Regular Meeting – Saturday, March 3, 2018

Regular Meeting Saturday, March 3, 2018

Topic:   Muses Threnodie:  Poetic License or Historical Insight? 

“Muses Threnodie” is a poem published in Scotland in 1638. It contains a reference to Masonry that suggests a connection between Masonry and the Rosicrucian movement. The presentation explores the theory that Masonry has its origins in Rosicrucianism. The presentation describes what Rosicrucianism is, J.G .Buhle’s theory about its connection to Masonry, and the arguments in favor and against his theory.

Presenter:   Companion Ed Johnson, P.P.

Ed is Past Master of Pentalpha Lodge 194 in Germantown, MD, and Past President of the Maryland Masonic Research Society.  Ed actively pursues and stays abreast of the latest in Masonic scholarship through his memberships in the Scottish Rite Research Society, the Quatuor Coronati Correspondence Circle, the Philalethes Society, and the Masonic Society. He complements his interest in Masonic scholarship through his membership in the Biblical Archaeology Society and the study of a variety of esoteric topics.

Meeting Location:       Silver Spring #215 Lodge, 410 University Blvd. West,  Silver Spring, MD 20901

Directions available at link.  Enter at back of building.

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 Tuesday, February 27, 2018.


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