Kevin Homan


Bio:
Father, husband, Freemason. Kevin is a member of Olive Branch Lodge No 114 in Leesburg VA as well as a number of Appendant Bodies. He was Raised in August of 2010, and has served as Master of his Lodge as well as the head of several Bodies. Kevin's primary interest in Masonry is education, specifically dealing with Esoteric and deep dives in the meaning of our symbols and ritual. He also is a founding member of the Mid-Atlantic Esotericon, an annual Masonic Conference with a focus on esoteric topics and education.


Prepared Topics:
Esoteric Masonry - It IS Traditional Masonry - 25 Minutes
A brief look at esoteric Masonry, why its considered taboo in circles and its history to the Craft.

 
Travel information: Kevin is currently willing and able to travel within the DC, Maryland and Virginia region. He requires nothing covered currently.

Website:

Kevin can be found on his blog at https://medium.com/@homan13

To book Kevin, contact him direct at homan13@gmail.com

Joe Martinez



Bio:
Joe Martinez is a veteran of the United States Army, a former Counterintelligence Special Agent and an Investigator for over ten years. As a member and leader with the U.S. Army’s only Cyber Counterintelligence unit, Joe served as a team leader and conducted numerous joint and national level investigations and operations, deploying to conduct computer forensics and incident response operations all over the world. Post-military service, Joe performed computer forensic and network intrusion investigations for corporate and government clients, as well as training and implementing computer forensic policies and procedures for Fortune 500 and 1000 clients across the globe. Joe currently services as Chief Technology Officer for Innovative Discovery, and continues to provide full-scale services to clients in the realms of digital forensics, compliance, and electronic discovery. Joe graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix, and a Master of Science in Information Security from Western Governor's University. Bro. Joe is currently serving as Junior Warden of Manasseh Lodge No. 182, A.F. & A.M., of the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is also a Master Mason in Maryland, Massachusetts, and the UGLE. He is a Past High Priest of Manassas Chapter No. 81, Royal Arch Masons, and a member of Cryptic Council, Commandery, the Allied Masonic Degrees, AASR SJ, Knight Masons, YRSC, and the Operatives. Bro. Joe enjoys focusing on and researching the Initiatic Experience, Rituals of Initiation, and the Mysteries of Ancient Civilizations, as well as the relation between modern science and Gnostic teachings.


Prepared Topics:
The Pillars of Initiation - 35-45 minutes
This presentation focuses on the use of Pillars throughout the ancient world, their meaning to various cultures, and their integration into modern Masonic ritual. 

The Old Charges and Anderson's Constitutions - 40-45 minutes
This presentation provides a summary of documents comprising what we call the "Old Charges" and some of the symbolic aspects of Anderson's Constitutions, specifically the timeline of the craft from the Creation of the World to the formation of the Premier Grand Lodge.

Life, Death, and Rebirth: Common Threads in Ancient Initiatory Rites of Passage - 45 minutes
This presentation discusses the use of Systems of Initiation from the time of the Sumerian Civilization through the rise of the Speculative Lodge, to include the use of common practices, their purposes, and the flow of similarities in meaning from ancient time through the modern day.

The Missing Details of Ecclesiastes - 30 minutes 
This presentation summarizes the meaning behind the use of the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Master Mason degree, as well as some missing elements which change the meaning of it's usage in Symbolic Masonry. 

Royal Arch Related - Symbolism of the High Priest Garments - 30-40 minutes 
This presentation defines the garb of the High Priest of Israel, the symbolism behind each part of his attire, and it's meaning for Royal Arch Masonry.

Timeline of the Degrees - from EA to RAM - 40-45 minutes
This presentation reviews the chronology used in the ritual and the Bible to piece together the historicity of events relayed in each "York Rite" degree, from the Entered Apprentice to the Royal Arch Mason (or Order of the Temple for KT usage)

Travel information: Joe is willing to travel anywhere in North America with sufficient notice, request that basic travel expenses and lodging be covered.

Website:

Joe can be found as a guest on multiple blogs and Masonic Podcasts.

To book Joe, contact him direct at jmartinezafam@gmail.com

Ted Cross


Bio:

Dr. Ted Cross is a Master Mason affiliated with AZ Lodge #2, Hiram Lodge #81 in Philadelphia, is the Past Master of AZ Research Lodge #1, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Masonic Knowledge. Ted holds a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, an MA from Arizona State University, an MSed from The University of Pennsylvania, a Doctorate from Pepperdine University, and a Post Graduate Certificate from The Wharton School of Business. Cross is interested in the intersection of religion, Masonry, and ancient esoteric knowledge. Professionally, Cross is the Associate Dean of the Business School at Western Governors University.

Prepared Topics:

Restoration: The Mormon Temple & Freemasonry - 60 minutes
A Peculiar Paradox: The Surprise of Freemasonry in the Age of Reason? - 60 minutes 
Generations in the Workplace & Freemasonry - 60 minutes 
Early Christianity, Gnosticism, and Freemasonry - 45 mins 
Intersection: Psychology & Ritual -60 minutes 
The Science of Persuasive Leadership - 60 mins 
The Science of Happiness & Meaning - 60 mins

Travel information: Ted is willing to travel anywhere as schedule permits. Flights, hotel, transportation, and food costs must be covered.

Website:

http://drtedcross.com

To book Ted, contact him direct at tedmcross@gmail.com

Bryan Godwin


Bio:

Bryan Godwin is presiding Master and charter member of Anchor Bell Lodge #868. Bryan's Masonic writing has been featured in the Scottish Rite Research Society's "The Plumb-line", The Masonic Society's publication "The Journal", multiple issues and a guest editor spot in the Southern California Research Society's publication, "The Fraternal Review", several Grand Lodge publications including the GL of Alaska, and the GL of California, "Crossed Keys" an English digital publication and more. His research on the "Copiale Cipher" and "Cleopatra's Needle" has received attention from both Masonic and traditional historians. Bryan has presented on several Masonic educational topics in many lodges across southern and northern California, as well as New York. He was instrumental in contributing to the movement to revitalize Masonic Education in Los Angeles California. He is also an active member of, Los Angeles Scottish Rite Valley SMJ, Santa Monica Bay Chapter #97, Alpha Council of Cryptic Masons #39, Santa Monica Bay Commandery of Knights Templar #61. Bryan is the owner of Emmy award winning visual effects firm, shade Visual Effects (www.shadevfx.com), was born in Brooklyn, NY and spends his time split between his home in Los Angeles, and hometown of New York City. He is married to the amazing Jennie and father to the incomparable Liberty Josephine.


Prepared Topics:
"The Copiale Manuscript" - 30-60 Minutes
"Cleopatra's Needle, a link to ancient Masonry?" - 30-60 Minutes
"Microlodges and the future of Masonry" - 30-60 Minutes
"Esoteric thoughts on the first degree" - 30-60 Minutes
"A deep dive on the Chamber of Reflection" - 30-60 Minutes
"Masonic Travel" - 30-60 Minutes
"Masonic Entropy and Etymology of Masonic Vocabulary" - 30-60 Minutes
"Disharmony in lodge, why its a feature, and not a bug." - 30-60 Minutes

Travel information: Bryan will travel to the west coast and is generally happy to drive within a few hours of Los Angeles, and in the east coast if he happens to be in the area for work. If needing overnight stay, hotel accommodations appreciated and he is generally okay to pay for travel himself.

Website:

www.freemasonlifestyle.com
Follow on Instagram and Facebook @freemasonlifestyle
To book Bryan, contact him direct at bryangodwin@gmail.com

David R. Hill



Bio:

David Hill, PsyD is the current Master of Parsons Lodge #222 in Austin, Texas. He is a member of the Scottish Rite in the Valley of Austin and the Order of the Thistle (Knights of St. Andrew). He serves in officer positions in the York Rite - Lone Star Chapter #6, Austin Council #2, and Colorado Commandery #4. He is a plural member at San Marcos Lodge #342 and Robert Burns Lodge #127. He is also a member of the Grand College of Rites and the Scottish Rite Research Society whose publications he thoroughly enjoys. Brother Hill is a licensed psychologist working in private practice in Austin. His focus of practice focuses upon trauma resolution, forensic evaluation, and psychedelic integration therapy. He primarily works with veterans at this point in his career.

Prepared Topics:
The Psychology of Masonic Initiation - 60-90 minutes
An overview of the sensory and spiritual impact of Masonic initiation including models of spiritual attainment and considerations as to how the journey through the chairs can relate to psychospiritual development.

Continental Freemasonry in the 19th Century - 90 minutes +
An overview of European Masonic orders and their history including loosely associated esoteric orders such as: Knights Templar, Knights of Malta, Rose Croix, Royal Arch, Orders of Memphis and Mizraim with Antient and Primitive Rite, Swedenborgian Rite, Cerneau Scottish Rite, and Martinism (Elu Cohen, CBCS, and modern Martinist Orders).

The Candidate's Sensory Experience - 10-20 minutes 
Explore each of the senses as it relates to the initiatory experience of the candidate. Learn about a new sense that has direct relevance to the Master's degree. This presentation is a portion of the Psychology of Masonic Initiation talk.

Travel information: David is willing to travel domestically (internationally in some cases) as long as airfare, hotel, and meals are covered.

Website:

https://www.discovery-psych.com/

To book David, contact him direct at david.r.hill@gmail.com

David Riley




Bio

David is a Past Master of Amicable Lodge, Cambridge, MA, a Past High Priest Cambridge Chapter, and Co-host of Three Distinct Knocks Masonic Podcast.

Prepared Topics:
A Taxonomy of Anti-Masonry: 45 Minutes
A look at different sorts of Anti-Masonry and how we might answer,

Toward Better Masonic Education: 45 Minutes
A discussion of the purpose of Masonic Education and how we might improve it in our lodges.

Other topics as requested: (length and specific content easily tailored to the occasion)

Travel information: David is willing to travel anywhere if basic expenses (flight, hotel) are covered.

Website:

www.threedistinctknocks.com

To book David, contact him direct at driley@gmail.com

Michael Jarzabek



Bio:

Raised in Connecticut, R.W. Michael Jarzabek is a member of several Massachusetts lodges. He is a Past Master of Brigham Lodge in Ludlow. He is also a member of Ezekiel Bates Lodge in Attleboro, The Meadows Lodge in East Longmeadow, and The Massachusetts Lodge of Research. He is a Past Junior Grand Warden of The Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Lodges of Instruction for the same Grand Lodge. He is a Past Thrice Potent Master of Evening Star Lodge of Perfection in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

In addition to the Scottish Rite he is a member of York Rite and the Shrine. He has been published by several Masonic publications including; The Trowel, Living Stones Magazine, The Midnight Freemasons and the Trowel Magazine. He has spoke at many Lodges about a variety of topics the pinnacle of which was a panel with Robert Johnson and Greg Kaminsky at Masonic Con in 2018. In March 2019 he, Ryan Flynn, and Bryan Simmons started a podcast titled “Arts, Parts, and Points: An Exchange of Masonic Ideas”. He lives with his lovely wife, Beth, and beautiful daughter, Amelia, in Ludlow, Massachusetts. He works as an electrician.

Prepared Topics:

Be the Rebellion: 60 Minutes
Star Wars and the Masonic Hero’s Journey 

The Widow’s Son in Literature an Popular Culture - 60 Minutes

Brother Henry Ford - 30 Minutes 

Brother Roswell Lee and the Second Industrial Revolution 30 Minutes

Travel information: Michael is available to speak at tiled and untiled events local to the within the Massachusetts area. For non-local events up to 4 hours’ driving distance (or farther away if flying) away from the Massachusetts area, he respectfully requests that lodging and travel costs be reimbursed at a minimum. Travel is limited to weekends for the most part but some exceptions may be considered. He is also available to do presentations virtually.

Website:

www.michaeljarzabek.com

To book Michael, contact him direct at contact@michaeljarzabek.com

Darin A. Lahners


Bio:

I am currently employed as an Enterprise System Specialist with the Administrative Information Technology Services group supporting the University Offices of the University of Illinois System. I support various Java Batch Applications for Human Resources as well as write and support PL/SQL reports for our Payroll applications, along with insuring the payroll process runs smoothly for the three campuses in the University of Illinois System. Masonically, I am a Past Master of St. Joseph Lodge No.970 in St. Joseph, Illinois. I am plural member of Ogden Lodge No. 754 (IL), and I'm currently serving as master of Homer Lodge No. 199 (IL). He’s a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Danville, a charter member of the new Illinois Royal Arch Chapter, Admiration Chapter No. 282, and is the current Secretary of the Illini High Twelve Club No. 768 in Champaign – Urbana (IL). I am also currently serving the Grand Lodge of the State of Illinois as District Education Officer for the 7th Eastern District.

Prepared Topics:

Harry Potter and Freemasonry - 45 Minutes
Exploring the symbols of the Harry Potter universe and how they relate to Freemasonry.

Memento Mori - 60 Minutes
How taking time to meditate helps reinforce the ultimate lesson of the 3rd degree.

The Secret Meaning of the Symbols of Scouting - 30 Minutes
How the Fleur De Lis used by scouting relates to symbols in Freemasonry.

An Esoteric Look at the Entered Apprentice Degree - 90 Minutes
Looks at the first degree as a whole and breaks out some the of esoteric meanings behind it.

Travel Info: Travel expenses covered using airline and hotel brands selected by the presenter. 50 dollar per diem per day to cover meals.

Website:

To book Darin, contact him direct at darin.lahners@gmail.com

Ken JP Stuczynski


Bio:
Bro. Ken JP Stuczynski is a member of West Seneca Lodge No.1111 and currently serves at Master of Ken-Ton Lodge No.1186. As webmaster for NYMasons.Org, he is on the Communications and Technology Committees for the Grand Lodge of the State of New York. He is also a Royal Arch Mason, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, and coordinates a Downtown Square Club monthly lunch in Buffalo, NY. He recently served with his wife as Matron and patron of Pond Chapter No.853 Order of the Eastern Star.

As a masonic speaker throughout New York State, he has also given presentations at town hall meetings regarding the use of technology in the Craft. His Empire State Mason articles have been republished in Arizona and New Jersey.

Having lifelong interests far and wide across philosophy, world religions, and all the natural sciences, his degree is in Philosophy with a concentration in Ethics and a minor In Psychology. He has written articles and essays on the topics of science and religion, culture and politics, business and economics, technology and futurism, as well as various aspects of social psychology. Usually with interdisciplinary contexts, many of these focus on the ideals of intellectual honesty and tolerance in all forms. Having edited and contributed to Books of Transactions by the Western New York Lodge of Research of which he is a member, he plans to formally publish some of his larger works, starting with the upcoming book, "Contemplations on Astronomy", and a special Masonic edition will contain his "Astronomical Tour of the Lodge".

He runs his primary business, Kentropolis Internet, from home where he lives with his wife and plenty of pets. In addition to various community service projects, he teaches Tai Chi to veterans at the VA Recovery Center. He is also an independent interfaith minister with hospital chaplain credentials who does weddings, funerals, memorial, and other services. His personal project is the “Earth 2 Mouth” program which connects farms, volunteers, and soup kitchens. He also enjoys carpentry and keeps bees with his daughter at an organic farm in East Otto, NY.

Prepared Topics:
Arabic Cypher Hypothesis - 25 Minutes
The origin and encryption of of Templar banking

Technology: A History of Fear and Faith - 30 Minutes
The historical relationship between technology and the nature of mankind.

An Astronomical Tour of the Lodge - 30 Minutes
Lodge walkabout connecting the motions of the heavens with the ambulations and symbols of our Work.

The Battle for Brotherhood - 20 Minutes
Choosing among the conflicting views of what it means to be a Brother in the world (15-20 min.)

Travel Information: Distances more than 75 miles from Buffalo, NY may require covering overnight accommodation (as house guest or AirBNB); Distances over 350 miles may require covering air travel.

Website

To book Ken, contact him direct at ken@kenville.net

Robert Joy


Bio

Robert Joy became a Free Mason in Perth Western Australia with a Scottish Lodge Robbie Burns 860 on 2nd October 1980. His Professional life has seen him living in UK, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Australia, The USA, Costa Rica, and Panama. His work has been Senior Traffic Safety Officer, Counselor, Psychologist, Sales Manager, Professional Speaker with my his own company "Power Within". Civil Marriage Celebrant, Minister of Religion, Due to his many travels the highest position within a Blue Lodge has been Junior Warden, he is a member of Trinity Lodge in Livingston Texas.

Prepared Topics:
Numerology within Freemasonry 20 Minutes (Questions will make the presentation longer)
How numbers form a part of Free Masonry and play a important part of the Craft.

Travel Information: Prepared to travel any way and to any country, flights and hotel can be discussed and arranged.

Website:
http://www.robertjoy.net
To book Robert, contact him direct at mrrobertjoy@gmail.com

Jared Stanley


BIO:

Jared has worked in the field of Emergency Response for the last few decades and currently serves as the 9-1-1 Director for Lauderdale County, Mississippi. Married to Jennifer for the last 16 years, they have 5 children, all of whom Jennifer home-schools. Raised in 2011, Jared has since served as Master of his home lodge, Longstreet No. 268, where he is currently the Treasurer. 

He also serves as Secretary for the Mississippi Lodge of Research No. 640. He has been the Internet Committee Chair and Webmaster for the last 5 years and is about to transition into an appointment as Grand Librarian. Jared is a member in the York and Scottish Rites, as well as the Allied Masonic Degrees, Red Cross of Constantine, and the Order of the Eastern Star. 

Jared also enjoys membership in many scholarly groups such as the Scottish Rite Research Society, the Grand College of Rites, the Masonic Society, and The Philalethes Society. Jared is perhaps best known for his videos, podcast, and articles on his program, What is a Mason. For a full bio, please see https://whatisamason.org/about

Prepared Topics:
A Masonic Eye on the Pythagorean Theorem - 30 Minutes 
Explore beyond the simple lines of ritual and understand the lessons of the Pythagorean Theorem, why it is beneficial to Freemasons, and how to actually apply it to your life and lodge.

Jared enjoys speaking on topics that get past the surface of masonic ritual. Ritual and its lectures are meant to tempt us into learning more, not to be the extent of Masonic Education. He is willing to work with your needs to present on any of a wide array of topics. From Symbolic Lodge, to York or Scottish Rite, as well as the Order of the Eastern Star, the lessons that Freemasons are supposed to search after are plentiful. Jared takes particular interest in pointing out the lessons to be learned from characters and symbols that are typically quickly overlooked during ritual.

Outside of delving into ritual (in either an Open or Tiled lodge), Jared also speaks on the practical functional aspects of our Fraternity, such as lodge leadership, technology, and more.

Travel Information: Jared will travel anywhere, including globally. Actual travel expenses (receipts can be provided for fuel), and lodging must be covered or otherwise reimbursed. Website:

Website:


To book Jared, contact him direct at jared@whatisamason.org

Mike Hambrecht


Bio:

I am currently Junior Deacon and Lodge Education Officer for Triandria Lodge 780 in Rock Creek, Ohio. I have been a Master Mason since April 2016. I have since joined Royal Arch, Council of Royal & Select Masters, Commandery and Scottish Rite, NMJ. During that time I have also be LEO for the Lodges where I am a member and earned the Grand Masters Education Award from the Grand Lodge of Ohio. I am also on The Masonic Roundtable podcast. Currently I am awaiting my Degrees for the Knight Masons of Ireland. In my personal and professional life, I have a Bachelors Degree of Information Technology and work as IT Support Specialist. I am a sometime amateur astronomy.

Prepared Topics:
How Benjamin Franklin Lived Life as Freemason, (soon to include George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette) - 45 Minutes

1717 or 1721? When was the Premiere Grand Lodge of England Founded - 30 Minutes

Travel Information: Mike is available to speak at tiled and untiled events local to the Cleveland, OH to Erie PA Area and as Far south as Akron. For non-local events up to 6 hours’ driving distance (or farther away if flying) away from the Cleveland area, he respectfully requests that lodging and travel costs be reimbursed at a minimum. He is also available to do presentations virtually.

Website:

https://beyondthebrazenpillars.wordpress.com

To book Mike, contact him direct at mhambrecht@gmail.com

Seth Anthony




Bio:

Bro. Anthony is a Past Master of Abraham C. Treichler Lodge No. 682, of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. In 2018, Seth was honored with the Grand Master's Outstanding Service medal for his work with the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, where he currently serves on several committees and as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Academy of Masonic Knowledge.

He was honored with the Knight York Cross of Honor for his leadership in the York Rite, and is an officer of Francis Marion Highely Chatper, Knights of Rose Croix, of the Valley of Reading, AASR, NMJ. Seth was named one of the first four Hautes Grade Academics of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction for his research into the spread of clandestine Freemasonry in Pennsylvania in the late 1800's. An avid fraternalist, Bro. Anthony is a member of more than thirty fraternal organizations, holding various leadership positions in many of them, including sitting on the board of directors of both the J.H. Rathbone Museum and the Historical Society for American Fraternalism.

In his secular life, Seth is employed as the Director of Sales, Marketing & Business Development for Holleran, a research and consulting firm specializing in the senior living and retirement industry. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Edinboro University, where he majored in psychology, specializing in learning processes. Later, he earned a master's of science degree from Capella University, majoring in organizational management, with a focus on human resources.

Prepared Topics:

The Odd Fellows & Freemasonry - 45 Minutes
This presentation provides an overview of the International Order of Odd Fellows, their history, and beliefs. It then transitions into a discussion of the state of Odd Fellowship today and what Freemasons can learn from the rise and fall of this fraternal order.

Cerneauism in Pennsylvania - 60 Minutes
The name of Joseph Cerneau has been derided in Masonic circles for centuries. Yet, in the late 1800's, the remnants of his Rite established a major foothold in the Commonwealth. How did this happen? How did the Grand react? What were the implications for the everyday Mason? These questions and more are answered! 

An Academy for Masonic Knowledge - 60 Minutes
The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania's Academy of Masonic Knowledge has become the model for Masonic education programs nationwide. This presentation details how the Academy operates, what pitfalls to avoid in designing a Masonic education program, and how any Masonic body can become an exemplar of knowledge sharing. (Length: 30 to 60 minutes)

Travel Information: Seth is willing to travel to speak, but asks that his basic expenses be covered. Please inquire as to his availability.

To book Seth, contact him direct at sethant@gmail.com

Lance Kennedy


Bio:

Lance L. Kennedy, 32°, is a Full Member of the Texas Lodge of Research. He received his Masonic Degrees in University Lodge, Austin, Texas in 2008, and is a plural member of Jewel P. Lightfoot Lodge and Highland Park Lodge, Grand Lodge of Texas, and The Harvard Lodge, Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. He has appeared on Whence Came You and other Masonic podcasts and written articles for several Masonic publications. Lance has authored three books, "The Eyes of Texas: The Secret Society that Controls the University of Texas at Austin," "Supranational Union and New Medievalism: Forging a New Scottish State," and "The City Called to Him." Lance grew up in Dallas, Texas and is a seventh-generation Texan. He holds a Bachelor's degree in anthropology and government from the University of Texas at Austin, a Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University, and a Master's Degree in international relations from Harvard University.

Prepared Topics:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Freemasonry - 60 Minutes 
A discussion on the historic and doctrinal connections between the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Freemasonry. 

To Hell and Back: An Initiatic Journey - 60 Minutes A study of the initiatic experience and its relationship to mythology, Jungian psychology, and world religion. 

10 Propositions for Freemasonry - 60 Minutes A review of Lance Kennedy's viral article that details ten ways Freemasonry can improve itself and thrive.

Travel Information: Will only travel on weekends. Flights, hotel, transportation, and food costs must be covered. $500 honorarium minimum.

Website:

www.lancekennedy.com

https://www.amazon.com/Lance-Kennedy/e/B00UI5XG2G%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

To book Lance, contact him direct at lance.kennedy@gmail.com

Steven L. Harrison


Bio:
Steven L. Harrison, 33°, is a Past Master and Fellow of the Missouri Lodge of Research. He received his Masonic Degrees in Liberty Lodge #31, Liberty, Missouri, in 1999, and served as its Master in 2003-4. For a decade he was editor of the Missouri Freemason magazine. In addition, he has contributed to several other Masonic publications including his work as a regular contributor to the respected Midnight Freemasons blog. He appears bi-weekly on the Whence Came You podcast where he hosts the "Masonic Minute" segment. Steve has authored three books on Freemasonry: "Freemasonry Crosses the Mississippi," "Freemasons - Tales From the Craft," and "Freemasons at Oak Island." He has edited three additional Masonic books: "The Masonic Memoranda of Frederic L. Billon" and "Ray Denslow's Masonic Journey" volumes 1 and 2. Steve grew up in Indiana, where he was Master Councilor of his DeMolay Chapter. He has a Masters Degree from Indiana University and is retired after a 35-year career in Information Technology. He and his wife Carolyn have lived in the Kansas City area for over thirty years.

Prepared Topics:
Freemasons at Oak Island - 60 Minutes
A look at the Masonic aspects behind the suspected treasure on mysterious Oak Island. The 

Craftsmen's Journey - 30 Minutes
A unique look at the Third Degree as it might have actually taken place in the lands of the Bible during the time of King Solomon. 

The Denslows – A Masonic Treasure - 30 Minutes
A review of the life, times and Masonic activities of the incredible father-son duo of Ray V. and William R. Denslow, two of the most prolific Masonic authors and their priceless contributions to Freemasonry.

Travel Information: Will travel anywhere if travel expenses are covered.

Website:
www.oneminutemason.blogspot.com 
www.midnightfreemasons.org

To book Steve, contact him direct at stevenlharrison@gmail.com

Michael R. Poll


Bio:

Michael R. Poll (1954 - present) is the owner of Cornerstone Book Publishers and editor of the Journal of The Masonic Society. He is a Fellow and Past President of The Masonic Society, a Fellow of the Philalethes Society, a Fellow of the Maine Lodge of Research, Member of the Society of Blue Friars, Secretary of the Louisiana Lodge of Research and Full Member of the Texas Lodge of Research. A New York Times Bestselling writer and publisher, he is a prolific writer, editor and publisher of Masonic and esoteric books. As time permits, he travels and speaks on the history of Freemasonry, with a particular focus on the early history of the Scottish Rite. He lives in New Orleans, LA with his wife and two sons.

Prepared Topics:
Michael R. Poll can present on a number of amazing topics. Once contacted, he will be able to inform you more about presentations that can fit your needs.
Travel Information: Michael is available to speak anywhere in the United States, and requests that his travel, accommodations and actual expenses be covered by the hosting organization.

Website:

Nathan Tweedie


Bio:

Nathan holds a Bachelor in Arts degree in History and a Masters of Science in American History from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He's a member of the New York State Baseball Umpires Association, SABR and is the manager of on-site learning at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Brother Nathan Tweedier was raised in 2016 in Otsego Lodge No. 1138 in Cooperstown, NY. He is a 4th generation Freemason. He's held numerous positions within his lodge including Master of Ceremonies. He is the Area 6 Historian as well. He holds membership within the York, AASR and is a founding clan member of the Knights of St. Andrew. He is the sole proprietor of Two Pillars Apparel, which focusses on sports themed Masonic items.

Prepared Talks:
The Craft and the Clubhouse: A Comparison of Baseball and Freemasonry - 30 Minutes

Otsego Lodge: 225 years of Masonry in Baseball's hometown - 30 Minutes

A presentation on Hockey and Masonry is in the works. Video connection for presentations is also an option.

Travel Information: Nathan humbly requests that travel and accommodation must be covered if not within 100 miles of Cooperstown, NY.

Website:
https://twopillarsapparel.ecwid.com
To book Nathan, contact him direct at TwoPillarsApparel@gmail.com

Josef Wäges


Bio:

Josef Wäges 32° Freemason, is a member of the Blue Friars, member of Plano Lodge #768, Fate Lodge #802, the Dallas Valley of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (Southern Jurisdiction), Fellow of the Grand College of Rites, Fellow of the Philalethés, full member of the Texas Lodge of Research, Michigan Lodge of Research and life member of the Missouri Lodge of Research. Editor of The Secret School of Wisdom, the Authentic Rituals and Doctrines of the Illuminati, L'École secrète de sagesse, Rituels et doctrines authentiques des Illuminati: Une école secrète de Sagesse, and On Materialism and Idealism. He is currently preparing the forthcoming books, Ecossais Masonry: A History of the High Degrees from the Scots Master to the Order of the Royal Secret, for SRRS, The Columbian Illuminati, The Improved System of the Illuminati.

Prepared Topics:
The Freemasonic Degrees of the Illuminati - 60 Minutes

Morin and the Baylot Manuscript - 60 Minutes

The Scots Master Degree: Hidden in Plain Sight - 60 Minutes.

The Original Position of the Wardens - 60 Minutes

Travel Information: Airfare, accommodations, food and honorarium.

Website:
www.maltaminervaleditions.com

To book Josef, contact him direct at jwages99@yahoo.com


P.D. Newman


Bio:

P.D. Newman is an internationally recognized author and lecturer specializing in the use of entheogenic compounds in magico-religious settings. A member of both the Masonic Fraternity and the Society of Rosicrucians, his book, "Alchemically Stoned: The Psychedelic Secret of Freemasonry," explores the use of the powerful hallucinogenic compound, DMT, by a number of eighteenth century Masonic Alchemists. He has additionally been published in a number of periodcals, including The Transactions of the Mississippi Lodge of Research, The Scottish Rite Journal, Knight Templar Magazine, Ad Lucem, The Square, Dragibus, Invisible College, etc. And, in 2016, Newman was awarded for his placing in the worldwide Scottish Rite Journal essay contest.

Prepared Topics:

Alchemy and the Acacia Stone - 60 Minutes

The Hidden Roots of the Acacia Symbol - 60 Minutes

Trismosin's Truffles: Ethnomycological Highlights of a 16th Century Alchemical Plate - 30 Minutes

Diamonds in the Rough: Entheogenic Coprophilic Fungi in Alchemical Literature - 45 Minutes

Kluver's Kaleidoscope: Sacred Geometry and the Entheogenic Experience - 20 Minutes

Travel Information: International. No charge for presentations but must have travel and lodging expenses covered.

Website:

P.D. Newmans Website

https://m.facebook.com/alchemically.stoned/
To book P.D., contact him direct at alchemically.stoned@gmail.com

Bill Hosler


Bio:

Bill Hosler, PM was raised as a Master Mason in 2002 in Three Rivers Lodge #733 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He served as Worshipful Master of Three Rivers lodge in 2007. In 2006 Bill became a member of the internet committee for The Grand Lodge of Indiana. Bill is currently a member of Calvin W.Prather Lodge #717 in Indianapolis, Indiana, Ardmore lodge #31 in Ardmore, Oklahoma, and Lebanon Lodge No. 837 in Frisco, Texas. Bill is also a member of the Valley of Guthrie Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite in Guthrie, Oklahoma. A typical active Freemason, Bill also served as the High Priest of Fort Wayne’s Chapter of the York Rite No. 19 and was commander of the Fort Wayne Commandery No. 4 of the Knight Templar. During all this, he also served as the webmaster, magazine editor and a member of the public relations committee for the Mizpah Shrine in Fort Wayne Indiana. Bill is a founding member of the Masonic Society he also holds membership in the Dwight L Smith Lodge of Research in Indiana, Oklahoma Lodge of Research and the Texas Lodge of Research. His writings have been published in the Working tools magazine and is currently a Regular Contributor for The Midnight Freemasons

Prepared Topics:

Masonic Duelists - 30 Minutes
A brief history of Masonic duelists.

Travel Information: Host lodge would need to cover any Flights, hotel or other transportation.

Website:

www.uponthesquare.com

To book Bill, contact him direct at bill@uponthesquare.com or by phone (580) 789-6622

Jaime Paul Lamb



Bio:
Jaime Paul Lamb, author of MYTH, MAGICK & MASONRY: Occult Perspectives in Freemasonry (The Laudable Pursuit, 2018), was raised at St Johns Lodge no. 6, F&AM, chartered in 1765 CE at Norwalk, CT. He is currently the Lodge organist at Ascension Lodge no. 89, F&AM, Phoenix, AZ. Lamb is past master of Arizona Research Lodge no. 1, Phoenix, AZ and is a past member AASR NMJ (Valley of Bridgeport) & SJ (Valley of Pasadena) and Phoenix York Rite Bodies. He is also very involved in the Arizona College SRICF. Lamb's main avenues of research include: Hermetic Qabalah, Rosicrucianism, Alchemy (spagyric or vegetable kingdom, primarily), Mystery Cults, Renaissance Astrology, Tarot Symbolism, Comparative Mythology, Comparative Religion, Esoteric Psychology and Ceremonial Magick.

Prepared Topics:
Freemasonry and Cermonial Magick - 45 Minutes
In this presentation, Jaime Paul Lamb, author of the book MYTH, MAGICK & MASONRY: Occult Perspectives In Freemasonry, utilizes a variety of interpretive methods, including the Masonic Anno Lucis, as keys to unlock the presence of Ceremonial Magick in the symbolism and ritual of Freemasonry and its appendant bodies. Some of the subjects covered in this presentation are: Solomonic Magick, Hermetic Qabalah, the Ars Goetia, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and more. The subjects are all examined from the perspective of Freemasonry. He illustrates that, by using this multi-disciplinary approach, one may gain insight into Freemasonry's occult substratum.

Solar and Astrological Symbolism in Freemasonry - 45 Minutes
In this presentation, Jaime Paul Lamb, author of the book MYTH, MAGICK & MASONRY: Occult Perspectives In Freemasonry, utilizes a variety of interpretive methods as keys to unlock the presence of solar and astrological motifs and allusions in Masonic symbolism and ritual. Particular attention is paid to the Masonic Anno Lucis, as this temporal vantage point offers a uniquely rewarding perspective from which to survey the corpus of Masonic symbolism. He illustrates that, by using this multi-disciplinary approach, one may gain insight into Freemasonry's occult substratum.

Freemasonry and Comparative Mythology - 45 Minutes
In this presentation, Jaime Paul Lamb, author of the book MYTH, MAGICK & MASONRY: Occult Perspectives In Freemasonry, utilizes a variety of interpretive methods to examine the presence of the conspicuous and inconspicuous mythological motifs present in Masonic symbolism and ritual. This investigation will focus not only on the Classical Greco-Roman mythological cycles, but also on those from the ancient Near-East and North Africa. He illustrates that, by using this multi-disciplinary approach, one may gain insight into Freemasonry's occult substratum.

Freemasonry and the Ancient Mysteries - 45 Minutes
In this presentation, Jaime Paul Lamb, author of the book MYTH, MAGICK & MASONRY: Occult Perspectives In Freemasonry, utilizes a variety of interpretive methods as keys to unlock the presence of myriad vestigial remnants of several ancient Mystery Traditions in Masonic symbolism and ritual. Particular attention is paid to the Mithraic Mysteries, with which Freemasonry shares many common elements. He illustrates that, by using a multi-disciplinary approach, one may gain insight into Freemasonry's occult substratum.

Travel: Available to speak anywhere on the planet Earth, providing his travel and lodging are covered.

Website:
https://www.facebook.com/jaimepaullamb32 

Juan Sepulveda



Bio:

Bro:. Juan Sepulveda is a professional artist and award-winning public speaker whose main topics of interest include the practical application of the teachings of Freemasonry and the development of men into gentlemen. Bro:. Sepulveda is the host of The Winding Stairs Freemasonry Podcast and Co-host of The Masonic Roundtable. He is also the Lodge Historian of Orange Blossom Lodge No. 80 in Kissimmee, Florida. Member of The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, S.J. Orient of Florida, Valley of Orlando. Eureka Chapter No. 7 R.A.M., Orlando Council No. 5 R.&S.M., Olivet Commandery No. 7 K.T.

Juan Sepúlveda is the founder of The Gentlemen’s Brotherhood, a company dedicated to inspiring men to become the best possible version of themselves. For over a decade, he has been using his words and his paint brushes to share stories that can inspire people to live a life worth emulating. As an award-winning speaker, Juan Sepúlveda is regularly invited by organizations to speak about personal development, manners, civility, relationship-building, effective customer service, and inspiring leadership.

In 2014, as a result of his efforts to help good men become even greater men, The Governor of Kentucky, Steven L. Beshear, decorated Juan Sepúlveda as a Kentucky Colonel, the highest title of honor bestowed upon a civilian by the State of Kentucky. Today, Juan Sepúlveda lives with his wife and two sons in Kissimmee, Florida, where he continues to follow his dream of having a positive impact on others through his voice and his brush.

Prepared Topics:

Applied Freemasonry
We often hear Freemasonry described as a Fraternity that takes good men and makes them better. I would argue that Freemasonry gives good men the tools to become better men. There is a great distinction in those two explanations because the latter reflects our reality more honestly. By our membership in this honorable organization, we have access to the right tools, but we do ourselves, our family, and society a disservice if we fail to diligently put those tools to work for our improvement. 

A Faulty Foundation
This dynamic presentation draws some parallels between the current state of Freemasonry as an organization and the most famous architectural blunder in the world... The Leaning Tower of Pisa. This presentation uses the symbolism of the faulty foundation of The Tower of Pisa to encourage Brothers to focus on solidifying their foundation as Masons before they strive to build a beautiful edifice above it. 

Bridging the Gap
This speech focuses on three areas where we currently can find significant gaps within our Fraternity. The presentation is divided into three sections: The Gap of Expectations, The Gap of Wisdom and The Inner Gap. The Gap of Expectations shines a light on the discrepancies between what candidates expect of our Fraternity and what they eventually encounter when given admittance. The Gap of Wisdom tackles the fact that there is great wisdom in our midst, but often times we don't access it. Finally, The Inner Gap encourages each Brother to take action in applying the lessons of Freemasonry into their respective lives.

From The Quarry to The Temple
I take the audience along through the journey of a roughly hewn stone from The Quarry to The Temple. This uplifting speech illustrates the parallels of the transformation of a rough stone into a masterpiece, with the opportunities we have to do work that is meaningful and worthy of The Temple.

Behaving Like a Mason
In an era where people are constantly connected to one another through the marvels of modern technology, many people sacrifice civility. This speech deals with the contemporary problem of making our lives public through the internet. It also addresses the importance of behaving like a Mason in our everyday life. When we choose to identify ourselves publicly as members of the Fraternity, we are committing to lead by example and never give others a bad impression of what it means to be a Freemason.

A tailored message
Please note, that in addition to these available topics, if there are challenges that your local jurisdictions are facing, I will be happy to consult with you to make sure that the Brothers leave our meeting with actionable steps to tackle those difficulties. Whether by incorporating those lessons into existing presentations or by developing an entirely new message, my goal is to not just entertain Brothers for a little while but to leave them with the necessary tools and motivation to go and try to solve their problems. Most presentations are between 20-40 minutes in length but can be modified to meet almost any schedule including day-long workshops. 

I am looking forward to visiting your Lodge or Event and to continue working with you to make your event a memorable one.

Travel Information: For speaking engagements outside of the Central Florida area, we kindly request that transportation and lodging costs are covered by the inviting Lodge or Organization.

Website:
www.thewindingstairs.com

www.thegentlemensbrotherhood.com

To book Juan, contact him direct at JuanSepulveda@TheWindingStairs.com

Alex G. Powers



Bio:

Right Worshipful Brother Alex G. Powers is an active fifth generation Freemason based out of Area nine, under the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Kansas. He is a Past Master of Gardner Lodge No. 65 as well as the Lodge Historian. Brother Powers is also serving two Grand Lodge appointments as District Deputy Grand Master as well as his second term as Director of the Kansas Lodge of Research (KSLOR). While an avid student of various mysteries and rites, Masonic history sparked a deep lying interest in Brother Powers, that has in many ways deepened his connection to the fraternity. In addition to his first book, A History of Gardner Masonic Lodge, being published he is also the host and producer of Historical Light, a YouTube Show and Audio Podcast devoted to illuminating Masonic History. He also regularly promotes, mentors, and lectures on Masonic topics, including practical applications for Historical preservation.

Prepared Topics:
A Fading Legacy: Practical Applications for Preserving Your Lodge History - 35 Minutes
Exploring the condition of most lodges records, how to preserve what we have, recover what we have lost, and better keep records of today as the history of tomorrow. 

The Genealogy of Kansas Masonry - 40 Minutes 
Explores lineage of Kansas Freemasonry Grand Lodge to Grand Lodge back to the beginning giving a glimpse of what it took to get Freemasonry here and the various jurisdictional influences that make us who we are today. 

The Skull - 40 Minutes 
Is the skull Masonic? In this presentation we explore the history and symbolism behind he iconic skull in relation to Freemasonry.

Travel Information: No limit on distance. Kindly request that travel related expenses be covered.

Website: www.historicallight.com - "The Historical Light" Podcast

To book Alex, contact him direct at alex@historicallight.com

Jon T. Ruark



Bio:

Jon T. Ruark is a Past Master of The Patriot Lodge No. 1957 in Fairfax, VA. His love of technology and gadgets led him to start The Masonic Roundtable as an online dialogue platform. He is an Engineer for the federal government by trade and specializes in Lean and Agile development. His Masonic interests lean toward the esoteric and philosophical aspects of the fraternity. He lives in Virginia with his wife and four children.

Prepared topics:
Freemasonry in Pop Culture - 25 Minutes
A video mashup of fraternal satire in modern pop culture animation.

The Philosophical Elements of the Circumpunct - 30 Minutes  
A tyled presentation diving into the historical evidence of the philosophy behind the point within a circle.

Sacred Geometry - 30 Minutes
An artistic application of a Mason's tool in ways that mix art and science to better understand the divine.

The Revelation: A Critical Analysis of Masonic Demographics - 45 Minutes
After years of research into Grand Lodge proceedings, Jon T. Ruark has found the critical data that should be the focus on growing Masonic membership. Learn about the various facets of the craft and how to provide a superior lodge experience.

Travel Information: No limit to travel distance, but all travel costs and lodging must be covered.

Website - www.themasonicroundtable.com - "The Masonic Roundtable" Podcast

To book Jon, contact him direct at jonruark@gmail.com

Jason M. Richards



Bio:

Bro. Jason M. Richards is a Past Master of Acacia Lodge No. 16 in Clifton, VA, where he was raised in 2012, and a member of The Colonial Lodge No. 1821 in Washington, DC. His favorite Masonic topics include the history of Freemasonry worldwide, the sociocultural impact of Freemasonry, and the history and evolution of Masonic mythos. He is also active in the Allied Masonic Degrees and the Royal Arch. In addition to his work on The Masonic Roundtable, Jason is an emeritus contributor to the Midnight Freemasons blog and writes for the Grand Lodge of DC blog The Voice. He lives in Virginia with his wife, son, cats, and ever-expanding collection of bow ties.

Prepared Topics:

Operative to Speculative: The Evolution of Early Scottish Masonry - 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Diluvian Origins: The Noachite Origins of the Masonic Third Degree - 30 minutes.

Numerous other shorter presentations available.

Travel Information: Jason is available to speak at tiled and untiled events local to the Washington, D.C. area. For non-local events up to 4 hours’ driving distance (or farther away if flying) away from the Washington, D.C. area, he respectfully requests that lodging and travel costs be reimbursed at a minimum. He is also available to do presentations virtually.

To book, please visit Jason's website, https://jasonmrichards.com.

He can be further contacted at his email address AcaciaWM17@gmail.com

Scott S. Dueball


Bio:

Scott is a two-time Past Master of D.C. Cregier Lodge No. 81 in Wheeling, IL, the Charter Master of Spes Novum Lodge U.D. and holds membership in Denver Lodge No. 5 in Denver, CO. He currently serves the Grand Lodge of Illinois as the State Education Officer, Chairman of the Committee on Masonic Education and is the 3rd VP of the Midwest Conference on Masonic Education. Scott is also a member of the Palatine York Rite bodies, Allied Masonic Degrees, Grand College of Rites, the Valley of Saint Louis A.A.S.R-S.J, and the Valley of Chicago A.A.S.R.-N.M.J. He is passionate about the development of young masons, strategy and visioning for Lodges. In Scott's professional life, he manages a $116MM portfolio of fitness equipment and holds multiple patents in the field.

Prepared Topics:

Masonic Justice - 40 Minutes
A detailed historical investigation of the world which produced our ritual and what was likely meant by the term, "justice" by the authors of our ritual.

What Masonry Offers - 45-90 Minutes
An in depth look at the gaps in society that Masonry fills, specifically Rites of Passage and Mentorship. This includes an analysis of the experience, views, and needs of the Millennial generation

Travel Information: Travel expenses covered using airline and hotel brands selected by the presenter.

Website:
https://ilmason.org/masonic-education
www.midnightfreemasons.org
www.spesnovum.com

To book Scott, contact him direct at scott.s.dueball@gmail.com

Robert H. Johnson


Bio:

Philosophy is at the core of what Robert is after. Having grown up in Italy and being exposed to the culture and much of the renaissance art and literature, Freemasonry became a natural place for him to gravitate toward. He is an avid musician and writer. He’s written for several print magazines and blogs on subjects ranging from Firearms and Medical Ethics to Theology and Comparative Religions. Robert majored in philosophy and minored in mathematics. He also holds an honorary Doctorate Degree in Philosophy in Religion. Currently Robert works as an executive in the medical industry. He received his degrees from Waukegan Lodge No. 78, becoming Worshipful Master in 2014. He’s since served as both a District Education Officer and a District Deputy Grand Master. He is currently serves on the Grand Lodge of Illinois Education Committee.

Prepared topics:

The Masonic Pub-Crawl - Freemasonry in America and Its Colonial Tavern Beginnings - 40 Minutes
An examination of Freemasonry as it existed in the days that lead up to America's decree of independence. Exclusive rare documents will blow your mind!

Esoterics 101 - The Quantum Series Pt.1 - 45 Minutes
Designed to be a beginning look into the deeper mysteries of Freemasonry. Ideal for a lodge that needs exposure to the concept of "esoteric Masonry". Schools of wisdom, hidden symbolism and hints at an ultimate Revelation are explored.

The Tetragrammaton (Lost Word) - The Quantum Series Pt.2 - 50 Minutes
This lecture explores the entire concept of the Lost Word. What it is, the divine secret, it's history in countless religions and dares to bridge the gap between myth and science. In this lecture we begin to dive into the world of quantum physics where we find a key to the Lost Word and finally another key to the Revelation.

Quantum Entanglement and Apotheosis - The Quantum Series Pt.3 - 45 Minutes
This fun and intriguing exploration defines cultural and religious ideas of life and death, examines the science behind the world we live in and what we perceive as reality. Myths, dogma, mathematical theory and proven science converge, giving the audience proof positive through Aristotelian method, of infinite consciousness, life after death, and even manifesting reality. By the end of this lecture, you'll have no doubt of how to achieve immortality in the truest sense.

Connecting Masons Through Technology - 30 Minutes
This lecture teaches lodges what's needed and what's seen as important in the 21st century in Freemasonry. How to connect, how to be seen, how to be discovered and staying relevant in the digital world. Optional work shops on social media, web site creation etc can be scheduled.

The Rite of Memphis - A History - 35 Minutes
This presentation goes through the "who, what and where" of the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis. Decadent, scandalous and finally, irregular! This presentation is wonderful for lodges looking for interesting history within the Fraternity.

Finding Truth - How To Do Masonic Research - 30 Minutes
In this one, I focus on what you need to do to establish yourself as an authority in Masonic writing. Pitfalls to avoid. How to stop critiques before they happen.

Long Been in Darkness - A Look at Traditional Candidate Preparation - 30 Minutes
In this lecture, we explore the elements of the Chamber of Reflection. We talk about why they aren't in use any longer. We look at our Grand Lodge stance on the topic and figure out just what we can do in order to make the candidate experience even better. 

Travel information: Will travel anywhere on the globe. Transportation and lodging will need to be taken care of. 

Website -
www.wcypodcast.com - "Whence Came You?" Podcast
www.midnightfremasons.com - The Midnight Freemasons
www.rhjohnsonauthor.com - Author Site



To book, contact Robert direct at wcypodcast@gmail.com