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The Freemason s Pocket Reference Book

The Freemason s Pocket Reference Book Author Fred Lomax Pick
ISBN-10 UVA:X000689045
Release 1983
Pages 399
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Freemasonry

Freemasonry Author Giles Morgan
ISBN-10 9781842436783
Release 2012-08-10
Pages 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

Freemasonry Author Mark E. Kolko-Rivera Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9781101486139
Release 2011-01-20
Pages 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?



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Freemasonry Second Edition

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Freemasonry  Second Edition Author S. Brent Morris, PhD, 33°
ISBN-10 9781615644070
Release 2013-02-21
Pages 352
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Freemasonry is an ancient secret society shrouded in obscurity. Fascination with the mysteries of the Masons reached fever pitch after the release of Dan Brown's novels, Angels and Demons, The DaVinci Code, and The Lost Symbol. But these novels and their related movies raised more questions than they answered. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Freemasonry, Second Edition, fills readers in on the truths behind the mysteries. In it, readers get: - A fact-filled overview of the birth and beginnings of Freemasonry, including its relationship to the Knights Templar and Egypt - Fascinating facts about famous Masons - An explanation of the various Masonic organizations, such as the York and Scottish rites, and the Shriners - A behind-the-scenes look at what really goes on in a Masonic lodge, including initiations - A new walking tour of Washington, D.C., pointing out the hidden Masonic symbols featured in The Lost Symbol - Scripts for Masonic rituals, giving a flavor of the language used in such ceremonies - A field guide to Masonic symbols and regalia, with photos and explanations of significance - The history behind Masonic philanthropic efforts and youth groups - A history of African American Freemasonry and the role of women in Masonic organizations



British Freemasonry 1717 1813

British Freemasonry  1717   1813 Author Robert Peter
ISBN-10 9781317275152
Release 2016-10-14
Pages 518
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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.



Freemasonry in Context

Freemasonry in Context Author Art DeHoyos
ISBN-10 073910781X
Release 2004
Pages 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.



Cracking the Freemasons Code

Cracking the Freemasons Code Author Robert L.D. Cooper
ISBN-10 9781416546825
Release 2007-09-04
Pages 240
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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.



British Freemasonry 1717 1813

British Freemasonry  1717   1813 Author Robert Peter
ISBN-10 9781317275305
Release 2016-10-26
Pages 446
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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.



A Course of Severe and Arduous Trials

A Course of Severe and Arduous Trials Author Lynn Brunet
ISBN-10 3039118544
Release 2009
Pages 210
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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 Freemason and Masonic Illustrated A Weekly Record of Progress in Freemasonry

The Freemason and Masonic Illustrated  A Weekly Record of Progress in Freemasonry Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924096308790
Release 1908
Pages
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The Freemason s Handbook of Toasts Speeches and Responses

The Freemason s Handbook of Toasts  Speeches and Responses Author Yasha Beresiner
ISBN-10 0853183368
Release 2009-12-01
Pages 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!



The Symbolism of Freemasonry

The Symbolism of Freemasonry Author Albert Mackey
ISBN-10 9781849892001
Release 2010-08-20
Pages 403
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This fascinating book explains to the reader the multitude of symbolism present in Freemasonry, and discusses the truths, facts and legends behind the world's most famous 'secret' society. An excellent read both for members of the masonic movement and those interested in finding out more about its history, this book will answer many of your questions. It was originally published in 1882 and has now been converted and updated by Andrews UK especially for today's digital eBook platforms.



Born in Blood

Born in Blood Author John J. Robinson
ISBN-10 9781590771488
Release 2009-09-15
Pages 376
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Its mysterious symbols and rituals had been used in secret for centuries before Freemasonry revealed itself in 1717. But where had this powerful organization come from and why had Freemasonry been attacked by the Roman Catholic Church? Robinson answers those questions and more.



Pocket Reference

Pocket Reference Author
ISBN-10 1885071647
Release 2011
Pages 864
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Catalogue of the printed books in the library of the Hon society of Lincoln s inn With

Catalogue of the printed books in the library of the Hon  society of Lincoln s inn   With Author William Holden Spilsbury
ISBN-10 OXFORD:590933411
Release 1859
Pages
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Builders of Empire

Builders of Empire Author Jessica L. Harland-Jacobs
ISBN-10 9781469606651
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 400
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They built some of the first communal structures on the empire's frontiers. The empire's most powerful proconsuls sought entrance into their lodges. Their public rituals drew dense crowds from Montreal to Madras. The Ancient Free and Accepted Masons were quintessential builders of empire, argues Jessica Harland-Jacobs. In this first study of the relationship between Freemasonry and British imperialism, Harland-Jacobs takes readers on a journey across two centuries and five continents, demonstrating that from the moment it left Britain's shores, Freemasonry proved central to the building and cohesion of the British Empire. The organization formally emerged in 1717 as a fraternity identified with the ideals of Enlightenment cosmopolitanism, such as universal brotherhood, sociability, tolerance, and benevolence. As Freemasonry spread to Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australasia, and Africa, the group's claims of cosmopolitan brotherhood were put to the test. Harland-Jacobs examines the brotherhood's role in diverse colonial settings and the impact of the empire on the brotherhood; in the process, she addresses issues of globalization, supranational identities, imperial power, fraternalism, and masculinity. By tracking an important, identifiable institution across the wide chronological and geographical expanse of the British Empire, Builders of Empire makes a significant contribution to transnational history as well as the history of the Freemasons and imperial Britain.



The Masonic Myth

The Masonic Myth Author Jay Kinney
ISBN-10 9780061985980
Release 2009-09-08
Pages 288
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The Truth Revealed Freemasons have been connected to the all-seeing eye on the dollar bill, the French Revolution, the Knights Templar, and the pyramids of Egypt. They have been rumored to be everything from a cabal of elite power brokers ruling the world to a covert network of occultists and pagans intent on creating a new world order, to a millennia-old brotherhood perpetuating ancient wisdom through esoteric teachings. Their secret symbols, rituals, and organization have remained shrouded for centuries and spawned theory after theory. The Masonic Myth sets the record straight about the Freemasons and reveals a truth that is far more compelling than the myths.