Since Abraham visited the mysterious character known as Melchizedek, the King of Salem, the threads of history connected that meeting to the great institution we know today as Freemasonry. A fraternity - not a religion - Freemasonry communicates what Melchizedek taught Abraham about eternity, the continuation of the human soul and how to better the lives of those around us. At the heart of those lessons taught today is a fictional character referred to as Grand Master Hiram Abif. The master builder of the edifice known as King Solomon's Temple, Grand Master Hiram symbolizes order, beauty, virtue and morality. He holds within his breast the long-guarded secrets of life passed down by such men as Zoroaster, Pythagoras and Hermes Trismegistus. Historians have frequently confused him with the messiah - a confusion disspelled whil In Search of the Grand Master. Revealed in three distinct parts, Grand Master Hiram's lessons about Freemasonry are for everyone - not just Masons and their families. Everyone benefits by learning how to build stronger families, arousing community awareness, reforming governments and assisting those in need. Voices from the past speak to us through the legends and mysteries and impart wise and serious truths about how men should embrace tolerance, freedom and love.
About the Author
John R. Heisner is a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason; Officer, Trustee and Inspector - California Grand Lodge of Freemasonry; Founding Member, The Masonic Society; Past Master; Past Venerable Master of the Scottish Rite Lodge of Perfection; Past Sovereign, San Diego Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine; member York Tite College and all York Rite Bodies; Knights Templar; member Southern California Masonic Rosicrucian College; author of Mediatations on Masonic Symbolism, Advanced Meditations on Masonic Symbolism, Secrets of Hiram Abif.