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The Master's Word is a gem from the 20th century, cherished by those who know it. Initially published in 1913, its concepts are still very much discussed in countless philosophic and esoteric circles. Jon T. Ruark and Robert H. Johnson have set a new standard in literature review. This book has been completely reformatted and footnoted--adding context where it matters, meaning where antiquated words are used, and offering two completely new essays in the form of a Prologue and Epilogue. This new printing is a must-have for fans of Plummer's original work and the Masonic and Rosicrucian student.
“Johnson and Ruark do a tremendous job in their insightful curation of this largely forgotten volume by George Plummer, who is more widely known for his later, strictly Rosicrucian output. Throughout the work, Plummer takes a mystical perspective on science and philosophy from ‘the priests of ancient Mizraim’ to the New Thought movement in his own era. Thanks to Johnson and Ruark for resurrecting this old gem!”
~Jaime Paul Lamb
Author of Myth, Magick & Masonry
and Approaching the Middle Chamber
Initially published in 1909, spanning three editions, Max Heindel’s Ancient and Modern Initiation is a roadmap that leads to the Inner-Christ. With stops along the way, Heindel describes in simple details the symbology of the words used in the Holy Scriptures and lays bare for the reader the secrets to Christian Mystic Initiation. Few works will connect the reader to the mystical process explained herein and to Max Heindel himself. This Special Edition is complete with a short biography on Max Heindel, as well as an epilogue that will make you understand the man behind the work.
Heindel’s transformative work, embellished with care and diligence by the always-to-the-point Robert H. Johnson, makes this version of Ancient and Modern Initiation the one to read. Johnson’s work into the history of Heindel himself adds poignancy to the life and work of this famed Christian Mystic. Whereas it was already a must-have for those interested in the concepts of Initiation and Self-Actualization, Johnson’s edition of this text is a better and more timely carrier of the universal message to humanity.
~ Joe Martinez, Refracted Light, Co-Host of Mid-Atlantic Esotericon
An unsanctioned, unofficial guide to starting a new Masonic Lodge. You're tired of the same old thing at your Lodge. You want more! More education, more fellowship, more pancakes! Whatever your reasoning, this guide is a no-nonsense look at what to really expect when taking the steps to charter a new Masonic Lodge. The guide covers the challenges, the naysayers, the paperwork, and more. You'll get critical insights from members of Masonic organizations from around the world on what to expect and how to navigate it all.
Read at your own peril!
For far too long, there have been those that complain and believe they can do something better. This happens in every segment where structure is needed for all organizations. Whether it be a fraternal, strictly social, nonprofit, for profit, and all in between. This short but concise book puts all the onerous for complaints back where it belongs: in the complaining hands. That's why reading this is at your own peril, because it gives you all the necessary thought processes, underlying constructs, and methodology to either stand where you are and be the impetus to rebuild, move on and build anew, or help others doing either. After reading, there's now no excuse for inaction. You'll now know and have the working tools to act. For it'll now be incumbent on you to produce the change desired, as it always has been.
Mark St. Cyr
Globally Renowned Business Expert
Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Freemason
Few books on the craft today offer logistical assistance on the operational lodge or its active officers. It’s Business Time aims to offer a fresh look at the best practices that the world of business has spawned over the last hundred years and to take these market-disrupting techniques and adapt them for use at the Lodge level. Just because Freemasonry isn't inherently a business doesn’t mean the organization can’t benefit from industry-proven best organizational practices. It's Business Time lays out these modern concepts, and their relevance to Freemasonry in an easy-to-understand guide. The work explores and adapts each concept for use across the organization, regardless of leadership level. If utilized appropriately, these concepts can be a powerful force multiplier in enabling Lodges to succeed in the modern era.
"As someone with an MBA, I have long studied some of the best business practices and how to use these in organizations that I have been associated with. Brothers Johnson and Ruark have assembled some of the most innovative approaches used by successful companies and have illustrated how to adopt these for use in Freemasonry. This book is not about making Freemasonry a business, but rather applying these principals in building a successful lodge. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for new and innovative ideas."
Gregory J. Knott, PM, St. Joseph Lodge No. 970 (IL) Senior Contributor - Midnight Freemasons
A family vacation to an indoor water park goes awry when the Johnson boys decide to sneak out of the hotel room and uncover a sinister plot! Something's wrong with the staff, are they zombies? Robots? Zombie Robots? Griffin, Emmett & Elliott lead the way to save humanity! All in a weekends work. Illustrated by Brady McNulty!
Many authors throughout time have written books on symbolism, the human body, and spiritualism. This book takes you from the discovery of an occult map and beyond in an adventure of research, and ultimately an easy to follow conceptual guide to the human body. Chakras, the planets, Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, Astrology, Astronomy, Deistic Archetypes and more come together in this singular work of research and examination.
The gods of the world come together in this book and are compared side by side for the youth reader. Compare and contrast the characters and their mythos! Are they all the same? Are some the same with new names? Become a veritable expert on the Eastern and Western mythologies. Designed for the academic household who wishes to teach their children about the religions but not practice religion.
In this book Robert H. Johnson expounds on many topics regarding Freemasonry and the organizations teachings. A wonderful compilation of the various popular essays he's written over the years. Fans of his podcast and other books will enjoy this book
Have you opened a new location, redesigned your shop, or added a new product or service? Don't keep it to yourself, let folks know. Co-Authored by Jon Ruark!
The classic by Milton A. Pottenger, reformatted and extensively annotated by Robert H. Johnson and Spencer A. Hamann
He’s written for several print magazines and blogs on subjects ranging from Firearms and Medical Ethics to Theology and Comparative Religions.
Host of the #1 Masonic Podcasts in the world, with a listenership of over 2M. Whence Came You?, The Masonic Roundtable, Masonic Radio Theatre & The Masonic Book Club, all of which are geared toward the oldest Fraternity and Secret Society in the world. He is also the co-host and producer of Beyond the 4th Veil, a podcast about the paranormal!
He's traveled the world, speaking on Freemasonry and occult sciences!