Western New York Lodge of Research: Books of Transactions 1983-2013

Western New York Lodge of Research: Books of Transactions 1983-2013

Western New York Lodge of Research: Books of Transactions 1983-2013

Western New York Lodge of Research: Books of Transactions 1983-2013


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Produced by the Western New York Lodge of Research No.9007 under the Grand Lodge F&AM of the State of New York, this composite tome contains all the previously published papers and lectures presented at meetings over the organization's first 30 years. It covers history, esoteric topics, commentaries, and research on Masonic-related subjects from numerous local authors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949818024
Publisher: Cyphrglyffe
Publication date: 06/08/2019
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface

From the East: The Master's Message

Masonic Truths—A Disclaimer

Works Under Dispensation

A Brief History on the Organization of Western New York Lodge of Research

The Early History of Freemasonry in Erie County, New York State - Charles Ketchum

Freemasonry and Roman Catholicism - Don Markham

First Transactions

The Grand Lodge of Israel: The Origins and Development of Freemasonry in the Holy Land - Maurice Solomon

The Law Is ... - Charles Kysor

Light on a Dark Subject - Don Markham

Mordecai Manuel Noah: Was He a Freemason? - Melvin Levy

What is Freemasonry? A Collection of Historical Facts - Stuart Farmer

The Preservation of Historical Materials - Don Markham

The Morgan Affair, Why? - LaVerne S. Lamkin and Charles Ketchum

The Beginning (Historical Context)

Early Lodges Around Batavia

The Story of William Morgan


Appendix: Officers of Former Masonic Lodges at Batavia, N.Y.

from 1811 to 1859

Second Book of Transactions

Did the Morgan Affair Sow the Seeds that Are Strangling Masonry? - Anthony Delisi

Masonry and Religion–Are They Compatible? - John Borycki

Masonic Beginnings in New York and the Great Schism 1730–1827 - Jeffrey Williamson

“Old Hickory”—The Man Who Made It Twice - Alan Fowler

Masonic Interest in the Saints John & the Fate of Others who Shared this Interest - Anthony Delisi

Two Grand Lodges in New York - Charles Ketchum

Astrology: As Above, So Below - Phillip Beith

Visiting English Lodges - John Comstock

Third Book of Transactions

Spiritual Alchemy - Phillip Beith

Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes: Their Western New York Legacy - John Comstock

A Short Historical Introduction to the Scottish Rite - Bruce Renner

The Tolpuddle Martyrs - John Comstock

The Cities of Rome and Jerusalem and the Foundations of Christian Theology: How the Craft’s use of the Temple Legend Has Lead to ‘Unspeakable’ Things - Mark Robson

The Ancient Landmarks: Our Indefinite Boundaries - Nathan Shoff

The Arabic Cipher Hypothesis: Was Banking the Holy Grail and Numerals Its Keeper? - Ken Stuczynski

Western New York Lodge of Research Under Dispensation By-Laws

Founding Members, Charter Members, and Worshipful Masters

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