Chico-Leland Stanford Lodge Book Club...Begins!

Our first meeting of the Lodge Book Club will discuss The Masonic Myth: Unlocking the Truth About the Symbols, the Secret Rites, and the History of Freemasonry by Bro. Jay Kinney

When: Thursday, April 14th at 6:30pm

Where: Lodge library room.  

This book's discussion will be restricted to Master Masons.

For 15 years, Bro. Kinney was the publisher and editor of Gnosis, the premier journal covering Western esoteric traditions and spiritual paths.  He is a California Mason and a member of the York and Scottish Rites, and is a noted Masonic author.  He has been a speaker at the California Masonic Symposium, and is a recipient of the Albert G. Mackey Award for Excellence in Masonic Research. He is also the head librarian for the San Francisco Scottish Rite Library.

From Amazon:

"His book is an accessible and fascinating history of the Freemasons that sheds new light on this secret fraternity. A nonfiction look at the mysterious and wrongly maligned ancient society that plays a major role in The Lost Symbol, the new novel by Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code), Kinney’s The Masonic Myth debunks the myths as it reveals the truth about the Freemasons, their history, and their secret symbols and rituals—a truth that is far more fascinating than all the conspiracy theories combined."


You can obtain the book on Amazon in both paper and electronic format at a reasonable price for used copies, some as low as $1.99.  Also check out for great used deals as well.

One week prior to the meeting, we will be sending out a small list of questions to all attendees to encourage thought and foster discussion.  Get the book now and dedicate 10 pages a night to reading it and you will be done! Around 200 page with illustrations.

This is a convivial as well as an educational gathering so please feel free to bring snacks, tea/coffee, or juice to share, if you like.

The Lodge library room is limited to 20, so please RSVP by sending an email to Bro. Steve Catterral,, who will be coordinating the Book Club.

We hope to see you there!