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The Freemasons Key
The Freemasons Key

The Freemasons Key

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A Masonic Bestseller! Symbolism is the language of Freemasonry. But what is symbolism? Why does Masonry use it? Who else has used symbolism? Some of the great minds in Masonic history (Albert Mackey, Joseph Fort Newton, Oliver Day Street, H. L. Haywood and more) answer these and other questions concerning the Masonic method of teaching as well as explain the symbolism of the Masonic degrees. This is an indispensable work for anyone seeking to better understand Freemasonry and its practices.

Review by Edward L. King - "Mike Poll has developed a keen sense of 'what's needed' in the publishing of Masonic books. In this work, he's filled a HUGE gap that has existed practically forever. When one becomes a Mason, the very first thing they want to learn about is 'symbolism'. What does it all mean? What's behind it all? For several decades, the standard work to address these emergent questions has been Allen Roberts' "The Craft and Its Symbols." This book will not take its place but it should easily become the SECOND reference for a new or inquiring Masonic mind. While Roberts has addressed the basics, relating them to each degree in a logical, patterned order, this work expands FAR beyond that and joins together essays from the best and brightest minds from the history of Freemasonry into a book which expands the richness of our symbolism in detail. Having these all in one easily handled volume makes it just SO much easier! This is not to say that these essays themselves are easy: they are, for the most part, ones to which you will return again and again over the years, each time finding new gems of thought-provoking stimulation. They approach the subject of Masonic symbolism from varying angles, allowing the rich prism to shine and glow in your mind. This is a book that has long been needed: I urge ANY student of Masonic symbolism to add it to their 'read this now' list and to their library immediately."

Contents:

What Is Symbolism? by R. J. Meekren
The System of Symbolic Instruction by Albert Mackey
The Symbolism of Solomon's Temple by Albert G. Mackey
Symbolism in Mythology by C. T. Sego
Evidences of Symbolism in the Land of the Incas by Hiram Bingham, Ph.D
The Initiatory Rites of Druidism by Dudley Wright
Masonry Among Primitive Peoples by J.W. Norwood
The Dionysiac Artificers by Albert Mackey
The Secret of the Old Operative Masons by P.A. Fenger
Lodge Furnishings and Degrees by Henry R. Evans, LITT. D.
The Use and Symbolism of Color in Masonry by Frank C. Higgins
The Symbolism of Numbers by H.A. Kingsbury
Symbolism of the Three Degrees by Oliver Day Street
The Word of God by Joseph Fort Newton
The Mystery of Masonry by Joseph Barnett
The Psychology of the Lodge Initiation by G. Garland Riggan
Monitorial Symbolism of the Third Degree and its Application to Every Day Life by George Dern
The Origin of the Legend of the Third Degree by R. J. Meekren
Some Notes on the Meaning of the Word by H. L. Haywood
The Interlaced Triangles by Dudley Wright
Early Craft Symbolism by R. J. Meekren
The Symbolism of the Old Catechisms by R.J. Meekren
Speculative Symbolism by R. J Meekren
The Bible in Masonry by Joseph Fort Newton

  • Measures Approximately 6" x 9"
  • Edited by Michael R. Poll
  • Softcover
  • 244 Pages
  • ISBN 1887560971

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