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contributors

 
 

Wayne Arner is a Past Master of South Denver Lodge No. 93 A.F. & A.M.  He currently serves as Treasurer for the Scottish Rite in the Valley of Denver.  Read his article on the gravesite of John Wilkes Booth in Leadville, CO, in Issue 4.

 

Yasha Beresiner is a Past Master of Quator Coronati Lodge No. 2076 in London, U.K, the premiere research Lodge in the world.  Read his article on the Masonic Lodge in Bath in Issue 8 of the Rocky Mountain Mason.

 

W. Steve Burkle is a member of Scioto Lodge No. 6, in Ohio, and regular contributor to the Pietre-Stones website for Masonic research.  He currently serves as the Chief Adept of the Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis, Utah College.

 

Patrick Dey is a member of Nevada Lodge No. 4 A.F. & A.M., a Lodge with no address due to a curious unraveling of circustances.  He is an architectual technologist working in Denver, a Masonic histiographer, and a regular contributor to the Rocky Mountain Mason.

 

Bob Elsloo is the Grand Master of Masons of Colorado.  Read about his induction into the "Order of the Galluses" in Issue 3.

 

Hugh Ferdows is a Grand Officer of the Grand Lodge of Iran in Exile.  Read his article Origins of Freemasonry  in Issue 1.

 

Dr. Reza Farrokh, Ph.D. is a Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Iran in Exile.  Read his article The Marriage of Mithraism and Christianity in Issue 4.

 

Dr. Robert A. Gilbert is a Past Master of Quator Coronati Lodge No. 2076, the premiere research Lodge in the world, and a past Editor of the famed research journal Ars Quatuor Coronati.  He is an accomplished author on Rosicrucian topics and the Golden Dawn with several titles availble worldwide.  He is also the curator of A.E. Waite's writings.  Read his article on Rosicrucianism: what it was, what it is, and what it should be in Issue 9.

 

Eric Groves is an Attorney and Past Master of Mesa Lodge No. 55 A.F. & A.M. in Grand Junction.  Read his Master's Message in Issue 4.

editor-in-chief
 

Ben Williams is a Past Master of Norwood Lodge No. 111 and Telluride Lodge No. 56 A.F. & A.M.  He serves as Secretary of Research Lodge of Colorado.  He is a member of many Masonic organizations.  As an author, he has contributed to the Knight Templar Magazine, the Royal Arch Mason Magazine, and to the Colorado Section of the Scottih Rite Journal, as well as other, non-Masonic publications.  He serves the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the USA as a member ot the Editorial Review Board for the Knight Templar magazine.  He lives in Littleton with his wife Tiffany.

some of our writers
 
 

Dr. David Harrison has a doctorate in early Masonic history from the University of Liverpool in the UK. Author of several books on the subject of Masonic history and philosophy, Dr. Harrison is a welcome addition to the Rocky Mountain Mason.

Karl Hinkle is a Past Grand Master of Masons in Colorado, and a Past Master of Enlightenment Lodge No. 198 A.F. & A.M.  Read his Grand Master's Oration in Issue 1.

 

Charles Johnson is a Past Grand Master of Masons in Colorado and regular contributor to the Rocky Mountain Mason.  Read his stories from the road – Traveling Gavel – throughout Volume 1.

 

Bro. Niall Johnson is a Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies for the United Grand Lodge of England.  Read his examination of freedom in the First Degree, A Free Man, in Issue 7.

 

Rodney Johnson is a Past Grand Master of Masons in Colorado and regular contributor to the Rocky Mountain Mason.  He also serves as Chair of our Editorial Advisory Board.

 

Aaron Klostermeyer is a Past Master of Paul Revere Lodge No. 130 A.F. & A.M. in Westminster, CO, and a Past Wise Master of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Rose Croix.  He is also a member of the Rocky Mountain Mason editorial advisory board.

 

Michael McMillan is a Past Grand Master of Masons in Colorado and a regular contributor to the Rocky Mountain Mason. His is also a member of the Rocky Mountain Mason editorial advisory board. Read his series, Stations and Places, in Volumes 2 and 3.

 

Mike Moore is the Junior Grand Steward of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Colorado A.F. & A.M., a Masonic historian with a focus on the Wild West, and a regular contributor to the Rocky Mountain Mason.

 

 

John Palmer is a Past Grand Master of Masons of Tennessee and the current editor of the Knights Templar Magazine, the publication of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States.  Read his article on Theories of the Origin of Speculative Freemasonry in Issue 5.

 

Greg Starr is a Past Secretary of East Denver Lodge No. 160 and a historian of Rosicrucianism.  Read his Silence as an Entity of Initiation in Issue 4 of the Rocky Mountain Mason

 

Mark Stavish directs the Institute for Hermetic Studies and is an accomplished author.  His several books include The Path of Alchemy, Between the Gates, Freemasonry, and Kabbalah for Health & Wellness, all available at Amazon.com.  Mark is a member of Wyoming Lodge No. 468 F. & A.M. in Pennsylvannia.

 

Dr. John Trainor, Ph.D is the Grand Musician for the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Colorado A.F. & A.M., an ethnomuciologist, and a regular contributor to the Rocky Mountain Mason.  He has taught at Denver University and for over 30 years in the public school system.

 

John Warren is the Treasurer for South Denver Lodge No. 93 A.F. & A.M. and an active member of the York and Scottish Rites.

 

The Rocky Mountain Mason includes contributions from other Masonic authors as well.  

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