Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

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by Albert Pike
     
 

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Morals and Dogma has been described as "a collection of thirty-two essays which provide a philosophical rationale for the degrees (membership levels) of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. The lectures provided a backdrop for the degrees by giving lessons in comparative religion, history,and philosophy."

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Morals and Dogma has been described as "a collection of thirty-two essays which provide a philosophical rationale for the degrees (membership levels) of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. The lectures provided a backdrop for the degrees by giving lessons in comparative religion, history,and philosophy."

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ISBN-13:
9781500779320
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/2014
Pages:
538
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.09(d)

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Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing piece of literature. Certainly a keystone for all of modern mankind. The precepts taught in this book, and those of Masonry, really help to give us a greater understanding of ourselves, of the universe, and the nature of God. To those who are Masons and have not read this grand work, I suggest you do so. Much like I pity those who call themselves 'Religious', but merely preach scorn and hatred, so too would I pity a Mason who does not fully understand the nature and philosophy of the Order to which they belong. To those who accuse the Masonic Lodge as being a breeding ground for evil and Baphomet worship, and who believe that Jack Chick tracts are the word of God, I propose that you also read this work, as it is the nature of the Masonic lodge. And as Sun Tzu once said, 'Know thy enemy'. You may be surprised what you learn about the Lodge, and about yourself and your own religion as well. And to those whom have yet to form a religion, or do not understand where their faith lies, I urge you to also read this book. It will help you to understand the nature of God, rather than the modern perversions and misinterpretations of many of the nobler religions. Albert Pike explains well the nature of God, the origin of the religions, and puts into perspective concepts of God which any man would be foolish to deny. To have faith in God does not mean one must have a religion... as religion is merely a system of doctrines to teach and explain God to man in a specific manner. God's nature transcends all notions of organized religion, and this book explains that concept well. Definitely a read that will benefit the lives of anyone who commits to it, be they religious or not. It is a jewel in the rough, and fie on anyone who would criticize Masonry without first looking within the pages of this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dear All: I must respond here to what I have seen in the reviews. Gen. and Brother Albert Pike's MORALS AND DOGMA, ETC., is one of the most magnificent books that I have ever read. In that Book is a Digest of the ideas of every Religion of Light, as well as the best introduction to the Holy Kabballah (there are various spellings for 'Kabballah') that I have ever been blessed to see. His Scholarship is unequaled today. I must say here that those who deride Freemasonry and curse the Scottish Rite, in my lowly opinion, simply (no animosity intended here) are unfortunately ignorant of what they are saying. Therefore I do believe that God forgives them. (I forgive also). Be that as it may, Pike's works are just a few of the Leftover Gems from the 19th and 20th Centuries passed on to the Modern World. Everyone should read MORALS AND DOGMA. Our Planet would be a much better place. The Most Rev. Dr., Mitchell C. Barron, B.S.Ed., D.D., Ed.R.D. Bishop of Alabama, Independent and Reformed Orthodox Church In The Americas (Patriarchate of Moscow). Patriarch of North America and Metropolitan Archbishop of the Southeastern United States for the Ancient Church of the Christos and of the Rose Cross. Most Illustrious Supreme Grand Master, Ordo Sancti Rosae Crucis et Templi. God Bless Everyone! +Mitchell
Guest More than 1 year ago
What is the philosophy inculcated by the Masonic Fraternity? Why have so many renowned men such as George Washington, Mozart, Benjamin Franklin, Harry S. Truman, and Sir Winston Churchill found in Masonic membership keys to leading enlightened lives? 'Morals and Dogma', written by poet, philosopher, frontiersman, soldier, humanitarian and philanthropist Albert Pike, explores in this volume answers to these questions, along with commentaries on religious and philosophical beliefs throughout history. Recommended to everyone who is interested in philosophy and comparative religion, but more especially to the Mason who desires a more thorough understanding of his fraternity.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With faith in man, hope for the future of humanity, and loving kindness for our fellows, Masonry is just as vital for our future as it has been in our past. It seeks to be an unambitious and disinterested guide. We do not see the great religious rulers aiming to discover truth. Corrupt and venal orators are the assassins of the public liberties and of public morals. The lessons in Pike's M & D are not just for Scottish Rite Masons, but for humanity, which has changed very little since the first edition of 1871.
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