The Story of Freemasonry
Originally published in 1904, The Story of Freemasonry by W.G. Sibley is one of those classic sources of Masonic history that should be in every Mason and history buff's library.
Unlike treatments... More > of Masonic history by the likes of Mackey, Waite and Gould, Sibley covers the subject in an easy to digest and conversational manner that leaves the reader wanting more.
Sibley looks at such topics as the legend of Hiram, the attempts to exterminate Freemasonry, the mystery of the William Morgan affair to name a few. However, it is his explanation of the origin and structure of the Scottish and York Rites and their relationship to Craft Masonry that is perhaps worth the price of the book alone.< Less
The Templar Orders In Freemasonry
The Templar orders in freemasonry by Arthur Edward Waite, long out of print, is a must read for those members of Masonic Templarism interested in how Masonic Templarism began.
Waite in his typical... More > insightful prose style examines the legends of post Templar existence via such notable figures as Andrew Michael Ramsay and Baron Karl Von Hund, who were the first to draw a connection between Crusader era orders and the Masonic Brotherhood.< Less
Knights Templars: Their Rise and Demise
James Anthony Froude was one of the best-known historians of the 19th Century. The Knights Templars: Their Rise And Demise is a book written by Froude in 1886 and is one of the most comprehensive... More > treatments on the Order written to date. 1. Crusades And Pilgrimages 2. The Origin Of The Templars 3. Rise And Growth Of The Templars 4. The Decline And Fall Of The Templars 5. The Trial And Condemnation Of The Templars 6. The Fate Of The Last Grand Master 7. James Anthony Froude: Bio< Less
Everything I Needed To Know About Freemasonry
There are many lessons of vast importance contained in the Entered Apprentice Degree of Freemasonry. These lessons are so important to the author of this book that he has been so bold as to title the... More > book, Everything I needed to know about Freemasonry; I learned as an apprentice.
Worshipful Brother Stephen Dafoe is not a Freemason who takes his craft lightly. He is often fond of saying, "We do not need more men in Masonry, but more Masonry in men." Every page of this book reflects that expression. The book is one man's reflection on the lessons learned in that first degree and is a thorough examination of the philosophy taught with each step, pace and gesture. In so doing, Dafoe has not created a dry account of the first degree, but rather a book that will inspire all Freemasons to get back to the basics.< Less