"A System of Morality, taught by Allegory and Illustrated by Symbols"
In our continuing mission to be beacons of light we ask you all to "Prepare, Prevail & Prosper" Above all; "Think for Yourself!"
Coming up @ Lodge 693
All meetings will be held via Zoom Conference call.
7/6/21 - Stated Meeting @ 7:30pm
7/13/21 - EA Deep Dive @ 6pm.
7/20/21 - Trivium Discussion Group @6pm
7/27/21 - TBD
From the desk of Worshipful Master Ted Parker …
Fraternally and sincerely,
Ted Parker, PM
Palm Springs Lodge #693
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
May 18th - "What is a fallacious statement ?" Read The Trivium Ch.9
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?"
"What is Authority?"
"What is Freedom, is it Free?"
Elections, Does our vote count???
Responsibility, Are we truly responsible?
Hypocrisy, Are we all hypocrites?
To learn more, click on the Trivium Tab above.
"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]."
Manly Masonic Maxim of the month:
Symbolism - "Freemason's study symbolism immediately upon their initiation into the craft. Our fraternity's rich and varied symbolic legacy serves as the nexus, or core, of a Mason's quest for truth."
EA Candidate Guide
What is Freemasonry?
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From the secretary's desk...
For those members who have not paid your dues for 2021, please make every effort to do so. This is one of our only sources of income to keep the lights on. PAY YOUR DUES.
Masonry is hard work. There's no way around it. We do everyone a disservice to prospects and members when we tell them that the course of study and experience will be easy and painless. This is far from the truth. Masonry takes discipline, commitment, determination, and a desire to want to improve.
Many members will say that loyalty is all takes, and this will cure all the ills of your lodge. If your loyal then you will understand the first lesson in Masonry and everything else will fall in line.
Masonry is work. It forces one to look within and truly see what is there. Is Masonry Esoteric? Is it Mystical? Is it a secret society? All these questions take time, study, contemplation, and speculation to try and catch a glimmer of what the connection is between all of these and some of this discovery will be done on your own, and some of it will be done with some of the brethren of your lodge, working together because some of these doors take more than one man to open. Sometimes you four or five of us to push open this door that was closed long ago by closed minded brothers who got tires and disillusioned with the whole thing.
Masonry is demanding work so get to work!
PS. Pay your dues.
"A book that all lodges should buy, read, discuss and implement in order to help revive some of what Freemasonry should be."
Our Message to All: Welcome!
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.
Don't know a Mason? No problem. Lodge 693 welcomes inquiries! Contact us here