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Monday, March 31, 2014

Wilmington, PA Lodge Masonic Symposium Sept. 20

Wilmington Lodge No. 804 in Wilmington, Pennsylvania will hold its first annual Masonic Symposium on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 9:00AM until 5:00PM. They have a total of four Masonic Speakers that are experts in their respective areas. These brothers are Shawn M. Gorley, Master Masonic Scholar and author of "Freemasonry Defined" and writer for "The Working Tools Masonic Magazine", Master Masonic Scholar Adam T. Osman and author of "Earning Freemasonry", Charles Harper Sr. author of "Freemasonry in Black and White and Juan Sepulveda owner of the well known podcast "The Winding Stairs" as well as a member of the Youtube Masonic show "The Masonic Roundtable. Brother Sepulveda is also a prominent artist specializing in Masonic art.
For the price of admission you get three meals starting with a breakfast of donuts coffee and juice. A lunch of pulled pork and choice of sides and a full dinner, not your typical after meeting cold cuts! 
This will be a day of highly entertaining speakers that will fully engage with the audience and encourage Q&A and open discussion. The respective speakers have a wealth of experience in giving presentations and talks and have all done so all over the country. This will be the first time all of them will be together under one roof at the same time and assures to be not only educational but fun. There will be several breaks throughout the day and the speakers will have their books and artwork available for purchase and signing.
The seating is limited to 100 people to keep it comfortable and to also encourage visitation and meeting Brethren from all areas that will be in attendance. Unfortunately they cannot offer refunds, once a ticket is purchased the sale is final, this is because of the catering so that they know exactly how much food to bring without running short.
For those of you that may be traveling great distances please look for motels in the Hermitage, Sharon and New Castle Pennsylvania areas. If there are any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the host Shawn M. Gorley at 724-730-1812 or email at shawn@drivenbylight.net and include symposium in the subject area.


  1. Is the event open to non-Masons as well?

  2. Brad, this event in only open to Entered Apprentice Masons and above. Unfortunately not the general public.

  3. An annual Masonic Symposium is an excellent idea and I pray that it will be a BIG success and grow each year. I disagree with the "closed to the general public" attitude.

    There's a legitimate argument to be made that Speculative Freemasonry (and to some extent Operative Freemasonry) was established as a necessity in response to the intellectual oppression of the Roman Catholic Church and its Inquisition. Those days are over. Freemasons have been more open about their collected knowledge and should make it available to the general public.


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