Lodges of Research

Discussion in 'History and Research' started by Tylerl90, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. Tylerl90

    Tylerl90 Registered User

    35
    23
    8
    If given the opportunity, would you join a Lodge of Research? Why or why not? I’m not a part of one just yet, but I’ve been toying with the idea of joining my local one.


    Sent from my iPhone using My Freemasonry mobile app
     
    TheThumbPuppy likes this.
  2. JamestheJust

    JamestheJust Registered User

    1,807
    561
    113
    I have little interest in the outer forms but tracing ritual components back into ancient times gives some insight into Masonry when it had other names. Thus light may be cast on the soul and spirit of Masonry.
     
    Tylerl90 likes this.
  3. TheThumbPuppy

    TheThumbPuppy Registered User

    142
    84
    28
    I'm looking forward to joining our local Lodge of Research, Ars Macionica , once I get raised. They hold three conferences a year, one in English, one in Dutch and one in French.

    To me, that is one of the ways I can contribute. I'm not particularly good with people and I'm a dreadful cook. But I can write a paper and make a presentation that doesn't bring the audience to a soporific stupor. That's what I do. Research and analyse in the solitude of my study and present my results in the hope that someone finds them useful.
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2020
  4. Thomas Stright

    Thomas Stright Premium Member

    369
    268
    83
    I have an app....Havent filled it out yet...
     
  5. JanneProeliator

    JanneProeliator Registered User

    226
    168
    43
    I have applied to the national research lodge Minerva 27. I have also been asked to do a reearch about Freemason's apron and it's history
     
  6. JamestheJust

    JamestheJust Registered User

    1,807
    561
    113
    Here is a South American apron

    [​IMG]
     
  7. JanneProeliator

    JanneProeliator Registered User

    226
    168
    43
    I saw this picture on Facebook the other day. do you have any idea where this is and if there is any literature about this?
    Or is this just a masonic garden gnome like some one suggested?
     
    TheThumbPuppy likes this.
  8. TheThumbPuppy

    TheThumbPuppy Registered User

    142
    84
    28
    I think it's one of the Sinta Klaas speculoos shapes : )
    [​IMG]
     
  9. JamestheJust

    JamestheJust Registered User

    1,807
    561
    113
    "Mexican and Central American antiquities, calendar systems, and history; . Fig. 89. Stone figure from the Uhde collection. SELER] TEMPLE PYRAMID OF TEPOXTLAN 351 Hiiautla in Mr. Kobledos possession. In the old Ulide collection inthe Royal Museum of Ethnology in Berlin there are others of a verysimilar character (hgure 39). These are by no means images ofthe pulque gods, but probably represent Macuil-xochitl, the god ofgaming, who is indeed frequently named together with the pulquegods."

    https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo/museum-ethnology-berlin.html
     
  10. JanneProeliator

    JanneProeliator Registered User

    226
    168
    43
    THank you brother. I might want to dig into that too.
     
  11. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

    4,469
    3,151
    133
    Our local Lodge of Research has gone digital here.. via zoom - awesome ! First time I have ever been able to attending it in years...
     
  12. TheThumbPuppy

    TheThumbPuppy Registered User

    142
    84
    28
    I don't even know if our Research Lodge is working any more. I paid a small fee to be in the mailing group last December, but I have never received anything back. Apparently the gentleman who was managing it passed away. I got since another email address from a contact of mine and I sent an email last February, but I didn't even receive a courtesy email back saying, sorry ma'am, we're a wendy's.

    This is possibly my pet peeve, bad communication procedures or lack thereof. You would imagine that if someone passes away, someone else would step in, or a group email would be sent out saying, we're closed, or the website would be updated with a message on the front page. Not a thing. No procedure in place.
     
    Bloke likes this.
  13. Roy_

    Roy_ Registered User

    185
    56
    28
    Ars Macionica has some tough times, but don't worry, they'll be around. Other priorities at the moment I guess.
     
    TheThumbPuppy likes this.
  14. TheThumbPuppy

    TheThumbPuppy Registered User

    142
    84
    28
    Thank you Roy
     

Share My Freemasonry