Synopses & Reviews
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?”
An invaluable primary source for unraveling the mysteries behind the Freemasons.
About the Author
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.