Whence Came You? - Freemasonry discussed and Masonic research for today's Freemason

Whence Came You? - Freemasonry discussed and Masonic research for today's Freemason

This is a podcast which is for Freemasons and anyone who wants to know more about Freemasonry. Hosted by Robert Johnson, a member of several appendant bodies within Freemasonry. The show features a weekly episode where Masonic papers are read and discussed, famous Freemasons are explored and Masonic news is shared. Freemasonry for today.... Show More

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March 1, 2021 67 min


This week we're taking on a listener requested topic with Brother Joe Martinez about Freemasonry's connection to ideas like ancient aliens, fallen angels, and biblical legends. We'll wrap it up with some big news about Wilmshurst University.

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This week, we dive into Ancient and Modern Initiation by Max Heindel as we read the final chapter in part one, chapter 6, The New Moon and Initiation. According to this chapter, what is the key to success, and when are you closest to God? Then an all-new Masonic Minute with Ill.  Bro.  Steven L. Harrison. You've heard the stories about various people who have reportedly died but continued living--like Elvis and others. What if...

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Join us this week with a special returning guest, Brother Gerald Fortune! Gerald called me on the phone and said we had to talk about America, its direction, and the observation effect as it pertains to the future of the Great Experiment. In this episode, we talk about the weaponization of goodness, the Negative Confessions in Egyptian Spirituality, and more. Don't miss it! App extras include a PDF of the Negative Confessions....

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This week we speak with Past Master Matt Johnson, the curator of FreemasonMarketing.com. Matt tells why he created a dedicated site to provide free tools for every Masonic Lodge to get found in the new century. Plus, we have an all-new Masonic Minute with Illustrious Bro. Steven L. Harrison. Don't miss it!

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This week, we consider a flower and a man's symbolic nature as we dive into chapter five of Max Heindel's Ancient and Modern Initiation. Then we'll read a piece from the New Age magazine, the Scottish Rite Southern Jurisdiction's publication from 1917--a love letter to the brain of man! All this and more--stay tuned.

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This week--chapter 4 of Ancient and Modern Initiation by Max Heindel, The Ark of the Covenant. What was it? How did a voice emanate from a cloud between two cherubim? What is the Ark concerning the human body? Then we'll have a brand new Masonic Minute with Illustrious Brother Harrison, as he tells us little known facts about Brother Nat King Cole. How did he get that "King" in the middle of his name? Why did his telev...

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This week we continue our look at Max Heindel's Ancient and Modern Initiation as we tackle chapter three. We'll talk about the east room of the Temple and what it contained. The Golden Candle Stick, The Table of Shewbread, and The Altar of Incense. Then we're going to go into the Allied Masonic Degrees archives and read a paper on sacred geometry from a highly technical and practical Freemason, Ed Rund. What does Ed Ru...

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This week, did my computer totally explode? Maybe! Did it erase all my files? Who knows? After we hear the full story there, we'll move on to a very special Masonic Minute this week--all about the Missouri Lodge of Research. What is it? When was it formed? What was its history? Then we're going to hear about one of your biggest pet peeves, those ritual vultures who pick at the flesh of those performing—all this and a littl...

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This week we're continuing Max Heindel's Ancient and Modern Initiation as we read chapter 2, The Brazen Altar and Laver. What does the Brazen Altar symbolize? What was the Laver? And how is it related to Atlantis? Then, an all-new Masonic Minute with Ill. Bro. Steven L. Harrison. What if a Brother was a leader of a country and banned Freemasonry, and then brought it back, and then banned it again? This week you'll hear...

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December 14, 2020 40 min

This week we're cracking open two pieces from way back in the 1920s. First up, ancient and modern initiation. We begin this week by looking at Max Heindel’s work explaining initiation rites and rituals throughout history. The first in a multipart series. We'll tackle the ideas of the Atlantean mystery temple--the Tabernacle in the Wilderness and some of its various parts. Then we're going to demystify Santa Claus, or p...

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This week we read an article from Steve Harrison when he asks, “What exactly does hold the universe together? And will it be around forever?” Then, we'll hear from Ill. Bro. Harrison in his all-new Masonic Minute segment-- this week, a love story. Then, we're going to wrap it all up when we talk about the similarities between Freemasonry and Raja Yoga. Is there a connection between Freemasonry’s search for morality and wha...

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This week, I read a letter from my own Area Deputy Grandmaster on the Humanity of Being Brothers. What did we do is kids that we don't do today? Then we'll take a look at a bizarre experiment done at Stanford University-- The prison experiment. We explore the roles of Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude, and Justice have in such an experiment and what Masonry can teach us about behaviors. Then we'll wrap it all up with a p...

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This week, I talk to two Brothers who are expert marketers in the real world. I ask them hard questions about our time-honored slogans. As we get in the weeds of what Freemasonry encompasses, startling revelations manifest. When confronted with the facts about how to actually grow Freemasonry, what can we say? Has Freemasonry forgotten about an entire generation? And ultimately, we confront some hard truths. Plus an all-new Masoni...

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November 16, 2020 29 min

This week, we dive into the illustrated symbols of Freemasonry. Do they represent elements of the consciousness? Then, we'll read a poem that allows us to reflect on our own mortality. Are we building that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens? Finally, we'll wrap it up with a piece that aims to shed some light on Ms. Harriet Martineau, in her retrospect of the western travels, when she relates the tale of a pi...

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This week we explore concepts of Masonic leadership using three architects in a paper by brother Doyle Freeman. The “sharing leader,” “the reconciling leader,” “the building leader,” which do you represent? Then we open up another chapter in Alphonse Cerza’s virtual book on Freemasonry when he talks about Masonry's most valuable asset. Is it philosophy? Is it a search for truth? Is it just…friendship? Illustrious Brother Steve...

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This week we explore a piece by Joseph Fort Newton. What does he have to say about a Lodge that simply makes Masons? Then we read a short article from Brother Steven E Patrick. Is there a history of tracing boards on beer mugs? We’ll wrap it up with a piece that explores the early days of Masonry—Apprentice,  Masters, then Fellows? Was the Fellow more important than the Master? Find out this and a whole lot more in this episode co...

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This week. we hear from one of the founders of the Illinois Lodge of Research, Alphonse Cerza, in his piece titled, “Work, Work, Work.” What does the American way of life have in parallel to the Masonic Lodge? What does Masonic unemployment mean for the profits of a Lodge? Then, We’ll read a piece from a Past Grand Master of Michigan, as he gives a parable of a Cherry Tree. Each branch of a tree-- a tree that represents Freemasonr...

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This week, we talk about Leo Tolstoy, author of War and Peace. Was he a Freemason or did he just know a lot? Then we'll take a look at an exclusive piece from the Midnight Freemasons, published by Bro. Darin Lahners. He asks the important question, does Freemasonry develop talent? Why are Grand Lodges everywhere raving about this article? You'll have to listen to find out. Stay tuned!

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This week. We take apart the word, Elohim. We ask the question, where does it come from? Could it have hidden meanings? And how does it possibly connect to ideas of leadership? Then, we hear the exciting and bizarre conclusion to William Wirt, the first anti-Masonic party nominee. What would you do if you got a phone call asking if you wanted William Wirt's head? We follow it up with some great perspectives from brother Thomas...

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This week, In Defense of Appendant Organizations: settling the competition with the Lodges. Do the Shriners really steal our blue Lodge members? Does the Scottish Rite scout out good ritualists and steal them away? Does the blue Lodge resent all the other organizations? We'll answer that in a new paper from Brother William Boyd. Then, the wildly bizarre tale of William Wirt-- the anti-masonic parties choice to run for presiden...

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