Regular Meeting – Saturday, May 5, 2018

Topic:   “Is Harry Potter a Freemason?”

In the books from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (British title) to “Deathly Hallows”, a careful reader can find multiple Masonic symbols.  The first book alone traces Harry’s journey as an E.A.  How?  Come and listen to the talk.  For those who are unfamiliar with the books, there will be a slide show presentation to acquaint those present with the charters and Masonic symbols used in the books.  By reviewing how Masonic symbolism can be found in the Harry Potter books where you least expect, it may be found elsewhere.  After the presentation, you may want to take another look at other pieces of literature, movies, and plays in new light, looking for the hidden and sometimes not so hidden Masonic symbols.

Presenter:   Companion Walter Benesch, Second Vice President

Brother Benesch’s extensive Masonic career goes back more than 50 years to his initiation at Marie Deraismes Lodge #352 in New York City in 1967.  Later,  he signed a renunciation joining Boston University Lodge while a graduate student. He is a Past Master of Lafayette-Dupont #19 in D.C. and Archer Bailey Gay Lodge #275 in VA.   In the Valley of Washington Scottish Rite, he is a 32⁰, KCCH & Dean of History.  He is the immediate past Illustrious Master Adoniram (Zabud Council No. 2., D.C.), Royal Arch Captain and Lecturer at Mt. Vernon RAC #14, VA, and Past Hight Priest and current Treasurer of Columbia RAC #1 in DC.  He is an officer in the Washington, D.C. College of Masonic Societas Rosicrusiana In Civitatibus Federatis.  He is President and long-time supporter of the George Washington Masonic Stamp Club.  He has published numerous Masonic and other articles and is regularly talks on a large variety of subjects.

Meeting Location:   Odd Fellows Temple
6 Ingleside Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228
Enter on side door on Orban Ave. Directions available at link.

Lunch at 12 noon:  $20 payable at the door

Meeting and Presentation at 1 pm

RSVP:  Please contact the Secretary at or 240-398-9546 to confirm your attendance by Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

We look forward to having you attend.

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