Small Towns, Local Phenomenon? A Question for Masons.
( This phenomenon might not even be Masonic in nature, but I wanted to check with you guys first. )
Seven years ago I moved from the big city to a small town nestled in the Ozark Mountains.
Every so often, there are nights like tonight
The air is crisp and clear, the stars shine brilliantly overhead and wink mischiviously, the streets are cold and silent.
The only real activity going on is at the local convienence store, from whence I just returned.
No cars passing by, no pedestrians on the way to or from.
"What's so odd about that?" you might be wondering...
Well, for the past six years living here - every couple of months or so - I get horrible headaches and a strong inexplicable urge to leave the house
and walk down to that self-same corner store in the middle of the night.
No real reason, sometimes I even force myself to buy something - a single piece of bubblegum or other low priced item.
The night clerks and I are on friendly terms, and sometimes I get caught up in strange conversations and the like in the early hours of the morning.
Nothing worth posting, but still - the air always seems charged with a certain....something I can't put my finger on
What confuses me is every time I experience these headaches and this urge to go down there in the middle of the night - it feels, somehow,
Like I'm being prompted to "check in" with the local establishment.
Our small town is a highly
Masonic town, leave no room for doubt on that.
I've met several of the local Masons over the course of my time here, and those I have encountered have been very kind - like extended family.
I know of the Order of the Eastern Star, but I'm fearful of Ladies Organizations due to my inability to bake kick ass cookies - in addition to a very
tomboyish and somewhat cavalier attitude towards a lot of things - and I don't wish to take this overtly "rough around the edges" demeanor into a
proper Ladies Circle.
(And, to be honest - I've pretty much got my hands full being a homemaker to devote to much outside of the home these days.)
I posted tonight curious if any of the Masons here might be schooled on esoteric phenomena and be able to shed light on these early morning jaunts.
I've been studying a variety of the mystery schools over the past 15 years, but in the long run, I work better independantly.
Still, I recognize I am part of a larger system - and while I don't have all the answers to Life's Great Mysteries and Meditations...I can't shake
the feeling I may have inadvertantly attracted the attentions of some
I have, over the years, been through a host of interesting experiences in this vein -both in the early hours and the waking daylight....but I'm
hesitant to broach the subject with my newfound friends point blank - I have a tendancy to read to deeply into certain things and I don't wish to
In the city I previously inhabited everything was much more out in the open
regarding these matters and I confess small town relations are not
I'm learning and doing my best, but I'm still not "local".
I've also speculated whether it may be Illuminatus or possibly Wiccan in nature, seeing as how we have our sub-circles of those groups as well...but
so far, everything keeps pointing me to the local Masonic Order.
I won't go into too many personal details in thread, but I will be more than happy to accept and send U2U's given the sensitive nature of the
subject at hand.
If it's addressed in thread, I'll do my best to explain my experiences here.
Thanks for your time and attentions.