Joining the Valley of Southern Illinois

Discussion in 'The Scottish Rite' started by flameburns623, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. flameburns623

    flameburns623 Registered User

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    During the April Reunion. Reading A Bridge To Light by Rex Hutchens now. Enjoying the book. Wish me and my fellow candidates the best!
     
  2. MarkR

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    Unfortunately for your purposes, "A Bridge to Light" describes and interprets the degrees of the Southern Jurisdiction (SJ). The Northern Masonic Jurisdiction (NMJ) has changed the degrees so much that most of what Illustrious Brother Hutchens has written doesn't apply.

    Anyway, enjoy the experience, and let us know how it went!
     
  3. flameburns623

    flameburns623 Registered User

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    Really?

    Is there nothing published which provides interpretation of the ritual as the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction performs them?
     
  4. MarkR

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    I've not read this myself, but I believe it was written to be sort of an NMJ answer to Bridge to Light. It's just recently written and published, so it should be quite up to date.
    http://cornerstonepublishers.com/the-masonic-pageant/
     
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  5. flameburns623

    flameburns623 Registered User

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    Just ordered. Thank you. The publisher carries numerous other excellent titles, I see.
     
  6. MarkR

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    Yes, W.Bro Mike Poll (owner of Cornerstone Publishing) is a friend of mine through various Masonic activities. He also puts out a lot of free Masonic education videos through the YouTube channel "New Orleans Scottish Rite College." Don't let the name mislead you; it has a lot of interest beyond Scottish Rite.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDan32grNC2NhbPbDQPQbHQ
     
  7. flameburns623

    flameburns623 Registered User

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    Wow. Listened to the linked lecture and subscribed the channel. Some interesting history there. Thanks again.

    And yes, I noticed that the Cornerstone Publishing site has some diverse titles apart from Freemasonry.
     
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  8. Warrior1256

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    Congratulations Brother!
     
  9. Warrior1256

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    Same here!
     
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  10. flameburns623

    flameburns623 Registered User

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    I've finally gotten a copy just today and an enjoying the book. Thankds for making me aware of it!
     
  11. MarkR

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    Glad to help!
     

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