How many newly initiated Apprentice Freemasons (and sometimes even Companions ... when it is not a question of Masters), think they got the wrong lodge or obedience? The disappointments follow one another, the regrets appear and it becomes urgent to change workshops or to resign. This survival manual offers, with a lot of humor and lucidity, ways to profit from these experiences in a Masonic way. As the author explains, “If you walked into the lodge without any expectation, disappointment cannot exist! ". It is therefore necessary to give meaning to his initiation and to his work on his rough stone.
You will easily recognize Brothers and Sisters crossed in lodge thanks to the "14 portraits of typical Freemasons". The author's proposals come from an experience of two terms of Venerable Master which allowed him to initiate dozens of laymen, and to "save" a good number of his Brothers and Sisters, who were thus able to find the way. initiatory. The second part of the book consists of anecdotes that illustrate the sometimes unusual situations experienced by some Apprentice Freemasons in a lodge.
Rest assured, as you read this, you are not the only Freemason telling yourself "this is worse than in the secular world, I will stop it!" ". Because admit it, before your Initiation, you had high expectations regarding Freemasonry. Very few Freemasons have entered the Lodge with a spirit totally devoid of expectations and illusions. As a general rule, each of us has intellectualized, not to say fantasized, the moment of his Initiation.
Whatever our state of mind, this ordeal remains an unforgettable moment in our life, even if the Venerable Master and his College were a little clumsy as to the theatricality of this ordeal ... to be followed (in the manual of course)
In conclusion, before submitting your resignation request, read this manual, then take a few deep breaths and wait 3 days ...
He started his career in martial arts (Judo, Karate, Chinese Boxing…), by collecting cups and medals, then by teaching his martial know-how in a professional way. He then embarked on the creation of companies in the early 1980s, which led him to become the founder of Troc-Temps which is the ancestor of the first " Loca Exchange Systeml ”in France. There he created the first bank without money (Cashier of Transactions, based on reciprocity of purchases between members and became in 2014 www.reciprok.org). Then, he leaves to realize his American dream. In 1994, penniless in his pocket, he landed in Canada and was one of the pioneers of the Internet adventure (he developed the first French-speaking portal for the sale of online travel, www.inter-resa.com). He created his start-up, which he then developed by settling in New York City. Then it continued its expansion by returning to France in 2001.
He enriches his experience of ten years of work in various disciplines of personal development (Rebirth, EMDR, Psycho-genealogy, Emotional dynamics, Mindfulness meditation ...). For ten years, we can see him on stage, because he leads at the same time a career of actor at the theater. In 2015, he had his first cinema experience in a scene with Patrick Braoudé, in the film “ A man of state "From Pierre Courrège.
He made his first request to enter Freemasonry at the Grand Lodge of France in 1988. This request ended in an adjournment. He persisted and ended up being initiated at the beginning of this century in Casablanca (Morocco), at the Grand Lodge of the Kingdom of Morocco. His Lodge will disappear fairly quickly. He then enters a micro-Obedience which leads him to become for the first time Venerable Master at R: .E: .A: .A :. He resigns to then return to a more “conventional” Obedience. He is currently serving his third term as Worshipful Master of a Lodge of G: .L: .M: .F :. (Mixed Grand Lodge of France) in Paris.
Among his many activities, we can note that he is the founder of the Masonic social network We're Going Home which brings together several thousand Brothers and Sisters. He is also the creator of the first Masonic humor festival from Paris. Since 2017, he chairs the Fraternal of Masonic Writers.