Based in Chicago, USA, X-Oriente is a podcast by R.W. Eric Diamond and W. Jason Van Dyke that explores the ideas and values of Freemasonry in the 21st century.

007: Fundamentalism and Freemasonry Part Deux

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In Part 2, We take a look at a Masonic Fundamentalist group that has split off from the mainstream of Freemasonry. Also, a recap of Masonic Week and the Mortar & Pestle Degree!

00:00 Intro

01:10 Masonic Week; Shoutout to Old No. 2!

02:29 The Mortar & Pestle Degree (Guest: Paul Scheeler)

10:07 Fundamentalism Part 2: Review

13:36 The "Brotherhood of the Red Star"--An example of when Masonry goes "Fundie"

23:32 The beginnings of Fundamentalism begin with us

28:36 Wrap-up

29:05 Outro


Theme music by Charlie Crowe

GoshFunk, by Alex Brooke

Ambien of the Five, by Human Response

Tokyo Nightlife, by Paul

More Red than Red by Derek Miller

Angels, by Human Response

Note: If you are interested in the Mortar & Pestle degree to exemplify as a Fundraising or Masonic educational event, or just want more information contact Paul Scheeler (scheeler33@msn.com). You can also find the degree and a paper about its history published in the most recent edition of Heredom, The Journal of the Scottish Rite Research Society. If you are not a member of the SRRS, you're crazy! Seriously though, the SRRS is one of the best deals going in Masonic scholarship. For $30 a year you get the excellent Heredom and a bonus book. And it is all top-notch, well-researched stuff.

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