Freemasonry [NOOK Book]

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Who are the Freemasons? A powerful and shadowy elite who have manipulated world history through the ages or a more mundane fraternal society devoted to charity, good works and the mutual support of members? Today Freemasonry is a worldwide organisation. Yet secrecy is still demanded of its members, and from the outside, its obscure rituals often seem pointless, baffling and even sinister. In this fascinating book, Giles Morgan looks at both the realities and the myths behind Freemasonry and distinguishes one from...
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Freemasonry

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Overview

Who are the Freemasons? A powerful and shadowy elite who have manipulated world history through the ages or a more mundane fraternal society devoted to charity, good works and the mutual support of members? Today Freemasonry is a worldwide organisation. Yet secrecy is still demanded of its members, and from the outside, its obscure rituals often seem pointless, baffling and even sinister. In this fascinating book, Giles Morgan looks at both the realities and the myths behind Freemasonry and distinguishes one from the other, while providing a concise, readable and compelling account of the world's most famous secret society.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000207055
  • Publisher: Pocketessentials
  • Publication date: 9/9/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 87 KB

Meet the Author

Giles Morgan is the author of The Holy Grail, Saint George, and Saints.

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Table of Contents

Introduction     7
What is Freemasonry?     11
The Fellowcraft and the Master Mason     29
The Temple of Solomon     43
Mystery Cults and Secret Societies     57
The Knights Templar     77
The Development of Freemasonry in Europe     93
Freemasonry in America     111
Freemasonry in the Modern Era     133
Bibliography     153
Web pages     155
Index     157
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