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X-Oriente (Ex Oriente) means "From the East." X-Oriente is a podcast (MP3) dedicated to those Freemasons who are young (and young at heart). In each episode we will explore the ideas, the practice and the future of the Craft

X-Oriente Eric Diamond

    • Philosophy
    • 4.9, 48 Ratings

X-Oriente (Ex Oriente) means "From the East." X-Oriente is a podcast (MP3) dedicated to those Freemasons who are young (and young at heart). In each episode we will explore the ideas, the practice and the future of the Craft

    138: COGMINA!

    138: COGMINA!

    Each year, the Grand Masters of all the Grand Lodges in North America get together to discuss issues of importance to all regular Freemasons in their jurisdictions, and build consensus. Jason, because of his day job, was privileged to attend the conference. In this episode, Eric and Jason discuss what was discussed there, and talk about why the Grand Lodge of Eric and Jason (our fictional hypothetical GLs) will never be allowed anywhere near COGMINA.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    137: Dinner with the Illuminati

    137: Dinner with the Illuminati

    Back in February, before all this pandemic nonsense, Eric and Jason sat down with Bro. Josef Wages to break some bread and talk about all things Illuminati, and the ritual that Joe helped locate, translate and edit, The Secret School of Wisdom: The Authentic Rituals and Doctrines of the Illuminati. It was appropriate that we met at the historic Gadsby's Tavern in Alexandria, a place that, given the topic of conversation, was the perfect atmosphere. Join us, for a conspiracy in the making.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    136: Not Just a Man

    136: Not Just a Man

    The Scottish Rite Northern Masonic Jurisdiction has been creating advertising media for free use by Grand Lodges, Lodges and individual Masons to help spread awareness of Freemasonry to a generation of men who barely know what it is. Is this a good thing? Eric and Jason explore and debate the merits of advertising Masonry in the 21st Century.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    135: Sympathy for the Devil II

    135: Sympathy for the Devil II

    What is exactly "The Devil" anyway? Is Lucifer, Beelzulbub, Satan, Mephistopheles and Baphomet all the same thing? Does it matter what religion you are? And why does Freemasonry always seem to demonized by Popes and Fundamentalists throughout history? In part 2 of a multipart series, Eric and Jason open the X-Oriente Department of Infernal Affairs and tease apart the origins and meanings of Baphomet and Lucifer.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    134a: Sympathy for the Devil I

    134a: Sympathy for the Devil I

    Associations with the infernal have always plagued Freemasonry, even from its earliest days. In part 1 of a multipart series, Eric and Jason open the X-Oriente Department of Infernal Affairs and tease apart the personification of Evil. It's a diabolically good time.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    133: A Masonic Dialogue (Part 2)

    133: A Masonic Dialogue (Part 2)

    In this episode, Eric and Jason read the Dialogues aloud and comment on the salient parts and how a voice that is as old as the United States can shed insight and light on today. Written by Gotthold Lessing, a German Freemason in 1776-1777, the Dialogues get at the heart of the true purpose of Freemasonry—well, one interpretation of it.In part 2, they read the final two dialogues.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

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48 Ratings

48 Ratings

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Great for Women too!

Great information and discussion! As an active member of Eastern Star and Amaranth, I enjoy listening and applying your conversations our Orders. We face many of the same issues and concerns.

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Thoughtful Masonic Discussions

The most consistently thoughtful and challenging Masonic podcast available.

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Great resource for many levels

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