The Mosaic Book of the American Adoptive Rite
by Rob Morris
Introduction by Michael R. Poll
Rob Morris, the creator of the Order of the Eastern Star, takes us right up to the line of female Masonry with his "The Mosaic Book of the American Adoptive Rite." It is, of course, not actually female Masonry, but what exactly is it and why was it created? Regardless of any questions about female Masonry, or if Lodges of Adoption cross the line of acceptability, Rob Morris does provide a fascinating and very useful account of this beautiful system. What Morris does make clear is that this system is an effort to bring the Masonic experience into the family so that all may enjoy and benefit from a system of personal growth and advancement. Lodges of Adoption are clearly not Masonic lodges. But they still provide a moral, educational, and rewarding Masonic related experience for all who participate. Photographic rendering of the 1857 Edition.