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The Freemason's Pocket Reference Book

Author: Fred Lomax Pick,Gilfred Norman Knight

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: N.A

Category: Freemasonry

Page: 399

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Freemasonry

Author: Giles Morgan

Publisher: Oldacastle Books

ISBN: 1842436783

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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The world of Freemasonry exerts a powerful influence on the modern imagination. In an age when perceived notions of history are being increasingly questioned and re-examined it is perhaps inevitable that secretive societies such as the Freemasons find themselves at the center of considerable speculation and conjecture. To some they represent a powerful and shadowy elite who have manipulated world history throughout the ages, whilst to others they are an altogether more mundane and benign fraternal organization. Freemasonry today is a worldwide phenomenon that accepts membership from a diverse ethnic and religious range of backgrounds. Entry to Freemasonry requires a belief in a Supreme Being although it insists it does not constitute a religion in itself. The rituals and practices of Freemasonry have been viewed as variously obscure, pointless, baffling, sinister, and frightening. An intensely stratified and hierarchical structure underpins most Masonic orders whose activities are focused within meeting points usually termed as Lodges. Giles Morgan examines its historical significance (George Washington and Benjamin Franklin were both Masons) and its position and role in contemporary society.

Freemasonry

An Introduction

Author: Mark E. Kolko-Rivera Ph.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101486139

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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An experienced Freemason and award-winning psychologist provides a precise and engaging exploration of the core meaning and practices of Freemasonry for the new generation of people interested in joining the order, and those who are simply curious in the wake of recent media coverage. Entertaining books and movies often depict Freemasonry as a shadowy, mysterious, and possibly sinister organization, and the TV and magazine specials on Freemasonry that inevitably follow often leave us with more questions than answers. Mark E. Koltko-Rivera, a practicing thirty-second-degree Mason, has created a simple, authoritative, and easy-to-understand introduction to the history, rites, and meaning of Freemasonry. It may be the single most reliable short guide to Masonry, written by a widely recognized psychologist and scholar of esoteric history. Koltko-Rivera's trustworthy handbook explores all the basic issues around Masonry, like: *What is Freemasonry, and what is its history? *How does one become a Freemason? *What are some of the most important Masonic symbols? *What do Masons get from their involvement in Freemasonry? What changes does it make in their inner and outer lives? *What is it like to participate in the initiatory rituals of Freemasonry? *What are some of the great historical controversies and myths surrounding Freemasonry? *How is Masonry relevant today?

A Dictionary of Freemasonry

Author: Robert Macoy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626540330

Category: Social Science

Page: 704

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Discover the remarkable history of the most widely known secretive fraternal organization in "A Dictionary of Freemasonry." This comprehensive and convenient one-volume text includes a thorough encyclopedia, full dictionary of symbols, and over 300 beautiful nineteenth-century engravings. The 600-year-old brotherhood of Freemasons is based on a tradition over 3,000 years old. Robert Macoy, a member of the order, uses the resources of the Fraternity available to him, to discern the truth from a myriad of half-truths, rumors, superstitions, and interpretations. He presents the rise and evolution of Freemasonry and its kindred association both ancient and modern. The "General History of Freemasonry," which begins this volume, is a fascinating introduction to a very complicated subject often fraught with vagaries. The two A-to-Z reference works that follow (one an encyclopedia with listings of terms, people, places, and events that make up the extensive history of the Freemasons, and the other a dictionary of symbols) contribute to making this a very complete sourcebook on Freemasonry. From Aaron, the Abelites, and the All-Seeing Eye to the Year of Masonry, Zenith, and the Rite of Zinnendorf, this is a remarkably accessible book on a subject that runs through the course of human history. Robert Macoy (1815-1895), well known for his role in establishing the Order of the Eastern Star, earned the 33 and held many important positions with the Fraternity, such as past Deputy Grand Master and Grand Secretary of New York, as well as Grand Recorder of the Grand Commandery of New York. Founder of one of the largest Masonic publishing, regalia, and supply houses, he published extensively on Freemasonry and authored a number of books, including "The Book of the Lodge" and "True Masonic Guide."

A Quick Guide to Freemasonry

Author: David Harrison,Professor of Tourism Culture and Development David Harrison

Publisher: Lewis Masonic Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780853184409

Category: Social Science

Page: 96

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This pocket-sized book is aimed at lodge mentors and both new and established members. New members are full of questions about Freemasonry, and are sometimes afraid to ask established members, thus turning to the Internet to be confronted by an array of websites; some filled with misinformation. This book gives the opportunity to answer those questions, and would be perfect for mentors in lodges on both sides of the Atlantic. The pocket book includes an easy-to-understand guide to Freemasonry—an all-questions-answered approach, providing a brief history of Freemasonry, and a quick guide to Masonic ritual, all in a question-and-answers section with a full index, covering the roles of the officers, the festive board, toasting, and an examination of all the current English Masonic rituals: Emulation, Bottomley, Nigerian, the Bristol, York and Hull working. Effectively, the handbook is an easy-to-understand beginners guide—a why, how, and when of Craft Freemasonry.

British Freemasonry, 1717–1813

Author: Robert Peter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317275241

Category: History

Page: 556

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Freemasonry was a major cultural and social phenomenon and a key element of the Enlightenment. It was to have an international influence across the globe. This primary resource collection charts a key period in the development of organized Freemasonry culminating in the formation of a single United Grand Lodge of England. The secrecy that has surrounded Freemasonry has made it difficult to access information and documents about the organization and its adherents in the past. This collection is the result of extensive archival research and transcription and highlights the most significant themes associated with Freemasonry. The documents are drawn from masonic collections, private archives and libraries worldwide. The majority of these texts have never before been republished. Documents include rituals (some written in code), funeral services, sermons, songs, certificates, an engraved list of lodges, letters, pamphlets, theatrical prologues and epilogues, and articles from newspapers and periodicals. This collection will enable researchers to identify many key masons for the first time. It will be of interest to students of Freemasonry, the Enlightenment and researchers in eighteenth-century studies.

The Freemason's Handbook of Toasts, Speeches and Responses

Author: Yasha Beresiner

Publisher: Lewis Masonic Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780853183365

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 96

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The Freemason's Handbook of Toasts, Speeches and Responses contains a selection of ready prepared speeches lasting around four minutes that Freemasons can use at short notice at the festive board. Containing multiple versions of all possible Masonic toasts, this book includes the toast to the Initiate, the toast to the guests, the response on behalf of the guests, the toast to the Worshipful Master and many more. This small formal will be popular with Freemasons as it can be carried easily and be readily available should they be asked to make a speech of respond to one. Each toast contains witty one-liners and themed jokes that any Freemason can produce in a flash and stand with confidence at the festive board. Written in the inimitable style of professional public speaker Yasha Beresiner, author of the bestselling Masonically Speaking, each and every toast is entertaining and easy to perform and can be adapted to one's own needs. Never again will you be caught out by a last minute request!

Freemasonry in Context

History, Ritual, Controversy

Author: Art DeHoyos,S. Brent Morris

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739107812

Category: Social Science

Page: 349

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In Freemasonry in Context: History, Ritual, Controversy editors Arturo de Hoyos and S. Brent Morris feature work by renowned Masonic scholars. Essays explore the rich and often controversial events that comprise the cultural and social history of Freemasonry.

British Freemasonry, 1717–1813

Author: Robert Peter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317275306

Category: History

Page: 446

View: 9883

Freemasonry was a major cultural and social phenomenon and a key element of the Enlightenment. It was to have an international influence across the globe. This primary resource collection charts a key period in the development of organized Freemasonry culminating in the formation of a single United Grand Lodge of England. The secrecy that has surrounded Freemasonry has made it difficult to access information and documents about the organization and its adherents in the past. This collection is the result of extensive archival research and transcription and highlights the most significant themes associated with Freemasonry. The documents are drawn from masonic collections, private archives and libraries worldwide. The majority of these texts have never before been republished. Documents include rituals (some written in code), funeral services, sermons, songs, certificates, an engraved list of lodges, letters, pamphlets, theatrical prologues and epilogues, and articles from newspapers and periodicals. This collection will enable researchers to identify many key masons for the first time. It will be of interest to students of Freemasonry, the Enlightenment and researchers in eighteenth-century studies.

A Course of Severe and Arduous Trials

Bacon, Beckett and Spurious Freemasonry in Early Twentieth-century Ireland

Author: Lynn Brunet

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039118540

Category: Art

Page: 210

View: 6527

The artist Francis Bacon (1909-1992) and the writer Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) both convey in their work a sense of foreboding and confinement in bleak, ritualistic spaces. This book identifies many similarities between the spaces and activities they evoke and the initiatory practices of fraternal orders and secret societies that were an integral part of the social landscape of the Ireland experienced by both men during childhood. Many of these Irish societies modelled their ritual structures and symbolism on the Masonic Order. Freemasons use the term 'spurious Freemasonry' to designate those rituals not sanctioned by the Grand Lodge. The Masonic author Albert Mackey argues that the spurious forms were those derived from the various cult practices of the classical world and describes these initiatory practices as 'a course of severe and arduous trials'. This reading of Bacon's and Beckett's work draws on theories of trauma to suggest that there may be a disturbing link between Bacon's stark imagery, Beckett's obscure performances and the unofficial use of Masonic rites.

The Masonic Manual

Author: Robert Macoy

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781377276663

Category: History

Page: 300

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Cracking the Freemasons Code

The Truth About Solomon's Key and the Brotherhood

Author: Robert L.D. Cooper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416546820

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 2210

A Scottish Freemason presents an insider's guide to Society mysteries that discusses its inter-culture, connections to covert organizations, and famous members, in a reference that reveals the actual role of Freemasonry throughout history while addressing popular controversies. Original.

Living the Enlightenment

Freemasonry and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Europe

Author: Margaret C. Jacob

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199879303

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Long recognized as more than the writings of a dozen or so philosophes, the Enlightenment created a new secular culture populated by the literate and the affluent. Enamoured of British institutions, Continental Europeans turned to the imported masonic lodges and found in them a new forum that was constitutionally constructed and logically egalitarian. Originating in the Middle Ages, when stone-masons joined together to preserve their professional secrets and to protect their wages, the English and Scottish lodges had by the eighteenth century discarded their guild origins and become an international phenomenon that gave men and eventually some women a place to vote, speak, discuss and debate. Margaret Jacob argues that the hundreds of masonic lodges founded in eighteenth-century Europe were among the most important enclaves in which modern civil society was formed. In France, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Britain men and women freemasons sought to create a moral and social order based upon reason and virtue, and dedicated to the principles of liberty and equality. A forum where philosophers met with men of commerce, government, and the professions, the masonic lodge created new forms of self-government in microcosm, complete with constitutions and laws, elections, and representatives. This is the first comprehensive history of Enlightenment freemasonry, from the roots of the society's political philosophy and evolution in seventeenth-century England and Scotland to the French Revolution. Based on never-before-used archival sources, it will appeal to anyone interested in the birth of modernity in Europe or in the cultural milieu of the European Enlightenment.

Coil's Masonic Encyclopedi

Author: Henry Wilson Coil

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258115364

Category:

Page: 748

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Additional Editor Is Harold Van Buren Voorhis.

Freemason Symbols and Ceremonies For Dummies® (Custom)

Author: Christopher Hodapp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470614943

Category: Social Science

Page: 60

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For those who are captivated by the Freemasons, Freemason Symbols & Ceremonies For Dummies takes you into the world of this secret Fraternal organization, explaining all things mysterioud from its elaborate rituals and cryptic rites, to its curious symbols and their meanings. Brought to you by the author of Freemasons For Dummies, readers will get the inside scoop on what goes on in a Masonic meeting, what's behind that secret hand shake, and why Masons wear aprons. You'll understand the true purposes of Masonic "secrecy" and philosophy and discover related organizations like the Knights Templar, the Scottish Rite, and other York Rite Bodies. Explore the controversies and conspiracy theories that swirl around this organization and discover the cool Masonic sites at the center of Dan Brown's bestselling novel The Lost Symbol.

The Lost Symbol

A Novel

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1400079144

Category: Fiction

Page: 639

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The discovery of a mysterious object in the U.S. Capitol building and a subsequent kidnapping lead Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into a web of mysterious codes, secret locations, and hidden knowledge.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019160559X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the series of short stories that made the fortunes of the Strand magazine, in which they were first published, and won immense popularity for Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. The detective is at the height of his powers and the volume is full of famous cases, including `The Red-Headed League', `The Blue Carbuncle', and `The Speckled Band'. Although Holmes gained a reputation for infallibility, Conan Doyle showed his own realism and feminism by having the great detective defeated by Irene Adler - the woman - in the very first story, `A Scandal in Bohemia'. The editor of this volume, Richard Lancelyn Green is editor of The Uncollected Sherlock Holmes and The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. With John Michael Gibson, he compiled the Soho Series Bibliography of A. Conan Doyle. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Eden in Egypt

Adam and Eve were Pharaoh Akhenaton and Nefertiti.

Author: Ralph Ellis

Publisher: Edfu Books

ISBN: 1905815220

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Why was the birth of a poor carpenter " in the first century AD attended by the Magi: the Persian king-makers? Why was Jesus later known as the King of the Jews "?Using many strands of contemporary evidence, Ralph Ellis has pieced together a historical jigsaw puzzle demonstrating that the biblical Jesus was directly descended from Cleopatra VII, the most famous queen of Egypt.But this is not all, for in piecing this story together it would seem that Jesus also had an aristocratic Roman and royal Persian ancestry too; and it is the latter bloodline element that explains the appearance of Persian Magi at his birth.

Introduction to Freemasonry (Entered Apprentice)

Author: Carl H. Claudy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781631821318

Category:

Page: 62

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Introduction to Freemasonry (Entered Apprentice) (Volume 1)

Emulation Ritual

Author: Emulation Lodge of Improvement,Lewis Masonic

Publisher: Lewis Masonic Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780853182658

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 299

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