The Mid-Atlantic Esotericon is the first of its kind conference for, and about Esoteric Masonry and Esoteric topics. Founded in 2019, our mission is to bring together like-minded individuals for a day of education, fellowship and immersion in an effort to break the stigma associated with Esoteric topics.
Update - Due to the current situation in Virginia surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, we have a date and location change for this years Esotericon. We do apologize for the inconvenience, especially to those of you who have already made travel reservations. Unfortunately, we don't forsee Virginia allowing gatherings as large as ours will be by the time Esotericon rolls around. The new date for Esotericon will be Saturday July 25th, and the conference will be virtual instead of in person. Details have been emailed to all attendees, additionally because the conference is virtual we are opening it up to additional attendees. Thank you for your understanding, and we hope that in 2021 Esotericon will be back to an in-person conference!
Hear our hosts talk to Brother Juan Sepulveda from RoadMap to Freemasonry talk about what motivated them to start up the Mid-Atlantic Esotericon.
Chuck is an advocate, facilitator, and consultant in contemplative practice. With more than 30 years in the professional fields of higher education and mental health, as well as in Masonry and other currents in the Western esoteric traditions, Chuck’s consistent commitment is to the actual practice of internal disciplines to facilitate and enhance experiences of initiation and transformation.
Donald McAndrews was raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason in Iowa in 1970 and has a Masonic career that spans several lifetimes. Most notably, Don has served as the Grand High Priest of Royal Arch Masons in Virginia in 2015, Most Illustrious Grand Master of Cryptic Masons in the District of Columbia in 2016 and is Past District Deputy Grand Master for the 4th Masonic District in the Grand Lodge of Virginia.
Bro Wäges 32°, is a member of the Blue Friars, Plano Lodge #768, Fate Lodge #802, the Dallas Valley of the AASR, Fellow of the Grand College of Rites, and several Lodges of Research. Editor of The Secret School of Wisdom, the Authentic Rituals and Doctrines of the Illuminati, L'École secrète de sagesse, Rituels et doctrines authentiques des Illuminati: Une école secrète de Sagesse, and On Materialism and Idealism. He is currently preparing the forthcoming books, Ecossais Masonry: A History of the High Degrees from the Scots Master to the Order of the Royal Secret, for SRRS, the Columbian Illuminati, The Improved System of the Illuminati.
Bro. Dave Bacon is a member of Philadelphia Lodge No. 177, in New Philadelphia, OH as well as Ashlar Lodge No. 639 in Twinsburg, OH. A lifelong artist and entrepreneur, Bro. Dave is the owner and operator of Spellbound Tattoos in Massillon, Ohio and has sought to blend the arts into Freemasonry with his previous work with Cornerstone Regalia and Ashlar Aprons. Bro. Dave is also passionate about esoteric subjects and has given lectures on symbolic interpretation throughout Ohio and Virginia. Bro. Dave has also written extensively about his Masonic experiences in his blog Between the Compasses.
Angel Millar is the author of The Three Stages of Initiatic Spirituality: Craftsman, Warrior, Magician, which explores the three archetypes, from their appearance in ancient, tribal society, through ancient Greek thought, Buddhism, and Hinduism to the martial arts, Kundalini, Tantra, inner alchemy, and psychology. Millar is also the author of several books on the history of Freemasonry and a well-lecturer on the subjects of self-mastery, spirituality, and esotericism. New Dawn magazine has described his work as “…of extraordinary importance in this time of cultural and even spiritual conflict.”
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.
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