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The Etiquette of Freemasonry: A Handbook for the Brethren


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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 historys 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?”

Book News Annotation:

This classic handbook was originally published in 1890 and quickly became the definitive reference on Freemasonry etiquette. Little is known of the author, who anonymously wrote the book under the pseudonym The Old Past Master, other than that he had been an active Freemason for approximately 50 years prior to the writing of this book. As one would expect from the title, this handbook covers the basics of Freemasonry, rituals, implements, and codes of conduct. Given the content nature and its delivery in Victorian language, this book is best suited for those with a genuine interest in Freemasonry or late 19th century society. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


An invaluable primary source for unraveling the mysteries behind the Freemasons.

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The Freemasons are members of a fraternal order which can trace its roots back to the late sixteenth century. Today it is estimated that there are over six million Freemasons around the world, almost two million of whom live in the United States. Within the Freemason hierarchy, a brother can only attain the position of Master after years of study and successful initiation into the First, Second, and Third degree. A Worshipful Master is the highest ranking member of a Lodge, and is responsible for coordinating the daily activities of the Lodge and presiding over all ceremonies and rituals.

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