The Royal Arch of Enoch: The Impact of Masonic Ritual, Philosophy, and Symbolism, Second Edition

The Royal Arch of Enoch: The Impact of Masonic Ritual, Philosophy, and Symbolism, Second Edition

by Robert W. Sullivan IV

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ISBN-13: 9780692822715
Publisher: Deadwood Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 12/27/2016
Pages: 692
Sales rank: 899,959
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.39(d)

About the Author

Robert W. Sullivan IV is a philosopher, historian, antiquarian, jurist, lay theologian, writer, showman, radio/TV personality, best-selling author, and lawyer.

The only child of antique dealers, he was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Sullivan graduated high school from Friends School of Baltimore (the oldest private school in Baltimore, founded in 1784) in June 1990. He attended Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania becoming a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha (Theta Pi, member #1199) fraternity. He earned his B.A. in History in 1995. Mr. Sullivan spent his entire junior year of college (1992-1993) abroad at St. Catherine's College, Oxford University, England studying European history and philosophy. While in Oxford Mr. Sullivan was a member of the Oxford Union, the Oxford University Conservative Association, and the Oxford Law Society. Upon returning to the United States in June 1993 he took a year off from Gettysburg College to serve as office director of the Washington International Studies Council located on Capitol Hill.

Prior to attending law school in the United States he spent the Michaelmas Term 1995 at Trinity College, Oxford University studying jurisprudence and international law. From 1997 to 2000 he attended Widener University School of Law, Delaware Campus, from where he received his Juris Doctorate. Admitted to the State Bar of Maryland (2000) as well as the District of Columbia (2002), Mr. Sullivan spent 2000 to 2010 working at law firms in the Baltimore area practicing in the area of insurance defense. Mr. Sullivan is a Freemason having joined Amicable-St. John's Lodge #25, Baltimore Maryland in 1997; he became a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason in 1999, Valley of Baltimore, Orient of Maryland. The Royal Arch of Enoch: The Impact of Masonic Ritual, Philosophy, and Symbolism (2012) was his first published work being the product of twenty years of research. In 2014 Sullivan published his second book, Cinema Symbolism: A Guide to Esoteric Imagery in Popular Movies. He is currently putting the finishing touches on Cinema Symbolism 2: More Esoteric Imagery from Popular Movies as well as writing his first work of fiction. Sullivan is also working on another book on Masonry titled Freemasonry and the Path to Babylon.

Mr. Sullivan been on numerous radio and TV shows including (but not limited to) Coast to Coast AM, John B. Wells' Caravan to Midnight, Sean Stone's Buzzsaw, Whitely Strieber's Dreamland, Truth Frequency, Gnostic Warrior, Fade to Black, The Higherside Chats, Red Ice Creations, Miguel Conner's Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio, Veritas Radio, and Shirley MacLaine's I.E. Radio among many others. In January 2014 he was Graham Hancock's Author of the Month.

Robert is the CEO of Deadwood Publishing, LLC., the exclusive publisher-distributor of his books. A lifelong Marylander, he resides in Baltimore.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface

Introduction

I Masonic Symbolism 101
The Sun, the Lost Word and the Blazing Star,
Two Sets of Pillars, and the Ark of the Covenant

II The Blue Lodge and the High Degrees
The Hiramic Legend, The Mark Master Mason,
Virtual Past Master, Most Excellent Master,
and the Holy Royal Arch

III Esoteric Masonry
The Ancient Mysteries, the Abrahamic Faiths, Astrology,
Masonic Ritual Iconography, and Joachim von Fiore

IV Enoch and the Lost Prophet
Enoch, his Books, and Masonic Rites

V The Roots of Masonic Philosophy
The Hermetic Tradition, Renaissance Baroque Imagery,
Ars Notoria (the Art of Memory), Newtonianism,
the Jesuits, and the Masonic Egyptology of Martin Clare

VI 1717 and the Impact of Ritual
Christ Church, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Deism,
Pythagoras, Zoroaster, Melchizedek, King David, and Scotland

VII Meet Andrew Michael "The Chevalier" Ramsay
The Development of the Rite of Perfection and the Scottish Rite

VIII DeWitt Clinton and the Empire State
The Royal Arch Grand High Priest, the Knights Templar,
the Order of Cincinnati, the Erie Canal,
Minerva, and Illuminism

IX The Clinton - Webb Ritual Synthesis and Salem Town
The Cultivation of the York or
American Rite and Masonic Millennialism

X The United States of Freemasonry
The First Masonic Republic and
John James Beckley

XI Seals, Mottos, Colleges and Universities, the Masonic Apron,
and Three of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Masonic Symbolism takes Concrete Form in the
United States

XII The Hudson Valley and the Vistas of Baltimore, Maryland and St. Louis, Missouri
Masonic Design and Architecture in the New World

XIII Masonic Law and Semiotics
Simon Greenleaf, Charles Sanders Peirce,
and Emanuel Swedenborg

XIV The District of Columbia - The City of the Sun
The Masonic Utopian Template

XV So Dark the Con of Man: Masonic and Enochic
Symbolism in Cinema
Being There, National Treasures, the Dan Brown Universe,
Excalibur, and Nine Gates to the Kingdom of Shadows

Conclusion

Plates

Bibliography

Index

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