Blaine C. Clay Lodge # 14

Making Good Men Better in Houma, Louisiana.


Posted by Troy Welch on December 7, 2011 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

This is something that I read that I think that our newly raised MM, all MM for that matter, should read.

Travel Light,

Troy Welch, Light Bringer / Bearer


by Albert Pike


Masonry is a succession of allegories, the mere vehicles of great lessons in morals and philosophy. You will more fully appreciate its spirit, its object, its purposes, as you a...

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Black Ball / White Ball

Posted by Troy Welch on April 11, 2011 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The Black Cube  "A WHITE ball elects, a black cube (or ball) rejects."

This, or some similar statement, is usually made at a lodge prior

to voting on the application of one who would be an initiate of


In all Jurisdictions in the United States, the ballot on an

applicant is taken secretly--that is, with no brother knowing how

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Suitable Proficiency

Posted by Bro. Trahan on September 24, 2010 at 11:24 AM Comments comments (0)

The subject of "what is suitable proficiency" when it comes to new candidates obtaining the 3 degrees of Masonry was brought up in our Sept. 18th meeting.  P.M. Pledger stated his opinion of what he thought suitable proficiency should mean.  I can't remember specifically what was told but I wasn't satisfied with his answer so I decided to do my own personal investigation of what suitable proficiency is in Masonry.  Here's my take on it:  Webst...

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The Meaning of Blue

Posted by Troy Welch on September 17, 2010 at 11:32 AM Comments comments (0)

The Meaning of Blue


Symbolism and meaning of color is a very wide category of which numerous interpretations exist. However, throughout my research, the most relevant comments in my opinion are that blue stands for the vertical and the spatial, in other words height and depth, or the blue sky above, the blue sea below. It symbolizes that Masonry is as wide as these dimensions. It is also interesting to note that blue is considered to be "between black and white", also commo...

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