Rare 1859 Antique Freemasonry Book Masonic Webb Monitor Occult Freemason Masonry For Sale
RARE 1859 ANTIQUE FREEMASONRY Book MASONIC WEBB MONITOR Occult Freemason MASONRY
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THE FREEMASON'S MONITOR (1859)
Thomas Smith Webb
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Here is theoriginal 1859 Editionof "THE FREEMASON'S MONITOR; or, Illustrations of masonry," by Thomas Smith Webb with comments and copious notes upon the history, usage and jurisprudence of symbolical masonry, together with an appendix, embracing a synopsis of masonic law, forms, odes, and chronological tables, by Rob Morris.. Published byMoore, Wilstach, Keys and Co., Cincinnati. etc., 398 pgs + 15 pgs of odes + adverts in rear. Measures 5" x 8" (20 cm). Hardcover. Illustrated.
Condition is overall FAIR. Binding is tight, although covers are quite warped; all pages present and firmly intact. Interior of book is in good condition. Hinge repair at the front of book with archival Japanese tissue. Back hinge solid and strong. Pages clean and bright with minimal foxing, finger smudging and toning. Previous owner's name on ffep in pencil as well as the occasional unobtrusive pencil marking on a few pages. Covers are in fair condition at best with rather noticeable warping of the front board along with considerable cloth wrinkling. Cloth boards also show corner bumping, edgewear and spotting. Overall, interior of book is in good condition while covers are in a rougher state for this rare one hundred and fifty-four year old gem.
INTRIGUE, SPECULATION AND CONSPIRACY
Freemasonry has long been the subject of much intrigue and speculation. Many have wondered what really goes on behind Lodge doors. The esoteric nature of the fraternity has given Freemasonry its share of detractors and along with that, conspiracy theories. Perhaps this is because for centuries nothing was written down. Masonic teaching was passed on from brother to brother via mouth to ear. In early lodges, symbols were drawn on dirt floors with sticks and later trampled out. As a result, early Masonic rituals and teachings have been shrouded in mystery.
Eventually there came a time when the fraternity saw a need to standardize rituals; to write them down for referral. Thomas Smith Webb authored what was to become the standard ritual for Freemasons.
A STANDARD WORK FROM A FREEMASONRY 'STAR'
Webb, born in 1771 was highly revered by the Freemasonry brotherhood. At only twenty-six he authored this book, The Freemason’s Monitor or Illustrations of Masonry. This literary work brought international fame to Webb and became the standard ritual for many Freemasonry jurisdictions.
Webb’s Monitor is a collection of many of the writings of William Preston, an English gentleman who devoted his lifetime to the study of the Freemasonry craft and perfecting Masonic lectures.
So popular was The Freemason’s Monitor that it ran to seven editions. Webb also holds the rare distinction of being involved in the formation of two large National Masonic bodies. He is known as the founding father of the York or American Rite.
INITIATION RITUALS, CEREMONIES, SYMBOLS + MORE!
This fascinating little volume is an insider's glimpse into Freemasonry as it has been practiced for centuries. Learn the initiation rituals, ceremonies, passwords, regalia and symbology.
The numerous illustrations and fascinating 'insider's knowledge' make this little treasure a desired collectible for any Freemason or Masonic collector's library.
Below you will find a sampling of contents, book features, a sampling of several of the pictures/pages in the book and a short biography/summary of the author or subject.
Advantages Of Masonry
Ceremony: Opening And Closing Lodge
Charges At Opening Lodge
To A Mark Master
To A Past Master
To A Most Excellent Master
To A Royal Arch Mason
To A High Priest
To A Select Master
To A Knight Templar
Covenant Of A Past Master
Discipline Of Masonry Confined To Third Degree
The Burial Of Dead
Covenant Of Deacons
Degree Of Entered Apprentice
The Manner of Exalting
Degree Of Fellow Craft
Geometry And Masonry Anciently Synonymous Terms
Government Of Masonry
Dedication Of Halls
Order Of High Priesthood
The Manner Of Initiation
The Manner Of Inducting
Orders Of Knighthood
History Of Knighthood
Order Of Knights Of The Red Cross
Order Of Knights Templar
Order Of Knights Of Malta
Universal Masonry Library
Opening And Closing Lodge
Masonry And Geometry: Anciently Synonymous Terms
•Condition Of In United States
•Government Of Explained
•Discipline Of Confined To Third Degree
•Secrets Of Important
•Seventeen Landmarks Of
Covenant Of Master
Music With Mark Masters' Ode
•Most Excellent Masters' Ode
•Knights Templar Ode
Degree Of Master Mason
Degree Of Mark Master
Degree Of Most Excellent Master
Origin Of Masonry
Officers Should Be Well Instructed
Mark Masters' Odes
•Installation Lodge Officers'
•Most Excellent Master
Prayers Closing Lodge
The Manner Of Passing
Processions At Planting Corner Stones
•At Dedicating Halls
Degree Of Past Master
The Manner Of Raising
Degree Of Royal Arch
Degree Of Royal Master
Importance Of Secrecy
The Lodge Work Is Secrecy
Degree Of Select Master
Entered Apprentice Scripture Readings
•Most Excellent Master
Scriptural Reading: Select Master
•Knight Of The Red Cross
•Knight Of Malta
Covenant Of Secretary
Covenant Of Treasurer
Condition Of Masonry In The United States
Covenant Of Warden Senior
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A Little 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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