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We believe that Freemasonry provides a genuine initiatory experience and a pathway to mature masculinity. The Gentle Craft brings together men who might have otherwise been divided by class, race, religion, or sectarian opinion and allows them to become friends and Brothers. It provides important moral instruction and non-dogmatic support for faith in the Divine. It gives men a sense of their place in society, in history, and in the universe. Freemasonry is not only relevant for men in our modern age, but essential. ** We believe candidates should be provided the best possible experience in joining the Fraternity. The experience of being Entered, Passed and Raised should be deeply moving, impressive, and memorable. But these experiences are essential but insufficient for a truly good candidate experience. The traditional education for candidates consisting of memorization of catechisms or lectures provides an excellent opportunity to introduce candidates to the philosophy, history, and traditions of the Fraternity. Mere memorization isn’t education. It is imperative that candidates be provided with the opportunity to begin to develop a real understanding of the degrees and the Craft. * We believe in the tradition of making “daily progress in Freemasonry.” Freemasonry is a progressive science — that is to say, it is a body of knowledge that requires study and effort. Only through such study does a man progress in his understanding of the Mysteries of Masonry and begin to improve himself and, thereby, his community. It is our hope that as we build more resources on our website we can become a resource for those in the Craft seeking to make daily progress. – Worshipful Brother David Riley and Brother Nicholas Harvey

We believe that Freemasonry provides a genuine initiatory experience and a pathway to mature masculinity. The Gentle Craft brings together men who might have otherwise been divided by class, race, religion, or sectarian opinion and allows them to become friends and Brothers. It provides important moral instruction and non-dogmatic support for faith in the Divine. It gives men a sense of their place in society, in history, and in the universe. Freemasonry is not only relevant for men in our modern age, but essential. ** We believe candidates should be provided the best possible experience in joining the Fraternity. The experience of being Entered, Passed and Raised should be deeply moving, impressive, and memorable. But these experiences are essential but insufficient for a truly good candidate experience. The traditional education for candidates consisting of memorization of catechisms or lectures provides an excellent opportunity to introduce candidates to the philosophy, history, and traditions of the Fraternity. Mere memorization isn’t education. It is imperative that candidates be provided with the opportunity to begin to develop a real understanding of the degrees and the Craft. * We believe in the tradition of making “daily progress in Freemasonry.” Freemasonry is a progressive science — that is to say, it is a body of knowledge that requires study and effort. Only through such study does a man progress in his understanding of the Mysteries of Masonry and begin to improve himself and, thereby, his community. It is our hope that as we build more resources on our website we can become a resource for those in the Craft seeking to make daily progress. – Worshipful Brother David Riley and Brother Nicholas Harvey

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We believe that Freemasonry provides a genuine initiatory experience and a pathway to mature masculinity. The Gentle Craft brings together men who might have otherwise been divided by class, race, religion, or sectarian opinion and allows them to become friends and Brothers. It provides important moral instruction and non-dogmatic support for faith in the Divine. It gives men a sense of their place in society, in history, and in the universe. Freemasonry is not only relevant for men in our modern age, but essential. ** We believe candidates should be provided the best possible experience in joining the Fraternity. The experience of being Entered, Passed and Raised should be deeply moving, impressive, and memorable. But these experiences are essential but insufficient for a truly good candidate experience. The traditional education for candidates consisting of memorization of catechisms or lectures provides an excellent opportunity to introduce candidates to the philosophy, history, and traditions of the Fraternity. Mere memorization isn’t education. It is imperative that candidates be provided with the opportunity to begin to develop a real understanding of the degrees and the Craft. * We believe in the tradition of making “daily progress in Freemasonry.” Freemasonry is a progressive science — that is to say, it is a body of knowledge that requires study and effort. Only through such study does a man progress in his understanding of the Mysteries of Masonry and begin to improve himself and, thereby, his community. It is our hope that as we build more resources on our website we can become a resource for those in the Craft seeking to make daily progress. – Worshipful Brother David Riley and Brother Nicholas Harvey

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English


Episodes

Episode 25 - The Grumpy Past Masters Are Here (with Jonathan Sriberg and Geoffrey Kromer)

6/17/2020
Worshipful Jonathan Sriberg and Worshipful Geoffrey Kromer join us to talk about The Grumpy Past Master's Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/harrumph/

Duration:01:13:47

Episode 24 - "Native American Masons" with Bro. T.S. Akers

5/28/2020
Joining Three Distinct Knocks this week is Brother T.S. Akers, a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, is the Curator of Collections for the McAlester Valley of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. He has written extensively on the history of Freemasonry in Oklahoma, including the essential volume Knights on the Prairie: A History of Templary in Oklahoma. Akers’ paper “The Legacy of Regimental Lodges” was recently published in Philalethes: The Journal of Masonic Research...

Duration:01:07:22

Episode 22 - "The Condition of Freemasonry in Oklahoma" with Robert G Davis

4/5/2020
The Illustrious Bob Davis joins us to speak about the condition of Freemasonry in Oklahoma. More info can be found here: www.RobertGDavis.net

Duration:01:12:41

Episode 21 - The Art of Memory with Martin Faulks

12/9/2019
Learn more about Martin Faulks: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MartinJFaulks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/martin.faulks Lewis Masonic: Https://lewismasonic.co.uk "A Mosaic Palace Freemasonry and the Art of Memory" https://amzn.to/38mInmi

Duration:01:37:47

Episode 20 - Tattooing Masons and Masons who tattoo

6/13/2019
David's rant: https://threedistinctknocks.org/of-rings-and-things/ Bro. Joseph Boo, Wor. David Norton, and Bro. Ian Adams join us to talk about: Tattooing Masons Masons with Tattoos Masonic Tattoos Masons who Tattoo

Duration:01:04:50

Episode 19 - "Find More" Campaign with Wor. H. Robert Huke

5/11/2019
Wor. H. Robert Huke joins us to talk about the new "Find More" marketing campaign with the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts.

Duration:00:55:31

Episode 18.1 - We asked Bob Davis, York Rite or Scottish Rite?

3/25/2019
We asked Bob Davis "York Rite or Scottish Rite?" and which one should be done first.

Duration:00:05:28

Episode 18 - We're Back With Robert G Davis

3/22/2019
David's rant, titled "Hello, Brother." Dr. Jim Tresner New Scottish Rite education materials Bob answers the age old debate: Scottish Rite vs York Rite? The products mentioned can be found here: https://robertgdavis.net/shop/

Duration:01:06:00

Episode 17 - Starting a New Grand Lodge

10/25/2018
Thank you to Bro. Aaron for suggesting this topic from our Patreon! "My topic is the ideal Grand Lodge, but in a bit of a science fiction context. It's 20 years in the future, and you find yourself in the new colony on Mars. At the point that there are three Lodges in this new colony, you and your Grand Lodge decide that the time has come to form a fully autonomous Grand Lodge on Mars, and you are to become its first Grand Master as well has having very nearly complete freedom in drafting...

Duration:01:02:27

Episode 16 - The Copiale Manuscript

9/19/2018
Bro. Bryan Godwin joins us to discuss what the Copiale Manuscript is and what implications it has for the Masonic timeline Bro Bryan Godwin: https://freemasonlifestyle.com/ https://www.facebook.com/brobryan.godwin.5 https://www.instagram.com/freemasonlifestyle/ Episode Sponsor: www.fossilbluff.com https://www.patreon.com/ThreeDistinctKnocks

Duration:01:04:22

Episode 15 - Enough!

9/19/2018
We discuss the (recently released in the USA) show "Inside the Freemasons" from the UGLE. Now on Netflix. Episode Sponsor: www.fossilbluff.com Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ThreeDistinctKnocks

Duration:00:37:12

Episode 14 - The Fine Arts with Wor. Ryan Flynn

8/21/2018
For the rant, Bro. David Riley talks about the unexpected hiatus and how Masons came to him in his time of need. Bro. Ryan Flynn talks about the fine arts of Freemasonry and his beautiful works of art. Ryan can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/RyanJFlynnArtist/

Duration:01:20:20

You NEED to subscribe to The Southern California Research Lodge

4/24/2018
While in Guthrie, Oklahoma for the Scottish Rite Reunion Weekend I had a chance to sit down with Worshipful Jeriel Smith to talk about their lodge and the monthly print that I believe should be in every Mason's mailbox. Thank you Bro. Taylor of the podcast www.facebook.com/frontporchmasonic for joining as well! More info can be found here: https://www.theresearchlodge.com/ (sorry for the audio. The Library was the only quiet place we could find!)

Duration:00:51:42

ELI5: York Rite vs Scottish Rite

3/26/2018
We discuss the history and differences between York Rite and Scottish Rite, and which one you should join first.

Duration:00:19:35

ELI5: Advice for New Worshipful Masters

3/19/2018
David shares wisdom for first time Worshipful Masters and we bounce ideas that we've seen work from our years in the Craft through many lodges around the world.

Duration:00:09:56

ELI5: How to pick a lodge? How to change lodges?

3/14/2018
ELI5: How to pick a lodge? How to change lodges? We discuss how to pick a lodge, how to change lodges, and what to look for.

Duration:00:08:52

ELI5: Lucinda Pendleton Morgan Harris (Smith?), Joseph Smith, the Mormon church, and the Grand Lodge of Illinois

3/13/2018
ELI5: Lucinda Pendleton Morgan Harris (Smith?), wife of William Morgan of the Morgan Affair.

Duration:00:09:45

ELI5: Morgan Affair

3/13/2018
The first video in our series of SHORT videos, ELI5 style (explain like I'm 5 yrs old) on various subjects with the goal of bringing all non-masons, EA, FC, and MM "up to speed".

Duration:00:10:17

Episode 13 - Order & Harmony

2/17/2018
Wor. David Riley & Bro. Nicholas Harvey discuss Robert's Rules of Order ( http://amzn.to/2BBOq8U ) and "..parliamentary procedure for parliamentarians and anyone involved in an organization, association, club, or group and the authoritative guide to smooth, orderly, and fairly conducted meetings and assemblies." David's rant can be found here: http://threedistinctknocks.org/order-and-harmony/

Duration:00:59:14

Episode 12 - The After Lodge Experience

1/19/2018
Harlan, Bruce, Tony, and J from the After Lodge Podcast join us to talk about the importance of the "after lodge experience" www.AfterLodge.com www.Facebook.com/AfterLodge www.ThreeDistinctKnocks.org www.Facebook.com/ThreeDistinctKnocks

Duration:01:15:27