Speaking

Is your Masonic Lodge or group (including appendant orders and youth groups) looking for a speaker for meetings or other events? Dr. Mark E. Koltko-Rivera—author of three books and several articles on Freemasonry—will speak live at Masonic functions anywhere in the world, either in person or by Skype. You may learn more about Dr. Koltko-Rivera at the "About" tab above; the topics that he has prepared, and practical details, are described below.


Topics Available



Dr. Koltko-Rivera has delivered presentations on the following topics to various Masonic bodies (often tyled), either in person or by Skype—and can present any of them to your Lodge:

  • The vision and mission of Masonry
  • The future of Freemasonry
  • The Masonic membership crisis and the resurgence of Freemasonry: Five problems and five solutions
  • Esoteric Freemasonry: What, Why, and How
  • The Temple and the Tabernacle: Symbols of transformation
  • Freemasonry and global domination: Simple steps to ruling the world*
  • “The mysteries of Freemasonry (some assembly required)”​
  • Freemasonry, the founding of the United States, and the American future

(* that is, the inner world)


Details regarding each of these presentations are available from the speaker (use the Contact tab above). Additional topics are available, and the speaker may prepare a new presentation upon request.


Dr. Koltko-Rivera usually presents for about 30 minutes (at Lodges) or 50 minutes (at conferences), after which he takes questions and comments for 10 minutes or so; other time durations are usually possible with advance arrangements.


Dr. Koltko-Rivera is available to speak at Masonic conferences, either as one speaker among many (as he was at the 2011 York Rite Grand Chapter and Grand Council Northeast Conference, in Connecticut) or as the sole speaker for a full-day, multi-session meeting (as at the May 2019 seminar of the Boynton Lodge Esoteric Research Group, in Florida: http://blerg13.eventbrite.com).


Practical Details


Below, you will find details about days of availability, types of appearances, and the honorarium.

Days of Availability: Dr. Koltko-Rivera may be available on any day of the week for which he is not already scheduled. Contact him (see the Contact tab, above) concerning a specific date and time. In your email, be sure to note what time zone this meeting will be held in.


Please note: Dr. Koltko-Rivera only presents in the English language. Lodges are welcome to provide translators as necessary.

Types of Appearance: Depending on where your Masonic event is located, there are four ways in which Dr. Koltko-Rivera may speak live at your meeting, his schedule and arrangements permitting:

(1) For Masonic functions anywhere in the world that will arrange travel and accommodations, Dr. Koltko-Rivera may be available to speak in person.


(2) For Lodges and groups that meet at Masonic Hall in Manhattan, New York City, Dr. Koltko-Rivera will speak in person and arrange his own transportation. This can usually be arranged for Lodges that meet elsewhere in Manhattan.


(3) For other Lodges and groups in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area (including Northern New Jersey), Dr. Koltko-Rivera will appear in person if the group can arrange door-to-door transportation each way.


​(4) For all other Lodges and Masonic groups in the world, Dr. Koltko-Rivera will appear by Skype live. He will work around your Lodge schedule, whenever it is that you meet.


Honorarium: A generous honorarium is customary.