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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About the author (2010)

Jean-Louis de Biasi is an author, lecturer, philosophical counselor, and coach.

His philosophical, religious, and spiritual domains of expertise are focused on early Mediterranean philosophy, Neoplatonism, Hermeticism, and Western religions.

As a philosopher, Jean-Louis de Biasi practices philosophical counseling and coaching. He is a member of the National Philosophical Counseling Association.

One of his main focuses has always been religious rituals all over the world and more precisely in the Western world. Initiatic orders such as Freemasonry are fully part of his investigations and Jean-Louis de Biasi has been recognized as a specialist in these fields.

Having been initiated into Freemasonry in 1990, he is a Master Mason and a Past Master currently belonging to the Grand Lodge of Nevada. While living in France he has been Grand Officer of the Grand Orient de France. He has received all the degrees of the Egyptian Freemasonry (33-95) and other allied degrees.

Introduced very early into the Ordo Aurum Solis, in 2003 de Biasi became the tenth Lifetime Grand Master. He is also the current head of the Kabbalistic Order of the Rose-Cross.

A lecturer since he was twenty years old, he is invited regularly to various countries where he gives workshops, seminars, trainings, and conferences on his fields.

He is the author of several books in French, published in several languages, and is now writing in English for Llewellyn Publications. Many of his books are available in a number of languages in several countries.

With his wife Patricia, he is also the founder of the companies Theurgia and Philosophy Tours. The latter is a travel agency offering travels all around the world focused on philosophy, spiritual traditions, and Epicureanism.

To read more about Jean-Paul de Biasi, please visit him online at:

www.debiasi.org

www.facebook.com/jeanlouis.debiasi

www.aurumsolis.org

www.philosophytours.us

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