Ep 18 Lodge Dues: Then and Now

Ep 18 Lodge Dues: Then and Now

    What happened in Masonic History Today? Today in Masonic History Francis Baylies is born in 1783. http://www.masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=10&new_day=16&new_year=2015   Today we sit down with Bro. RJ Johnson and Bro. Nick Johnson.  Look close, you just may have seen these Brothers before ;).  We chat with Bro's Nick and RJ on the topic of Lodge Dues: Then and Now.  Both of these Brothers have  expressed some feelings on this matter recently and bring some important points of view to consider.  Of course this is a topic that has been discussed many times before but in true Historical Light fashion we take a look at the past to shed some light on the current situation on hand.  Make sure you don't miss this one as we dive deep into the value we place on the Craft. (more…)...
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Ep 17 “A Worthy Adversary”

Ep 17 “A Worthy Adversary”

      What happened in Masonic History Today? Today in Masonic History Arthur Edward Waite is born in 1857. http://www.masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=10&new_day=02&new_year=2015   Today we chat with Bro. James Morgan III.  Bro Morgan is a respected Masonic Historian, Co Host on The Prince Hall Think Tank, as well as the Assoc. W:. Grand Historian and Archivist for the Prince Hall jurisdiction in Washington DC.  Today's topic originated from some research for a family reunion that aided him in stumbling upon some compelling history of Prince Hall Masonry here in Kansas.  He went on to write a very well researched paper on the topic titled “A Worthy Adversary”.  We are pleased to have him on the show today to cover this great topic. (more…)...
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Ep 16 Labor Day Weekend

Ep 16 Labor Day Weekend

Please forgive the audio quality on today's show as we recorded on location at the lodge we had to use a cell phone. What happened in Masonic History Today? Today in Masonic History Simon Lake is born in 1866. My daughter joins us this week to present the article. http://www.masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=09&new_day=4&new_year=2017   It is Labor Day weekend and we are all busy with family and friends so we are keeping it short today and will not be featuring an interview. Not to worry though we have several great interviews recorded and ready to go for the episodes to come. Today the family and I spent some time up at the lodge while I was doing some awesome research of our history. My daughter jumps in to present today's article from Masonry Today.com which I was really excited about. We want to make sure and recognize those in Texas enduring the struggle of the hurricane right now. The MSA is accepting donations to support their needs....
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Ep 15 The Grand Lodge of Kansas Library and Museum

Ep 15 The Grand Lodge of Kansas Library and Museum

What happened in Masonic History Today? Due to such an engaging interview the time ran a bit lengthy this week so decided to cut the MasonryToday article.  They will be back next time but until then pay them a visit at www.MasonryToday.com   In this episode, we chat this time with Dylan Kuhlman, the Archivist for the Grand Lodge of Kansas who gives an inside perspective of the progress in archives.  The interesting thing about Dylan’s position with the Grand Lodge is that he is actually a Profane!  However, however he is bringing some very impressive experience, dedication, and overall passion to the table and to the mission of saving and sharing the Masonic history within the state of Kansas.  He came in to a mountainous job at hand but has taken it head on.  You will defiantly want to be in on this week’s conversation. www.KansasMason.org http://kansasmason.pastperfectonline.com/ As you may have heard I was featured as a special lunchtime presenter for the Midwest Conference on Masonic Education this past weekend...
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Ep 14 History of Freemasonry in Massachusetts

Ep 14 History of Freemasonry in Massachusetts

  What happened in Masonic History Today? Today in Masonic History Mark Odom Hatfield passes away in 2011. http://www.masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=8&new_day=07&new_year=2016   In this episode,  we sit down with Bro. Walter H. Hunt, the Grand Historian for the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts as he brings us to light on the history of Freemasonry within his state.  You are sure to love this episode as Brother Hunt is another one of those guys you could easily chat with for days.  It is clear to see his passion and devotion to the work of the craft. http://massfreemasonry.org/ http://masonicgenealogy.com/ Alex has another big speaking engagement coming soon on August 19th in Topeka, Ks.  He will be presenting at the Midwest Conference on Masonic Education.  This is a large, respected, and quality conference between 13 midwestern Masonic jurisdictions.  This event is rarely held in Kansas and is featuring a pretty epic speaker line up including Bro. Powers as a special lunchtime presenter who will be speaking on the topic “Examining the Craft: Then,...
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Ep 13 Webb Lodge No. 1454

Ep 13 Webb Lodge No. 1454

  Today's show topic: Webb Lodge No. 1454   What happened in Masonic History Today? Today in Masonic History John Jacob Astor is born in 1763. http://masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=7&new_day=17&new_year=2015   In this episode,  we sit down with Bro. Matthew Fisher for an enjoyable chat on his lodge, their history, and their integration of the communities history as well.  Make sure you catch this interview as it was very enjoyable and informative.  Brother Fisher's great personality and admiration for the Craft definitely shine through and bring a lot to the table this week!   https://www.facebook.com/groups/webblodge1454/ http://www.webblodge.org/ Gardner Lodge members recently attended a meeting at Topeka Lodge No. 17 where Bro. Powers had a speaking engagement giving an informative presentation on the preservation and recovery of lodge history.  Due to several Gardner members being in attendance for this they surprisingly met the requirements to “steal” their Traveling Gavel.  This gavel (see the episode for photos) was released by PGM and current Grand Secretary, Tracy Bloom in honor of his late father. Alex has another big...
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Ep 12 Happy 4th Everyone!

Ep 12 Happy 4th Everyone!

      Today's show topic: Happy 4th Everyone!   What happened in Masonic History Today? Today in Masonic History George Michael Cohan is born in 1878. http://www.masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=7&new_day=03&new_year=2015   In this episode,  Today is a short episode. We do not have an interview included due to not having enough time to allow for editing of an episode that size.  However we do touch on the recently passed TMR 300 celebration in Alexandria, VA.  Did you attend? Let us know what you thought!  St. John's day also recently passed. Gardner Lodge celebrated the occasion by having the lodge attend service together followed by a lodge picnic out at the secretary's amazing homestead.  Did you know the finger of St. John the Baptist is right here in Kansas City?!  For ALL this and not much more join us for this week's episode. Afterwards join the conversation on the Facebook group (Historical Light Masonic Research Group).   Historical Light is brought to you in part by Masonic Revival and viewers like you. Be sure to...
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Ep 11 Best of Waco Lodge No. 92

Ep 11 Best of Waco Lodge No. 92

Today's show topic: Best of Waco Lodge No. 92 What happened in Masonic History Today? Today in Masonic History Nathanael Greene passes away in 1786. http://www.masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=6&new_day=19&new_year=2016 In this episode,  You will not want to miss this episode as we travel back in time with W. Bro. Robert Marshall and get introduced to some amazing and influential Brothers who were all members of Waco Lodge! We get a rundown of some of his favorite members from the Waco rosters throughout the years.  Bro. Marshall has performed extensive research on the history of his lodge and truly has a passion for it. It was an obvious pleasure to have him back on the show.    Historical Light is brought to you in part by Masonic Revival and viewers like you. Be sure to visit www.MasonicRevival.com to find Quality, Unique, Masonic merchandise that you will be proud to wear. Let’s start a Masonic Revival, Together! Use our Promo code HLIGHT to get FREE shipping! If you enjoy our work here and would like to contribute to the...
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Ep 10 Ezekiel Bates Lodge in Attleboro, MA.

Ep 10 Ezekiel Bates Lodge in Attleboro, MA.

  Today's show topic: Ezekiel Bates Lodge in Attleboro, MA. What happened in Masonic History Today? Today in Masonic History Josiah Williams Begole passes away in 1896. http://www.masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=06&new_day=05&new_year=2016 In this episode,  we get to have a great chat with Bro. Bryan Simmons who is the current Junior Warden of Ezekiel Bates Lodge in Attleboro, MA. And the curator of the Attleboro Masonic Museum.  Bryan delivers a well-crafted summary of the grand history of this iconic lodge.  He walks us through the amazing collection they were able to compile of historic items from around their amazing five story Temple.  They have brought these items back to the light of day and giving them a second chance to tell their tale by transforming an old master's office into a first class Masonic Museum.  We also get a chance to get the behind the scene scoop on how Masonic Con came to be and some of the plans for this growing event moving forward. Historical Light is brought to...
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Ep 9 – Kabbalah and Freemasonry Part 1 & Masonic Con 2017 Debriefing

Ep 9 – Kabbalah and Freemasonry Part 1 & Masonic Con 2017 Debriefing

Today's show topic is: Kabbalah and Freemasonry Part 1 & Masonic Con 2017 Debriefing. What happened in Masonic History Today? Today in Masonic History Donald Jay “Don” Rickles is born in 1926. http://masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=5&new_day=8&new_year=2015 In this episode,  we have the extreme pleasure of interviewing Bro. Greg Kaminsky of the Occult of Personality Podcast on the history between Kabbalah and Freemasonry.  Bro. Kaminsky is a known and respected speaker on this topic.  More than that he is a true gold mine of information.  This episode is part 1 on this subject matter and Bro. Kaminsky will be covering Kabbalah relating to Freemasonry from that of a Christian perspective.  There will be a part 2 later released in which Bro. Kaminsky will join us once again along with another surprise guest and expert who will be taking it back even further to connect the dots by explaining the Kabbalah history from its origin and the Judaic perspective.  Brethren, there will be a ton of light within these...
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