Erik L. Arneson - Curriculum Vitae



  • Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Oregon
    • Grand Orator, 2016-17
  • Esoterika Lodge №227, Grand Lodge AF&AM of Oregon
    • Worshipful Master, 2015 and 2016
    • Hiram Award recipient, 2019
    • Secretary, 2020
  • Kenton Lodge №145, Grand Lodge AF&AM of Oregon
    • Secretary and Trustee, 2012 & 2014
  • Siskiyou Chapter №4 Royal Arch Masons of Oregon
    • Past High Priest, 2005, 2007, 2008
  • Ashland Lodge №23, Grand Lodge AF&AM of Oregon
    • Past Master, 2006
  • Research Lodge of Oregon №198
    • Organist, 2019 to present
  • Founding member of Meridian Chapter №60 Royal Arch Masons of Oregon, a European Concept chapter.
  • Lewis & Clark Chapter of the Philalethes Society
    • Charter member
    • Secretary/Treasurer, 2014 to present
  • Member of the Scottish Rite Research Society


  • The Mysterious Origins of Diana Vaughan, Fraternal Review, Vol. 63, №4, May 2022.
  • Commentary on Benjamin Franklin's Table of Virtues, Fraternal Review, Vol. 62, №5, June 2021.
  • A Reading List for New Freemasons, Oregon Masonic News, Vol. XXXV, №10, June 2018.
  • A Tale of Two Builders: Phaleg & Hiram Abiff, The Plumbline: The Quarterly Bulletin of the Scottish Rite Research Society, Vol. 23, №2, Summer 2016.
  • Editor, Philalethes E-Bulletin, 2014 to 2015.
  • A Brief Look at Rob Morris, Philalethes E-Bulletin, Spring 2015.
  • A Brief Look at Lee E. Wells, Philalethes E-Bulletin, Fall 2014.
  • Creating a Philalethes Chapter, Philalethes E-Bulletin, Spring 2014.
  • The Fantastical Worlds of Carl H. Claudy: A Masonic Leader's Adventures in Speculative Fiction, Philalethes, Summer 2012.
  • About Alchemy, Philalethes: The Journal of Masonic Research & Letters, Spring 2012.
  • Feature Review: Albert Pike's Morals and Dogma of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry: Annotated Edition edited by Arturo de Hoyos, Philalethes, Winter 2012.
  • "The Memory Lodge: Practicing the Art of Memory", Ahiman: A Review of Masonic Culture & Tradition, Plumbstone, 2010, Volume I.

Book Reviews

  • Rosicrucian Trilogy: Fama Fraternitatis, 1614; Confessio Fraternitatis, 1615; The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreuz, 1616 by Joscelyn Godwin, Christopher McIntosh, and Donate Pahnke McIntosh, Philalethes, Vol. 69 №4, 2017.
  • A Place in the Lodge: Dr. Rob Morris, Freemasonry and the Order of the Eastern Star by Nancy Stearns Theiss, Philalethes, Fall 2015.
  • The Last Alchemist by Iain McCalman, Philalethes E-Bulletin, Winter 2014.
  • The Mason’s Words: The History and Evolution of the American Masonic Ritual by Robert Davis, Philalethes, Summer 2013.
  • Secret Societies in America edited by William D. Moore and Mark A. Tabbert, Philalethes, Spring 2013.
  • The Liverpool Masonic Rebellion and the Wigan Grand Lodge by David Harrison, Philalethes, Winter 2013.
  • Opererative Freemasonry: A Manual for Restoring Light and Vitality to the Fraternity by Kirk C. White, Philalethes, Spring 2012.
  • A Guide to Masonic Symbolism by Duncan Moore, Philalethes, Fall 2011.
  • Here's Looking at Euclid by Alex Bellos, Philalethes, Spring 2011.
  • The Royal Arch Journey by Neville Barker Cryer, Philalethes, Winter 2011.
  • A Radical in the East, Second Edition by S. Brent Morris, Philalethes, Fall 2010.
  • The Better Angels of our Nature by Michael A. Halleran, Philalethes, Summer 2010.
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Lectures and Panels

Delivering a lecture at Parkrose Lodge №179.

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 №227, Spring Equinox 2012.
  • "Saint John the Evangelist," Feast of St John the Evangelist at Washington Lodge №46, December 2012.
  • "Men of Letters, Men of God," Esoterika Lodge №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," Table lodge at Parkrose Lodge №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 №55, September 2015.
  • "Hunger is the Best Pickle: Benjamin Franklin the Freemason," Eugene Lodge №11 in Eugene, Oregon, October 2015.
  • "Freemasonry and the Art of Virtue," Friendship Lodge №160, March 2016.
  • "Benjamin Franklin: Freemason and Founding Father," Beaverton Lodge №100, George Washington Birthday Celebration, February 2017.
  • "Masonic Memory and the Gift of Creation," Friendship Lodge №160, May 2017.
  • "Mussar and Freemasonry," Enlightenment Lodge №228, May 2017.
  • Panel: Grimoires, Esoterika Lodge №227, Summer Solstice 2017.
  • "The Art of Memory: Freemasonry and the Magical Memory," Esotericism in Freemasonry Conference, October 2017.
  • "The Illuminati and German Society," Tigard-Orenoma Lodge №207, Fourth Annual German Festive Board, October 2017.
  • "Cryptanalysis and Decoding the Mysteries", Research Lodge of Oregon №198, January 2019.
  • "The Art of Memory: Freemasonry and the Magical Memory," Evening of Enlightenment at Verity Lodge №59 in Kent, Washington, April 2019.
  • "The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili: The Most Beautiful Book of Venice," presented online to Research Lodge of Oregon №198, April 2020.


A workshop is not strictly a lecture. It's a collaborative group activity where one person helps a group develop new skills. Since one of my goals is to spread Masonic light by encouraging other Freemasons to take a closer look at our Craft, I have begun developing and leading workshops in the Portland area.

  • Geometry Lecture Workshop, Tuality Lodge №6, June 2017.



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

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Date: 2010-10-14 Thu

Author: Erik L. Arneson

Created: 2022-05-06 Fri 09:45