Freemasonry and the Ancient Gods

Freemasonry and the Ancient Gods

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: be rebuilt, of the discovery of the lost secrets, of the heroism of a certain brother who won the approval of the King of Persia and enabled the Second Temple to be completed. Finally, it would give a prophetic hint of the new priesthood of the Order of Melchisedec, foreshadowing the New Dispensation. From the point of view of symbolism, it would keep distinct the teaching of the Nature of God from that relating to the Mystery of the Cross. But historic events have rendered this impossible in England. Though we gained much by the Union of 1813, we lost much. One thing seems to be clear, and that is that the Duke of Sussex was a strong Deist, and did his best to eliminate not only any Christian teaching from the craft degrees, in which he was right, but the Christian degrees themselves. The result was that they were allowed to disintegrate, and many nearly perished altogether. That they survived at all is a striking testimony to their real intrinsic value. These degrees therefore had to fend for themselves, strange alliances were made and sovereign bodies formed, often with little regard to any logical arrangement. We cannot blame those responsible, rather we should render unstinted praise to those who saved so much from the wreck; but what has been done cannot be undone, and we now find ourselves with a multitude of governing bodies where two or three at the most would have sufiiced. Lest, therefore, some of our readers should be led astray, we shall give a complete list, as far as possible, of all degrees now worked in England, together with their supreme bodies. Gaour II THE DEGREES or THE cnoss The Cross degrees are as follow. The Ancient and Accepted Rite may conveniently be grouped here, because the degree known to most more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 123690303X
  • 9781236903037

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