Antique Masonic Book Freemasonry Rituals Rites Freemason Illustrated Leather For Sale
ANTIQUE MASONIC BOOK Freemasonry Rituals Rites FREEMASON Illustrated Leather
ANTIQUE MASONIC MONITOR
Here is theoriginal 1901 editionof "Masonic Monitorcontaining instruction in the degrees of entered apprentice, fellow craft, and master mason, together with the ceremonies of constitution, installation, dedication, laying corner stone, funeral service and lodge of sorrow." Revised by the committee on work Grand Lodge of Florida. Published by Macoy Publishing. Leather foldover wallet binding. 187 pgs. Measures 5.5” x 3.5” (14 cm x 9 cm.) Illustrated.
ANTIQUE FREEMASONRY BOOK CONTAINS
RITUALS, PASSWORDS, GRIPS, REGALIA & MORE
The Freemasons have long been the subject of much intrigue, speculation and discussion. In the early days of lodges, rituals and lessons were often written on dirt floors with sticks and trampled out at the meetings end. For many years Freemasonry teachings were passed only from mouth to ear only.
As a result, conspiracy theories have abounded about what goes on in Masonic Lodges. Likely these are a result of the foggy beginnings as well as the esoteric nature of the Masonic rituals and symbols, misinterpretations of Masonic doctrines and the repetition of false claims.
Now you can be privy to what really goes on behind lodge doors. This antique Masonic monitor contains the ceremonies and rituals for the first three degrees of Freemasonry: Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason. Between these covers you’ll be ushered into the secret world of the Freemason’s brotherhood. You’ll learn the ceremonies, rites, passwords, complete initiation rituals and more.
The Masonic Monitor is profusely illustrated with pictures of due guard signs, secret handshakes, gestures, lodge floor plans, costume regalia, symbology, etc. for 1st three Masonic degrees.
But there’s more! This antique Masonic book explains the origin of Freemasonry and its advantages. It explains how the fraternity is governed and how Masonic Lodges are run. It provides qualifications for candidates and a petition for admittance into the Freemason fraternity. Also included with this book are ceremonies of constitution, installation, dedication, laying corner stone, funeral service and Lodge of Sorrow.
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Condition is overall GOOD.Tightly bound with all pages present and firmly intact. Pages clean and bright. One small corner missing from the top corner of pgs 95 & 96. Covers are as shown edge wear and light scratching. A very nice condition example of this antique Masonic book.
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Brief Summary of Freemasonry History
The Freemasons have been the subject of much intrigue, speculation and discussion for centuries.The true origins of Freemasonry are not known. The knowledge has been lost to history, which leaves room only for speculation.
Some researchers believe that the origins go as far back as either the Ancient Mysteries, the Crusades, the Jewish religion, the Rosicrucian’s or the Knights Templar. Although all of these theories have been considered, no firm conclusions have ever been reached.
According to some legends the brotherhood dates back to the construction of King Solomon’s Temple. These legends appeared to be substantiated when the British Archaeologist and Egyptologist, Sir William Petrie, towards the end of the 19th century, unearthed papyrus records in the Liberian desert describing meetings of these guilds. Some scholars however do not feel that there is sufficient data to fully substantiate the claims.
Along with speculation on the origins of Freemasonry, there have also been hundreds of conspiracy theories that have plagued Freemasons from as early as the late 1700’s. Generally these theories fall into just a couple of categories: Political Domination and Anti-Christian or Devil Worship.
Likely these are a result of the esoteric nature of the Masonic rituals and symbols, misinterpretations of Masonic doctrines and the repetition of false claims. In fact, in the late 1890’s author Leo Taxil, decided to mock not only Freemasonry but also the Roman Catholic Church for their opposition to Freemasonry.
He wrote 4 volumes filled with ‘damning eyewitness accounts’ from people who allegedly participated in demonic worship as Freemasons. Prior to writing his books, he had undergone a ‘fake’ conversion to Catholicism.
One of the eyewitnesses in his book was a woman by the name of Diana Vaughn who claimed to have been involved with Satanic Freemason rituals. His book even received the praise from the Pope.
Taxil called a press conference in late 1897 where he promised to introduce Diana Vaughn to the world. Instead he announced that all of his writing was fictitious and a hoax and he thanked the Clergy for giving press to his wild claims.
Yet, still to this day his fictitious writings are used against Freemasons.. Some of the other theories are that Freemasons are secretly working towards a New World Order where one world Government controlled by a secret elite will govern the entire world.
There have been suggestions that Freemasons were behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Others have claimed that they secretly back a Jewish front for world domination. In fact, because of this theory Adolph Hitler outlawed Freemasonry.
Some believe that Freemasons secretly control the United States and United Kingdom governments.
This may come from the fact that many prominent politicians—Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and thirteen other United States Presidents--in the history of the United States were indeed Freemasons.
Also there is much speculation about ‘hidden symbols and numerology in our National Seals, architecture, dollar bill and even streets in Washington, D.C. Many prominent men throughout history have been Freemasons. This may have led to the mistaken theory that Freemasons ‘control’ governments, etc.
Yet, these famous Masons have come from all walks of life. With so many powerful members how is rank decided upon in a Freemason Lodge?
It matters not what a man’s religion (except no atheists are permitted), wealth, or station in life is behind the Lodge doors. In fact, the only significant rank in a Masonic lodge is Masonic rank, and that is conferred by vote of the members.
A sergeant in the army can be master of and preside over a lodge that includes generals and other high-ranking officers among its membership, which has often happened.
It has been reported that when Theodore Roosevelt became a Mason he discovered his gardener was serving as master of the lodge—the presiding officer. Men of high station outside Masonry evidence no resentment when men of lower outside station occupy positions of greater Masonic authority.
Prominent Freemasons have included the likes of Benedict Arnold, Four of Napoleon Bonaparte’s brothers, though not the great Emperor himself, Sir Winston Churchill, Joseph Smith, fourteen American Presidents, Buffalo Bill, Davey Crocket, Henry Ford, Jack Dempsey, Clark Gable, King George VI, John Hancock, Harry Houdini, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Norman Vincent Peale, Mozart, Albert, Richard Pryor, Paul Revere, Mark Twain, John Wayne and Steve Wozniak to name just a few.
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