The Independent Magazine for Freemasons
By: Kim March
The 5-Minute Ritualist (5-MR) is a scientifically founded, flexible, time and labour-saving method for memorising Masonic Ritual using short, regular, highly focussed learning sessions. 5-MR offers a friendly, helping hand right across the Masonic age and experience spectrum - particularly so for inexperienced members of the Craft, aspiring WMs and Brethren living with declining memory challenges. This ‘working tool’ based system is very easy to use; can be applied to any form of Masonic Ritual; caters for ‘Local Workings’ variations and includes a combined ‘rehearsal and prompting’ tool that can safely be used anytime, anyplace, anywhere because only a Freemason can make any sense of it. This A4 sized book includes three ‘ready to memorise’ Workings Plans plus all the bespoke stationery for readers to make their own DIY trial of a Ritual working of their choosing. Fully illustrated, the book takes the reader on a journey from the Ritual words on the page to the formation of long-term memory, either shallowly or deeply processed. Very simply, the system overcomes all the recognised barriers to learning including the lack of time and not understanding archaic language content.
5-MR employs pure Emulation Ritual, with the Ceremonies of Initiation, Passing and Raising managed separately. The book solely employs working examples from the Ceremony of Initiation, so no brother is excluded from exploring and testing the 5-MR methodology.
The author was inspired by other Brethren, ‘particularly those struggling valiantly to master their words. It took several years of ad hoc research covering a diverse range of subjects including: how actors learn their lines, human sensory perception, encoding sensory data to long-tern memory and a little bit of forensic anthropology’.
Kim March entered Freemasonry in 2001. He is Past Master of the Salopian Lodge of Charity No 117 and is presently a member of Powis Lodge No 7355 in Welshpool. He lives in the Welsh Marches with his wife Sue.
The book comes with FREE Downloads of 5 Minute Ritualist stationary to be used with the system – the book and link to downloads are available from Lewis Masonic at:
Review: Aubrey Newman PM Quatuour Coronati Lodge No. 2706 (EC)
Paperback spiral bound,
64 pages, illustrated throughout