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BBQ For The Brain in Nashville August 12-14: Randall Carlson and "The Ancient Art Of Design"

by Christopher Hodapp

I received this message last week from WB Ryan Turbeville, WM of West Nashville Phoenix Lodge 131 in Nashville, Tennessee:
"In [a recent post] you mentioned how some lodges are focused on community involvement and fundraising, and others are focusing on education and the esoteric. This is our attempt to blend the two. We hope this is a new model that still provides events for the public and charitable fundraising while focusing on Masonic philosophy, education, and bringing light to the world. Consider this a "BBQ for the brain" :)
We are hosting a workshop with Brother Randall Carlson titled:

There will be a Masons Only Friday night dinner and presentation titled Freemasonry and Sacred Geometry, and a workshop on Saturday and Sunday that is open to the public. Sunday will conclude with a tour of Nashville's Parthenon, the only full scale replica of the Parthenon in the world.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday August 12, 2022

  • 6 - 7:30pm Freemasons Only Presentation
  • 7:30pm Freemasons Only Dinner
Saturday August 13, 2022
  • 7:30 Registration Begins
  • 8 - 9am Breakfast On-Site
  • 9 - 11:30am Workshop
  • 11:30 - 1pm Lunch Break
  • 1 - 6pm Workshop
  • 6 - 7:30pm Dinner On-Site
Sunday August 14, 2022
  • 8 - 9am Breakfast
  • 9 - 11am Workshop
  • 11 - 12pm Lunch
  • 12:00 - 2pm Tour of the Nashville Parthenon
All proceeds go to charity. The Friday night Masons only ticket includes dinner. The Saturday and Sunday workshop includes 4 meals, $125 worth of drawing materials including a handmade wooden compass by Randall Carlson, free parking, and a tour of Nashville's Parthenon.

There is a livestream option for the workshop for those who can't join us in person.

The promo video, tickets and all information can be found at:

The direct link to the video is

And Randall Carlson's intriguing website is HERE

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