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Solomon’s Staircase Masonic Lodge

By Solomon's Staircase Masonic Lodge #357
This podcast is a place for our lodge members to share articles, insights, and Masonic education. We are Solomon's Staircase Masonic Lodge #357, Free and Accepted Masons from Buena Park, California
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SS357: Sacred Geometry (Season 4, Episode 5)
In this episode we share articles from the March/April 2018 California Freemason magazine.
29:31
January 17, 2022
SS357: Famous Freemason: Buffalo Bill Cody (Season 4, Episode 3)
In this episode we learn a little bit about Brother William Frederick Cody, otherwise known as Buffalo Bill - https://www.freemason.com/bro-buffalo-bill-cody-freemason-frontiersman/ - https://www.codyyellowstone.org/press/thirteen-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-buffalo-bill-cody/ - https://www.biography.com/performer/buffalo-bill-cody
21:07
January 10, 2022
SS357: The Scottish Rite Regalia: 25th - 32nd Degrees (Season 4, Episode 1)
In this episode we cover the regalia of the rest of the Scottish rite degrees using information from a couple of different sources, both of which are referenced in the episode.
21:35
January 03, 2022
SS357: The Scottish Rite Regalia: 18th - 24th Degrees (Season 3, Episode 83)
In this episode we continue the series of discussing the regalia of the Scottish Rite degrees written by Jim Tresner
31:37
December 27, 2021
SS357: The Scottish Rite Regalia: 11th - 17th Degrees (Season 3, Episode 81)
This episode covers Jim Tresner's articles on the Scottish Rite regalia from the 11th through the 17th degrees.
26:40
December 20, 2021
SS357: The Scottish Rite Regalia: 4th - 10th degrees (Season 3, Episode 79)
In this episode we begin a new series sharing Jim Tresner's articles about the regalia associated with the Scottish Rite degrees
23:25
December 13, 2021
SS357: Fraternal Review - Grand Lodge Origins (Season 3, Episode 76)
In this episode we share a few of the articles from the June 2017 Fraternal Review. All issues of the Fraternal Review are worth having in your library due to the quality of the presentation, artwork and articles. This podcast does not cover everything in this issue, which can be found and purchased at the link below. https://www.theresearchlodge.com/store?category=2017+Digital+Issues  https://anchor.fm/fraternalreview
14:45
November 22, 2021
SS357: Top Masonics Books - Sep 2016 Fraternal Review (Season 3, Episode 74)
In this episode we share the list of the top 25 Masonic Books from the September 2016 Fraternal Review. All issues of the Fraternal Review are worth having in your library due to the quality of the presentation, artwork and articles. This podcast does not cover everything in this issue, which can be found and purchased at the link below. https://www.theresearchlodge.com/store?category=2016+Digital+Issues  https://anchor.fm/fraternalreview 
26:15
November 15, 2021
SS357: Famous Freemasons: Ted Lyons (Season 3, Episode 73)
In this episode we sure an article about the baseball player Ted Lyons from the Northern light magazine May 1998
19:35
November 08, 2021
SS357: 172nd Annual Communication (Season 3, Episode 72)
Sharing information on the 172nd Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of California. From an overview of what goes on, to the obligation of the new Grand Master, Most Worshipful Jeffrey Wilkins.
31:13
November 01, 2021
SS357: Lights On - The Illumination of a Well-Traveled Practice (Season 3, Episode 70)
In this episode we share a few articles from the May/June 2018 California Freemason Magazine
28:14
October 25, 2021
SS357: Discussions on Freemasonry (Season 3, Episode 68)
In this episode we share a few different articles about Freemasonry, giving you some ideas to think about and share with your lodge
27:38
October 18, 2021
SS357: Dad's, Daughters, and Job's Daughters (Season 3, Episode 67)
In this episode we share articles from the July/August 2020 California Freemason magazine
27:43
October 11, 2021
SS357: The Greatest of these is Charity (season 3, episode 65)
In this episode we focus on a few various articles about some of the charitable activities that Mason's and other concordant bodies are involved with.
26:12
October 04, 2021
SS357: Mackey's Revised History of Freemasonry (Prehistoric Masonry - Chapter 35, part 2) (Season 3, Episode 63)
Chapter 35 - The Rosicrucians and the Freemasons, Part 2
25:20
September 24, 2021
SS357: Book Reviews (September 2021) (Season 3, Episode 62)
Washington Allston: Secret Societies and the Alchemy of Anglo-American Painting by David Bjelajac Material Culture of the American Freemasons by John D. Hamilton Fraternally Yours: A Decade of Collecting by Barbara Franco Bespangled, Painted, and Embroidered: Decorated Masonic Aprons in America by Barbara Franco Artifacts and Gadgets by H. Wallace Reid
23:51
September 20, 2021
SS357: Mackey's Revised History of Freemasonry (Prehistoric Masonry - Chapter 35, part 1) (Season 3, Episode 61)
Chapter 35 - The Rosicrucians and the Freemasons, Part 1
27:00
September 17, 2021
SS357: Mackey's Revised History of Freemasonry (Prehistoric Masonry - Chapter 34) (Season 3, Episode 60)
Chapter 34 - The Astrologers and the Freemasons
18:40
September 10, 2021
SS357: Spotlight on California Lodges, Part 1 (Season 3, Episode 59)
Join us as we share some stories about vaious lodges in California from the California Freemason magazine. San Diego Lodge #35 Raven's Rock Lodge #870 (UD at the time of the article) Riveria Lodge #780 Big Bear Lodge #617 King David's Lodge #209
22:05
September 06, 2021
SS357: 300 Years of Freemasonry, yesterday (Season 3, Episode 56)
In this episode we share articles from the May/June 2017 California Freemason magazine.
20:25
August 23, 2021
SS357: Mackey's Revised History of Freemasonry (Prehistoric Masonry - Chapter 30, Part 2) (Season 3, Episode 54)
Chapter 30, Part 2 - Freemasonry and the House of Stuart
17:58
August 13, 2021
SS357: Mackey's Revised History of Freemasonry (Prehistoric Masonry - Chapter 30, Part 1) (Season 3, Episode 53)
Chapter 30, Part 1 - Freemasonry and the House of Stuart
25:36
August 06, 2021
SS357: Book Reviews (August 2021) (Season 3, Episode 52)
July 1999 Reflections: A Perspective on Brotherhood A Young Person's Guide to Philosophy Tales of the Knights Templar December 2017 Interpreting Masonic Ritual Freemasonry: A Journey Through Ritual and Symbol Philosophy Between the Lines: The Lost History of Esoteric Writing
15:36
August 02, 2021
SS357: Masonic Symbolism (Season 3, Episode 50)
We share an article from the November/December 2017 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry on Masonic Symbolism.
10:43
July 26, 2021
SS357: Masonic Tourism: The Seven Wonders of the Masonic World - USA Version (Season 3, Episode 49)
In this episode we share articles from the Scottish Rite Journal written by Daniel D. Hanttula.  The George Washington Masonic Memorial  The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania  The Masonic  Iowa Masonic Library  Masonic Island  The House of the Temple  The Grand Lodge of New York
28:55
July 19, 2021
SS357: Masonic Workshops (Season 3, Episode 47)
In this episode we share a three-part series written by Most Worshipfull John L Cooper III on Masonic workshops.
16:06
July 12, 2021
SS357: A look around the lodge (Season 3, Episode 45)
In this short episode we share an article called Tell Us Past Master where a Past Master talks to the younger Masons about some of the tools and implements of the lodge. We then share an article about the two columns and a bit of their history and finish up with an article from the Southern California research Lodge about the furniture of the lodge.
15:24
July 05, 2021
SS357: The Eye in the Pyramid (Season 3, Episode 43)
That eye in the pyramid is a Masonic symbol! Right?!?! Enjoy this short episode as we share an article discussing what it really means and some of the history behind the finished US seal.
10:26
June 28, 2021
SS357: Famous Freemasons: Louis Kossuth (Season 3, Episode 41)
The first article is from the June 2001 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry and the second is from encyclopedia.com
23:58
June 21, 2021
SS357: Mackey's Revised History of Freemasonry (Prehistoric Masonry - Chapter 26, Part 2) (Season 3, Episode 39)
Chapter 26, part 2 - Freemasonry and the Ancient Mysteries
30:01
June 11, 2021
SS357: Mackey's Revised History of Freemasonry (Prehistoric Masonry - Chapter 26, Part 1) (Season 3, Episode 38)
Chapter 26, part 1 - Freemasonry and the Ancient Mysteries
26:35
June 04, 2021
SS357: The Future of Freemasonry (Season 3, Episode 37)
In this episode we share a couple of articles from the July 1999 Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry Southern jurisdiction USA. The topic has noted in the title is the future of Freemasonry and there are some topics raised about how we stay relevant.
12:53
May 31, 2021
SS357: Book Reviews (April 2021) (Season 3, Episode 35)
June 1995 The History of English Freemasonry by John Hamill Masonic Chronology in Context by Leon Zeldis The History of Freemasonry in Tennessee by Charles A. Snodgrass The Folger Manuscript: The Cryptoanalysis and Interpretation of an American Masonic Manuscript by S. Brent Morris July 2000 Tools of the Craft by the Masonic Library and Museum, Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania A Trilogy: Inner Journey to the East; Meditations of a Master Mason Along the Way; Masonry for the Millennium by George R. Adams Masonic Information for Stated Meetings by Jack R. Levitt
31:56
May 17, 2021
SS357: Freemasonry and the United States Holocaust memorial museum (season 3 episode 33)
This article is from the October 1998 Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry and discusses the United States Holocaust memorial museum and the different information and exhibits they have about The persecution of Freemasons
12:49
May 10, 2021
SS357: Mythology and Meaning (Season 3, Episode 32)
In this episode we share an article from the October 1998 and Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry comparing the similarities between Jungian psychology and Freemasonry
10:07
May 03, 2021
SS357: Famous Freemasons: Dr. Jose Rizal (Season 3, Episode 30)
Join us as we share an article from the October 1998 Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry on Dr. Jose Rizal.
13:35
April 26, 2021
SS357: Albert Pike Lives On (Season 3, Episode 26)
In this article from the June 2003 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction USA we get an incomplete list of various places and things that are named after Albert Pike.
16:59
April 05, 2021
SS357: Why am I a Mason? June 2003 (Season 3, Episode 22)
In this episode we share an article from the June 2003 Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry where the author tells us his answer to the question, why am I a Mason?
16:36
March 15, 2021
SS357: Mackey's Revised History of Freemasonry (Prehistoric Masonry - Chapters 15, 16) (Season 3, Episode 21)
Chapter 15: The Extension of the Art into Other Countries Chapter 16: The Legend of Charles Martel and Namus Grecus
14:32
March 12, 2021
SS357: Famous Freemasons: Audie Leon Murphy (Season 3, Episode 20)
In this episode we share information about Brother Audie Leon Murphy. 32nd degree, K.C.C.H. from the February 1999, Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction
13:47
March 08, 2021
SS357: What's a Mason? Part 2 (Season 3, Episode 18)
We share the second half of the What's a Mason? brochure
15:25
March 01, 2021
SS357: Mackey's Revised History of Freemasonry (Prehistoric Masonry - Chapters 12, 13) (Season 3, Episode 17)
Chapter 12 - the Legend of Nimrod Chapter 13 - The Legend of Euclid
20:23
February 26, 2021
SS357: What's a Mason? Part 1 (Season 3, Episode 16)
In this episode we share the first half of a brochure called "What's a Mason?" from the Masonic information center.
12:41
February 22, 2021
SS357: Mackey's Revised History of Freemasonry (Prehistoric Masonry - Chapters 10, 11) (Season 3, Episode 15)
Chapter 10 - The Legend of Hermes Chapter 11 - The Tower of Babel
27:45
February 19, 2021
SS357: Our Lodge as an Apiary (Season 3, Episode 14)
The following article was written by Jeffery M. Wilkins, PM. As of this date RW Wilkins is the Deputy Grand Master for the state of California and he has given his express authorization to record this article as a podcast.
22:46
February 15, 2021
SS357: Mackey's Revised History of Freemasonry (Prehistoric Masonry - Chapter 9) (Season 3, Episode 13)
Chapter 9 - The Legend of Lamech's Sons and the Pillars
14:05
February 12, 2021
SS357: Discussion on the bee hive (Season 3, Episode 12)
In this episode we share two articles on the bee hive and then some information straight out of the monitor with a great discussion after each reading.
45:16
February 08, 2021
SS357: Mackey's Revised History of Freemasonry (Prehistoric Masonry - Chapters 6, 7, 8) (Season 3, Episode 11)
Chapter 6 - The Origin of the Halliwell Poem Chapter 7 - The Legend, the Germ of Masonic History Chapter 8 - The Origin of Geometry
19:38
February 05, 2021
SS357: Lewis and Clark, Corps of Discovery (Season 3, Episode 10)
This episode starts off with an article from the Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry, and ends with a reading from the history.com website about this historical journey.
19:04
February 01, 2021
SS357: Mackey's revised history of Freemasonry (Prehistoric Masonry - Chapter 5) (Season 3, Episode 9)
In this episode we share chapter 5 of Mackey's revised history of Freemasonry - The Halliwell Poem and the Legend
19:18
January 29, 2021
SS357: May 2003 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry articles (Season 3, Episode 8)
Join us as we share a few articles from the May 2003, Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry.
20:58
January 25, 2021
SS357: Mackey's Revised History of Freemasonry (Prehistoric Masonry - Chapter 4) (Season 3, Episode 7)
Chapter 4 of Mackey's revised history of Freemasonry, The Legend of the Craft. This is written in old English so I had a rough time in several areas trying read it. We will all learn together on this one.
20:20
January 22, 2021
SS357: Masonry in Germany (Season 3, Episode 6)
in the episode we share articles from the February 1992 Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry Southern jurisdiction USA on Freemasonry in Germany
16:31
January 18, 2021
SS357: Mackey's Revised History of Freemasonry (Prehistoric Masonry - Chapters 2 & 3) (Season 3, Episode 5)
Chapter 2 - The Legendary History of Freemasonry  Chapter 3 - The Old Manuscripts
17:42
January 15, 2021
SS357: Mehr Lodge #90 (Season 3, Episode 4)
In this short episode we share an article from the February 1992 Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry Southern jurisdiction USA regarding Mehr Lodge #90.
05:25
January 11, 2021
SS357: Mackey's Revised History of Freemasonry (Introduction & Ch 1) (Season 3, Episode 3)
We begin delving into book 1 of Mackey's Revised History of Freemasonry, one section at a time. Today, the Introduction and we begin section one, Prehistoric Masonry, with Chapter 1, Tradition and History in Masonry.
24:07
January 08, 2021
SS357: DeMolay in Brazil (Season 3, Episode 2)
In this short episode we share information about the founding of DeMolay in Brazil. Article from the February 1992 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry.
10:46
January 04, 2021
SS357: Mackey's Revised History of Freemasonry (Preface) (Season 3, Episode 1)
Join us on this journey as we share this series of books, starting with book 1 and working through all 7 volumes.
16:53
January 01, 2021
SS357: Famous Freemasons: Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) (Season 2, Episode 99)
In this episode we share some information about one of our most famous brothers, Mark Twain.  http://www.masonicdictionary.com/twain.html http://mertsahinoglu.com/research/samuel-langhorne-clemens/
25:39
December 30, 2020
SS357: Famous Freemasons: Joel R. Poinsett (Season 2, Episode 98)
Join us as we learn about Brother Poinsett, for whom the Poinsettia is named.
14:54
December 23, 2020
SS357: Book Reviews (December 2020) (Season 2, Episode 97)
Join us as we share book reviews from various issues of the Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry
19:51
December 16, 2020
SS357: Famous Freemasons: Young Stribling (Season 2, Episode 96)
Join us in this episode as we share information about the famous boxer and Mason, Young Stribling. He was never actually a champion, but he defeated many of them. International Boxing Hall of Fame New Georgia Encyclopedia
17:49
December 09, 2020
SS357: An Albert Pike Teaser (Season 2, Episode 95)
In this episode we share an article from the May 1999 Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry Southern jurisdiction USA which speaks a little bit about an article written by Albert Pike and a little bit about the man himself.
13:08
December 02, 2020
SS357: Elitism, Atheists and Charity (Season 2, Episode 94)
in this episode we share articles from the March 2001, January 2003, and August 2003 Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry.
14:32
November 26, 2020
SS357: Spirituality, Tolerance and Forgiveness (Season 2, Episode 93)
in this episode we share three articles from the September 1998 Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry Southern jurisdiction USA
19:44
November 21, 2020
SS357: Famous Freemasons: Will Rogers (Season 2, Episode 92)
October 1999 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction https://www.biography.com/performer/will-rogers https://www.masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=8&new_day=15&new_year=201
14:29
November 17, 2020
SS357: Some of the benefits of Freemasonry (Season 2, Episode 91)
In this episode we share a couple of articles relating to what the authors call the benefits of Freemasonry. As with many things in our beloved craft, much is up to interpretation. Hope you enjoy the articles.
15:59
November 13, 2020
SS357: Benjamin Franklin: A Masonic Enlightener in Paris (Season 2, Episode 90)
In this episode we share the article found at the site below, and I apologize in advance for butchering the French words. :) Weisberger, R. William. “BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: A MASONIC ENLIGHTENER IN PARIS.” Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies, vol. 53, no. 3, 1986, pp. 165–180. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/27773110. Accessed 11 Nov. 2020.
34:10
November 11, 2020
SS357: Famous Freemasons: Manuel Fernandez-Junco, Dr. Alois Rasin and many more (Season 2, Episode 89)
September 1998 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry
14:48
November 04, 2020
SS357: Famous Freemasons: Gen. Jonathan M. Wainwright (Season 2, Episode 88)
Join us as we learn about Brother Jonathan M Wainwright: September 1998 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry https://www.britannica.com/biography/Jonathan-M-Wainwright Department of Defense article Arlington National Cemetary info
10:39
October 30, 2020
SS357: So, what's with the goat? (Season 2, Episode 87)
Join us as we share a few articles from the July/August 2005 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry and maybe get to the bottom of what's going on with that darn goat.
17:47
October 27, 2020
SS357: Book Reviews - October 23, 2020 (Season 2, Episode 86)
The Golden Builders: Alchemists, Rosicrucians and the First Freemasons  From Sacrifice to Symbol: The Story of Cornerstones and Stability Rites  Voices in the Wilderness  Vested in Glory: The Regalia of the Scottish Rite Working the Rough Stone: Freemasonry and Society in Eighteenth-Century Russia A Calendar of Wisdom: Daily Thoughts to Nourish the Soul
14:46
October 23, 2020
SS357: Discussion on the first ever virtual annual communication (Season 2, Episode 85)
Join us as several of us talk about the recent virtual annual communication and what we miss most about being in lodge.
42:21
October 20, 2020
SS357: Brother Tyler (Season 2, Episode 84)
In this episode we share some information about our Brother Tyler. Masonic Lodge of Education District Grand Lodge of Guyana
19:14
October 17, 2020
SS357: Praying in Lodge (Season 2, Episode 83)
In this episode we focus on an article from the September 1999 Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry discussing prayer in the lodge
14:53
October 13, 2020
SS357: The Holy Saints John (Season 2, Episode 82)
Join us as we share a couple of articles on this topic so many of us know so little about.  http://www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/ward.html
18:49
October 10, 2020
SS357: Masonic Tourism - Part 2 (Season 2, Episode 81)
Join us as we share info about: The Masonic Center in Tokyo, Japan The Shrine Peace Memorial in Toronto, Canada, and various Masonic and Scottish Rite facilities around the country.
20:20
October 07, 2020
SS357: The Prospect Experience (Season 2, Episode 80)
Join us as we share articles from the November/December 2017 California Freemason magazine, as well as a little bit of information about how we talk to prospects.
25:13
October 04, 2020
SS357: Book Reviews - October 1, 2020 (Season 2, Episode 79)
Symbolism of the Blue Degrees of Freemasonry  Freedom Just Around the Corner: A New American History  American Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building Communities Understanding Manhood in America: Freemasonry's Enduring Path to the Mature Masculine Three Frenchmen and a Goat: The DeMoulin Bros The Invisible Life of Elias Ashmole The Way to Bliss The Inner West: An Introduction to the Hidden Wisdom of the West
17:36
October 01, 2020
SS357: Morals and Machines (Season 2, Episode 78)
In this episode we share the feature article from the September/October 2017 California Freemason magazine. Technology brings us many moral dilemmas as we get further and further into automating our lives. What can we as Masons do about it?
16:12
September 28, 2020
SS357: The Lazy Man's Guide To Masonic Enlightenment (Season 2, Episode 77)
Join us as we share this article from the September October 2005 Scottish rite journal of freemasonry, southern jurisdiction USA and discuss some of the best books to have in your library as you start out.
18:36
September 25, 2020
SS357: Book Reviews - September 19, 2020 (Season 2, Episode 76)
Kim The Man Who Would be King The Inexperienced Ghost Two Crowns for America Revolt in 2100 The Artifact What Law There Was Last Full Measure of Devotion A Survey of the History and Mysteries of Freemasonry My Brothers Past: Volume One of Two, 1761 - 1899 Symbols of Native America Honestly Abe: A Cartoon Expose of Abraham Lincoln A Republic for the Ages: The United States Capital and the Political Culture of the Early Republic Who's Afraid of the Freemasons? Our Masonic Presidents
18:49
September 19, 2020
SS357: Famous Freemasons: Walter P. Chrysler (Season 2, Episode 75)
This first article is from the February 1999 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction USA Masonrytoday.com Nymasons.org Midnightfreemasons.org
14:49
September 15, 2020
SS357: Famous Freemasons: General Mark W. Clark (Season 2, Episode 74)
The first article is out of the August 1992 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction USA. Masonrytoday.com The Citadel
23:23
September 11, 2020
SS357: Book Reviews - September 8, 2020 (Season 2, Episode 73)
Symbols of Freemasonry  Regalia of the Grand Lodge of Texas  Reflections on Higher Education  Defense of the Ruffians  The Greatest of These  Man on the Flying Trapeze  A Decade of Thoughts on Higher Education  The Medal of Honor  Freemasonry: A Celebration of the Craft  Splendors of the Past: Lost Cities of the Ancient World
22:22
September 08, 2020
SS357: Why I Became a Mason (Sep 2020) (Season 2, Episode 72)
Listen in as we share various stories from multiple sources of why a man made the life changing choice to become a Mason. The Educator
18:52
September 04, 2020
SS357: Masonic Tourism - Part 1 (Season 2, Episode 71)
A little bonus episode to hold you until the next full episode. Did you know that there are places around the country owned by Masonic organizations such as islands and parks? Did you know there are Masonic monuments you can check out? Enjoy a few articles about some of these locations and their history.
18:49
August 31, 2020
SS357: The Masonic Model for Peace (Season 2, Episode 70)
Join us as we share articles from the October / November 2014 California Freemason magazine.
30:09
August 25, 2020
SS357: Freemasonry and Family (Season 2, Episode 69)
Join us in this episode as we sure articles from the November 1998 Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry Southern jurisdiction USA.
21:50
August 23, 2020
SS357: Famous Freemasons: MW Joseph Warren (Season 2, Episode 68)
In this episode we share information from an issue of the Scottish Rite Reporter and a couple of websites. History.com National Heritage Museum
18:38
August 20, 2020
SS357: Famous Freemasons: Tom Mix (Season 2, Episode 67)
Join us as we share some information about Brother Tom Mix.  Tom Mix Museum info  Midnight Freemasons article
20:21
August 16, 2020
SS357: Book reviews (August 11 2020) (Season 2, Episode 66)
In this episode we share book reviews from several periodicals. Links to each book are below.  The Radical Enlightenment  Masques of Solomon  Hurry Up Son: Searching for Divine Truth  Honor Bright: Honor in Western Literature  The Quest for Light  Inside Price Hall  Bro. Brother's Journal  My Book, My Opinion  Herencias Secretas  The Key to Modern Freemasonry  Secret Societies in America, Foundational Studies of Fraternalism
25:00
August 11, 2020
SS357: Women and Freemasonry (Season 2, Episode 65)
In this episode we share articles from the May / June 2019 California Freemason magazine. See links below. https://californiafreemason.org/2019/04/20/of-their-own-freewill-and-accord/ https://californiafreemason.org/2019/04/20/a-voice-during-the-womens-movement-2/ https://californiafreemason.org/2019/04/20/in-california-and-beyond/ Teresita Arechiga - https://californiafreemason.org/2019/04/20/in-california-and-beyond/ Maryse Fauville - https://californiafreemason.org/2019/04/20/women-of-freemasonry-maryse-fauville/ Ann Marie Moody - https://californiafreemason.org/2019/04/20/women-of-freemasonry-ann-marie-moody/ Lourdes P. Elias - https://californiafreemason.org/2019/04/20/women-of-freemasonry-lourdes-elias/
30:27
August 08, 2020
SS357: Some thoughts on one day classes (ODC's) (Season 2, Episode 64)
In this episode we share articles from a few different periodicals with topics both for and against one day classes. Where do you stand on this topic?
20:35
July 31, 2020
SS357: Masons and Music - Part 2 (Season 2, Episode 63)
In this episode we share more stories about Masons in the music industry and the importance of music in Masonry.
19:54
July 28, 2020
SS357: Masonic Philately (Season 2, Episode 62)
In this episode we share an article from the September 1992 edition of the Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction USA, focusing on the collecting of stamps related to Mason's and other Masonic ideals. Enjoy!  On July 26th 2020 we added a section to this episode called the stamp act, which is from the May 2004 issue of The Northern Light.
14:04
July 26, 2020
SS357: Supporting our youth orders (Season 2, Episode 61)
Join MW Charvonia, Past Grand Master of the state of California, as he interviews representatives from Job's Daughters, DeMolay and Rainbow Girls.
58:54
July 25, 2020
SS357: An evening on Civility hosted by PGM Russ Charvonia (Season 2, Episode 60)
We thank Downey United #220 for inviting us to their meeting with Past Grand Master Russ Charvonia and to MW Charvonia for giving us permission to record this and use it as a podcast. 
01:43:06
July 22, 2020
SS357: That Religion In Which All Men Agree - Alexander Herbert (Season 2, Episode 59)
Listen in to our July 16 Zoom call as Worshipful Alex Herbert, Past Master of Hudson Lodge #510 and current DDGM of the Grand Lodge of Ohio presents That Religion In Which All Men Agree - a look at universal philosophical concepts within Freemasonry and across human civilization.
53:42
July 19, 2020
SS357: Reading to Sofia (Season 2, Episode 58)
In this episode we share more articles about what Masons do. These articles are from theApril / May 2013 issue of the California Freemason magazine.
22:43
July 17, 2020
SS357: How Masons Help: June 2020 - Part 2 (Season 2, Episode 57)
Join us as we share the second half of the June 2020 issue of California Freemason magazine focusing on what Masons do to help others. https://californiafreemason.org/issue/relief-issue-may-jun-2020/
29:30
July 10, 2020
SS357: How Masons Help: June 2020 - Part 1 (Season 2, Epsiode 56)
Join us as we share articles from the May/June 2020 issue of the California Freemason magazine focusing on things that Masons have done to help address or deal with the current COVID 19 crisis https://californiafreemason.org/issue/relief-issue-may-jun-2020/
20:30
July 07, 2020
SS357: Masonic Leadership (Season 2, Episode 55)
Join us as we share three different articles from the Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry Southern jurisdiction USA that talk about leadership in general and leadership in Freemasonry in particular.
15:54
July 05, 2020
SS357: Why Freemasonry? (Season 2, Episode 54)
In this episode we share three articles I feel are relevant to today and the need for Freemasonry. What are you looking for and can you find it in Masonry? That's a good question that many men have answered "yes" to. Timeless Brothers What's in it for me? Your Masonic Wallet
14:36
July 02, 2020
SS357: Antimasonry & Masonry: The Genesis of Protest - Part 2 (Season 2, Episode 53)
This article can be found at the link below, which also has the source citation. www.jstor.org/stable/2712356 Formisano, Ronald P., and Kathleen Smith Kutolowski. “Antimasonry and Masonry: The Genesis of Protest, 1826-1827.” American Quarterly, vol. 29, no. 2, 1977, pp. 139–165. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/2712356. Accessed 27 June 2020.
32:18
June 30, 2020
SS357: Antimasonry & Masonry: The Genesis of Protest - Part 1 (Season 2, Episode 52)
This article can be found at the link below, which also has the source citation. www.jstor.org/stable/2712356 Formisano, Ronald P., and Kathleen Smith Kutolowski. “Antimasonry and Masonry: The Genesis of Protest, 1826-1827.” American Quarterly, vol. 29, no. 2, 1977, pp. 139–165. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/2712356. Accessed 27 June 2020.
27:07
June 27, 2020
SS357: The Appeal of Post-Revolutionary Freemasonry (Season 2, Episode 51)
The article featured in this episode can be found at the following link: www.jstor.org/stable/3123594 Bullock, Steven C. “A Pure and Sublime System: The Appeal of Post-Revolutionary Freemasonry.” Journal of the Early Republic, vol. 9, no. 3, 1989, pp. 359–373. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/3123594. Accessed 10 June 2020.
27:16
June 18, 2020
SS357: Joseph Smith and the Masons (Season 2, Episode 50)
The article featured in this episode is from jostr.org: Godfrey, Kenneth W. “Joseph Smith and the Masons.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society (1908-1984), vol. 64, no. 1, 1971, pp. 79–90. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/40190839. Accessed 9 June 2020.
20:52
June 15, 2020
SS357: Freemasonry in the British army (Season 2, Episode 49)
You can find the original article at the following link: Thomas, William. “FREEMASONRY IN THE BRITISH ARMY.” Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, vol. 14, no. 53, 1935, pp. 24–32. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/44227900. Accessed 7 June 2020.
21:54
June 12, 2020
SS357: Masonic Parody in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Season 2, Episode 48)
The following article is found at the following link: Clack, Randall A. “‘The Widow's Son’: Masonic Parody in ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.’” The Mark Twain Annual, no. 2, 2004, pp. 65–74. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41582189. Accessed 6 June 2020.
21:05
June 09, 2020
SS357: Famous Freemasons: Benjamin Franklin (Season 2, Episode 47)
Information in this episode came from multiple sources:  https://www.universalfreemasonry.org/en/famous-freemasons/benjamin-franklin#:~:text=Most%20individuals%20recognize%20Benjamin%20Franklin,John%20in%20Philadelphia%2C%20Pennsylvania. https://nationalheritagemuseum.typepad.com/library_and_archives/2009/09/franklin-opening-the-lodge.html https://freemasoninformation.com/2015/01/illustrious-brother-ben-franklin-and-freemasonry/
17:53
June 06, 2020
SS357: Discussions on Ritual (Season 2, Episode 46)
In this episode we share a couple of articles about the importance of ritual, and what it teaches you.
16:42
June 04, 2020
SS357: Famous Freemasons: John William Poe (Season 2, Episode 45)
This article is from the June 1992 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction USA and is about Brother John William Poe and his truly extraordinary life.
13:38
June 01, 2020
SS357: Some thoughts on Freemasonry (Season 2, Episode 44)
In this episode we share a few articles discussing the value of Freemasonry and the need for change. As always these are the opinion of the authors, but we are sharing this information to get you to think. What would you like to see done in your lodge that isn't being done? What changes would you like to see? What value do you get out of Freemasonry? What would bring you more value out of Freemasonry? Take some time, think about these things, and let us know.
17:17
May 30, 2020
SS357: The Magic Flute, Part 2 (Season 2, Episode 43)
Join us in part 2 of our series about the opera from Brother Mozart, The Magic Flute. Tettlebaum, Marianne. “Whose Magic Flute?” Representations, vol. 102, no. 1, 2008, pp. 76–93. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/rep.2008.102.1.76. Accessed 15 May 2020.
20:16
May 25, 2020
SS357: The Magic Flute, Part 1 (Season 2, Episode 42)
Join us in part one of this episode as we share a couple of articles about brother Mozart's opera The Magic Flute. Sources below: Erckmann, F. “The Jubilee of the 'Magic Flute'.” The Musical Times, vol. 62, no. 945, 1921, pp. 766–767. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/908954. Accessed 15 May 2020.  Tettlebaum, Marianne. “Whose Magic Flute?” Representations, vol. 102, no. 1, 2008, pp. 76–93. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/rep.2008.102.1.76. Accessed 15 May 2020.
28:15
May 21, 2020
SS357: Famous Freemasons: Davy Crockett (Season 2, Episode 41)
First article: https://www.biography.com/military-figure/davy-crockett  Second article: http://www.midnightfreemasons.org/2014/12/brother-davy-crockett-rest-of-story.html  Third article: https://grandlodgeoftexas.org/david-crockett-king-wilderness/
17:28
May 17, 2020
SS357: Famous Freemasons: Helvetius (Season 2, Episode 40)
The intro is from the online Ecyclopedia.com and the article is from Silber, Gordon R. “In Search of Helvetius' Early Career as a Freemason.” Eighteenth-Century Studies, vol. 15, no. 4, 1982, pp. 421–441. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/2738438. Accessed 9 May 2020.
31:51
May 14, 2020
SS357: James Adams, Early Springfield Mormon and Freemason (Season 2, Episode 39)
The following article is from Walgren, Kent L. “James Adams Early Springfield Mormon and Freemason.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society (1908-1984), vol. 75, no. 2, 1982, pp. 121–136. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/40191603. Accessed 4 May 2020.
27:28
May 11, 2020
SS357: Psalm 133 - How good and how pleasant it is... (Season 2, Episode 38)
This episodes article can be found at the following links:   http://www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/psalm133.html  http://longmontmasons.org/tag/psalm-133/
20:43
May 08, 2020
SS357: Famous Freemasons: Meriwether Lewis (Season 2, Episode 37)
Source documents:  http://www.lewis-clark.org/article/2091  https://www.biography.com/explorer/meriwether-lewis  https://franceshunter.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/lewis-clark-as-masons/
23:42
May 05, 2020
SS357: Famous Freemasons: John Wayne (Season 2, Episode 36)
Enjoy this series of short articles about Brother John Wayne. Sources below.  http://www.midnightfreemasons.org/2018/02/brother-john-wayne-on-political.html.  https://www.universalfreemasonry.org/en/famous-freemasons/john-wayne.  https://www.biography.com/actor/john-wayne
18:26
May 02, 2020
SS357: Freemasons in the Nazi party: Part 2 (Season 2, Episode 35)
The following is the abstract from the article: The Nazi persecution of Freemasons presented a conundrum; Freemasonry was condemned by party ideology, but individual Freemasons possessed skills as professionals that were essential to the success of the regime. what would have otherwise been a mutually beneficial relationship sought after by both parties was prevented solely by the fact that these professionals were Freemasons. The process of negotiation and accommodation as the party continually redefined what it meant to be a Freemason, in an attempt to find a way to balance ideological purity and practical necessity, reveals the ad hoc nature of the Nazi government. Thomas, Chris. "Defining "Freemason": Compromise, Pragmatism, and German Lodge Members in the NSDAP." German Studies Review 35, no. 3 (2012): 587-605. Accessed April 21, 2020. www.jstor.org/stable/43555802.
15:05
April 30, 2020
SS357: Freemasons in the Nazi party: Part 1 (Season 2, Episode 34)
The following is the abstract from the article: The Nazi persecution of Freemasons presented a conundrum; Freemasonry was condemned by party ideology, but individual Freemasons possessed skills as professionals that were essential to the success of the regime. what would have otherwise been a mutually beneficial relationship sought after by both parties was prevented solely by the fact that these professionals were Freemasons. The process of negotiation and accommodation as the party continually redefined what it meant to be a Freemason, in an attempt to find a way to balance ideological purity and practical necessity, reveals the ad hoc nature of the Nazi government. Thomas, Chris. "Defining "Freemason": Compromise, Pragmatism, and German Lodge Members in the NSDAP." German Studies Review 35, no. 3 (2012): 587-605. Accessed April 21, 2020. www.jstor.org/stable/43555802.
30:18
April 27, 2020
SS357: Freemasonry and the Knights of Labor (Season 2, Episode 33)
The first article is from the August 1999 Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry southern jurisdiction USA and gives us a little bit of information about the Knights of Labor and their ties to Freemasonry.  The second is from Kaufman, Jason. “Rise and Fall of a Nation of Joiners: The Knights of Labor Revisited.” The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, vol. 31, no. 4, 2001, pp. 553–579. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/206859. Accessed 17 Apr. 2020.
19:23
April 23, 2020
SS357: Why Masonry? Part 1 (Season 2, Episode 32)
After a really good discussion last night at our lodge it reminded me of some of these articles that I had come across in the Scottish rite magazines. So enjoy part one of Why Masonry?
28:52
April 21, 2020
SS357: Famous Freemasons: J.C. Penney (Season 2, Episode 31)
Our first two articles are from the August 1992 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction. The third article is found at the link below: https://www.masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=9&new_day=16&new_year=2015
13:36
April 19, 2020
SS357: Anti-Masonry: Part 4 - Protocols of the Elders of Zion (Season 2, Episode 30)
In this episode we share information about a book called The Protocols of the Elders of Zion which was anti-Semitic and anti-Masonic. This article is from the June 1999 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction.
12:34
April 17, 2020
SS357: Famous Freemasons: Paul Revere (Season 2, Episode 29)
The first article is out of the August 1992 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry, and the second is from the link noted below.  http://freemasonsfordummies.blogspot.com/2019/04/paul-revere-freemason.html
17:48
April 15, 2020
SS357: Tools and Implements: The Trowel (Season 2, Episode 28)
All Masons have heard in one variation or another a description of what the trowel embodies for Masons. In this podcast we share several of these articles along with some of our own thoughts on this most important tool.  Sources:  https://www.freemason.org/doc/Masonic+Principles+in+a+Post-Modern+World.pdf?id=235  http://www.themasonictrowel.com/masonic_talk/stb/stbs/60-10.htm
23:44
April 12, 2020
SS357: Freemasonry in Yugoslavia (Season 2, Episode 27)
In this episode we share three articles about the history of Freemasonry in Yugoslavia.
13:19
April 11, 2020
SS357: Famous Freemasons: General Douglas MacArthur (Season 2, Episode 26)
The first article is from the June 1992 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction USA. The second article can be found at: https://www.araratshrine.com/history/famous/macarthur/
15:58
April 09, 2020
SS357: Famous Freemasons: Part 3 George Washington (Season 2, Episode 25)
Enjoy three more articles about our first president.
25:56
April 09, 2020
SS357: Famous Freemasons: Part 2 George Washington (Season 2, Episode 24)
This is the second part of our series on George Washington. https://images.app.goo.gl/dfWBUgM8qiQxeHLYA
25:39
April 06, 2020
SS357: Famous Freemasons: George Washington: Part 1 (Season 2, Episode 23)
This episode is part one of a series of articles about George Washington, our first president, our first Commander in Chief, Grand Master of Virginia, Master Mason, and American hero.
18:44
April 04, 2020
SS357: March 2020 Trestle Board (Season 2, Episode 22)
For the full issue, click here: http://www.freemason.org/doc/2020-03_e-TB_R.pdf?id=95935 Links from this episode:  https://masons4youth.org/ https://caseforsmiles.org/ https://masonicfoundation.org/ways-to-give/give-now/ http://californiafreemason.org/ http://californiafreemason.org/2020/03/18/dive-deeper-into-the-craft/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=WfvRA05-fRE&feature=emb_logo http://californiafreemason.org/2020/03/12/masonic-event-status-spring-2020/
12:33
March 29, 2020
SS357: Why I Became a Mason: Part 3 (Season 2, Episode 21)
Join us as we share more stories from Mason's around the country as published in past issues of various magazines, plus our current master's own personal account.
16:29
March 26, 2020
SS357: Masonic Education: March 2020 (Season 2, Episode 20)
In this episode we share articles from past California Freemasons magazines focusing on Masonic education
21:27
March 24, 2020
SS357: Celebrating 100 years of supporting public education (Season 2, Episode 19)
In this episode we share the most recent issue of the California Freemason magazine focusing on the article detailing the history of the 100 years of supporting public schools. Below is a link to the electronic version of the magazine which I would recommend checking out as it has a lot of great supplementary articles as well. http://californiafreemason.org/2020/02/25/a-beautiful-experiment/
19:26
March 21, 2020
SS357: Anti-Masonry: Part 3 - Freemasonry under the Nazi Regime (Season 2, Episode 18)
This article is found on the holocaust memorial website at the link below. https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/freemasonry-under-the-nazi-regime
10:49
March 11, 2020
SS357: Anti-Masonry: Part 2 - Leo Taxil (Season 2, Episode 17)
In this episode we share another article about anti-masonry focusing on the hoax put out by Leo Taxil claiming that Masons were devil worshipers. A claim that he recanted later on with a full confession.
13:10
March 07, 2020
SS357: Anti-Masonry: Part 1 (Season 1, Episode 16)
The article in this episode is from the August 2000 Scottish rite journal of Freemasonry southern jurisdiction. Hope you enjoy it.
18:12
March 04, 2020
SS357: Famous Freemasons: John Glenn (Season 2, Episode 15)
Our first article is from the February 2000 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry. The second is from the following website: https://www.freemason.com/senator-astronaut-ohio-freemason-the-life-of-the-illustrious-john-glenn-33/
14:16
February 26, 2020
SS357: August 2018 Trestle Board Articles (Season 2, Episode 14)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  https://www.freemason.org/doc/2018-08%20e-TB_FINAL.pdf?id=70429  Master's article Senior Warden’s article Junior Warden’s article Chaplain's article Article Article Article
11:00
February 20, 2020
SS357: The Hero's Journey (Season 2, Episode 13)
Intro came from this website article: https://www.tlu.ee/~rajaleid/montaazh/Hero%27s%20Journey%20Arch.pdf  The Laudable Pursuit: http://www.thelaudablepursuit.com/articles/2015/2/2/the-masonic-heros-journey  Midnight Freemasons: http://www.midnightfreemasons.org/2018/01/we-can-be-heroes.html
22:00
February 20, 2020
SS357: Tools and Implements: The Plumb (Season 2, Episode 12)
The plumb is the Junior Warden's Jewel. All Masons have heard in one variation or another a description of what the plumb embodies for Masons. In this podcast we share a couple of these articles on this most important tool.   http://freemasoninformation.com/masonic-education/esoterica/the-plumb-rule/  http://www.tulsasr.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/The-Plumb-and-Its-Masonic-Uses.pdf
16:34
February 18, 2020
SS357: The Stated Meeting (Season 2, Episode 11)
In this episode we share a couple of articles about the typical stated meeting along with my own thoughts on the same topic. Midnight Freemasons article: http://www.midnightfreemasons.org/2015/06/how-to-run-stated-meeting.html Robert's Rules of Order: http://www.roberts-rules.com/parl07.htm
21:49
February 16, 2020
SS357: February 2020 Trestle Board (Season 2, Episode 10)
Click here to read the full issue: http://www.freemason.org/doc/2020-02_e-TB.pdf?id=94675 Calendar of events From the East 2020  Installation of Officers  A Candidate's Journey  Black History Month  Prince Hall and American History  100% Officer Giving  Raising a Reader
15:14
February 14, 2020
SS357: Masonic Education: January 2020 (Season 2, Episode 9)
In this episode we share several articles from the California Freemason series on Masonic education.
17:41
January 28, 2020
SS357: Masons and Music (Season 2, Episode 8)
Join us as we share a few articles about Freemasons who are involved with music in some fashion or another, including one of our own members who has put out several CDs.  http://californiafreemason.org/2019/09/18/rising-from-the-ashes/  http://californiafreemason.org/2019/11/21/accompany-man/  http://californiafreemason.org/2019/04/01/the-masons-of-jazz/  https://www.jeremydeanharrison.com/about/ Recorded in a hotel in Dallas, TX
17:56
January 23, 2020
SS357: Masons and Motorcycles (Season 2, Episode 7)
In this episode we share some information about Masonic riding groups/associations. http://californiafreemason.org/2019/07/11/where-the-rubber-meets-the-road/ https://ruffiansmotorcycleclub.com/ http://masonicmotorcycleclub.org/MMCIHome/tabid/36/Default.aspx https://www.frmoww.com/mission http://www.freemasonsrc.org/ http://widowssonskos.com/About_Us.html Recorded in a hotel in Dallas, TX
20:57
January 21, 2020
SS357: The Obligation (Season 2, Episode 6)
The first article is from the September 2000 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction. The second article is found at: http://freemasoninformation.com/masonic-education/freemasonry-in-general/oath-or-obligation/. The last article is from theMasonictrowel.com.
26:39
January 14, 2020
SS357: Why I love Freemasonry (Season 2, Episode 5)
Enjoy as we share a couple of very positive articles about Freemasonry and what people get out of it. Both of these articles are from Scottish Rite magazines or newsletters.
13:29
January 10, 2020
SS357: January 2020 Trestle Board (Season 2, Episode 4)
Click here for the full issue: http://www.freemason.org/doc/2019-12_e-TB.pdf?id=93078  Master's message Looking deep into inner space
09:53
January 09, 2020
SS357: Masonic Tracing Boards (Season 2, Episode 3)
This article is from the October 1998 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern jurisdiction USA and is actually a shortened version of the article originally published in Heredom, volume 5 1996.
13:05
January 08, 2020
SS357: November 2019 Trestle Board (Season 2, Episode 2)
Click here for the full issue: https://www.freemason.org/doc/2019-11_e-TB.pdf?id=92972 Master's message G-d
08:41
January 07, 2020
SS357: Family First (Season 2, Episode 1)
The first article is from the November 1998 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern jurisdiction and is written by Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's restaurants, on the importance of family. The second article is from the August 1991 issue and is written by the first President George Bush and the third article is from the same issue and is written by Judge Kenneth W. Starr.
14:38
January 02, 2020
SS357: Why I Became a Mason - Christmas edition (Season 1, Episode 61)
Join us for part two of this series as we ask this question to several members of our lodge while we were preparing a Christmas feast for the local homeless and needful.
24:22
December 25, 2019
SS357: Why I Became a Mason, Part 1 (Season 1, Episode 60)
In this episode we share short stories published in past issues of the Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction USA.
09:34
December 12, 2019
SS357: Wisdom, Kindness, and the Skirret (Season 1, Episode 59)
Join us as we share a few articles from past issues of The Scottish Rite Reporter and the Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction.
08:37
December 07, 2019
SS357: Scottish Rite: The 7th Degree (Season 1, Episode 58)
In this short episode we share an article from the June 1997 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern jurisdiction.
03:23
December 06, 2019
SS357: Masonic Stones of the Washington Monument (Season 1, Episode 57)
The first article is from the June 1997 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern jurisdiction. The second article is from the following website and I would highly recommend checking it out to see all the pictures. https://www.tuckahoelodge347.org/lodgeContent/nuggets_2015/08%20August%20-%20Masonic%20Stones%20in%20the%20Washington%20Monument.pdf
21:39
December 04, 2019
SS357: Famous Freemasons: General James "Jimmy" Doolittle & Frederick the Great (Season 1, Episode 56)
These articles are from the June 1992 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern jurisdiction USA. This particular issue focuses on Masonic heroes.
12:22
December 03, 2019
SS357: Scottish Rite: The 22nd Degree (Season 1, Episode 55)
This article is from the January 2001 edition of the Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction. The cover artwork shows a portion of an oil painting done by Brother Robert H. White and can be purchased. See the following link for this information: http://www.angelfire.com/va/mason/sr22.htm
06:55
November 19, 2019
SS357: Exploring Masonic Podcasts (Season 1, Episode 54)
In this episode we take a look at several of the Masonic podcasts that are out there. What is a Mason? - https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ifbcbvaqoviypcdhpzo6g2et43u Whence Came You? - https://wcypodcast.com/ Short Talk Bulletin - https://shorttalkbulletin.com/ International Brotherhood of Freemasons - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/international-brotherhood-of-freemasons-podcast/id1406203694 The Masonic Roundtable - https://www.themasonicroundtable.com/
11:21
November 18, 2019
SS357: Freemasonry and a Noble Society (Season 1, Episode 53)
This article is from the May 1997 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction.
08:57
November 17, 2019
SS357: Famous Freemasons: J. Edgar Hoover (Season 1, Episode 52)
This article is from the May 1997 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction.
09:57
November 05, 2019
SS357: About the Scottish Rite (Season 1, Episode 51)
The first article list various reasons why you should join the Scottish Rite as a Mason. The second article is in a question and answer format regarding the Scottish Rite, specifically the Long Beach valley. Both articles are from editions of the Scottish Rite reporter.
12:12
November 02, 2019
SS357: Brotherhood, do we really mean it? (Season 1, Episode 50)
This article is from the January 2001 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction, USA
07:18
November 01, 2019
SS357: To be a Mason (Season 1, Episode 49)
This article is from the February 2001 edition of The Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction USA.
07:30
October 30, 2019
SS357: October 2019 Trestle Board (Season 1, Episode 48)
Click the following link for the full version:  http://www.freemason.org/doc/2019-10_e-TB.pdf?id=92725 Master's Article  God's Guidance  Bringing Brotherly Love Into Relief
12:48
October 28, 2019
SS357: Famous Freemasons: Edmund F. Ball (Season 1, Episode 47)
From the December 1991 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction. Learn about Brother Edmund F. Ball. Update is from the November 1991 issue.
12:44
September 27, 2019
SS357: A Puritan in King Solomon's Temple (Season 1, Episode 46)
In this episode we share an article from the October 1992 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction.
06:57
September 27, 2019
SS357: How Freemasonry Came to California and Hawaii (Season 1, Episode 45)
Join us as we learn some of the background of how Freemasonry came to California and Hawaii.
10:21
September 25, 2019
SS357: Texas Lodge #46 (Season 1, Episode 44)
This article was found in the June 2000 Solomon's Staircase Trestle Board and talks a bit about Texas Lodge #46, in San Juan Bautista, Can.
03:52
September 19, 2019
SS357: Famous Freemasons: President William McKinley (Season 1, Episode 43)
Learn a little bit about how our 25th President, William McKinley, became involved with Freemasonry along with a story about the 1896 presidential campaign against another Mason.
14:14
September 14, 2019
SS357: Freemasonry and Religion (Season 1, Episode 42)
Is Freemasonry a religion? Many have asked, or accused it of being so. Listen in as we share an article from the Grand Lodge of California, as shared by the Scottish Rite in their June 2005 edition of The Scottish Rite Reporter. In the April 5th 2020 update we added an article from the June 1997 Scottish rite journal of Freemasonry on tolerance.
12:46
September 07, 2019
SS357: September 2019 Trestle Board (Season 1, Episode 41)
Click the following link for the full version: http://www.freemason.org/doc/2019-09_e-TB.pdf?id=88497  King Solomon's Temple  Calendar of events  Master's article  Maybe we are that kind of lodge  A word to the wise  Fellowship among brethren  Take the #bluelodgechallenge  A man of honor
16:15
September 03, 2019
SS357: Freemasonry in the 21st century, and beyond (Season 1, Episode 40)
This was a presentation given by Worshipful Jordan Yelinek from the Grand Lodge of California on how Freemasonry has changed over time and where we seem to be heading now. Jordan is a past Grand Orator and past Grand Senior Deacon for the state of California and is currently the Director of Member Services and Lodge Development for the Grand Lodge. Jordan is also currently on his 7th time in the East with the first time being in Connecticut, the second in Washington DC, and the last five (and current) being here in California.
01:04:06
August 31, 2019
SS357: Charles L. McComber - WM: 1914, 1915, 1918 (Season 1, Episode 39)
Join us as we learn a little bit about worshipful Charles L McComber, Master of our lodge in 1914, 1915 and 1918.
12:04
August 31, 2019
SS357: Simeon O. Walker; Our First WM:1903, 1904 (Season 1, Episode 38)
Listen in as we learn a little bit about the first master of our lodge. Worshipful Simeon O. Walker, who not only was integral in the foundation of our lodge, but also was very involved in the local school district. He has a street and a school named after him.
05:58
August 24, 2019
SS357: So Says Brother John, Part 1 (Season 1, Episode 37)
Brother John McCargar loves Freemasonry and everything for which it stands. We consistently look forward to his educational nights, his newsletter articles and even his musings on our lodge app. Enjoy as we share several recent musings from Brother John.
08:16
August 18, 2019
SS357: A Lodge is Born: Buena Park Lodge #357 (Season 1, Episode 36)
One of our members who recently passed had a tremendous wealth of information about our lodge in particular and masonry in general. His family has donated most of that information and you will be hearing a lot of it as podcasts in the near future.
12:37
August 17, 2019
SS357: 2019 Hiram Award Ceremony for Eric Jenkins (Season 1, Episode 35)
In the state of California there is an award, called the Hiram award, that can be given out to one Mason each year in each lodge. This award is not "won", the recipient is determined by the lodge and is usually that unsung hero. It is for the Mason who comes down on odd days and does the gardening, or stays late to do the dishes, or is the one who knows how to repair everything and anything in the lodge. This podcast shares this year's Hiram Award ceremony so those of you who have never been to one and are interested can listen in and get an idea of what goes on. #hiramaward. #freemason, #freemasonry, #mason, #masonic, #hiram
40:35
August 15, 2019
SS357: August 2019 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 34)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  http://www.freemason.org/doc/2019-08_e-TB.pdf?id=88511   Master's Article - Relief  Masons 4 Mitts  Members Outside the Lodge  John H. Reynolds Bio  Let's Get Social!  Links:  Angels RBI Podcast: https://anchor.fm/sslodge357/episodes/SS357-Masons-4-Mitts---Angels-RBI-with-Veronica-Vazquez-e4hman Masons4Mitts:  https://www.masons4mitts.org/product/give-a-mitt/?region=orangecounty (Select North County Bees)
16:13
August 09, 2019
SS357: Masons 4 Mitts - Angels RBI with Veronica Vazquez (Season 1, Episode 33)
Join us as we spend some time with Veronica Vazquez of the Angels RBI program.   The Angels RBI League has provided over 20,000 kids, who would not otherwise have the chance, with the opportunity to play baseball and softball. As a collaboration between Angels Baseball, Major League Baseball, and other youth development agencies throughout Southern California, the league specifically targets underserved youth and provides them with a comprehensive athletic experience at no cost.  In addition to learning the fundamentals of our national pastime, each participant learns valuable character development and life skills enabling them to gain a sense of belonging, confidence, and empowerment in their own lives. #anaheimangels. #masons4mitts, #losangelesangels #angelsrbi https://www.masons4mitts.org/teams/north-county-bees/  https://www.mlb.com/angels/community/rbi 
13:39
August 04, 2019
SS357: September 2018 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 32)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  https://www.freemason.org/doc/2018-09%20e-TB_FINAL_upload.pdf?id=72447   Master's article "You joined the craft, before you inquired" - Worshipful Jenkins discusses how men have already headed down the path towards Masonry before he even knocked the first time. Senior Warden’s article "Strategic Planning" - Worshipful Reddoch discusses the initial 2019 Strategic Planning meeting results Junior Warden’s article "When you walk into your neighbor's vineyard" - Worshipful Diez discusses teachings from the Kabbalah "But Seriously Folks..." - We have a lot of fun in and around the lodge, but we do take our ritual and education seriously September 2018 Calendar  September 6, 2018 - Stated meeting - dinner at 6:30, meeting at 7:30  September 13, 2018 - Golden Veteran ceremony - dinner 6:30, ceremony at 7:15  September 17, 2018 - Temple Board meeting  September 20, 2018 - Local Officer's School of Instruction, First Degree Complete  September 25, 2018 - Golden Veteran ceremony - dinner at 6:30, ceremony at 7:15
12:42
July 25, 2019
SS357: July 2018 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 31)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  https://www.freemason.org/doc/2018-07%20e-TB_FINAL.pdf?id=69387   Master's article "Faith and Freedom" - Worshipful Jenkins discusses religious faith and Masonry "Established 1717" - A brief history of the official founding of modern Freemasonry
06:56
July 22, 2019
SS357: What is Freemasonry? Ask Brother John (Season 1, Episode 30)
We had a lively discussion one night about what exactly Freemasonry is. We caught Brother John's response on video. Enjoy. Click here to view the youtube video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEazcdb6faI 
02:34
July 21, 2019
SS357: 2018 Grand Lodge Communications Awards Discussion (Season 1, Episode 29)
In 2018 Solomon's Staircase had the honor of being awarded best social media presence for a Masonic Lodge in the state of California for the third time in four years. The Grand Lodge also honored us with the best Trestle Board award as well. The attached audio, and video link below are the members of our lodge discussing the award, and how and why we do what we do that has allowed us to win the best social media award three out of the four years the award has been given. Click here for the youtube video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSVuYMCxh8U&t=5s 
06:28
July 21, 2019
SS357: April 2017 Trestle Board Interview with Brother John (Season 1, Episode 28)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  https://www.freemason.org/doc/04_2017%20e-Trestleboard.pdf?id=53166 
03:25
July 20, 2019
SS357: July 2019 Trestle Board (Season 1, Episode 27)
Click here to read the full newsletter: http://www.freemason.org/doc/2019-07_e-TB.pdf?id=88510  "Charity and the Ripple Effect Masonry Has Left" - Worshipful Diez discusses methods of charity   Master's article - Worshipful Reddoch looks back at the successes in the first half of the year and looks forward to the second half  Editor's article "Masonic Education, Masonic Enlightenment" - Worshipful Diez discusses sharing of Masonic education  Chris Maher 3rd degree  Welcome to the Craft, Brother Ray  Fellowship - upcoming bowling night and evening fellowship  Masons4Mitts (select North County Bees to donate a mitt and support local youth)  https://www.masons4mitts.org/product/give-a-mitt/?region=orangecounty&team=north-county-bees 
13:34
July 20, 2019
SS357: September 2016 Trestle Board Article (Season 1, Episode 26)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  https://www.freemason.org/doc/09-2016%20e-Trestleboard.pdf?id=48568   Master's Article http://www.solomonstaircase.org
04:22
July 20, 2019
SS357: August 2016 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 25)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  https://www.freemason.org/doc/08-2016%20e-Trestleboard.pdf?id=46642   Master's Article
05:01
July 20, 2019
SS357: July 2016 Trestle Board Article (Season 1, Episode 24)
Click the following link for the full Trestle Board:  https://www.freemason.org/doc/07-2016%20e-Trestleboard.pdf?id=46060   - Master's Article
05:47
July 20, 2019
SS357: May 2016 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 23)
Read the complete Trestle Board at the following link:  https://www.freemason.org/doc/05-2016%20e-Trestleboard.pdf?id=44772   Master's Article
05:11
July 20, 2019
SS357: April 2016 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 22)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  https://www.freemason.org/doc/04-2016%20e-Trestleboard.pdf?id=44185   Master's Article
05:06
July 19, 2019
SS357: March 2016 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 21)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  https://www.freemason.org/doc/03-2016%20e-Trestleboard.pdf?id=43673   Master's Article
04:49
July 19, 2019
SS357: February 2016 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 20)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  https://www.freemason.org/doc/02-2016%20e-Trestleboard.pdf?id=42962   Master's Article
04:36
July 19, 2019
SS357: January 2016 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 19)
Click the following to read the full Trestle Board:  https://www.freemason.org/doc/01-2016%20e-Trestleboard.pdf?id=39852   Master's Article Master's Installation Speech
09:57
July 19, 2019
SS357: October 2018 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 18)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  https://www.freemason.org/doc/2018-10%20e-TB_FINAL_.pdf?id=72446   Master's article  Senior Warden’s article  Junior Warden’s article  Brother Russ Marshall's 50 Years Oops,  we did it again Sacred Geometry Promotions
18:10
July 18, 2019
SS357: November 2018 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 17)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  https://www.freemason.org/doc/2018-11%20e-TB_FINAL.pdf?id=72445   Master's article Senior Warden’s article Junior Warden’s article Goodbye MW Bruce Intro to Aaron Leading Brethren MW Wright
15:07
July 17, 2019
SS357: March 2017 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 16)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  https://www.freemason.org/doc/03-2017%20e-Trestleboard.pdf?id=52412   Master's article St. Patrick
05:15
July 16, 2019
SS357: February 2017 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 15)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  https://www.freemason.org/doc/02_2017%20e-Trestleboard.pdf?id=51451   Master's article 
03:42
July 15, 2019
SS357: March 2018 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 14)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  https://www.freemason.org/doc/03-2018%20e-TB_FINAL-GL.pdf?id=62733   Master's article  Senior Warden’s article  Junior Warden’s article
07:44
July 14, 2019
SS357: June 2018 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 13)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  https://www.freemason.org/doc/2018-06%20e-TB_FINAL_1_.pdf?id=67838   Master's article  Senior Warden’s article  Junior Warden’s article
09:40
July 14, 2019
SS357: January 2017 Trestle Board Article (Season 1, Episode 12)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  https://www.freemason.org/doc/01-2017%20e-Trestleboard.pdf?id=49856  Master's article 
03:27
July 14, 2019
SS357: What is Freemasonry? Some info from the Grand Lodge of California (Season 1, Episode 11)
In this episode we share information straight off the Grand Lodge of California's web site to talk about what Freemasonry is.  Links:  https://www.freemason.org/ https://www.freemason.org/doc/Discover%20Masonry.pdf?id=28627   https://www.freemason.org/doc/History%20of%20Freemasonry.pdf?id=270  https://www.freemason.org/doc/Masons%20of%20California%20Subsidaries.pdf?id=28629 
13:03
July 05, 2019
SS357: February 2018 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 10)
The following link is to the full Trestle Board:  https://www.freemason.org/doc/2018-02%20e-TB_FINAL.pdf?id=60461   Master's article  Senior Warden's article  Junior Warden's article  2017 Hiram Award   Links: https://www.masons4mitts.org/product/give-a-mitt/?region=orangecounty (Select North County Bees)
14:18
July 05, 2019
SS357: January 2018 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 9)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  https://www.freemason.org/doc/01-2018%20e-trestleboard.pdf?id=59913   Master's article  Senior Warden’s article  Junior Warden’s article  Goodbye Worshipful Brian
08:24
July 01, 2019
SS357: January 2019 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 8)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  https://www.freemason.org/doc/2019-01%20e-TB.pdf?id=74526   Master's article  Strength and leadership
05:58
June 29, 2019
SS357: March 2019 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 7)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board: http://www.freemason.org/doc/2019-03_e-TB.pdf?id=78483 Master's article Chaplain's article The Illusion of Time What is Solomon's Staircase Sources: The Kybalion https://wikileaks.org/wiki/Rosicrucian_%22Ancient_Mystical_Order_Rosae_Crucis%22_Mandami_package,_2007 
11:30
June 29, 2019
SS357: April 2019 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 6)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  https://indd.adobe.com/view/d2c80e6f-a09c-4710-a352-7e244d47b011  Master's article Chaplain's article Our brother Zak Principle of gender
16:11
June 29, 2019
SS357: May 2018 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 5)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board: https://indd.adobe.com/view/596f64a5-5a2d-4d9b-a0ba-39449e4efdbe Master's article Senior Warden’s article Junior Warden’s article As Grand Lodge Officer
15:22
June 29, 2019
SS357: April 2018 Trestle Board article (Season 1, Episode 4)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  https://indd.adobe.com/view/91a5eab7-04ca-4292-96fb-1333c5cd53a7  Master's article
03:08
June 29, 2019
SS357: February 2019 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 3)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  https://goo.gl/9yDcrV  Master's article Chaplain's article Good men better Black history month Prince Hall & American history Triple headed master Sources: Biography of Brother Alex Haley:  https://www.biography.com/writer/alex-haley  Biography of Brother Duke Ellington:  https://www.biography.com/musician/duke-ellington  Biography of Brother Thurgood Marshall:  https://www.biography.com/activist/thurgood-marshall  A list of famous Freemasons:  http://www.ezekielgrandlodge.com/Ezekiel/FamousMasons.html 
13:59
June 28, 2019
SS357: May 2019 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 2)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board.  https://indd.adobe.com/view/15c91bd6-f63d-4be7-b7c0-2357b33954e2   Master's Article Senior Warden's Article Junior Warden's Article Thoughts from a Grand Lodge Officer
12:36
June 25, 2019
SS357: June 2019 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 1)
Click here to read the full Trestle Board: https://adobe.ly/316sT2n Master's Article Mozart Brother Ralph Doyle's 75 years in Masonry
11:42
June 23, 2019
SS357: Teaser trailer
Our first episode is a teaser of what to expect as we pursue our newest foray into social media. Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/SSLodge357/ Instagram - @sslodge357 Twitter - @sslodge357 Pinterest - sslodge357
00:31
June 23, 2019