New read

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Benjamin Baxter, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Benjamin Baxter

    Benjamin Baxter Moderator Staff Member

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    Just got the book Born in Blood.seems to be a good read so far.
     
  2. tomgndallas

    tomgndallas Registered User

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    This is a good read, Pilgrims Path is pretty good too, though I did enjoy BIB more. I just began reading Chris Hodapp's Solomon's Builders. So far so good. Finished the Lost Symbol (awesome) and Lomas's Turning the Solomon Key (yuck!!!)

    Happy reading brother...

    Tom G
     
  3. tomasball

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    I wish Robinson had provided footnotes in Born in Blood, so people would know where he was getting some of that stuff. If I remember right, he repeats the old hoax about characters called "juwes" as if it were fact. Also, it was this book that created, out of thin air, the business about there being a part in our ceremonies where the new mason is told he is now a "brother to pirates and corsairs." When this book came out, we were all pleased that there was a non-mason writing a book favorable to masonry, and a bit non-critical about his facts and conclusions.

    I did like Robinson's "Dungeon, Fire and Sword". It is kind of a fun retelling of the crusades.
     
  4. tomgndallas

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    I remember that part, if I do remember correctly is this were he goes back to the original french meanings of words and then speaks to the use of ela, elo, elum as a way to capture the feminie, masculine and neutral. At least I think that was in Robinson's, I have been reading alot lately and I may be having fusion of knowledge...it happens:huh:
     
  5. tomasball

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    Now you're going to make me get out my copy and look at it. The point I was referring to was that he perpetuated, without checking it out, a lie originated by Stephen Knight in "Jack the Ripper, the Final Solution." Knight said that the note scrawled on a wall near one of the murder scenes, "the Juwes are the men that will not be blamed for nothing," was obviously a secret masonic message, because the masonic ritual talks about men called Juwes. Knight was a rabid anti-mason, and there was no use telling him that we have no such word in our lexicon, but then along comes Robinson, and uncritically repeats Knight's lie, without saying where he got it, and now I see that Robinson is being quoted in other, equally careless books.
     

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