A SHORT BIOGRAPHY
MASONIC CURRICULUM VITAE
- Grand Secretary from 2000 to 2001
- Grand Master of the Regular Grand Lodge of Italy from December 2001
- Past Grand Master of the Sovereign Grand Lodge of Malta
- Past Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Sao Paulo
- Certificate of Merit of the Grand Orient of Sao Paulo
- Honorary Member of the Grand Lodge of the State of Israel
- Masonic Order of Merit from the Grand Lodge of the State of Israel
- Honorary Member of the Supreme Council of the Order of De Molay in Brazil
- Order of the Gold Star from the Grand Orient of Brazil
- Star of Masonic Honour from the Grand Orient of Brazil
- Meritorious title from the Grand Orient of Brazil
- Montezuma Order of Merit of the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite of Ancient and Accepted Masons of Brazil
- Medal of Masonic Merit from the Grand Lodge of Estonia
- Member of the Royal Order of Scotland
- Grand Medal of Merit from the Grand Lodge of Finland
- Order Dom Pedro from the Grand Orient of Brazil
- Honorary Gran Master of the Grand Orient of Brazil
- Honorary Gran Maestro of the Italian District of Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of England and Wales
- Grand Medal of Masonic Merit from the Grand Lodge of Sweden
- Grand Medal of Masonic Merit from the Grand Lodge of Norway
Fabio Venzi, writer and essayst, was born in Rome in 1961. He graduated in Sociology at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". He edited a series of studies on "Southern Italy" for “Edizioni d’Arte” in Rome (1998-2001).
He is the founder and editor of the philosophical Masonic journals “De Hominis Dignitate“ and “Quattuor Coronatorum” and has spoken at numerous historical-philosophical and Masonic conferences in Italy and abroad. His various interests and his multidisciplinary approach led him to deal with Sociology of Religions (“Hermeneutics of Gioacchino da Fiore”), Social Psychology ("Analytic Psychology and Masonic Symbols") and esotericism subjects as well.
In 2007 he has been awarded the "Premio Bertrand Russell ai Saperi Contaminati" by the University of Reggio Calabria, pronouncing a lectio magistralis on "Myths and Symbols in the 20th Century".
His latest pubblications are:
"The influence of neoplatonic thought on Freemasonry", prefazione di Michael Baigent, Book Guild, 2007
"Freemasonry and Fascism", Castelvecchi, 2008.
”Julius Evola and Freemasonry: An inconvenient truth", Preface by Marcello De Martino, Settimo Sigillo, 2010
”Introduzione alla Massoneria", Atanòr, 2012.
”Studies on Traditional Freemasonry", Lewis Masonic, 2013.
”Il Liberomuratore tra Esoterismo e Tradizione", Edizioni Settimo Sigillo, 2014.
”Freemasonry the Esoteric Tradition", Lewis Masonic, 2016
”Introduzione a Il Significato della Massoneria di Walter Leslie Wilmshurst", Saggio Introduttivo di Fabio Venzi, Settimo Sigillo, 2016
”L’Ultima Eresia, Chiesa Cattolica e Massoneria, tre secoli di errori tra Satanismo, Gnosticismo e Relativismo", Settimo Sigillo, 2017.
Speaker at conferences of historical-philosophical and Masonic in Italy and abroad, among his speeches:
- 2004 - "Neoplatonic Roots of Masonic Thought and Cambridge Philosophers", Sheffield, Cornerstone Society, "In the Middle Chamber";
- 2007 - "Vatican Documents against Freemasonry", Roma, Pontificia Facoltà Teologica "Seraphicum", Convegno "Chiesa Cattolica e Massoneria";
- 2008 - "Perceiving the Sacred in Scientific Research: The Interplay of Scientific Rationalism & Noetic Intelligence", Londra, Canonbury Masonic Research Centre, "Freemasonry and The Sciences, Natural & Supernatural";
- 2009 - "Julius Evola and Freemasonry", Edimburgo, International Conferente on the History of Freemasonry.
- 2010 - "Freemasonry and Fascism in Italy in the 1920s", London, Quattuor Coronati Lodge.