Saddleback Laguna 
Saddleback Laguna No. 672 Book Club 
Benjamin Franklin 

Receiving the degrees of Masonry is just the first step in any brother's Masonic journey.  As seekers of Light and Truth, and in the spirit of bettering ourselves as Freemasons, we are encouraged to continue our moral, intellectual, and spiritual growth through the reading of Masonic literature, as well as other non-Masonic literature that is aligned with Masonic teachings and values and has a clear nexus with Masonic formation.   

To facilitate this ongoing quest for knowledge, Saddleback Laguna Lodge No. 672 runs a Book Club that explores Freemasonry from many different angles.  Some of the readings will delve into the more speculative and esoteric topics of Freemasonry.  Other readings will explore the rich history of our ancient and honorable Fraternity. Still others will show us how to apply the teachings of our Craft to our everyday lives and conduct.  All readings will endeavor to make us better Masons.

There is no need to sign up for, or become a "member" of, the Book Club.  To participate, a brother may simply obtain a copy of the book or other reading material, and show up at the announced meeting having done the reading and being prepared to discuss it with an open mind and brotherly love.  In some instances, the number of participants may be limited depending on the venue, in which case an RSVP or event registration may be required.

While most of the readings will be restricted to Master Masons, we will on occasion cover material that is suitable for the Entered Apprentice and Fellowcraft Mason. (See the "Further Reading" section for more information on relevant and appropriate reading for these degrees.)

Next Reading

 

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The Lost Symbol

by Dan Brown

Our next meeting of the Book Club will be on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. At this meeting, we will be discussing the The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown.

From Amazon:

"Famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon answers an unexpected summons to appear at the U.S. Capitol Building. His planned lecture is interrupted when a disturbing object—artfully encoded with five symbols—is discovered in the building. Langdon recognizes in the find an ancient invitation into a lost world of esoteric, potentially dangerous wisdom. When his mentor Peter Solomon—a longstanding Mason and beloved philanthropist—is kidnapped, Langdon realizes that the only way to save Solomon is to accept the mystical invitation and plunge headlong into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and one inconceivable truth . . . all under the watchful eye of Dan Brown's most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol is an intelligent, lightning-paced story with surprises at every turn..."

You can obtain the book on Amazon in both paper and electronic format at a reasonable price.

Prior to the meeting, we will be sending out a list of questions to all attendees to encourage thought and foster discussion.

We hope to see you there!


September 13, 2016 - 7:00PM-9:00PM

Location:  Bro. Kenneth Bennett's House

This is a convivial as well as an educational gathering so please feel free to bring a favorite beverage to share, if you like.

Space is limited at Bro. Bennett's house, so please RSVP by registering here online.

For any questions, please contact Bro. Kenneth Bennett at seniorwarden@saddlebacklaguna672.org.

If you have any questions about the Book Club, please contact Bro. Kenneth Bennett at seniorwarden@saddlebacklaguna672.org.

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