Lewis Book Reviews

Emulation: A Ritual to Remember

The Lodge
The Men and the Times
Covering One Hundred & Fifty Years History of the Emulation Lodge Of Improvement.


The Stairway Of Freemasonry


By: Julian Rees


For any enquiring mind, whether Freemason or not, this little book sets out to help answer questions not so much: What does it mean? but rather: What can it mean?, since the journey is concerned not with learning other peoples answers, but in working out answers for yourself.

This is a book about what it means to walk the path of a Freemason; to be inspired by its rituals, to live your life by its precepts and to cultivate virtue within yourself. 

If you are not a Freemason, you may want answers to questions such as the following:

Why can I not become a Freemason by reading about it in a book? What would initiation do for me? 

What is the point of secrets in Freemasonry?

Why are the square and compasses in Freemasonry such a universal symbol?

What are Masonic symbols for? Do they mean anything?

Can Freemasonry be as meaningful for me as my religion?

By being a Freemason, can I be closer to God?



Freemasonry – After Covid 19

By: Robert Lomas

The cement which binds a lodge together is the regular meetings of its members. For the first time ever, in our long history, we have been unable to meet.

We have taken part in a dangerous and compulsory experiment, For the first time in our long history we have had to submit Our Craft to life support by placing it in an artificially induced coma and keeping its life breath of meetings flowing by using the artificial ventilator of the video get-together.

With the advent of vaccines, we are faced with the risky business of arousing this slumbering giant. Because of the losses by death, resignation, and decline of interest, there is a real danger that the habit of monthly Masonry in our lodges will crumble and fail.

We need to do something, but what? This book explores the options for a return to a new reality.


Freemasonry on the Frontier

A collection of seventeen original papers by leading Masonic researchers and academics tracking the evolution of Freemasonry in America from the original thirteen colonies to the Pacific Coast.

Contributors include Ric Berman, Brent Morris, Mike Kearsley, Barry Hoffbrand, John Wade, Adam Kendall, and Andreas Önnerfors, members of Quatuor Coronati Lodge, and a number of outstanding American scholars: Ben Williams, Hilary Anderson Stelling, Hans Schwartz ,John Kyle Day, Jeffrey Croteau, Andrew Hammer, Daniel Gardiner, and Walter H. Hunt, as well as two brilliant European writers, Peter Lanchidi from Israel and Leif Endre Grutle from Norway 


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.



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