A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, Volume 2 (Google eBook)
"Secret societies have fascinated those on the outside since the beginning of time, and here, in this extraordinary 1921 work, the mysteries and riddles of one of the most famous the Freemasons are exhaustively detailed by a preeminent 19th-century expert in esoterica. Complete with all the original illustrations, this two-volume work is an essential reference for anyone enthralled by the secret and the arcane, and will particularly captivate students of our modern conspiracy-theory culture. Volume II covers everything Masonic from L Lamartine: a French Mason of the revolutionary era to Z Zohar: a legendary text containing the secret tradition in Israel and includes intriguing entries on: Masonic symbols political aspects of Freemasonry psychical research quests in Masonry the rose in Masonic symbolism Scottish Rites Sublime Masters of the Luminous Ring Templar priests and much more American-born British author ARTHUR EDWARD WAITE (1857 1942) was cocreator of the famous 1910 Rider-Waite Tarot deck. Among his numerous books are Devil Worship in France, The Holy Kabbalah, and The Book of Ceremonial Magic."
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Page 5 - A mason is obliged, by his tenure, to obey the moral law; and if he rightly understands the art, he will never be a stupid atheist, nor an irreligious libertine.
Page 16 - ... German history of Masonry and that especially of the High Grades. Nat. 1721, ob. 1793. Was made a Mason in the THREE GLOBES, 1740, and joined the STRICT OBSERVANCE in 1770. Is said to have been enthroned at Brunswick in 1772 as Grand Master of ECOSSAIS LODGES. Presided at the Convention of Wilhelmsbad in 1782 and was General Master or Overseer of the ASIATIC BRETHREN. He was concerned with Hermetic studies. His three sons Frederick, Augustus Maximilian and William all became Masons. Buckingham,...