Speaker for 31 March 2021: W. Bro. Joe Martinez, “The Osirian Mythos and its Connection to Freemasonry”

Bro. Joe is currently serving as Senior Warden of Manasseh Lodge No. 182, A.F.&A.M., of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

He is also a member of the premier Esoteric Lodge in DC, Benjamin B. French Lodge No. 15, FAAM. He is a Master Mason in Maryland, Massachusetts, and the UGLE. He is a member of Royal Arch (High Priest in 2017-2018), Cryptic Council, Commandery, the Allied Masonic Degrees, AASR SJ, Knight Masons, YRSC, and the Operatives.

Bro. Joe enjoys focusing on and researching the Initiatic Experience, Rituals of Initiation, and the Mysteries of Ancient Civilizations, as well as the relation between modern science and Gnostic teachings.

“The Osirian Mythos and its Connection to Freemasonry” – This presentation details known research on the life, death, and rebirth of the God-King Osiris, the mystical Trinity inherent to the Legend, and the allegoires of the story itself. It also displays some similarities or conenctions between this ancient myth and more contemporary Initatic systems – most notably Craft Masonry.