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Becoming better than you are is hard. It takes longer than we expect. It is harder than we imagined.
Easier to accept what we are and rationalize isn't it? Yes, our Lodges are crowded with what I call the initiated diaspora- men who came to the door of freemasonry unaware of the daunting challenges, the risks, the potential for failure.
To ease my burden, could that I would abandon my brother. Being a man of some conscience I cannot. It would be wreckless to think there is a task for me that is part of my development; mentoring him toward the enlightenment.
If the tasks were easy, we would not be initiated. They are purposeful challenges. To discovered what is that purpose, is part of what brings meaning to a life.
Weak willed masons are the fodder that distracts us. Perhaps better for the effort; without petty distraction, bickering whinging, without question we would be focused on growing the ideas of freemasonry. Oh my goodness; a focus on theology, philosophy; we would be well on. Today, humiltity has morphed into self-consciousness that requires a great suppression of facts.
We have a confusing mixture of chain-of-command and self-directed learning that needs our collective attention gentlemen. Stepping onto the level, is horizontal not lateral.
After 156 years, we are barely able to best our betters the citizens ready to take to the parapits at the hinted enhancement of ceremony.
Why doesn't the look and presence of the Craft echo the uniqueness of Arts, History, Science and Philosophy? Where oh where have the antiquaries gone.
Discovere the Grand Lodge Temple. It does exist. Marble, bronze, powerful, beautiful, of another time, of another place.The imagination teases us by leaving it right there- its worth a trip to Germelshausen but don't take my word.
...wishing, wanting, believing, creation.
...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.
The summer may be winding down but the party is just getting started as most of the shows that we have been following; "The Vampire Diaries", "The Originals" have their season premiers.
Plus we'll talk a bit more about the Star Trek movies and a bit more on Monster Mania.
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We are about to reach an interesting date in the development of freemasonry- St Johns Day 2017 marks 300 years since the declaration of a structured freemasonic organization.
On that date, we can pause and reflect on things that connect us to events out-of-mind. Each dedicated freemason, whether accomplished apprentice, student of the arts & sciences or a man whose feels he is more than himself.
Candidly, we know the goal of enlightenment has flickered. With rare exception, creating an atmosphere of learning and contemplation is a task that as yet, lies before us. The compression of history makes it seem freemasonry has been a steady association of brilliant thinkers as if they are our contempories. Some of us are lulled into a belief that freemasonry is a 6th Estate; an influence of determinance. Our strength is influence of thought, decision, conscience and expression. When you read a newspaper, I doubt your mind travels off the page to the historic processes that brought about 'freedom of the press?' As we should be, we live in the moment. If 'masonic' values do exist, they exist in our minds made tangible by our actions.
300 years of history has seemingly made us sheepish about the notion of Great Ideas. If James Anderson, Elias Ashmole or Christopher Wren were amongst us today, I dare say they were been suffocated in a faceless masonic bureacracy that did not exist in their day.
As we prepare our thoughts for 2017, we continue to adapt, strenghtened by a natural curiousity. When we look up from our work bench to share findings we owe it to ourselves and our Antients to do so with dignity, sophistication and humiliation. Whether we see it or not, the truth is within us. Freemasonry is the laboratory- let alchemy help you explore the mysteries- for goodness sake. I need your advice once again- join me.
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I'm not a proponent of revivals because nothing moves backward. Time doesn't. Life doesn't. Consequences of our actions remain as references of what once was. Do Time is unchanged. Our perspective moves, either learning or repeating as time and history become experience.
One would think we would need thoughtful discussion to improve 21st Century freemasonry. It is boyishly muscular. Anything but thoughtful, it jabs at weak scholarship; weaker performance, expectations that have dropped onto the floor.
well the grand experiment is almost over and in early October we will return to the more topic specific format.
Tonight we'll talk about the remaining Star Trek films, as well as continuing our discussion on fandom and conventions.
Also coming up is the first episode of "TVD" and "The Originals" and we'll do a little prep work.
When you exist as long as freemasonry, you accumulate a history that is remarkable. Though thousands of men have been initiated, our antiquarians have distilled the greatest ideas, most prosaic advice, the interpretations of an engaging philosophy of life, about life, the workings of serious minds.
We find our libraries straining with papers including history that has been modified to support certain points. Myth and fable folded into fact and faith with an almost sacred preserve.
The ideas of ancient times and our understanding of them are being constantly improved. When archeologists find new papyrus or parchments our scriptures are rewritten revealing more about our past. Our appreciation of history now includes an awareness that revisionists had a heavy hand, energizing our scholars to verify information. Curiously, the history of freemasonry is undergoing upgrades changing the way we think .
What does this reveal about the Order? It would appear our need to know is replacing dogma. In the 21st Century, the vibrancy of freemasonry has sharpened.
We are now able to face cynics and critics who would say we are a shadow of what we once were, with an voice that reminds us, freemasonry has constantly been evolving.
So I put to you, a simple question: why is the best masonry in the world found in those jurisdictions with the strongest Grand Lodge? Have England, Scotland, Sweden or Belgium found the lodestone or are they landmarks point the way to our future?
It is possible, we have the exact membership blend to make our future strong. Are we up to the challenge that only contemplation will resolve?
I'm thinking we are. Do you?
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You won't want to miss my next FLY Conversation. The topic is on "Relationships." This is a topic that we can all relate to. The discussion will explore healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, troubling behavior, and tips for nurturing healthy and loving relationships. My guest will also share how he uses his relationship expertise to help people who experience the loss of a pet.
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Ken Dolan-DelVecchio, is a family therapist, organizational consultant, author, speaker, and trainer with over 20 years experience in personal, organizational, and community empowerment. He is the author of:
· Making Love, Playing Power: Men, Women, & the Rewards of Intimate Justice, a relationship-help book, published in 2008
· Transformative Family Therapy: Just Families in a Just Society, an advanced level family therapy textbook written by Ken and two coauthors, published in 2007
· The Pet Loss Companion: Healing Advice from Family Therapists Who Lead Pet Loss Groups, published in 2013
Ken earned his bachelor’s degree in biopsychology at Cornell University and his master's degree in social work at Hunter College of the City University of New York. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Ken is also credentialed as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP), and Domestic Violence Specialist (DVS).
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