Freemasonry for dummies

Customized Editions from Wiley Publishing. Yes, there is too much Masonic history for one to learn in just a few years. This book gives a good overview of the modern history of the craft. Click images to enlarge: This event will take place in the auditorium of the incredible Indianapolis Scottish Rite Cathedral.

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Up until the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin were popularized, many Christians and Jewish scholars as well were firmly convinced that the Earth was no more than about 6, years old. Nov 03, Amys rated it it was amazing. The rest of the book is an overview of the historical context, organizational structure, and philosophical underpinnings of the Freemasons in a positive light.

You will be glad you did. Bought to research the Masons and to provide an overall reference after hopefully? Jan 17, Peter Henriques rated it it was ok.

This balanced, eye-opening guide demystifies Freemasonry, explaining everything from its elaborate rituals and cryptic rites, to its curious symbols and their freemasonru.

Nov 06, Krisette Spangler rated it really liked it Shelves: I would recommend this book for anyone interested learning the basic Masonic life and how it all began.

Freemasons For Dummies

It's like the kid in grade school that told you there really wasn't a Santa Claus The history of the Craft covers the subject in an across-the-board manner that gives the reader enough to understand where it came from and how it evolved.

Chris lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. I thought it was uninformative, and contained allot of rubbish information.

Ussher was an intensely devout man in a turbulent time, and daring to calculate the date of the Creation was deemed heretical by some theologians at the time. Dec 31, Rob rated it really liked it.

Freemasons For Dummies, 2nd Edition

My only question is fot one person the author speak for a fraternity of millions? Hodapp has spent more than twenty years editing, writing and directing as a commercial filmmaker.

They also built magnificent Temples that stood the test of time which were the most splendid clubhouses anywhere. The Symbols of Freemasonry Chapter 8: Explore the controversies and conspiracy theories that swirl around this organization at the center of Dan Brown's novel The Lost Symboland discover the changes coming to the Craft.

Freemasonry 11 Dummies 2: You know, those chisel-happy fanatics that made you swear under pain of extraordinary forms of death if you revealed their secret stone For more about the many differing calendars you will encounter throughout Masonic appendant bodies, have a look at my earlier entry, Happy A. Now we have a single volume that treats the subject in a clear and fair fashion. Therefore, Masonry must be driven out of the country.

Freemasons For Dummies by Christopher Hodapp

Jul 04, Grant Talabay rated it it was amazing Shelves: This does not spoil the soup! It may explain why some your fathers, brothers, uncles, cousins, and other male friends or family members joined this fine organization that prides itself on a spiritual journey of growth and change and service to mankind.

The author even gives a spoiler warning for anyone who is thinking of becoming, or about to become a Freemason. And the hoaxes, myths and misconceptions about the fraternity are very well presented. I can't help wishing it was more personal. Freemasomry for quick reference, or for someone who wants a very thin into to Freemasonry, but doesn't want fremeasonry spend much time on it.

The Masons did incredible things, dujmies the best and the brightest, proudly made a difference in society, and were the very pillars of their communities. Such is the importance of the symbol that it is widely incorporated in many states and countries as the jewel for a Past Master of a lodge.

Freemasons For Dummies

Christopher Hodapp has been an active Freemason and board member in his home state of Indiana for many years and holds memberships in several national Masonic dummise. You'll understand the true purposes of Masonic "secrecy" and philosophy, meet famous Masons throughout history, and discover related organizations like the Knights Templar, the Scottish Rite, Order of the Eastern Star, and the Shriners.

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