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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? - Freemasonry discussed and Masonic research for today's Freemason Robert Johnson

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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.

    True Freedom

    True Freedom

    The Holiday of July 4th, Independence Day, is upon us. A holiday that has its roots and foundations in the ideas of freedom, liberty, and more. We’ll explore what writer and philosopher Thomas Payne had to say about American independence. We’ll then explore what Freemasonry has to do during its ritual work with the idea of freedom. We'll talk about the reason for the War of Independence—and what we get wrong about the American Revolution. Was it about taxes or representation? You'll need to listen to find out; perhaps, it's even more profound. We will then go into a short review of a text by Rudolf Steiner on the Philosophy of Freedom before wrapping it up with a few rousing quotes from Thomas Paine. All this and more--stay tuned

    Links:

    Essential Writings of Thomas Paine
    https://amzn.to/3IbPT5S

    Paine Calls for American Independence 
    https://www.americanyawp.com/reader/the-american-revolution/thomas-paine-calls-for-american-independence-1776/
    Freedom and Freemasonry
    https://fairfaxmasoniclodge556.com/history/freedom-and-freemasonry.html
    What We Got Wrong About Taxes and the American Revolution
    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/economy/what-we-get-wrong-about-taxes-american-revolution
    The Philosophy of Freedom
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Philosophy_of_Freedom
    What to the Slave is The Fourth of July?
    https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/speeches-african-american-history/1852-frederick-douglass-what-slave-fourth-july/

    The Fraternal Review Annual 2021
    https://www.theresearchlodge.com/store/2021-annual

    Giveaway Annual Link to TikTok Video
    https://www.tiktok.com/@the_wizard_of_arj/video/7114393773349670186?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6933325853431563781

    SPML Masonic Con
    http://www.masoniccon.com
    Masonic Con Kansas
    Http://www.masonicconkansas.com

    Craftsman+ FB Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftsmanplus/
    WCY NFT
    https://wcypodcast.com/nft

    Get a Tarot Reading by RJ
    http://www.wcypodcast.com/tarot
    Masonic Curators
    https://www.youtube.com/c/MasonicCurators
    WCY Podcast YouTube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/c/WhenceCameYou
    Ancient Modern Initiation: Special Edition
    http://www.wcypodcast.com/the-Shop

    The Master's Word- A Short Treatise on the Word, the Light, and the Self - Autographed
    https://wcypodcast.com/the-shop
    Get the new book! How to Charter a Lodge https://wcypodcast.com/the-shop
    Truth Quantum
    https://truthquantum.com
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    • 40 min
    Templars, Cathars, and Merovingians

    Templars, Cathars, and Merovingians

    This week, we’re talking about the fate of the Knights Templar. What happened in 1129 CE and then in 1307? We’ll follow this up with a look at a group that came before the Knight Templar, the Cathars, and then we will follow it up with a piece on the Merovingians. In a three-part series composed by Kristine Wilson-Slack, she explores all three of these groups and the connections they may or may not have to Freemasonry and their influence in the world today. Finally, we'll wrap it up with the qualities associated with independence, judgment in unbiased ways, and direct communication. All this and more—Stay Tuned!
    Links:
    The Templar Fate
    https://blog.philosophicalsociety.org/2019/01/21/the-templar-fate-a-primer/
    Who Were the Cathars
    https://blog.philosophicalsociety.org/2019/02/21/who-were-the-cathars/
    The Merovingians
    https://blog.philosophicalsociety.org/2019/02/24/the-merovingians/
    The Antique Anatomy Tarot
    https://amzn.to/3R2cztB
    SPML Masonic Con
    http://www.masoniccon.com
    Masonic Con Kansas
    Http://www.masonicconkansas.com

    Craftsman+ FB Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftsmanplus/
    WCY NFT
    https://wcypodcast.com/nft

    Get a Tarot Reading by RJ
    http://www.wcypodcast.com/tarot
    Masonic Curators
    https://www.youtube.com/c/MasonicCurators
    WCY Podcast YouTube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/c/WhenceCameYou
    Ancient Modern Initiation: Special Edition
    http://www.wcypodcast.com/the-Shop

    The Master's Word- A Short Treatise on the Word, the Light, and the Self - Autographed
    https://wcypodcast.com/the-shop
    Get the new book! How to Charter a Lodge https://wcypodcast.com/the-shop
    Truth Quantum
    https://truthquantum.com
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    • 45 min
    Temple, or Lodge?

    Temple, or Lodge?

    This week, we look at why a Masonic “Lodge” is also referred to as a “temple” and why it's not called a temple anymore or is it? In this philosophical look at the Temple versus Lodge debate, we’ll take apart both terms and see what they mean and how they are interchangeable and maybe not interchangeable--within the greater umbrella of Freemasonry. Then Ill. Bro. Steven L. Harrison stops by—this week, a fantastic journey stemming from the Grand Lodge of the state of Missouri. The One Grand Lodge that gave us more Freemasonry than any other Grand Lodge!  We’ll also look at last month’s Fraternal Review examining the Leo Taxil Hoax. Finally, we'll wrap it up with a contemplative exercise. Are you out there solving problems and moving toward your goals using a massive force of your intellect? Find out this and a whole lot more. Stay tuned!

    Links
    Temple or Lodge?https://blog.philosophicalsociety.org/2018/10/07/the-real-reason-a-masonic-temple-is-called-a-lodge/
    MOLOR
    http://www.molor.org
    Freemasonry Crosses the Mississippi
    https://amzn.to/3QwcHkA
    The Wizards Tarot
    https://wizardofbarge.com/products/the-wizard-s-tarot


    SPML Masonic Con
    http://www.masoniccon.com
    Masonic Con Kansas
    Http://www.masonicconkansas.com

    Craftsman+ FB Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftsmanplus/
    WCY NFT
    https://wcypodcast.com/nft

    Get a Tarot Reading by RJ
    http://www.wcypodcast.com/tarot
    Masonic Curators
    https://www.youtube.com/c/MasonicCurators
    WCY Podcast YouTube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/c/WhenceCameYou
    Ancient Modern Initiation: Special Edition
    http://www.wcypodcast.com/the-Shop

    The Master's Word- A Short Treatise on the Word, the Light, and the Self - Autographed
    https://wcypodcast.com/the-shop
    Get the new book! How to Charter a Lodge https://wcypodcast.com/the-shop
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    https://truthquantum.com
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    • 42 min
    The Egyptian Religion Exposed

    The Egyptian Religion Exposed

    This week--for immediate release--Information on the brand new and upcoming South Pasadena Masonic Con event happening this July. Who will be there? Where can you get the tickets? And what's included? Then, we'll take a deep dive into a three-part series on ancient Egyptian Religion --from creation to administration to the variance that exists from Kingdom to Kingdom. Through this exploration, we’ll understand the ancient Egyptians fascination and need for the mysteries. And finally, we'll wrap it up with a single Tarot card draw. Great News brings security and contentment! All this and more, stay tuned!

    Links:

    Press Release - See App Bonus Content

    Ancient Egyptian Religion Series
    https://blog.philosophicalsociety.org/2018/10/22/ancient-egyptian-religion-part-i/
    SPML Masonic Con
    http://www.masoniccon.com
    Masonic Con Kansas
    Http://www.masonicconkansas.com

    Craftsman+ FB Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftsmanplus/
    WCY NFT
    https://wcypodcast.com/nft

    Get a Tarot Reading by RJ
    http://www.wcypodcast.com/tarot
    Masonic Curators
    https://www.youtube.com/c/MasonicCurators
    WCY Podcast YouTube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/c/WhenceCameYou
    Ancient Modern Initiation: Special Edition
    http://www.wcypodcast.com/the-Shop

    The Master's Word- A Short Treatise on the Word, the Light, and the Self - Autographed
    https://wcypodcast.com/the-shop
    Get the new book! How to Charter a Lodge https://wcypodcast.com/the-shop
    Truth Quantum
    https://truthquantum.com
    Our Patreon
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    • 48 min
    A Prelude: Masonic Con Kansas

    A Prelude: Masonic Con Kansas

    This week, do words have the power to manifest your individual or group realities? Watch your thoughts--they become words! We’ll look at the topic in an article on the power of the spoken word in Freemasonry. Then, a quick message from the WCY Podcast on this special month. Finally, we'll wrap it up with a short interview with RWB:. Alex Powers, all about the upcoming Masonic Con Kansas! Who's going to be there? What are the topics? Why is it unique? Don't miss this episode if you're excited about bringing large Masonic education to the Midwest! All this and more, stay tuned.

    Links:

    Masonic Con Kansas
    Http://www.masonicconkansas.com

    The Power of Spoken Word
    https://bloguniversalfreemasonry.wordpress.com/2018/02/23/the-power-of-the-spoken-word-in-freemasonry/
    Freemasons of QLD FAQ
    https://uglq.org.au/about/faqs/
    Is Homosexuality Unmasonic?
    http://www.midnightfreemasons.org/2021/06/is-homosexuality-unmasonic-revisit.html

    For Freemasons - NPR Article
    https://www.npr.org/2016/03/22/471414979/for-freemasons-is-banning-gays-or-being-gay-un-masonic

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    https://wcypodcast.com/nft

    Get a Tarot Reading by RJ
    http://www.wcypodcast.com/tarot
    Masonic Curators
    https://www.youtube.com/c/MasonicCurators
    WCY Podcast YouTube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/c/WhenceCameYou
    Ancient Modern Initiation: Special Edition
    http://www.wcypodcast.com/the-Shop

    The Master's Word- A Short Treatise on the Word, the Light, and the Self - Autographed
    https://wcypodcast.com/the-shop
    Get the new book! How to Charter a Lodge https://wcypodcast.com/the-shop
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    Our Patreon
    www.patreon.com/wcypodcast
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    • 49 min
    Big John Deacon Freemason Extraordinaire with Chris Williams

    Big John Deacon Freemason Extraordinaire with Chris Williams

    This week, we have the author of a four-part series of books. In it, a fictional character, Brother Deacon, a larger-than-life Freemason, extols lessons in Masonic philosophy through stories considered by many to be the contemporary version of the old Claudy Tyler Talks. We’ll talk with Brother James “Chris” Williams and find out why he wrote the books, what they mean to him, and some personal stories that are sure to get you right in the feels. Then, we’ll have a quick contemplative session on the idea of independence-- alone time, collaborations, what's it all mean? All this is and more! 
    Links:

    Big John Deacon Vol 1
    https://amzn.to/3Gt7LbG

    Big John Deacon Vol 2
    https://amzn.to/3wQULIq

    Big John Deacon Vol 3
    https://amzn.to/3wXUSln

    Big John Deacon Vol 4
    https://amzn.to/3m16rmJ
    Robin Wood Tarot
    https://amzn.to/3Gv7tAV

    Craftsman+ FB Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftsmanplus/

    WCY NFT
    https://wcypodcast.com/nft

    Get a Tarot Reading by RJ
    http://www.wcypodcast.com/tarot
    Masonic Curators
    https://www.youtube.com/c/MasonicCurators
    WCY Podcast YouTube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/c/WhenceCameYou
    Ancient Modern Initiation: Special Edition
    http://www.wcypodcast.com/the-Shop

    The Master's Word- A Short Treatise on the Word, the Light, and the Self - Autographed
    https://wcypodcast.com/the-shop
    Get the new book! How to Charter a Lodge https://wcypodcast.com/the-shop
    Truth Quantum
    https://truthquantum.com
    Our Patreon
    www.patreon.com/wcypodcast
    Support the show on Paypal
    https://wcypodcast.com/support-the-show
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    • 50 min

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Great show!

Thank you Brother Robert! Masonry in Michigan is struggling a bit. Looking to make it better and this helps. Would love to talk to you some day.

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Festive Board

I enjoyed this episode. Our lodge last year started a new tradition of holding quarterly festive boards, and they have been a welcome addition to our annual program of events. Our junior warden picks four different restaurants for our back tie dinners, and we all gather there for fellowship, great food, and a round of toasts.

Note — in your discussion on tarot, I wonder if perhaps the reference to the “archetype of ideas” is a reference to Plato’s world of forms — the underlying reality. Just a thought.

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I come back week after week to listen to Brother Robert and his guests. He is insightful and knowledgeable. Thank you for the time you put into Masonic Education.

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