Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Masters Lecture and Washington D.C.

I am currently in the process of learning the Masters lecture and I have to say that it’s the most challenging, but at the same time one of the better ones to learn, as you are telling a story, not just explaining symbolism. The FC is similar, but the Masters is better because it’s the Masters. I think every Freemason reading this should take the time in your Masonic journey to learn the lecture of the three blue degrees. It makes you sit and think a lot harder about the symbolism and what the degree itself means to you. Honestly it takes a lot of work and a good investment of time, but I think you will see that what you learn about yourself and what Esoteric Freemasonry means to you, and if it is something you are interested in. I guess some see me as putting the kart before the horse as I am not learning any roles (even though I have learned the MC/SD role for all three degrees). The roles are cake before learning a 30 minute lecture by memory.

Looks like I will have an opportunity to give this lecture soon as a candidate just passed his proficiency; he did the tactic of talking as fast as possible over his mistakes. It’s not a bad try, unlike myself which actually talks slower when I am presenting myself, which caused me to stutter when I got stuck. ;)

I will be in Washington D.C. and the Norfolk area next week if any brother wants to meet up for coffee or dinner. I will be somewhat busy but would be honored if someone wanted to grab a cup of Joe. I am planning on attending Naval Lodge #4, but don’t know if I will be up to going through the tuck and role of dues card and full examination. Sometimes I don’t mind, but if I had to do it right now I most likely would pass. I know that it is necessary to pass on and prove I am a Mason, but sometimes I just want to be greeted and taken by the hand, and not shuffled off to a little room on the side and get examined by one of the Past Masters who gets over excited at examining a young pup like myself.

Maybe I will be up to it in a week, excited for the fellowship with brothers from another area.


Gingerman said...

I never actually been to Naval Lodge #4, but some of their brothers have visited my lodge, and they are very open and friendly. I doubt if there are many problems with visiting.

When will you be in the area? I'm outside of D.C., in Maryland

fromdarknesstolight said...

I will be there the week of the 3rd of December. I will be in D.C. on the 4th and evening of the 6th.

Shoot me an e-mail if you get a chance.

Anonymous said...

I'm a member of AW-22 in Alexandria, VA and we will have a meeting on the 13th let me know if you'd like to attend thanks Mike

Gingerman said...

If the AW-22 comment was addressed to me, it sounds like a good idea. Let me know some details, please.

Gingerman said...

Thursday is a good date for me. Let me know the details. I have an appt. in the morning, and one at 6:00pm.

fromdarknesstolight said...

Thanks Brother Mike, but I won't be in the area at that time. I will however be back in Feburary/Janurary time frame. So maybe we can meet up then?

fromdarknesstolight said...

Great Gingerman, I will e-mail you once I have a better idea of my schedule. But maybe meet up at the Temple around 1500?

Let me know.

-Bro Vick