The Phylaxis Society is a membership society that consists of free and accepted masons who have a desire to receive and disperse masonic knowledge-” masonic light.” The organization was created by Prince Hall Masons and is partial toward dispersing light about Prince Hall and the network of masons that derive from The African Lodge of Boston, Massachusetts going back to 1775. These masons are predominantly African-American. Active membership in the Phylaxis Society is open, however, to any freemason who is a member of a grand lodge recognized by the Prince Hall Conference of Grand Masters or recognized by the United Grand Lodge of England – the premier grand lodge. Continue reading
Greetings members, fellows and visitors. The Phylaxis Society invites you to enjoy the research and findings of this Society and its many writers and historians. Our continued mission is to seek more light and to impart more light regarding freemasonry.
This bound collection contains the first ten issues of The Phylaxis magazine—magazines that set the tone for a research, historical, and educational society that, at this writing, is in its fifth decade of research, history, and education. This compilation encapsulates the spirit upon which the Phylaxis Society was built, and it should serve as encouragement and inspiration to any Prince Hall mason who studies it well. Take your time; it is not a task to be rushed. This collection has the power to transform, and when you are transformed, as I think you will be, you owe it to those masons you love to help them with their transformation. This volume should be required reading for Prince Hall masons, but because this is no trivial task, your insistent encouragement will be needed to motivate your brothers to the effort.
We say we are seeking light, but more to the point we are seeking truth—that fundamental tenant of Freemasonry we call a divine attribute and the foundation of every virtue. Join with us and “You will know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”
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The Phylaxis magazine is said by some to be the finest magazine for Prince Hall masons now existing. Here is a complete magazine from recent years to give you an idea of the direction the magazine takes.
The usually accepted accounts of his life has it that Prince Hall was born in Bridgetown, Barbados, British West Indies, on the 12th of September, 1748, the son of Thomas Prince Hall, …. All of which is untrue! Continue reading
If you are ever in the city of Boston, you can visit the grave site of Prince Hall. Your automobile GPS navigator will get you to the cemetery, and your handheld GPS will get you to the headstone. Continue reading
Castle Island is where Prince Hall and fourteen men of color were made Masons in 1775…or was it 1778? Continue reading
This paper urges the reader to KNOW his history, even if he or she cannot take the time to document it. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32. Continue reading
We are focusing on expanding our Council of Representatives. This program is of tremendous benefit to the Society when it is fully active. We want to have at least one Representative in every Prince Hall Jurisdiction, and perhaps more in the larger jurisdictions. These persons will be the ambassadors for the society within their geographic region. If you support the goals of the Phylaxis Society, maybe you will agree to become one.
Each of our members and subscribers can help us with the Masonic Sites Program. The goal is to record every masonic structure, past and present, as a historical site (we never know how historic they will be a decade from now). Our intent is to accumulate a national database to include meeting locations, the burial sites of notable Masons, as well as monuments erected to Masons. The Director of Masonic Sites is charged with getting this program underway.