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Whence Came You? - 522 - Secrets of the Moon

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This week, we explore the symbol of one of the lesser-known in Freemasonry--the Moon. We often think it means just relating to the equilibrium of ruling a Lodge, but could it mean more? Is the secret pertaining to divine feminine energy? And can it also have a historical and practical purpose within our ritual? We've also got a great, all-new Masonic Minute segment with Illustrious Brother Harrison. What happens when Steve sits down for lunch and realizes the Brothers he's talking to have never heard of perhaps the most considerable Masonic controversy ever? What is the danger of not knowing about this strange tale in Masonic history? All this and more, stay tuned! Links: The Sun, Moon, and Master of the Lodge https://californiafreemason.org/2019/11/14/the-sun-the-moon-and-the-master The Sun, the Moon, and the Freemason https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5644eeffe4b0b0ba349f7b3f/t/5defdd9a42a3c814ed114288/1576000922505/Sun+and+Moon.pdf NASA Confirms Longest Ecl

Whence Came You? - 0521 - Conspiracies, Fake News, and How We Can Overcome

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This week Darin Lahners sheds some light on some of the wild conspiratorial manifestos that have been dropped off at Masonic lodges all over Illinois. How does this speak of the collective thoughts on Freemasonry today, and what are its dangers? And what is the possible threat specifically affecting Freemasonry? Then, we'll travel nearly 70 years in the past to take a look at how Freemasons were persecuted during the Holocaust. We're not going to talk about the "Forget Me Not" at all. We'll talk about the real thing and give you some historical context on the conspiracy theories and propaganda that existed back in 1925. We'll then look at modern-day and why people believe in conspiracy theories according to science. And finally, we'll draw a Tarot card and discuss its meaning. All this and more, stay tuned! Links: Call to Conclave http://www.Call2conclave.org The Rocky Mountain Mason Podcast http://www.rockymountainmason.com Masonic Conferences http

Whence Came You? - 0520 - Let's Go Tarot

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This week, we look at the history of the Tarot. Where it came from, who used it and what it was used for. We'll have an article from Jamie Paul Lamb about the Tarot as well, giving his high-level overview on the tarot significance. We also get a great look at the Tarot from a quasi-Masonic point of view. And if that's not cool enough, we will draw a card and see what that card could mean for us. We've also got Illustrious Brother Harrison stopping by for an all-new Masonic Minute; stay tuned! Links: Mysteries of the Unknown Visions and Prophecies https://amzn.to/3ETjKx5 MO Lodge of Research http://www.molor.org Tria Prima Blog https://triaprima.co/2020/03/23/what-do-tarot-cards-have-to-do-with-freemasonry/ Masonic Philosophical Society https://blog.philosophicalsociety.org/2019/08/05/the-tarot-symbolism-and-freemasonry/ WCY Podcast YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/WhenceCameYou The Craftsman+ Journal and Pen http://www.wcypodcast.com/the-shop Anci

Whence Came You? - 0519 - Eastern Origins of Freemasonry?

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This week, we have a special guest, RW:.Brother, Christopher Earnshaw.  RW:. Earnshaw is a Past Grand historian for the Grand Lodge of Japan, Past Master of the Lodge of Research for the Grand Lodge of Japan, a Past Chairman of Education! Brother Earnshaw takes us deep into the alchemical symbolism represented in Freemasonry through the East. Freemasonry often claims that light comes from the East, but just how far? Could the origins of Freemasonry be from China? We’ll talk to RW:. Earnshaw about this hypothesis and the extraordinary evidence that points to it being the truth--Stay tuned! Links: RWB:. Christopher Earnshaw https://masonicinstruction.com/christopher-earnshaw/ Freemasonry: Initiation by Light https://amzn.to/3nOIjnW Freemasonry: Spiritual Alchemy https://amzn.to/3CMFBG5 Freemasonry: Search for Immortality https://amzn.to/3pQN6bj Spiritual Freemasonry https://www.youtube.com/c/SpiritualFreemasonry/videos Author homepage: chris-earnshaw.com  Twitter @A

Whence Came You? - 0518 - The National Research Lodge?

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This week, we travel back to 1915 with the birth of a National Masonic Research Society. That's right, the Builder Magazine. We'll read from Brother Joseph Fort Newton, who lays out the mission of this new organization. Then we'll hear from Ill. Bro. Steve Harrison in a segment all about reaching the East. What happens when we leave? Are we valued anymore? Do people still need us? Where can we find where we fit in after the East? We'll have an all-new segment from Bro. Matt Gallagher--he talks about the five orders in architecture in his excellent segment based on practical Freemasonry. All this and more. Stay tuned! Masonic Instruction http://www.masonicinstruction.com Masonic Conferences http://www.masonicconferences.com The Builder on Archive.org https://archive.org/details/TheBuilderMagazine1930VolXVINo01/The%20Builder%20Magazine%201915%20Vol%20I%20no%2001/mode/1up?view=theater The MO Lodge of Research HTTP://www.molor.org Practical Freemasonry https://a

Whence Came You? - 0517 - The Debate on Science and Society

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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 what is "Practical Freemasonry" and some of the dangers of not knowing your audience. We'll wrap it up with an exploration of science. Just what is science? In Freemasonry, we have the seven liberal arts and sciences. In what context do we study them? And can science always be trusted? All this and more in this episode of "Whence Came You?" Stay tuned! Thanks for listening, and have an amazing week! Links: Where Are We Headed? http://www.midnightfreemasons.org/2021/10/where-are-we-headed.html Civics and Freemasonry w/ Richard Dreyfuss https://masoniclegacysociety2026.com/videos Practical Freemasonry htt

Whence Came You? - 0516 - The Magic Ritual

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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 back some debts, and got caught up in a wild tale you're not going to want to miss in an all-new Masonic Minute from Illustrious Brother Steven L. Harrison. We'll wrap it up with a segment from Brother Matt Gallagher in Practical Freemasonry. When we talk about a lodge's retention point, this isn't some magical number that talks about how well your lodge is doing. In fact, it's the point in a man's journey in Freemasonry that he decides it's for him, and he's in for life. So, where is that point in the Masonic journey? As we'll see, it's not necessarily the third degree—all this and more.