There are plenty of History Channel documentaries out there that proport to tell the story of Freemasonry. But one tells the story from the inside. In 1991 W. Bro. I. Michael Toth in cooperation with other brethren and the Grand Lodge of Illinois produced an hour-long film entitled Unseen Journey. Shot on film (not video), the production featured the late John Robinson, author of Born in Blood.
Now that 1991 film has been recut by the director and given a new title, The Freemasons: The Mystery Myth and Legend. This episode is Part I of an interview with Bro Toth.
Also your host gets up on his high horse to rant for a few minutes about the Brown vs. Baigent and Lee trial which recently wrapped up in London last week. For background on the story see:
00:48 The DaVinci Code vs. Holy Blood Holy Grail. Holy copyright infringement suit, Batman!
07:00 Interview with Michael Toth: Background
08:12 Clip from film : Jerry Marsengill
09:55 Michael Toth, intro and his Masonic background
18:31 How Toth started in filmmaking
23:10 The genesis of Unseen Journey
28:10 Clip: John Robinson on Masonic persecution
29:19 Working with John Robinson
33:40 Balancing Marsengill and Robinson
34:32 Wrap up and shout out to the brothers of Helena Lodge No. 410 in Helena, Alabama
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Theme music by Charlie Crowe
Music of the Spheres by Music of the Spheres, available at Magnatune.com
Outro: Joy, by Charlie Crowe