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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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November 29, 2011
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DSM Valley Officers
Shane Harshbarger 33°
Master of Kadosh
Des Moines Consistory

Steven F. Jacobsen 32° KCCH
Venerable Master
Lodge of Perfection

Dan Hobson 33°
Wise Master
Chapter Rose Croix

John W. Clearman 33°
Council of Kadosh
2011 Calendar
November 30 - University of Free Masonry
December 14 - Quarterly Meeting, Installation, Holiday Party with York Rite
December 27 - KSA Knighting Ceremony
University of Free Masonry -
Things That Go Bump In The Night
By Pete Taggart, 32°KCCH

November 30, 2011
6 pm - Social Hour              7 pm - Program       8 pm - Dessert

Bump in the NightOne of the foundational ideas of Free Masonry is Ethics - that justice, right and wrong exist as objective, timeless, independent entities.  In the last lecture on Mysteries and Mystics we found that things like Ethics and Geometric shapes exist in a state beyond what can be quantified by the human senses.  Scientifically, experimentally, through observation, we may tangentially glimpse their nature but we can never hold Justice in our hand.
            Among many other things, the acceptance of Ethics inextricably leads to conclusions like the immortality of the human spirit and the existence of a realm of reality beyond human sensual definition.  It naturally leads us to - the Ghosts.  This time we will talk about the Ghosts: who they are, what they do, and their persistent presence throughout history.  This will not be Ghostbusters or parlor tricks, but a respectful, serious discussion of this phenomenon which has been part of human experience for as long as we know what human beings have been thinking.  After all, who knows who will be listening with us.  It will also be fun.   Please join us, rsvp to or  515-288-8927.  This event is open to anyone.  Spirits will be available.
Scottish Rite Installation & Holiday Party - 2011
Mark December 14th on your calendars for a big day at Scottish Rite! John Clearman, 33° will be installed as the 2012 Master of Kadosh and Bryce Hildreth, 33° as Commander of the Council of Kadosh along with the other officers of the Des Moines Consistory and the Council of Kadosh.

Immediately following the installation, the 2011 Scottish Rite Officers invite you and your lady to our annual Scottish Rite Holiday Party.  Please join us for music, Holiday cheer, food, and libations.  There is no cost to attend but reservations are requested for planning purposes.  Coat and tie is requested for the installation. 

   6:00 pm            Scottish Rite Quarterly Meeting (Consistory Classroom)
   6:30 pm            Installation of Officers (Consistory Auditorium)
   7:00 pm            Scottish Rite Holiday Party (Tapestry Lounge)

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