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The Other Brotherhood | When Freemasonry crosses the English Channel

By Darren Lorente-Bull“

This new book by Darren Lorente-Bull The Other Brotherhood: When Freemasonry Crossed the English Channel is an excellent book, being perfect for Freemasons and non-Freemasons alike who want to explore the origins of Freemasonry and to examine how it influenced French thought in the eighteenth century to become a unique but equally diverse society. Lorente-Bull also discusses the Grand Orient de France and the development of Co-Masonry, esoteric and philosophical elements, and the many transitions that the society has gone through. In short, this book is a must for everyone with an interest in Freemasonry, and even rounds off with a collection of insightful interviews with present day Freemasons, which give a contemporary view of Masonry. A great book.”

Dr David Harrison

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CHAPTER 1
Seeking a definition 13 What is Freemasonry? 15
CHAPTER 2
The Origins 27 Where did Freemasonry come from? 29 The Operatives 30 The Ancient Charges 32 The transition from Operative Freemasonry to Speculative Freemasonry 36 The United Grand Lodge of England 40
CHAPTER 3
French Freemasonry 47 Some early Fringe orders 49 French or continental Freemasonry 53 Philosophical and literary influences 57 Mystical and Chivalric influences 64 The French Revolution 66
CHAPTER 4
The birth of Liberal Freemasonry 73 The Grand Orient of France 75 The Grand Lodge of France 88 Le Droit Humain 89 Le Droit Humain in Great Britain 93
CHAPTER 5
The uses of Freemasonry 101 Political Freemasonry 103 Esoteric Freemasonry 107 Philosophical Freemasonry 110
CHAPTER 6
Universalism 113 The Appeal of Strasburg 115
CHAPTER 7
Conclusion 125
APPENDIX I
RITUALS 135 A note on Ritual 137 The Emulation Ritual 139 The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite 142 The French Rite 146 Lauderdale Ritual 147
APPENDIX II
INTERVIEWS 151 Javier Otaola, former President of CLIPSAS 153 Julian Rees: Between Masonic Worlds 162 Philippe Bodhuin, Grand Orient of France 172 Lorena Clara: The female perspective 181
REFERENCES 193 ONLINE RESOURCES 194 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 197

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ISBN

9788417732592

Pages

206

Author

Darren Lorente-Bull was born in London in 1972 and raised in Spain. He returned to London in 1998 and read English at London Metropolitan University (formerly known as the University of North London). He was initiated into Freemasonry in 2006 and has written extensively on this topic both in English and Spanish. In 2017 he co-authored More Light: Today’s Freemasonry for Men and Women with Julian Rees. In the same year his first novel, Y las Montañas se movieron co-authored with Ruben Baidez Legidos was published by MASONICA. Krause, escritos masónicos, Los Rituales de los Oddfellows and La O.T.O y Thelema followed in 2017/2018 also published by MASONICA. Darren has also translated the novel El Síndrome de Nietzsche by Javier Otaola into English and written a number of articles on the subject of Freemasonry for the digital magazine of the British Federation of Le Droit Humain, Pietre Stones review of Freemasonry and Masoneria Española. His upcoming Spanish translation of the Ahiman Rezon co-authored with Ruben Baidez Legidos will be published in 2020 by MASONICA. Lorente-Bull has also been a guest on the prestigious podcast AEON GNOSTIC BYTES hosted by Miguel Conner where he was interviewed twice on the subject of Liberal and Adogmatic Freemasonry. A self confessed Japanophile, Darren currently resides in London with his wife and children.