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Saturday, December 11, 2021

Double Eagle Con 2021 in Chicago This Saturday 12/18

by Christopher Hodapp

My apologies for the dearth of postings recently. We are currently embarked on our annual extended Airstream sojourn to Southern California for the Christmas holidays and I only just saw this announcement:

This coming Saturday, December 18th, the Scottish Rite Valley of Chicago will be hosting Double Eagle Con 2021, a one day Masonic education symposium. Nine outstanding guest speakers will be presenting during this one-day event at the Valley's beautiful cathedral in Bloomingdale, Illinois.

From the symposium's signup page HERE:

Over the course of one day, we will have nine of the most prolific men in Freemasonry. Never before has a group of speakers been assembled who’ve molded our awareness of Freemasonry in such significant ways. These men have made their indelible mark on not only our fraternity as a whole but also the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. This education day will be packed with presentations, fellowship, and more.


Michael R. Poll, 32˚, KYCH is Secretary of the Louisiana Lodge of Research and Full Member of the Texas Lodge of Research. A New York Times Bestselling writer and publisher, he is a prolific writer, editor, and publisher of Masonic and esoteric books.

Josef Wäges, 32° is a member of the Blue Friars, member of Plano Lodge #768, Fate Lodge #802, the Dallas Valley of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (Southern Jurisdiction), Fellow of the Grand College of Rites, Fellow of the Philalethés, full member of the Texas Lodge of Research, Michigan Lodge of Research and life member of the Missouri Lodge of Research.

Roberto M. Sanchez, 32˚, KCCH is a member of several Grand Jurisdictions, including the Grand Lodge of the State of Mexico where he holds the title and distinction as Past Grand Master, as well as serving as the Grand Ambassador of International Relations. Roberto has given lectures on Masonry all over the United States, Latin America, Canada, and Europe. He is also the original Curator, Historian, and Librarian for the Houston Masonic Library Museum as well as serving on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He is the author of The True Masonic Experience, A Guide to the Ceremonial, and several other books.

Steven L. Harrison, 33°, FMLOR is a Past Master and Fellow of the Missouri Lodge of Research. He has contributed to several Masonic publications including his work as a regular contributor to the respected Midnight Freemasons blog. Steve has authored three books on Freemasonry.

Chuck Dunning, 32˚, KCCH is an advocate, facilitator, trainer, and consultant in contemplative practice, with more than thirty years in the professional fields of higher education and mental health, as well as in Masonry and other currents in the Western esoteric traditions.

S. Brent Morris, 33˚, Ph.D. spent seventeen years as managing editor of the Scottish Rite Journal of the Supreme Council, SJ after twenty-five years as a mathematician with the National Security Agency. He has taught at Duke, Johns Hopkins, and George Washington Universities. He was editor of The Freestate Freemason and is a recipient of the Warren S. Seipp Award from the Grand Lodge of Maryland and the Philip C. Tucker Medal from the Grand Lodge of Vermont.

Robert G. Davis, 33˚, GC is the author of four books, including The Mason’s Words, outlining the history and evolution of the American Masonic ritual; Understanding Manhood in America, focusing on the fraternal quest for the ideals of masculinity; The Journey of the Elu to Enlightenment, providing a contemporary interpretation of the degrees of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite; and In Search of Light, a course of hieroglyphic and symbolic moral instruction for the Symbolic Lodge.

Darin A. Lahners, 32˚ is the current Secretary of the Illini High Twelve Club No. 768 in Champaign – Urbana (IL). He is also currently serving the Grand Lodge of the State of Illinois as District Education Officer for the 7th Eastern District.

Jeffrey Croteau is the Director of Library & Archives for the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library in Lexington, Massachusetts.

The Scottish Rite Cathedral is located at 383 E. Lake Street in Bloomingdale, Illinois 60108. 
Includes continental breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Breakfast/check-in start at 7am.

Speakers start at 8 am.

Members Only. Business attire is recommended.

No refunds will be issued for cancellations within 48 hours prior of event.

If you have any questions, please contact a Scottish Rite team member at (800) 774-3467 or email Reservations@ScottishRiteChicago.org.

For the safety of all attending, COVID restrictions and guidelines will be in place

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