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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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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!






The Masonic Roundtable - 0452 - Attire that Inspires

Modern science has given us a new psychological trick that can make us better men and Masons. Listen in to learn this one simple trick that can boost your awareness and attentiveness in lodge, at home, and at work.


The Masonic Roundtable - 0451 - Sufism and Freemasonry: Unveiling Mystical Connections

Embark on a fascinating journey exploring the intersections between Sufism and Freemasonry in our latest episode. We delve into the mystical and philosophical parallels that bind these two ancient traditions, shedding light on their shared values and teachings. Discover how Sufi principles resonate within Masonic practices and how both paths seek to guide individuals toward spiritual enlightenment and understanding. Join us for this enlightening exploration of esoteric wisdom and brotherhood.


The Masonic Roundtable - 0450 - Roll Call

Join us as we delve into the intricate details and fascinating variations of the 12 Fellowcrafts in the Master Mason Degree in ritual and across multiple jurisdictions, reflecting the diverse heritage and practices of Masons across the globe.


The Masonic Roundtable - 0449 - The Ballot Box

It's election season! Venture into the heart of Freemasonry as we dissect the rituals and nuances of Masonic elections and balloting. Understand the sacred traditions, the importance of secrecy, and the integrity that drives these pivotal processes. Whether you're an initiated Brother or a curious onlooker, this episode offers insights into one of the fraternity's most revered practices. Cast your vote to join the discussion!


The Masonic Roundtable - 0448 - Ancient Mysteries & Modern Masonry with Billy Hamilton

Join us for an enlightening episode as we sit down with special guest WB Billy Hamilton from Texas. Delve into the intricate layers of his groundbreaking book, "Ancient Mysteries and Modern Masonry - The Collected Writings of Jewel P. Lightfoot." Is there a bridge between the age-old mysteries of the past and the Masonic practices of today? This book reveals uncharted connections, enlightening insights, and the potential paths Masonry could take in the future from the perspective of a Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Texas over a century ago. This is one discussion you won't want to miss – where the ancient world intertwines with modern Masonry!


The Masonic Roundtable - 0447 - Father Time

Journey with us as we delve into the profound Masonic symbols of Father Time and the Weeping Virgin. What do they signify within the context of Freemasonry, and how do they resonate in the broader human experience? This episode promises a thought-provoking exploration, unraveling the layers of meaning and history behind these emblematic figures. Uncover their mysteries with us!


The Masonic Roundtable - 0446 - A Little Light Reading: Masonic Book Clubs

Dive deep into the world of Masonic Book Clubs! Learn the key steps to initiate and effectively run a club, discover the myriad benefits they bring, and understand potential pitfalls to avoid. Whether you're a seasoned Freemason or just curious, this episode sheds light on fostering intellectual growth and communal bonding through reading. Join us!


The Masonic Roundtable - 0445 -Ritual vs. Reality: Navigating Masonic Contradictions

In our upcoming episode, we'll dive deep into the intriguing realm of Masonic contradictions. Join us as we explore instances where Masonic ritual and teachings intersect with real-world situations, leading to conflicts—be it due to jurisdictional variations or the challenges of practical implementation. We'll delve into these thought-provoking scenarios and seek to understand how Masons grapple with these contradictions while upholding the core principles of the craft. Tune in for a fascinating discussion that sheds light on the complexities of Freemasonry in the modern world.


The Masonic Roundtable - 0444 - The University of Freemasonry

Join us for a thought-provoking Masonic podcast episode as we unravel the intricate world of Scottish Rite Philosophy and its connection to the moral teachings of the Blue Lodge. We'll delve into the heart of Freemasonry's core principles and ethics. Plus, we'll explore the longstanding debate surrounding the 'University of Freemasonry' moniker—examining its accuracy, relevance, and place in modern Masonic discourse. Tune in for an engaging conversation that bridges the wisdom of the Scottish Rite with the foundations of Masonic morality.


The Masonic Roundtable - 0443 - Remember Your Oaths!

In our upcoming Masonic podcast episode, we'll delve deep into the world of Masonic oaths and obligations. Explore the significance of these solemn promises, their means of enforcement, and how they apply within a voluntary organization like Freemasonry. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the ethics, responsibilities, and shared values that bind Masons together in their unique journey of volunteerism and brotherhood.


The Masonic Roundtable - 0442 - The Hive Mind

Buzz into the world of Masonic symbols with our exploration of the beehive! Discover its rich significance in Masonry, representing industry, cooperation, and the importance of community. This episode dives into the ancient roots and modern interpretations of this emblematic Masonic icon. Join us for a symbolic journey that's as intriguing as the world of bees itself.


The Masonic Roundtable - 0441 - Dealer's Choice - Thank You Supporters!

Join us this week as we salute our Patrons and Supporters of the show! Those in the Private Patreon Facebook group have been given instructions to bombard that group with topics of discussion, which we will randomly choose and get through as much as we can in a 5-minute window! It will be a show selected by those who supported our efforts all these years! SO THANK YOU!


The Masonic Roundtable - 0440 - The White House and the Freemasons

Join the Knights of the roundtable this week as we meet with B. Chris Ruli, past Grand Historian of the GL of DC, and a historian on early Freemasonry, whose new book "The White House & The Freemasons" touches on the effect of the Craft on the Presidency of the United States!


The Masonic Roundtable - 0439 - Reading, Writing, and Ritual?

Step into the Masonic classroom as we delve into strategies for enhancing Masonic pedagogy across rituals, leadership training, and symbolic interpretations. Learn how a renewed focus on educational methodologies can revolutionize the Masonic experience, making it more impactful for members. With centuries-old traditions at its core, how does Freemasonry adapt and improve its teaching methods for the modern age? Join us for this enlightening discussion on the future of Masonic education and growth.


The Masonic Roundtable - 0438 - The Jewish Essentials of Freemasonry

This week, the Knights of the Masonic Roundtable are joined by Brother Matthew Parker, current Master of Nebraska Lodge No. 1 in Omaha, NE, to discuss the Mysteries of Freemasonry under the lens of Judaism and Masonic History.


The Masonic Roundtable - 0437 - Literally Masonry--Literally

Dive deep into the world of Freemasonry as we tackle the concept of literalism within the fraternity. Is everything in Masonic teachings to be taken at face value, or is there deeper symbolic meaning? Join us as we unravel the layers of Masonic traditions, exploring where the lines between factual history and allegory blur. This episode promises to shed light on one of the most debated aspects of Masonic study.


The Masonic Roundtable - 0436 - The Swedenborgian Rite

Ready to delve into the captivating world of esoteric Freemasonry? Join The Masonic Roundtable podcast as they explore the enigmatic Swedenborgian Rite of Freemasonry in a thought-provoking and illuminating episode with special guest, James E. Frey!


The Masonic Roundtable - 0435 - Masonic TikTok: A Digital Revolution

Join us in this exciting episode as we explore the fascinating intersection of Freemasonry and TikTok with our special guest, Worshipful Master Tyler McKenzie. Discover how the ancient fraternity is utilizing this modern platform to engage with the younger generation and demystify Masonic traditions. Listen to WM Tyler share his unique insights on using TikTok to spotlight Freemasonry, its core values, and its relevance today. Don't miss this fascinating conversation, where the timeless wisdom of Freemasonry meets the dynamic world of TikTok.


The Masonic Roundtable - 0434 - District Deputy Grand Masters with Nicholas Laine

Join The Masonic Roundtable as they delve into the intriguing role of District Deputy Grand Masters, exploring their impact on Masonic lodges and communities. Special guest Nicholas Laine, an esteemed Masonic leader, shares his valuable insights and experiences, making this episode a must-listen for Freemasons seeking to deepen their understanding of Masonic governance.


The Masonic Roundtable - 0433 - Apotheosis & Freemasonry

In this thought-provoking episode, join us as we delve into the concept of apotheosis and its significance in Freemasonry, exploring how the transformative journey towards divine enlightenment plays a pivotal role in the craft's teachings and rituals, offering profound insights into the pursuit of personal and spiritual growth within the fraternity.