Audio Books

Check out the collection of Audiobooks that Cornerstone has Produced!

 

In His Own (w)Rite

by Michael R. Poll

Michael R. Poll gives us a wonderful collection of some of his best Masonic papers and lectures. From rethinking long held beliefs regarding the early development of the Scottish Rite to the general philosophy and needs of today’s Freemasonry, this book provides education, enlightenment and enjoyment.

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Measured Expectations

The Challenges of Today's Freemasonry

by Michael R. Poll

This down to Earth book by Michael R. Poll provides suggestions and advice on dealing with Lodge and Scottish Rite issues such as Masonic law, Lodge operation, visitors, poor degrees, meals, officer roles, poor attendance, Masonic philosophy & history, the future of Freemasonry, and so much more. Written in an easy to read style with the goal of providing the new or seasoned Mason with useful information to help make their Lodge experience of greater value. 

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A Masonic Evolution

The New World of Freemasonry
by Michael R. Poll

The world is in a time of change. We are in a time of divided thoughts, beliefs, and actions. Likewise, Freemasonry is evolving. We are moving past the stagnation of the club atmosphere with our return to being Seekers of Light. This book is designed to be a guide, a trestleboard of sorts, to the changes taking place in Freemasonry. Michael R. Poll provides us with his thoughts on our Masonic past, present, and future with emphasis on our growth as Freemasons. This is a book for those who truly desire to take part in A Masonic Evolution.

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The Particular Nature of Freemasons

by Michael R. Poll

This is a book of balance. It takes a look at the past and present of Freemasonry. It looks at who we were, who we are, and who we can again become. The craft lodge and how to improve the lodge experience is a focus along with looking at our philosophy and the purpose of Freemasonry. Freemasons are unique individuals. This book shows why.

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Living Freemasonry

A Better Path to Travel
by Michael R. Poll

The world and everything in it is changing. Freemasonry is facing new challenges. How will we deal with them? Will we rage at things that have changed our plans? Will we be paralyzed in confusion by the changes? We can’t choose or know what will happen tomorrow, but we can choose how we will respond. We can use the many lessons of Freemasonry as a guide for personal betterment — a guide for living better in society. By putting the teachings to use, we can be wiser, more honorable, and happier humans. It’s all our choice.

This is a very personal book. In this book are private thoughts, feelings, and experiences with the goal of contributing to a collective body of possible aid for the seeking Freemason. There is hope. There is still Freemasonry

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A Lodge at Labor

Freemasons and Masonry Today

by Michael R. Poll

 "A Lodge at Labor" follows in a theme with books such as, "Measured Expectations" and "A Masonic Evolution". The goal is simple - to provide a view of the problems that we face in today's Freemasonry and offer opinions on solving these problems. The one goal is to inspire the reader to realize that Freemasonry is far more than a social club. Once this is realized, then those who are willing can do what is needed to bring the Age of Enlightenment back to Freemasonry. We can elevate our lodges into centers of education designed to help us be more than we are and give us Light in a sometimes dark world. 

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Seeking Light

The Esoteric Heart of Freemasonry

by Michael R. Poll

Seeking Light is an approachable, easy to read collection of common Masonic philosophy and practices. The pages provide clear thoughts and advice on many of today’s Masonic questions and the situations that plague our lodges and members. It is the esoteric heart of Freemasonry.

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The Scottish Rite Papers

A Study of the Troubled History of the Louisiana and US Scottish Rite in the Early to Mid 1800's

by Michael R. Poll

Sometimes a published history provides a clear window into events of the past. Other times, it is written to create a confusing fog, to mislead the reader, and obscure a proper understanding of past events. This book is designed to dispel the fog and offer a clear look at the early development of the beautiful and highly valuable Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite.

REVIEWS

From Amazon.com
Ed K
5.0 out of 5 stars "I need a roadmap and a head-lantern"

How Mike Poll managed to sort all of this out totally amazes me. This is the most confusing bit of masonic history I have ever encountered. On my second reading, I’m going to have a Whiteboard ready to be able to trace out this whole story. If you want an outstanding background of Scottish Rite growth and development in the early to mid-1800s, this is the work you should buy immediately. I got it a year ago and left it on the shelf for a while. How foolish I was. Thanks again, Mike, for some exceptional historical detective work .


From Amazon.com
L. W. Chavis
5.0 out of 5 stars "Finding Order in the Chaos"

Writing history is rarely a straightforward reporting of facts. The would-be historian shoulders the burden of finding an order in scattered, hidden, confusing, often contradictory records, drawing such conclusions as can be drawn from the materials at hand, and organizing them in some presentable form. Historical research is a bit more than using Google.

The Scottish Rite Papers by Michael R. Poll is a well-done example of the art of the historian, taking on the tangled, confusing threads of the history of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in the first half of the nineteenth century. While many Scottish Rite Masons know the story of the creation of the thirty-three-degree A.&A.S.R., preceded by the twenty-five-degree Order of the Royal Secret promulgated by Etienne Morin in the eighteenth century, fewer are aware that Louisiana, largely due to its French and Spanish origins, had bodies of several rites working under its Grand Lodge. Louisiana has one of the most interesting, if confusing, stories of the foundation and growth of Freemasonry in all the United States, and to follow the various crossing, woven, and knotted threads of its lodges and higher degree bodies is a daunting task for most of us. Michael Poll, a Louisiana Scottish Rite Mason himself and a researcher and speaker about the history of Freemasonry who is well-known and well-respected, has undertaken in this volume to follow the intricate windings of the Scottish Rite in Louisiana, and he does so in a well-written and perspicacious series of papers that, to borrow from the thirty-third degree motto, brings order from chaos. There are many books and references about the Scottish Rite in Louisiana—Historical Inquiry into the Origins of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite by James Foulhouze, a Sovereign Grand Commander of the Louisiana Supreme Council, also published by Cornerstone Publishers is one such—but Poll's The Scottish Rite Papers is an excellent aid to clarity for those of us interested but less erudite. I highly recommend this book.

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The Lady in the Blue Dress

by Evelyn Klebert

When she was a child, Mika Devalieur was introduced to her grandmother's most precious possession — a priceless and mysterious painting that she simply called The Lady in the Blue Dress. Upon Adele St. Clair's death, the painting is left in the care of her granddaughter with only one stipulation. Mika must hand over the family heirloom to a total stranger. Mika Devalieur desperately wants to deny her beloved grandmother's last request, but she can't. Torn between her Gran's last wishes and her desire to hold onto the Lady, she ultimately journeys to rural Virginia, where an enigmatic man shows her that this painting is only the beginning.

What quickly becomes clear is that James Clairmont knows much more about her and the Lady than he is letting on. He begins to slowly unravel a powerful supernatural connection that spans three generations of her family. Mika finds herself desperate to uncover the entire truth before she falls in love with a man filled with so many secrets — secrets about him, about her, and most especially about The Lady in the Blue Dress. (First published on Kindle Vella, episodes 1-23.) 

 

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The Tethering: A Portent of Crows

by Evelyn Klebert

Deborah Brandt's beloved Aunt Gena always told her that she was special, a bit different, and would have to live her life, unlike other people. Of course, this she disregarded as the ramblings of her lovely but notably eccentric aunt. Although there were the things that Aunt Gena said that seemed true — like Deborah being sensitive to energy shifts, having potentially psychic impressions, and dreaming of a spirit guide — none of it could be real. But the most ridiculous thing that her Aunt Gena told her before she died was that someone special was out there for her. She said that he was an extraordinary man who was not only her perfect match but someone who she would learn from so that they could help the world in difficult times. How ridiculous! It sounds like a fairy tale, and no such person exists.

Daniel Wren is unique. He has been raised and trained from a young age to hone his psychic gifts. He lives in a world unimagined by most. And he has been waiting for years to contact his counterpart, soulmate, if you will. But the problem is that she is painfully unaware of the type of life that he lives and the life she would be entering into if they came together.

His dilemma becomes how best to proceed. How can he win her over and move forward before outside forces take that decision away from him? 

 

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A Ghost of a Chance

by Evelyn Klebert 

Jack Brennan, an ambitious high-powered attorney, dies, only to find himself constrained to a peculiar afterlife as an earth-bound spirit trapped in an old Virginia farmhouse with a very much living, reclusive writer of campy vampire novels. Hallie Barkly recovering from a painful and disillusioning divorce, has forged a career and exorcised her demons by writing under the pseudonym of Sebastian Winters. Their lives intersect, and two unconventional lovers are brought together under insurmountable circumstances. Together they must battle an unseen force hell-bent on possessing Hallie's life and bridge death itself to make possible what cannot be - to find a chance.  

 

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Gravier’s Bookshop

by Evelyn Klebert

Caroline Breslin always knew that she would have to live her life differently. Being an extremely sensitive and gifted empath in a family full of psychics has led her to a somewhat cautious existence. But she is determined to strike out on her own, moving out of the protection of her Prytania Street home. And all is going well, except, of course, if you don't count the neighbor upstairs in her apartment building, who may or may not be a dark witch, and the increasing flow of malevolent energy that seems to be directed just her way. All of that and trying to make ends meet seems a bit much for this rather inexperienced New Orleans girl. The last thing Caroline wants to do is run back to her family for help, even though she is painfully in over her head. What she really needs is a knight in shining armor or maybe just that guy that keeps haunting her dreams.

Max Gravier had no intention of becoming a recluse, but after his wife's death, it seems his life is heading in that direction. He spends his time running Gravier's Bookshop on Magazine Street and occasionally, on the quiet, helps the police solve a crime with his psychic sensitivities. That is until he answers Caroline Breslin's call, a cry for help out of his dreams that draws him rather unexpectedly into a fierce battle for a young woman's soul. Join them and the whole Breslin family psychic clan in this first installment of The New Orleans Paranormal Mystery Series, where you'll travel into a new world just a few steps into the turbulent realm of the unseen. 

 

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The Hotel Mandolin

by Evelyn Klebert

Peril is wrapped up in the most enticing of disguises in The Hotel Mandolin, the second installment of The New Orleans Paranormal Mystery series. It's opulent, classic, and one of the most renowned hotels nestled deep in New Orleans' famous business district, but something is amiss at The Hotel Mandolin. PI Peter Norfleet is calling out the big guns to help him investigate a recent suicide at the famous establishment — his good friend Max Gravier, a formidable psychic, and his girlfriend, Caroline Breslin, a talented empath. But none of them can seem to scratch the surface of this puzzle, no one except Cassie Breslin, Caroline's clairvoyant mother, who has somehow tapped into an unexpected connection with a tragic ghost from the turn of the century. And the more she uncovers, the more dangerous and malevolent the mystery becomes.  

 

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The House at Pritchard Place

by Evelyn Klebert

Nothing is really wrong with the old Warrick House on Dante St., except that there most certainly is. Nothing is exactly wrong with its new mysterious owner except that Elise is sure something doesn't add up. It isn't obvious, but sometimes the most dangerous things aren't. In the third installment of The New Orleans Paranormal Mystery series, with the help of her very psychic sister and her children, the Breslin clan, Elise Ashford is about to embark on a wild rescue mission straight into another dimension that will land her squarely somewhere she doesn't expect, right back into her past. She'll land full circle; in a childhood home whose memory still haunts her to this day — The House at Pritchard Place.  

 

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The Left Palm

And Other Halloween Tales of the Supernatural

by Evelyn Klebert

Halloween is the time of year when that veil between worlds is thinned, and you can just catch a quick glimpse into the realm of the unknowable. In this collection of short stories, Evelyn Klebert takes you to a place where ordinary life splinters into the sphere of the paranormal.

The journey begins with one woman's unstoppable quest for vengeance against a supernatural creature in "Wolves" and continues in an old historical graveyard where a horrifying discovery is uncovered in "Emma Fallon." In "The Soul Shredder," a psychiatrist's unusual patient opens his eyes to a disturbing new view of reality, while in "Wildflowers," a woman strikes up a supernatural friendship with impossible implications. And in "The Left Palm," a fortuneteller in the French Quarter receives a most unexpected and terrifying customer. 

 

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The Broken Vow

Vol. I of The Clandestine Exploits of a Werewolf

by Evelyn Klebert

In the heart of every man, there is a history. In the heart of every monster, there is a story. In this first installment of The Clandestine Exploits of a Werewolf, Ethan Garraint is on a vendetta that begins in the heart of the Pyrenees with the fall of Montségur and leads him to the streets of New Orleans nearly five hundred years later. But the person he chases isn't really a man anymore, and Ethan has been a werewolf for almost a millennium. With the aid of a gifted seer, he is on a blood hunt that will culminate in a journey that crosses the line between heaven and earth and ends somewhere in between. 

 

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Treading on Borrowed Time

by Evelyn Klebert

 For Julia Moreau, life seems complicated. Emerging from a failed marriage and managing a lifetime of diabetes, she lives alone in her childhood home, where she communicates with the spirit of her Great Aunt Lilia. But Julia doesn't have a clue what complicated is until she is thrust into being the key chess piece in a match between two powerful men of extraordinary abilities on the wild hunt for a mystical creature hidden in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter. Will Julia lose her soul to the karma of a devastating past life or her heart to the love of a man driven by dark forces? What is clear is that whichever way she turns, she is Treading on Borrowed Time

 

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The Witches’ Own

by Evelyn Klebert

On the surface, things seem quiet and serene in the picturesque coastal village of Kilmarnock, Virginia. But something unseen roams its lush forests as the past and present collide, and the unthinkable begins to wreak its vengeance. Young Lucy Bonner is executed for witchcraft in the town's distant and brutal past. Her death triggers an unholy chain of events that grasp at the restless heart of novelist Peter McQuade, spurring him towards a quest to uncover the dark and terrifying truth. 

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Dragonflies

Journeys into the Paranormal

by Evelyn Klebert 

 A powerful wizard, love-crossed ghosts, a mysterious dark warrior, and an enigmatic time traveler -- a mystical wordsmith entices you into the world of the paranormal with a collection of inspired stories. Each tale takes the journey of the dragonfly imbued with the momentum and energy of change, following a winding path that will ultimately lead you to find the truth buried beneath perception. 

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Travels into the Breach

Accounts of a Reclusive Mystic
by Evelyn Klebert

At first glance, his life seems quiet, serene, and even uneventful. Malachi McKellan, a 65 five-year-old widower and author of esoteric books, lives largely as a recluse in a house situated just off the banks of Bayou St. John in New Orleans. But unbeknownst to most, he is also a bit of a detective, a specific kind of detective whose specialty is psychic attacks. Alongside his lifelong companion and spirit guide Simon Tull, a nineteenth century, twenty something English gent, Malachi battles the unseen, and is an unacknowledged hero to the most vulnerable - most of the population who have no idea what is really happening beneath the surface of the world in which they live.

In this collection of adventures, Malachi McKellan and Simon Tull wage war against the most insidious elements of the paranormal. In “The Three,” Malachi and Simon come to the aid of a young woman being victimized by a group of dark witches. An old apartment building is the scene of an unimaginable battle against monstrous forces in “The Lost Soul.” Malachi and Simon find themselves strategizing against a psychic vampire in “Obsession,” and “The Hotel” turns back time to the 1980s where Malachi confronts a demonic spirit. In “Between,” a past life is revisited as Malachi attempts to rescue a beloved sister from committing her existence to vengeance, and “The Wedding” takes a personal turn when Malachi must confront painful truths while endeavoring to protect his niece from a potentially devastating union. Travel into the Breach with a pair of paranormal warriors who choose to confront overwhelming forces on a battlefield unsuspected by most. 

 

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Appointment with the Unknown

The Hotel Stories
By Evelyn Klebert

A hotel, for most, represents a normal place, a predictable realm of commonality. One might even go as far to say a safe space, the reliable where nothing particularly unusual is expected to happen. Or is it? Dimensional traveling, spirit guides, mystical storms, and soul mates separated by time are only a few elements dotting this supernatural landscape. Drop into a collection of romantic paranormal stories where that place of commonality is only the threshold, the jumping-off point, for extraordinary adventures into the unknown.

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Dumaine Street 

by Evelyn Klebert 

Voices in her head, catastrophic emotions, hallucinations — Rebecca Wells is more than convinced that she is losing her mind. And as a last-ditch effort, she contacts a self-professed counselor who seems convinced he can help.

Gabriel Sutton has abandoned the world of medicine to navigate a realm filled with psychic phenomena. Diagnosing Becca with extreme empathic abilities, he struggles to help her stabilize her gifts while trying desperately not to fall in love with his patient.

From the realm of vulnerability into a crusade to use their profound gifts to rescue others from peril on the other side of death, these two follow an astonishing and unpredictable path into each other's hearts.

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