NCRL / Northern California Research Lodge

The only thing that

  • I know is I do not know

  • I pursue is knowledge

  • I seek is light


We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.



Join The Northern California Research Lodge at its regular Stated Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of March, May, September and November at 7PM at the San Francisco Scottish Rite Center, together with additional special events including our annual John L. Cooper III Fellowship of the Northern California Research Lodge.
Northern California Research Lodge - The Graduate School of Freemasonry.

A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.

Will Rogers

Research Papers

This link contains the research papers of NCRL.

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.

Joseph Fort Newton

By Laws

This link contains the By-Laws of our Lodge, which is our duty to see carefully and punctually executed, and from time to time to cause its contents to be read, that none may remain ignorant of the precepts it enjoins, or of the ordinances which it promulgates. By Laws.

The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.

Mark Twain

Petition for Affiliation

Any regular Master Mason is welcome to petition to join our Lodge. Please click to download the. Application for Affiliation.

War is waste. It is unreason. It settles nothing. It is devolution, not evolution. It is not the survival of the fittest, but the sacrifice of the best.

Joseph Fort Newton

Market Place

Follow this link for all dues and other online purchases for the Northern California Research Lodge.

The only way on earth to multiply happiness is to divide it.

Paul Scherer


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Find Us

  • The Northern California Research Lodge
    San Francisco Scottish Rite 2850 19th Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94132-1602
  • Lodge Secretary