Born in Blood

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  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • Born in Blood
  • John J. Robinson
  • English
  • 22 January 2019
  • 0871316021

About the Author: John J. Robinson

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Born in Blood Aiming To Solve The Last Secrets Of Freemasonry, This Book Uncovers The Mysterious Words, Symbols And Rituals Whose Meanings Have Been Lost For Centuries, Even To Freemasons Themselves The Book Contains Historic Research Into The Origins Of This Secret Society

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10 thoughts on “Born in Blood

  1. Tyler Anderson says:

    I tracked down this book at the recommendation of the Tyler at my Lodge We were talking just before my 3rd Degree, and I was asking him about books about Masonry, what I might read that had a lower level of mystical BS than the usual fare This was the title that came foremost to his mind, and so within a few days I had pinned it down at a local bookstore Our Tyler yeah, it causes confusion said it wasn t a perfect book, and I agree But I also agree that it follows far fewer flights of far I tracked down this book at the recommendation of the Tyler at my Lodge We were talking just before my 3rd Degree, and I was asking him about books about Masonry, what I might read that had a lower level of mystical BS than the usual fare This was the title that came foremost to his mind, and so within a few days I had pinned it down at a local bookstore Our Tyler yeah, it causes confusion said it wasn t a perfect book, and I agree But I also agree that it follows far fewer flights of far fetched fancy than other work I ve read Robinson actually did some genuine, serious research for this book, and it shows A great deal of his evidence remains, admittedly, circumstantial but it s hard to fault an author for not being able to turn up documentation on an organization that was guarded and secret, before it revealed itself in 1717 The book is broken into two portions, the first chronicling the travails of the Poor Fellow Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, aka the Knights Templar, their persecution and disbanding, and what that might have meant for the majority of the members who escaped it all The second portion dips into Freemasonry as it exists today and attempts to link this latter half with the former tracing linguistic foibles a very interesting part of the book detailing ritual aspects that make little sense on the surface but could be well explained, if his hypothesis is correct He even takes time to refute, dress down, and mock some anti Masonic screed that was hot heavy in the UK in the 90s I enjoyed this book and found it informative It remains circumstantial, with a wealth of assumption pasting it all together But as I said, for writing about an organization as it was 400 years ago, from which time no records have yet been found revealed, he does a pretty good job

  2. Hans says:

    Convincing take on the connection between Freemasonry and Knights Templar I have to admit, this book sold me on it I definitely think the connection makessense than all of the other theories propounded thus far about Freemasonry The book felt objective and fair and without the usual dose of paranoia that tends to follow Freemasonry This book led me to conclude that Freemasonry is bit a like a shadow or anti thesis of the Catholic church In the sense that if in fact there is a connecti Convincing take on the connection between Freemasonry and Knights Templar I have to admit, this book sold me on it I definitely think the connection makessense than all of the other theories propounded thus far about Freemasonry The book felt objective and fair and without the usual dose of paranoia that tends to follow Freemasonry This book led me to conclude that Freemasonry is bit a like a shadow or anti thesis of the Catholic church In the sense that if in fact there is a connection between the Templars and Freemasonry then they once were all Catholic but having been betrayed by the Catholic church instead chose to dedicate themselves to religious tolerance, individualism, equality, justice, science, democracy and human rights They were an organization for dissenters, where one could be protected when they had differing views from church and state Overall a great read and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the topics of either the Templars or the Freemasons

  3. Alex says:

    Born in Blood must be one of the most well researched book on Freemasonry that I have ever read The author, John J Robinson was NOT a Freemason when he began his research and writing quest, and was given completely open access to the Freemason library to complete his research on the single condition that he write a fair and accurate depiction of the Freemasons.I believe he accomplished just that Although John Robinson does tend to ramble at times and often makes the same points repeatedly, Born in Blood must be one of the most well researched book on Freemasonry that I have ever read The author, John J Robinson was NOT a Freemason when he began his research and writing quest, and was given completely open access to the Freemason library to complete his research on the single condition that he write a fair and accurate depiction of the Freemasons.I believe he accomplished just that Although John Robinson does tend to ramble at times and often makes the same points repeatedly, the book is a quality product and deserves to be seen as such His theories on the origins of Freemasonry and the history of the fraternity are not only well researched and documented, but very likely true.This book is an excellent resource and I highly recommend it to anyone that would like to learn about the history of the Freemasons I believe it speaks volumes that John J Robinson s last request was to be made a Mason and given a proper Masonic Funeral service

  4. Kelly Feldcamp says:

    There are plenty of theories out there about the origins and purposes of Freemasonry This volume does a terrific job of putting the facts together and creating a convincing argument tying Freemasonry to the Knights Templar I m not fully convinced the connection is there, but it s still a pretty cool theory Much of the imagery, secret signs and ritualization supports this theory as do many of the historical events which occurred between the demise of the Order of the Knights Templar on Friday, There are plenty of theories out there about the origins and purposes of Freemasonry This volume does a terrific job of putting the facts together and creating a convincing argument tying Freemasonry to the Knights Templar I m not fully convinced the connection is there, but it s still a pretty cool theory Much of the imagery, secret signs and ritualization supports this theory as do many of the historical events which occurred between the demise of the Order of the Knights Templar on Friday, October 13, 1307 and the first Grand Lodge forming in 1717 The observations, however do not prove conclusive.I heartily recommend this book, whether you re a freemason or not

  5. Bill says:

    A Work of Brilliant Scholarship, Engagingly WrittenIn Born in Blood, John J Robinson, an avocational historian and medievalist, makes a patiently reasoned and thoroughly documented re appraisal of the Peasant s Revolt of 1381 in England known popularly as Wat Tyler s Rebellion and emerges with a truly convincing demonstration of the sub rosa connections between the Templar order, the Wat Tyler uprising and the foundations of Freemasonry.It had for long been thought that this popular revolt A Work of Brilliant Scholarship, Engagingly WrittenIn Born in Blood, John J Robinson, an avocational historian and medievalist, makes a patiently reasoned and thoroughly documented re appraisal of the Peasant s Revolt of 1381 in England known popularly as Wat Tyler s Rebellion and emerges with a truly convincing demonstration of the sub rosa connections between the Templar order, the Wat Tyler uprising and the foundations of Freemasonry.It had for long been thought that this popular revolt against a pathologically avaricious landlord class, a backward, decadent Church and corrupt, venal and self involved royalty was but a lightning flash, operating under a disorganized, ad hoc leadership Mr Robinson has effectively disproved this Born in Blood demonstrates convincingly that far from being a spontaneous swelling of discontent, the revolt was a well planned and highly organized attempt on the part of remnants of the Templar order brutally dissolved by the French King and his lieutenant, the Roman Pontiff, seven decades earlier to avenge itself against their oppressors The author s hypothesis sheds copious illumination on a host of previously anomalous events and processes and misunderstood connections.Unlike the overwhelming majority of its members who believe that Freemasonry evolved from craft guilds of medieval stonemasons, the author persuasively links Freemasonry s origins, doctrine, governance and ritual to the once powerful and wealthy Knights Templar In the face of persecution of almost unbelievable cruelty, the author claims that surviving Templars, having secured temporary refuge in England and a rathersecure home in Scotland, were forced to form an underground Great Society The author combines scholarly research and a captivating, storytelling style to trace Freemasonry s birth in the bloody carnage following Papal censure and evolution into a globe spanning fraternity dedicated to self improvement and good works His painstaking analysis of the derivations and meanings of words like cowan, cabletow, due guard and tyler, which occur in Masonic liturgy and nowhere else in the English language, is nothing short of brilliant as well as conclusive.John Robinson makes a compelling argument This book will be enjoyed by brother Freemasons, non Masons and anti Masons alike as well as conspiracy theorists and aficianados of what has come to be called alternative history I highly recommend it particularly for those interested in the Templar order, the medieval Catholic Church, British history and Freemasonry This is an excellent book and a pure pleasure to read, and will surely provoke serious thought about the real origins of the Masonic Craft

  6. Bob says:

    Interesting argument that attempts to tie the origins of Free Masonry to the Knights Templar The author presents a strong argument and challenges other histories of the origins and purpose of the Free Masons Robinson does a pretty good job of arguing that the Knights Templar were broken by a conspiracy backed by the Catholic Church But, since England was partially broken away from Catholocism, and Scotland evenso, the British Isles provided safe haven for the Templars, although undergro Interesting argument that attempts to tie the origins of Free Masonry to the Knights Templar The author presents a strong argument and challenges other histories of the origins and purpose of the Free Masons Robinson does a pretty good job of arguing that the Knights Templar were broken by a conspiracy backed by the Catholic Church But, since England was partially broken away from Catholocism, and Scotland evenso, the British Isles provided safe haven for the Templars, although underground He shows how the Free Mason traditions grew from the need to keep together as a secret society, forming secret codes that could be used to reveal one member to another He does an outstanding job of painting the history of England and France from the period of the last Crusade through the Elizabethan Era when the Free Masons revealed themselve to society.My only complaint is that, while presenting an interesting and logical argument, he presents no hard evidence to support his conjectures So, much like the books written over the years villainizing the Masons with no basis in fact, this is simply an argument that presents an alternative theory I am not a Free Mason My Grandfather was a Free Mason in New York, but my father did not join I originally chose to read this to learnabout what Free Masonry was about The book does a nice job explaining the role of Free Masons in modern society So, I accomplished my learning goal

  7. Merilee says:

    This is my absolute favorite non fiction book I have been facinated by Masonic lore probably since I saw the movie The Man Who Would Be King, reminding me I should read that book , and with Born in Blood feel I have found the Holy Grail of Masonic mystery unveiled Though it is non fiction, historical research material, the author is adept at weaving an amazing and simultaneously convincing story of matching connections through research, intuition and serendipity Along the way he peppers This is my absolute favorite non fiction book I have been facinated by Masonic lore probably since I saw the movie The Man Who Would Be King, reminding me I should read that book , and with Born in Blood feel I have found the Holy Grail of Masonic mystery unveiled Though it is non fiction, historical research material, the author is adept at weaving an amazing and simultaneously convincing story of matching connections through research, intuition and serendipity Along the way he peppers in the most interesting of unrelated discoveries, like why chess pieces move on the board the way they do I cannot recommend this bookhighly Whether you are searching for definitive answers in the Masonic Templar question, or just love a facinating revelation of history Where does our modern banking system originate Why are junior Masonic fraternities call DeMolays and Why is Fri 13 unlucky , this book quenches a thirst, a gives you some facts to feel smug about at cocktail parties Does anyone remember the TV series Connections with James Burke It s rather like that

  8. Tyler says:

    The title of this book was a bit misleading to me Born in Blood infers a sinister and murderous founding of Freemasonry In fact, the book is rather positive about the Masons while holding onto its partiality the author is not a Mason What the title refers to is the Peasant Revolt of the 14th century and the unjust butchering of the Knights Templar, and how these events coincided with the founding of Freemasonry Linking up these historical happenings is the interesting parts of the book The title of this book was a bit misleading to me Born in Blood infers a sinister and murderous founding of Freemasonry In fact, the book is rather positive about the Masons while holding onto its partiality the author is not a Mason What the title refers to is the Peasant Revolt of the 14th century and the unjust butchering of the Knights Templar, and how these events coincided with the founding of Freemasonry Linking up these historical happenings is the interesting parts of the book Through the middle sections, the author delves into the etymology of particular Masonic ritual and other minutiae frankly I had a hard time getting through this part But the book picks back up again and even includes the official Papal condemnation of Freemasonry, issued in the 19th Century.This book definitely lifted the veil on some of the mysteries and misconceptions of the Masons, and makes some of the seemingly nefarious rituals and history understandable and even respectable A short read, and a decent one if you are interested

  9. Chelsea-Anne says:

    A very fun book masquerading as an academic endeavor Especially enjoyable if you like breathlessly related gossip, but only about prominent historical figures, or are curious about what people did in 1350 a.d before they had cable and had to make their own fun crusades and grisly torture were popular Oh yeah, also Masons The Masons finally show up about half way thought and then it starts to get kinda boring of note the author was not employed in any academic capacity during his life, wh A very fun book masquerading as an academic endeavor Especially enjoyable if you like breathlessly related gossip, but only about prominent historical figures, or are curious about what people did in 1350 a.d before they had cable and had to make their own fun crusades and grisly torture were popular Oh yeah, also Masons The Masons finally show up about half way thought and then it starts to get kinda boring of note the author was not employed in any academic capacity during his life, which may explain why he did not feel the need to cite any sources Additionally, the author is responsible for another book about the Knights Templars and the Crusades, the main subject of the first half of this book I suspect he simply recycled that book when writing the muchfun first half of this book

  10. Ryan says:

    This book, with certainty, falls into the category of speculative or alternative history However, even alternative histories are built on interpretations of accepted histories Robinson offers a very interesting history of the Peasants War, suggesting possible Templar ties to the uprising He moves to suggest that there existed a connection between the post Templar society of the Peasant War and the pre Grand Lodge traditions of Freemasonry Again, speculative in its historical assumptions, This book, with certainty, falls into the category of speculative or alternative history However, even alternative histories are built on interpretations of accepted histories Robinson offers a very interesting history of the Peasants War, suggesting possible Templar ties to the uprising He moves to suggest that there existed a connection between the post Templar society of the Peasant War and the pre Grand Lodge traditions of Freemasonry Again, speculative in its historical assumptions, it provides an interesting look into the possibly Medieval origins of Freemasonry