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Masonic Central - the pod cast for Freemasons by Freemasons. This show is a weekly talk show on the wide world of all things Masonic, from movies and books to academia and notables. The goal of the program is to create a heightened awareness of the venerable institution. If your looking to learn more about Freemasonry, then Masonic Central is the right place to be.

Masonic Central - the pod cast for Freemasons by Freemasons. This show is a weekly talk show on the wide world of all things Masonic, from movies and books to academia and notables. The goal of the program is to create a heightened awareness of the venerable institution. If your looking to learn more about Freemasonry, then Masonic Central is the right place to be.
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Masonic Central - the pod cast for Freemasons by Freemasons. This show is a weekly talk show on the wide world of all things Masonic, from movies and books to academia and notables. The goal of the program is to create a heightened awareness of the venerable institution. If your looking to learn more about Freemasonry, then Masonic Central is the right place to be.

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English


Episodes

All things Shrine International on Masonic Central.

5/3/2010
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The song bring out the clowns starts to ring in my head when ever I start to think about the Shrine in a large way. Not out of any misanthropic meanness but because of their excellent work and commitment to the happiness and well being of so many children. . Say the name of the Shrine and instantly the image of charity, children's hospitals, and red fez's comes to mind, but behind those iconic images is an organizational powerhouse that, some suggest, drives the future of the Masonic...

Duration:01:32:13

Gate City Lodge, Masonry since 1887

4/5/2010
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What makes a lodge successful? Is it the energy behind the lodge, the people that create it? And, does that energy come at a cost? Is there a social capitol that is bartered in an invisible exchange that at times reflects a huge value where at others it challenges its very existence. One such lodge happens to be a nexus for this very question, and has had a year to barter and trade on its own social capitol building a reputation amongst its community and amongst its peers. And this...

Duration:01:07:31

Author Michael Halleran on his new book The Better Angels of Our Nature: Freemasonry in the American

3/29/2010
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In the wake of the most turbulent period of American history, the story of the intersection of Freemasonry and the Civil War have been many and profound - fact and fiction have become impossibly merged until now. In an eloquent narrative story telling, Michael Halleran's new book The Better Angels of Our Nature: Freemasonry in the American Civil War separates the dime store novel and after dinner yarns from the real and verifiable stories of the American Civil War.

Duration:01:34:46

From HELL - Masonic Central by gas light.

3/22/2010
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Madness, mayhem, mystery, and murder, these are but a few of the terms one could use to define the book, and later film, From HELL. Written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Eddie Campbell (and Pete Mullins), the book is really at the for of recent fictional works in print and celluloid that featured the fraternity of Freemasonry in some diabolic aspect. One of its earlier for-bearers was more of a positive turn in the Return of the King, and so many years later, Moore and his work From...

Duration:01:31:47

The Occult of Personality...hidden in plain site

3/15/2010
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Few places give you consistent discourse on the occult and the western mystery tradition. And even fewer present the thought leaders within that field today. Masonic circles aside, few are the sources to find this type of conversation, and even fewer that produce it with the passion that Greg Kaminsky does. Greg is the spirit, production, and host of the Occult of Personality podcast which has an ever increasing inventory of programs centered squarely on the idea of the occult and how it...

Duration:01:15:03

Traditional Observance, what is it, and is it the future of American Masonry?

3/8/2010
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The MRF provides education and training to individuals, lodges and Grand Lodges on ways to establish quality programs, academic excellence and social relevance in their Masonic communities. As American Freemasonry faces some of the most important challenges in its history, the MRF stands to ensure a sense of purpose and identity for the Craft. Joining us this week on Masonic Central to talk about the MRF, Traditional Observance Lodges (TO), and the European Concept Lodge (EC) are Mark...

Duration:01:37:00

Masonic Central Japan with guest Br. Jim Johnston

2/8/2010
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Brothers Michael Pearce and Bill Patterson launch their inaugural edition Masonic Central Asia with their guest Br. Jim Johnston, PhD., who is one of the foremost scholars on Masonry in Japan. Also, Br. Johnston is a Past Grand Master of the island nation, a 33º Brother of the Scottish Rite, and a founding member of the Lodge of research Japan. This episode was pre-recorded for the time difference but your questions and comments are very much welcome and encouraged!

Duration:00:40:30

Karl Grube from the Bonisteel Masonic Library

2/1/2010
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Join us this Sunday on the Masonic Central pod cast as Karl Grube, who is the President of the Bonisteel Masonic Library in Ann Arbor Michigan and a member of the board of trustees for the Detroit Masonic Temple Library, talks to us about Michigan Masonry, the life and legacy of the Bonisteel Library, and the jewel of the American Masonic edifice, the Detroit Masonic Temple.

Duration:01:08:13

Table Talk - post holiday catch up on 2009

1/25/2010
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The holidays are done and past, and the cold grip of winter is taking hold, but what better time to catch up with a warm conversation and some reminiscence of what was 2009. This week on Masonic Central, join us as we go over the highlights (and low lights) of Masonry in 2009 and look ahead at some of the trends that seem to be already charting the course of 2010. The show goes live promptly at 9pm EST/6pm PST and the phone lines will be open for your questions and comments. I know it will...

Duration:01:03:08

Masonic Central with Paul Bessel and Jerry Samet

1/18/2010
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This is a special Masonic Central re-broadcast from August 2008 when brothers Paul Bessel and Jerry Samet, past Grand Master Washington DC, joined us on the program for an enlightening conversation about Paul's fantastic research and publication website, his book Masonic Questions and Answers. In the conversation we delve deeply into the Document of Exclusive Territorial Jurisdiction, the space between 'regular' Masonry and Prince Hall Freemasonry, and the success (and challenges) of one...

Duration:01:11:34

Mark Koltko-Rivera on Masonic Central

12/14/2009
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With the release of The Lost Symbol, many have had the opportunity to read though the work and see the results of Dan Brown's non-Masonic contribution to the mythology of the fraternity. Like his past work, Without a doubt The Lost Symbol is a layerd thiriller that can be analyzed on many different levels to find a variety of different meanings, not surprisingly, not unlike Freemasonry itself. This week we welcome Brother Mark Koltko-Rivera, author of the forthcoming book, Discovering The...

Duration:01:34:24

Publisher and author Br. Michael Poll of Cornerstone publishing.

12/7/2009
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Ever stop to think for a few moments where some of your favorite Masonic books and imprints come from? Or how certain books get published (or don't end up in print)? What about e-books, or that really rare hard to find text that you heard mentioned once, but can't seem to find? This week on Masonic Central we step out side of the electronic publishing world and into the traditional publishing one as we host a very special guest in publisher and author Michael Poll, who is the owner of...

Duration:01:35:26

Lon Milo Duquette on Masonic Central

11/30/2009
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Within in Freemasonry, there are many titles and attributes bestowed upon its members, but few come to the table with the appellation of Magus, with a large number of books from their pen and a many years of practice under their talismaned hand, and in that list none stand out more than Brother Lon Milo Duquette. A Mason for more than a decade, Br. Duquette has spent many more of his years studying the realms of the tarot, Qabalah, Thelema, and Enochian Vision magic. Capturing the essence...

Duration:01:34:07

Suprise mystery guests on Masonic Central

11/23/2009
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In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, tonight's show is a detour from the norm with a duet of suprise mystery guests. It offers a unique glimpse into a little seen segment of Masonry that we know will delight and entertain you on this last Sunday before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Duration:01:06:23

The Sanctum Sanctorum on Masonic Central

11/16/2009
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Freemasons like to talk, a lot, and usually for good reason. Beyond the usual what time a dinner is being held or who has knocked at the temple door with interest, a great driving aspect of the fraternity is understanding why it is we do what we do, and to hear from others who may have gone down that road and can offer some insight to the journey. Thankfully, many groups exist in the fora, on a range of topics and with varying focus. Some are tiled, while others governed by subscription...

Duration:01:31:10

Building Boaz - Author John Nagy on Masonic Central

10/26/2009
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Join us on Masonic Central this Sunday as we meet and talk to Brother John Nagy who is the author of the new book “Building Boaz – Uncommon Catechism for Uncommon Masonic Education“. Once you start something, what do you do next? You take the next step of course but as with any journey into the unknown (or the unexplained) the question is where that next step should land. "Building Boaz" is the exactly where the next step in becoming a Mason should take you. In his New book Br. John Nagy...

Duration:01:02:12

Crown of Serpents on Masonic Central

10/19/2009
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Where does National Treasure meet The Lost Symbol? Wound together into a Crown of Serpents. Masonic fiction is an infrequent thing, especially when written by a brother. The Lost Symbol is a good example of the fraternity in a modern fiction, in the same way that National Treasure brought the fraternity to the cinema. This Sunday, we have the opportunity to talk about the latest edition of Masonic fiction from author Michael Karpovage, who has just released his new book Crown of Serpents....

Duration:01:02:50

"The Lost Symbol" found this Sunday

9/28/2009
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The Masonic world has been quiet this last week, noses deep in the release of the new book The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown. So now, its time to catch up, talk about the book, give away some spoilers, and look at the impact of the text on the fraternity today, and how (or if) it will in the future. We'll have a couple of mystery guests on to talk get into the details.

Duration:01:31:30

What is Freemasonry?

9/14/2009
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This show dedicated to talking about the fraternity of Freemasonry, what it is and what it represents. It is an open line program for your questions, comments, ideas, and theories. The goal is to talk about the various aspects of the fraternity and what it means to be a member. Please join us with tonight at 6pm PST / 9pm EST for this hour long program.

Duration:01:01:42

Masonic Central Table Talk - Back to School!

9/7/2009
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Join us tonight for Masonic Central tonight as we host another edition of our Table talk and catch up on the events and goings on of the fraternity in the last few weeks of Freemasonry. This is also an opportunity to ask the hosts any questions that you may have about the fraternity, the show, or just call in with your questions and comments. We always love to hear from everyone out there listening, and tonight is the night to call in! Some of the topics in the air is a follow up to the...

Duration:01:03:26