The Masonic Myth: Unlocking the Truth about the Symbols, the Secret Rites, and the History of Freemasony

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Freemasons have been connected to the all-seeing eye on the dollar bill, the French Revolution, the Knights Templar, and the pyramids of Egypt. They have been rumored to be everything from a cabal of elite power brokers ruling the world to a covert network of occultists and pagans intent on creating a new world order, to a millennia-old brotherhood perpetuating ancient wisdom through esoteric teachings. Their secret symbols, rituals, and organization have ...

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Overview

The Truth Revealed

Freemasons have been connected to the all-seeing eye on the dollar bill, the French Revolution, the Knights Templar, and the pyramids of Egypt. They have been rumored to be everything from a cabal of elite power brokers ruling the world to a covert network of occultists and pagans intent on creating a new world order, to a millennia-old brotherhood perpetuating ancient wisdom through esoteric teachings. Their secret symbols, rituals, and organization have remained shrouded for centuries and spawned theory after theory. The Masonic Myth sets the record straight about the Freemasons and reveals a truth that is far more compelling than the myths.

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Editorial Reviews

Jim Tresner 33 degrees Grand Cross
"... a book which has the excitement of a thriller with the benefit of being factual. This is real-life (as opposed to "reality") Freemasonry. And it’s a great story!"
Joscelyn Godwin
“This should be the first book anyone reads about Freemasonry. Even those who know a lot about it will benefit from the broad and generous perspective that the founder of “Gnosis Magazine” brings to it.”
Jim Tresner 33° Grand Cross
“... a book which has the excitement of a thriller with the benefit of being factual. This is real-life (as opposed to “reality”) Freemasonry. And it’s a great story!”
Boing Boing
“...highly-readable and down-to-earth. Backed up by much scholarly research, Kinney methodically examines, and then busts common myths about Masons.”
beliefnet
Kinney’s book, “Masonic Myth,” delves into the mysterioushistory of the Freemasons and carefully dispels rumors and misconceptions about the brotherhood.
bookgasm
“The Masonic Myth finally sets the record straight about the Freemasons,revealing that the truth is far more compelling than the stories.”
January Magazine
“Kinney does a great job of sharing a whole lot of never-before-seen inside stuff in an easilyunderstood way.”
January Magazine
“Kinney does a great job of sharing a whole lot of never-before-seen inside stuff in an easilyunderstood way.”
Boing Boing
“...highly-readable and down-to-earth. Backed up by much scholarly research, Kinney methodically examines, and then busts common myths about Masons.”
beliefnet
Kinney’s book, “Masonic Myth,” delves into the mysterioushistory of the Freemasons and carefully dispels rumors and misconceptions about the brotherhood.
bookgasm
“The Masonic Myth finally sets the record straight about the Freemasons,revealing that the truth is far more compelling than the stories.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060822569
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/8/2009
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 540,217
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jay Kinney is coauthor of Hidden Wisdom: A Guide to the Western Inner Traditions. For fifteen years, he was publisher and editor-in-chief of Gnosis, the premier journal covering esoteric traditions and spiritual paths. In addition, Kinney is a member of Mill Valley Lodge #356 and Mission Lodge #169, F&AM, in California; a member of the York Rite; and a 32° KCCH in the Scottish Rite. He has twice been a speaker at the California Masonic Symposium, and is a recipient of the Albert G. Mackey Award for Excellence in Masonic Research. He has extensive contacts within Freemasonry and, as librarian and director of research for the San Francisco Scottish Rite, has access to many resources and Masonic records that have eluded most popular writers on this topic.

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  • Posted October 12, 2009

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    We've all heard about secret societies and their rituals. THE MASONIC MYTH takes you on a journey that allows you to understand the Freemasons. Find out the reasons behind certain symbols and rituals that have been concealed for hundreds of years.

    I'm always up for a good conspiracy theory or secret society book, so when I was given the option to review this book, I just had to get my hands on it. I was not disappointed! This book opened my eyes wider than I thought possible.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2009

    Interesting information on the Masons

    I bought this book and enjoyed all the detail, documented information and photos. It helped me learn more about how the masonic order and the masons developed versus the imagine portrayed by fiction and individual making assumptions. It's a good read if you're interested in the history of the masons.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2010

    Excellent description and explanation of Masonry

    Kinney's writing is clear, descriptive and factual. There are good drawings of the topics described and I learned what I wanted to know about Masonry. Finally, it's clear.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 21, 2009

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    Excellent intro to Masonic lore

    Thorough, informative writing explaining the history & mythology surrounding the much misunderstood & maligned Masonic brotherhood.At times the names of central figures and organizations were somewhat confusing for me to keep strraight, but in all accounts the book is entertaining and factual for those interested in understanding "the Craft."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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