Masonic Meditations Vols 1 through 3

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Masonic Meditations Vols 1 through 3 
Masonic Meditations is a three volume set of guided meditations based on the Masonic degree system. The objective is to immerse the listener into the audio tracks by engaging as many senses as possible using rich narration, meditative and emotive background music, and special effects.

British or Neutral deep/dark/philosophical voice style.
Experience in narrating guided meditations
Experience in narrating adventure/occult audio books
Background in Freemasonry or Esoteric subject matter

Masonic Meditations - Delve deeper into the Masonic
A guided passage through meanings, symbols and a myriad of realities

A three-volume process of exploring the secrets of Blue Lodge Masonry; a directed meditation through the rites and symbolism of the Craft; a guided discovery of the degrees:

FREEMASONRY: the oldest and largest fraternal organisation in the world.

The Masonic degree system is a philosophical and psychological structure; a practical, active learning system for understanding all aspects of life--from the deepest spiritual connections to our everyday experiences.

This guided meditation series goes to the heart of this ritual and symbolic system, exploring the knowledge and wisdom of each of the degrees of Craft Freemasonry.

Our Entered Apprentice exploration (Volume One) is designed to introduce the beginner to the many symbols and adventures of Freemasonry. Volume Two (Fellowcraft) and Volume Four (Master Mason) will build upon earlier work and will provide further and continuing insight. As a whole, this series will reveal treasures for the evolution of the soul.

Guided meditation, sometimes known as "guided visualization," is a safe and powerful technique that can be used for healing, stress relief and personal development. Meditation can help boost mental ability and memory retention, and improve concentration and visualization. Guided imagery is incredibly simple to use: simply listen to your guide as you are led through a series of relaxing visualizations.

VOL 1 – Entered Apprentice (7000 words)
The first degree of Craft Masonry, the Entered Apprentice Degree, is symbolic of birth. The candidate approaches the lodge in a state of darkness, not knowing what will follow. But he trusts his guide to lead him in his quest for light (knowledge). While little of an historical sense is revealed at this stage, the Entered Apprentice is introduced to the inner workings and principles of the craft. During the Junior Warden's lecture he is taught of the antiquity of the society as well as the symbolism of King Solomon's Temple and its building, completion and dedication.

VOL 2 – Fellowcraft (7300 words)
The second degree of Craft Masonry, the Fellowcraft Degree, is symbolic of life. The candidate begins by proving he is in possession of the lessons learned in the former degree. He is instructed in the advancement of the operative workmen of biblical and medieval times, and how they were paid for their labors. The lecture presented by the Senior Warden furthers the Fellowcraft's understanding of the completion of King Solomon's Temple and the importance therein.

VOL 3 – Master Mason (6500 words)
The third degree of Craft Masonry, the Master Mason Degree is symbolic of death. Like the Fellowcraft degree the candidate begins by proving he is in possession of the lessons learned in the former degree. He is taught the legend of Hiram Abiff the Grand Master of the Masons, who built Solomon's Temple, and how he was slain for not betraying the secret of a Master Mason. The candidate is then made to represent the fallen Master Mason in a lesson that prepares us for the life that lies beyond this one. The lecture presented by the Master furthers the newly raised Master Mason's understanding of the legendary history, symbolism and inherent philosophies of Freemasonry.

Each volume is divided into four parts:
1. Introduction & Relaxation
2. Meaning behind the degree
3. The Ritual and Lecture
4. The degree tracing board

Each part should have some meditative background music in style that reflects the context of the text content. That said, introducing drama etc. where appropriate is highly regarded.

Additionally, parts 3 and 4 should are deeply set in symbolism and special effects should be added to immerse the listener.

2013-05-25 15:37:57 GMT
2013-06-14 21:00:00 (GMT +10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney 
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The Voice Actor should be located in:
Fixed - AUD 3000
20000 words
English - British
Middle Age Male OR Senior Male
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
• Deliver edited and finished voice tracks AND
• Provide voice direction AND
• Add music AND
• Add special effects
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Script Details

British or Neutral deep/dark/philosophical voice style.
Experience in narrating guided meditations
Experience in narrating adventure/occult audio books
Background in Freemasonry or Esoteric subject matter

The word degree symbolizes a step. It is a step that enables one to go beyond what is known, and discover the yet unknown. Freemasonry is a system of degrees, that raises one's awareness of a deep truths. It is a process of moral growth founded on liberality, love and charity, that uplifts our understanding of the Universe and its Creator. With each Masonic degree, one steps from a lower to a higher condition of knowledge.

Position yourself comfortably, relax your body and your breathing. Get rid of any thoughts that are distracting you. Relax every muscle, every limb, close your eyes, and meditate. Think of your body as a vessel that enables the cosmos to operate. You are part of it. When you sit still and contemplate, your energy moves. When your energy moves, your life can move. So meditate now for a moment on where you are, where are you going, and where you want to go.
See yourself as an energy flow that can penetrate any solid object. It seeks light and knowledge behind every corner, behind every locked door, in any person. Each door you pass signifies new birth. Each step you take brings you closer to the light. You are ready.
Now imagine a person that is standing in darkness. It can be someone you know. It is a new born soul that has not experienced knowledge, but seeks it. It can be the candidate for Entered Apprentice, it can be a child. Imagine this being to be taken out of the darkness in order to experience life. It does not know what life means, for, any concepts are foreign to it. It will need a guide to trust along the way in the quest for knowing. It knows only the now. Before this soul can understand the past and history, it must grasp the inner workings and principles that surround it. Only then can one comprehend the origins of one's own existence and of existence of others. There must be a complete comprehension of tenets within one's world. Only then, can the soul build understanding of historic development and inheritability of the world. Similarly to operative masons who regarded Entered Apprentice the first class, this being must understand the first concepts of the entire cosmic order.

Once again, you see a Masonic Lodge, and observe from close distance its content. This time, you already recognize figures seated within the Lodge, as well as its furniture and decorations.
There is the Worshipful Master, stationed in the East. As the sun rises in the East to open and govern the day, so he rises to open and govern the Lodge, and to instruct the Masons. He wears a hat that distinguishes him from the others. In the West sits the Senior Warden. He assists the Worshipful Master and pays the Craft their wages. In the South, you see the Junior Warden that represents the sun at meridian. He calls the Craft from labor to refreshment. The Senior Deacon’s place is at the right of the Worshipful Master in the East. He carries orders from the Master to the Senior Warden, and also conducts Candidates during their initiations. The Junior Deacon sits in the south-west. He communicates messages from the Senior Warden to the Junior Warden in the South.

Turn your attention to the tracing board of the third degree. You may observe that its content is more abstract than in the previous degrees. The illustrated hieroglyphic emblems inculcate many useful and impressive moral lessons, based on the historic lesson you have heard. Visualize the rectangular shape of the board, representing the grave of Hiram Abiff, the black border being a sign of mourning. This becomes obvious, as you focus on a coffin in the centre of the board.
On the coffin there is a representation of the Holy-of-Holies, and the veil is drawn back slightly, suggesting that by passing through this death-like process one can gain access to the Divine Presence. Importantly, here the idea of death is not of an end, but rather a process through which to pass. Death is suddenly transcended into something more than darkness. It becomes a light as one realizes faith in an immortality; resurrection that would rise our bodies that become as incorruptible as our souls. There cannot be a better example than Grand Master Hiram Abiff's virtuous and amiable conduct, and his inflexible fidelity. 
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