Logos Lodge focuses on the journey of becoming a Mason and exploring the human potential within the bounds of Freemasonry. We in turn search for those essential truths of wisdom that connect all of humanity.
Logos is a word whose origins stretch back some 2,500 years to Ancient Greece. There, the philosopher Heraclitus used it to refer to a principle of order and knowledge, or of the fundamental laws that govern the universe through human perception and creation. Other philosophers used the term similarly but in different ways. Aristotle applied the term to refer to "reasoned discourse" or "the argument" in the field of rhetoric. The Stoic philosophers identified the term with the divine animating principle pervading the Universe. The Gospel of John identifies the Logos, through which all things are made, as divine and further identifies Jesus Christ as the incarnate Logos. The concept of Logos in Sufism is used to relate the "Uncreated" (God) to the "Created" (man). Although the term "Logos" is widely used in this religious sense, in academic circles it often refers to the various ancient Greek uses, or to post-Christian uses within contemporary philosophy and the analytical psychology of Carl Jung.
We chose Logos as the name of our Lodge to reflect the desire to return to the roots of mankind's search for meaning and understanding. Two of the most important historical examples of this search were the Age of Enlightenment during the 18th century, and Ancient Greece, a major source of Western philosophy and rationalism.