Monday, March 1, 2010

Pennsylvania Academy of Masonic Knowledge

The Pennsylvania Academy of Masonic Knowledge will meet Saturday, March 20 at Freemasons Cultural Campus in Elizabethtown. Two speakers are scheduled:

Bro. C. DeForrest Trexler of Pennsylvania will discuss “Degree Rituals of the Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.”

Bro. Sean Graystone, Superintendent of the House of the Temple, will speak on “Esoteric Freemasonry.”

(With any luck, he’ll talk to Trexler about Esoteric Freemasonry in the Rituals of the Scottish Rite!)

Trexler is particularly well qualified to address his topic, as he is the Grand Secretary General of the NMJ, and is the man behind many of the changes made to the NMJ’s rituals in recent years. I am only assuming, but this may be similar to his remarks at the recent Royal Order of Scotland meeting.

Graystone is a favorite among Masonic and Rosicrucian esotericists. He was among those who spoke at the first Rose Circle conference. (Has it been four years already?!)

It’s been a year and a half since the Magpie Mason attended the Academy. Gotta make the effort this time.

Registration at 8:30 a.m., program to begin at 9:30. Lunch at noon, and the day will end by 3 p.m.

If you go to the Academy, you will pass this owl on your way upstairs. If I’m not mistaken, this and other architectural treasures were rescued from buildings the fraternity gave up over the years, and were installed here.

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