The Winding Stairs Freemasonry Podcast | Created by a Freemason for those interested in the Study of Freemasonry and the Art of Self Improvement

What is Freemasonry? Are the Freemasons really a Secret Society? How can the Masonic Journey transform a good man into a better man? The honorable fraternity of Freemasonry has endured for centuries and has been present in some of the greatest moments in modern history. What sets Masons apart from an ordinary man? The answer to these and many questions are explained in this Masonic Podcast. Created by a Master Mason for Masons and those interested in knowing more about Masonry and the Art of Self improvement.

48:40 2022-06-21
Improving Masonic education should be a top priority for every Lodge leader. But how does one go about making the Masonic learning experience better for our Brethren?  In this episode of The Winding Stairs Freemasonry Podcast, we have a conversation with...
16:52 2022-06-14
The Lewis Jewel commemorates the long legacy of fathers and son who share a common bond with our Fraternity.  Imagine having to lift and reposition hundreds or thousands of stones  The Lewis is a tool used by operative masons to facilitate the lifting a...
21:56 2022-06-07
In order for a structure to be soundly built, it has to rest upon a solid level foundation. Otherwise, the higher it rises, the more unstable it becomes. In Freemasonry, we stand before our Brothers as an Upright Man and are instructed to act as such. Tod...
26:19 2022-05-31
What does it mean to meet on the level? It means that regardless of your economic, social, or religious background when you meet with other Brothers, you are equals. As Freemasons, we are called to regard the entirety of the human race as One Family. Ther...
24:09 2022-05-24
What do Masons get out of traveling Masonically. In other words, what does a Freemason gain from visiting other Lodges and other Masonic Jurisdictions in their travels. The short answer is, A LOT!  On this episode of The Winding Stairs, we invite you to ...
38:02 2022-05-17
Our stated meetings don't have a reputation for being the most amazing in the world. Honestly, sometimes our meetings resemble more a HOA meeting than anything else. But it doesn't have to be that way. Our Fraternity has a long tradition of bestowing the ...
25:00 2022-05-10
Hey Juan, where have you been? You may have been wondering why hasn't there been an episode of The Winding Stairs Freemasonry Podcast in such a long time. Did I hang up my Masonic Apron? Did I turn in my Masonic Regalia and walked away from the Fraternity...
25:32 2019-09-25
Mentioned in this episode: 6 Tips to improve your Lodge's Masonic Education Join our Applied Freemasonry program. Support for The Winding Stairs Freemasonry Podcast This program is made possible in part by the generous support of our exclusive group of...
28:12 2019-08-28
Freemasonry Down Under | The Uniqueness of Australian Masonry Freemasonry down under may be slightly different than what you may think. The structure of the organization is very interesting in a way that allows for the ritual to be separate from the admin...
22:08:27 2019-08-20
Is a Freemason a Gentleman? It is said that Freemasonry takes good men and makes them better. When applied effectively, any man who follows the tenets of Freemasonry will begin to resemble more and more what we call a gentleman. But, are all Masons gentle...
43:55 2019-08-12
Have you ever been traveling and thought to yourself “I wonder if there is a Lodge nearby.”? Don’t you wish that you knew which Lodges are near you, when they meet, and if they are in amity with your Grand Lodge? Well, if you own a smartphone, you c...
24:57 2019-08-05
Although pop culture has a very twisted idea of what The Order of the Illuminati really is or was, there is scholarly work being done today by prominent historian and researchers. Fortunately, some of these professionals are Brothers and have done amazing...
48:21 2019-07-31
Virtual Freemasonry A replacement for traditional Lodges? In the 21st Century, there is no shortage of technologies that can facilitate communication. With the advent of social media, many people have resorted to getting less and less involved in physical...
13:59 2019-07-22
Masonic Music for Lodges A few episodes ago we sat down for a conversation with Brother Joscar Poerschke, composer and pianist. This talented Brother has put together a collection of music designed to accompany our beautiful rituals. When played by an exp...
35:24 2019-07-15
How does a Meaningful Lodge Experience look like? When you first set foot into a stated meeting as a Master Mason, was the experience everything you expected it to be? Do you think that your Lodge's meetings have room for improvement? On this episode of T...
34:56 2019-07-08
In this episode, I sit down for a conversation with a very talented Brother who is a composer, writer, and film-maker. As the Director and Producer of films like 33 & Beyond and the upcoming documentary titled “Illuminated”, Bro:. Royal pulls back the...
29:47 2019-06-30
Masonic Lodge Secretary The Masonic Lodge Secretary is one of the Lodge Officer positions. A very challenging Masonic leadership position that could be incredibly fulfilling when performed in an organized manner. In this episode of The Winding Stairs Free...
33:08 2019-03-02
Masonic Ritual Music may not be prominent in today's Lodges, but being one of the most evolved Liberal Arts, it can have a profound effect in an initiates experience. Join me as I share an amazing composition for Piano by W. B. Joscar Poerschke that can b...
42:27 2018-06-28
100 Days | A Conversation with Robert Bone of In The Chair Podcast When we are about to start something we've never done before, we often feel overwhelmed. But why should we go through so much trouble, when so many others have gone this way before us?  O...
18:52 2017-04-20
Do you love Masonry? Do you love playing with Lego Building Blocks? If you answered yes to these two seemingly disparate questions, then you are up for a treat! On this episode of The Winding Stairs, I speak with Bro. Joshua Poole about a proposed model ...
39:13 2016-12-29
Do you know yourself? Really, think about it... Do you really know yourself? http://www.TheWindingStairs.com/KnowThyselfBook I had the pleasure of sitting with Bro. Michael "The Voice" Schiavello to speak about the proper way to use the lessons of Freemas...
37:42 2016-12-20
22 Months | A Conversation with Bro. Jon Ruark On this episode of The Winding Stairs, we finalize our conversation about One Day Classes by confronting our opinion with hard facts. Bro. Jon Ruark conducted a comprehensive survey of Freemasonry Membership ...
35:40 2016-12-14
Blue Lightning | A Conversation with Bro. Chris Hodapp On this episode of The Winding Stairs, we tackle a very contentious topic, One Day Classes. I recently asked The Winding Stairs Facebook Group Members "What is your opinion about One Day Classes in Fr...
27:39 2016-11-10
Behave Like a Mason The 4 Places you are expected to behave like a Mason Where should we behave like a Mason? The answer should be simple, Everywhere. However, I selected four places where your behavior as a Mason can have a rippling effect. The benefits ...
26:34 2016-08-26
On this episode of The Winding Stairs, we tackle a very contentious topic, One Day Classes. I recently asked The Winding Stairs Facebook Group Members "What is your opinion about One Day Classes in Freemasonry?" and the result was shocking. Not only did I...
23:16 2016-01-28
Living Stones A conversation with Robert Herd On this episode of The Winding Stairs, we have a conversation with Brother Robert Herd, publisher of Living Stones Magazine. Bro. Herd discusses his early days in Freemasonry, the importance of the Liberal Ar...
24:44 2015-12-30
  Living Stones A conversation with Robert Herd On this episode of The Winding Stairs, we have a conversation with Brother Robert Herd, publisher of Living Stones Magazine. Bro. Herd discusses his early days in Freemasonry, the importance of the Liberal...
31:34 2015-09-30
The Pact A conversation with Robert P. Lewis On this episode of The Winding Stairs, we have a conversation with Former Green Beret and Author Bro:. Robert P. Lewis. He joins us for an insightful conversation about his life journey and the role that Freema...
15:48 2015-05-19
Measured Improvements You can't improve what you don't measure. As we continue to mature, we become aware of areas of our life that need improvement. Although we might have the right intention to improve upon those areas of our life, we may fail to make ...
15:38 2015-04-20
Replacing Habits Hijacking the triggers that keep you stuck! We are creatures of habits. Sometimes we unconsciously fall into cycles and habits that are very challenging to overcome. It is not that we are not strong enough, but the mechanism by which we a...
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