FREEMASON BOOKS – Masonic books to Read Online, Download or Buy
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The Masonic books below, may be purchased on Amazon.com
The Craft and Its Symbols by Allen Roberts. There are literally thousands of Freemason books available on the internet; these titles will provide you with an excellent foundation to begin your Masonic reading journey. Click on each book’s Amazon.com title link to view its content details of what it is about.
If you’re looking for a gift for the new Freemason in your life, especially before they receive their Entered Apprentice degree, this book might be the one for you.
If you don’t have a copy of The Craft and Its Symbols, consider donating a few to your lodge library for new (and old) members to read.
Rare Masonic Books
Even if you are not a collector, you may find many of these works to be interesting historical Masonic reading. The links below will take you to my Rare Masonic Books page, where you can find rare Masonic books by famous Freemason authors and rarely found Masonic books for your Masonic library.
Many of the archaically written rituals are taken directly from biblical scriptures, and once you understand the meaning of the Freemason symbols, learning ritual becomes much easier because it all comes together into an understandable whole.
What books do Freemasons study?
Discover the best freemasonry books, including:
- John J Robinson’s Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry.
- Robert Lomas’ The Hiram Key.
- Manly P.’s The Lost Keys of Freemasonry.
- Christopher Hodapp’s Freemasons for Dummies.
- Christopher Hodapp’s Solomon’s Builders.
What does Masons believe in?
To become a Freemason, an adult male must believe in the existence of a supreme being and the immortality of the soul, as well as the teachings of Freemasonry, which encourage morality, charity, and adherence to the law of the land.
What are Masons known for?
Masonic secrets are said to be behind everything from the planning of our nation’s capital to murder. Members of the enigmatic Masonic brotherhood include prominent politicians, Founding Fathers, and business titans, and Masons are known for donating millions of dollars to charity in modern times.
What’s the difference between Mason and Masonic?
Masons and Freemasons were terms used in the Middle Ages to distinguish between rank and file Masons, who were known as “rough masons,” “row masons,” setters, and layers, and Freemasons, who were more skilled and better paid.
Is there a Masonic Bible?
Is there a Masonic Bible? Most Masonic lodges have a Christian Bible, but the Jewish Bible, or Tanakh, and the Qur’an, Islam’s religious text, are also available or accessible, because a Mason of any religious faith may use the Bible of his faith, not just the Christian Bible.
What is the Freemasons handshake?
According to Mr Cooper, the infamous Masonic handshake developed for practical reasons: “The handshake is a way of identifying one to another, especially when they had to move around Scotland looking for work.”
What do Masons do at meetings?
In addition to business, the meeting may include a ceremony to confer a Masonic degree or a lecture on a topic related to Masonic history or ritual. The Lodge may also hold a formal dinner, or festive board, at the conclusion of the meeting, which may include toasting and song.
Does it cost money to be a Freemason?
How much does it cost to join the Freemasons? The cost of joining the Freemasons varies from lodge to lodge, and membership fees include a one-time initiation fee as well as annual dues that cover the lodge’s operating expenses.
What is the G in the freemason symbol?
Another reason for the “G” is to remind Masons that Geometry and Freemasonry are synonymous terms, with Geometry being described as the “noblest of sciences” and “the foundation upon which the superstructure of Freemasonry and everything in existence in the entire universe is erected.”
What are the two types of Masons?
The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and the United Grand Lodge of the United States of America are the two main Masonic appendant bodies in the United States.
Can a Catholic be a mason?
There has never been a Masonic prohibition against Catholics joining the fraternity, and some Freemasons are Catholics, despite the Catholic Church’s prohibition on joining the fraternity.
How can I be a Freemason?
The Criteria for Joining a Freemason Lodge
- You must believe in a Supreme Being.
- You must be a man.
- You must be free-born.
- You must be of legal age.
- You must be recommended by at least two existing Freemasons from the lodge you’re petitioning.