Saturday, December 17, 2011

Second New Video: Building Builders - Part 2

Building Builders Video - 12/17/2011

Hello Fellow Travelers!

Brothers,

I have another distinct honor of being a featured presenter on the "Worldwide Exemplification of Freemasonry" project sponsered by the GL of Indiana (WEOFM.ORG). My part of this project will be released "into the wild" tonight --Saturday December 17, 2011 at 8PM (20:00 DST).

This presentation is called "The Coaches Coach: Building Builders - Part 2." Like part 1, it is a 27 minute fast paced audio-visual production that is filled with many overlapping themes.

You will want to become well acquainted with your rewind button as the rapid fire unfolding of information will at many times have at least two or more directions presented at one time.

Enjoy!


The Coaches Coach: Building Builders - Part 2 from www.WEOFM.org

Fraternally and Sincerely,

Bro. Coach N

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Building Fathers

Building Fathers - 06/19/2011

Hello Fellow Travelers!

Brothers,

Back on Father's Day in 2003, I was several years into playing the role of "father" to my own sons when I realized how much I was living what had been given to me.  Inspired by this experience, I wrote a poem about what I had learned being a father and from being fathered.

I share it here with you.

Fraternally and Sincerely,

Bro. Coach N

PS - No, there is no "Building Father" book beig written, yet.

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A Father’s There
(Father’s Day 2003)

If we’re blessed, a father’s there
             to welcome us into the world;

If we’re blessed, a father’s there
             to introduce us to the world he loves;

If we’re blessed, a father’s there
             to help us face our world as we venture forth;

If we’re blessed, a father’s there
             to share the wonders we encounter;

If we’re blessed, a father’s there
             who loved the world so much that he wanted us to be a part of it;

If we’re blessed, a father’s there
             who we can show how much his loving intention was honored;

If we’re blessed, a father’s there
             whose eyes, voice and spirit lovingly affirms us;

If we’re blessed, a father’s there
             who we can thank for that which we have become;

If we’re blessed, a father’s there
             deep in our hearts long after his days were ours;

If we’re blessed, a father’s there
             carried as spirit in our every day actions;

If we’re blessed, a father’s there

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Copyright (c) 2003 John S. Nagy, All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Building Janus Review

Building Janus - 05/25/2011

Hello Fellow Travelers!

Brothers,

I have been given permission to repost a review of my latest book, "Building Janus - Uncommon Catechism for Uncommon Masonic Education - Volume 4" by a dear Brother. He is zealously on the path to Light and is eager to share his discoveries.

Fraternally and Sincerely,

Bro. Coach N

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I have the pleasure of owning Bro. Nagy's entire set of books. I recently committed to reading his latest work, “Building Janus.”

The book is written for Master Masons but in the author’s usual style, he skillfully takes the reader on a journey by reviewing all three degrees while giving a much deeper view from a Master Mason's perspective.

My approach to reading this particular book was different than my approach to his others. I found myself highlighting passages and putting sticky note tabs on pages that I thought interesting, or of potential use in my own study. What wound up happening was that I had placed tabs and highlights on virtually every couple of pages in his book!

This book has literally turned on a light bulb in my head. I'm finding myself reviewing all three degrees with a much deeper awareness and understanding of the symbolism and allegory. Because of this, I have renewed zeal for the work that the degrees talk about.

I have about twenty pages left before I finish, and I can't believe he packed that much information into a pocket size book. I'm looking forward to going back through his other books and doing the same type of note taking. These are “a workingman's” books, and they are pocket sized for a reason. You can take them everywhere you go. That's exactly what I did with, “Building Janus.”

If you haven't read the book, you are missing out! I highly recommend that you buy it. I give this book two thumbs up.

Thanks for sharing the Light Coach!

Bro. Gary Emerson
Springs Lodge No.378
Homosassa FL

Saturday, April 23, 2011

New Video! The Coaches Coach: Building Builders

Building Builders Video - 04/23/2011

Hello Fellow Travelers!

Brothers,

I have the distinct honor of being a featured presenter on the "Worldwide Exemplification of Freemasonry" project sponsered by the GL of Indiana (WEOFM.ORG). My part of this project will be released "into the wild" tonight --Saturday April 23, 2011 at 8PM (20:00 DST).

This presentation is called "The Coaches Coach: Building Builders." It is a 50 minute fast paced audio-visual production that is filled with many overlapping themes.

You will want to become well acquainted with your rewind button as the rapid fire unfolding of information will at many times have at least two or more directions presented at one time.

Enjoy!


The Coaches Coach: Building Builders from www.WEOFM.org

Fraternally and Sincerely,

Bro. Coach N

ps - If you look carefully, this free public video contains at least two spelling errors and one grammar error, all corrected in the DVD edition found at Building Builders.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Building Janus – Scavenger Hunt

Building Janus - 01/18/2011

Hello Fellow Travelers!

I've worked long and hard on this last volume and, as always, I've Built a list of questions in the form of a Scavenger Hunt.  They are answered by already available Light or by reading the chapters within my latest volume: Building Janus - Uncommon Catechism for Uncommon Masonic Education - Volume 4.  I hope you find them interesting.
  1. What is the true purpose behind Catechisms and how is this purpose sabotaged by mechanistic application?
  2. What is a “Bourne,” what Bounes are alluded to by Masonic activities and what are Masons directed toward that helps them identify and deal with these Bournes?
  3. How do the words "Winnow" and "Widow" relate?
  4. What did the word, “Speculation” mean at the beginning of the Grand Lodge era?
  5. What is the Work of the first Degree and what Order does it create within Masons who complete it.
  6. What are three symbolically doors that the Masonic Square and Compasses represent?
  7. How many “Foreign Paths” does Masonry offer through its Blue Lodge activities?
  8. What is the primary Working Tool of Master Masons?
  9. To what concepts does the phrase” House not made by hands” Allude?
  10. How do the Blue Lodge Grasps relate to Plato’s “Cave” Allegory?
  11. What important alchemical symbol is represented by an Apron with the flap turned down?
  12. What activities are Masters responsible for as they relate to the symbolism of Lions?
  13. What is the root of the word “Widow?”
  14. What “college” is believed by some to have been a catalyst for “Speculative” Masonry’s Formation?
  15. To what does the Masonic Trowel spread to help create a "solid comprehension?"
  16. Why was the Third Degree Legend added to Ritual?
  17. What does the game “Bridge” have in common with Masons who do not complete the Work that Ritual refers to within the first two Degrees?
  18. What three symbols offered collectively during the First Degree Allude to Metal Craft?
  19. What is the Work of the second Degree and what Order does it create within Masons who complete it.
  20. What variations of the “Points of Fellowship” have occurred over the years?
  21. In what Western period was the Masonic “Grand Lodge Era” started?
  22. What symbolic metallurgic processes are Masters involved in while mentoring?
  23. What Threshing-floor activities are Masons expected to accomplish as it relates to the title “The Widow’s Son.”
  24. How did early Speculative Lodge Members do to engage their members and “sharpen” their Brothers?
  25. What types of Ashlars help to create a solid comprehension?
  26. What purpose did the addition of the Ruffians serve as it relates to Masonic Quality Control?
  27. What do Master Masons “draw out” from Rough and Perfect Ashlars if they do as Ritual directs?
  28. What Characteristics will contribute to bright, intelligent and outstanding members becoming bored with Masonic instruction and interaction?
  29. How do “Perpend Ashlars” and “Pontiff Activities” symbolically help Masters do their Work?
  30. What does “Janus” have to do with Masonic Progress?
  31. What is the Work of the Third Degree and what Order within a Mason does it confirm?
  32. What must be present for bright, intelligent and outstanding members to remain engaged in what Speculative Lodges have to offer?
  33. What title(s) is(are) related to Brothers who have a) “Sharpened their ability to Sharpen,” b) “Separated themselves as Ritual Directs,” and c) “been exalted and have Masonic students?”
Fraternally and Sincerely,

Bro. Coach N