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Some people think Freemasonry is on the decline, not if we have anything to say about it! Join On the Level Podcast as we explore that Esoteric side of Freemasonry. We talk about the inner workings of our Fraternity, how to apply it's teachings to your every day life to become a better man, and general current events. Join our host and guests as we explore Freemasonry together and bring our ancient craft into the modern age!

On The Level Podcast Christopher Burns

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Some people think Freemasonry is on the decline, not if we have anything to say about it! Join On the Level Podcast as we explore that Esoteric side of Freemasonry. We talk about the inner workings of our Fraternity, how to apply it's teachings to your every day life to become a better man, and general current events. Join our host and guests as we explore Freemasonry together and bring our ancient craft into the modern age!

    Brother Kevin Oatman: A Mason's Fusion of Fitness, Service, and Self-Discovery

    Brother Kevin Oatman: A Mason's Fusion of Fitness, Service, and Self-Discovery

    Embark on an extraordinary journey with Brother Kevin Oatman of Manatee Lodge No. 31, who shares his tale of meshing the worlds of Freemasonry and fitness into one fulfilling life pursuit. His military discipline and nurturing spirit shine through our discussion, presenting an individual who epitomizes service and personal development. Experiencing Brother Oatman's storied past, we uncover the rich tapestry of his life, from the powerful influence of F3 Nation workouts to the profound camaraderie found within the Masonic brotherhood.

    Our conversation threads through poignant personal histories, unearthing the transformative power of understanding one's heritage. The episode takes you through the complexities of identity, as our guest opens up about growing up as a Vietnamese adoptee in America, and the introspective clarity running provides. The narratives run deep, exposing the undercurrents of cultural acceptance and the ongoing battle against stereotypes, all while painting a picture of the resilience and gratitude that propels our guest forward in life.

    As the dialogue unfolds, we cast a light on the harmonious interplay between faith and fraternity, showcasing the enrichment of personal beliefs within Freemasonry. We invite listeners to contemplate the enriching effects of travel on the mind and how embracing diverse perspectives can forge stronger bonds and inspire growth. Finally, we celebrate the legacy of the Masonic tradition, sharing stories of overcoming adversity and the indelible marks members leave within their lodges. Join us for this heartfelt exploration of leadership, dedication, and the unwavering ties that bind the Masonic community.
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    Illuminating the Bonds of Masonic Brotherhood with W:. David Finkelstein

    Illuminating the Bonds of Masonic Brotherhood with W:. David Finkelstein

    Embark with me, W:. Chris Burns, on a captivating journey into the heart of Freemasonry, where the venerable Worshipful David Finkelstein, Worshipful Master of Liberty Lodge number 412, unveils the transformative power of this esteemed fraternity. Witness as we unravel the mysteries of Masonic rituals, revealing their secret influences on personal growth and global democracy. Our exchange not only honors the discreet contributions of its members but also magnifies the enduring bonds of brotherhood that transcend time and space.

    Through a series of enlightening conversations, David and I traverse the profound realms of brotherly love, the handling of conflict with compassion, and the symbolic lessons that lie at Freemasonry's core. Our dialogue ventures into the historical tapestry of the craft, linking arms with titans of the Enlightenment and the founding fathers who shaped our modern world. Each chapter becomes a mosaic piece, depicting the fraternity's commitment to fostering learning, leadership, and the pursuit of wisdom.

    As the episode draws to a close, we beseech seasoned Masons and novices alike to foster the flames of fellowship. David imparts a heartfelt message on the crucial role of mentorship and inclusivity, urging us to extend our hands to newcomers, thus fortifying the pillars of the brotherhood. Tune in for an episode rich with tradition, intellectual curiosity, and an impassioned plea for unity in a world that often forgets the strength found in unity.

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    The Art of Masonic Leadership and Global Brotherhood with Guest Mark Tishman

    The Art of Masonic Leadership and Global Brotherhood with Guest Mark Tishman

    Joining me today is Worshipful Master Mark Tishman, hailing from the sun-soaked 23rd Masonic District of Florida, to shed light on the profound transitions in Masonic leadership. With Mark, we unravel the intricate dance of stepping into the role of Worshipful Master, embracing the mantle of responsibility while etching a meaningful legacy. We navigate the nuances of leadership that transcends the pursuit of titles, delving into how Masonic values steer charitable actions, such as Mark's exemplary initiative to nourish the homeless with food from our lodge.

    Our conversation meanders through the storied history of Sarasota's Masonic lodges, where the echoes of the past resonate through the walls of Builders Lodge and the preserved efforts of Brother Dale Jackson. We pay tribute to the intertwining paths that gave rise to Phoenix Lodge and the revered portraits of past Masters, each telling a tale of commitment and vision. The dialogue takes a turn towards the role of Past Masters Advisory Council, striking a balance between venerating seasoned wisdom and invigorating the lodge with fresh perspectives, all while weaving the fabric of a diverse and welcoming brotherhood.

    Venture with us beyond the familiar thresholds of local lodges to the captivating encounters of international Masonic travels. From North Carolina's mountainous charm to the vibrant traditions of a Cape Town lodge, the episodes of warmth and brotherhood experienced around the globe are shared. These narratives not only shape our understanding of service and diversity but also reaffirm the unbreakable bonds of our fraternity. As we wrap up, I impart some reflections for my fellow Masons, encouraging us to carry the guiding light from our lodges into the vast expanse of our daily lives, radiating a positive influence across the global canvas.
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    W:. Timothy Ferdon on DeMolay International Masonic Youth Organization

    W:. Timothy Ferdon on DeMolay International Masonic Youth Organization

    Join the camaraderie as Worshipful Timothy Ferdon, a distinguished Freemason, returns to our airwaves, sharing pearls of wisdom from his new position within DeMolay's District 5. As we reminisce about the enduring legacy of Hillsboro Lodge number 25 in Florida, our conversation unravels the profound influence of Masonic principles on the young minds of DeMolay and the timeless virtues of leadership that bind the brotherhood together. Our exchange is more than just a nod to tradition; it's a candid unveiling of the impact these values have in sculpting the leaders of tomorrow.

    Ever wondered what it's like to be part of a Masonic lodge's social fabric? Prepare for a hearty laugh as Timothy and I recount the lighter, and sometimes clumsier, moments of fraternity life, including a near mishap with a Tesla charger that could have made for a shocking story! We also delve into the gravity of guiding volunteer organizations like the Masons, where the essence of servant leadership and the significance of mentorship are as pivotal as the allegorical trowel and compass.

    Wrapping up our time with Timothy, we acknowledge the power of nurturing leadership in young men through DeMolay, drawing a fascinating parallel to the discipline of mastering Dungeons & Dragons. Yes, even the strategic play and storytelling of a fantasy game like D&D can mirror the skills fostered within the Masonic realm. As a curtain falls on this episode, we extend our deepest gratitude for the shared wisdom and invite you to stay tuned for more enlightening conversations where the bonds of brotherhood and the quest for personal growth continue to be the cornerstone of our discourse.

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    The Digital Evolution of Freemasonry with Jonathan Greene

    The Digital Evolution of Freemasonry with Jonathan Greene

    Embark on a journey to a galaxy far, far away and the final frontier with our latest episode, where we ignite the debate between Star Wars and Star Trek. Feel the rush of nostalgia and inspiration as we reminisce over the heroic fantasies of Star Wars and the societal insights of Star Trek, tying them back to the meticulous craft of masonry. We also savor the art of cigar appreciation, unwrapping the layers of a quality smoke, and revealing how these simple joys artfully weave into the fabric of our lives.

    Joining me is Jonathan Greene, an entrepreneur and author who masterfully dissects the art of marketing and the psychology behind consumer behavior. Jonathan highlights the counterintuitive success found through embracing failure, drawing wisdom from his books "The Fail Formula" and "Virtually Unstoppable." I'll share tales from the trenches of A/B testing, the crucial emotional connections in marketing, and how nurturing client relationships mirrors personal ones. We're also lifting the veil on modernizing Freemasonry's communication, laughing at my own initiation blunders, and debating the potential of digital platforms for a fraternity steeped in tradition.

    As we close, we ponder the challenges faced by Freemasonry in the digital age, discussing the power of storytelling to redefine its public image and contemplating the potential of Freemasonry in fostering global unity. Whether discussing SEO for Masonic lodges or the universal themes of risk-taking and mentorship, we connect the dots between the personal journey and the broader currents of change. We're not just examining the craft's symbols and rituals; we're strategizing its evolution in a world that's constantly moving online. Tune in for a heartfelt, thought-provoking conversation that just might inspire you to take your own leap of faith.

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    Revelations from a Newly Raised Master Mason with Brother Matt Stone

    Revelations from a Newly Raised Master Mason with Brother Matt Stone

    Ever wondered about the labyrinthine paths of Freemasonry? Well, buckle up! Our latest On The Level podcast episode, with the spirited newly raised Master Mason, Matt Stone, dissects the fraternal tapestry with a sly wink and a firm handshake. We're tossing the keys to the inner sanctum your way as Matt recounts his electrifying leap into Masonic life, juggling the Junior Deacon's truncheon with the nurturing demands of family and faith. All the while, we size up the hilariously misconceived notions of secret world rulership that some believe we're cooking up alongside our lasagna.

    As we sail through the tempest of Masonic mentorship and educational pursuits, we reveal the pearls and perils that lurk beneath the surface. From the secret handshake to the public declaration, we dissect the enigma of maintaining a Masonic identity in the business world without crossing ethical lines. The episode is a treasure trove of candid exchanges, from the challenges of Masonic recognition across the globe to the balance beam of hierarchy and equality within our brotherhood. Expect to be regaled with the tales of the camaraderie that shines during lodge cleanups and the sobering reality of conspiracy theories that we, with a touch of theatrical flair, lay bare.

    Wrapping things up, we cast a light on the future of Freemasonry, steeped in tradition yet ever-evolving. Insight is shared on the importance of leaving one's ego at the lodge door, remembering that the jewels and titles are mere symbols, not the essence of our brotherhood. Promoting education and mutual support, we humbly acknowledge that our collective triumphs are what truly elevate the fraternity. So, join us for a generous dose of brotherly banter, wisdom, and the occasional gavel drop, as we chart the course of Masonry's voyage into tomorrow.

    #freemasonry #podcast #bluelodge
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    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

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Simply the best

Hands down, without a doubt, one of the most interesting and compelling podcasts about Masonry. Well worth a listen!

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Not the same without Fred

The early episodes are really good, but when Fred left the show, the program dropped off significantly.

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The Mosster

Started listening from the oldest to the newest. Great show and getting better with every episode.

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