Monday, February 12, 2018

‘Muses Threnodie discussion next month’

I’d love to get to these meetings, but they’re just too far away, but maybe you can attend. The Maryland Masonic Research Society’s meeting next month will feature discussion of what I think is a wonderfully unusual topic. I had the pleasure of catching up with Sister Joi at the Masonic Society banquet Friday. She says:

Maryland Masonic Research Society
Saturday, March 3
Muses Threnodie: Poetic License
or Historical Insight?
Presented by Ed Johnson
Silver Spring Lodge 215
410 University Blvd., West
Silver Spring, Maryland

Muses Threnodie” is a poem published in Scotland in 1638 that contains a reference that suggests a connection between Freemasonry and the Rosicrucian movement. This presentation explores the theory that Masonry has its origins in Rosicrucianism, describing Rosicrucianism, J.G. Buhle’s theory about its connection to Masonry, and the arguments in favor and against his theory.

Ed Johnson is a Past Master of Pentalpha Lodge 194 in Germantown, Maryland, and a Past President of the Maryland Masonic Research Society. He actively pursues and stays abreast of the latest in Masonic scholarship through his memberships in the Scottish Rite Research Society, Quatuor Coronati Correspondence Circle, Philalethes Society, and The Masonic Society. He complements his interest in Masonic scholarship through his membership in the Biblical Archaeology Society and the study of a variety of esoteric topics.

Lunch at noon, $20 per person payable at the door. Meeting and presentation at 1 p.m. Enter at the rear of the lodge building. RSVP to the Secretary here no later than February 27.

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