Daniel Molina was born in Englewood, New Jersey, on February 26th, 1994, and his family relocated to Miami, Florida, shortly after. He has lived there ever since. He was raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on November 1st, 2016, in Hibiscus Lodge #275, and he served as Worshipful Master of Hibiscus Lodge #275 in 2020 and 2021. In addition, for Florida’s 27th Masonic District, he is the Committeeman for Masonic Education for Right Worshipful Adrian Castro. Daniel is a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Miami; he is a member of Mi-Am-I Grotto; in 2021, he was the Chapter Dad of South Miami DeMolay Chapter, and is now an advisor at large for the state. Outside of the Craft, Daniel received a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a Minor in Religious Studies from Florida International University. In 2013, he won the FCSAA award for best fiction story in the state of Florida for his short story titled “Elevator.” In 2020, he wrote the Forward for the Reflective Freemason: a Journaling Experience published by the First Three Knocks Masonic Podcast. He was the guest editor for the Fraternal Review’s June 2021 issue discussing Stoicism and Freemasonry, and he has appeared on various podcasts
Hiramic Meditations: How Freemasonry Crafts a Stoic Lifestyle – 45-60 Minutes
The presentation introduces the school of thought known as Stoicism, provides an introduction to three Stoic thinkers (Zeno, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius), and explores Stoic thought expressed in the blue lodge degrees’ lessons and symbols. In turn, understanding the similarities between constructing the Masonic spiritual temple and constructing the Stoic “Inner Citadel” provides a better understanding for society and Masons alike of the character-building philosophy that Freemasonry teaches its members to actively apply inside and outside of the Lodge room.
The Taxil Hoax: A Conspiracy Against Freemasonry – 45-60 Minutes
The presentation explores who “Leo Taxil” was, the genesis of “the Taxil Hoax,” misinformation the hoax propagated in the 1800s, and the revelation of the hoax on April 19th, 1897 along with highlighting the lasting influence it’s had on society’s perception of Freemasonry that continues to this day.
Travel information: Daniel is available for virtual presentations. For tiled and non-tiled events that require travel of any kind, please contact him directly for more information.