Royal Order Of Jesters Past Directors Collection

This great collection of ROJ memorabilia belonged to Past Director - 1997 - Jim Jackson who was a member of ROJ Court No. 38 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.  Brother Jackson was a Past Master of Quapaw Masonic Lodge and a Shriner at Sahara Temple also in Pine Bluff.  Brother Jim took the journey to the Celestial Lodge above on May 17th, 2008.  His wife Martha donated this collection of ROJ memorabilia to our museum in memory of him!

    

   

Jim and Martha Jackson                               On Right:  Jim Jackson - Director 1997 pictured with Sonny Derden ROJ Court No. 38 Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Martha and Jim at Sahara Shrine Temple

    

This is an ROJ Bottoms Up Mug!  You can't set the mug down until you finish the drink in it!

This is a wonderful ROJ statue of a Billiken riding a cigar smoking bumble bee called Mr. "B"!  The statue was made for ROJ Court No. 81 in St. Louis, MO.  and is numbered 265/500.

This ROJ Statue depicts a Native American Jester with a tiny mouse sitting in his lap while he ponders the Jester baton in his hands!  It is numbered 676/1000.

This was Jester Jim's Kachina bolo! 

From Wikipedia -- A kachina (also katchina or katcina, pronounced /kəˈtʃiːnə/; Hopi: katsina /kətˈsiːnə/, plural katsinim /kətˈsiːnɨm/) is a spirit being in western Pueblo cosmology and religious practices.[1] The western Pueblo, Native American cultures located in the southwestern United States, include Hopi, Zuni, Tewa Village (on the Hopi Reservation), Acoma Pueblo, and Laguna Pueblo. In later times, the kachina cult have spread to more eastern Pueblos, e.g. from Laguna to Isleta. The term also refers to the kachina dancers, masked members of the tribe who dress up as kachinas for religious ceremonies, and kachina dolls, wooden dolls representing kachinas which are given as gifts to children.

A kachina can represent anything in the natural world or cosmos, from a revered ancestor to an element, a location, a quality, a natural phenomenon, or a concept. There are more than 400 different kachinas in Hopi and Pueblo culture. The local pantheon of kachinas varies in each pueblo community; there may be kachinas for the sun, stars, thunderstorms, wind, corn, insects, and many other concepts. Kachinas are understood as having humanlike relationships; they may have uncles, sisters, and grandmothers, and may marry and have children. Although not worshipped,[2] each is viewed as a powerful being who, if given veneration and respect, can use their particular power for human good, bringing rainfall, healing, fertility, or protection, for example. One observer has written:[3]

The central theme of the kachina cult is the presence of life in all objects that fill the universe. Everything has an essence or a life force, and humans must interact with these or fail to survive.

 

 

         

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