The Key to Solomon's Key: Is This the Lost Symbol of Masonry?

The Key to Solomon's Key: Is This the Lost Symbol of Masonry?

The Key to Solomon's Key: Is This the Lost Symbol of Masonry?

The Key to Solomon's Key: Is This the Lost Symbol of Masonry?

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Sketching out a fascinating network of historic figures, cults, and Christendom, this book by an occult-studies expert and respected authority on magic and sorcery takes Western spiritual traditions seriously—but examines them with common sense and self-effacing humor. Working backward from the Freemasons to one of their original orders, the 14th-century Knights Templar, the account considers sorcery, heresy, and intrigues; explores the legend that the Knights possessed a powerful secret dangerous to the Church of Rome; and finds an essential clue to the order's practices in their connection to the biblical Solomon, king of Israel in the 10th century BC. This updated edition features new images, chapters on important symbols, and a new preface.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781888729283
Publisher: CCC Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Edition description: Second Edition, Second edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 702,309
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lon Milo DuQuette is the author of Angels, Demons & Gods of the New Millennium; The Magick of Aleister Crowley, and My Life in Spirits, a memoir of his life as a practicing ceremonial magician. He lives in Costa Mesa, California. James Wasserman specializes in esoteric literature and currently works in book production and graphic design. He lives in New York City. Mark Stavish is the Director of Studies for the Institute for Hermetic Studies, and is the author of Between the Gates: Lucide Dreaming, Astral Projection, and the Body of Light in Western Esotericism.

Table of Contents

Baphomet 7

Author's Disclaimer 10

Acknowledgements 11

Introduction By James Wasserman 12

Preface 16

Part 1 Solomon's Secret

Prologue: The Kryptos 26

Chapter 1 I Confess, I'm a Freemason 33

Chapter 2 I Confess, I'm a Magician 38

Chapter 3 Solomon the King 43

Chapter 4 Solomon the Magician 47

Chapter 5 A Secret Society of Boys 51

Chapter 6 The Knights Templar 57

Chapter 7 The Templar's Secret 67

Chapter 8 The Most Dangerous Secret in the World 73

Chapter 9 But Masons Love the Bible 76

Chapter 10 The Crucifix 95

Chapter 11 Sorcery 103

Chapter 12 Initiation 111

Chapter 13 The Seven Secrets of Solomon 117

Chapter 14 The Lost Symbol 131

Part 2 The Magic of Solomon

Introduction: Elements of Spirit Evocation 142

Excerpts from the Lesser Key of Solomon 160

Afterword Mark Stavish 219

Glossary of Masonic Terms 231

Bibliography 244

Index 249

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