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Masonic  Literature Please take note that below are some reference to a collection of material on Freemasonry and related subjects. Descriptions of items are taken from the publishers unless otherwise stated. All facts and research claimed in the books are solely that of the authors of the book and is in no way the opinion or supported by the Grand Lodge of Scotland, the District Grand Lodge of the Middle East nor the Lodge of St Andrew. Read at your own discretion.
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Symbols of Freemasonry By Daniel Béresniak This   is   a   good   introductory   level   on   the   synthesis   of   one   of   mankind’s oldest   existing   secular   brotherhoods.   It   is   designed   for   the   initiated   and for    newcomers    interested    in    gaining    a    better    understanding    of    this fascinating but often misrepresented society.
A Treasury of Masonic Thought Edited by Carl Glick First published over forty years ago, this complete collection of prose and poetry    embodying    the    fundamental    truths    of    Freemasonry    is    now reissued   by   popular   demand.   Designed   for   every   man   who   belongs   to   a Masonic    lodge,    it    gives    in    essence    the    universal    teachings    and philosophy    of    the    Masonic    Order.    Throughout    the    ages    the    world's greatest    writers    have    expressed    universal    fundamental    truths.    These truths   Freemasonry   has   embodied   in   its   teachings,   philosophy,   thought and   ideals.   There   is   a   tremendous   range   and   variety   of   subject   matter: quotations   from   the   Bible,   from   the   works   of   Milton,   Shakespeare,   Robert Burns,   Kipling,   Goethe,   Tolstoy,   Benjamin   Franklin,   George   Washington and    numerous    others.    Arranged    by    topics,    the    groupings    include    Wisdom,    Strength, Beauty,   Fortitude,   The   Fatherhood   of   God,   The   Brotherhood   of   Man,   and   The   Builders,   to name but a few.
The Freemason at Work By Harry Carr This   is   one   of   the   most   successful   Masonic   publications   in   recent   times due   to   the   immense   knowledge   of   the   late   Harry   Carr   and   his   entertaining writing   style.   If   you   enjoy   your   masonry   then   this   book   will   bring   a   new delight   to   all   that   you   see   and   hear   in   Lodge.   When   Harry   Carr   became secretary   and   editor   of   the   Quatuor   Coronati   Lodge   of   Research,   the answering    of    lodge    questions    became    a    major    part    of    his    duties.    In response   to   hundreds   of   requests   from   all   over   the   world,   the   answers   he gave   to   questions   during   his   12   years   office   as   editor   of   Quatuor   Coronati Transactions   have   been   collected   together   in   this   book.   Only   the   best   and most   interesting   subjects   are   included   and   every   question   will   be   relevant to   most   Brethren   in   the   course   of   their   work   in   the   Lodge   -   hence   the   title   "The   Freemason at Work".
Solomon's Builders By Christopher Hodapp 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" Solomon's   Builders    relates   the   true   stories   of   our   visionary   Founders,   and   the   fascinating meaning   behind   the   cryptic   codes,   enigmatic   symbols   and   intriguing   architecture   that   was the basis for the sequel to The Da Vinci Code , Dan Brown's novel The Lost Symbol .
The Origins of Freemasonry - Facts and Fictions By Margaret C. Jacob  Myths    persist    and    abound    about    the    freemasons,    but    what    are    their origins?   Margaret   C.   Jacob   throws   back   the   veil   from   a   secret   society   that turns   out   not   to   have   been   very   secret   at   all,   revealing   the   truth   about   an organization   that   fascinated   the   eighteenth-century   public   in   much   the same way it fascinates us today.
The Rosslyn Hoax? By Robert L.D. Cooper This    best    selling    book    is    now    available    in    paperback    and    contains    a number   of   corrections   and   improvements.   The   index   in   particular   is   greatly improved   with   much   more   precise   detail   as   to   where   to   locate   particul   are subjects, names and places. For   a   paperback   this   is   still   a   pretty   hefty   tomb   and   does   not   slip   easily   into a   pocket.   The   author   would   probably   argue   that   it   is   not   intended   to   be   a ‘carry   -   around’   guidebook   of   Rosslyn   Chapel   or   any   other   place   for   that matter   -   it   is   simply   a   matter   of   packing   the   same   amount   of   information into   a   small   size   package   at   a   much   reduced   cost.   The   price   described   as   a bargain   considering   the   sheer   amount   of   information,   detail   and   images   that   it   contains.   It   is reported   that   because   of   the   success   of   the   paperback   edition   a   second   (paperback)   edition is being considered with considerable enhancements.
The Freemasons - The Illustrated Book of An Ancient Brotherhood By: Michael Johnstone This   lavishly   illustrated   book   lifts   the   veil   of   mystery   and   secrecy   to   offer   a fresh     look     at     Freemasonry.     From     the     historical     beginnings     of     the brotherhood    and    a    look    at    its    symbols    and    rituals    to    the    impact Freemasons    have    had    on    science,    art    and    history,    this    book    is    a comprehensive   celebration   for   Freemasons   themselves   and   for   anyone else who is fascinated by the rich history of this ancient organization.
Cracking the Freemasons Code: The Truth About Solomon's Key and the Brotherhood by Robert L.D. Cooper Prompted   by   mounting   public   interest   and   provoked   by   controversial   stories on   the   Freemason   Society,   respected   historian   and   Scottish   Freemason Robert   L.D.   Cooper   offers   a   rare   inside   look   at   this   secret   brotherhood.   As curator    of    the    Scottish    Masonic    Museum    and    Library,    the    author    has unparalleled   access   to   material   dictating   the   history   and   function   of   the Masons. In   Cracking   the   Freemasons   Code    Cooper   explains   the   structure   of   the Masonic   inter-culture,   its   connections   to   covert   organizations,   the   identities of   historical   Masonic   members   (who   include   George   Washington,   Benjamin Franklin,   and   Sir   Arthur   Conan   Doyle),   the   locations   of   famous   Masonic   sites,   and   much   more. Readers   will   discover   the   true   role   Freemasonry   has   played   throughout   history,   its   purposes, the   functions   of   its   many   members,   and   the   way   in   which   it   has   helped   shape   our   modern society.
Freemasonry: A Study of a Phenomenon By Alexander Piatigorsky This   definitive   study   by   Alexander   Piatigorsky   considers   the   institution   from the   points   of   view   of   both   Masons   and   their   critics.   In   the   first   section   he gives   an   outline   of   Masonic   history,   from   the   foundation   of   the   Grand   Lodge in    London's    Covent    Garden    in    1717,    through    the    extraordinary    role    of Masonry    in    Enlightenment    Europe    and    the    American    Revolution,    to    the present   day.   In   the   second   part,   he   describes   Freemasonry's   rituals   and symbolism,   within   which   all   Masonic   ideas   find   their   place.   It   is   here   that Piatigorsky's wide knowledge of the world's religions comes into its own.
Symbolism in Craft Freemasonry By Colin Dyer Freemasonry,   in   its   Lodges   and   Ceremonies,   makes   use   of   a   great   deal   of symbolism.   This   publication   examines   various   documents   and   explains   the reasons    for    the    use    of    particular    symbols    into    Masonry.    The    author    is acknowledged   as   an   expert   in   this   area   of   the   Craft   and   the   information contained in his book will enhance the knowledge of this fascinating subject
The Arcana of Freemasonry: A History of Masonic Signs and Symbols By Albert Churchward In   The   Arcana   of   Freemasonry,   first   published   in   1915,   symbol   expert   and renowned   author   Albert   Churchward   traces   and   reveals   the   history   of   this very   secret   order.   Churchward   weaves   a   tale   of   Masonry's   origins   in   ancient Egypt   and   its   continuance   through   history   -   all   told   via   Masonic   symbols   and symbolism.
From   Egyptian   history   and   Mayan   relief   work   through   Greek mathematicians,   philosophers,   and   metaphysicians,   Churchward   traces   the development   of   the   most   basic   symbols   of   Freemasonry.   He   also   reveals   the hidden   symbolism   found   in   the   signs   and   tools   of   modern   Freemasonry   and helps    readers    find    hidden    meanings    in    all    areas    of    life;    from    art    and architecture   to   geometry   and   poetry.   With   current   novels   and   movies   leaning heavily   on   Masonic   mysteries   as   plot   devices,   readers   will   be   especially   interested   in   the   more arcane symbols and the stories they tell.
Freemasonry - A Journey Through Ritual and Symbol By W. Kirk MacNulty What    age-old    meanings    lie    behind    the    strange,    unchanging    rituals    and symbols   of   Freemasonry,   and   can   we   relate   them   to   our   contemporary   lives? Freemasons   have   their   own   answers   to   these   questions,   but   they   are   not available   to   the   outsider,   nor   are   they   couched   in   language   that   is   relevant today.    This    book    explains    Freemasonry's    part    in    a    long    tradition    of mysticism,   going   back   to   the   Middle   Ages   if   not   beyond,   and   shows   the   Craft to   be   a   complex   framework   for   inner   growth,   a   developmental   psychology which   presents   the   Mason   with   a   viable   discipline   for   the   pursuit   of   self- knowledge.
The Way of the Craftsman By W. Kirk MacNulty An   analysis   of   the   symbolic   structure   of   Craft   Freemasonry   and   a   search   for the   spiritual   essence   of   Freemasonry.   Follows   through   from   the   First   to   the Third degree.
The Holy Grail by Norma Lorre Goodrich In    the    final    volume    of    her    fascinating,    comprehensive,    and    authoritative Camelot   tetralogy,   Goodrich   examines   one   of   the   most   enduring   themes   of   all time,   the   search   for   the   Holy   Grail.   Throughout   history,   mystery   and   myth   have surrounded   the   Holy   Grail.   Goodrich   strips   away   the   fictions   that   have   accrued over the years to reveal the true, historical facts.
The Illustrated Bloodline of the Holy Grail: Hidden Lineage of Jesus Revealed By Laurence Gardner Did   Jesus   marry   and   have   children?   If   so,   what   happened   to   his   family?   Are   his descendants   still   alive?   Seventeen   years   ago   the   worldwide   best-seller,   The Holy   Blood   and   The   Holy   Grail   made   a   number   of   controversial   speculations about   a   "Messianic   lineage".   Yet   the   authors   could   offer   no   real   proof,   since their   access   to   relevant   source   material   was   restricted.   At   last   the   truth   can   be told. This   extraordinary   and   controversial   book,   packed   with   intrigue,   begins   where others   have   ended.   Sir   Laurence   Gardner   has   been   granted   privileged   access to    European    Sovereign    and    Nobel    archives,    along    with    favored    insight    into chivalric   and   Church   repositories.   He   proves   for   the   first   time   that   there   is   a   royal   heritage   of   the Messiah   in   the   West   and   documents   the   systematic   and   continuing   suppression   of   records   tracing the descendant of the sacred lineage by regimes down the centuries. This   unique   book,   lavishly   illustrated   in   full-color   throughout,   gives   a   detailed   genealogical   account of   the   authentic   line   of   succession   of   the   Blood   Royal   from   the   sons   of   Jesus   and   his   brother James down to the present day.
The Hiram Key By Christopher Knight & Robert Lomas The   authors   begin   by   quoting   Henry   Ford,   who   was   a   Mason,   saying   "all   history is   bunk".   They   express   the   belief   that,   though   Ford's   statement   may   be   abrupt,   it is   accurate,   as   history   is   often   not   a   completely   accurate   and   comprehensive account   of   facts,   but   only   what   the   victor    in   any   given   situation   has   recorded   for posterity. They   argue   in   the   book   that   the   foundations   of   the   Christian   religion   are   a distortion   by   the   early   Roman   Catholic   Church   of   the   teachings   of   the   real   Jesus and   his   followers.   They   claim   to   have   found   in   Masonry   a   new   key   to   unlock   the secrets   of   civilization.   This   key   is   also   the   key   to   the   origins   of   Christianity   and, they assert, proves that many of the beliefs of modern Christianity are erroneous. They   state   that   one   of   the   main   motivations   in   writing   the   book   stemmed   from   a   desire   to   ascertain the   origins   of   Freemasonry.   Was   it   just   founded   in   London   in   1717,   when   the   Grand   Lodge   of England was founded as most historians believe, or was it older?
The Masonic Myth By Jay Kinney This   book   is   about   the   history   of   Freemasonry   and   its   symbols   and   rites.   Almost refreshing   to   notice   is   that   the   author,   Jay   Kinney,   is   a   Freemason   and   a   member of a regular lodge, unlike many authors on the topic lately. The   book   gives   an   educated   breakdown   of   Freemasonry:   its   history   from   the   time of   operative   masons   to   the   detailed   history   of   the   spreading   of   Freemasonry   in North   America   and   Europe,   its   structure   and   hierarchy,   its   append   ant   bodies   and rites, and its symbolism and explanations. While   dispelling   common   rumors   and   conspiracy   theories   about   the   Fraternity,   Jay Kinney    later   comments   on   the   future   of   Freemasonry   regarding   demographics   and   dwindling memberships,   bringing   focus   to   other   fraternal   orders   which   both   rose   and   fell   in   the   19th   century. This   book   was   thoroughly   researched,   and   shows   no   signs   being   thrown   together   to   appease   the masses   ( cough   Dan   Brown   cough ).   Different   than   fictional   books   using   the   history   of   Freemasonry as an engine.
Templar and the  Freemasons By Harun Yahya The   Knights   Templar   (or   simply,   the   Templars),   is   a   secret   organization   with   its roots   in   the   Middle   Ages   and   whose   actions   and   supporters   have   changed   over time.   It   first   emerged   after   the   first   Crusades,   soon   exerted   a   wide   political influence and became one of the greatest financial powers of the Middle Ages. In   the   beginning,   the   Templars   conducted   themselves   as   if   they   were   deeply religious.   They   used   the   reputation   and   exemptions   they   attained   in   this   way   to become,   in   time,   a   dark   organization   that   pitted   itself   against   religious   moral values   with   evil   goals,   awakening   feelings   of   hatred   and   fear   in   the   hearts   of those   throughout   Christian   society.   The   records,   belonging   to   the   courts   of   Templars   that   began   in 1307,    and    the    historical    documents    of    their    time    undoubtedly    revealed    the    dark    face    of    the organization. The   conclusions,   deduced   from   these   surviving   documents   and   researches   of   historians   who   are experts   on   the   subject,   has   shown   that   shortly   after   the   foundation   of   their   order,   the   Templars departed   from   their   original   purpose,   began   to   follow   a   perverted,   fallacious   teaching,   and   left Christianity behind.
There is no limit to what there is to learn  about Freemasonry, as there will never  be a lack of new material