Wychwood Lodge

No. 2414

Burford Freemasons


Wychwood Lodge

No. 2414

Did you Know?

Saturday, 3 February 2018 16:46

Did you know that JK Rowling took inspiration for the sign of the deathly hallows from the film The Man Who Be King?

This excellent film was based on a short story written by Rudyard Kippling. It is known that Rudyard Kipling was made a mason in 1885 at the age of just 20 at The Lodge of Hope and Perseverance No. 782 in Lehore, India, forwhich he required special dispensation, being underage. The lodge no longer exists, as after Partition, the lodge was situated in Pakistan, and in 1972 Pakistan  placed a ban on all foreign organizations including Fremasonry.  

It is splendid to read "Something of Myself” by Rudyard Kipling in which de describes "decorating the bare walls of the Masonic Hall with hangings after the prescription of King Solomon's Temple" and meeting members of many different religious faiths, including Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and Jews. Freemasonry was then, as it is now, a truly inter-religious organisation.