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.
Fraternally and Sincerely,
- What is the true purpose behind Catechisms and how is this purpose sabotaged by mechanistic application?
- 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?
- How do the words "Winnow" and "Widow" relate?
- What did the word, “Speculation” mean at the beginning of the Grand Lodge era?
- What is the Work of the first Degree and what Order does it create within Masons who complete it.
- What are three symbolically doors that the Masonic Square and Compasses represent?
- How many “Foreign Paths” does Masonry offer through its Blue Lodge activities?
- What is the primary Working Tool of Master Masons?
- To what concepts does the phrase” House not made by hands” Allude?
- How do the Blue Lodge Grasps relate to Plato’s “Cave” Allegory?
- What important alchemical symbol is represented by an Apron with the flap turned down?
- What activities are Masters responsible for as they relate to the symbolism of Lions?
- What is the root of the word “Widow?”
- What “college” is believed by some to have been a catalyst for “Speculative” Masonry’s Formation?
- To what does the Masonic Trowel spread to help create a "solid comprehension?"
- Why was the Third Degree Legend added to Ritual?
- 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?
- What three symbols offered collectively during the First Degree Allude to Metal Craft?
- What is the Work of the second Degree and what Order does it create within Masons who complete it.
- What variations of the “Points of Fellowship” have occurred over the years?
- In what Western period was the Masonic “Grand Lodge Era” started?
- What symbolic metallurgic processes are Masters involved in while mentoring?
- What Threshing-floor activities are Masons expected to accomplish as it relates to the title “The Widow’s Son.”
- How did early Speculative Lodge Members do to engage their members and “sharpen” their Brothers?
- What types of Ashlars help to create a solid comprehension?
- What purpose did the addition of the Ruffians serve as it relates to Masonic Quality Control?
- What do Master Masons “draw out” from Rough and Perfect Ashlars if they do as Ritual directs?
- What Characteristics will contribute to bright, intelligent and outstanding members becoming bored with Masonic instruction and interaction?
- How do “Perpend Ashlars” and “Pontiff Activities” symbolically help Masters do their Work?
- What does “Janus” have to do with Masonic Progress?
- What is the Work of the Third Degree and what Order within a Mason does it confirm?
- What must be present for bright, intelligent and outstanding members to remain engaged in what Speculative Lodges have to offer?
- 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?”
Bro. Coach N