Stated Meeting
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

Stated Meeting

Join us at Libertyville Lodge #492 for our second Stated Meeting of June.  This will be our last regularly scheduled Stated Meeting until September 14, 2018 as we go dark during the months of July and August.

Dinner at 6pm. Meeting starts at 7pm.

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Two Night Event with Greg Kaminsky
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Two Night Event with Greg Kaminsky

You can purchase tickets to the event using Eventbrite on Facebook HERE

May 10th - Celestial Intelligences: The Syncretic Angelology & Spiritual Ascent of Renaissance Philosopher Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

This presentation will explore the syncretic ideas of Italian Renaissance philosopher Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (“Pico”) (1463-1494) and his angelology in order to interpret the process of spiritual ascension that he prescribed in his Oration (1486). This process drew from philosophic and western wisdom traditions but primarily involved the emulation of angels. Central to Pico’s spiritual system was a philosophical analysis of specific characteristics of angelic orders and their hierarchy. Pico developed his own unique arrangement of traditional Jewish and Christian angelic orders to support his anthropology. He argued that humans have the potential to not only walk among the angels, but, in fact, fully to unite with the divine without human mediation even before death. Inextricably intertwined with Pico’s angelology was the biblical story of Jacob’s ladder and its symbolism, as well as the Jewish Kabbalistic Tree of Life, and the ancient tradition from which it originated. Pico’s conception of the Cherubim as the angelic order that could, by example, guide humanity to an individual gnosis, or even theosis (union with, or metamorphosis from human to divine), demonstrated his syncretic thinking, combining elements of both tradition and originality.

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About Greg Kaminsky:

Brother Greg Kaminsky is a scholar of Western esotericism, recently completing a graduate degree in Medieval Studies. Greg has been a lifelong student of history, religion, and esotericism since his upbringing. In addition to pursuing these interests academically, Greg is the creator, producer, and co-host of a long-running podcast (Occult of Personality) that explores the esoteric with authors and experts in the field. His desire to create the podcast in 2006 began with a life-long compulsion to learn more about ancient civilizations, world religions, symbolism, and the underlying hidden wisdom which they contain, but only convey to the initiated. With well over 180 episodes completed and thousands of listeners every month, the podcast continues to grow in popularity and prestige. As part of the journey to learn about the esoteric while doing the podcast, he was initiated into several traditions including Freemasonry.

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Two Night Event with Greg Kaminsky
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Two Night Event with Greg Kaminsky

Purchase tickets through Eventbrite on Facebook HERE

This is one ticket and both nights! You can come to both or just one. Same price. This is an extremely rare opportunity. 

May 9th - The Kabbalistic Alchemy of David Chaim Smith "Kabbalah for understanding. Alchemy for practice. Gnosis for truth."

In this presentation, Greg will talk about the theory, symbolism, and practical aspects of contemplative mysticism as expounded in Smith's work. Additionally, he will cover some of the material included in Smith's upcoming book Bath of Bright Silence (Now available), including the resurrection and reanimation of a contemplative practice that originated with the thirteenth-century Iyyun circle. "Deep Principles of Kabbalistic Alchemy elaborates upon an array of symbols designed to guide the reader toward the ground of all phenomena, referred to as En Sof (no end) in kabbalah. The material is presented in clear yet esoteric terms, free from the common tendencies of psychologization, new-age dilution, and religious mythology.

It is a rare opportunity for deep consideration of profound mysteries that cannot be summarily addressed with conventional language and theoretical speculation, ultimately offering a living tradition into a rare and powerful style of mystical practice." 

Copies of David Chaim Smith's most recent two books Deep Principles of Kabbalistic Alchemy and the new Bath of Bright Silence will be available for purchase!

About the Author:

"David Chaim Smith was born in 1964 in Queens, New York. His early career was as a visual artist throughout the 1980s. In 1990 he began an immersion into the root sources of Alchemy and the Hermetic and Hebrew traditions of the Kabbalah. In 1996 he abandoned visual art for a total dedication to spiritual practice, from which came a unique blend of practical mysticism and creative innovation. This blend coalesced while working with an obscure thirteenth-century text called The Fountain of Wisdom, which he mapped out diagrammatically in notebooks during his ten-year hiatus from visual art. The resulting symbol vocabulary served as the basis for his 2006 return to art, generating the content for several books. He currently lives in the suburbs of New York City with his wife, Rachel."
 

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Chili Cook Off
Jan
28
12:00 PM12:00

Chili Cook Off

Join Libertyville Lodge #492 for our Inaugural Chili Cook-Off.  

Members of the Lodge will be making their cherished family recipes in a contest to show off who has the best chili or soup in Lodge. 

This event is open to the public and admission is $5 for all the soup of chili you can eat! 

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Board Game Day
Jan
13
12:00 PM12:00

Board Game Day

Join Libertyville Lodge for our first ever Board Game Day!

We will have plenty of family favorite games available to play, along with games you may have never heard of.  Demos of games will be given throughout the afternoon, so even if you've never played a board game, you can learn a new game or two!

Families are welcomed to this event, as we will have board games for all ages and skill levels available to play.  

Attendees are also encouraged to bring their favorite game!

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Highway Cleanup
Dec
17
1:30 PM13:30

Highway Cleanup

  • 28440-28498 County Hwy V61 Wauconda, IL, 60084 United States (map)
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Join members of Libertyville Lodge as we meet to clean up our adopted portion of highway.  Many hands make light work, and all Masons (or those interested in becoming Masons), family, and friends are invited.  After the work is completed, we will retire for food, beverage, and fellowship!
 

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Libertyville Lodge Holiday Party
Dec
16
6:00 PM18:00

Libertyville Lodge Holiday Party

Historically, Libertyville Lodge held an annual Christmas Party for our Brothers and their families.  After many years of hiatus, we are bringing back the holiday cheer! 

Please join us for an evening of fun with the whole family.  We will screen classic Christmas movies, enjoy seasonal treats, have a White Elephant gift exchange, and Santa may even make an appearance...

White Elephant Exchange: If you would like to participate in the exchange (adults only, please), wrap and bring a gift along with you.  $10-15 value, no alcohol!

Holiday Treats: Do you have a favorite holiday recipe you'd like to share?  Please consider volunteering to bring some seasonal baked goods to pass!  Hot chocolate, coffee, and eggnog will be provided.
 

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Lake County School of Instruction @ Waukegan Lodge No. 78
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Lake County School of Instruction @ Waukegan Lodge No. 78

The School of Instruction is open to all Master Masons who wish to learn the ritual and floor work for opening and closing lodge and the three degrees. The instructors are Grand Lecturers or Certified Lodge Instructors.

The host lodge typically opens at 6pm for dinner.

There is a Masters and Wardens meeting with the DDGM each month at 6:30pm.

Ritual Instruction on Rod Work, Due Guards, Signs begins at 7pm.

The program starts at 7:15pm and goes until 9pm

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Lake County School of Instruction @ A O Fay Lodge No. 676
Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Lake County School of Instruction @ A O Fay Lodge No. 676

The School of Instruction is open to all Master Masons who wish to learn the ritual and floor work for opening and closing lodge and the three degrees. The instructors are Grand Lecturers or Certified Lodge Instructors.

The host lodge typically opens at 6pm for dinner.

There is a Masters and Wardens meeting with the DDGM each month at 6:30pm.

Ritual Instruction on Rod Work, Due Guards, Signs begins at 7pm.

The program starts at 7:15pm and goes until 9pm

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Double First Degree and Stated Meeting
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Double First Degree and Stated Meeting

This will be a busy night at Libertyville #492! We will start the night off by brining two new guys into our wonderful fraternity. After the Degree, we will move directly into our first and only Stated Meeting for the month of November.

We encourage all who are able to come out to this meeting! It's great to see sidelines full of brethren for a degree and we will have a lot to cover in the business portion of the meeting.

Dinner starts at 6:00pm and the degree will start at 7:00pm.

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