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On Thursday, September 26, 2013 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will present a discussion on The Legacy of Mithraism on Magick and Masonry. We will trace the origins of the Mithra sect from the ancient Persian Magi -- an offshoot of Zoroastrianism -- through the Greco-RomanMiddle East, into the mileau of classical Alexandria, where its western branch acquired a cosmology that was largely Hermetic. In fact one might say that the Greco-Roman Mithra sect was ritualized Hermeticism. For several centuries it rivaled Christianity but was eventually overcome when emperor Constantine, himself a Mithraite, made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire for practical political reasons. The Mithra sect was an elite, initiatory, all male religious fraternity that extolled honor, bravery and loyalty. Great for the Roman army but not for the downtrodden masses. Its influence on the later Masonicfraternity is obvious. Mithraism had seven initiatory degrees so similar to Crata Repoa that John Yarker called his Crata Repoa degree in Rite of Memphis "The Sage of Mithras." We will unravel the complex astrological symbolism of the "Tauroctony", the ritual slaying of the bull, the mystery of the strange lion-headed god, and the theory that the secret communion meal was the old Persian-version of Soma. Our main text reference will be D. Jason Cooper's "Mithras" (1996) with references to Franz Cumont's (1912) "Astrology and Religion Among the Greeks and Romans" and "Mushrooms, Myth & Mithras" by Carl A. P. Ruck,et allia (2011). So, if you want to follow us down into the underground temple of the Mithraeum for a look into the origin of many of our rites and degrees, then tune in and we'll lift the veil.
It is an honor for KTL RADIO to welcome Abdullah El Talib Mosi Bey to the program, for the very first time.
The renown etymologist & Moorish historian will be expounding on the close relationship between Moorish Science & Masonry.
Listen in as Abdullah weaves the Moorish/Masonic connection to the Astonomical and Geometrical origin and meaning of the Compass & the Square, Freemasonry Tracing Board, Checker Board Floor, Winding Staircase, the Number 33, the Twin Pillars of Boaz & Jachin, the Triple Tau & the Equiateral Triangle within the circle as adopted by the Royal Arch Masons.
He will also build on the connection of the All Seeing Eye on the Apron to the Raising of the Kundalini-the Activation of the Pineal Gland and the Higher Brain Senses as well as the High Mind Science and Technology of the Ancient World.
CLASS IS IN SESSION...bring your pad & pen.
TUNE INTO CIVIL ALERT for an illustrious disertation by Addullah Bey, Educator, Speaker, Editor in Chief of the Moorish Civil Letter and the author of Moors and Masonry; an upcoming book that will shed light on the foundational Moorish roots of Masonry.
During this interview Abdullah will share some highlights from the book, give details about his educational endeavors and the live streamof the July 1st 7 p.m. UStream of the Shriners Parade. http://www.civilalertradio.com/parade
This is a show that you don't want to miss!
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Dare we step forward when so much seems to be incomplete? If the Rennaisance Period or the Age of Enlightenment was inhabitied with a proliferation of clerks and bureaucrats, their reports alone would create an overwhelming body of evidence to stop all work. Everything. Every innovation. Every variation. Every speculative science. Every study that was not consistent with acceptable fact.
That is the distraction of data bits that flow without context. While rogue venture capitalisms, the cowboys of exploitation dragged us to the brink of ruin they remained smug in their belief in the timidity of the pax populi. Better to accept a known failure than an unknown option.
I'm only guessing here but: a stream of updates (aka micro management) has errantly and prematurely given the receptive audience what they seek; the impression of incompletion. It is hard not to notice how well developed ideas seem unfullfilled? It happens with such endurance I began to be suspicious. Even if our Grand Lodge flipped a coin half the time we would have an outcome. Another factor is a play. I'd say its a possiblitywe haven't controlled our appetite for immediate results, even when a project requires time to develop and mature.
It is a simple idea which suggests it is likely accurate. Our disappointments are largely the product of our own collective need for a quick result.
Is it time for us to take an idea and continue to make adjustments until we get to the desired result. I refuse to accept that collectively we are incapable of this duty to our Craft. Our mistakes should never define us. Especially in the oldest fraternity in the world.
It is how we deal with mistakes, as true masons, that paves the path to our future. We could change...if we want it. Isn't that what this is all about? Five points...and now you know mine.
Another Clean Glass Production & the Sisterhood Connection Presents: “ Traveling The Yellow Brick Road”-Tuesday Dec.11,2012 @ 10:00 AM with our Beloved Sister Dorothy J. Muhammad Call in @ (914) 803-4041 Today's topic: is "What is a Mason"? "What is Masonry'? We will explore the symbolism of the Masonic Legend and its connection to Black People in America...Tune In...In Peace (As-Salaam Alaikum) Traveling The Yellow Brick Road is a show dedicated to helpin
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There are organizations that maintain secrecy to prevent knowledge of their existence. There are organizations that desire secrecy about their purpose. There are organizations that guard a secret.
Freemasonry is a secret society that guards a secret. When asked the question, the accurate answer should probably have an explanation to be clear. Sensitive but thorough.
A few years ago, I realized there is a secret a mason cannot communicate even is he chose to do so. Despite the sincerity of our oaths, over the years, we have initiated a man who did not fulfill the obligation and told all. But he could never reveal the experience of initiation. Dr Jan Snoek, an expert on the history of religion tells us this is a secret of allusion.
Oh how we muse over distractions. 1717. Freemasonry didn't begin on the 24th of December 1717. An organization began. It wasn't what it is today. It wasn't secret. It didn't have a constitution. The membership was small. It existed in the City of London and Westminster.
It seems so much is lost in the belief Freemasonry began in 1717. Isn't that like saying art began in 1692 when Louis XIV ordered the creation of a gallery of antique sculpture in the Salle Des Caryatides at the Louve?
Freemasonry is a gallery of ideas that include floors of Arts and of Sciences where the language of philosophy is spoken; rooms resplendent with themes of ethics, reality, symbolism, spirituality, truth and justice.
On Thursday December 6th, 2012 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon, will present a discussion on the Masonic scholar and author Albert Pike, his legacy and his unique contributions to American Masonry and the Western Esoteric Tradition. Pike was and still is a very controversial figure. He was also a paradox: opposed to slavery, he still served as a general in the Confederate army. He was an advocate of Native American rights and led a regiment of Confederate Indians against the Yankees whom they hated. He was the father of Scottish Rite Masonry in America, rewriting and organizing a jumble of continental Masonic degrees into a coherent system that has become the largest Masonic jurisdiction in the world. He was an occultist much influenced by Eliphas Levi, and a proponent of the Hermetic Tradition which he showcased in his favorite Scottish Rite degree Knight of the Sun (the former 28th degree), which he devoted more text to than any other degree in his classic "Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite." Even back in the 19th century he was a lightning rod for anti-masons, being the alleged Luciferian Master of the mysterious lady sex magician "Diana Vaughan" in the great French "Palladian Hoax". So if you want to get the inside story on this giant of American Masonry and his efforts to preserve the ancient mysteries behind Freemasonry, tune in and we'll shed some Light on the subject.
...and the holy royal arch completes the 4th degree. Anthony Sayer or maybe it was Dr James Anderson who left us that gem in the first constitution. Easier to ignore that resolve, this short phrase provides a reminder. We may not need to understand in order to know something. From this point, like so many curiousities of life, a lot depends on a mans intellectual ability and desire for knowledge determining how to resolve this type of question. Ignorance is bliss when wisdom is folly; the company we keep either helps us explore or suppress.
Continental drift provided the Scottish Rite to take root in the new continent, on a vast scale that suited the social, political and cultural needs of North America. Just enough of Europe to be authentic, articulated in North America by north americans.
Capitular masonry is significant in Britain, to a greater extent than across North America. Is it then reasonable to speculate that Scottish Rite has became an erzatz masonic body without the distraction of Royal Arch Masonry because 3,000 miles of Atlantic ocean separated and isolated.
Tonight on ReConstructions Live I will discuss the new zio elite. Prince Hall masonry and the push for a new multicultural master race, and how this system, if consolidated, will act as white genocide kill machine.I will also cover the Renegade Roadshow and take your phone calls.