A high-ranking Mason offers a fascinating glimpse into the Western world's most secretive society. Manly P. Hall, a scholar of occult and esoteric ideas, traces the path followed by initiates to the ancient craft. Hall also recounts the ethical training required of a Freemason, and he profiles the character traits a Mason must "build" within himself.
More than a mere social organization a few centuries old, Freemasonry can be regarded as a perpetuation of the philosophical mysteries and initiations of the ancients. This book reveals the unique and distinctive elements that have inspired generations of Masons. Thoughtful members of the craft, as well as outsiders, will appreciate its exploration of Masonic idealism and the eternal quest, from humble candidate to entered apprentice and master Mason.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.06(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.88(d)|
|Age Range:||18 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Canadian-born author and mystic Manly Palmer Hall (1901-90) founded the Philosophical Research Society. In his eight decades of public life — which included thousands of lectures, more than 150 books and essays, and countless magazine articles — Hall emphasized the practical aspects of philosophy and religion.
Table of Contents
FORWARD--Reynold T. Blight, 33º, K. T.
PROLOGUE--IN THE FIELDS OF CHAOS
I. THE ETERNAL QUEST
II. TEH CANDIDATE
III. THE ENTERED APPRENTICE
IV. THE FELLOW CRAFT
V. THE MASTER MASON
VI. THE QUALIFICATIONS OF A TRUE MASON
EPILOGUE--THE PRIEST OF RA
ADDENDA--THE ROBE OF BLUE AND GOLD
THE EMERALD TABLET OF HERMES
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Lost Keys of Freemasonry based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
I very much enjoyed Brother Hall's book and highly recommend it for any Freemason from an Entered Apprentice to a Grand Master. The language is a bit archaic, but it is a fairly easy read and it is very thought provoking. I've read this book 3 or 4 times and will most likely read it countless more times.
Great book in Large Print.