X-OrienteAuthor: Eric Diamond
24 Aug 2017

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    083: Intelligentsia Inside

    In this episode we talk about some craziness in fake news (the real fake news, not the fake fake news) and an article on Elitism penned by Bro. Nick Johnson of the Millennial Freemason. Complete details and show notes at xoriente.com


  • Posted on 18 Aug 2017

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    082: Masonic Movies

    The show so good we did it twice! Well in truth we had tech issues last week that prevented us from completing the show, but we fixed them!

    In this episode, Jason and Eric count down our top 10 Masonic movies. Now unlike other Masonic movie lists, we wanted to find films that didn't necessarily contain direct Masonic references (like National Treasure), but we wanted to find films that reflected Masonic ideas, themes and values. Special thanks to the guys at Oriental for their recommendations. Special thanks to the guys at Oriental for their recommendations. Also, special thanks to my wife, Fran Diamond, for helping me find the clips.

    Our choices:

    10. The Matrix

    9. The Grand Budapest Hotel

    8. A Face In the Crowd

    7. The Fountain

    6. Spartacus

    5. The Seven Samurai

    4. Star Wars (Episode 4)

    3. Master & Commander

    2. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

    1. Henry V

    Links to all the clips can be found in the show notes at www.xoriente.com.

    NOTE: The clips contained in this episode are included and intended for commentary and critique, and represent fair use under generally accepted copyright law. But we're not lawyers.


  • Posted on 23 Jul 2017

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    081: Le Droit Humain

    In this episode, Eric and Jason talk with Heather D. Fulton, a member of Le Droit Humain. Le Droit Humain is a coed form of Freemasonry that is recognized by the Grand Orient de France, and while much smaller than our mainstream English style Freemasonry, they are just as active as our system.

    Heather was a lot of fun to talk to, and we think this was a conversation you won't want to miss.


  • Posted on 23 Jul 2017

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    080: Anti-Intellectualism and Masonry

    In this episode, Jason and Eric discuss anti-intellectualism, what it is and how it is affecting Masonry. This was recorded before our break, so ignore all the talk at the end about how we're taking off time. We took it, and we're back, baby!


  • Posted on 11 Jul 2017

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    079: Observance and Tradition

    Our first Live broadcast! In this episode, we discuss Traditional Observance and the Masonic Restoration Foundation: It's a force for good, but like any powerful idea, there are perils and pitfalls to watch out for.

    For additional show notes and links, go to the blog page


  • Posted on 05 Jun 2017

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