Out with the old

…and in the with the new!

Just wanted to toss a few things into the aether with the close of 2010.

The first is I wanted to mention a pod cast interview I gave to the Occult of Personality pod cast. The recording was from earlier in 010′, but it was a good conversation with a brother about, what else, Freemasonry. I’d recommend checking out the extra content as I know there is some of the more esoteric good-stuff inside.

You can find and listen to or down load the show from the Occult of Personality website.

Also, I wanted to give a quick nod to the latest Cohen Brothers film True Grit, in theaters now with Jeff Bridges. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend you do.  Its a good film with a neat Masonic connection, that should of almost made the sub title to the film “The Revenge of the Masons Daughter”.

On other fronts, the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica in Amsterdam, the premier Hermetic Library in the Netherlands, it seems is not to be as the Ministry of Culture of the Netherlands has transferred the core collection of the library to the National Library in The Hague. Talks about the fate of the collection as a whole are ongoing. From the OVN

And, I’ve gotten a few questions about the Masonic Central pod cast, and unfortunately, I don’t have many answers. The temporary hiatus taken in April seems to of stretched much longer than expected with out a target for when it will resume. With that said, there has been some consideration of doing something a but more on the esoteric side that stretches beyond the confines of Masonry, a Salon Subrosa, but as of this writing, it is still taking shape. Like the old billboards read, WATCH THIS SPACE.

And, if your anywhere near Los Angeles (or Hollywood to be more precise), I recommend checking out a the Steven Daily “Covenant” showing at La Luz De Jesus (opening January 7th). The art, so I hear, is Masonicly inspired and is being called “…the visual manifestation into the secretive and ultimately dark world of the Freemasons.” Not sure how dark is will be,but the art looks pretty interesting and yet another glimpse of the Fraternity as it begins melting into the broader material culture of Americana. You can read about the artist here (with a glimpse into the show) and see the work in the show following its opening at the La Luz website.

There was lots more that happened in 2010, things already well documented and discussed.  Its time to refocus forward – onward and upward.

I have high hopes for 2011, and starting off with positive optimism is a good thing. Now, lets make some strides and start the momentum.

Fiat LVX.

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A devoted student of the Western Mystery Traditions, Greg is a firm believer in the Masonic connections to the Hermetic traditions of antiquity, its evolution through the ages and into its present configuration as the antecedent to all contemporary esoteric and occult traditions. He is a self-called searcher for that which was lost, a Hermetic Hermit and a believer in “that which is above is so too below.” Read more about Greg Stewart.