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Thread #71557   Message #2986724
Posted By: Alan Day
14-Sep-10 - 02:04 PM
Thread Name: Freemasonry and Sword Dancing
Subject: RE: Freemasonry and Sword Dancing
Well as Organist (concertinist) of a Lodge I have never seen ,played or heard of any links to Sword Dancing. There are a number of ancient rituals however , which are off shoots of Masonry, Knights Templar being one of them and one can be a Freemason ,but not necessarily know the other rituals that exist.So there could be a link but it may be an obscure one.
It is one of the interesting features of Freemasonry, to find out these different rituals if you so wish and why it is more interesting to go through the ceremony rather than be told what it is all about before you take part. Hence the secrecy. Rather like reading an Agatha Christie novel after someone has told you who did it.
Al