A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry

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Cosimo, Inc., Jan 1, 2013 - History - 508 pages
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"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 I covers everything Masonic from A Acacia: a tree connected to a memorable event in Masonic history to K Karl C. F. Krause: a 19th-century German Masonic philosopher and includes intriguing entries on: Casanova the Druids Egyptian initiation the Fugitive Mark the Holy Grail the Illuminati the Kabablistic tradition of Masonry the Knight of the Brazen Serpent 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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Contents

Naymus Graecus II 454
12
New Birth I 107 108 395 II 291
62
Newton Dr Joseph Fort I 82
82
Abadie II 400
84
Thorp J T I 27
87
Adoniram I 4 5 6
98
Three Globes I 287 1116232730
101
Operative Freemasons II 472475
108
Burton R F II 192
281
Fenelon Archbishop II 315
282
Pasqually Martinea de I 74 287
287
Compagnonaage I
291
Calvert A F I 325 338 II 317
325
Conder I 327
327
Cudworth Ralph I 429
344
Passing of the Bridge I
346

Order of Melchizedek I 343
114
Waldo Peter II
120
American Rite II
166
Walpole Hon F I 52 53
191
Apuleius II 111 167 168
209
PalmerThomas Robert II
214
Aytoun Professor I 406
228
Paracelsus I 2 17 92 253 360
253
Bataitle Dr Henri II 252 et
275
York Lodge I 142 145 148 149 364
364
Zacharie Dr Issachar II 217
379
Da Costa H J I 82 11412
394
Pausanias I 302
401
Dionysius the Carthusian II 17
408
Canongat Kilwinning II 408
425
Charter of Lannenius I 287 II 152
431
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Arthur Edward Waite was born on October 2, 1857 in Brooklyn, New York. He was a poet and scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters, and was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. Waite joined the Outer Order of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in January 1891 after being introduced by E.W. Berridge. In 1899 he entered the Second order of the Golden Dawn. He became a Freemason in 1901, and entered the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia in 1902. In 1903 Waite founded the Independent and Rectified Order R. R. et A. C. Waite was a prolific author and many of his works were well received in academic circles. He wrote occult texts on subjects including divination, esotericism, Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, and ceremonial magic, Kabbalism and alchemy; he also translated and reissued several important mystical and alchemical works. His works on the Holy Grail, influenced by his friendship with Arthur Machen, were particularly notable. A number of his volumes remain in print, including The Book of Ceremonial Magic (1911), The Holy Kabbalah (1929), A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry (1921), and his edited translation of Eliphas Levi's 1896 Transcendental Magic, its Doctrine and Ritual (1910), having seen reprints in recent years. Waite also wrote two allegorical fantasy novels, Prince Starbeam (1889) and The Quest of the Golden Stairs (1893).

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