Freemasonry: Symbols, Secrets, Significance

Freemasonry: Symbols, Secrets, Significance

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by W. Kirk MacNulty
     
 

ISBN-10: 0500513023

ISBN-13: 9780500513026

Pub. Date: 09/25/2006

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

The ultimate book on Freemasonry, with a rich collection of symbols and lore that illuminate the famous fraternal society.
"The Craft," with an estimated four million Freemasons worldwide, remains the largest fraternal organization in the world. Written by an active Freemason, this book comprehensively explains Freemasonry through its fascinating visual culture,

Overview

The ultimate book on Freemasonry, with a rich collection of symbols and lore that illuminate the famous fraternal society.
"The Craft," with an estimated four million Freemasons worldwide, remains the largest fraternal organization in the world. Written by an active Freemason, this book comprehensively explains Freemasonry through its fascinating visual culture, rich in mysterious and arcane symbols of life, death, and morality that have evolved over centuries of secrecy and that have profound philosophical meaning.
Ceremonial regalia, paintings, manuscripts, tracing boards, ritual swords, furniture, prints, ephemera, and architecture: the book is copiously illustrated with many specially researched items from Freemasonry archives. This unrivaled compendium will appeal both to Freemasons wishing to learn the full story of their order and to a general audience that is intensely curious about this traditionally secretive and closed movement.
The coverage includes
The historical and philosophical background of the order, including the Knights Templar, the medieval stonemasons' guilds, and esoteric traditions such as Kabbalah and HermeticismIts history from the earliest Masons to the present day, including famous members and scandalsIts geographical spread from Japan to California, Sweden to South Africa

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500513026
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
09/25/2006
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
976,823
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

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