Masonic Freethinkers Down through the ages, the Masonic Fraternity has always sought the light of truth and knowledge. Masonic Contributions to Art, Music, Medicine and Science
Down through the ages, the Masonic Fraternity has always sought the light of truth and knowledge.
Born in 1950, Brother Wozniak is an engineer and
inventor who helped make this presentation possible
through his work on computers. Wozniak's Apple II
personal computer - introduced in 1977 and featuring
a central processing unit (CPU), keyboard, floppy disk
drive and a $1,300 price tag - helped launch the PC
industry. In 1980, just a little more than four years after
being founded, Apple went public. The company,
begun as a two-man operation in Jobs' garage, grew
to a $500-million-a year company in six years.
Wozniak left Apple in 1981, went back to Berkeley and
finished his degree in electrical engineering/computer
science. Since then, he has been involved in various
business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily
on computer capabilities in schools, including an
initiative in 1990 to place computers in schools in the
former Soviet Union.
In 1912 Bell entered the aviation business as a mechanic for his brother, Grover. When his brother was killed in an airplane accident in 1913, Bell decided to quit, but the attraction of flying proved too great. In 1947, Bell’s X -1 experimental rocket powered aircraft, carried aloft by a B-29 and piloted by Master Mason Chuck Yeager, was the first to break the sound barrier in level flight thereby paving the way for the further development of high speed aircraft.
Germany. Died: March 26, 1827. Vienna,
Ludwig van Beethoven is often described
by musicians as a "giant straddling two
styles": the Classical and the Romantic.
Indeed, it is a testimony to Beethoven's
place in history that he is claimed for both
periods. Whether Beethoven was a
Classical or a Romantic composer,
however, is beside the point. Instead, we
might best view him as a new composer
for a new age -- an age that is reflected in
both musical as well as the nonmusical
worlds.LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
"Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words. If music has one advantage over the other media through which a person can represent the impressions of the soul, it owes this to its supreme capacity to make each inner impulse audible without the assistance of reason... Music presents at once the intensity and the expression of feeling. It is the embodied and intelligible essence of feeling, capable of being apprehended by our senses. It permeates them like a dart, like a ray, like a mist, like a spirit, and fills our soul,“ Franz Liszt