Masonic books in pdf

Discussion in 'History and Research' started by Luciano Rodrigues, May 3, 2018.

  1. Luciano Rodrigues

    Luciano Rodrigues Registered User

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    What sites do you indicate, to download Masonic books in pdf?
     
  2. chrmc

    chrmc Registered User

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  3. hfmm97

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    Luciano, are you a Master Mason? If not, just focus on history and philosophy of Freemasonry - don’t bother with so-called ritual exposés


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  4. vinceatwork

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  5. SørenSweR(I)

    SørenSweR(I) Registered User

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    Surely there are no openly available masonic books online. That would be heavily frowned upon.
     
  6. vinceatwork

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    Why? Is it there anything in Masonry we should be ashamed of, or need to be kept secret?
    Are we to frown upon these freely available books on the internet:

    Higgins - The Beginning of Masonry - http://www.freemasonryresearchforumqsa.com/higgins-beginningofmasonry.php

    Fichte - Philosophy of Masonry: Letters to Constant - http://www.freemasonryresearchforumqsa.com/letters-to-constant.php

    Krause - Higher Spiritualization of the True Traditional Fundamental Symbols of Freemasonry - http://www.freemasonryresearchforumqsa.com/krause/

    Krause - The Three Oldest Craft Records of the Masonic Fraternity - http://www.freemasonryresearchforumqsa.com/kraus/000-english-page-001.php

    Preston - Illustrations of Masonry - http://pictoumasons.org/library/Preston, William - Illustrations of Masonry [pdf].pdf

    d'Olivet - The Golden Verses of Pythagoras - http://www.freemasonryresearchforumqsa.com/golden-verses.php

    Mackey - The Principles of Masonic Law - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12186?msg=welcome_stranger

    Mackey - The Symbolism of Freemasonry - http://www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/Mackey_symbolism_fr.html

    Pike - Morals and Dogma - http://www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/apikefr.html

    AND hundreds more ...
     
  7. Elexir

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    There is a diffrence in culture.
    Anglo-saxan freemasonry was exposed in the 1700s.
    Our freemasonry has not sufferd from it due to our diffrences in ritual.

    Looking at it from a historical wiewpoint, originaly freemasonry was secret. The exposes was the reason things became more public.

    In scandinavia in the Swedish rite we have not had the same exposes of our ritual and have therefore kept true to the original mode of secrecy.

    Is it becuse we are ashsamed?
    No. The reason for keeping it secret is so that when we experience the degree and the lessons with an open mind.
     
  8. chrmc

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    This comment lacks context. In the Swedish rite, it is allowed to write down anything, and the regularly circulate and publish papers that would be seen as a grave violation of the obligation in many other Masonic jurisdictions. However these are closely guarded, held within lodges and libraries, and secured so they are not put in the hands of the profane.

    However in the rest of the world there is a greater tendency to publish Masonic books in general, similar to any other non-fiction topics. However these most often don't contain any Masonic secrets, unless we are talking about old rites etc.

    So, it really comes down to how things are handled within the various countries.
     
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