 바베큐 파티 정도입니다. 프리메이슨 규칙 중 하나는 우리가 정치 나 종교에 아무런 입장을 지지하지 않는다는 것입니다. 우리는 정치적인 조직이 아니며 따라서 우리는 세계 정부를 만들지 않습니다.

Freemasons worship the devil.

프리메이슨은 악마를 숭배 해요.

In the 19th century a man named Leo Taxil wrote a fictional book about devil worshiping Freemasons as a hoax. It was a false accusation then and it is just as false now. This ignorance lives on even today. The mere notion that Freemasons are satanists is ridiculous. A real satanist would be offended by that idea. One of the cardinal teachings of satanism is to place oneself above all others. Of course this is incompatible with Freemasonry as we practice brotherly love, relief, charity and service to others.

19 세기에 레오 텍실(Leo Taxil) 이라는 사람이 장난으로 프리메이슨은 악마 숭배집단이라는 책을 썼습니다. 그것은 잘못된 사실입니다. 이러한 음모는 계속되고 있는데, 프리메이슨이 사탄 주의자들이라는것은 단순한 생각은 바보 생각입니다. 프리메이슨은 박애, 구제, 자선을 실천하며 악마주의와 프리메이슨은 호환되지 않습니다.

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The Freemasons is a networking organization.

프리메이슨은 네트워크적인 조직입니다.

The fraternity is definitely not a networking organization. Every once in a while a guy slips in that thinks otherwise and he is usually extremely disappointed. The lodge is not for exchanging business cards and you are not likely to benefit from it in that regard. If you are thinking of joining for that reason, save yourself and everyone else a whole lot of wasted time.

프리메이슨은 확실히 네트워크적인 조직이 아닙니다. 가끔씩 그런 생각을 가진 사람들은 현실을 알면 실망할수 있습니다. 프리메이슨은 인맥을 위한 조직이 아니며 그 점에 관해서 어떠한 혜택을 입을 가능성이 없습니다. 그 이유로 가입을 생각하는 경우, 가입은 시간 낭비일 뿐입니다.

“The Craft” is a pagan, witchcraft or Wiccan reference.

프리메이슨은 이교도, 마법조직 우상숭배 조직입니다.

Commonly accepted definitions of the word “craft” are centric to “skill in planning, making or executing”, “occupation or trade requiring skill” or “members of a trade, guild or association”. “Craft Masonry” is also the more universal term for “Blue Lodge Masonry” simply referring to the first three degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellow-craft and Master Mason.

프리메이슨은 그런한 조직이 아닙니다. 프리메이슨에는 어프렌티스, 크레프트, 마스터메이슨 같은 단계가 있으며 그것은 마법이나 그 어떠한 우상숭배와도 관련이 없습니다.

Freemasonry is a cult.

프리메이슨은 컬트입니다.

Cults use psychological coercion to recruit. The Freemasons do not recruit in any capacity nor do they use psychological coercion. A cult leader is self-appointed, dogmatic, messianic and not accountable. Masonic leadership is member elected and held to strict regulations. Cults do not benefit society. Freemasonry is an institution intentionally designed to benefit society.

사이비 종교 단체는 심리적으로 사람들을 교묘하게 이용합니다. 프리메이슨은 심리적으로 사람을 이용하지 아니하며 그런 능력도 없습니다. 사이비 리더는 자신이 신이라고 믿으며 사기를 치는데 프리메이슨 리더는 투표로 결정되며 항상 감시됩니다. 사이비 종교 단체는 사회에 도움이되지 않습니다. 프리메이슨에 의도적으로 사회에게 이익이 될 수 있도록 설계 기관입니다.

Initiates are hazed and abused

가입절차는 고통스럽고 가학적이다.

Any form of hazing is absolutely forbidden in all recognized masonic jurisdictions. Brethren engaged in this type of behavior are typically expelled.

가입자를 가해하는 행의는 절대적으로 모든 프리메이슨에 금지되어 있습니다. 이런 행동을 하는 형제는 프리메이슨에서 일방적으로 퇴장당할수 있습니다.

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Conclusion

결론

We try to teach good men how to be better men through brotherly love, relief, charity and service to others. We teach these things through mysterious symbols and rituals that are hundreds of years old. We always have guests at every meeting who are interested in learning more about us and who help us in supporting local charities as well.

우리는 다른 사람들에게 박애, 구제, 자선을 통해 더 나은 사람을 만드려 노력합니다. 프리메이슨은 수백 년된 신비 상징과 의식을 통해이 이 일을 가르칩니다. 우리는 항상 우리에 대해 더 배우고 자에게 열려있으며 지역 자선 단체를 지원하는에 힘쓰고 있습니다.

The idea that we don’t talk about religion or politics in lodge assembled allows us to have perfect harmony as a universal brotherhood under the fatherhood of God. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and opinions. We could never force anyone to believe anything that they don’t want to. That is the reason Freemasonry has stood the test of time – because we draw our members from every race and every creed – Koreans included.

우리가 종교 또는 정치에 대해 얘기하지 않는 것은 우리가 하나님의 아래에 격없이 하나된 형제이기 때문입니다. 모든 사람은 자신의 신념과 의견을 가질수 있습니다. 우리는 사람들에게 아무 것도 강요 할 수 없습니다. 이것이 프리메이슨이 오랜 세월을 살아남은 이유입니다. 우리는 모든 믿음과 인종을 포용합니다. 물론 한국인도 포함입니다.

Freemasonry has been persecuted for years, and will continue to be for years to come. It’s a shame but something we have all come to accept. The conspiracy theorists say that we are only helping ourselves when the true purpose of our organization is to help others.

프리메이슨은 때때로 금지 되고 박해를 받았습니다. 음모론자들은 우리가 이기적인 조직이라고 하지만 우리의 목적은 다른 사람들을 돕는 것입니다.

I have always been objective in my writings and will continue to do so as it is my obligation as a Freemason to be honest and truthful. I will let the Korean people decide for themselves how they feel about Freemasonry.

나는 객관적이고 솔직하게 프리메이슨에 대하여 적었습니다. 하지만, 이 모든것을 받아들이는 것은 한국 사람들이 여러분이 스스로 결정하셔야 합니다.

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Sources

참고

The Ashlar Company. (2013). Masonic Myths. Del Mar, CA.

Lodge Han Yang #1048  S.C. (2004). A Masonic Introduction. Seoul, Korea.


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