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The Masonic Roundtable is a weekly panel of Masons from around the United States who discuss the latest and greatest in Masonic news, events, scholarship, and happenings. Join the conversation!

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United States

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The Masonic Roundtable is a weekly panel of Masons from around the United States who discuss the latest and greatest in Masonic news, events, scholarship, and happenings. Join the conversation!

Language:

English

Contact:

765-276-7532


Episodes
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The Masonic Roundtable - 0478 - Tubal Cain

7/11/2024
Let's dive deep into a Mason's mason. An artificer's artificer. Who was this mysterious creator? Or, which one are we talking about again? Prepare to have your metals tested on this week's TMR!

Duration:00:52:45

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The Masonic Roundtable - 0477 - Esotericon 2024 Recap

6/27/2024
This week we reflect on this year's Esotericon conference in Manassas, Virginia! Hear about the highlights and magical moments that occurred. Insights will be shared and maybe even a sneak preview of what's coming next!

Duration:01:02:26

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The Masonic Roundtable - 0476 - The Mystic Tie

6/13/2024
In this episode, we delve into "The Mystic Tie," a profound concept in Freemasonry symbolizing the deep bonds of brotherhood and unity among Masons. We'll explore its historical origins, significance in Masonic rituals, and how it continues to inspire and connect members across the globe. Join us as we uncover the timeless principles that make "The Mystic Tie" an enduring cornerstone of Masonic philosophy.

Duration:00:56:05

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The Masonic Roundtable - 0475 - Grand Lodge Obsolescence

6/6/2024
In this episode, we delve into the Grand Lodge system, the backbone of Freemasonry. We'll explore the core functions a Grand Lodge is meant to fulfill: is it effectively upholding these duties during a membership decline? We'll dissect whether these traditional roles hold value and are being actively pursued. Finally, we'll ask the tough question: under what circumstances might the Grand Lodge structure itself become obsolete? Tune in for a thought-provoking discussion on the future of Freemasonry!

Duration:01:01:05

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The Masonic Roundtable - 0474 - The Western Esoteric Traditions

5/30/2024
Join us as we talk with Brother Ike Baker, host of the Arcanvm Podcast, as we discuss the Western Esoteric Tradition. We'll discuss what it is, how it relates to Freemasonry, and what people should gain from these practices.

Duration:01:03:01

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The Masonic Roundtable - 0473 - What If? George Washington Were the First Grand Master

5/23/2024
In a new Masonic Roundtable exclusive series, we take a twist on the Marvel "What if?" series and explore the alternate timelines of Masonic history that could change our modern understanding of Freemasonry for better or for worse. This week, we explore George Washington's rise as Grand Master and what could have been!

Duration:00:58:48

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The Masonic Roundtable - 0472 - What If? Freemasonry Were Always Co-Ed?

5/9/2024
In a new Masonic Roundtable exclusive series, we take a twist on the Marvel "What if?" series and explore the alternate timelines of Masonic history that could change our modern understanding of Freemasonry for better or for worse. This week, we explore the Co-Ed Masonry and what could have been!

Duration:01:03:02

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The Masonic Roundtable - 0471 - What If? The Morgan Affair Never Happened

4/25/2024
In a new Masonic Roundtable exclusive series, we take a twist on the Marvel "What if?" series and explore the alternate timelines of Masonic history that could change our modern understanding of Freemasonry for better or for worse. This week, we explore the Morgan Affair and what could have been!

Duration:00:56:49

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The Masonic Roundtable - 0470 - What If? Antients & Moderns Never United

4/18/2024
In a new Masonic Roundtable exclusive series, we take a twist on the Marvel "What if?" series and explore the alternate timelines of Masonic history that could change our modern understanding of Freemasonry for better or for worse. This week, we explore the schism of the Antients and the Moderns and what could have been!

Duration:01:03:24

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The Masonic Roundtable - 0469 - Solar Eclipse Lunacy (with bonus Sun and Moon symbolism!)

4/11/2024
If you are reading this, you survived the reckoning that was predicted to happen at the Eclipse. What do the Masons know about the powers of the sun and moon? Find out in our post-eclipse episode guaranteed to bring light from darkness!

Duration:01:00:58

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The Masonic Roundtable - 0468 - A Matter of Degrees

4/4/2024
Brothers of the craft must "make progress in Masonry." That is to say, they must work between their degrees in order to pass proficiency before proceeding further in their journey for more light. Find out how jurisdictional differences may throw some curveballs in our understanding of how we advance as Masons.

Duration:01:01:00

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The Masonic Roundtable - 0467 - Lafayette

3/28/2024
Join us this week as we unravel the storied threads of Freemasonry through the remarkable life of the Marquis de Lafayette. Along with Brother Chris Ruli, we will explore how this revered figure's Masonic journey intertwined with his quest for liberty and brotherhood, shaping not only his legacy but the very fabric of the societies he touched.

Duration:01:07:57

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The Masonic Roundtable - 0466 - The Lewis

3/21/2024
In this episode, we delve into the fascinating world of Masonic symbolism with a focus on the Lewis lifting device—a tool that not only lifts heavy stones but also represents the strong bonds of generational support within Freemasonry. Discover how this ancient implement symbolizes the passing of wisdom, strength, and support from Masonic fathers to their sons, and how it reflects the broader principle of lifting each other in our journey through life. Join us as we explore the deep connections between practical masonry tools and the spiritual values that bind the fraternity across generations.

Duration:00:51:46

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The Masonic Roundtable - 0465 - Finding the Right Lodge

3/14/2024
Embarking on your Masonic journey but unsure how to choose the right lodge? This episode is your guide to finding a Masonic lodge that aligns with your interests, values, and needs. We'll discuss key factors to consider, from lodge culture and community involvement to educational opportunities and ritual work. Tune in to discover tips and insights on selecting a lodge where you can grow, contribute, and experience the true essence of Brotherhood. Your perfect Masonic fit awaits!

Duration:01:01:16

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The Masonic Roundtable - 0464 - The Tria Prima - Sulphor

3/7/2024
Dive deep into the esoteric realms as we explore the intriguing role of sulfur within the Tria Prima of Alchemy - Sulfur, Mercury, and Salt - and its profound connection to Masonic symbolism and teachings. This episode will reveal the transformative power of sulfur as the alchemical symbol of the soul's essence and its significance in the pursuit of spiritual purification and enlightenment. Join us on this fascinating journey to uncover how the fiery nature of sulfur illuminates the Masonic path towards inner light and wisdom.

Duration:00:55:38

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The Masonic Roundtable - 0463 - The Tria Prima - Mercury

2/29/2024
In this mercurial episode, we continue our journey into the mystical world of alchemy to explore the importance of mercury (or quicksilver) and its connection to the Tria Prima - Sulphur, Mercury, and Salt - the three primes of alchemy that symbolize the material aspects of all reality. Discover how these ancient principles intertwine with Masonic teachings, shedding light on the spiritual and material transformation processes. Join us as we uncover the symbolic relevance of mercury in the alchemical and Masonic journey towards enlightenment and self-improvement.

Duration:00:47:29

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The Masonic Roundtable - 0462 - The Tria Prima - Salt

2/22/2024
In this enlightening episode, we delve into the mystical world of alchemy to explore the significance of salt and its connection to the Tria Prima - Sulphur, Mercury, and Salt - the three primes of alchemy that symbolize the material aspects of reality. Discover how these ancient principles intertwine with Masonic teachings, shedding light on the spiritual and material transformation processes. Join us as we uncover the symbolic relevance of salt in the alchemical and Masonic journey towards enlightenment and self-improvement.

Duration:01:04:51

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The Masonic Roundtable - 0461 - The Failure of Masonic Leadership

2/15/2024
In our latest episode, we dive deep into the thought-provoking insights from a recent article on The Midnight Freemasons, challenging the conventional focus on leadership within the fraternity. We explore the critical link between Freemasonry's membership dilemmas and its leadership challenges. This episode promises a candid discussion on the necessity of leadership development, contrasted with the transformative power of Masonic education.

Duration:02:10:56

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The Masonic Roundtable - 0460 - Oscar Wilde

2/8/2024
Embark on a fascinating exploration of the renowned literary figure Oscar Wilde and his lesser-known connection to Freemasonry. In this episode, we delve into Wilde's Masonic experience, uncovering how it influenced his life and work. Gain insights into the impact of Masonic philosophy on his writings and the role that Freemasonry played in the social circles of his time. Join us as we piece together this intriguing aspect of Oscar Wilde's life, offering a unique perspective on one of history's most celebrated writers.

Duration:00:54:22

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The Masonic Roundtable - 0459 - Tracing Boards in the Digital Age

1/25/2024
This episode of The Masonic Roundtable beckons you to a journey through time and technology. We will delve into the enigmatic world of Masonic Tracing Boards, those sacred tapestries of symbols and allegories, and how they illuminate the ritualistic heart of Freemasonry. But our exploration doesn't end there; we venture further, intertwining the past with the pulsing beat of the present as we discuss the advent of AI artwork. How does this groundbreaking technology intertwine with the age-old practices of the Masons? Does it herald a new era of esoteric expression or offer a fresh lens to view our ancient symbols? Join us and find out!

Duration:00:56:48