Philosophy is at the core of what Robert is after. Having grown up in Italy and being exposed to the culture and much of the renaissance art and literature, Freemasonry became a natural place for him to gravitate toward. He is an avid musician and writer. He’s written for several print magazines and blogs on subjects ranging from Firearms and Medical Ethics to Theology and Comparative Religions. Robert’s primary studies are in philosophy and mathematics. He also holds an honorary Doctorate Degree in Philosophy in Religion. Currently, Robert works as an executive in the medical industry. He received his degrees from Waukegan Lodge No. 78, becoming Worshipful Master in 2014. He’s since served as both a District Education Officer and a District Deputy Grand Master. He currently serves on the Grand Lodge of Illinois’ Education Committee and is the Grand Superintendant for the Allied Masonic Degrees for Illinois. He is also the author of How to Charter a Lodge: A No-Nonsense, Unsanctioned Guide and co-author of It’s Business Time: Adapting a Corporate Path for Freemasonry, and The Master’s Word, A Short Treatise on the Light, the Word and the Self. He has also republished other various works.
The Philosophy of Kings: Friedrich Nietzsche’s Übermensch and the Royal Art – 45 Minutes
The philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche changed the world. His approach to individual responsibility and the progress of humanity was stark and uncomforting at times. His idea of a “Perfected Man” the Übermensch, can almost be seen as blasphemous within religious circles, similarly–making oneself better through experience and perspective is exactly what Freemasonry calls us to do and is in simpatico with religious viewpoints. In this lecture–we’ll explore these concepts and their interrelations.
The Masonic Pub-Crawl – Freemasonry in America and Its Colonial Tavern Beginnings – 40 Minutes
An examination of Freemasonry as it existed in the days that lead up to America’s decree of independence. Exclusive rare documents will blow your mind!
They Know Not What They Do – The Esoteric Freemason’s Uninformed Obsession with C.W. Leadbeater – 60 Minutes
Freemasons and occultists fondly speak of and revere this apparent titan of the mystical. This presentation exposes him for who he was….
Adeptus Realist – The Life of a Servant: Paul Foster Case – 60 Minutes
Many know that Paul Case was a prolific writer and interpreter of the Tarot. His life of service to man goes largely unknown and uncelebrated. Here, we aim to change that.
The Legend of Adam’s Grave – 45 Minutes
In this lecture, we explore the literal interpretations of Adam from Genesis, his relation to Freemasonry, and have an exploration of just where his body could be found today!
Freemasonry – A History of Mystery – 40 Minutes
Where did we come from really? What is the purpose of our existence? What is the divine revelation of our ritual? In this keynote address, we explore all these things and by the end–you’ll be ready to work with your lodge and change the world.
Complimentary Arts of Freemasonry and Tarot – 40 Minutes
This presentation will show the similarities that exist between Freemasonry and Tarot. Both arts aim to make a person better through a system of contemplation and action. We’re not divining or conjuring anything but our own good works!
Esoterics 101 – The Quantum Series Pt.1 – 45 Minutes
Designed to be a beginning look into the deeper mysteries of Freemasonry. Ideal for a lodge that needs exposure to the concept of “esoteric Masonry”. Schools of wisdom, hidden symbolism, and hints at an ultimate Revelation are explored.
The Tetragrammaton (Lost Word) – The Quantum Series Pt.2 – 50 Minutes
This lecture explores the entire concept of the Lost Word. What it is, the divine secret, its history in countless religions and dares to bridge the gap between myth and science. In this lecture, we begin to dive into the world of quantum physics where we find a key to the Lost Word and finally another key to the Revelation.
Quantum Entanglement and Apotheosis – The Quantum Series Pt.3 – 45 Minutes
This fun and intriguing exploration defines cultural and religious ideas of life and death, examines the science behind the world we live in and what we perceive as reality. Myths, dogma, mathematical theory, and proven science converge, giving the audience proof positive through the Aristotelian method, of infinite consciousness, life after death, and even manifesting reality. By the end of this lecture, you’ll have no doubt about how to achieve immortality in the truest sense.
Connecting Masons Through Technology – 30
MinutesThis lecture teaches lodges what’s needed and what’s seen as important in the 21st century in Freemasonry. How to connect, how to be seen, how to be discovered, and staying relevant in the digital world. Optional workshops on social media, website creation, etc can be scheduled.
The Rite of Memphis – A History – 35 Minutes
This presentation goes through the “who, what, and where” of the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis. Decadent, scandalous, and finally, irregular! This presentation is wonderful for lodges looking for interesting history within the Fraternity.
It’s Business Time – 60 Minutes
This presentation walks through the concepts contained in It’s Business Time: Adapting a Corporate Path for Freemasonry. Timeless business practices that made fortune 50 companies successful are examined in a way that adapts them to the Fraternity to bring about that same success. A joint presentation with the authors, Jon T. Ruark and Robert H. Johnson.
Finding Truth – How To Do Masonic Research – 30 Minutes
In this one, I focus on what you need to do to establish yourself as an authority in Masonic writing. Pitfalls to avoid. How to stop critiques before they happen.
The Ark and Freemasonry – 35 Minutes
I’ll explore the legend of the Ark of the Covenant, historical facts, its relationship to Freemasonry, and of course, its occult significance.
Freemasonry – A History of Mystery – 40 Minutes
Where did we come from really? What is the purpose of our existence? What is the divine revelation of our ritual? In this keynote address, we explore all these things, and by the end–you’ll be ready to work with your lodge and change the world.
Practicing the Art of our Mysteries – 90 minutes
In this ninety-minute presentation, I will help the group engage in a dialogue where we’ll explore the Masonic ritual in terms of personal experiences. Participants will consider questions like, “How do I express my free will without infringing on the free will of others?” or “How do the duties of the Tyler help me in my day-to-day life?“ This talk will give each Brother a simple, repeatable process consisting of silent introspection, written reflection, and verbal dialogue with others that they can use to make deep, personal connections to the Craft’s symbolism. This process will enable every Freemason to improve their understanding of self and their relationships with others.
Travel Information – Robert is willing to travel globally provided transportation and lodging are covered by the host. Virtual presentations are also available.