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  • Symbolism is the language of Freemasonry. But what is symbolism? Why does Masonry use it? Who else has used symbolism? The Freemasons Key answer these and other questions concerning the Masonic method of teaching.

The Freemasons Key

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The Freemasons Key

Edited by Michael R. Poll

A Masonic Bestseller!

Symbolism is the language of Freemasonry. But what is symbolism? Why does Masonry use it? Who else has used symbolism? Some of the great minds in Masonic history (Albert Mackey, Joseph Fort Newton, Oliver Day Street, H. L. Haywood and more) answer these and other questions concerning the Masonic method of teaching as well as explain the symbolism of the Masonic degrees. This is an indispensable work for anyone seeking to better understand Freemasonry and its practices.

Contents:

What Is Symbolism?

by R. J. Meekren

The System of Symbolic Instruction

by Albert Mackey

The Symbolism of Solomon’s Temple

by Albert G. Mackey

Symbolism in Mythology

by C. T. Sego

Evidences of Symbolism in the Land of the Incas

by Hiram Bingham, Ph.D

The Initiatory Rites of Druidism

by Dudley Wright

Masonry Among Primitive Peoples

by J.W. Norwood

The Dionysiac Artificers

by Albert Mackey

The Secret of the Old Operative Masons

by P.A. Fenger

Lodge Furnishings and Degrees

by Henry R. Evans, LITT. D.

The Use and Symbolism of Color in Masonry

by Frank C. Higgins

The Symbolism of Numbers

by H.A. Kingsbury

Symbolism of the Three Degrees

by Oliver Day Street

The Word of God

by Joseph Fort Newton

The Mystery of Masonry

by Joseph Barnett

The Psychology of the Lodge Initiation

by G. Garland Riggan

Monitorial Symbolism of the Third Degree and its Application to Every Day Life

by George Dern

The Origin of the Legend of the Third Degree

by R. J. Meekren

Some Notes on the Meaning of the Word Freemason

by H. L. Haywood

The Interlaced Triangles

by Dudley Wright

Early Craft Symbolism

by R. J. Meekren

The Symbolism of the Old Catechisms

by R.J. Meekren

Speculative Symbolism

by R. J Meekren

The Bible in Masonry

by Joseph Fort Newton

Reviews:

Mike Poll has developed a keen sense of ‘what’s needed’ in the publishing of Masonic books. In this work, he’s filled a HUGE gap that has existed practically forever.

When one becomes a Mason, the very first thing they want to learn about is ‘symbolism’. What does it all mean? What’s behind it all? For several decades, the standard work to address these emergent questions has been Allen Roberts’ The Craft and Its Symbols. This book will not take its place but it should easily become the SECOND reference for a new or inquiring Masonic mind. While Roberts has addressed the basics, relating them to each degree in a logical, patterned order, this work expands FAR beyond that and joins together essays from the best and brightest minds from the history of Freemasonry into a book which expands the richness of our symbolism in detail. Having these all in one easily handled volume makes it just SO much easier!

This is not to say that these essays themselves are easy: they are, for the most part, ones to which you will return again and again over the years, each time finding new gems of thought-provoking stimulation. They approach the subject of Masonic symbolism from varying angles, allowing the rich prism to shine and glow in your mind.

This is a book that has long been needed: I urge ANY student of Masonic symbolism to add it to their ‘read this now’ list and to their library immediately.

~ Ed. King

Freemasons Key is an extraordinarily valuable collection of essays on Masonic symbolism–from works that are important but awfully difficult to find. As a Masonic researcher, I’ll be keeping this book close by.

~ Dr. Kenneth W. Davis

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Product Details:
6x9 Softcover
Pages:
244
ISBN:
1887560971

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