Sunday, January 17, 2016

Initiation into Wyoming College of the SRICF

Today was a milestone in my Masonic career as I was initiated in the Wyoming College of the Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis. The weekend for me started out Friday afternoon with me driving and staying the night with a Brother outside of Twin Falls. Due to some snowstorms, we took off early the next morning. While driving through southern Idaho most of what we saw was high desert covered in snow, but once we went through Eastern Idaho and Western Wyoming there were some great winter scenes (see below), but lots of snow on the road.

After the lengthy drive (534 miles) we made it to Riverton, WY; For me, it was about 11.5 cumulative hours of driving because of the weather. My traveling companion and I shared some delicious Scotch (Balvenie 21) and a nice steak. Early the next morning I presented myself at the Riverton Masonic Temple and received the Learning Grades (the first 4 grades) of the order in full form. I am proud and humbled to be a IV° - Philosophus in Wyoming College. The ritual work, brotherhood, and hospitality were great, and I look forward to my time in this order. This weekend will stand in my mind as one of my top memories in Freemasonry.

Today is also the 310th birthday of Ben Franklin, author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, diplomat, Founding Father and Brother Freemason.

Now it's time to travel back to Boise and attend the dinner for the Frank Church Conference tomorrow night. Let's see how Mother Nature treats us on our way home to Idaho.


  1. First of all congratulations. I know how big of an honor that is.
    And then a question if you can answer already, but how much actual work and studies does the group do? I know some colleges in the US are mainly dinner clubs, but not sure about the general situation.
    SRIA in the UK for instance is very active with papers, studies etc.

  2. Congrat Frater from Utah College. You should swing by!