The Valley of Minneapolis

    Scottish Rite Masonic Center

    The Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry is, above all else, an educational institution.  We seek not to teach men the truth but, instead, a way to the truth.  Each must find the truth for himself.  The Degrees of the Scottish Rite do not teach specific lessons.  Rather, they give parallel examples from earlier cultures, raise questions and challenge us to think.  Freemasonry is a journey of self-discovery and self-development.  We seek only to be a guide, teaching the common ground of various philosophical and religious approaches to belief, in order that men might be more united in their standards of right and wrong and in their understanding of the reality of God.

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      • The Lighting Committee is Looking for YOU!

        Along with reconstructing the support structure for the stage drops, the Scottish Rite Building and Museum Foundation Board has invested in a new, state of the art lighting system for both the stage and the auditorium. The new LED lights give us an amazing color spectrum and multiple special effects to work with for lighting our degree work. This is a whole new era for lighting our excellent degrees. And with these new capabilities and possibilities comes some exciting challenges in learning, creating, stepping into and executing the potential of this lighting system. We can add drama, mood and movement that will deepen the experiences of our degree work. The system has resident special effects like rainbow, circle, figure 8, spiral and can can. If you know what any of those are, we want you! And we can create our own special effects like a brightening dawn effect at the beginning of a degree. Sound familiar?

        And we need YOU! Yes, we need Lighting Committee Members who would like to be part of a close-knit, fun group of men dedicated to bringing more Light to (Scottish Rite) Masonry. If you like having fun with technologies, programming, experimenting with new tech, we can use your talents and curiosity. If you are a tech nerd or enjoy the creative process or have a knack for solving problems that would create attention-grabbing impacts on a theater experience, we want your expertise. Even if you’re not all that tech savvy but curious and want to watch our degrees from the best seats in the house while following the action with lights, you’ll enjoy our merry band of men. If you are interested in pursuing more information, asking some questions, or coming to look at the new setup for lighting, please contact me. We will be having some training sessions coming up soon for you to jump in on the start-up. We spread out the work to lighten the load for all. Come join our easy-going group and enjoy the company of enlightened gents. Check us out! We’re looking forward to
        meeting you.

        In Light and Brotherhood,
        Terry Christiansen
        Chair, Lighting Committee