Duncan's Ritual

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  1. BroJordan

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    Opinions on the easy accessibility to this?


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  2. Txmason

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    Interesting but wouldn't pass muster


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  3. widows son

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    Outdated ritual. The Ace of spades for the Anti.
     
  4. Txmason

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    True I agree


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  5. Bro. Stewart P.M.

    Bro. Stewart P.M. Lead Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Close but... NOT IT!!!

    Fuel for the anti-masons!
     
  6. dfreybur

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    It gives ***** ***** ***** which I promised to keep secret so unless we've sat in lodge together or traded dues cards I won't help you locate a copy.

    There's a thread "I've been studying" that is partially about it. Bad idea to use it to memorize from because of variation from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

    As to its availability - How many people does it take before a secret is no longer a secret? Millions have been raised over the centuries.

    The official secrets may be the modes of recognition and maybe more depending on your jurisdiction but the real secrets of Masonry are the sort that can be shouted from the rooftops and no matter how many people hear them they remain secret. That's the cool part about Masonry.
     
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  7. widows son

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    ^^^ I like this.
     
  8. El Dud3rino

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    How is it the ace of spades for the anti?


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  9. jimakar

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    What is Duncan's ritual?


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  10. rhitland

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    shh the esoteric work is the patsy secrets to hide the real ones! And Morgan thought he let the cat outta the bag sha right!!
     
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  11. Brother_Steve

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    Now I know why it is called profane!

    just kidding! :w00t:
     
  12. widows son

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    "How is it the ace of spades for the anti"

    • Because as even though it is outdated, it still has all the ***** ***** ***** in it. This is a prime tool the anti mason uses.
     
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  13. El Dud3rino

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    Gotcha, thank you! I have heard of it but never seen it. I was told it was out dated with some good nuggets, but over all nothing to get excited about.


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  14. crono782

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    I find it a very good read and insightful to the ritual history. I've got a copy of Look to the East ritual book and am waiting on my Lightfoot monitor. I'd love to find a Duncan ritual book in original printed form for my collection. Look to the East is a plain english ritual book from some decades ago, though not as popular as Duncan (no illustrations). But yes, I've seen anti-masonry sites specifically use Duncan's ritual book as citation for their supposed exposes of freemasonry.
     
  15. El Dud3rino

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    Some of the books I was told to begin looking up are as follows:

    Coils Masonic Encyclopedia
    Royal Arch Guide and Compendium
    Freemason Guide and Compendium

    Not 100% sure on spellings of names (Coils) but that was where I was told to start.

    Any comments? I do not have any of the books yet. Just started looking.


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  16. KevinHarp1

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    Amazon has it.

    Recommend not reading it until you know the ritual for your state as it will only make it harder for you to learn.

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  17. crono782

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    I don't recommend Coils or Royal Arch for you yet. Coils and likewise Mackey's are laid out just like an encyclopedia, word by word. It's more of a reference than anything. You are a ways off from the Royal Arch, so I'd just avoid that one for now as well.
    I'm not familiar w/ Freemason Guid and Compendium so I can't comment much there. As for all of these, I'll give you the same advice I give our non-MMs in my lodge: wait until AFTER you are a master, then pursue reading. For a couple reasons: First you'll likely stumble onto "spoilers" about future degrees and also, you have a wealth of information already in your monitor. I advise, to build your masonic educational edifice there and afterwards seek to adorn it with further reading. Go back and re-visit the EA, FC, etc sections and spend time contemplating what they teach. Once you have a firm foundational grasp of the symbols and lessons, then seek further elaboration on the teachings.
    As for what you should read, I like the book "Speculative Masonry" (I forget the author presently), and The Newly Made Mason (haywood). Afterwards, perhaps Symbolism of Freemasonry (mackey) and then either Coil's or Mackey's Encyclopedias. If you decide to go york rite, then the same principles apply: wait until your are through it then go back and read up. Then perhaps the Royal Arch guide. Same if you decide on Scottish Rite and so forth.
     
  18. crono782

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    Yeah, I'm wanting a non POD copy of all my masonic texts and most of what amazon has is POD (print on demand). A lot of my collection is for collector or reference only. I'm already mostly prepped' for my B cert now.
     
  19. widows son

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    If one is not MM or a RAM I would stay away from Duncan's Ritual, lest he wants to ruin his Masonic experience.
     
  20. El Dud3rino

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    I do not plan on ruining the experience. And I fully understand that prying in tomes of knowledge can cloud experiences and spoil fun.

    I like to gather knowledge and do reflective research. Finding topics and theory's and bringing them to others to discuss and talk about it, and then grow from it. I tend to be very logical and tend not to take everything I hear and read to heart. Only with thoughtful introspection will I begin to believe whole heartedly.

    My plan is to locate, quote, and obtain.

    One of the practices I am currently doing is going through EA work and write/draw insights learned from lecture.


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