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Contemplating Craft Freemasonry: Working the Way of the Craftsman

By: W. Kirk MacNulty 

Contemplating Craft Freemasonry is an intriguing manual for Masons who desire to explore the Craft as a contemplative spiritual practice.

Relying upon insights drawn from Jungian psychology as well as from the Western esoteric tradition’s essential sources—Neoplatonism, Kabbalah, and Hermetic thought—W. Kirk MacNulty encourages the reader to reflect deeply upon the symbolism and ceremonies of the Masonic experience.

The perfect companion to the author’s enduring Masonic classic, The Way of the Craftsman, this accessible workbook offers dozens of contemplations that assist the reader in exploring the inner teachings of Freemasonry on an initiatic journey from the center of the lodge to the Temple of his own being.

 

Freemasonry and the Birth of Modern Science

By: Robert Lomas 

Until the sixteenth century, people believed in magic as a way of explaining how the world worked. Indeed Queen Elizabeth I had a court magician, John Dee.

However during the reign of the Stuart kings magic was killed and science took its place.

This change came about because a group of men met in London and decided to set up a society to study the mechanisms of nature.

Yet the men who founded this society in 1660 – including Robert Moray, Christopher Wren, Elias Ashmole and John Evelyn – were not only the first scientists but the last sorcerers, performing chemical experiments with powdered Unicorn horn…

They had also fought on different sides in the Civil War. The story of how they came together comes as a revelation and will change your view of history and science forever.

 

Approaching the Middle Chamber

By: Jaime Paul Lamb, Jason Marshall, Matthew Anthony 

In the culmination of the second section of the Fellowcraft degree, prior to entering the symbolic “middle chamber” of King Solomon’s Temple, the Craftsman must ascend a flight of winding stairs, where important lessons are bestowed upon the Craftsman for future reflection and study.

Unfortunately, few Craftsman have undertaken the study of the Seven Liberal Arts and Sciences, perhaps due to the fact that prior to this book by Brother Lamb, few books have taken an in-depth look at the Seven Liberal Arts and Sciences.

This is a well-written, well-researched, and very approachable book that explores how the Seven Liberal Arts and Sciences relate to Freemasonry, as well as other esoteric traditions.

This book is an instant classic, and a must read for anyone who has tread upon the flight of winding stairs to the middle chamber.

 

Operative Freemasonry: A Manual for Restoring Light and Vitality to the Fraternity

By: Kirk C. White 

AN OPERATOR’S MANUAL FOR FREEMASONRY Every new Mason learns that “operative masonry” refers to the art and practice of stoneworking while “speculative masonry” refers to Freemasonry. “Operative Freemasonry” is a manual on the art and practice of Freemasonry.

By providing detailed information and advice often overlooked or forgotten on how Freemasonry “works”, this book explores how the fraternity can actually “make good men better” and keep them active in our lodges and chapters.

Areas covered include: – Light Defined – Secrets and Mysteries – Prospective Freemasons: how to find them – Framing the Sacred: Preparation for Lodge – Openings and Closings – Initiation: what it is and how it works – Mentorship: how to keep our brothers active – Daily Freemasonry – Resources for Further Light Written for every Mason who wants to bring Light and Vitality back to his lodge and the fraternity.

 

Little Lodges on the Prairie: Freemasonry & Laura Ingalls Wilder

By: Teresa Lynn

The Little House on the Prairie books and TV show have inspired generations, but few people know the history of the Ingalls family in Freemasonry.

Discover new stories about Laura Ingalls Wilder in Little Lodges on the Prairie: Freemasonry & Laura Ingalls Wilder, the first book to comprehensively document the role Masonry and the Eastern Star played in the lives of this iconic American family.

A lively and informative look at this lesser-known aspect of Laura’s life, including documents which have rarely been seen and never before been published, Little Lodges on the Prairie gives readers an intriguing new and unique perspective on Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family.

 

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