About Us

Welcome to The Philalethes Society, North America's oldest and largest international Masonic research and education society.

The Society has been in existence for nearly 90 years and, since 1946, we have published the Philalethes journal. Each edition of the journal features thought-provoking, substantial articles on Masonic symbolism, philosophy, ritual, artwork, literature and history. Edited by Shawn Eyer, the journal is carefully crafted to modern standards of design and scholarship. We welcome the submission of quality papers at any time and encourage you to contact our editor with your submissions.

Today’s Freemasons are acutely curious about the meaning of the Craft in their lives. They want to understand more deeply the profound lessons of the ritual. Greater insight into the nature of Masonic initiation requires a search for knowledge, and Philalethes is ready to be a trusted ally on that quest. Our approach is academically responsible, without being dry … traditional, without stifling creativity and new ideas.

Whether you’re a new Mason or a seasoned Past Master, you will find much to enjoy in every issue of Philalethes! Sign up today.