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The web pages of Phoenixmasonry, Inc. are open to the Craft, of every rite and jurisdiction, inviting discussion of every aspect of Masonry - its history, philosophy, symbolism, ritual, and practical problems. Lectures, old documents, study programs, biographical sketches, any kind of information of value to the Craft in any of its activities, will be welcomed. No one need hesitate to offer any suggestion, for the Phoenixmasonry Masonic Museum and Library exists only to serve Freemasonry; and should there be any Brother who imagines that it has any other motive than that confessed herein, well, we have a sure way of dealing with him, guaranteed never to fail:

"He drew a circle that shut me out-

Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.

But love and I had the wit to win;

We drew a circle that took him in."

Edwin Markham (1852-1940)



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