The Lost Keys of Freemasonry
A high-ranking Mason offers a fascinating glimpse into the Western world's most secretive society. Manly P. Hall, a scholar of occult and esoteric ideas, traces the path followed by initiates to the ancient craft. Hall also recounts the ethical training required of a Freemason, and he profiles the character traits a Mason must "build" within himself.
More than a mere social organization a few centuries old, Freemasonry can be regarded as a perpetuation of the philosophical mysteries and initiations of the ancients. This book reveals the unique and distinctive elements that have inspired generations of Masons. Thoughtful members of the craft, as well as outsiders, will appreciate its exploration of Masonic idealism and the eternal quest, from humble candidate to entered apprentice and master Mason.
What people are saying - Write a review
Other editions - View all
ages altar ancient Aradamas Arthur Baker ashlar body build candidate CLARINET compassion concealed consciousness cosmic creation darkness degree divine Dover Emerald Tablet emotion energy Entered Apprentice eternal evolved expression eyes F ather’s house Fellow Craft ﬁery ﬁgure ﬁlled ﬁnally ﬁnd ﬁngers ﬁrst ﬁve ﬂame Freemasonry garment gleaming glory glow gods Grand Master greater hands heart heaven Hermes Hiram Hiram Abiff human ideals illuminated illustrations King King Solomon labor liberation light living ﬁre man’s manifests Mason realizes Masonic Lodge Masonry Master Builder Master Mason mind mold murdered Mystery School mystic passes physical pillars planes of Nature portunity prison puriﬁed raised rays reﬂected ritual robe rufﬁans sacred seek shadows shine slowly soul spiritual steps stone strange student symbols things Thou thought tion tomb tracing board transmutation true Brother true Mason true Master truth understanding unfolding unto voice walls wisdom Word worthy