ABOUT RITUALS AND SYMBOLISM
The following books deals with the rituals and symbolism in
600 Years of Craft Ritual by Harry Carr
A Commentary on the Freemasonic Ritual by E. H. Cartwright
Like the above, this is from England. Harry Carr said of this one: "No one
has written anything better in this particular field".
Its Symbols by Allen Roberts / Hardcover
This book has become a runaway Masonic best seller. It covers the symbolism and
the story behind the ritual of the Craft degrees. Southern California Research
Lodge, and many others presents it to Entered Apprentices. It is a presentation
volume and takes the initiate through the ceremonies of initiation to the
meaning of the Master Mason degree. It's MUST reading. It explains the meanings
of the initiation ceremonies the newly raised Master Mason has just gone
through. The wife of a master mason will gain an understanding of the new
avenues opening for a better and fuller life for the entire family. If you are a
non-Mason who has heard about Freemasonry, but wants to know more about the
Fraternity and its teachings before you petition, this book is must reading.
Bound to resemble a Lambskin Apron.
Freemasonry, by Arthur E. Waite. Mr. Waite is the author of many books on
mysticism as well as Freemasonry. He gives a sometimes unique view as to the
origins of Freemasonry and its symbology.
A Journey Through Ritual and Symbol by W. Kirk MacNutly / Paperback
The historical illustrations of Masonic tracing boards are a rare find, and the
incorporation of Jungian psychological principles into an explanation of the
Blue Lodge degrees made quite fascinating reading. 133 illustrations.
Freemasonry: Its Hidden Meaning by George H. Steinmetz
The lectures and symbols are carefully and systematically examined so that the
reader can really understand them.
in the 21st Century by Don Bradley, Linda Darger (Illustrator) / Paperback
An in-depth study of the authors interpretations of practices and rituals
necessary to advance through the first three Initiations of Freemasonry. Not a
historical piece, but an interesting blow-by-blow of how the rituals are
structured and their effects upon the inner bodies of the candidate.
Masonic Symbolism by Charles Clyde Hunt
Fifty-nine informative studies and interpretations of many Masonic symbols.
Simple and readable, dependable, thorough, sound in interpretation, inspiring.
Masonic Symbols in American Decorative Arts
Origin of the Masonic Degrees by F. de P. Castells
Signs and Symbols of Freemasonry by A. E. Waite
Six Hundred Years of Craft Ritual by Harry Carr
The development of our Masonic Ritual. Impressive documentation, absorbing
Deeper Aspects Of Masonic Symbolism by Stephen Dafoe, Arthur Edward Waite
(Editor) / Paperback
Long out of print, Arthur Edward Waite's "Some Deeper Aspects of Masonic
Symbolism" is a must read for those Freemasons interested in a better
understanding of the Masonic degrees that make up the Craft Lodge of Masonry.
Waite covers such topics as, the meaning of initiation, the Third Degree, the
Christian Mysteries, Operative Masonry, The Old Charges and a host of other
topics. Also included in this small volume is "An Appreciation of Arthur Edward
Waite" by Joseph Fort Newton and an afterward by Stephen Dafoe on the importance
of Pythagorean Symbolism in Masonry unique to this volume. Templar Books is
pleased to bring this lecture by the late Arthur Edward Waite to the Masonic
Fraternity once again.
Sources of Masonic Symbolism by Alex Home, Macoy, 1981
historical basis for much of Freemasonry
Masonry by H.L. Haywood
Symbolism in Craft Masonry by Colin Dyer
Symbols of the Fraternity by
The Lost Language of Symbolism by Harold Bailey
The York Legends in the Old Charges
by Alex Horne
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