X-Oriente
The New Voice of Brotherhood

Jason and Eric discuss the idea that there are winners and losers in Freemasonry and how that might help and hurt the Craft as a whole.

Direct download: 106.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:15pm CDT

One way to lessen the effect of ego and improve well-being is through meditation and the practice of Mindfulness. Visit the show notes at www.xoriente.com to access a bunch of useful tools and resources to help you get started or get better.

Direct download: 105.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:08pm CDT

Jason said, "Masonry's biggest problem is Ego." Eric wanted to know more. In this episode we talk about how ego can get in the way of the Craft.

Direct download: 104.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:03pm CDT

We talk about the need to change all the time, but HOW should we innovate in Freemasonry? What is permissible to innovate? Eric and Jason discuss ways to framing the problems and an approach to iterative innovation that preserves what is essential about the Craft.

This episode was damaged when our systems crashed during the live broadcast. We've spliced together nearly all of the content. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Direct download: 103.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:55pm CDT

"The map is not the terrain, we are told." In this episode, Jason and Eric (and our Live audience) explore the importance of symbols, how symbols work, and finally banish the word "symbology" from the lexicon.

Direct download: 102.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:46pm CDT

In this episode Jason and Eric are joined by Chris Hodapp to discuss his recent blog entry The Decline of Men, and what Freemasons Need to Do About It.

We had some technical issues with Chris' audio, we apologize for the difficulty. We think it is worth the listen.

Direct download: 101.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:14pm CDT

While Jason is still completing his invasion of the European continent, Eric is joined by special guest host Juan Sepulveda. In addition to being one of the hosts of The Masonic Roundtable and host of The Winding Stairs podcasts, Bro. Sepulveda is an accomplished artist, and creator of a unique Masonic education program called Applied Freemasonry. In this episode we explore how we can make the tools of Masonry more applicable to everyday life.

Direct download: 100.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:52pm CDT

Join special guest host Jason Richards from the Masonic Roundtable and Eric Diamond as they discuss that we as Freemasons should expect but don't get, and what we shouldn't feel entitled to. 
 
 
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:34pm CDT

Eric and Jason discuss the elements of Enlightenment thinking and what we need to do to get better at it.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:53pm CDT

Jason and Eric discuss two paths in Freemasonry: The path of Enlightenment philosophy and the path of Esoteric philosophy and why both are critical to Freemasonry's survival.

We reference Antoine Faivre's excellent paper "The Two Lights: Thoughts On Two Constituative Lights of Masonic History" published in A Path to Freemasonry: the International Review of Villard DeHonnecourt, the Research Journal of the GLNF.

Direct download: 097.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:15pm CDT