General Grand Master’s Fire-Side Chat: Sunday November 22, 2020 at 3pm MDT (GMT-6)
Most Illustrious Companion Allan Silvestre
The General Grand Master’s Next Fire-Side Chat will be Sunday November 22, 2020 at 3pm Mountain Time. See below for the registration link. The first Fire-Side Chat went well and everyone had a great time.
A simple and powerful idea – we come together as Cryptic Masons once each month, learn something, and discuss anything that is reasonable for the venue. The format will be open and it will give you an opportunity to ask questions of me, on pretty much any topic, and share in fellowship with your Companions around the World; it is a chance to, as we say in Hawaii, talk story.
This month, Illustrious Companion Allan Silvestre will be presenting on “Purple Color: Origin and History”.
As a Cryptic Mason, the Purple color seems to be present around you; you can notice in your regalia, in some symbols, even your tie and suit sometimes. Some would say that when you combine Blue Lodge Masonry with Red Chapter Degrees, the Purple Cryptic Masonry will be the end of the Hiramic Masonry.
But how about the archeological and historical evidences for the use of this colour ? How religion, power and science could have influenced on its symbolic uses ? What a dog, a shell and a disease have in common and may spread light on this question?
We invite you on this historical journey, hoping that the meaning of the colour, around you, may never be the same!
Illustrious Companion Silvestre is a Chemistry Teacher and Researcher in History of Sciences, Religious Archeology, and Ancient Manuscripts. Masonically, he is a 33o Degree Member of the Scottish Rite, Past High Priest, Past Illustrious Master, Knights Templar, VIIo SRICF and a member of some English Orders and High Degrees in other Rites in Brazil.