Dr. Eoghan Ballard is initiated into a number of Afro-diasporic and Afro-Cuban religions including several lineages of Cuban Congo religion while doing fieldwork in Cuba, as well as Freemasonry (Memphis Misraim, FRCA Martinista, RSR), the OTO, The Golden Dawn, Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica Apostolica Latina, and Ecclesia Expectans, and more recently into a range of Sekhem lineages. I am also a practicing vodousaint. Having worked in Higher Education for over 20 years, I am now focusing on working in spiritual practices and education.
Freemasonry is said to consist of two branches “not in mutual regular amity”. The Anglo/American “Regular” tradition of jurisdictions, typified by the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) (mostly termed Grand Lodges), and the European “Continental” tradition of jurisdictions, typified by GODF (mostly termed Grand Orients).