The Tyler’s sword is one of the most iconic symbols of our Ancient Craft, and the sword is carried with pride by various appendant bodies within Masonry. But what is the actual history of swords as they were used in the time of Solomon, the Templars, and the founding of the first lodges? Learn about the role the sword played in human society, and why and how Masonic-specific swords developed in colonial America. Questions are always welcome, and yes, you get to hold the swords.
The Masonic Pubcrawl - Freemasonry in America & it's Colonial Tavern Beginnings-
An examination of Freemasonry as it existed in the days that lead up to America's decree of independence. Exclusive rare documents will blow your mind
From its inception, Freemasonry has maintained a strict policy of only admitting men throughout history. However, notable accounts of women being admitted and initiated as Masons under unusual circumstances have been recorded as factual by multiple Grand Lodges. In the modern day, the United Grand Lodge of England officially states that while they do not admit women, female Freemasons exist and are conducting good work. Who are these women Masons? Attend and find out.
This presentation goes through the "who, what and where" of the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis. Decadent, scandalous and finally, irregular! This presentation is wonderful for lodges looking for interesting history within the Fraternity.
In 1744, George Washington wrote a manual of social rules and etiquette that became his own code of conduct. This lecture will review how these rules impacted Washington's presidency as well as his Masonic life. It will also discuss selected rules in his book and how they can apply to Masons today.
In this lecture, we explore the elements of the Chamber of Reflection. We talk about why they aren't in use any longer. We look at our Grand Lodge stance on the topic and figure out just what we can do in order to make the candidate experience even better.
An in-depth conversation about how the lodge regalia, jewelry, and pins that Masons wear came about. This lecture will discuss how the symbolism of Masonry translated into the physical regalia and jewels worn in lodge, as well as the fascinating history and development of the ubiquitous Masonic rings and pins that are worn by many brothers.
Freemasonry has had a long and complex relationship with Christianity, including the York Rite and Knights Templar. This lecture will discuss the religious overtones of Masons and its complicated past with Christians, Catholics, and other religious institutions.
Freemasons and occultists fondly speak of and revere this apparent titan of the mystical. This presentation exposes him for who he was--a monster.
Many know that Paul Case was a prolific writer and interpreter of the Tarot. His life of service to man goes largely unknown and uncelebrated. Here, we aim to change that.
The philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche changed the world. His approach to individual responsibility and the progress of humanity was stark and uncomforting at times. His idea of a "Perfected Man" the Übermensch, can almost be seen as blasphemous within religious circles, similarly--making oneself better through experience and perspective is exactly what Freemasonry calls us to do and is in simpatico with religious viewpoints. In this lecture--we'll explore these concepts and their interrelations.
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RWB:. John Meek - Keynote Speaker - The Practical Application of Freemasonry