Spring 2022

Aquatic Park Cove in San Francisco is made up of headstones taken from the San Francisco's 19th century Masonic cemetery.

The Silent Memorial

In San Francisco, a reminder of a century-old battle over the fate of the city’s dead.

The Last Masons You'll Ever Meet

The brotherhood of Mason morticians live their lives surrounded by reminders of the end.

Masons of California - Hollywood Forever Masonic Lodge

The Infinite Lodge

Masons moved out a half-century ago, but at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, their presence can still be felt.

Freemason Dondi Manzon, an emergency medical technician who works closely with death

Death's Doormen

Meet three Masons with an intimate familiarity with the other side.

Steve McLaughlin of the Masonic Center for Youth and Families looks out stained-glass window. McLaughlin is a clinical psychologist and expert on near-death experiences and grief.

The Great Beyond

A clinical psychologist with MCYAF believes near-death experiences have much to teach us about life.

Another Man's Treasure

To serious collectors of Masonic rings, aprons, and other artifacts, it isn’t just a hobby—it’s a way of life.

Members of La Jolla Masonic Lodge No. 518 pose during their centennial celebration. Masons of California, California Freemason Magazine

The Diplomat's Lodge

In San Diego, a diversity-focused lodge where membership is an international Masonic melting pot.


California Freemason Blog

In Their Words

Examining the relationship of three literary legends with Freemasonry and its impact on their prolific bodies of work

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