Your humble blogger has been shirking his duties in the quarry and has some older - but exceptional - news from Harmonie Lodge. Since one of the symbols of Harmonie is Janus - it seems fitting to make this one a double-header.
Part two was an education in the production and flavors of Mezcal and how they differ from region to region - dependent on the type, growth and processing of the agave. He also brought samples from the region where he does missionary work.
On October 12'th - W. Nathan Shoff made a triumphal return to Harmonie Lodge to give a wonderful presentation on circumambulation within the lodge and what it means in our ritual.
He talked about ambulation and circumambulation through history in various religious ceremonies as well as it's place in the various Mysterious Schools - hitting on the importance of direction, how it related to the cosmos, sacred geometry and the body itself.
Links for those interested in more information:
NY DeMolay - http://www.nydemolay.org/
Ed Drave's reviews on Mezcal - https://davemillersmexico.wordpress.com/the-buffalo-mezcalero-samples-all-our-dmx-mezcal-reviews/