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  • Freemasonry Today Freemasonry Today, Ltd., in England Quarterly GBP 8.50 per annum 87, Guildhall Street, Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk, IP33 1PU, U.K., telephone 01284 735 222,website:
  • The Scottish Rite Journal The Supreme Council, 33rd degree, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A. Monthly $4 per year; $9 for 3 years; Masonic widows: $2 per year Managing Editor: Dr. John W. Boettjer, 33rd degree, Grand Cross, The Supreme Council, 33rd degree, 1733 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20009-3103, telephone: 202-232-3579, fax: 202-387-1843, email: website: Published since July 1904.
  • York Rite Crusader York Rite Sovereign College of North America 500 Temple Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48201, phone: 313-833-1385


Books on Masonry:
  • Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry, by John J. Robinson: Based on years of research, this probing book solves the last remaining mysteries of the Masons--their secret words, symbols, and allegories whose true meanings had been lost in antiquity but whose origins can be traced to Norman French, the language spoken by the Knights Templar. Demonstrates how, more than 600 years later the heritage of the Knights Templar lives on in the largest and most successful secret society in the history of the world: Freemasonry.
  • History of Freemasonry - Illustrated, by Albert G. Mackey: A comprehensive account of one of the worlds most enduring, controversial and secretive organizations, by a pre-eminent authority and high-ranking member. Whether religion or business, occult cabal or political caucus. Masonry remains a subject of debate and wonder. Here at last, a general grand high priest of the U.S. chapter reveals (almost) all.
  • The Temple and the Lodge, by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh: A most illuminating investigation into the evolution of Freemasonry dispelling myth and reevaluating European and American history. Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh recount the events that led to the strange and sudden disappearance of the Knights Templar in the fourteenth century and their reappearance in the court of excommunicate Scottish king Robert the Bruce. Theorizing, and documenting, the survival of Templar traditions through the birth of the Masonic lodge, the authors chart the history of Freemasonry through its medieval roots and into the modern era. They demonstrate the orders contribution to the fostering of tolerance, progressive values, and cohesion in English society, which helped to preempt a French-style revolution in England. In addition, they show how Freemasonry contributed to the formation of the United States as an embodiment of the ideal "Masonic Republic."
  • An Encyclopedia of Freemasonry: Vol I A-M, Vol II M-Z & Vol I A-Lec, Vol II Lec-Z, by Albert G. Mackey: 2 volumes. Comprises the whole range of Arts, Sciences and Literature as connected with the Institution of Freemasonry. A handy reference for any Masonic question that might arise.
  • A Pilgrim's Path: Freemasonry and the Religious Right by John J. Robinson: The author of Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry describes the history and principles of the world's largest secret society, and then takes on those who have condemned it, refuting their fabrications and misstatements. An eye-opening book for those interested in the mysteries of Freemasonry.
  • The Meaning of Masonry, by W. L. Wilmshurst: The mystical doctrines of Freemasonry have long been kept secret from those outside its membership; however, as this book amply proves, even insiders need some clarification of the ancient theories and practices of their own organization. Originally written as a series of five papers intended only for the eyes of Masons themselves, this book first published in 1922 explores the intriguing history, rites, ceremonies, and beliefs of the centuries-old fraternity that boasts among its esteemed membership George Washington, Goethe, Voltaire, Garibaldi, and Mozart, and is reputed to have been involved in many of the major events that have shaped our modern world. The author, himself a member of the Order of Britain, examines the stages or degrees along the path to spiritual enlightenment, illuminating in separate chapters Masonrys arcane symbolism, philosophy, and rituals.
  • A New Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry: Their Rites, Literature, and History, edited by Arthur Edward Waite Emmit McLoughlin: In one magnificent edition, the author, a renowned expert on Masonic tradition, provides a comprehensive view of the history, literature, and mythology of Freemasonry, with explanations of its secret ritual and arcane symbolism. Applying meticulous research and careful scholarship, he covers every topic related to the order, from Acacia and alchemy to xerophagists and Zohar. Provides a chronology of Freemasonry from the first century A.D. to 1917 with and an interesting introduction by ex-priest Emmett McLoughlin.