My Masonic Library

Discussion in 'Recommended Reading' started by crono782, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. crono782

    crono782 Premium Member

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    Thought I'd start a thread to track my library collection thus far. I'm always adding to it. This is a rough catalog as I'm still missing publishing years, some authors, ISBNs, etc. It's a start though. I see a lot of threads of guys asking about some books to read; well, here's a place to start! There are some books specific to TX, but most are available anywhere.

    Title -- Author
    Valley of the Craftsmen, A Pictoral History, Scottish Rite Freemasonry in America's Southern Jurisdiction 1801-2001 -- Supreme Council 33*
    The Magnum Opus or The Great Work -- Albert Pike
    Albert Pike's Morals and Dogma, Annotated Edition -- Arturo De Hoyos
    Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry -- Albert Pike
    Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor & Guide -- Arturo De Hoyos
    Clausen's Commentaries on Morals and Dogma -- Henry Clausen
    Heredom vol. 10 -- Scottish Rite Research Society
    A Bridge to Light -- Rex Hutchens
    A Bridge to Light (Revised Ritual) -- Rex Hutchens
    Legenda 4-14 -- Albert Pike
    Liturgy 4-14 -- Albert Pike
    Liturgy 15-18 -- Albert Pike
    Legenda 19-30 -- Albert Pike
    Liturgy 19-30 -- Albert Pike
    Legenda 32 -- Albert Pike
    Readings 32 -- Albert Pike
    The Book of the Words -- Albert Pike
    Forms and Traditions of the Scottish Rite -- C. Fred Kleinknecht
    Mackey's Revised Encyclopedia of Freemasonry vol 1 -- Albert Mackey
    Mackey's Revised Encyclopedia of Freemasonry vol 2 -- Albert Mackey
    Mackey's Revised Encyclopedia of Freemasonry vol 3 -- Albert Mackey
    Gould's History of Freemasonry Throughout the World vol 2 -- Robert Gould
    Holy Bible Masonic Edition
    Grand Lodge of Texas Law Book -- Grand Lodge of Texas, AF&AM
    Restorations of Masonic Geometry and Symbolry -- Henry P. H. Bromwell
    The Complete Idiot's Guid to Freemasonry -- S. Brent Morris
    History of the Masonic Temple, Fort Worth
    The Freemasons
    Symbols of Freemasonry
    Transactions, Texas Lodge of Research vol 30 -- Texas Lodge of Research
    Transactions, Texas Lodge of Research vol 35 -- Texas Lodge of Research
    Negro Freemasonry and Segregation -- Donn A. Cass
    The Freemason's Monitor or Illustrations of Freemasonry -- Thomas Smith Webb
    The Meaning of Masonry -- W. L. Wilmhurst
    A Traditional Observance Lodge -- Cliff Porter
    The Text Book of Cryptic Masonry -- Jackson H. Chase
    Cryptic Masonry -- Albert Mackey
    Revered Wisdom, Freemasonry -- Albert G. Mackey
    Freemason's Book of the Royal Arch -- Bernard E. Jones
    Book of the Chapter or Monitorial Instructions in the Degrees of Mark, Past and Most Excellent Master of the Royal Arch -- Albert G. Mackey
    A Dictionary of Freemasonry -- Robert Macoy
    Grand Lodge of Texas Monitor (binder) -- Grand Lodge of Texas, AF&AM
    Grand Lodge of Texas Monitor (bound) -- Grand Lodge of Texas, AF&AM
    Lightfoot's Manual of the Lodge with Ancient Ceremonies and Commentaries -- Jewel P. Lightfoot
    The Newly Made Mason -- H. L. Haywood
    The True Masonic Chart or Hieroglyphic Monitor -- Jeremy Ladd Cross
    Albert Pike's Esoterika, The Symbolism of the Blue Degrees of Freemasonry -- Arturo De Hoyos
    Observations and Potentials -- Robert William Streeter
    The Templar's Chart or Hieroglyphic Monitor: Containing All the Emblems and Hieroglyphics -- Jeremy Ladd Cross
    Shibboleth, A Templar Monitor -- George Cooper Connor
    The Hiram Key -- Christopher Knight & Robert Lomas
    The History of Freemasonry -- Albert Mackey
    Freemasonry: Symbols, Secrets, Significance -- W. Kirk MacNulty
    Grand Chapter of Texas Constitution and Laws -- Grand Chapter of Texas RAM
    Freemasonry -- Jeremy Harwood
    Ritual and Illustrations of Freemasonry Accompanied by Numerous Engravings and a Key to the Phi Beta Kappa -- Anonymous
    Modern Historical Characters in Freemasonry -- John H. Van Gorden
    Prayers by the Chaplain -- Jerry L. Jones
    The Alchemical Keys to Masonic Ritual -- Timothy Hogan
    Duncan's Ritual of Freemasonry -- Malcom C. Duncan
    Freemasonry and the Birth of Modern Science -- Robert Lomas
    Look to the East -- Ralph P. Lester
    Tied To Masonic Apron Strings -- Stewart M. L. Pollard
    Born In Blood -- John J. Robinson
    The Secret Teachings of All Ages -- Manly P. Hall
    The Kybalion -- The Three Initiates
    Eliphas Levi and the Kabbalah -- Robert L. Uzzel
    The Rosicrucian Christianity Lectures -- Max Heindel
    Grand Council of Texas Ritual -- Grand Council of Texas R&SM
    Grand Council of Texas Monitor (1941) -- Grand Council of Texas R&SM
    Grand Council of Texas Monitor (1986) -- Grand Council of Texas R&SM
    Grand Council of Texas Lectures -- Grand Council of Texas R&SM
    Grand Council of Texas Cipher -- Grand Council of Texas R&SM
    Grand Chapter of Texas Ritual (1997) -- Grand Chapter of Texas RAM
    Grand Chapter of Texas Ritual (2002) -- Grand Chapter of Texas RAM
    Grand Chapter of Texas Monitor -- Grand Chapter of Texas RAM
    Grand Chapter of Texas Lectures -- Grand Chapter of Texas RAM
    Grand Chapter of Texas Cipher -- Grand Chapter of Texas RAM
    Commandery Orders Pocket Study Guide
    Texas Order of the Silver Trowel Ritual
    High Priest Chapter Planning Guide
    To the Candidate Elected to Receive the Degrees of Freemasonry, Book 1 -- Grand Lodge of Texas, AF&AM
    To the Entered Apprentice Mason, Book 2 -- Grand Lodge of Texas, AF&AM
    To the Fellowcraft Mason, Book 3 -- Grand Lodge of Texas, AF&AM
    To the Master Mason, Book 4 -- Grand Lodge of Texas, AF&AM
    A Message for the Master Mason
    A Brief Application of The York Rite to Daily Life
    The Grand Lodge of Texas 114th Grand Communication and Dedication of the Grand Lodge Memorial Temple -- Grand Lodge of Texas, AF&AM
     
  2. crono782

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    And yes, I've read most all of these, though many not all the way through. After a while, you realize many authors say the same things so I do just skim some parts. Also, not much point in reading the Encyclopedias and Dictionaries cover to cover, hah.
     
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  3. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Wow! Quite a collection you've got there, I'm impressed.
     
  4. Benjamin Baxter

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    My dad just showed me a collection of glotx proceedings books he bought from the glonc. They were cleaning out there library and I flipped through some looking for an old lodge near me that demised. It was called Johnsonville lodge it was what was in now Nemo, tx. It was a research topic of mine because the founding master of my lodge. Left to help start that lodge. Pretty cool to read some glotx publications in hand that dated prior to 1883....
     
  5. Brother JC

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    Seems I need to buy someone Brother Hammer's book this Christmas...


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  6. dfreybur

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    The Lodge of Research in each state works to maintain at least one full set of their own Proceedings. They regularly offer each other trades and gifts of Proceedings books other than their own jurisdiction's. Once they have become certain the books are spare they tend to offer them for sale on eBay and other auction sites.
     
  7. Roy Vance

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    Very impressive list, Brother Daniel. I, too, have an extensive list of Masonic publications/books, and, like you, have only skimmed through those that are stating the same things. As you say, there is really no reason to read an encyclopedia from cover to cover, but it is great to have on hand when you need to look for something.
     

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