The official blog of Bill Hosler, PM

Masonic pub crawl

Over the last year or so the Editor of The Midnight Freemasons website Right Worshipful Brother Robert Johnson of Illinois has been traveling across the country speaking to various groups about the early beginnings of Freemasonry which met inside of taverns and alehouses.  This video which was taped at the recent Masonic Con 2017 in Boston. […]

One giant leap for mankind

I am sure you are aware by now that today July 20, 2017 is the forty eighth anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon,  It is a big day in American history.  Believe it or not it is also a historic day in the history of the Masonic Fraternity. Edwin Eugene (Buzz) Aldrin, Jr. […]

I am committed RU?

the 2017 Imperial Shrine convention which was held in Daytona Beach, Florida closed over the weekend.  One of the new programs that was showcased at the convention was the new membership entitled “I am Committed RU?”  Newly elected Imperial Potentate Gary Bergenske has released a video to explain the new plan According to a news […]

Masonic Mythbusters

The second installment of my segment “Masonic Mythbusters” was included on this weeks Whence came you? podcast.  The show entitled “Back to basics” which featured a great primer on esoteric for beginners by  Brothers Robert Johnson and Frater O.  If you haven’t listened to this podcast you are really missing out on a great source for […]

Broken columns

Recently I discovered my mother lodge and the lodge in which I served as Master, Three Rivers lodge #733,  has ceased work and has merged with another lodge. I cannot explain the sadness I felt when I heard the news.  In some ways I felt I did when my parents past away or when my […]

The reports of my death…

My latest piece “The reports of my death” has been published on The Midnight Freemasons website I hope you will check it out and if you like my work please share it with your friends and Brethren. I wrote this piece because recently I have heard Brethren  declare that Freemasonry is dead or it is dying.  I […]

The Masonic Roundtable 300

This Saturday, June 24th 2017 marks the three hundredth anniversary of Modern, Grand lodge style Freemasonry when representatives of individual lodges met at the Goose and Gridiron tavern in London to celebrate Saint John the Baptist day and form the Grand Lodge of England. In honor of such an historic event the Knights of The […]

Terra Masonica now available in the US

Terra Masonica is a new documentary by a Belgian Freemason Brother Tristan Bourlard.  Brother Bourlard who in daily life is an author, and documentary filmmaker, decided to travel the globe in the three hundredth year of organized, Grand lodge style Freemasonry and answers the questions; What is our history?  Where is Freemasonry today? and What is the […]

Myrtle Beach lodge gets a new mural.

Worshipful Brother Chris Hodapp posted today on his Freemasons for dummies blog today about students from the Coastal Carolina University beautifying the outside of Grand Strand lodge #392‘s building in North Myrtle Beach. Students from the University’s “Special topic in arts” class spent countless hours transforming the lodge’s rather plain edifice into a beautiful work of […]

Inside the Freemasons DVD now available for purchase

Brother Chris Hodapp has posted on his website that preorders are now being accepted for the “Inside the Freemasons” television program which was recently broadcast on the Sky one network in the United Kingdom. The five part series professed to go behind the closed doors and being to light the inner workings within English Freemasonry. […]

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