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NORTH CAROLINA LODGE MANUAL (1892)
By Charles F. Brahnson
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Here is theoriginal 1892 Editionof "NORTH CAROLINA LODGE MANUAL, for the degrees of entered apprentice, fellow craft, and master mason, as authorized by the Grand Lodge of North Carolina Ancient Free and Accepted Masons : and the Services for the burial of the dead of the fraternity" by Charles F. Bahnson. Published by Farmington, N.C.. 86 Pgs. Measures 6" x 4" (14 cm x 10 cm).Leather wallet foldover style. Profusely illustrated.
Condition is overall GOOD.Leather binding is straight and tight with all pages present and firmly intact. Back hinge is solid and strong. Front hinge has a light crack but is holding strong. Pages clean and bright. Former owner's bookplate on fep. Masonic prayers pasted onto 2 blank prelim pages. Covers are as shown with edgewear and frayed spine ends. A good condition example of this rare one hundred and twenty-one year old book.
FREEMASONRY RITUALS, PASSWORDS, GRIPS, REGALIA & MORE
The Freemasons have long been the subject of much intrigue, speculation and discussion.The true origins of Freemasonry are not known. 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.
There have even 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.
Now you can learn what really happened behind lodge doors with this rare lodge manual. Profusely illustrated, it will make you privy to the secret rituals, symbols, special handshakes, passwords, regalia and due guard signs of entered apprentices, fellow craft and master masons. There is also a section on Masonic burial services.
RARE! This is a one of a kind book. In an internet search it was the only one found of its kind. Although there are modern reprints, this remains the ONLYFirst Edition 1892 Lodge Manual, available online at the time of listing. It would make a spectacular addition to any Freemasonry collection.
FROM THE BOOK:
"...Freemasonry, a beautiful system of morality,
veiled in allegory, and illustrated by symbols."
The most ancient society in the world; its principles are
based on pure morality, its ethics are the ethics of pure
religion; its doctrines, the doctrines of brotherly love; and its
sentiments, the sentiments of exalted benevolence. It
encourages all that is good, kind, and charitable; and
reproves all that is vicious, cruel, and oppressive..."
Below you will find a complete table 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.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Action of Grand Lodge of North Carolina,
Letters of Approval
Prayers and Odes
Entered Apprentice's Degree
Preliminaries to admission of Candidates
Fellow Craft's Degree
Master Mason's Degree
Masonic Funeral Services
Shorter Form of Burial Service
Forms op Petitions
Petition for Degrees
Petition for Membership
Certificate for Widow or Orphans of a deceased
Order of Business
The bookplate on the fep belonged to JC Hobbs of St. John's Lodge #1 in North Carolina. It has dates of 1916, 1917 and 1921 handwritten in. Interestingly, found inside this book (and included with the book) is an old newspaper clipping with a photo and text of William J. Hobbs. William J. Hobbs was born in Wilmington, NC and later became president of the Coca Cola company from 1946-1952. I did find a few instances of a "William J.C. Hobbs" during my research which means this Masonic book could have belonged to a former president of the Coca Cola company. He may have dropped his first name in his younger years. If not, it would seem that he was certainly related to the owner of this 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.PLEASE VISIT OUR STORE FOR MORE FABULOUS COLLECTIBLE & ANTIQUE BOOK SELECTIONS
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