The Scottish Rite "Wars"
Masonic Book Gift Bundle
The Scottish Rite has a history in the U.S. of battles for the right to be the one "true" system. These books provide a foundation in the so-called "Cerneau wars." Important for all students of the Scottish Rite.
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.
Original Price: $21.95
The Schism Between the Scotch & York Rites - by Charles Laffon de Ladébat
In 1850, everything changed for Louisiana Freemasons. Gone was the European style of Freemasonry as practiced by the Grand Lodge of Louisiana since its creation. By force, Louisiana was made to conform to the style of Masonry used by the rest of the U.S. Grand Lodges. This 1853 publication by Charles Laffon de Ladebat shows the emotion, frustration, confusion and pain experienced by the Creole New Orleans Masons as a result of the Masonic “war” that was inflicted upon them. Part of the Cornerstone Scottish Rite Education Series
Original Price: $15.95
Documents Upon Sublime Freemasonry - by Joseph McCosh Foreword by Michael R. Poll
This is one of the most controversial small books ever published on the Scottish Rite "wars" involving Joseph Cerneau. Originally published to expose the irregularity of the Cerneau Scottish Rite, Joseph McCosh, an SGIG in the Charleston Supreme Council (today, Southern Jurisdiction), was nearly put on trial by the Grand Lodge of South Carolina as a result of the publication. In addition, the Charleston Council was forced to disavow and destroy copies of the work. This photographic reproduction of this extremely rare publication provides new insights into this fascinating work as well as new discoveries about it. The foreword by Michael R. Poll dissects the events surrounding the publishing of the booklet along with the known information to provide a fresh analysis of the times and events.