Lewis Masonic Book Reviews

The New Mason’s Friend

by Kim March

The New Mason’s Friend provides Brethren in early stages of Masonic life with a friendly induction and for the more experienced, the lifelong companionship of a useful source of reference.

Written in everyday conversational English, the words are brought to life with over 100 images, illustrations and Ritual memorisation aids.

Split into six sections specifically crafted for ‘pick me up, put me down’ reading sessions.

 

 

Mastering Masonic Ritual

by John E Burnapp

There are many guides to learning Masonic ritual, most of which look at it from the viewpoint of learning the words.

This book takes a rather different view. Of course, we need to learn the words, we cannot deliver ritual without having done so.

However just learning the words, leaves the candidate rather short. Just as important as the words, are the feeling and emotion that help to communicate the meaning of those words.

It is the ability to bring these in that marks the difference between a good ritualist and a really great one.

Who seems to be able to conjure up an electric atmosphere in the Lodge room, that holds the candidate and others listening, spellbound until the end.

The author has studied what it is that makes that difference. What it is that great ritualists do in communicating our ritual in a way that really helps the candidate develop a deeper understanding, that excites them and sparks a lifelong interest.

This book, aimed not just at the novice but at all who deliver ritual, analyses what great ritualists do and helps all emulate that, while at the same time developing their own personal style.

Many of the things covered in this book are done subconsciously by great communicators and public speakers.

In analysing and dissecting these the author helps us to learn the tricks of the trade used by these people.

 

 

The Red Triangle: A History of Anti-Masonry

by Robert Cooper

This title looks at both the controversy surrounding present-day issues along with the long history of anti – masonry and what the future holds for the Freemasons.

This new title looks at both the controversy surrounding present-day issues along with the long history of anti – masonry and what the future holds for the Freemasons.

 

 

Nobly Born: An Illustrated History of the Knights Templar

by Stephen Dafoe

The Poor Fellow Soldiers of Christ and the Templar of Solomon, popularly known as the Knights Templar, was the most famous and infamous of the crusading military orders.

Created in the aftermath of the First Crusade, (1096-1099) the Templars were established to ensure the safety of the large numbers of European pilgrims, who flowed towards Jerusalem after its conquest.

The Templars were an unusual Order in that they lived both an active and contemplative life; making them effectively the first warrior-monks in the western world.

As such the Templars quickly expanded beyond their role as protectors of pilgrims and played a vital role in many battles of the Crusades.

Although they suffered more defeats than celebrated victories, the Templars are remembered as Christendom’s most fearless military force.

 

 

The Square Magazine

Choose from our range of back issues to complete your collection.

The independent Masonic magazine brought to you by the world’s oldest Masonic publisher.

The Square magazine brings you in-depth and thought provoking articles on all aspects of Freemasonry written by the leading Masonic writers in the world.

Masons and non-Masons alike will find something of interest in the wide variety of articles and special features, which cover the whole spectrum of Freemasonry, including historical, social, charitable, esoteric, other Orders, collecting, ephemera, philately, book reviews, poetry, news and events, and on a lighter note Masonic humour.

 

 

 

Article by: Pat Streams

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