• 01:21

    DECLINE AND ASCENSION OF MASONIC CLASSICISM

    in Lifestyle

    We came from an age of the classics.  Through music, science, architecture, philosophy we trace  events and experiences of plebiens and kings.  


    Those classics no longer priveleged, are public but children are given little if any guidance about there significance.  Masonry traces itself back to the origin of ideas and character development.   Through ritual classic true masonic lessons are being passed from generation to the next, to what seems a small cohort, a thread in history. Because of the political life of the Fraternity, some wear this quietly as a humble mantle. 


    We are right to feel perplexed that it is not shared more widely? In contrast to this classic nature, do we want to believe that as unique as freemasonry is, steeped in philosophy and ethics deserves a  roadside billboard to draw interest?  After this fails, as it will, what next? Do we not realize the damage this does is isolated to our own masonic locale?  It pollutes the natural landscape doesn't it?    We are not of the same culture as we were.  Social rank is not bred into us anymore. Nouveau riche enslaved to conspicuous consumption repeatedly colliding with authenticity doesn't stop the parade. Exchange wants to know if being pedestrian can a classic. Is it birthright, hubris, or anomie?  Or can we drill into the capacity to conduct oneself as a gentleman. Are people really that crass or is it the media selling salacious pictures?  We change as we evolve but we see what we want to see.   I'm off to find the edge of the earth- then I'm jumping off.


    Fraternal regards-  Masonic Exchange  

  • 01:07

    MYTHS OF MASONIC ESTRANGEMENT

    in Lifestyle

    I'm  wondering how the Craft organization is preceived.  Long ago, we became organized into Grand Lodges that protect and preserve. If we ask 'what is freemasonry, we would learn some saying it is Grand Lodge; others ritual; others lifestyle- all accurate.   I wonder if these views ever compete to be the truth and then I think this is a lesson in tolerance, that ebbs and flows.  It's an idea worth considering that each element of the Craft is up for discussion.


    Is a mason complete as an Entered Apprentice? Can we guide him into an understanding of symbols and metaphysics.  Much easier to focus on rank and ritual which explains a lot.  So you absorb the experience of Lodge, but then beging thinking deeper thoughts. The dialogue of a Lodge is practical- administration and metaphor- ritual. The venecular slips a little when education, debate, discussion are optional, occasional add-ons so not to compete with the assumed functions- Ritual and management. Too much? Ridiculous! Unmasonic?  Thank you Copernicus. Thank you Galileo. Thank you Kepler! We cannot be so ponderously locked into a conflict model can we?  Conflict- they're dropping out; too many distractions; we're not doing enough to recruit!  We've all heard it. The follies of the father have returned to haunt the son.  Isn't it folly to think we can suspect judgement about who we bring into masonry and believe think we are bringing like-minded men together?  Experience seems to suggest we are stratefied, socially, academically and intellectually.  Emphasis is about reduction. Remove memory work. Remove study. Remove discussion and debate among gentlemen. Remove the spiritual nature and sacred space of Lodge. The music: except for a few scattered lodges-that too has stopped.

  • 01:15

    SPIRITUALITY: THE MASONIC PARADOX

    in Lifestyle

    Nothing tempers a man more than experience.  I'm wondering why there is so much concern to 'rehabiliate' men who simply lack ability.  That discussion isn't new and where has it taken us? Nowhere! The lamentation plagues the Craft and corrosively undermines the philosophy of masonry.  We intitiate a fellow without knowing him. Proof of his nature and intellect surfaces onlhy after we have welcomed him into lodge, on a hope he won't disappoint. Sometimes it takes months, sometimes years but always the truth comes out.  To only initiate worthy men would require a change of thinking that is beyond the Order. We would be openly selective. Today we act with desparation, recruitment based on a pulse.  One senior of a degree-mill lodge explained this was a steady source of revenue- it kept annual fees low.  I hope one day I learn to overcome the sense of repulsion I felt toward him.  I'm imperfect too and not there yet.


    We need to be so much more candid, honest and accepting than we have been because it is toxic to masonry to determine some members are inadequate.  Not at all. They are what they are. They get what they get. They give what they feel is in their best interest and there is no more.  Move on. Your obligation pointed to a path of enlightenment. That is what you took from initiation, that is your intelligence; your personality; your talents and ambitions.  But how does a good mason justify this sense of hubris?  For a time, the Romans made it an offence to laud your position over another. And to suggest it should and can be corrected? Isn't that a bit wreckless? 


    Nothing distinguises superficial masons more than dissonance between his words and his behaviour. Does he act as his words? or does he even understand what he says?  Where has the spirit of masonry gone?  Perhaps it's hiding with the music.

  • 01:11

    THE MASONIC SECRET

    in Lifestyle

    Aren't you the least bit curious?  Of course. It's a fraternity 300 years old and going. No frat party. No male testosterone and alcohol driven embarrassment to themselves.  But august; philanthropic. Authentic and dignified. Striving with piety answerable to common sense; endorsing equality and liberty of humanity; mystery; private and secret to protect it from populist verdicts; signs of greetings known to few; real.


    Even we wonder how and why, don't you? What is it that a man finds in masonry that he can't find anywhere else?  Not fame or fortune. Leadership becomes service to mankind but how does that endure?


    If you wonder what it is, the best I can  tell you is that it is a feeling.  The one we experience when truth finds us. Not being smarter; not hubris, not arrogant or smug. When a person  'sees' what others do not, in a world so frightened and mistrustful, those truths are a weighty responsibility. That is what we call humility. Our task is to find balance in life and live in that state and the universe unfolds.  


    When a person has matured enough to take herself or himself seriously, when he understands himself, masonry  opens the mind, the spirit, the heart. Every ending is the beginning of something next. 

  • 01:30

    AWAKEN ANGELS! SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT WITH STEPHANIE LODGE (S3E8)

    in Spirituality

    ON THIS EPISODE:  Metaphysician, Intuitive Empowerment Coach and Angelic Light Healer Rev. Stephanie Lodge takes your CALLS LIVE and shares Angelic Light Healing and Angelic Mysteries based in Ancient Angelology. With a non-denominational approach based in universal consciousness and love, Stephanie engages in a form of group coaching that empowers, assists and expands one's understanding of Angels as the invisible intelligence that surrounds us on every level.


    PLEASE NOTE: This is not a PSYCHIC READING show. Calls are considered Group Coaching from the "Angel Angle." Thanks! :)


    OVERVIEW:


    Stephanie Lodge's intuitive empowerment program “Diamond Light Mastery” (DLM) is about recognizing our authority over our lives and how to claim our power, know our worth, and in turn we recognize the truth of who and what we are on every level. So that we can remove any blocks or fears and “unveil our brilliance" by shining the light of who we really are. It is the key to connecting to our spiritual guidance and healing system - aka  the Angelic Light Stream.


    "There are no victims, there is no one to blame for any circumstance. The fact of the matter is every thought and emotion you empower within your Diamond Light Field creates a magnet of equivalent vibration." ~ Stephanie Lodge


    Visit: StephanieLodge.com to download a FREE MP3 of Stephanie's Diamond Light Meditation.

  • 01:30

    AWAKEN ANGELS! SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT with Stephanie Lodge (S3E7)

    in Spirituality

    ON THIS EPISODE:  Metaphysician, Intuitive Empowerment Coach and Angelic Light Healer Rev. Stephanie Lodge takes your CALLS LIVE and shares Angelic Light Healing and Angelic Mysteries based in Ancient Angelology. With a non-denominational approach based in universal consciousness and love, Stephanie engages in a form of group coaching that empowers, assists and expands one's understanding of Angels as the invisible intelligence that surrounds us on every level.


    PLEASE NOTE: This is not a PSYCHIC READING show. Calls are considered Group Coaching from the "Angel Angle." Thanks! :)


    OVERVIEW:


    Stephanie Lodge's intuitive empowerment program “Diamond Light Mastery” (DLM) is about recognizing our authority over our lives and how to claim our power, know our worth, and in turn we recognize the truth of who and what we are on every level. So that we can remove any blocks or fears and “unveil our brilliance" by shining the light of who we really are. It is the key to connecting to our spiritual guidance and healing system - aka  the Angelic Light Stream.


    "There are no victims, there is no one to blame for any circumstance. The fact of the matter is every thought and emotion you empower within your Diamond Light Field creates a magnet of equivalent vibration." ~ Stephanie Lodge


    Visit: StephanieLodge.com to download a FREE MP3 of Stephanie's Diamond Light Meditation.

  • 01:27

    AWAKEN ANGELS for SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT with STEPHANIE LODGE (S3E4)

    in Spirituality

    ON THIS EPISODE:  Metaphysician, Intuitive Empowerment Coach and Angelic Light Healer Rev. Stephanie Lodge takes your CALLS LIVE and shares Angelic Light Healing and Angelic Mysteries based in Ancient Angelology. With a non-denominational approach based in universal consciousness and love, Stephanie engages in a form of group coaching that empowers, assists and expands one's understanding of Angels on every level.


    PLEASE NOTE: This is not a PSYCHIC READING show. Calls are considered Group Coaching from the "Angel Angle." Thanks! :)


    OVERVIEW:


    Stephanie Lodge's intuitive empowerment program “Diamond Light Mastery” (DLM) is about recognizing our authority over our lives and how to claim our power, know our worth, and in turn we recognize the truth of who and what we are on every level. So that we can remove any blocks or fears and “unveil our brilliance" by shining the light of who we really are. It is the key to connecting to our spiritual guidance and healing system - aka  the Angelic Light Stream.


    "There are no victims, there is no one to blame for any circumstance. The fact of the matter is every thought and emotion you empower within your Diamond Light Field creates a magnet of equivalent vibration." ~ Stephanie Lodge


    Visit: StephanieLodge.com to download a FREE MP3 of Stephanie's Diamond Light Meditation.

  • 01:30

    AWAKEN ANGELS with SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT from STEPHANIE LODGE (S3E6)

    in Spirituality

    ON THIS EPISODE:  Metaphysician, Intuitive Empowerment Coach and Angelic Light Healer Rev. Stephanie Lodge takes your CALLS LIVE and shares Angelic Light Healing and Angelic Mysteries based in Ancient Angelology. With a non-denominational approach based in universal consciousness and love, Stephanie engages in a form of group coaching that empowers, assists and expands one's understanding of Angels as the invisible intelligence that surrounds us on every level.


    PLEASE NOTE: This is not a PSYCHIC READING show. Calls are considered Group Coaching from the "Angel Angle." Thanks! :)


    OVERVIEW:


    Stephanie Lodge's intuitive empowerment program “Diamond Light Mastery” (DLM) is about recognizing our authority over our lives and how to claim our power, know our worth, and in turn we recognize the truth of who and what we are on every level. So that we can remove any blocks or fears and “unveil our brilliance" by shining the light of who we really are. It is the key to connecting to our spiritual guidance and healing system - aka  the Angelic Light Stream.


    "There are no victims, there is no one to blame for any circumstance. The fact of the matter is every thought and emotion you empower within your Diamond Light Field creates a magnet of equivalent vibration." ~ Stephanie Lodge


    Visit: StephanieLodge.com to download a FREE MP3 of Stephanie's Diamond Light Meditation.

  • 01:30

    AWAKEN ANGELS with SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT from STEPHANIE LODGE (S3E5)

    in Spirituality

    ON THIS EPISODE:  Metaphysician, Intuitive Empowerment Coach and Angelic Light Healer Rev. Stephanie Lodge takes your CALLS LIVE and shares Angelic Light Healing and Angelic Mysteries based in Ancient Angelology. With a non-denominational approach based in universal consciousness and love, Stephanie engages in a form of group coaching that empowers, assists and expands one's understanding of Angels as the invisible intelligence that surrounds us on every level.


    PLEASE NOTE: This is not a PSYCHIC READING show. Calls are considered Group Coaching from the "Angel Angle." Thanks! :)


    OVERVIEW:


    Stephanie Lodge's intuitive empowerment program “Diamond Light Mastery” (DLM) is about recognizing our authority over our lives and how to claim our power, know our worth, and in turn we recognize the truth of who and what we are on every level. So that we can remove any blocks or fears and “unveil our brilliance" by shining the light of who we really are. It is the key to connecting to our spiritual guidance and healing system - aka  the Angelic Light Stream.


    "There are no victims, there is no one to blame for any circumstance. The fact of the matter is every thought and emotion you empower within your Diamond Light Field creates a magnet of equivalent vibration." ~ Stephanie Lodge


    Visit: StephanieLodge.com to download a FREE MP3 of Stephanie's Diamond Light Meditation.

  • 00:58

    Desert Awakenings Moon Lodge - A Gathering Place for Women

    in Women

    We hope all who join us on this radio program  will find support, acceptance, connections and validation in whatever form it comes.  Our vision for this program is that it be a meeting place for women on the path, (any path, hopefully we will all go to the same place). That we embrace one another in a non-judgmental and nurturing way.  In the tradition of the Native American culture of the Moon Lodge  we gather, uplift and highlight each other so that we can be connected in our journey and find more purpose, joy and love in our lives.  To live authentically, healthy and empowered. 
     


    Join Carol D and our Co-Host Sarah Charuk of Desert Awakenings Healing Ranch as we discover the roads to healing, spiritual awakening, inspiration, personal growth and lots of questions and answers.  We are here for you so our phone lines are always open.  We want to talk with you!
    I know we will be talking about Sarah's Magical Mystical Horses that she partners with in her healing work, and who knows, I have heard a rumor that the Huntress may make an appearance.



     

  • 02:02

    Shenanigans 'n' Such at Hodgepodge Lodge

    in Comedy

    The holidays are over and the bitter polar air of January has its icy grip upon the country.  Hot topics come to a stall at this time of year, and it often seems as though there is nothing to talk about.  Well, nothing in particular to talk about, but plenty of things to talk about in general, and that is why Jay, Matt, and the IWS Radio team are meeting at Hodgepodge Lodge outside of Bemidji, MN. for a winter retreat.


    IWS Radio is celebrating winter activities, the NFL Playoffs, the NCAA Football National Championship, and discussing the terrorist attack in Paris, as well as John Boehner’s orange skin, the flaccid Tea Party attempt to unseat him, and shocking headlines and anecdotes from Redneckville, AR. and Bagwine, OH.


    Anything goes at Hodgepodge Lodge, and this week is no exception as laughter, bad music, and satirical shenanigans ensue as IWS Radio breaks the ice with biting wit and a warm smile for all.  So, join them and call-in at 661-244-9852.

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