What Books Would You Recomend

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by MMWoody, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. jwhoff

    jwhoff Premium Member

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    For all Texas' new MMs, please don't forget to check the last two pages of your fourth blue pamphlet given you upon raising. The bibliography there is exceptional. You can contact the library of the Grand Lodge of Texas to check out and read all but a very few of the volumes there listed.

    I vouch that you will receive a powerful start and learn much about the fraternity. Probably could consider yourself on the way to becoming a "bright" and learned mason among us.

    Don't miss the opportunity.
     
  2. George Coombs

    George Coombs Registered User

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    My favorite Masonic writers are Manly P. Hall, Allen Roberts, and Brent Morris.
     
  3. theenlightened1

    theenlightened1 Registered User

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    The Masonic library on iBooks it's 7 books in one and only a dollar it'll have everything you need!!!
     
  4. VinnyC

    VinnyC Registered User

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    Too bad I don't have Apple.
     
  5. jimmy

    jimmy Registered User

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    The GLoNY has a Masonic library that has some awesome books, I would assume texas does as well
     
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  6. towerbuilder7

    towerbuilder7 Moderator Premium Member

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    I would first master your Ritual, memory work being the cornerstone of the Order. Any good book that you choose to read after gaining a good working knowledge of your Ritual will make you appreciate and embrace the Degree Work even more. I am a fan of the series of books written by Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas. The Hiram Key, Turning The Hiram Key, The Book of Hiram, Uriel's Machine, and The Second Messiah are all very good books. I enjoy books on Masonic History as well as Masonic Philosophy. The entire set of Masonic writings by Manly P Hall are also very good. Each of the books listed by the Brethren above are all good places to begin. You have a lifetime to travel.....happy reading!!
     
  7. Dion

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    You might consider the series of handbooks authored by Carl Claudy, and The Builders, by Joseph Fort Newton. You can find them online (the price is right), and they offer a good introduction.

    Already mentioned is The Meaning of Masonry by W.L. Wilmshurst - somewhat more mystical and esoteric, but without question, one of my personal favorites. The final chapter addresses the Royal Arch, and probably won't make much sense unless one has in fact become a Royal Arch Mason.

    You also read mention of the Hodapp "Dummies" offering, which I believe should have been titled "Freemasonry for the Lowest Common Denominator", because it certainly will not put undue stress on the intellect. To each his own.
     
  8. jwhoff

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    Excellent recommendations my well-read brethren.
     

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