Canonbury Masonic Research Centre|
(Canonbury Academy, 6 Canonbury Place,
London n1 2nq)
Head: 8th International Conference
Knowledge of the Heart: Gnostic
movements and secret traditions
This two-day conference will explore
the rich legacy of gnostic beliefs and secret
traditions from Sufism to the Gospel of
Judas, featuring an international forum
Roelof Van den Broek (Prof. Emeritus,
University of Utrecht, Hon. Doctor
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes,
Sorbonne, Paris): Spiritual Transformation
in Ancient Hermeticism and Gnosticism.
Richard Crane (Millennium Prestonian
Lecturer): A Brief Insight into Christian and
Islamic Mystical Experience.
Tobias Churton (Hon. Fellow of Exeter
University. Author/film-maker, Channel 4
award-winning Gnostic Series): Freemasonry:
a gnostic tradition?
Dr. Roger Dachez (Chargé d’enseignement,
Université Paris, Président de l’Institut
Alfred-Fournier, Paris): Martinist Orders
and Freemasonry in France.
Philip Davies (Prof. Emeritus Biblical
Studies, University of Sheffield):
Gnosticism and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Dr Peter Forshaw ( British Academy
Postdoctoral Fellow at Birkbeck, University
of London): The Influence of Corpus
Hermeticum on Early Modern Occult Philosophy.
Robert Gilbert (Author/Editor, Prestonian
Lecturer 1997): Follies of the Wise: Two
Centuries of the Western Vision of Gnosticism.
James M. Robinson (Prof. Emeritus of
Religion, Claremont Graduate University
USA, General Editor of Nag Hammadi
Library): The Sethian Gnostic Gospel of Judas.
Dr Leon Schlaam (Religious Studies,
University of Kent at Canterbury): Jung:
Gnostic or Kabbalist?
Prof. Madeleine Scopello (University de
Paris IV Sorbonne): The Temple as Symbol of
the Soul in the Nag Hammadi Scriptures.
Colin Wilson (Philosopher/Author of The
Outsider, Beyond The Occult): The Geography
Prof. Thierry Zarcone (Research Fellow,
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences
Sociales, Paris): Gnostic/Sufi Symbols and
Ideas in Turkish and Persian Freemasonry.
Public Lectures: Autumn 2006
Wednesdays: 7-9pm. Entry fee £7.
18 October: Gareth Knight: Dion Fortune
and the Masonic Tradition.
15 November: Charles “Chic” Cicero:
The Rosicrucian Vault: A Compendium of
the Universal Unity
For further information, tickets,
accommodation, meals and travel
contact: Carole McGilvery: 020 7226 6256.
Weekend conference fee £75.
Lunch £7 per day (optional).
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The Cornerstone Society|
The Cornerstone Society is hosting a lecture
tour for Brent Morris in November 2006.
Brent is one of the world’s foremost
Masonic scholars and is editor of the
Scottish Rite Journal of Freemasonry,
Southern Jurisdiction USA.
Brent, the author of several Masonic
titles including the recently published
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Freemasonry,
will also be talking to Lodges in Manchester,
Sheffield, London and the South East.
For full details go to
www.cornerstonesociety.com or write
to the secretary, details below, enclosing
a stamped addressed envelope.
The 2006 Northern Conference will
be held on Saturday, 11 November 2006
at Hemsley House, Salford, Greater
Manchester. Full details will be published
on the website in due course.
A programme of Cornerstone Society
lectures for Lodges throughout the year is
being put together, for which we have seen
considerable demand. Interested lodges are
invited to contact us.
Trials are in process at the moment of the
Lodge Orator scheme in several Provinces
in conjunction with Grand Lodge. As the
trials progress, details will be published.
Please check the website regularly for
details of developments.
For further specific information, please
or write to The Secretary, The Cornerstone
Society, ‘Bellfield’, 13 Victoria Road,
Lytham St Anne’s, Lancashire, fy8 1le.
Israel Masonic visit
Masons and their ladies are invited to a
second visit to Israel 11-19 September,
following the highly successful trip last
The group then attended Lodges in
Haifa, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and visited
Jaffa, the Roman amphitheatre at Caesarea,
the fortified city of Megiddo, built by King
Solomon in the 10th century BC and many
more major historical and Biblical sites.
This year’s tour will re-visit some of the
sites and include new ones. The group will
again attend three Lodges, including the
75th celebration of Lodge Reuven No 1,
the oldest Lodge under the Grand Lodge
of the State of Israel.
Yasha Beresiner, who conducted
last year’s tour, will lead this year’s visit.
For a full brochure contact:
Special Pilgrimages’ Christian Tours,
Tel: 01702 394000. Fax: 01702 359000.
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