Bio - Philosophy is at the core of what Robert is after. Having grown up in Italy and being exposed to the culture and much of the renaissance art and literature, Freemasonry became a natural place for him to gravitate toward. He is an avid musician and writer. He’s written for several print magazines and blogs on subjects ranging from Firearms and Medical Ethics to Theology and Comparative Religions. Robert's primary studies are in philosophy and mathematics. He also holds an honorary Doctorate Degree in Philosophy in Religion. Currently, Robert works as an executive in the medical industry. He received his degrees from Waukegan Lodge No. 78, becoming Worshipful Master in 2014. He’s since served as both a District Education Officer and a District Deputy Grand Master. He currently serves on the Grand Lodge of Illinois' Education Committee and is the Grand Superintendant for the Allied Masonic Degrees for Illinois. He is also the author of How to Charter a Lodge: A No-Nonsense, Unsanctioned Guide and co-author of It's Business Time: Adapting a Corporate Path for Freemasonry, and The Master's Word, A Short Treatise on the Light, the Word and the Self. He has also republished other various works.
Travel - Willing to travel anywhere in state up to 25 miles at no cost. Needs two-week notice. More that 25 miles travel may require mileage.
He can be contacted by emailing him direct at:
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www.wcypodcast.com - "Whence Came You?" Podcast
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!
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.
I'll explore the legend of the Ark of the Covenant, historical facts, it's relationship to Freemasonry and of course it's occult significance.
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.
This lecture explores the entire concept of the Lost Word. What it is, the divine secret, it's history in countless religions and dares to bridge the gap between myth and science. In this lecture we begin to dive into the world of quantum physics where we find a key to the Lost Word and finally another key to the Revelation.
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Designed to be a beginning look into the deeper mysteries of Freemasonry. Ideal for a lodge that needs exposure to the concept of "esoteric Masonry". Schools of wisdom, hidden symbolism and hints at an ultimate Revelation are explored.
1 Hour 30 Minutes
This fun and intriguing exploration defines cultural and religious ideas of life and death, examines the science behind the world we live in and what we perceive as reality. Myths, dogma, mathematical theory and proven science converge, giving the audience proof positive through Aristotelian method, of infinite consciousness, life after death, and even manifesting reality. By the end of this lecture, you'll have no doubt of how to achieve immortality in the truest sense.
1 Hour 30 Minutes
In this one, I focus on what you need to do to establish yourself as an authority in Masonic writing. Pitfalls to avoid. How to stop critiques before they happen.
This lecture teaches lodges what's needed and what's seen as important in the 21st century in Freemasonry. How to connect, how to be seen, how to be discovered and staying relevant in the digital world. Optional work shops on social media, web site creation etc can be scheduled
In this original presentation developed for SRICF, I discuss the vision of John of Patmos and the End of Times. We'll also examine additional points of view driven by the looking at cosmology and the beginnings of time.
Freemasons and occultists fondly speak of and revere this apparent titan of the mystical. This presentation exposes him for who he was--a monster.
In this ninety-minute presentation, I will help the group engage in a dialogue where we’ll explore the Masonic ritual in terms of personal experiences. Participants will consider questions like, “How do I express my free will without infringing on the free will of others?” or “How do the duties of the Tyler help me in my day-to-day life?“ This talk will give each Brother a simple, repeatable process consisting of silent introspection, written reflection, and verbal dialogue with others that they can use to make deep, personal connections to the Craft’s symbolism. This process will enable every Freemason to improve their understanding of self and their relationships with others.
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. Buckle up!
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