On page 60 of Freemasonry Today (or FMT, as it now appears to be called) you will find a review of The Art and Science of Initiation, which I worked on with author Jedediah French. The review veers towards the positive, though the reviewer is clearly nervous about a book on initiation, especially when the types of initiation in question relate not only to Freemasonry but to esotericism more broadly and to spirituality and some occult Orders, such as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Continue reading → Within Freemasonry: An ‘Academic’ Backlash Against Esotericism
I will be visiting the “city of angels” in July. The event is this year’s Masonic Con, held in LA. I will be speaking about Freemasonry, art, and design (and a little bit about spirituality), and the title of my talk will be “Freemasonry In The Arts: From Deep Spirituality To Pop Culture.”
Other speakers include: Continue reading → Speaking at the Los Angeles Masonic Con
On Saturday, June 24, I will be speaking at the “300: Freemasonry’s Legacy, Freemasonry’s Future” event. Hosted by The Masonic Roundtable podcast, the event will be held at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia.
Below is a video of my Masonic Con 2017 lecture on “Freemasonry and The Higher Man.” Masonic Con was hosted by Ezekiel Bates Lodge at Attleboro, Massachusetts. And it was, in my opinion, a truly fantastic event. Other speakers included Greg Kaminsky (publisher of Occult of Personality podcast) and author and lecturer Piers Vaughan. Continue reading → Freemasonry and The Higher Man: Masonic Con 2017 Lecture
Greg Kaminsky — one of the speakers at the recent Masonic Con event — has been interviewed by Alex Powers of the Historical Light website on the subject of his talk at that event: Kabbalah and Freemasonry. It’s a good introduction to the subject, especially to the history and development of Kabbalah (an originally Jewish metaphysical system that was adopted into Christian apologetics, Christian mysticism, and Western esotericism). Continue reading → Kabbalah And Freemasonry — Greg Kaminsky In Interview