Secrets and Practices of the Freemasons: Sacred Mysteries, Rituals and Symbols Revealed

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Llewellyn Worldwide, Nov 8, 2010 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 312 pages
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Uncover the fascinating truth behind Freemasonry and incorporate symbolic rituals into your life with this remarkably detailed and comprehensive insider's guide.

Jean-Louis de Biasi, a 32nd Degree Freemason who's been involved in the order for over twenty years, offers a candid look at the essential aspects of Freemasonry. Basing his work on original texts and archaeological findings, de Biasi details the Masonic tradition's history, the degree-based system of the Scottish Rite, and their ethical teachings and philosophies. He provides evidence of Freemasonry's origination in the Ancient Western Mysteries and its Hermetic and Qabalistic underpinnings, and then traces how the Founding Fathers used this knowledge to embed sacred symbolism into the U.S. Capitol and throughout Washington, DC.

From the power-charged grids within architecture to Albert Pike's highly influential teachings, from the Rose-Cross mysteries to the Masonic themes in Dan Brown's popular books, Secrets and Practices of the Freemasons shines a revelatory light on this captivating subject.

Also featured: genuine Masonic meditations and individual rituals with easy-to-follow instructions, plus interviews with scientists who lend their perspectives on Freemasonry as it is viewed and practiced today.

 

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If you want to play make-believe Freemason, here's your book! The premise is, ostensibly, to explain Freemasonry in light of Dan Brown's 'The Lost Symbol'. It does so well but it also veers into a ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
PRINCIPLES OF PRACTICE 149
4
THE MASONIC TRADITION
7
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
33
THE WIDOWS SONS
65
PRACTICE OF
74
the myth of mithra 217
82
SPIRIT OF FREEMASONRY
93
APPENDIX 263
95
THE MASONIC
127
Square and compass in the 2nd Degree
128
Consistory 219
130
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Jean-Louis de Biasi is a writer, speaker, and Hermetic philosopher who has studied the various topics of the Tradition since the 1970s, and who has been initiated into the highest degrees of several Western initiatic traditions. Introduced very early into the Ordo Aurum Solis, in 2003 de Biasi became the tenth Lifetime Grand Master. He is also in charge as Reverend of the religious expression of the Hermetic tradition called Ecclesia Ogdoadica.

De Biasi's philosophical and spiritual tradition is rooted in neoplatonic and hermetic affiliations, and includes masters of the tradition such as Plato, Proclus, Iamblicus, the Emperor Julian, Pletho, and Ficino, to name a few. He is also the Grand Patriarch in charge of the Ordre Kabbalistique de la Rose-Croix (the Kabbalistic Order of the Rose-Cross, O.K.R.C.)

He was initiated into Freemasonry and raised in 1992. He is a 32 Scottish Rite Freemason, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S., F.G.C.R., Royal Arch Mason. He is a specialist of Masonic Rituals and Esoteric Freemasonry.

He is invited regularly to various countries where he gives workshops, seminars, trainings, and conferences on philosophical and traditional subjects and expounds and expands on his writings.

He is the author of several books in French, published in several languages, and is now writing in English for Llewellyn Publications.

To read more about Jean-Paul de Biasi, please visit him online:
https://www.facebook.com/jeanlouis.debiasi
http://www.debiasi.org
http://www.aurumsolis.info

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