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Rocky Mountain Mason

Masonic talk radio with the Rocky Mountain Mason.


RMM-085: Thrice Illustrious Master Martinez de Pasqually
The history of this fascinating man and his influence on spirituality Freemasonry of the latter 18th Century and founder of the esoteric Christian form of mysticism known popularly by the misnomer, "Martinism."Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
47:05 2/7/24
RMM 083: For the Glory of the One Thing: Poimandres, Luminescent Nous
A powerful and potent text, Ben is pleased to share a reading of sections of "Poimandres," the first book of the Corpus Hermeticum. He discusses, briefly, some tenets of the quintessential text. Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
38:48 1/17/24
RMM-084: T-Rex. Roberto Sanchez Explains What's Happening in GLTX
Roberto explains why this upcoming Grand Session of the Grand Lodge of Texas may be the most important meeting in the history of the institution in the great state - the Masonic state - of Texas.Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
61:37 1/10/24
RMM 082: The Definitions of Hermes Trismegistus to Asclepius
Ben shares the most important and impactful writing in his life, The Definitions of Hermes Trismegistus to Asclepius: ten short logic circuits devised to engender awakening in the reader. Taken from The Way of Hermes, New Translations of the Corpus Hermeticm and The Definitions of Hermes Trismegistus to Asclepius, translated by Clement Salaman, Dorine Van Oyen, William D. Wharton, and Jean-Pierre Mahé and published by Inner Traditions.Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
52:06 1/10/24
RMM 081: Happy New (Calendar) Year!
Ben contemplates an email from a racist Brother and wonders, is Masonry fulfilling its promises? How can we, as a brotherhood, inculcate the virtues Masonry claims it teaches? We can do better - become the change you wish to see in the Fraternity!Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
28:00 1/3/24
RMM-080: On the Origins of the Order of the Temple!
Explore the historicity of the Order of the Temple and the weaving of chivalric and Templar themes into the fabric of earliest Freemasonry in this intriguing account of the origins of the Speculative Craft.Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
50:47 12/27/23
RMM-079: Survivors of Murdered Mason Sue Grand Lodge of Texas for Negligence
Bro. Robert Wise was mercilessly gunned down when leaving McAllen Lodge No. 1110 in July this year by an anti-Mason. On Nov 27, members of Bro. Wise's family filed suit against the Grand Lodge of Texas and McAllen Lodge for negligence and gross negligence for failing to make the Lodge and its curtilage safe. Should a Lodge be held liable for the acts of the criminally insane? What does this action mean to other Lodges going forward, and how should officers prepare to deal with anti-Masonry against their buildings and membership?Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
41:12 12/20/23
Rex Hutchens In Memoriam
Remarks shared at the occasion of Ill. Bro. Rex Hutchens memorial service at the Scottish Rite temple in Tucson, Arizona.Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
13:15 7/12/23
RMM 077: Why SARS-CoV-2 is Most Probably Manmade (As If That Even Matters)
RMM explores the science of the SARS-CoV-2 spike that suggests a synthetic origin of the virus is statistically much more likely than a natural one. Now unclassified memos from the Department of Defense's DARPA reveal compelling context. Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
50:38 4/5/23
RMM-076: Roundabout....
Deconstructing the occult street pattern.... And TBOP Chapter XXXV.Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
28:15 3/29/23
RMM-075: Valens Used Houses! Debunking a modern ancient myth
In Episode 075 of the RMM, we debunk the myth that ancient astrology used "whole sign houses." In fact, this system was invented in the 1990s by a clear misunderstanding of an ancient text, Valens's Anthology.Watch Deb Houlding's talk which prompted this podcast here: the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
45:09 3/22/23
Interview with M.W. Bro. Bradley S. Billings, Past Grand Master of Texas
Join the Rocky Mountain Mason for a candid interview with Brad Billings, the junior Past Grand Master of Texas. M.W. Bro. Brad has been a transformative and popular Grand Master. But as with anyone who makes change happen, he's seen his share of pushback, too. Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
65:04 3/15/23
RMM: Interview with Josef Wages
Josef Wages discusses his two most recent books: The Master's Voice and the Green Book of the Elus Cohen. Get the books at Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
56:12 3/8/23
Interview with Brent Morris 33º GC
Join the RMM for a candid interview with one of Masonry's best known Masons, Illustrious Bro. Brent Morris 33ºGC.  You've probably seen Brent on TV, where he frequently represents the House of the Temple for the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America. Or read his book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Freemasonry, available at all booksellers nationwide. Or perhaps you are already a member of the Scottish Rite Research Society and are familiar with his work as the managing editor of Heredom?  Brent has a distinguished civilian as well, among other worthy exploits in service to our country, lecturing on cryptographer at the NSA. Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
62:03 12/28/22
2022 Christmas Special with the Officers of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar!
We share a Christmas morning with the Officers of the Grand Encampment. Hope you will join us for this candid chat as we contemplate Templary in the 21st century.For info on the Knight Templar Eye Foundation, please visit: info on the Holy Land Pilgrimage Program, please visit: the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
51:20 12/25/22
RMM: 3-02: Interview with R.W. Bro. Chris Earnshaw
In this episode, the RMM interviews R.W. Bro. Chris Earnshaw, Past Grand Historian of the Grand Lodge of Japan. M.W. Bro. Chris is the author of the Spiritual Freemasonry series, including Freemasonry: Initiation by Light, Freemasonry: Spiritual Alchemy, and Freemasonry: Quest for Immortality. Check him out on Amazon at: the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
58:04 12/21/22
We're Back!
The Rocky Mountain Mason Podcast is back! In this short episode, Ben remembers his friend and mentor, Rex Hutchens, who succumbed to cancer the day before recording this episode. Rex was a highly decorated Mason in both the York and Scottish Rites, widely known for his authoring of A Bridge to Light, now given as a companion to the 29 degrees informing the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite for the Southern Jurisdiction. But he was so much more. Listen to our informal interview with him in episode 052: the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
19:04 12/18/22
RMM-068: Interview with Ill. Bro. William Sizemore II, 33º, GC, U.S. Rear Admiral (retired) and Instructor at TOP GUN!!
Join us for this interview with the Grand Executive Director of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America, Ill. Bro. William G. Sizemore II, 33º, Grand Cross, Rear Admiral for the U.S. Navy (Retired) and former instructor at the Navy Fighter Weapons School (aka TOP GUN)!Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
51:47 6/15/22
RMM-067: The Great Debate at Research Lodge of Colorado
Join us for the audio of the Oxford style debate (modified format for the Masonic Lodge in open meeting) on the proposition that "The M.W. Grand Lodge of Colorado should recognize female Freemasonry!" For the motion: W.Bro. Peter Preston.Against the motion: W.Bro. Ben Williams.Moderated by: W.Bro. Grover Sardeson. Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
68:38 5/4/22
RMM: 066: Interview with the Most Worshipful Grand Masters of Georgia!
M.W. Bros. Corey Shackleford, Sr., Grand Master Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Georgia, and Don Combs, Grand Master Grand Lodge of Georgia F. & A.M. join me to discuss the historic signing of mutual recognition between their jurisdictions on April 9, 2022. Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
73:34 4/20/22
RMM: 065: Interview with the Elected Officers of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States of America
Join us for a friendly chat with the elected officer line of the Grand Encampment! The Grand Encampment has been through the ringer recently. See why that's about to change. Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
49:47 3/23/22
RMM: 063: Report on the Special Conclave & TBOP XXXIV
Report from the Special Conclave wherein the Knights Templar reinstated S.K. David Kussman as Deputy Grand Master, overturned S.K. Michael Johnson's controversial decisions (except his decisions to recognize that the C.B.C.S. is not a Templar body), and ultimately removed S.K. Michael Johnson from office.Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
41:49 3/16/22
RMM-063- Interview with Thomas Winterton, Superintendent of SKINWALKER RANCH!
High strangeness in the Utah desert. Join the Rocky Mountain Mason in this candid conversation with Thomas Winterton, the Superintendent of the world's most active paranormal site, the notorious SKINWALKER RANCH!Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
70:14 3/9/22
RMM-062: Special Conclave of the Grand Encampment
Despite much disinformation on the topic, the Grand Encampment has the right to discuss all business noticed in the call for the Special Conclave. Back from a few months off, the Rocky Mountain Mason shares some insights why. Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
26:06 3/2/22
RMM-061-WTF is the CBCS Anyway and Who Really Cares??
In this episode we explore the history of the"CBCS," a system of esoteric Freemasonry originated in France in the latter 1770s and charted in the US in 1934 which, for reasons that become apparent, has been targeted by a particular faction of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar's leadership for over a decade.(And hear me screw up Thomas Smith Webb's name - for some reason I always want to call him William Webb!! And Thomas Dunckerley - for some reason I call him Robert!)[EDITOR NOTE: Turns out the cufflinks mentioned in this podcast, sported by various members of the Grand Encampment leadership are not indicative of membership in a clandestine version of the CBCS, they are a group endeared to S.K. Howard W. Koon II, and known as "cousins" (I do not believe this is a Knight Mason deal either, but I could be wrong). Nonetheless, most likely at least several "cousins" are members of Koon's  CBCS group.]Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
52:32 9/15/21
RMM-060: Shenanigans at the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States of America
It must be the hats.... For some reason, an apparent series of ultra vires acts from the Grand East of the Grand Encampment have now escalated to include unilateral removal of the Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Encampment (an elected officer) without specific cause. Meanwhile, theGrand Encampment is reeling from the unilateral overturning of a super-majority decision to end the feud with the Rectified Rite. What is going on?  As the cover of the Knight Templar Magazine boldly stated, the Grand Master "never forget[s] loyalty." Nor does he "forget betrayal." There's a new sheriff in town. And, evidently, he's gonna smoke 'em out... obligations to the brethren and knights be damned.Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
33:11 9/7/21
RMM-059: 68th Triennial Conclave of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States of America
Highlights of the 68th Triennial Conclave of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar. Among notable moments, the voting delegates approved a statutory amendment to allow the Templar apron (triangular with skull and crossbones included); voted down including an attestation of faith incorporated into a uniform petition for the Orders of Knighthood; and, perhaps most historically of all, repealed the standing resolution from 2012 that pronounced a sister rite and chivalric order, the CBCS of Jean Baptiste Willermoz, irregular.Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
51:08 8/21/21
RMM-058: The Three Lesser Lights and TBOP XXXIII
After maybe nine months after being asked, Ben was finally able to attend a session of the Masonic Legacy Society. In this episode, Ben shares his experience during one of the sessions and posits why the format the Society has adopted is so effective - for prompting reflection, for articulating and sharing discovery, and for bringing light to your Brethren in masonry. We become the change we wish to see in the Fraternity. This format is a strong step in facilitating that becoming. And... Ben wraps the episode with Chapter XXXIII of the Three Books of Occult Philosophy, "Of the Seals and Characters of Natural Things."Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
42:59 5/12/21
RMM-057: Update on the Grand Lodge SC; Is There Efficacy in Masonic Ritual?; TBOP XXXII
After a two week hiatus following the death of his Dad, the RMM returns, but popular demand, with an update on the Grand Sessions of the Grand Lodge of South Carolina. Masonic procedure may seem like pomp and circumstance 99% of the time. But when needed, the rules of assembly Masons adopt prove their worth. Then, is there efficacy in Masonic ritual outside the intent of the Brethren working the degrees? Yes! Listen to find out why.Finally, we return to the Three Books of Occult Philosophy, Chapter XXXII, for more on the heavenly virtues and their corresponding manifestations upon the Earth.Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
43:30 5/5/21
RMM-056- Special on South Carolina, Anonymous Communication from the GLSC
On April 15 I received an anonymous email from a person claiming to be a Past Grand Officer of the Grand Lodge of South Carolina. He claimed to have incontrovertible evidence that Mike Smith violated the Grand Master's Edict, that he held a Zoom meeting that was more than a simple "wellness check" and constituted a business meeting for the Scottish Rite. The evidence? A copy of an email from Mike Smith and screenshots of the Zoom meeting. But what possible dispensation would a Scottish Rite valley need from a Grand Master of Masons to hold a business meeting in whatever format its own membership found agreeable? Additional problems in this anonymous Past Grand Lodge Officer's interpretation of Masonic law abound.Support the showwww.rockymountainmason.comwww.esotericmason.comSupport the show:
39:02 4/18/21