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This is a podcast which is for Freemasons and anyone who wants to know more about Freemasonry. Hosted by Robert Johnson, a member of several appendant bodies within Freemasonry. The show features a weekly episode where Masonic papers are read and discussed, famous Freemasons are explored and Masonic news is shared. Freemasonry for today.
 
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This week, we look at society's decline through perhaps one of the most influential platforms in our lives today--social media. Brother Greg Knot talks about this issue and how Freemasonry can bring society back together. Then we've got a brand-new segment from Brother Matt Gallagher. In his segment on Practical Freemasonry, he talks about just wha…
 
This week, we talk about the magic in ritual. Is it truly magic, or is it a psychological change that rearranges how man thinks about life? In this great piece from Brother Akram R. Elias, PGM, we talk about the "magic" of ritual. Then, we'll hear the tale of William Dodd. A Freemason who got into some trouble, forged his signature in order to pay …
 
This week, as we travel through the year Masonically, sometimes things become a little laid back--things become not exciting, and then one day, our thumbs stop scrolling. We see something inspiring, and that's just what Brother Randy Sanders has in store for us as he talks about inspiring events happening in Freemasonry. What could it mean for all …
 
This week, we ask the question, what is moral courage? How many of us have moral courage in the lodge room? Can we stand up for what's right regardless of who is infringing on the rules of Freemasonry? Then, we'll hear the story of one of the most prolific computer programmers ever to be on this planet in an all-new Masonic Minute from Ill. Bro. St…
 
Does Freemasonry have a mascot? If it had a mascot, What would it look like? What would it represent? What does it send as a message to the outside community? Then, we’ll talk about the origin of the human species. What traits does the Homo sapien have, and how did they lead to our current state of modern survival and comfort? And likewise, what ar…
 
This week we explore what the New Age Magazine once thought about Martian life and how to communicate with Mars. A Masonic magazine talking about communications with Mars? That's right. We'll be shooting for the stars as we check out this awesome article from Dr. John Bozeman. Then, we hear from Illustrious Brother Steven L. Harrison as he gives us…
 
Join us this week for an incredible interview with Brothers Dago and Ian of the Fraternal Review! In this episode, we discuss the results of the latest book poll, "The Best Masonic Books of the Millennium...so far." We also have a candid conversation about the role of literature in Masonic culture and the importance of recognizing what today's Free…
 
This week we explore a conundrum about Lodges. For those of us out there who have no specific dogma in our religions, if we even have one, could Lodge be considered a church? We'll explore this question in great detail. Then, what do female hummingbirds and their flashy feathers have to do with Freemasonry? Here's a clue, flashy colors equals lapel…
 
This week, we ask the question, “Is honesty the best policy? Or is there something else?” Then, we hear about an organized protest in 1874 from the nefarious Ezra A. Cook. What was he protesting, and why? We’ll dive into this and uncover the proverbial storm over a corner laying ceremony. All this and a little bit more in this episode of “Whence Ca…
 
This week, we continue the conversation about ritual--its importance and meaning, as we read a piece from New York Mason. In it, he reveals the secrets of past rituals and rites, what those rites of passages do for modern and contemporary society, and mostly lays bare one of the greatest threats to Craft Freemasonry. Then we'll hear from Ill. Bro. …
 
This week – we have a special guest, Bro. Cesar Rubio, the host of the new Masonic podcast Masonic Muscle. Bro. Cesar has a unique angle—personal health and fitness as it relates to Freemasonry and building our Temple. Personal health, followed by a relentless push for success—Bro Cesar and I have an aggressive conversation the likes of which we’ve…
 
This week we ask just what it takes for you to commit to going back to Lodge. Greg not applies some tough filters to his lodge experience. Then, Brother Randy Sanders asks, “When's the last time you had a festive board for the heck of it?” He's got some great recommendations and I'll give you some of my own personal insights on the festive board ev…
 
This week, a recent 3,000-year-old inscription was found in Israel. A name is produced. What is the history of this name? And what's its connection with Freemasonry? Then we'll hear from Illustrious Brother Steven L. Harrison in an all-new Masonic Minute. We all hear that George Washington won the presidency unanimously--but is that factually corre…
 
This week we have news—an ancient play of initiation is coming back to life! Then We’ll get into the education--get in a time machine and heading back to the first time Midnight Freemason contributor Darin Lahners goes to the East—over and over again. We’ll explore the history of the often confounded Tracing Boards & Trestle Boards. We’ll wrap it u…
 
This week, we take a look at death. What are some of the oldest death rituals we have in the archaeological record? What happens when you die, and you don't follow a particular religion? We're all familiar with what funerals look like in the Western world, but what do they look like everywhere else? And finally, what is a Masonic funeral service? A…
 
This week, we discuss a new technology for time. How does time affect our minds, and how do our minds affect how we live? Then, we're going to hear from Illustrious Brother Steven L. Harrison in an all-new Masonic Minute--what exactly was the Star and Garter? Here's a clue, it's not the Star-Spangled Banner, as many passively assume. Then, we'll he…
 
This week, Unified Aerial Phenomena, UFOs extraterrestrials, and Freemasonry. What do these three topics have in common? Has the recent hoopla about UAPs got you thinking about what would happen if disclosure occurs? Then, we talk about the most recent holiday Father's Day, which coincided with the Summer Solstice--the longest day of the year. What…
 
This week we finish up an article we started a few weeks ago about the Great Pyramid and initiation. It asks the question we all want to know, “Does Masonry hold the answers to life's problems?” Then we hear a pitch for a brand new fraternity, in 1928--the Fraternity of Osiris, Temple of Memphis. What could this new fraternity offer America in the …
 
Join us this week as we have a shorter episode--We're behind the scenes with the guys of Esotericon and some immediate reporting on how the event went. The dates for the next Esotericon have been announced! Listen and find out all the details. We close it out with an awesome Masonic Minute with Ill. Bro. Harrison! Ancient Modern Initiation: Special…
 
This week, we continue an article on the Great Pyramids at Giza and discuss their significance and their possible use. Can we reconcile the pyramids as both a place of initiation and burial? Then we're going to dive into the science of colors. We search for meaning in the colors of Freemasonry. What do the colors blue, red, yellow, and green even m…
 
This week, we talk about tattoos as a ritual. How old are the oldest tattoo tools? How old are the oldest tattoos? And what does the whole process have to do with the rite of passage? Then we'll hear from Illustrious Brother Steven L. Harrison in this week's Masonic Minute. The Masonic wedding-- is that really a thing? Finally, we'll wrap it up wit…
 
This week, we take a look at a gleaming book review of the Master's Word, something I found absolutely humbling. Then we look at some modern scientific discoveries in the realm of astronomy. What can the age of stars tell us about a ten billion-year-old collision of galaxies? Who were some famous astronomers who also happened to be Freemasons? Fina…
 
This week, we ask the question, why should you not push somebody into that officer's chair? Or maybe you should—if you want to burn them out quick. Then, we'll hear from ILL. Brother, Steven L. Harrison, as he tells us about the bicentennial of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. You'll never believe where that first building was located. Next up, joining…
 
This week we talk about the revolution of the Masonic Convention. What's the real benefit to a Masonic convention? Is there a future for such events? Next, we will finish our adventure in reading Ancient and Modern Initiation by Max Heindel with Part 2, Chapter 7 The Stigmata, and the Crucifixion. What is the Stigmata? And what do occultist feel IN…
 
This week we explore the MCME. What actually is it? Is there a future for Grand Lodge sanctioned or regional Masonic education events? Then we'll ask the question, “Why are we even here?” as we explore one mason's view on that topic. We’ll wrap it up with a brand new Masonic Minute featuring Jimmy Doolittle by Steven L. Harrison. All this and more.…
 
Join us this week with special guest PD Newman! RJ and PD talk about his much anticipated new book, Angels in Vermillion: The Philosopher's Stone, From Dee to DMT. The talk gets into all things alchemy as PD gives us a history of what could possibly be the true 'thing' the Alchemists were after and even how PD suspects the acacia got into the Mason…
 
This week we look at the issues of being too literal or too allegorical. Then I’ll read a piece about getting back involved after a 6-year break. Illustrious Bro. Harrison stops by for an all-new Masonic Minute. What can he teach us about respect and honor? Finally, we’ll wrap it all up with Part 2, Chapter 6 of Max Heindel’s Antient and Modern Ini…
 
This week we ask the question, “Are the Knight Templar truly Masonic?” We've got a great article that comes direct from the Knight Templar magazine. There are many split opinions on this topic. We attempt to answer them in this episode. Then we're going to dive right back into Max Heindel’s, Ancient and Modern Initiation, Part 2, Chapter 5. The Las…
 
This week we unveil the coolest contest ever. Then we're going to dive into the history of the ritual. Where the heck does it come from? Who came first? Thomas Smith Webb? Preston? Anderson? I don't know, but we're going to find out. Then there is a little knock at the door. Who is it? It's Steve L Harrison, the Illustrious Brother who brings us th…
 
This week we hear from Steven L. Harrison. What absurd questions do non-Masons ask Masons? Steve tells us his three most experienced queries. Then we’ll get insight into the man who inspired the Masonic Legacy Society. Who is John E. Fetzer? Was he a Mason? And what was his driving force throughout his life? Finally, we’ll tackle Part 2, chapter 3 …
 
Join us this week as I have a candid conversation with my co-writer/editor, Jon Ruark, on our latest project--The Master's Word: A Short Treatise on the Word, the Light, and the Self. We talk about why we chose the book, what we found most interesting and valuable for people in the 21st century, and about George Plummer himself. Don't miss this spe…
 
This week, we dive back into Ancient and Modern Initiation by Max Heindel, with Part 2, Chapter 2, The Mystic Rite of Baptism. What is so Mystic about baptism? Is baptism even important? And is there such a thing as a cosmic baptism? Then, we're going to dive into the world of ancient knowledge and how it's transmitted. From the Emerald Tablets of …
 
This week we dive into part two of Max Heindel's Ancient and Modern Initiation. Are the terms Immaculate Conception and Annunciation misrepresented in scripture today? Is a tekton more than a builder? Then, we'll hear from Ill. Bro. Harrison in an all-new Masonic Minute. A new school is built, it picked out a name—then abandons the name because it …
 
This week we're taking on a listener requested topic with Brother Joe Martinez about Freemasonry's connection to ideas like ancient aliens, fallen angels, and biblical legends. We'll wrap it up with some big news about Wilmshurst University. Links: The Book of Enoch Wilmshurst University https://wilmshurstuniversity.com Get the new book! How to Cha…
 
This week, we dive into Ancient and Modern Initiation by Max Heindel as we read the final chapter in part one, chapter 6, The New Moon and Initiation. According to this chapter, what is the key to success, and when are you closest to God? Then an all-new Masonic Minute with Ill. Bro. Steven L. Harrison. You've heard the stories about various people…
 
Join us this week with a special returning guest, Brother Gerald Fortune! Gerald called me on the phone and said we had to talk about America, its direction, and the observation effect as it pertains to the future of the Great Experiment. In this episode, we talk about the weaponization of goodness, the Negative Confessions in Egyptian Spirituality…
 
This week we speak with Past Master Matt Johnson, the curator of FreemasonMarketing.com. Matt tells why he created a dedicated site to provide free tools for every Masonic Lodge to get found in the new century. Plus, we have an all-new Masonic Minute with Illustrious Bro. Steven L. Harrison. Don't miss it! Links: Freemason Marketing https://www.fre…
 
This week, we consider a flower and a man's symbolic nature as we dive into chapter five of Max Heindel's Ancient and Modern Initiation. Then we'll read a piece from the New Age magazine, the Scottish Rite Southern Jurisdiction's publication from 1917--a love letter to the brain of man! All this and more--stay tuned. Links Get the new book! How to …
 
This week--chapter 4 of Ancient and Modern Initiation by Max Heindel, The Ark of the Covenant. What was it? How did a voice emanate from a cloud between two cherubim? What is the Ark concerning the human body? Then we'll have a brand new Masonic Minute with Illustrious Brother Harrison, as he tells us little known facts about Brother Nat King Cole.…
 
This week we continue our look at Max Heindel's Ancient and Modern Initiation as we tackle chapter three. We'll talk about the east room of the Temple and what it contained. The Golden Candle Stick, The Table of Shewbread, and The Altar of Incense. Then we're going to go into the Allied Masonic Degrees archives and read a paper on sacred geometry f…
 
This week, did my computer totally explode? Maybe! Did it erase all my files? Who knows? After we hear the full story there, we'll move on to a very special Masonic Minute this week--all about the Missouri Lodge of Research. What is it? When was it formed? What was its history? Then we're going to hear about one of your biggest pet peeves, those ri…
 
This week we're continuing Max Heindel's Ancient and Modern Initiation as we read chapter 2, The Brazen Altar and Laver. What does the Brazen Altar symbolize? What was the Laver? And how is it related to Atlantis? Then, an all-new Masonic Minute with Ill. Bro. Steven L. Harrison. What if a Brother was a leader of a country and banned Freemasonry, a…
 
This week we're cracking open two pieces from way back in the 1920s. First up, ancient and modern initiation. We begin this week by looking at Max Heindel’s work explaining initiation rites and rituals throughout history. The first in a multipart series. We'll tackle the ideas of the Atlantean mystery temple--the Tabernacle in the Wilderness and so…
 
This week we read an article from Steve Harrison when he asks, “What exactly does hold the universe together? And will it be around forever?” Then, we'll hear from Ill. Bro. Harrison in his all-new Masonic Minute segment-- this week, a love story. Then, we're going to wrap it all up when we talk about the similarities between Freemasonry and Raja Y…
 
This week, I read a letter from my own Area Deputy Grandmaster on the Humanity of Being Brothers. What did we do is kids that we don't do today? Then we'll take a look at a bizarre experiment done at Stanford University-- The prison experiment. We explore the roles of Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude, and Justice have in such an experiment and what …
 
This week, I talk to two Brothers 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 the facts about how to actually grow Freemasonry, what can we say? Has Freemasonry forgotten about an ent…
 
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 Ms. Harriet Martineau,…
 
This week we explore concepts of Masonic leadership using three architects in a paper by brother Doyle Freeman. The “sharing leader,” “the reconciling leader,” “the building leader,” which do you represent? Then we open up another chapter in Alphonse Cerza’s virtual book on Freemasonry when he talks about Masonry's most valuable asset. Is it philos…
 
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 mo…
 
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? What does Masonic unemployment mean for the profits of a Lodge? Then, We’ll read a piece from a Past Grand Master of Michigan, as he gives a…
 
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