Links to sites of Masonic Interest
Freemason Information FreemasonInformation.com Excellent blog with contributions by contemporary Masonic writers Brothers Greg Stewart (who runs the site), Tim Bryce, Fred Milliken, and "The Euphrates." Updated frequently. You can also download the free e-book "What Is Freemasonry?" (in pdf format) for an introduction to our Craft.
A Page About Freemasonry http://web.mit.edu/dryfoo/Masonry Provides links to articles of interest to Masons and non-Masons alike.
Grand Lodge of California Freemason.org website of our state's Grand Lodge, which oversees all regular Craft Lodges in California.
Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon Freemasonry.bcy.ca An unusually comprehensive Grand Lodge website full of resources explaining our Craft, its organization, its history, its critics...lots of articles of interest to Masons and non-Masons.
Masonic Family Outreach, Masonic Senior Outreach, Masonic Homes for Seniors mhcuc.org Fraternal care based on Masonic values for families and seniors in need.
Valley of Palm Springs Scottish Rite www.pssr.net . This is the official site of our local Scottish Rite brethren. (The Scottish Rite is one of the appendant bodies of Freemasonry. Others include The Shrine and the York Rite.)
Coachella Valley Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star www.deserteasternstar.com Our area's home to this Masonic-related fraternity of women and men dedicated to charity, truth, and loving kindness.
Oasis of Mara Lodge #735 www.29palmsmasons.org Our Brethren in Twentynine Palms.
Coachella Lodge #476 www.CoachellaMasons.com
Yucca Valley Lodge #802 (website temporarily down)
Hemet Lodge #615 www.hemetmasons.com Our Brothers way over the other side of Mt. San Jacinto!
Books of Masonic Interest
Freemasons for Dummies by Bro. Christopher Hodapp
The best-selling introduction to Masonry. It demystifies, in plain language, the world's largest and oldest fraternity. A great place to start if you're just getting to know us.
Masonic Traveler by Bro. Gregory B. Stewart
The personal story of one man's journey into Freemasonry, studying the Craft, and working to integrate its principles into everyday life.
The Meaning of Masonry by W. L. Wilmshurst
Written in the 1920's by one of our British Brethren, this is a philosophical exposition of the character of our Craft. Excellent reading for the new Mason as well as one who's enjoyed a lifetime of Masonry.
Cracking the Freemason's Code: The Truth About Solomon's Key and the Brotherhood
by Robert L.D. Cooper
The author is the curator of the Scottish Masonic Museum and Library and builds a compelling case for the origin of Freemasonry in 16th century Scotland. Also a peek at the Craft's purposes, the roles of its members, and how Masonry has helped shape our society.