Masonic Education Videos

The Masonic education videos below are designed to be a visually engaging way to inform yourself about the history and culture of Freemasonry. All original documentary films featured here were created by the Grand Lodge of California.

Not Just A Man. A Mason.

How does a good man, become even better? Is about being your best, but knowing you can be even better? This short video shares how for over 300 years, Freemasonry has helped men achieve the best versions of themselves. Watch the video to learn more about Masonry.

Diverse, Yet United: California’s Masonic Mosaic

This video explores the many aspects of California Masonry’s rich cultural influences – from those of the state’s original settlers to new immigrants who have made California their home today. Learn how our fraternity has been shaped by members’ diverse heritages, and how these varied global influences continue to inspire California Masonry today.

The Art of Masonic Education

From floor sketches to tracing boards, Masonic artists over the centuries have produced incredible works to serve as lodge teaching aids. In addition to being artifacts of our fraternity, many of these pieces are treasures of the art world. This video explores the history and significance of art in Masonic education from the 18th century to today, as told by historians, Masonic scholars, and the artists themselves.

The Holy Writings

This video explores the many aspects of California Masonry’s rich cultural influences – from those of the state’s original settlers to new immigrants who have made California their home today. Learn how our fraternity has been shaped by members’ diverse heritages, and how these varied global influences continue to inspire California Masonry today.

Emblems of Innocence and Honor: The Masonic Apron

Described as a Mason’s “badge” and an emblem of innocence, the apron provides a link to Freemasonry’s historical roots. This video documentary short, produced by the Masonic Grand Lodge of California and the Henry Wilson Coil Library and Museum of Freemasonry, offers new insight into one of Masonry’s most treasured ritual garments.

From Darkness to Light

In 2011, the Grand Lodge of California started a contest and asked Brethren all across California what Freemasonry means to them. The Brothers of Culver City Foshay Lodge #467 created this video to share what Masonry means to them, and they were awarded the Grand Prize of the contest. Watch this video to learn more about what they had to say about the Craft.

Entered Apprentice – 1st Degree

The first degree in Freemasonry is also referred to as the Entered Apprentice Degree. The following masonic education videos share more information about the first degree of Masonry. Watch to learn more.

Rough and Perfect Ashlars

What distinguishes Freemasonry from other organizations?

Three Great Lights

Four Cardinal Virtues

The Lambskin Apron

Freemasonry in the Media

Interested in learning more about Freemasonry in media? The following videos are various interviews and documentaries created by various news sources and the media. Watch the videos below to learn more.

What It’s Like To Be A Freemason?

In 2018, Business Insider spoke to three Masons at the United Grand Lodge of England, the governing Masonic body of Freemasonry in England.  The Business Insider news crew asked the three Masons about how they were introduced to Freemasonry, as well as, what their initiation ceremonies were like, and what perks they receive as members.

The Secret World of Female Freemasonry

In 2017, the BBC created a short documentary on Freemasonry for women in the United Kingdom (UK). Just like in Freemasonry for men, the secrets of Female Freemasonry are held in the highest regard. The view of the universal appeal for both men and women in Freemasonry is shared in greater detail in an article published on Freemasonry for Women.