Some of the architecture of the Renaissance Room at Masonic Hall, the headquarters of the Grand Lodge of New York, Free and Accepted Masons.
This is the northwest corner of the lodge room, looking to the ceiling, with pipe organ at left.
|I do not recall how Jason appeared at the lectern—|
but I am sure he has a good reason for it!
|Steve Burkle was the first of the two speakers to address the audience. I have forgotten the title of his presentation, but he discussed aspects of the practical application of spiritual alchemy concepts, among other things, to wit:|
|And Steve always works a fish story into his lectures!|
|Seriously, he is one of the best speakers around.|
|David Lindez stepped ‘unto the breach,’ as it were, to serve as master of ceremonies, providing comment and context to the proceedings. (I have my moments in public speaking. Sometimes I am coherent. Sometimes I can see that I grabbed the audience. I would never attempt to emcee a Rose Circle conference.)|
|That is Gene and Phillipe in the rear. Don’t know the gentlemen in front.|
|Here are Sam and Bob from New Jersey.|
|I regret not knowing the names of this couple because|
they are regulars at Rose Circle events.
|Geoffrey from Old No. 2.|
|Mario, Sr. and Mario, Jr.|
|Michael and Joe.|
|Henry at center, with Richard and Nick behind him.|
|The incomparable Janet Wintermute perusing the index of McIntosh’s|
book. (If I didn’t use her full name, she’d kill me.)
|To be a fly on the wall of that room.|
|I don't recall how many attended the conference,|
but it pretty much was a sold out affair.
|Equipment, such as mic stands, is unavoidable, but|
sometimes it can drive a photographer nuts.
|I’m afraid I don’t know the gentleman with the microphone,|
but that’s the inimitable Jonny Clockworks at left.
|Never mind McIntosh, Burkle, and Lindez (although David’s|
devilish smile is priceless), look at that room!
|Oscar Alleyne. All this time I didn’t realize|
I had such a good photo of him on file.
|You have to appreciate an audience member who drafts his questions on the pages of his own notebook (to say nothing of coordinating his sport jacket with said notebook) in preparation for the Q&A!|
|David and Piers A. Vaughan. Sorry to say the Rose Circle|
website store is sold out of those ties!
|Piers, our president, makes Christopher a Fellow in the Rose Circle.|