Message from the
Brethren, Sisters & Visitors:
Greetings everyone! Before I introduce myself, I would like to
take this opportunity to acknowledge and offer my gratitude to Brother Ralph
Olmholt for his dedication and excellent work in starting and electronically
filing the books on Freemasonry and Fraternalism that we have and enjoy here
These books are an invaluable source of information for the
individual; freemason or not, seeking knowledge about the craft. Brother
Olmholt, your work here lives forever! I thank you!
So now, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Brother
Johnny T. Asher and it is my pleasure to step into the position of your new
librarian of Phoenixmasonry. I know the importance of this library first hand
as I used the e-books here to study the craft as I was making the decision to
petition my lodge to become a Mason. I studied books here for almost 2 years
as well as physical books about freemasonry to learn as much as I could so
that I would be a more valuable member of my lodge even as an Entered
It is also by means of Phoenixmasonry and the guest book here
that I was introduced to members of the lodge I belong to so I know the
importance of Phoenixmasonry, and I am hopeful to make a positive difference
to this site and to you, the searcher of knowledge and truth as you achieve
your own goals of education about our craft.
As well as being your librarian, I also am also the
administrator of the website "My Personal Views On Pike's Morals and Dogma"
located at www.masonicme.com where I
post 3-4 pages of Morals and Dogma by Albert Pike per week, and offer my own
interpretations and commentary on the text. This is a great way to read Pike's
immortal work, and with almost 1000 views in it's first month of existence, it
seems to have filled a need, and I am humbled to offer this service.
Thank you for choosing to read the e-books here. It is my
vision that this endeavor will strengthen your bond with freemasonry as you
become more informed about your decision to join the craft, or as a Mason,
answer questions about the craft that you love and cherish.
Johnny T. Asher, MM