[PDF KINDLE] The Meaning of Masonry AUTHOR W.L. Wilmshurst
Written by a Freemason Gives his point of view of the organization and its goals I have read other books on Freemasonry that address view of the organization and its goals I have read other books on Freemasonry that address negative aspects of its practices Good to read if you want to understand their perspective I really liked this book I will write a detailed review later but wow Like many classic works of Masonic literature this book can take a while to wade through Lack of paragraphs arcane language and run on sentences pose uite the challenge to the reader If you stick with it and plow through this is a very interesting explanation of the whys and hows of Masonry I ve often heard this book recommended for those looking for a deeper Meaning To The Symbols And Allegories Of to the symbols and allegories of For than two centuries The Spirit of Masonry has been the essential source for anyone exploring the inner mysteries of the Masonic Fraternity When it first appeared in 1775 it was hailed as the
FIRST WORK TO DEAL WITH THEwork to deal with the purpose and the deeper significan. Ormat but he opens by saying that these lectures have been reworked for print It all just happens too often and it honestly feels like a cop outFresh in my mind is an example in the last feels like a cop outFresh in my mind is an example in the last where he goes on about parallels between early Christian practice and masonry s three degree structure citing Dionysius Ecclesiastical Hierarchy He specifically recommends the work as worth reading and it is a rare instance of specific source citation However the works of Pseudo Dionysius are pseudepigrapha written likely in the 5th or
6th Centuries Known Tocenturies nown to so since at least the 1500s Representing them as a reliable source on early church practices is at best a sign of lax research and at worst dishonest. And furniture of the lodge the apparel jewels and occupations of masons the temple of jerusalem as well as the temple of Jerusalem as well as secrecy of Masons charity and brotherly love This is the classic study in the history and philosophy of Freemasonry the oldest fraternal order in the wor. .
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Degrees Regrettably I m leaving it feeling disappointedMuch like another recent read MacNulty s The Way of the Craftsman how much one enjoys this book will depend heavily on whether the author s personal interpretation jives with the reader The interpretation given is extensive but citations are almost nonexistent When Wilmshurst cites ancient practices it s freuently in a vague sense if he cites any origin for a claim at all In reviewing my notes
I found almost all of them to be regarding claims he made that made me audibly say What Really I needfound almost all of them to be regarding claims he made that made me audibly say What Really I need almost all of them to be regarding claims he made that made me audibly say What Really I need find where you got THAT from He often plays the this isn t the place to go too far into that card which is sometimes fair particularly for a lecture Ce of Freemasonry; and its popularity among Masonic scholars has never decreased In thsi fascinating book author William Hutchinson has discussed several subjects including the orders of Freemasonry the rites ceremonies and institutions of the ancients the nature. ,