5 Masonic books you can't live without

Discussion in 'Recommended Reading' started by Mosaic, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. hanzosbm

    hanzosbm Premium Member

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    Agreed.

    I had not heard of it prior to reading this thread, now it is at the top of my books to get. I've got a birthday coming up and asked for W.L. Wilmshurst's Meaning of Masonry. Once I've read that, I'll either move on to one of his other books to get a copy of Esoterika.
     
  2. Morris

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    Definitely use the Scottish rite link posted a few back. You don't have to be Scottish rite (or even a Freemason) to order it there. But they sell out then go on waits for more publishing. So when it's there get it.

    Wilmhurst is a good read. I recommend using a highlighter when reading it. His thoughts are mixed for me but still glad I read it.
     
  3. hanzosbm

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    I found his Meaning of Masonry online (not sure if it was the full version or not) and after reading the first chapter, I needed more. Later chapters may or may not interest me as much, but I liked the direction it was going.
     
  4. promason

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    Hiram..ULTIMATE SOURCE/PILAR/FOUNDATION..light everyone..blessings!!!!
     
  5. JamestheJust

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    I have read (and largely discarded) hundreds of books on Freemasonry. I consider the best source to be the first half of The Spirit of Masonry by Foster Bailey

    http://www.amazon.com/Spirit-Masonry-Foster-Bailey/dp/0853301352

    And if you are really interested in the temple in heavens, Initiation, Human and Solar, by AA Bailey gives most useful parallels between Masonic ritual and that of the temple in the heavens.

    http://www.amazon.com/Initiation-Hu...4&sr=1-1&keywords=Initiation,+Human+and+Solar

    Here is an online copy: http://sacred-texts.com/eso/ihas/index.htm
     
  6. pointwithinacircle2

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    It would have to be the history of Royal Arch Masonry, but its seven volumes, hmmmmmm
     
  8. Jason Bryce

    Jason Bryce Registered User

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    In no particular order...

    Wilmshurst - The Meaning of Masonry
    Steinmetz - Freemasonry Its Hidden Meaning
    Hall - Lost Keys
    Schiavello - Know Thyself
    My Ritual Book
     
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  9. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Good picks!
     
  10. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    Add "The Masonic Initiation" as volume 2 of that one.
     
  11. Bloke

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    Ritual Book, Book of Workings, Constitution, my VSL and a Transactions from the PA Lodge of research - first three are practical, last two sentimental.
     
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  12. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    A list that we all can use.
     
  13. Travelling Man91

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    I know this thread is old, but im wondering what a paddle has to do with Freemasonry? It is becoming more common to see college greek symbols associated with freemasonry

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