The Virtual Lodge of Instruction Software - The Inner Guards Work
The Virtual Lodge of Instruction helps Freemasons learn their ritual
Built to run under the Microsoft Windows operating system, the Virtual Lodge Of Instruction (The Virtual-LOI) is a multimedia training tool designed to help you learn your ritual. It is suitable for learning the most popular Masonic ritual used in the UK.
Overview of the Virtual Lodge Of Instruction (Virtual-LOI) Temple
It allows you to practice your ritual, at your convenience, on your own PC in the comfort of your own home.
See the ritual unfold before you,
from the perspective of the officer you are learning.
See and hear the interaction and dialogue of the officers of the lodge and when it is your officer's turn to speak the Virtual-LOI pauses, while you practice your words. If you need a prompt you can request one then 'click" on a button and the ritual continues, just as if you were in a real 'Lodge of Instruction'.
There is a separate set of CDs for each active officer, but regardless of the officer you select, you will see and hear the complete ritual including the actions and dialogue of all the other officers, as if you were actually in the lodge. The Virtual-LOI software for any officer shows the same ritual as the other officers but filmed from the perspective of that officer and INCLUDES THE PROMPTS FOR THAT PARTICULAR OFFICER.
The Virtual-LOI is suitable for learning those rituals used by most English masons.
WE WOULD LIKE TO ASSURE ALL BRETHREN THAT THE MASONIC SECRETS HAVE BEEN OMITTED FROM THE VIRTUAL-LOI. THE DETAILS OF THE HANDSHAKE ARE NOT SHOWN, THE SIGNS HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY A SIMPLE 'HAND ON HEART" GESTURE AND THE WORDS AND THE 'IMPORT" OF THE WORDS HAVE BEEN OMITTED.
The Deacons 'Admit the candidate"
(Screen shot from the Junior Warden 1st degree)
The Worshipful Master delivers the 'Working Tools'
A closer detail of the 'working tools'