This collection of programs are provided for the use of both individual Masons and Lodges looking for a good program. We welcome new submissions of original material. Use the Author Information link at right to learn more about submitting a program.
(All opinions in these programs represent the opinion of the author and not necessarily that of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska and/or its Officers.)
|The Entered Apprentice Degree||WB Mike Webb||An in depth look at the entire degree, the symbols and meanings with glossary and discussion questions.|
|The Fellowcraft Degree||WB Mike Webb||An in depth look at the entire degree, the symbols and meanings with glossary and discussion questions.|
|The Master Mason Degree||WB Mike Web||An in depth look at the entire degree, the symbols and meanings with glossary and discussion questions.|
Contemporary Issues in Masonry
|A Discussion of the book "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown||Various||This is an audio file from the Centre for Masonic Research in Sheffield, England. File is a very large MP3 file, be patient when downloading. Should play in any MP3 player software.|
|Freemasonry and Civil Society||Margaret C. Jacobs||This is an audio file from the Centre for Masonic Research in Sheffield, England. File is a very large MP3 file, be patient when downloading. Should play in any MP3 player software.|
A 21st Century Response to Dwight Smith
|The Knights of the North||An in depth discussion by Masons from across the US regarding the state of the Craft. May be controversial but certainly will make you think.|
|Myths and Masonry||WB Larry Jacobsen||A great presentation on current and past myths about Masonry. (Also available as a PowerPoint presentation, contact site Admin for file)|
|THE MASONIC APPROACH TO SELF-DEVELOPMENT: Past Influences, Future Role and Present Acknowledgment||Brother Phillip Hellier||Referring to the Retrospect of the Third Degree (UGLV), this paper briefly outlines the Masonic approach to individual development, past influences on this approach and the contribution Freemasonry can make to an ever-changing world.|
|The New Seven Arts||MWB Thomas Hauder||Thought experiment in rethinking the FC degree. What would you want an FC to know if you started over today?|
|No Secrets||Anon||Quick but perhaps controversial paper that holds there are no secrets in Masonry. Great for Lodge discussion groups!|
|A HISTORY OF BRITISH FREEMASONRY 1425-2000||Andrew Prescott||Professor Andrew Prescott was the founding director of the Centre for Research into Freemasonry at the University of Sheffield 2000-2007. He is now Director of Library Services at the University of Lampeter.|
|Antients vs. Moderns||WB Mike Web||In this piece, WB Mike Webb explores the reasons for the split in Craft Masonry in England and how the rift was closed.|
|Life in 1700 London||MWB Tom Hauder||Video of a presentation before the Sts John Lodge Winter meeting. (Large file, be patient. Requires QuickTime to watch)|
|Wolfgan Goethe||Bro. W. Harvey McNairn||A piece on the famous author and his Masonry.|
|Absolution of the Templars||This is a translation of the Papal absolution of the Knights Templars that was discovered in 2009.|
|The Constitutions of the Free-Masons (1734)||Ben Franklin / James Anderson||This is an electronic edition of the the first Masonic book printed in America, which was produced in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin in 1734, and was a reprint of a work by James Anderson (who is identified as the author in an appendix) printed in London in 1723. Courtesy of the University of Nebraska|
Nebraska Masonic History
|History of Nebraska Masonry||MWB John Parsons||In this article, MWB Parsons details the history of Masonry in Nebraska from it's beginnings in the 1800's.|
|Masonry in Nebraska||Charles S Lobingier||Reprint of an article about the growth of Masonry in Nebraska from the Omaha Bee circa 1900|
|Socrates Cafe||Various||If you've wanted to start a philosophic discussion group in your Lodge but didn't know where to start, here is all the information you need. (This is a zip file)|
|Secret Teaching of the Ages||Manly P. Hall||This is a reproduction of an old book purporting to reveal all the secrets of the ancients. WARNING: Take anything you read in this book as fiction or really bad research. This is just for fun.|
|The God of Philosophy \Chapter 1||Roy Jackson||
For centuries philosophers have argued about the existence and nature of God. Do we need God to explain the origins of the universe? Can there be morality without a divine source of goodness? How can God exist when there is so much evil and suffering in the world?
Degree Work / Memorization
|Just for Fun!||Anon.||Three fake English degrees from our Brothers across the Ocean. Might be fun for a Table Lodge or other relaxed setting.|
|Mnemonic Memory||Collen A'Miketh||A very useful course in improving your memory and ability to memorize information|
|Beowulf and Hiram||Donald E. Mosier (PGM of Iowa)||In this piece, PGM Mosier charts the curious similarities between the Hiramaic legend and the ancient poem of Beowulf.|
|Cypher for Freemasons font||Unknown||This is file that when downloaded and installed in your computer's font library, will allow you to type in the most commonly used Masonic cypher. Very fun!|
|Jeopardy Game for Masons||Grand Lodge Education Committee||This is a collection of all the Jeopardy games that we've used at the Symposiums.|
|Landmarks of the Grand Lodge of Nevada||These are the accepted Landmarks of the jurisdiction of Nevada|
|Masonic Wedding Ritual||Kent Henderson||From the Grand Lodge of Turkey. Interesting idea.|
|Plato and Freemasonry||Steven Michalak||The author explores the relationship between the philosophy of Plato and what influence it may have had on our work.|
|Solomon's Building Permit||Alfred and Jeff Andrews, Geneva Lodge No. 79||A light hearted play about what might happen if Solomon tried to build the Temple today!|
|Standard Ahiman Rezion||Unknown||Standard Monitor for Ancients Lodges. This scan is from an 1883 edition.|
|To Light! Moments||W.B Max Miller||WB Max wrote these quick education pieces to give Lodges a 5 min education presentation.|
|Prudence: One of the Four Cardinal Virtues||WB Thomas Hauder||
Prudence is the first of the four cardinal virtues you learn as an EA Mason. This podcast covers what that virtue means and how it was interpreted by the early philosophers.
|The Secrets of a Master Mason||WB Thomas Hauder||
Are there secrets in the Lectures? Listen and find out. Grab your Monitor for a reference.
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