The Meaning of Masonry

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  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • The Meaning of Masonry
  • W.L. Wilmshurst
  • English
  • 06 January 2018
  • 0517331942

About the Author: W.L. Wilmshurst

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The Meaning of Masonry For Than Two Centuries, The Spirit Of Masonry Has Been The Essential Source For Anyone Exploring The Inner Mysteries Of The Masonic Fraternity When It First Appeared In 1775, It Was Hailed As The First Work To Deal With The Religion, Purpose, And The Deeper Significance Of Freemasonry And Its Popularity Among Masonic Scholars Has Never Decreased In Thsi Fascinating Book, Author William Hutchinson Has Discussed Several Subjects Including The Orders Of Freemasonry, The Rites, Ceremonies And Institutions Of The Ancients, The Nature And Furniture Of The Lodge, The Apparel, Jewels, And Occupations Of Masons, The Temple Of Jerusalem, As Well As The Secrecy Of Masons, Charity, And Brotherly Love This Is The Classic Study In The History And Philosophy Of Freemasonry, The Oldest Fraternal Order In The World.

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10 thoughts on “The Meaning of Masonry

  1. John says:

    This was quite a read that I attempted to read as carefully as possible but even then, I don t feel that I completely understand and appreciate what Wilmshurst was attempting to convey.Nevertheless, this work has truly enlightened me to the true purpose of Freemasonry and my place as a Mason It makes me wish that could repeat my degrees and understand them now that I am armed with such knowledge Even while I feel a sense of lack, I am also filled with a sense of purpose that I need to better u This was quite a read that I attempted to read as carefully as possible but even then, I don t feel that I completely understand and appreciate what Wilmshurst was attempting to convey.Nevertheless, this work has truly enlightened me to the true purpose of Freemasonry and my place as a Mason It makes me wish that could repeat my degrees and understand the...

  2. Frederick Cheeseborough III says:

    Mandatory reading for every lodge officerI have always believed that the majority of my masonic education would not come from my time spent in lodge but from readings and lectures such as this book which so eloquently expound upon the seamingly menial tasks performed in lodge As the sitting Junior Warden in Federal Lodge 1 under the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia FAAM I would recommend this book as reading for every lodge officer and every brother aspiring to become one This book giv Mandatory reading for every lodge officerI have always believed that the majority of my masonic education would not come from my time spent in lodge but from readings and lectures such as this book which so eloquently expound upon the seamingly menial tasks performed in lodge As the sitting Junior Warden in Federal Lodge 1 under the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia FAAM I would recommend this book as reading for every lodge officer and every brother aspiring to become one This book gives much context to your esoteric role in the function of the lodge which only serves to illuminate the importanc...

  3. Mike Day says:

    I really liked this book I will write adetailed review later, but wow

  4. Avery says:

    This is a clear and considered exposition of the meaning underlying the symbolism and ritual of Freemasonry I found that reading it helped me considerably in understanding much of what occurs in the Lodge Wilmshurst s discussion of Masonry s relationship to the ancient Mystery schools was very thought provoking.I highly recommend this book for any new brother, and I wish I had read it earlier in my Masonic career If I have one criticism, it is that Bro Wilmshurst tends to over emphasize Chri This is a clear and considered exposition of the meaning underlying the symbolism and ritual of Freemasonry I found that reading it helped me considerably in understanding much of what occurs in ...

  5. Victor Rodriguez says:

    I haven t finish reading it yet but, I m already bedazzle by the glamorous prose of it s time.OK I just finished reading this book and all I can say is that it s of an invaluable measure the Gift within its content I m incredibly surprise by how this book came to my possession as a vulgar cheap prize discounted offer on Barnes Nobles for less than 10.00 dollars This is not a book, it s an ARCANE But them again, it shouldn t surprise me that all good ...

  6. Jeevan Anandaskaran says:

    This book is the eye opening book about masonry you have been looking for, While not a mason myself this book in my research answered so many questions and put many historical timelines into context This book is a lesson in self reflection that brings meaning to what has become wrote ritual I understandthe reason for secrecy but also how outdated that concept is today I also understand the power of the times w...

  7. Sherrill Watson says:

    The edition of this book that I got from the Sun City library had a different cover, with different symbols of Masonry ORIGONALLY PUBLISHED IN 1922 Mr W.L Wilmshurst is a dyed in the wool pun intended Enghlishman who writes from his unshaken belief in Masonry Taking that ...

  8. Rachelle says:

    I thought this book was very interesting I love seeing the comparisons to Masonry in my own faith I don t know the right word to use but the author uses way to many words to put forth a simple idea It was hard to ...

  9. Corey says:

    I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to any brother mason The first 3 chapters are a must read for any mason in search of the veiled allegory within the symbolism of the craft This is a perfect start...

  10. Rob says:

    Like many classic works of Masonic literature, this book can take a while to wade through Lack of paragraphs, arcane language, and run on sentences pose quite the challenge to the reader If you stick with it and plow through, this is a very interesting explanation of the whys and hows of Masonry.