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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 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.



British Freemasonry 1717 1813

British Freemasonry  1717   1813 Author Robert Peter
ISBN-10 9781317275244
Release 2016-10-14
Pages 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.



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 Dictionary of Freemasonry

A Dictionary of Freemasonry Author Robert Macoy
ISBN-10 1626548692
Release 2014-12-10
Pages 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 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 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



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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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.



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.



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!



Encyclopedia Of Freemasonry Annotated Edition

Encyclopedia Of Freemasonry  Annotated Edition Author Albert G. Mackey
ISBN-10 9783849631567
Release 2013-10-24
Pages 4366
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Dr. Albert G. Mackey, also the author of The Lexicon of Freemasonry appears as author of this " Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and its Kindred Sciences," which, being a library in inself, superseded most of the Masonic works which have been tolerated by the craft—chiefly because none better could be obtained. Here, in one giant volume is a work which fulfils the hope which sustained the author through ten years' literary labor, that, under one cover he "would furnish every Mason who might consult its pages the means of acquiring a knowledge of all matters connected with the science, the philosophy, and the history of his order." For more than thirty years Dr. Mackey has devoted earnest and constant study and research to the history, the objects, and the condition of Masonry. In the present work, the crowning and successful result of a life's labors, he has received no assistance from any one. He says, " Every article was written by myself," and he adds, which would extenuate errors, had he fallen into any, "For twelve months, too, of the time occupied upon this work, I suffered from an affection of the sight, which forbade all use of the eyes for purposes of study. During that time, now happily passed, all authorities were consulted by the willing eyes of my daughters—all writing was done by their hands. I realized for a time the picture so often painted of the blind bard dictating his sublime verses to his daughters," and his preface closes with the words, "Were I to dedicate this work at all, my dedication should be—To Filial Affection." Up to the present time the modern literature of Freemasonry has been diffuse, lumbering, unreliable, and, out of all reasonable proportions.



MASONIC POEMS

MASONIC POEMS Author Amelia Laman Mrs Churchill
ISBN-10 1363957538
Release 2016-08-27
Pages 74
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Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X002167096
Release 1871
Pages 861
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Masonic Etiquette Today

Masonic Etiquette Today Author Graham Redman
ISBN-10 0853182973
Release 2010
Pages 199
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This book draws together a number of different topics covering Masonic conduct, so as to provide a comprehensive guide to Masonic behaviour inside and outside the Lodge. Topics covered include the complexities of the issues inside the lodge of dress, regalia, voting and elections, precedence, seating and saluting, procedures, visitors, ritual quirks, music, behaviour (and difficulties) and administrative matters. Issues outside the Lodge addressed where Masons need guidance such as correspondence, ties and other apparel and openness are also addressed. This book addresses the perennial need for Masons to have a straightforward and reliable guide to etiquette, written by a leading Mason.



Pocket Reference

Pocket Reference Author
ISBN-10 1885071647
Release 2011
Pages 864
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Pocket Reference has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Pocket Reference also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Pocket Reference book for free.