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EDUCATION

Freemasonry's primary focus should be Education. Lodges around the world have moved away from this. Spes Novum seeks to rekindle that original fire of educating good men, to make them better.

The Monthy Reflection

February

Genesis 1: 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.


 

  1. What happened In the beginning?

  2. What does it mean that the Earth was without “Form and void?”

  3. Did time exist before Earth?

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2024

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The 12 Labors of Hercules

By studying the 12 labors of Hercules, we will learn valuable lessons about perseverance, courage, responsibility, self-discipline, moral integrity, personal growth, knowledge, excellence, collaboration, and various other qualities and values that can guide us on our own life journeys. Many of these are echoed in the cardinal virtues and tenets of Freemasonry. 2024 is the year of diving into the world of Greek mythology and seeking the lessons contained within, comparing them with what is also taught in other Wisdom Schools. 

Past Education Themes

Each year, Spes Novum Masonic Lodge has an Education theme that is explored. Through various books, activities, films, and more, our members contemplate the various elements, comparing and contrasting with what they already know, and what these things can teach them in their life today, aiding in their spiritual development. Below is a listing of themes that have been covered in prior years. 

The Tao of Freemasonry

WM:. Adam Hassel - 2023

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The Laws of Light

WM:. Robert L. Wingader - 2022

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Science & Symbols

WM:. Spencer A. Hamann - 2021

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Foundations

WM:. Scott S. Dueball - 2020

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The Master’s Lectures

WM:. Scott S. Dueball - 2019

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Suggested Reading

W.L Wilmshurst - The Meaning of Masonry

George W. Plummer - The Word

Robert Herd - Initiatic Experience

Tim Hogan - Entering the Chain of Union
Manly P. Hall - The Occult Anatomy of Man
Manly P. Hall - Occult Masonry
Freke & Gandy - The Hermetica
W.Kirk McNulty - Signs, Symbols, Significance

Paul Nettl - Mozart and Masonry

Alexander Roob- Alchemy & Mysticism
Milton A. Pottenger - Symbolism
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Our Educators

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Chris Hodapp, 33˚
Indiana

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Bull Garlington
Illinois

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Scott Dueball
Illinois

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R. H. Johnson
Massachusetts 

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Spencer Hamann
Illinois

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Kevin Townley
Colorado

Alex P. Herbert
Ohio

James E. Frey
Illinois

James Buckhorn
Indiana

Greg Kaminsky
Michigan

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Jon Ruark
Virginia

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Jaime P. Lamb
Arizona

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Chuck Dunning
Texas

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