Whence Came You? - Freemasonry discussed and Masonic research for today's Freemason
Whence Came You? - Freemasonry discussed and Masonic research for today's Freemason
Robert Johnson
Today's Freemasonry through Masonic research papers of the past and present. Discussions on the Fraternity through modern technology made accessible to both Freemasons and men interested in Freemasonry.
Whence Came You? - 0472 - Selling Freemasonry
This week, I talk to two Bros who are expert marketers in the real world. I ask them hard questions about our time-honored slogans. As we get in the weeds of what Freemasonry encompasses, startling revelations manifest. When confronted with facts about how to actually grow the Craft, what can we say? Has Freemasonry forgotten about an entire generation? And ultimately, we confront some hard truths. Plus an all-new Masonic Minute with Ill. Bro. Harrison.
Nov 22
1 hr 43 min
Whence Came You? - 0471 - Your Last Degree
This week, we dive into the illustrated symbols of Freemasonry. Do they represent elements of the consciousness? Then, we'll read a poem that allows us to reflect on our own mortality. Are we building that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens? Finally, we'll wrap it up with a piece that aims to shed some light on a miss Harriet Martineau, in her retrospect of the western travels, when she relates the tale of a pirate who was also a Brother. All this and more. Stay Tuned.
Nov 15
29 min
Whence Came You? - 0470 - Secrecy is a Working Tool
This week we explore concepts of Masonic leadership using three architects. Which do you represent? Then, Masonry's most valuable asset. Is it philosophy? Is it a search for truth? Is it just…friendship? Bro. Harrison stops by with an amazing ep of the Masonic Minute. Baseball legend Mordecai Brown--did a childhood accident keep him from joining the Masons and create the greatest pitcher baseball has ever known? Lastly, the symbol of secrecy in Masonry. Does its secret relate to the law of attraction?
Nov 8
59 min
Whence Came You? - 0469 - Fellow > Master
This week we explore a piece by Joseph Fort Newton. What does he have to say about a Lodge that simply makes Masons? Then we read a short article from Brother Steven E Patrick. Is there a history of tracing boards on beer mugs? We’ll wrap it up with a piece that explores the early days of Masonry—Apprentice, Masters, then Fellows? Was the Fellow more important than the Master? Find out this and a whole lot more in this episode coming right up. Stay tuned!
Nov 1
41 min
Whence Came You? - 0468 - A Working Member
This week. we hear from one of the founders of the Illinois Lodge of Research, Alphonse Cerza, in his piece titled, “Work, Work, Work.” What does the American way of life have in parallel to the Masonic Lodge? Then, We’ll read a piece from a PGM of Michigan, as he gives a parable of a Cherry Tree. Each branch of a tree-- a tree that represents Freemasonry where each branch represents an independent body. What other parallels can we draw? Find out this, and a whole lot more, coming right up. Stay Tuned
Oct 25
37 min
Whence Came You? - 0467 - Freemasonry: Doing What We Say We Do
This week, we talk about Leo Tolstoy, author of War and Peace. Was he a Freemason or did he just know a lot? Then we'll take a look at an exclusive piece from the Midnight Freemasons, published by Bro. Darin Lahners. He asks the important question, does Freemasonry develop talent? Why are Grand Lodges everywhere raving about this article? You'll have to listen to find out. Stay tuned!
Oct 18
33 min
Whence Came You? - 0466 - In Search of the Elohim
This week. We take apart the word, Elohim. We ask the question, where does it come from? Could it have hidden meanings? Then, we hear the exciting and bizarre conclusion to William Wirt, the first anti-Masonic party nominee. What would you do if you got a phone call asking if you wanted William Wirt's head? We follow it up with some great perspectives from brother Thomas Williams in his new piece, Redefining the 3 Great Pillars. Lastly, we'll wrap it up with some psychology. All this and more, stay tuned!
Oct 11
37 min
Whence Came You? - 0465 - In Defense of Appendant Bodies
This week, In Defense of Appendant Organizations: settling the competition with the Lodges. Then, the wildly bizarre tale of William Wirt-- the anti-masonic parties choice to run for president--who was a brother? We'll reminisce a little bit about some of my feelings in relation to going to Grand Lodge sessions… maybe we're not going. We'll wrap it up with a great piece on platonic idealism and why it matters right now in this moment of history. Don't Miss it!
Oct 4
46 min
Whence Came You? - 0464 - The 4th Part of a Circle: Astrological Edition Pt. 2
This week we finish up the series on the 4th Part of the Circle. We move from the astrological into the lodge and the unity of all people. Then we hear from Brian L. Pettice 33˚. What exactly is the rough ashlar and are we truly working on or just back-patting?  All this and more! Stay tuned!
Sep 27
28 min
Whence Came You? - 0463 - The 4th Part of a Circle: Astrological Edition
This week, we explore the idea of the “fourth part of a circle.” Much is talked about in the ritual on this, but it's never really explained in depth. This week we’ll talk about it, and explore the astrological ideas it might contain, in the first part of this two-part series. Stay tuned!
Sep 20
42 min
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