The Hidden Life In Freemasonry

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The Masonic fellowship differs from all other societies in that candidates for membership have to join it blindfold, and cannot receive much information about it until they actually enter its ranks. Even then the majority of Masons usually obtain only the most general idea of the meaning of its ceremonies, and seldom penetrate further than an elementary moral interpretation of its principal symbols. In this book it is my object, while preserving due secrecy upon those matters which must be kept secret, to explain something of the deeper meaning and purpose of Freemasonry, in the hope of arousing among the Brn. a more profound reverence for that of which they are the custodians and a fuller understanding of the mysteries of the Craft.

 

CONTENTS

FOREWORD

AUTHOR’S PREFACE

CHAPTER I - INTRODUCTORY
Personal Experience
Egyptian Evidences
Preservation Of Rituals And Symbols
The Egyptian Outlook
The Hidden York
The Egyptian Race
The Grand Lodges
The Ordinary Lodges
The History Of Masonry

CHAPTER II - THE LODGE
Form And Extension
Orientation
The Celestial Canopy
The Altar
Pedestals And Columns
Orders Of Architecture
Meaning Of The Three Columns
The Pillars Of The Porchway

CHAPTER III - THE FITTINGS OF THE LODGE
The Ornaments
The Mosaic Pavement
The Indented Border
The Blazing Star
The Furniture
The Movable Jewels
The Immovable Jewels

CHAPTER IV - PRELIMINARY CEREMONIES
The Co-Masonic Ritual
The Procession
The Apron
The Ceremony Of Censing
Lighting The Candles

CHAPTER V - THE OPENING OF THE LODGE
The Brethren Assist
Tyling The Lodge
The E.A. S ... N
The Officers
The Duties
The Opening
The E.A. K ... S

CHAPTER VI - INITIATION
The Candidate
Divisions Of The Ceremony
Preparation Of The Candidate
The Inner Preparation
The Three Symbolical Journeys
The O ...
The E ...1 I ... S
The S ... And P ...
Examination And Investiture
The Working Tools
Egyptian Interpretation Of The Working Tools

CHAPTER VII - THE SECOND DEGREE
The Questions
The Preparation
The Inner Preparation
The Opening
The E.A.’S Last Work
The Five Stages
The Five S ... S
The O.
The Working Tools
Closing The Lodge

CHAPTER VIII - THE THIRD DEGREE
The Opening Of The Lodge
The C ...
The Preparation
The Internal Preparation
Entering The Lodge
The Seven S ...
The O.
The Etheric Forces
Hiram Abiff
Death And Resurrection
The Star
The Raising Of Humanity
Fire, Sun And Moon
The Villains
The Inscription

CHAPTER IX - THE HIGHER DEGREES
The Masonic Plan
The Ceremony Of Installation
The Mark Degree
The Holy Royal Arch
Still Higher
The Rose-Croix
Black Masonry
White Masonry
How To Use The Powers
Our Relation With The Angels

CHAPTER X - TWO WONDERFUL RITUALS
The Workings In Egypt
The Form Of The Temple Of Amen-Ra
The Building Of The Temple Of Amen-Ra
The Unveiling Of The Hidden Light
The Offerings 215 The Descent Of Osiris
The Distribution Of The Sacrament
The Reunion Of Osiris
The Shining Of The Light
The Pledge And The Blessing
The Ceremony Of The Holy Angels
The Lodge And Officers
The Triangle Of Adepts
The Arrival Of The Angels
The Building Of The Temple Of The Angels
The Ceremony In The Temple
The Effect Of The Festival

CHAPTER XI - CLOSING THE LODGE
The Greetings
Preparation For Closing
The Closing




ISBN

9788418379536

Pages 238
Width 6 in
Height 9 in