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Discussion in 'Recommended Reading' started by cog41, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. cog41

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    What book(s) have you recently finished or are currently reading?
    All types welcome just keep it clean.
     
  2. cog41

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    I'm currently reading Third Alabama! The Civil War Memoir of Brigadier General Cullen Andrews Battle, CSA
     
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  3. Frater Cliff Porter

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    The Mystery Experience by Timothy Freke...five stars. Tim found his form of initiation on his own...I mean that to say that he found that perennial philosophy that binds all of us and does a phenomenal job of sharing it in this book.

    Harp, Pipe and Symphony and Little Doors by Paul Di Filippo...both high on my excellent list. H,P and S was a re-read and still loved it.
     
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    "The Brotherhood," by Tim Dedopulos was very informative. He is an esoteric researcher whose father is a Past Master of the Island of Corfu in Greece. Great photos and imagery. He worked with the UGLE for many of the photos and images. Very nice book.

    "Symbols of Freemasonry," by Daniel Beresniak (photos by Laziz Hamani) was pretty informative (albeit for a layman like myself) with beautiful photos.

    I'm currently reading "The Rosicrucian Enlightenment," by Frances Yates. I have high expectations for this one. It should prove a great historical primer for my future endeavors...
     
  5. cog41

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    Finishing Third Alabama and starting Mapping for Stonewall, the Civil War Service of Jed Hotchkiss by William Miller.

    Also doing a re-read of The Feasts of the Lord by Marvin Rosenthal and Kevin Howard.
     
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    Re-reading the set of Howard Bahr's Civil War novels, The Black Flower, The Year of Jubilo, and The Judas Field. There's a strong stream of antebellum freemasonry that runs through all three novels.
     
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    Started Landscape Turned Red by Stephen Sears.

    Whew, too many at once.
     
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    Finished The Harbinger by Jonathon Cahn

    Interesting read indeed.
     
  10. Brent Heilman

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    I just finished Gideon's Corpse​ by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. I really do enjoy their work. They make a great duo and I have read all of their books.
     
  11. STLamb

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    Two books that I've just wrapped up that I highly recommend are Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow, and Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham. These, along with David McCollough's John Adams should be required reading for every American. I'm planning on tackling an Alexander Hamilton book next. Perhaps the one by Ron Chernow. Has anyone read it?
     
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    Just finished Observations and Potentials by Brother Robert William Streeter. I have signed copy 57 of volume one.

    The thoughts are both fresh and worth every 21st century mason's consideration.

    Good read, good suggestions for our future.

    Recommended.
     
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  13. calo

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    The Holy Qur'an
     
  14. Trufflehound

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    I just finished A Pilgrim's Path: Freemasonry and the Religious Right by John Robinson. It was very informative and helped give clear counter-points to all the tired reasons that people use to vilify Masonry.

    I'm also at the beginning of the second part of Ayn Rand's We the Living. I don't feel it's as good as The Fountainhead​, but it's still a pretty solid book.
     
  15. jwhoff

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    Just finished:

    Master of the Mysteries, The Life of Manly Palmer Hall
    By Louis Sahagun who wrote Hall's obit in the LA Times

    Now on:

    Albert Pike, The Man Beyond The Monument
    by Brother James T. Tresner II


    Hall and Pike were similar brothers. Both amassed a wealth of knowledge in the occult and ancient pagan religions.

    Pike was more careful with his research and verification. A man for all seasons, a Renascence man. Philosophy, Psychology , prose, poetry, jurisprudence, education, pioneer. A brilliant, self-taught man who easily moved amongst the learned of academia, wealthy, common man and the Indian.

    Hall was a product of his times. Sometimes played a little to loosely with the facts and proofs; allowed, with little resistance, the voodoo occult of the early 20th century around Los Angeles to affix and promote itself along with him. Brooded, fought the devils of self promotion within himself, and allowed himself to be misguided in the end.

    Both complex men for sure. Both with a contribution to society. Both 33 degree Scottish Rite masons in the end.

    Enjoying the one of one comparison.
     
  16. barofdeath

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    The masonic ladder. Printed around 1879. I love old books.

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  17. streeter

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    hello barofdeath, can you give us some more information about the book you name ' the masonic ladder ' please? - like you I have a great affection for old books and am always on the lookout for what I can discover - thank you - robert streeter.
     
  18. barofdeath

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    Sure, it's full title is The Masonic Ladder. Tge copy I have was printed in 1873. I believe it's a second edition printing. Written by bro. John Sherer. He also wrote "Masonic carpets of blue lodge, chapter and council masonry" Masonic Ladder has taught me a lot about the history of freemasonry. Published by Cincinnat:R.W. Carroll &co.

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  19. barofdeath

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    The whole book is online at freemason.com.

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    I am reading The Meaning of Masonry by Wilmshurst and East of Eden by Steinbeck right now.
     

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