Freemasonry and American Culture 1880 1930

Author: Lynn Dumenil
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400853834
Format: PDF
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As the United States moved from Victorian values to those of modern consumerism, the religious component of Freemasonry was increasingly displaced by a secular ideology of service (like that of business and professional clubs), and the Freemasons' psychology of asylum from the competitive world gave way to the aim of good fellowship" within it. This study not only illuminates this process but clarifies the neglected topic of fraternal orders and enriches our understanding of key facets of American cultural change. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

A History of Freemasonry in the State of Arizona

Author: Henry J. Lloyd
Publisher: Shane Crabtree
ISBN:
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Originally published in 1912, this book gives a history of the genesis of Freemasonry in 19th century Arizona. This history was collected and organized by Morris Goldwater (Senator Barry Goldwater's favorite uncle) though not credited in the book, his efforts have preserved a lost history unknown to most Arizonians. From one of the six copies known copies of this book are known to exist today, this gives us the best account of the establishment of the worlds oldest fraternity in the wild west.

The Symbolism of Freemasonry

Author: Albert G. Mackey
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849691691
Format: PDF, ePub
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Of the various modes of communicating instruction to the uninformed, the masonic student is particularly interested in two; namely, the instruction by legends and that by symbols. It is to these two, almost exclusively, that he is indebted for all that he knows, and for all that he can know, of the philosophic system which is taught in the institution. All its mysteries and its dogmas, which constitute its philosophy, are intrusted for communication to the neophyte, sometimes to one, sometimes to the other of these two methods of instruction, and sometimes to both of them combined. The Freemason has no way of reaching any of the esoteric teachings of the Order except through the medium of a legend or a symbol.

A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry

Author: Arthur Edward Waite
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1602066418
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Provides a complete view of the history, literature and myths surrounding Freemasonry. Comprehensive explanations of their secret rituals and symbolism. Including alchemy, astrology, Kabbalism, ceremonial magic, animal magnetism and more."--Amazon.