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Eric Evans
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Long ago (like the Star Wars intro without as much fanfare), when I first started performing Close-up magic professionally, I wore a ring that belonged to my Grandfather. It was a simple gold band that had a triangle on it. Within the triangle was the "yod"; a hebraic letter. I wore it because the yod looked like an eye, or more accurately the shadow of an eye socket. So, for me, it represented the "all seeing eye" like that which adorns our great seal of the United States. Masons would often question me about it. Scottish Rites and all that. Pretty cool stuff, but for me, I just loved the mystical symbology.
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Of course you can just look them up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_and_Compasses

Dad used to be a mason for a while. Basically it is one of the many routes to spritual enlightenment if I understand it correctly.
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I think I remember seeing this thread when Devious first posted it some time ago. I will have a look into the IL, as I have been a Mason for a while but for some reason I never had heard of that.

I hope everyone had a fun, safe, warm, magical and happy holiday season!
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I'm in the same boat as you Dr_J. I've been a mason (and Past Master) for several years, and interested in magic my whole life. I've even done some busking this past year (as a magician, not a mason). I'd love to meet some of my masonic magi brethren!

Where/when does the IL meet? How do I become a member? HERE TAKE MY MONEY! :-D
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The IL meets once a year, you can ask the Master of the lodge for more information on joining. Yes it's more dues to be paid (which is why I haven't joined the IL) but I have heard great things about the meetings, which I believe are for an entire weekend.
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Rumor has it that the Masons, largely at the direction of their smaller leadership sect, the Invisible Lodge, dictates global oil production levels, effectively controlling the world economy. Rumor also has it they're responsible for the rise of Nicki Minjay's star...
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Now I have a problem. Since when have women been allowed in Masonry? according to definition any lodge that admits women is a clandestine lodge and we are not allowed to join or participate in any way with clandestine Masonry.
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It was a joke...

Though I notice you didn't deny helping Nicki Minjay's career....
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OK, Father, now I understand.
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Devious,

好久不见!
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On 2013-01-14 07:30, Gr8gorilla wrote:
Devious,

好久不见!


Well if he is travelling maybe it is long time much sea!
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Egad! As a former Knights of Columbus member, I feel a bit out of place!

I hope I am within someones' cable tow, if I get lost here.

Some of you will remember the late Bill Joy. He was, I believe, one of the founding brothers of the IL. Late in life he contracted Multiple Sclerosis. Over several years, I watched a dear old friend, dying. It wasn't easy. Whenever I visited him, I would greet hiim with something like. "Hi Bill, I've been travelling in the East. (or) Uncle Hiram sends his best wishes." He knew I was not a Mason. He also knew that I wasn't taunting him or being disrespectful. It was just an old friend letting him know that I felt like he was "within MY cable tow". I miss Bill.
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Devious,

þò


СĿǰڱRɭeС

He is travelling and is currently in Luxembourg. He is doing well - we have talked a few times in the last three days.
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Cryptic alphabets, code phrases, rules and regulations and funny hats...sounds like a cult to me...
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Not a cult at all just a Brotherhood of men who believe in a Supreme Being
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Cryptic alphabets, code phrases, rules and regulations and funny hats...sounds like a cult to me...


Hats??!! We got hats??!! Nobody gave me a hat! Where's my hat?
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Cryptic alphabets, code phrases, rules and regulations and funny hats...sounds like a cult to me...


Yes, I too would love a hat! Is it a top hat? A bowler hat? A coachman hat? Does it come with anything inside of it???
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The only reason I responded is to show that masonry is not just a Christian thing. My Lodge consists mostly of Jews. Anyone can become a Freemason but you have to ASK one to be one. We can not ask you if you're interested in masonry. It is a GREAT organization. The Shriner's Hospitals for children, where no one ever pays for care, are a part of Masonry. Those who are not brothers, don't be afraid to "Ask 1 to be 1"


I think we've established in fact that anyone cannot become a Freemason. Athiests can't nor can women who have to make their own group. [Eastern Star, I believe it's called[q]]
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On 2013-01-15 12:37, imgic wrote:
Cryptic alphabets, code phrases, rules and regulations and funny hats...sounds like a cult to me...


Hats??!! We got hats??!! Nobody gave me a hat! Where's my hat?


Sorry. Had y'all mixed up with the Shriners and their red little Fez's. Hard to keep the mysterious societies of the world straight...
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The Shrine is part of the Masons. You have to be a 32 degree (Scottish Rite) or a member of the Commandry York Rite) to be a Shriner. They have hospitals for crippled and burned children all over the world and NO ONE can pay a penny to get the care, it's all free.
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