Freemasonry: A Journey Through Ritual and Symbol

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Thames and Hudson, 1991 - Social Science - 96 pages
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This title explores the origins, development, rituals, and symbolism of Freemasonry, and examines Freemasonry as part of a tradition of Western mysticism going back to the Middle Ages.

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Pages 22-32 are RICH. I was raised as a Master Mason in 2002, later advancing to the 32nd degree in Scottish Rite in 2005. This is NOT an indictment of my brethren in any way, but many deeper meanings were simply never explained in such a clear, concise way.
Nearly a decade later, thanks to this book and discussions with a new friend, the Great Work before me finally begins to take genuine shape.
I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone on the Masons path. While I found (and continue to find) Pike's Morals and Dogma to be a wonderful resource, it's steak and potatoes... the mother's milk contained in just under 100 pages in "Freemasonry: a journey through ritual and symbol" provides immediate, relevant nourishment.

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