Erik L. Arneson - Curriculum Vitae



  • Ashland Lodge No. 23, Grand Lodge AF&AM of Oregon
    • Past Master, 2006
  • Kenton Lodge No. 145, Grand Lodge AF&AM of Oregon
    • Secretary and Trustee, 2012 & 2014
  • Esoterika Lodge No. 227, Grand Lodge AF&AM of Oregon
    • Junior Warden, 2014
    • Worshipful Master, 2015 and 2016
  • Siskiyou Chapter No. 4 Royal Arch Masons of Oregon
    • Past High Priest, 2005, 2007, 2008
  • Founding member of Meridian Chapter No. 60 Royal Arch Masons of Oregon, a European Concept chapter.
  • Lewis & Clark Chapter of the Philalethes Society
    • Founding member
    • Secretary/Treasurer, 2014 to 2016
  • Member of the Scottish Rite Research Society


  • Editor, Philalethes E-Bulletin, 2014 to 2015.
  • The Memory Lodge: Practicing the Art of Memory, Ahiman: A Review of Masonic Culture & Tradition, Plumbstone, 2010, Volume I.
  • About Alchemy, Philalethes: The Journal of Masonic Research & Letters, Spring 2012.
  • The Fantastical Worlds of Carl H. Claudy: A Masonic Leader's Adventures in Speculative Fiction, Philalethes, Summer 2012.
  • Review: The Better Angels of our Nature, Philalethes, Summer 2010.
  • Review: A Radical in the East, Second Edition, Philalethes, Fall 2010.
  • Review: The Royal Arch Journey, Philalethes, Winter 2011.
  • Review: A Guide to Masonic Symbolism, Philalethes, Fall 2011.
  • Feature Review: Albert Pike's Morals and Dogma of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry: Annotated Edition, Philalethes, Winter 2012.
  • Review: Opererative Freemasonry: A Manual for Restoring Light and Vitality to the Fraternity, Philalethes, Spring 2012.
  • Review: The Liverpool Masonic Rebellion and the Wigan Grand Lodge, Philalethes, Winter 2013.
  • Review: Secret Societies in America, Philalethes, Spring 2013.
  • Review: The Mason’s Words: The History and Evolution of the American Masonic Ritual, Philalethes, Summer 2013.
  • Review: The Last Alchemist, Philalethes E-Bulletin, Winter 2014.
  • Creating a Philalethes Chapter, Philalethes E-Bulletin, Spring 2014.
  • A Brief Look at Lee E. Wells, Philalethes E-Bulletin, Fall 2014.
  • A Brief Look at Rob Morris, Philalethes E-Bulletin, Spring 2015.
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Many of my lectures are delivered more than once. When this is the case, I will list the first time the lecture was delivered, and any particularly significant occasion after that. Unless otherwise noted, all lodges are in Portland, Oregon.

  • "The Art of Memory: History and Practice," Esoterika Lodge No. 227, Spring Equinox 2012.
  • "Saint John the Evangelist," Washington Lodge No. 46, December 2012.
  • "Men of Letters, Men of God," Esoterika Lodge No. 227, Spring Equinox 2013.
  • "The Art of Memory: History and Practice," Lucis Conquisitores in McMinnville, Oregon, July 2013.
  • "Hunger is the Best Pickle: Benjamin Franklin the Freemason," Parkrose Lodge No. 179, October 2014.
  • "A Tale of Two Builders: Phaleg and Hiram Abiff," Portland Valley, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, May 2015.
  • "The History of Grand Lodges in Freemasonry," Portland Lodge No. 55, September 2015.
  • "Hunger is the Best Pickle: Benjamin Franklin the Freemason", Eugene Lodge No. 11 in Eugene, Oregon, October 2015.



The following are non-Masonic credentials that I am happy to possess.



  • Various articles in Southern Oregon Magazine, Spring and Summer 2010


Date: 2010-10-14 Thu

Author: Erik L. Arneson

Created: 2016-01-14 Thu 11:04