Secrets and Practices of the Freemasons: Sacred Mysteries, Rituals and Symbols Revealed

Secrets and Practices of the Freemasons: Sacred Mysteries, Rituals and Symbols Revealed

by Jean-Louis de Biasi

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Overview

Uncover the fascinating truth behind Freemasonry and incorporate symbolic rituals into your life with this remarkably detailed and comprehensive insider's guide.

Jean-Louis de Biasi, a 32nd Degree Freemason who's been involved in the order for over twenty years, offers a candid look at the essential aspects of Freemasonry. Basing his work on original texts and archaeological findings, de Biasi details the Masonic tradition's history, the degree-based system of the Scottish Rite, and their ethical teachings and philosophies. He provides evidence of Freemasonry's origination in the Ancient Western Mysteries and its Hermetic and Qabalistic underpinnings, and then traces how the Founding Fathers used this knowledge to embed sacred symbolism into the U.S. Capitol and throughout Washington, DC.

From the power-charged grids within architecture to Albert Pike's highly influential teachings, from the Rose-Cross mysteries to the Masonic themes in Dan Brown's popular books, Secrets and Practices of the Freemasons shines a revelatory light on this captivating subject.

Also featured: genuine Masonic meditations and individual rituals with easy-to-follow instructions, plus interviews with scientists who lend their perspectives on Freemasonry as it is viewed and practiced today.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738723402
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 01/08/2011
Pages: 292
Sales rank: 582,418
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jean-Louis de Biasi is an author, lecturer, and philosopher. He has been initiated into the highest degrees of several Western traditions, is the Grand Master of the Ordo Aurum Solis, and G. P. of the Kabbalistic Order of the Rose-Cross. Prior to his involvement in American Freemasonry, he received the highest degrees in Freemasonry in Europe including the degrees of Egyptian Freemasonry. He specializes in Esoteric Freemasonry and rituals. With his wife Patricia, he is the co-founder of the online store Theurgia and Theurgia University. The latter offers online courses on the subjects familiar to the readers of Llewellyn Publications. To learn more about Jean-Louis de Biasi, please visit him online at: www.debiasi.org.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER ONE - THE MASONIC TRADITION
CHAPTER TWO - DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: MASONIC LIGHT OF ANCIENT EGYPT
CHAPTER THREE - THE WIDOW'S SONS
CHAPTER FOUR - SPIRIT OF FREEMASONRY
CHAPTER FIVE THE MASONIC STRUCTURE & THE ROSE-CROSS
CHAPTER SIX – PRINCIPLES OF PRACTICE
CHAPTER SEVEN - PRACTICE OF THE INDIVIDUAL RITUALS OF THE HIGH DEGREES
CHAPTER EIGHT - GETTING TO KNOW THE POWERS IN WASHINGTON DC
APPENDIX
MASONIC DECALOGUE
MARCUS VITRUVIUS
THE HERMETIC TREE OF LIFE
SYMBOL FOR THE PRACTICE: KNIGHT OF THE SUN
MASONIC CIPHERS
INDEX OF "THE LOST SYMBOL"
GLOSSARY
INDEX
TABLE OF ILLUSTRATIONS

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