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Brethren, Sisters & Visitors:
Greetings everyone! Before I introduce myself, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and offer my gratitude to Brother Ralph Olmholt for his dedication and excellent work in starting and electronically filing the books on freemasonry and fraternalism that we have and enjoy here at Phoenixmasonry.
These books are an invaluable source of information for the individual; freemason or not, seeking knowledge about the craft. Brother Olmholt, your work here lives forever! I thank you!
So now, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Brother Johnny T. Asher and it is my pleasure to step into the position of your new librarian of Phoenixmasonry. I know the importance of this library first hand as I used the ebooks here to study the craft as I was making the decision to petition my lodge to become a Mason. I studied books here for almost 2 years as well as physical books about freemasonry to learn as much as I could so that I would be a more valuable member of my lodge even as an Entered Apprentice.
It is also by means of Phoenixmasonry and the guest book here that I was introduced to members of the lodge I belong to ( Lodge Athena #2009, Salt Lake City, Utah) so I know the importance of Phoenixmasonry, and I am hopeful to make a positive difference to this site and to you, the searcher of knowledge and truth as you achieve your own goals of education about our craft.
As well as being your librarian, I also am also the administrator of the website "My Personal Views On Pike's Morals and Dogma" located at masonicme.com where I post 3-4 pages of Morals and Dogma by Albert Pike per week, and offer my own interpretations and commentary on the text. This is a great way to read Pike's immortal work, and with almost 1000 views in it's first month of existence, it seems to have filled a need, and I am humbled to offer this service.
Thank-you for choosing to read the ebooks here. It is my vision that this endeavor will strengthen your bond with freemasonry as you become more informed about your decision to join the craft, or as a Mason, answer questions about the craft that you love and cherish. ~Johnny T. Asher, MM