The Etiquette of Freemasonry: A Handbook for the Brethren

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2012 - Business & Economics - 281 pages
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First written in 1890, The Etiquette of Freemasonry is a timeless window into the mysterious traditions and practices of one of history s most intriguing secret societies. This straightforward guide blends instruction with philosophical reasoning to capture the true spirit of the Freemason brethren. Readers will get the chance to walk in the footsteps of the Freemasons and finally peek behind the veil of mystery. Discover such hidden mysteries as: the meaning of the Jewels of the Lodge, how ancient ceremonial rites are conducted, and the details of rituals of ascension required to become a First-, Second-, and Third-degree Mason.
A vital resource for historians, students, Freemasons, and anyone who has ever been interested in modern cults, The Etiquette of Freemasonry answers the question, What does it mean to be a Free and Accepted Mason?
Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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Contents

DIRECTOR OF CEREMONIES
INTRODUCTORY ADDRESS
THE CEREMONY OF OPENING A PROVINCIAL OR DISTRICT GRAND LODGE
CLOSING PROVINCIAL OR DISTRICT GRAND LODGE
PROVINCIAL GRAND MASTERS ADDRESS
BTHE TRACING BOARDS
C AND DTHE BUTRIAL OF H A B ETC
EPREPARATION IN THE FIRST DEGREE
IOUR GRAND MASTER AS APPLIED TO H A B
JORNAMENTS OF THE LODGE
THE ENTERED APPRENTICES SONG
LTHE INSTALLATION CEREMONY
MVOCAL MUSIC IN THE LODGE
MASONIC MOURNING
A CONCISE CYCLOP∆DIA OF FREEMASONRY
LODGE AND CHAPTER MUSIC

FPOOR LETTER H
GTHE CHARGE IN THE FIRST DEGREE
HEXPLANATION OF THE WORKING TOOLS
THE AMALGAMATED GUILD OF FREEMASONS AND MASONS Edited by the late Sir PATRICK COLQUHOUN QC LLD
MASONIC JURISPRUDENCE AND SYMBOLISM
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