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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.

    What the Heck Is Egregore?

    What the Heck Is Egregore?

    This week, how can we adjust our lives to be more Masonic, and connect with the people around us? Is the answer truly in putting down our phones and electronics? Are they truly a plague upon modern mankind? We’ll explore this idea in a piece by Darin A. Lahners, where he lays out many of the significant issues with mental health and our dependence on electronics. Then Ill. Bro. Harrison tells us about famous last words--those words spoken by prolific and interesting people throughout history, at the end of their earthly existence. We'll explore the idea of Egregore and Freemasonry, a commonly misunderstood concept. It has as many definitions as you could imagine, including some that are laughable. We’ll define it, and you'll get a true sense of what this actually is. And finally, we'll wrap it up in a contemplation on your next steps in life. Reaching the higher self for your greatest good. All this and more!

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    Egregore and Freemasonry
    https://blog.philosophicalsociety.org/2019/01/06/egregore-and-freemasonry/

    MO Lodge of Research
    http://www.molor.org

    Put Down Your Phone
    http://www.midnightfreemasons.org/2022/05/put-down-your-phone-and-live-happily.html
    Interview w/ Salman Sheikh
    https://youtu.be/QXe1c0ABBAA
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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
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    • 49 min
    The Midwest Conference on Masonic Education - A Review

    The Midwest Conference on Masonic Education - A Review

    This week, we get a rundown of what happened at the Midwest Conference of Masonic Education, 2022, in Kansas City, MO. What were some of the ideas passed around from state education officer to state education officer regarding best practices and discoveries within the realm of Masonic education? Then we'll hear, from Greg Knott, who tells us about a recent visit he had to a used bookstore. What treasures did he find? Finally, we'll wrap it up with reflections on being your own teacher--what that means and the duality of such an idea. Truth from within, or teenage angst? Going against the grain. Challenging the status quo. All this and more. Stay tuned!

    MCME
    http://mcme1949.org/index.html

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    https://amzn.to/3vUEset

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    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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    • 42 min
    Value in the Rubbish

    Value in the Rubbish

    This week, is there value in the rubbish of the temple? What do those less than perfect stones do for us for the rest of our lives? Could they be lessons preparing us for future obstacles? Then we'll hear a response from a festive board regarding the 47th problem of Euclid. At a recent festive board, one Brother brings a personal touch to his 47th problem of Euclid response in a special segment he's recorded for us. Then, a letter to the Brothers the world over about the importance of the esoteric in Freemasonry and our charge to light the fire of education in every man that comes through our doors. Steve Harrison stops by for an all-new Masonic Minute about the Cable Tow and gives us a contemporary response to what it could mean for us. Lastly, we wrap it up with a Tarot card draw. What do we do about adversity? All this and more!

    Reclaiming the Rejected Stone
    http://www.midnightfreemasons.org/2022/04/reclaiming-rejected-stone.html
    The Marseilles Deck
    https://amzn.to/38wVrKw

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    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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    • 35 min
    A Serious Lack of Discretion

    A Serious Lack of Discretion

    This week, how critical is the idea of an individual degree and an individual catechism to the future of Freemasonry? We’ll explore a piece by William H. Boyd in which he outlines the several reasons why the future of the Craft depends on the practice of individual degrees and catechisms. Then, we'll talk about the investigation committee and the concerns of a Grand Lodge in the 1950s. As the Grand Lodge put it, is there a “serious lack of discretion?” We’ll explore some of the questions that we are charged to find the answers to within the Investigation committee and talk about how things have changed over the years. Lastly, I read my response from a festive board on the idea of World-Wide Brotherhood. What does it mean to truly be a brotherhood that spans the world? What makes us brothers? It's not just the obligation--it's something deeper. All this and more, stay tuned.
    Links:
    The Criticality of Our Individual Degrees and Catechisms
    http://www.midnightfreemasons.org/2022/04/the-criticality-of-our-individual.html

    Chris Hodapp's Blog Post Referenced 
    http://freemasonsfordummies.blogspot.com/2022/04/welcome-brothers-gl-of-ohio-raises-780.html

    Beyond the 4th Veil
    http://www.4thveil.com
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    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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    • 38 min
    Stop Changing Freemasonry

    Stop Changing Freemasonry

    This week, we wrap up the contemporary look at Whither Are We Traveling with part 11 of Darin A. Lahner's series. Are there not too many well-meaning Brethren working overtime to make Freemasonry something other than Freemasonry? Should we abandon free will and accord? Should we take positions on public issues of the day? Go all out for materialism? Subsidize? Then we hear a tale from Illustrious Brother Steven L. Harrison in this week's Masonic Minute about Winston Churchill--The most difficult decision he ever had to make-- to fire on allies. We wrap it up with a Tarot card draw and contemplate what a specific card could mean in terms of practical application through the lens of Freemasonry. Are you on the verge of a breakthrough? Or a new success? All this and more. Stay tuned.


    Whither Are We Traveling Pt 11
    http://www.midnightfreemasons.org/2022/02/whither-are-we-traveling-part-eleven.html

    A Laudable Pursuit PDF
    http://www.knightsofthenorth.com/documents/laudablepursuit.pdf

    A Laudable Pursuit Audible
    https://www.audible.com/pd/Laudable-Pursuit-Audiobook/B0839152H7?qid=1577761670&sr=1-1&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=4DDX99T5EBF89KGX5Y88&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1
    MO Lodge of Research
    HTTP://www.molor.org

    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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    • 51 min
    Not All Men Are Redeemable

    Not All Men Are Redeemable

    This week, Whither Are We Traveling? (Pt 10) and Worshipful Brother Darin A. Lahners' contemporary examination of the text. Hasn't the so-called 'century of the common man' contributed to making our fraternity a little too common? Is it so easy for anybody to join Freemasonry? And what happens when common men become part of our uncommon fraternity? Ritual cheapened? The public image of the fraternity sullied? Then, we'll take a look at a recent article from the Knight Templar Magazine--all about the history of Golgotha and how it got its name—"the place of the skull." How did this place get its name? What place does the skull and the Chamber of Reflection have in our Craft today? All this and more, stay tuned!

    Whither Are We Traveling Pt. 10
    http://www.midnightfreemasons.org/2022/02/whither-are-we-traveling-part-ten.html

    Craftsman+ FB Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftsmanplus/
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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
    Truth Quantum
    https://truthquantum.com
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    https://wcypodcast.com/support-the-show
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    • 36 min

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278 Ratings

DrDanks ,

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.

apmdfm1721 ,

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.

Ruby gorphendrop ,

The Best Masonic POD Cast

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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