Secrets and Practices of the Freemasons
Sacred Mysteries, Rituals and Symbols Revealed
ISBN10: 0738723401 ISBN13: 9780738723402 Publisher: Llewellyn Pubns Published: Jan 8 2011 Pages: 292 Weight: 1.35lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 7.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
Discover the fascinating truth behind Freemasonry 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, gives readers a rare candid look at the little-known facts and essential aspects of Freemasonry. de Biasi reveals the Masonic tradition's history, the Scottish Rite's degree-based system, and the order's closely held beliefs. He explores Freemasonry's roots in the Ancient Egyptian Mysteries, its hermetic and Qabalistic underpinnings, and the sacred symbolism embedded in the U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument. Also discussed: Masonic temples, power-charged grids hidden in architecture, Albert Pike's teachings, the Rose Cross mysteries, and the Masonic themes in Dan Brown's popular books. Also featured are practical Masonic meditations and rituals, plus interviews with scientists who lend a modern perspective on Freemasonry.