A Dictionary of Freemasonry
Here is a remarkable history, encyclopedia and symbolic dictionary of Freemasonry all in one convenient volume and attractively illustrated with 300 nineteenth-century engravings.
The 600-year-old brotherhood of Freemasons (based on a 3,000-year-old tradition) is one of the most widely known fraternal organizations in the world. Robert Macoy compiled this work in order to present comprehensive information on Freemasonry in an accessible form.
The Mason’s Words: The History and Evolution of the American Masonic Ritual
Freemasonry is entirely built around traditions. From time immemorial, those who have belonged to the world’s oldest and largest fraternal order have metaphorically passed between the pillars of Solomon’s Temple to nurture within themselves a harmonious bond between tradition and modernity.
This is the story of the Masonic ritual, the language and ceremonial forms that have evolved into the present structure of American Freemasonry, defined its lodge space, and offered its members the same stablizing influence of instruction that has prevailed on every continent for nearly 400 years.
Operative Freemasonry: A Manual for Restoring Light and Vitality to the Fraternity
Every new Mason learns that “operative masonry” refers to the art and practice of stoneworking while “speculative masonry” refers to Freemasonry.
“Operative Freemasonry” is a manual on the art and practice of Freemasonry. By providing detailed information and advice often overlooked or forgotten on how Freemasonry “works”, this book explores how the fraternity can actually “make good men better” and keep them active in our lodges and chapters.
Areas Covered Include:
- Light Defined
- Secrets and Mysteries
- Prospective Freemasons: How to Find Them
- Framing the Sacred: Preparation for Lodge
- Openings and Closings
- Initiation: What It Is and How it Works
- Mentorship: How to Keep our Brothers Active
- Daily Freemasonry
- Resources for Further Light
101 Secrets of the Freemasons: The Truth Behind the World’s Most Mysterious Society
From the illustrious George Washington and the infamous J. Edgar Hoover to brilliant imaginer Walt Disney and bad boy of baseball Ty Cobb, Freemasons have influenced every aspect of American life. Yet this secret society remains as controversial and mysterious as ever.
- In this book, you’ll learn the truth about:
- The power and meaning behind the symbols, rites, and rituals
- Alleged connections with Jack the Ripper, the KKK, and the Holy Grail
- Freemasons vs. the Nazis
- The centuries-long rivalry with the Catholic Church
- Freemasonry’s growing influence here and abroad
As the largest – and oldest – fraternal organization, the Freemasons will continue to shape the world we live in for the foreseeable future. With this tell-all guide, you’ll unravel the mystery of this intriguing society – one secret at a time!
Solomon’s Builders: Freemasons, Founding Fathers and the Secrets of Washington D.C.
DID THE FREEMASONS CREATE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?
Step back in time to the birth of a revolutionary new republic and discover how the utopian ideals of a visionary secret society laid the foundation for the most powerful nation on earth. Follow George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock and other Founding Fathers as they transform the democratic principles of their Masonic lodges into a radical new nation.
Solomon’s Builders unravels history from myth as it takes you on a Freemason’s tour of Washington, D.C. It reveals the evidence of Masonic influence during the construction of America and its new capital, including clues hidden in plain sight:
- Masonic connections to national monuments
- Puzzling pentagrams and symbolism in city streets
- Washington’s temples of the “Widow’s Sons”
Learning Masonic Ritual: The Simple, Systematic and Successful Way to Master the Work
In “Learning Masonic Ritual – The Simple, Systematic and Successful Way to Master the Work”, author Rick Smith has combined the Secret Weapons of Great Ritualists into a structured process that anyone can follow.
Whether you’re new to Freemasonry and looking for a jump-start, or you’ve tried and failed to learn Ritual in the past, this Three-Stage System will show you how to succeed. Most people are capable of learning and performing Ritual, but many simply haven’t found the best approach. This book lays out proven techniques and methods that you can integrate into your everyday life.
Duncan’s Ritual of Freemasonry
Explained and interpreted by copious notes and numerous engravings. Duncan’s Masonic Ritual and Monitor will be a cherished possession of any Mason who receives it. This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Because of this work’s cultural significance, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting a high quality, modern edition that is true to the original work.
Retaining all the traditional charm of McKay’s Standard Edition, this volume includes both the Guide to the Three Symbolic Degrees of the Ancient York Rite and to the degree of Mark Master, Past Master, Most Excellent Master, and the Royal Arch, as written by Malcolm C. Duncan.
Freemasons For Dummies
Fascinated by Freemasons? Freemasons For Dummies is theinternationally bestselling introduction to the Masons, the oldestand largest “secret society” in the world. This balanced,eye-opening guide demystifies Freemasonry, explaining everythingfrom its elaborate rituals and cryptic rites, to its curioussymbols and their meanings.
With new and improved content, including updated examples andreferences throughout, this new edition of Freemasons ForDummies provides the most straightforward, non-intimidatingguide to the subject on the market.
Updated expert coverage of the basic beliefs and philosophybehind Freemasonry
Revised information on the history of the society, includingupdates concerning its founding, famous historical members, andpivotal events
New coverage devoted to the recent influx of youngermembership
The latest and ongoing controversies and myths surroundingFreemasonry
The role of women in a Masonic organization, includingopportunities for women to participate in Freemasonry
The effects cultural and political changes and worldwide eventsare having on the organization