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Solomon’s Staircase Masonic Lodge

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This podcast is a place for our lodge members to share articles, insights, and Masonic education. We are Solomon's Staircase Masonic Lodge #357, Free and Accepted Masons from Buena Park, California Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sslodge357/support

224 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

SS357: Book Reviews (September 2021) (Season 3, Episode 62)

September 20th, 2021

23:51


Washington Allston: Secret Societies and the Alchemy of Anglo-American Painting by David Bjelajac
Material Culture of the American Freemasons by …

SS357: Spotlight on California Lodges, Part 1 (Season 3, Episode 59)

September 6th, 2021

22:04

Join us as we share some stories about vaious lodges in California from the California Freemason magazine.

San Diego Lodge #35
Raven's Rock Lodge #870 (UD at the time of the article)
Riveria Lodge #780
Big Bear Lodge …

SS357: 300 Years of Freemasonry, yesterday (Season 3, Episode 56)

August 23rd, 2021

20:25

In this episode we share articles from the May/June 2017 California Freemason magazine.

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SS357: Book Reviews (August 2021) (Season 3, Episode 52)

August 2nd, 2021

15:35

July 1999

Reflections: A Perspective on Brotherhood
A Young Person's Guide to Philosophy
Tales of the Knights Templar

December 2017

Interpreting …

SS357: Masonic Symbolism (Season 3, Episode 50)

July 26th, 2021

10:43

We share an article from the November/December 2017 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry on Masonic Symbolism.

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SS357: Masonic Tourism: The Seven Wonders of the Masonic World - USA Version (Season 3, Episode 49)

July 19th, 2021

28:55

In this episode we share articles from the Scottish Rite Journal written by Daniel D. Hanttula. 

  • The George Washington Masonic Memorial 
  • The Grand …

SS357: Masonic Workshops (Season 3, Episode 47)

July 12th, 2021

16:06

In this episode we share a three-part series written by Most Worshipfull John L Cooper III on Masonic workshops.

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SS357: A look around the lodge (Season 3, Episode 45)

July 5th, 2021

15:23

In this short episode we share an article called Tell Us Past Master where a Past Master talks to the younger Masons about some of the tools and …

SS357: The Eye in the Pyramid (Season 3, Episode 43)

June 28th, 2021

10:25

That eye in the pyramid is a Masonic symbol! Right?!?! Enjoy this short episode as we share an article discussing what it really means and some of …

SS357: Famous Freemasons: Louis Kossuth (Season 3, Episode 41)

June 21st, 2021

23:53

The first article is from the June 2001 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry and the second is from encyclopedia.com

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SS357: The Future of Freemasonry (Season 3, Episode 37)

May 31st, 2021

12:52

In this episode we share a couple of articles from the July 1999 Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry Southern jurisdiction USA. The topic has noted …

SS357: Book Reviews (April 2021) (Season 3, Episode 35)

May 17th, 2021

31:56

June 1995

  • The History of English Freemasonry by John Hamill
  • Masonic Chronology in Context by Leon Zeldis
  • The History of Freemasonry in Tennessee …

SS357: Freemasonry and the United States Holocaust memorial museum (season 3 episode 33)

May 10th, 2021

12:49

This article is from the October 1998 Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry and discusses the United States Holocaust memorial museum and the …

SS357: Mythology and Meaning (Season 3, Episode 32)

May 3rd, 2021

10:07

In this episode we share an article from the October 1998 and Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry comparing the similarities between Jungian …

SS357: Famous Freemasons: Dr. Jose Rizal (Season 3, Episode 30)

April 26th, 2021

13:35

Join us as we share an article from the October 1998 Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry on Dr. Jose Rizal.

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SS357: Albert Pike Lives On (Season 3, Episode 26)

April 5th, 2021

16:59

In this article from the June 2003 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction USA we get an incomplete list of various places and things that are named after Albert Pike.

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SS357: Why am I a Mason? June 2003 (Season 3, Episode 22)

March 15th, 2021

16:36

In this episode we share an article from the June 2003 Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry where the author tells us his answer to the question, why am I a Mason?

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SS357: Mackey's Revised History of Freemasonry (Prehistoric Masonry - Chapters 15, 16) (Season 3, Episode 21)

March 12th, 2021

14:31

Chapter 15: The Extension of the Art into Other Countries

Chapter 16: The Legend of Charles Martel and Namus Grecus

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SS357: Famous Freemasons: Audie Leon Murphy (Season 3, Episode 20)

March 8th, 2021

13:47

In this episode we share information about Brother Audie Leon Murphy. 32nd degree, K.C.C.H. from the February 1999, Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction

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SS357: What's a Mason? Part 2 (Season 3, Episode 18)

March 1st, 2021

15:25

We share the second half of the What's a Mason? brochure

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SS357: What's a Mason? Part 1 (Season 3, Episode 16)

February 22nd, 2021

12:41

In this episode we share the first half of a brochure called "What's a Mason?" from the Masonic information center.

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SS357: Our Lodge as an Apiary (Season 3, Episode 14)

February 15th, 2021

22:45

The following article was written by Jeffery M. Wilkins, PM. As of this date RW Wilkins is the Deputy Grand Master for the state of California and he …

SS357: Discussion on the bee hive (Season 3, Episode 12)

February 8th, 2021

45:15

In this episode we share two articles on the bee hive and then some information straight out of the monitor with a great discussion after each reading.

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SS357: Mackey's Revised History of Freemasonry (Prehistoric Masonry - Chapters 6, 7, 8) (Season 3, Episode 11)

February 5th, 2021

19:38

Chapter 6 - The Origin of the Halliwell Poem

Chapter 7 - The Legend, the Germ of Masonic History

Chapter 8 - The Origin of Geometry

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SS357: Lewis and Clark, Corps of Discovery (Season 3, Episode 10)

February 1st, 2021

19:04

This episode starts off with an article from the Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry, and ends with a reading from the history.com website about this historical journey.

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SS357: Mackey's revised history of Freemasonry (Prehistoric Masonry - Chapter 5) (Season 3, Episode 9)

January 29th, 2021

19:18

In this episode we share chapter 5 of Mackey's revised history of Freemasonry - The Halliwell Poem and the Legend

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SS357: May 2003 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry articles (Season 3, Episode 8)

January 25th, 2021

20:58

Join us as we share a few articles from the May 2003, Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry.

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SS357: Mackey's Revised History of Freemasonry (Prehistoric Masonry - Chapter 4) (Season 3, Episode 7)

January 22nd, 2021

20:19

Chapter 4 of Mackey's revised history of Freemasonry, The Legend of the Craft. This is written in old English so I had a rough time in several areas …

SS357: Masonry in Germany (Season 3, Episode 6)

January 18th, 2021

16:31

in the episode we share articles from the February 1992 Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry Southern jurisdiction USA on Freemasonry in Germany

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SS357: Mackey's Revised History of Freemasonry (Prehistoric Masonry - Chapters 2 & 3) (Season 3, Episode 5)

January 15th, 2021

17:42

Chapter 2 - The Legendary History of Freemasonry 

Chapter 3 - The Old Manuscripts

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SS357: Mehr Lodge #90 (Season 3, Episode 4)

January 11th, 2021

5:25

In this short episode we share an article from the February 1992 Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry Southern jurisdiction USA regarding Mehr Lodge #90.

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SS357: Mackey's Revised History of Freemasonry (Introduction & Ch 1) (Season 3, Episode 3)

January 8th, 2021

24:07

We begin delving into book 1 of Mackey's Revised History of Freemasonry, one section at a time. Today, the Introduction and we begin section one, Prehistoric Masonry, with Chapter 1, Tradition and History in Masonry.

SS357: DeMolay in Brazil (Season 3, Episode 2)

January 4th, 2021

10:46

In this short episode we share information about the founding of DeMolay in Brazil. Article from the February 1992 Scottish Rite Journal of …

SS357: Mackey's Revised History of Freemasonry (Preface) (Season 3, Episode 1)

January 1st, 2021

16:53

Join us on this journey as we share this series of books, starting with book 1 and working through all 7 volumes.

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SS357: Famous Freemasons: Joel R. Poinsett (Season 2, Episode 98)

December 23rd, 2020

14:53

Join us as we learn about Brother Poinsett, for whom the Poinsettia is named.

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SS357: Book Reviews (December 2020) (Season 2, Episode 97)

December 16th, 2020

19:51

Join us as we share book reviews from various issues of the Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry

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SS357: Famous Freemasons: Young Stribling (Season 2, Episode 96)

December 9th, 2020

17:49

Join us in this episode as we share information about the famous boxer and Mason, Young Stribling. He was never actually a champion, but he defeated many of them.

International Boxing Hall of Fame
New Georgia …

SS357: An Albert Pike Teaser (Season 2, Episode 95)

December 2nd, 2020

13:07

In this episode we share an article from the May 1999 Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry Southern jurisdiction USA which speaks a little bit about an article written by Albert Pike and a little bit about the man …

SS357: Elitism, Atheists and Charity (Season 2, Episode 94)

November 26th, 2020

14:31

in this episode we share articles from the March 2001, January 2003, and August 2003 Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry.

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SS357: Spirituality, Tolerance and Forgiveness (Season 2, Episode 93)

November 21st, 2020

19:44

in this episode we share three articles from the September 1998 Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry Southern jurisdiction USA

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SS357: Some of the benefits of Freemasonry (Season 2, Episode 91)

November 13th, 2020

15:58

In this episode we share a couple of articles relating to what the authors call the benefits of Freemasonry. As with many things in our beloved craft, much is up to interpretation. Hope you enjoy the articles.

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SS357: Benjamin Franklin: A Masonic Enlightener in Paris (Season 2, Episode 90)

November 11th, 2020

34:10

In this episode we share the article found at the site below, and I apologize in advance for butchering the French words. :)
Weisberger, R. William. …

SS357: Famous Freemasons: Gen. Jonathan M. Wainwright (Season 2, Episode 88)

October 30th, 2020

10:39

Join us as we learn about Brother Jonathan M Wainwright:


  • September 1998 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry

SS357: So, what's with the goat? (Season 2, Episode 87)

October 27th, 2020

17:47

Join us as we share a few articles from the July/August 2005 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry and maybe get to the bottom of what's going on with …

SS357: Discussion on the first ever virtual annual communication (Season 2, Episode 85)

October 20th, 2020

42:21

Join us as several of us talk about the recent virtual annual communication and what we miss most about being in lodge.

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SS357: Brother Tyler (Season 2, Episode 84)

October 17th, 2020

19:14

In this episode we share some information about our Brother Tyler.

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SS357: Praying in Lodge (Season 2, Episode 83)

October 13th, 2020

14:53

In this episode we focus on an article from the September 1999 Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry discussing prayer in the lodge

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SS357: The Holy Saints John (Season 2, Episode 82)

October 10th, 2020

18:49

Join us as we share a couple of articles on this topic so many of us know so little about. 

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SS357: Masonic Tourism - Part 2 (Season 2, Episode 81)

October 7th, 2020

20:20

Join us as we share info about:

The Masonic Center in Tokyo, Japan
The Shrine Peace Memorial in Toronto, Canada, and various Masonic and Scottish Rite facilities around the country.

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SS357: The Prospect Experience (Season 2, Episode 80)

October 4th, 2020

25:13

Join us as we share articles from the November/December 2017 California Freemason magazine, as well as a little bit of information about how we talk to prospects.

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SS357: Book Reviews - October 1, 2020 (Season 2, Episode 79)

October 1st, 2020

17:36

Symbolism of the Blue Degrees of Freemasonry  Freedom Just Around the Corner: A New American History  American Freemasons: Three Centuries of …

SS357: Morals and Machines (Season 2, Episode 78)

September 28th, 2020

16:12

In this episode we share the feature article from the September/October 2017 California Freemason magazine. Technology brings us many moral dilemmas …

SS357: The Lazy Man's Guide To Masonic Enlightenment (Season 2, Episode 77)

September 25th, 2020

18:36

Join us as we share this article from the September October 2005 Scottish rite journal of freemasonry, southern jurisdiction USA and discuss some of the best books to have in your library as you start out.

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SS357: Book Reviews - September 19, 2020 (Season 2, Episode 76)

September 19th, 2020

18:49


Kim
The Man Who Would be King
The Inexperienced Ghost
Two Crowns for America
Revolt in 2100
The Artifact
What Law There Was
Last Full Measure of …

SS357: Famous Freemasons: Walter P. Chrysler (Season 2, Episode 75)

September 15th, 2020

14:49

This first article is from the February 1999 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction USA

SS357: Famous Freemasons: General Mark W. Clark (Season 2, Episode 74)

September 11th, 2020

23:23

The first article is out of the August 1992 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction USA.

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SS357: Book Reviews - September 8, 2020 (Season 2, Episode 73)

September 8th, 2020

22:22


  • Symbols of Freemasonry 

  • Regalia of the Grand Lodge of Texas 

  • Reflections on Higher Education 

  • Defense of the Ruffians 

  • The Greatest of These 

SS357: Why I Became a Mason (Sep 2020) (Season 2, Episode 72)

September 4th, 2020

18:52

Listen in as we share various stories from multiple sources of why a man made the life changing choice to become a Mason.

The Educator

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SS357: Masonic Tourism - Part 1 (Season 2, Episode 71)

August 31st, 2020

18:48

A little bonus episode to hold you until the next full episode. Did you know that there are places around the country owned by Masonic organizations …

SS357: The Masonic Model for Peace (Season 2, Episode 70)

August 25th, 2020

30:09

Join us as we share articles from the October / November 2014 California Freemason magazine.

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SS357: Freemasonry and Family (Season 2, Episode 69)

August 23rd, 2020

21:50

Join us in this episode as we sure articles from the November 1998 Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry Southern jurisdiction USA.

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SS357: Famous Freemasons: MW Joseph Warren (Season 2, Episode 68)

August 20th, 2020

18:38

In this episode we share information from an issue of the Scottish Rite Reporter and a couple of websites.

History.com
National Heritage Museum

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SS357: Famous Freemasons: Tom Mix (Season 2, Episode 67)

August 16th, 2020

20:21

Join us as we share some information about Brother Tom Mix. 

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SS357: Book reviews (August 11 2020) (Season 2, Episode 66)

August 11th, 2020

25:00

In this episode we share book reviews from several periodicals. Links to each book are below. 

  • The Radical Enlightenment 
  • Masques of Solomon 

SS357: Women and Freemasonry (Season 2, Episode 65)

August 8th, 2020

30:27

In this episode we share articles from the May / June 2019 California Freemason magazine. See links below.

SS357: Some thoughts on one day classes (ODC's) (Season 2, Episode 64)

July 31st, 2020

20:35

In this episode we share articles from a few different periodicals with topics both for and against one day classes. Where do you stand on this topic?

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SS357: Masons and Music - Part 2 (Season 2, Episode 63)

July 28th, 2020

19:54

In this episode we share more stories about Masons in the music industry and the importance of music in Masonry.

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SS357: Masonic Philately (Season 2, Episode 62)

July 26th, 2020

14:03

In this episode we share an article from the September 1992 edition of the Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction USA, focusing …

SS357: Supporting our youth orders (Season 2, Episode 61)

July 25th, 2020

58:53

Join MW Charvonia, Past Grand Master of the state of California, as he interviews representatives from Job's Daughters, DeMolay and Rainbow Girls.

SS357: An evening on Civility hosted by PGM Russ Charvonia (Season 2, Episode 60)

July 22nd, 2020

1:43:06

We thank Downey United #220 for inviting us to their meeting with Past Grand Master Russ Charvonia and to MW Charvonia for giving us permission to record this and use it as a podcast. 

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SS357: That Religion In Which All Men Agree - Alexander Herbert (Season 2, Episode 59)

July 19th, 2020

53:42

Listen in to our July 16 Zoom call as Worshipful Alex Herbert, Past Master of Hudson Lodge #510 and current DDGM of the Grand Lodge of Ohio …

SS357: Reading to Sofia (Season 2, Episode 58)

July 17th, 2020

22:43

In this episode we share more articles about what Masons do. These articles are from theApril / May 2013 issue of the California Freemason magazine.

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SS357: How Masons Help: June 2020 - Part 2 (Season 2, Episode 57)

July 10th, 2020

29:29

Join us as we share the second half of the June 2020 issue of California Freemason magazine focusing on what Masons do to help others.
https://californiafreemason.org/issue/relief-issue-may-jun-2020/

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SS357: How Masons Help: June 2020 - Part 1 (Season 2, Epsiode 56)

July 7th, 2020

20:29

Join us as we share articles from the May/June 2020 issue of the California Freemason magazine focusing on things that Masons have done to help address or deal with the current COVID 19 crisis

SS357: Masonic Leadership (Season 2, Episode 55)

July 5th, 2020

15:54

Join us as we share three different articles from the Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry Southern jurisdiction USA that talk about leadership in …

SS357: Why Freemasonry? (Season 2, Episode 54)

July 2nd, 2020

14:36

In this episode we share three articles I feel are relevant to today and the need for Freemasonry. What are you looking for and can you find it in …

SS357: Antimasonry & Masonry: The Genesis of Protest - Part 2 (Season 2, Episode 53)

June 30th, 2020

32:17

This article can be found at the link below, which also has the source citation.
www.jstor.org/stable/2712356
Formisano, Ronald P., and Kathleen Smith …

SS357: Antimasonry & Masonry: The Genesis of Protest - Part 1 (Season 2, Episode 52)

June 27th, 2020

27:06

This article can be found at the link below, which also has the source citation.
www.jstor.org/stable/2712356
Formisano, Ronald P., and Kathleen Smith …

SS357: The Appeal of Post-Revolutionary Freemasonry (Season 2, Episode 51)

June 18th, 2020

27:16

The article featured in this episode can be found at the following link: www.jstor.org/stable/3123594

Bullock, Steven C. “A Pure and Sublime System: …

SS357: Joseph Smith and the Masons (Season 2, Episode 50)

June 15th, 2020

20:52

The article featured in this episode is from jostr.org: Godfrey, Kenneth W. “Joseph Smith and the Masons.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical …

SS357: Freemasonry in the British army (Season 2, Episode 49)

June 12th, 2020

21:54

You can find the original article at the following link: Thomas, William. “FREEMASONRY IN THE BRITISH ARMY.” Journal of the Society for Army …

SS357: Masonic Parody in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Season 2, Episode 48)

June 9th, 2020

21:05

The following article is found at the following link: Clack, Randall A. “‘The Widow's Son’: Masonic Parody in ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.’” The …

SS357: Discussions on Ritual (Season 2, Episode 46)

June 4th, 2020

16:42

In this episode we share a couple of articles about the importance of ritual, and what it teaches you.

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SS357: Famous Freemasons: John William Poe (Season 2, Episode 45)

June 1st, 2020

13:38

This article is from the June 1992 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction USA and is about Brother John William Poe and his truly …

SS357: Some thoughts on Freemasonry (Season 2, Episode 44)

May 30th, 2020

17:17

In this episode we share a few articles discussing the value of Freemasonry and the need for change. As always these are the opinion of the authors, …

SS357: The Magic Flute, Part 2 (Season 2, Episode 43)

May 25th, 2020

20:16

Join us in part 2 of our series about the opera from Brother Mozart, The Magic Flute.

Tettlebaum, Marianne. “Whose Magic Flute?” Representations, …

SS357: The Magic Flute, Part 1 (Season 2, Episode 42)

May 21st, 2020

28:14

Join us in part one of this episode as we share a couple of articles about brother Mozart's opera The Magic Flute. Sources below:

  • Erckmann, F. “The …

SS357: Famous Freemasons: Helvetius (Season 2, Episode 40)

May 14th, 2020

31:50

The intro is from the online Ecyclopedia.com and the article is from Silber, Gordon R. “In Search of Helvetius' Early Career as a Freemason.” …

SS357: James Adams, Early Springfield Mormon and Freemason (Season 2, Episode 39)

May 11th, 2020

27:28

The following article is from Walgren, Kent L. “James Adams Early Springfield Mormon and Freemason.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society …

SS357: Famous Freemasons: John Wayne (Season 2, Episode 36)

May 2nd, 2020

18:26

Enjoy this series of short articles about Brother John Wayne. Sources below. 

SS357: Freemasons in the Nazi party: Part 2 (Season 2, Episode 35)

April 30th, 2020

15:05

The following is the abstract from the article: The Nazi persecution of Freemasons presented a conundrum; Freemasonry was condemned by party …

SS357: Freemasons in the Nazi party: Part 1 (Season 2, Episode 34)

April 27th, 2020

30:18

The following is the abstract from the article: The Nazi persecution of Freemasons presented a conundrum; Freemasonry was condemned by party …

SS357: Freemasonry and the Knights of Labor (Season 2, Episode 33)

April 23rd, 2020

19:23

The first article is from the August 1999 Scottish Rite journal of Freemasonry southern jurisdiction USA and gives us a little bit of information about the Knights of Labor and their ties to Freemasonry. 

The second is …

SS357: Why Masonry? Part 1 (Season 2, Episode 32)

April 21st, 2020

28:52

After a really good discussion last night at our lodge it reminded me of some of these articles that I had come across in the Scottish rite magazines. So enjoy part one of Why Masonry?

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SS357: Famous Freemasons: J.C. Penney (Season 2, Episode 31)

April 19th, 2020

13:36

Our first two articles are from the August 1992 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction. The third article is found at the link below:

SS357: Anti-Masonry: Part 4 - Protocols of the Elders of Zion (Season 2, Episode 30)

April 17th, 2020

12:33

In this episode we share information about a book called The Protocols of the Elders of Zion which was anti-Semitic and anti-Masonic. This article is …

SS357: Famous Freemasons: Paul Revere (Season 2, Episode 29)

April 15th, 2020

17:47

The first article is out of the August 1992 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry, and the second is from the link noted below. 

SS357: Tools and Implements: The Trowel (Season 2, Episode 28)

April 12th, 2020

23:44

All Masons have heard in one variation or another a description of what the trowel embodies for Masons. In this podcast we share several of these …

SS357: Freemasonry in Yugoslavia (Season 2, Episode 27)

April 11th, 2020

13:19

In this episode we share three articles about the history of Freemasonry in Yugoslavia.

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SS357: Famous Freemasons: General Douglas MacArthur (Season 2, Episode 26)

April 9th, 2020

15:58

The first article is from the June 1992 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction USA. The second article can be found at:

https://www.araratshrine.com/history/famous/macarthur/

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SS357: Famous Freemasons: George Washington: Part 1 (Season 2, Episode 23)

April 4th, 2020

18:44

This episode is part one of a series of articles about George Washington, our first president, our first Commander in Chief, Grand Master of Virginia, Master Mason, and American hero.

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SS357: Why I Became a Mason: Part 3 (Season 2, Episode 21)

March 26th, 2020

16:28

Join us as we share more stories from Mason's around the country as published in past issues of various magazines, plus our current master's own personal account.

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SS357: Masonic Education: March 2020 (Season 2, Episode 20)

March 24th, 2020

21:26

In this episode we share articles from past California Freemasons magazines focusing on Masonic education

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SS357: Celebrating 100 years of supporting public education (Season 2, Episode 19)

March 21st, 2020

19:25

In this episode we share the most recent issue of the California Freemason magazine focusing on the article detailing the history of the 100 years of …

SS357: Anti-Masonry: Part 3 - Freemasonry under the Nazi Regime (Season 2, Episode 18)

March 11th, 2020

10:48

This article is found on the holocaust memorial website at the link below.

SS357: Anti-Masonry: Part 2 - Leo Taxil (Season 2, Episode 17)

March 7th, 2020

13:09

In this episode we share another article about anti-masonry focusing on the hoax put out by Leo Taxil claiming that Masons were devil worshipers. A …

SS357: Anti-Masonry: Part 1 (Season 1, Episode 16)

March 4th, 2020

18:11

The article in this episode is from the August 2000 Scottish rite journal of Freemasonry southern jurisdiction. Hope you enjoy it.

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SS357: Famous Freemasons: John Glenn (Season 2, Episode 15)

February 26th, 2020

14:15

Our first article is from the February 2000 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry. The second is from the following website:

SS357: Tools and Implements: The Plumb (Season 2, Episode 12)

February 18th, 2020

16:34

The plumb is the Junior Warden's Jewel. All Masons have heard in one variation or another a description of what the plumb embodies for Masons. In this podcast we share a couple of these articles on this most important …

SS357: The Stated Meeting (Season 2, Episode 11)

February 16th, 2020

21:49

In this episode we share a couple of articles about the typical stated meeting along with my own thoughts on the same topic.

  • Midnight Freemasons …

SS357: February 2020 Trestle Board (Season 2, Episode 10)

February 14th, 2020

15:14

Click here to read the full issue: http://www.freemason.org/doc/2020-02_e-TB.pdf?id=94675 Calendar of events From the East 2020 

  • Installation of …

SS357: Masonic Education: January 2020 (Season 2, Episode 9)

January 28th, 2020

17:41

In this episode we share several articles from the California Freemason series on Masonic education.

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SS357: Masons and Music (Season 2, Episode 8)

January 23rd, 2020

17:55

Join us as we share a few articles about Freemasons who are involved with music in some fashion or another, including one of our own members who has …

SS357: Masons and Motorcycles (Season 2, Episode 7)

January 21st, 2020

20:57

In this episode we share some information about Masonic riding groups/associations.

SS357: The Obligation (Season 2, Episode 6)

January 14th, 2020

26:39

The first article is from the September 2000 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction.
The second article is found at:

SS357: Why I love Freemasonry (Season 2, Episode 5)

January 10th, 2020

13:29

Enjoy as we share a couple of very positive articles about Freemasonry and what people get out of it. Both of these articles are from Scottish Rite magazines or newsletters.

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SS357: January 2020 Trestle Board (Season 2, Episode 4)

January 9th, 2020

9:53

Click here for the full issue: http://www.freemason.org/doc/2019-12_e-TB.pdf?id=93078 

Master's message
Looking deep into inner space

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SS357: Masonic Tracing Boards (Season 2, Episode 3)

January 8th, 2020

13:04

This article is from the October 1998 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern jurisdiction USA and is actually a shortened version of the …

SS357: Family First (Season 2, Episode 1)

January 2nd, 2020

14:37

The first article is from the November 1998 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern jurisdiction and is written by Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's restaurants, on the importance of family. The second article is …

SS357: Why I Became a Mason - Christmas edition (Season 1, Episode 61)

December 25th, 2019

24:22

Join us for part two of this series as we ask this question to several members of our lodge while we were preparing a Christmas feast for the local …

SS357: Why I Became a Mason, Part 1 (Season 1, Episode 60)

December 12th, 2019

9:34

In this episode we share short stories published in past issues of the Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction USA.

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SS357: Wisdom, Kindness, and the Skirret (Season 1, Episode 59)

December 7th, 2019

8:37

Join us as we share a few articles from past issues of The Scottish Rite Reporter and the Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction.

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SS357: Scottish Rite: The 7th Degree (Season 1, Episode 58)

December 6th, 2019

3:23

In this short episode we share an article from the June 1997 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern jurisdiction.

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SS357: Masonic Stones of the Washington Monument (Season 1, Episode 57)

December 4th, 2019

21:39

The first article is from the June 1997 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern jurisdiction. The second article is from the following website …

SS357: Famous Freemasons: General James "Jimmy" Doolittle & Frederick the Great (Season 1, Episode 56)

December 3rd, 2019

12:21

These articles are from the June 1992 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern jurisdiction USA. This particular issue focuses on Masonic heroes.

SS357: Scottish Rite: The 22nd Degree (Season 1, Episode 55)

November 19th, 2019

6:55

This article is from the January 2001 edition of the Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction. The cover artwork shows a portion of an oil painting done by Brother Robert H. White and can be …

SS357: Exploring Masonic Podcasts (Season 1, Episode 54)

November 18th, 2019

11:21

In this episode we take a look at several of the Masonic podcasts that are out there.

What is a Mason? - https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ifbcbvaqoviypcdhpzo6g2et43u
Whence Came You? - https://wcypodcast.com/

SS357: Freemasonry and a Noble Society (Season 1, Episode 53)

November 17th, 2019

8:57

This article is from the May 1997 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction.

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SS357: Famous Freemasons: J. Edgar Hoover (Season 1, Episode 52)

November 5th, 2019

9:57

This article is from the May 1997 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction.

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SS357: About the Scottish Rite (Season 1, Episode 51)

November 2nd, 2019

12:12

The first article list various reasons why you should join the Scottish Rite as a Mason. The second article is in a question and answer format …

SS357: Brotherhood, do we really mean it? (Season 1, Episode 50)

November 1st, 2019

7:18

This article is from the January 2001 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction, USA

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SS357: To be a Mason (Season 1, Episode 49)

October 30th, 2019

7:29

This article is from the February 2001 edition of The Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction USA.

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SS357: October 2019 Trestle Board (Season 1, Episode 48)

October 28th, 2019

12:48

Click the following link for the full version:  http://www.freemason.org/doc/2019-10_e-TB.pdf?id=92725

  • Master's Article 
  • God's Guidance 
  • Bringing …

SS357: Famous Freemasons: Edmund F. Ball (Season 1, Episode 47)

September 27th, 2019

12:43

From the December 1991 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction. Learn about Brother Edmund F. Ball. Update is from the November 1991 issue.

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SS357: A Puritan in King Solomon's Temple (Season 1, Episode 46)

September 27th, 2019

6:57

In this episode we share an article from the October 1992 Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction.

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SS357: How Freemasonry Came to California and Hawaii (Season 1, Episode 45)

September 25th, 2019

10:20

Join us as we learn some of the background of how Freemasonry came to California and Hawaii.

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SS357: Texas Lodge #46 (Season 1, Episode 44)

September 19th, 2019

3:52

This article was found in the June 2000 Solomon's Staircase Trestle Board and talks a bit about Texas Lodge #46, in San Juan Bautista, Can.

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SS357: Famous Freemasons: President William McKinley (Season 1, Episode 43)

September 14th, 2019

14:14

Learn a little bit about how our 25th President, William McKinley, became involved with Freemasonry along with a story about the 1896 presidential …

SS357: Freemasonry and Religion (Season 1, Episode 42)

September 7th, 2019

12:45

Is Freemasonry a religion? Many have asked, or accused it of being so. Listen in as we share an article from the Grand Lodge of California, as shared by the Scottish Rite in their June 2005 edition of The Scottish Rite …

SS357: September 2019 Trestle Board (Season 1, Episode 41)

September 3rd, 2019

16:15

Click the following link for the full version: http://www.freemason.org/doc/2019-09_e-TB.pdf?id=88497 

  • King Solomon's Temple 
  • Calendar of events 

SS357: Freemasonry in the 21st century, and beyond (Season 1, Episode 40)

August 31st, 2019

1:04:06

This was a presentation given by Worshipful Jordan Yelinek from the Grand Lodge of California on how Freemasonry has changed over time and where we …

SS357: Charles L. McComber - WM: 1914, 1915, 1918 (Season 1, Episode 39)

August 31st, 2019

12:03

Join us as we learn a little bit about worshipful Charles L McComber, Master of our lodge in 1914, 1915 and 1918.

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SS357: Simeon O. Walker; Our First WM:1903, 1904 (Season 1, Episode 38)

August 24th, 2019

5:58

Listen in as we learn a little bit about the first master of our lodge. Worshipful Simeon O. Walker, who not only was integral in the foundation of …

SS357: So Says Brother John, Part 1 (Season 1, Episode 37)

August 18th, 2019

8:16

Brother John McCargar loves Freemasonry and everything for which it stands. We consistently look forward to his educational nights, his newsletter articles and even his musings on our lodge app. Enjoy as we share …

SS357: A Lodge is Born: Buena Park Lodge #357 (Season 1, Episode 36)

August 17th, 2019

12:37

One of our members who recently passed had a tremendous wealth of information about our lodge in particular and masonry in general. His family has …

SS357: 2019 Hiram Award Ceremony for Eric Jenkins (Season 1, Episode 35)

August 15th, 2019

40:35

In the state of California there is an award, called the Hiram award, that can be given out to one Mason each year in each lodge. This award is not "won", the recipient is determined by the lodge and is usually that …

SS357: August 2019 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 34)

August 9th, 2019

16:13

Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  http://www.freemason.org/doc/2019-08_e-TB.pdf?id=88511  

  • Master's Article - Relief 
  • Masons 4 Mitts 

SS357: Masons 4 Mitts - Angels RBI with Veronica Vazquez (Season 1, Episode 33)

August 4th, 2019

13:39

Join us as we spend some time with Veronica Vazquez of the Angels RBI program.  
The Angels RBI League has provided over 20,000 kids, who would not …

SS357: What is Freemasonry? Ask Brother John (Season 1, Episode 30)

July 21st, 2019

2:34

We had a lively discussion one night about what exactly Freemasonry is. We caught Brother John's response on video. Enjoy.
Click here to view the youtube video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEazcdb6faI 

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SS357: 2018 Grand Lodge Communications Awards Discussion (Season 1, Episode 29)

July 21st, 2019

6:28

In 2018 Solomon's Staircase had the honor of being awarded best social media presence for a Masonic Lodge in the state of California for the third …

SS357: July 2019 Trestle Board (Season 1, Episode 27)

July 20th, 2019

13:34

Click here to read the full newsletter: http://www.freemason.org/doc/2019-07_e-TB.pdf?id=88510

  •  "Charity and the Ripple Effect Masonry Has Left" - …

SS357: What is Freemasonry? Some info from the Grand Lodge of California (Season 1, Episode 11)

July 5th, 2019

13:02

In this episode we share information straight off the Grand Lodge of California's web site to talk about what Freemasonry is. 
Links: 
https://www.freemason.org/

SS357: January 2019 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 8)

June 29th, 2019

5:58

Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  https://www.freemason.org/doc/2019-01%20e-TB.pdf?id=74526  

Master's article 
Strength and leadership

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SS357: March 2019 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 7)

June 29th, 2019

11:30

Click here to read the full Trestle Board: http://www.freemason.org/doc/2019-03_e-TB.pdf?id=78483

Master's article
Chaplain's article
The Illusion of …

SS357: February 2019 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 3)

June 28th, 2019

13:59

Click here to read the full Trestle Board:  https://goo.gl/9yDcrV 

Master's article
Chaplain's article
Good men better
Black history month
Prince …

SS357: June 2019 Trestle Board Articles (Season 1, Episode 1)

June 23rd, 2019

11:42

Click here to read the full Trestle Board: https://adobe.ly/316sT2n

Master's Article
Mozart
Brother Ralph Doyle's 75 years in Masonry

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SS357: Teaser trailer

June 23rd, 2019

0:30

Our first episode is a teaser of what to expect as we pursue our newest foray into social media.

Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/SSLodge357/

Instagram - @sslodge357

Twitter - @sslodge357

Pinterest - sslodge357

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