Esotericism in Freemasonry 2024

Come join us for Esotericism in Freemasonry Conference 2024 in Seattle, Washington at the Occidental Lodge from Friday September 27th to Sunday September 29th. Tickets by RSVP only.

Esoterism in Freemasonry 2024 Schedule

This is tentative and is subject to changes.

Friday September 27th • Everyone Welcome
Building Opens
Guided Meditation Doug Russell
Retire to Olafs Pub
Saturday September 28th • Everyone Welcome $50.00 admission, VIP Dinner $175.00
Opening Remarks Troy Spreeuw Ken Lane
Keynote Br. Ike Baker – “The Ark of Freemasonry” and Q&A (75 mins)
Dr. Nathan Schick – “Alchemical Set and Setting “ and Q&A (75 mins)
Lunch (75mins)
Doug Blake and Q&A (75 mins)
Author Feature (45 mins)
Buildings and Redevelopment Panel w/Wes Regan, Jonathan Karmazinuk, Jack Barr(90 mins)
VIP Dinner or Olafs or Both
Sunday September 29th • Invite Only Esotericism Sessions $50.00 admission
Astrology Workshop with Jaime Paul Lamb (30 mins • Zoom Only)
Lunch (75mins)
Brief Feedback and call for volunteers
Statue Vivification with P.D. Newman (120 mins)
Our Speakers

Blog posts from our
EFC2023 speakers

Homer and the Heart of Theurgy

“Homer and the Heart of Theurgy” explores the underlying theory of the art and science of Theurgy, as presented by the Neoplatonic philosopher, Porphyry, in his esoteric commentary on Homer’s Odyssey.

Alchemy and the Sprig of Acacia

“Alchemy and the Sprig of Acacia” takes the audience on a deep dive into the unknown history of the sprig of Acacia in Freemasonry.

The Pillar of Beauty

VWBr. Kenney summarizes the approaches towards the Pillar of Beauty as used in Craft Freemasonry

Astrology and Esoteric Masonry

While Masonry does not officially acknowledge astrology as a science it is inextricably linked to the knowledge that Masonry holds and passes on.

Blog posts from our
EFC2022 speakers

Previews and blogs from our speakers from EFC2022. Watch for new articles from the 2023 speakers (soon to be announced)

The disenchantment (and re-enchantment) of Freemasonry

The influence of modernity within the Craft exemplifies what Max Weber described as ‘disenchantment’ (Weber, 1958). I apply the use of this term, disenchantment, somewhat liberally in the argument that follows, but I believe it ultimately remains true to the original observations made by Weber.

Is Freemasonry Esoteric?

Masonry is a progressive moral science, divided into different degrees; and, as its principles and mystic ceremonies are regularly developed and illustrated, it is intended and hoped that they will make a deep and lasting impression upon your mind.

Elias Ashmole: initiation, alchemy, Freemasonry

The topic at hand concerns this: can it be determined that there are influences of alchemy in masonic traditions of initiation. Specifically, by examining the “Initiation of the Alchemist” (my title for this work) illustration in the Theatrum Chemicum Brittanicum (1652).

Freemasonry in academic studies of western esotericism

In this presentation, I will discuss these anti-esoteric attitudes among freemasons, contrasting them with views of academics, who often make direct connections between Freemasonry and esotericism.
Jamie Paul Lamb
3 min read

Astrology in the western tradition | Astrological symbolism in freemasonry

Ever since the advent of Sun sign astrology and newspaper horoscopes in the early 20th century, the nuanced complexity of this ancient art has become somewhat obscured.
Cleola Bostic
2 min read

Gender and Freemasonry

Yet today women are still unwelcome in "Regular” Masonic Lodges and “Regular” Freemasons are forbidden from visiting co-masonic lodges.
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