Chuck Dunning

Sep 232019

Certain faculties of man are directed toward the Unknown–thought, meditation, prayer. The unknown is an ocean, of which conscience is the compass. Thought, meditation, prayer, are the great mysterious pointings of the needle. It is a spiritual magnetism that thus connects the human soul with the Deity. These majestic irradiations of the soul pierce through the shadow toward the light.

Albert Pike, Morals & Dogma, p. 9

We are to hear and read and meditate, that we may act well; and the action of Life is itself the great field for spiritual improvement.

Albert Pike, Morals & Dogma, p. 243

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Sep 232019

Friday, October 11, 2019
9:00pm – Meditation Session #1 (Rose Room)

Saturday, October 12
7:00am – Meditation Session #2 (Rose Room)
4:00pm – Meditation Session #3 (Rose Room)
6:00pm – Business Meeting and Induction Ceremony (Assyrian Room)

Sunday, October 13
7:00am – Meditation Session #4 (Rose Room)

Candidates are welcome to attend Friday at 9pm, Saturday at 7am, and Sunday at 7am. The other sessions, business meeting, and induction ceremony are open to all Scottish Rite Masons of at least the 14th degree.

Apr 032019

Here is the schedule of meditations during the reunion (Rose Room):
Thursday, April 4: 8:00pm
Friday, April 5: 7:30am, 2:30pm
Saturday, April 6: 7:30am, 2:30pm
Sunday, April 7: 7:30am

The Academy of Reflection Induction Ceremony & Business Meeting will be in the Assyrian Room, Friday, April 5, beginning at 9:15pm or immediately after the KSA procession. All Scottish Rite Masons of at least the 14th degree are welcome to attend. We will have at least two new members inducted, Bro. Randy Sanders and Bro. Matt Coppel. We will also execute the Memorandum of Agreement for the Oakland Academy in Formation and for the Santa Barbara Academy in Formation, and ceremonially authorize Bro. Jonathan Prestage and Bro. Larry Cook to serve as their respective Prospective Superintendents.