"A System of Morality, taught by Allegory and Illustrated by Symbols"
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In our continuing mission to be beacons of light we ask you all to "Prepare, Prevail and Prosper" and above all 'Think for yourself!'
Friday, June 5th, 2020- Virtual Social Hour for everyone at 7pm
Master's Message April 9, 2020
Have we always been in Quarantine as Masons?
Freemasonry has always worked to quarantine men who join the fraternity. This is nothing new and if your lodge has been diligent and focused then your newly initiated brethren should have been quarantined from society as they began their journey of learning, memorization and proficiency. Freemasonry has been working hard to inoculate its members with the Seven Liberal Arts, the most important being Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric so they can think clearly about any problem or proposition which confronts them.
If we have been working hard with our members practicing the Trivium, then we would have reminded them of the importance of two of the three principles tents of freemasonry, Relief and Truth. We must relieve the troubled minds of our brethren, friends and family from all the stress and confusion caused by this pandemic. We must bring truth to the forefront in order to make wise and prudent decisions regarding our families, our vocations and our Lodge.
Two of the four cardinal virtues should also be utilized at this time, Fortitude and Prudence. We must pray to the GAOTU to give us Fortitude so we may continue to not only endure but react with logic and reason. Prudence reminds us to keep our thoughts and minds in a way which will benefit our brethren and society.
These small points should enable you to quarantine your mind from fear, stress, highly emotional responses to the media and other sources of information. Freemasonry when worked correctly should have been not only quarantining its members from the public but also quarantining our minds through the use of the Trivium (grammar, logic and rhetoric) which helps to liberate the mind, helping each of us to spot the untruths or contradictions in the words people are using.
Keep studying, meditating, contemplating and moving forward in order to benefit yourselves and ultimately create progress.
Stay free brothers.
Ted Parker PM - Master
To restore Palm Springs Lodge #693 as a beacon of light in Masonry for all worthy and well qualified men.
Our mission is to lead by example. To provide a sanctuary away from the world at large where Brothers are free to teach, learn and explore the symbols, values, morals and principles of the Symbolic Blue Lodge that will help us live a righteous noble manhood, "making good men better"
Inside The Symbolic Blue Lodge is where every Masonic journey begins. Whether you become a Shriner, Scottish Rite, York Rite or Royal Arch Mason, your search for Light begins and ends Inside The Symbolic Blue Lodge.
Socrates Cafe/ Trivium Discussion Group
Insightful conversations exploring the key questions of life. We convene every 3rd Tuesday of the month to discuss philosophical questions we ourselves have chosen and to think for ourselves about the life we want to lead. This is open to the public. (Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric) The Trivium
June 16th at 7pm - "Who should we trust?", "What is authority?"
Previous questions we have explored:
"What is government?"
"What is COVID-19?"
"What is fear?"
"Should we elect anyone?'
"What is money?"
"What is the occult?"
""What is a Secret?"
"What is Ritual?"
To learn more, click on the Trivium Tab above.
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"A book that all lodges should buy, read, discuss and implement in order to revive some of what Freemasonry should be."
"The function of the trivium is the training of the mind for study of matter and spirit, which together constitutes the sum of reality. The fruit of education is culture, which Mathew Arnold defines as "the knowledge of ourselves [mind] and the world [matter]."
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Vision Statement: To restore Palm Springs Lodge #693 as a beacon of light in Masonry for all worthy and well qualified men.
Mission Statement: Our Mission is to lead by example. To provide a sanctuary away from the world at large where brothers are free to teach, learn, and explore the symbols, values, morals, and principles of speculative Freemasonry that will help us live as righteous and noble men.
Masons meet "on the level." No matter your profession or your economic status (some financial responsibilities required), when our Lodge is in session, we're equals where outside worldly titles and social status disappear while we are in the pursuit of our Masonic labors. We are a sacred society, or band of brothers formed in a centuries-old tradition.
What's Freemasonry all about? Freemasonry is refinement in everything we do. From the way we dress, speak, prepare for our meetings, interact with one another and share meals, it's all about hard work. That work is work we do internally, True, there's a lot more to the vast tapestry of our Craft. Learn more here.
Masons do not solicit new members. Interested men must approach of their own initiative. However, first a friend, then a brother. All prospective members are vetted over a 6 to 12 month period. No one is guaranteed membership, not every man should be a Mason, and not every Mason should be a member of our lodge.
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