Author: Geoffrey HodsonPublisher: Theosophical PublishingYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 298ISBN/UPC (if available): 0835672546
Through allegory and symbol incorporated in the rituals, Masonry present instruction and teaching about the human journey from a state of ignorance to that of an illumined, unitary consciousness. It seeks to inspire its members to build an ideal human society based on brotherly love, charity and truth.As a clairvoyant, deep student of Theosophy, and a Mason, the author of this book provides valuable information about the esoteric significance of Masonic ceremonies and how it helps to elevate the human consciousness step by step. He deals with many aspects of the free Masonic work in this publication, and thus it serves as a guide for enquirers and students. A glossary of keywords increases the value of the book.
IntroductionPART - I Section 1THE CANDIDATE STANDS BEFORE THE DOOR OF THE TYLED LODGESection 2THE CANDIDATE ENTERS THE LODGESection 3THE LESSER MYSTERIES CONTINUETO BE ENACTEDSection 4THE RITE OF INITIATION IS PERFORMEDSection 5THE INITIATE IS TAUGHT THE SIGNS OF RECOGNITIONSection 6THE INITIATE IS INVESTED WITH THEDISTINGUISHING BADGE OF A FREEMASONSection 7THE INITIATE IS INSTRUCTED CONCERNINGTHE P...G...S AND P...W...S LEADING FROMTHE FIRST TO THE THIRD DEGREESection 8THE LODGE IS OPENED IN THE THIRD DEGREEPART - IIALLEGORY AND SYMBOL IN CRAFTMASONRYPART - IIITHE SYMBOLISM OF NUMBERSPART - IVFREEMASONRY AS SPIRITUAL ALCHEMYPART - VCO-MASONRY AND THE WORK OF THE SEVENTH RAYPART - VIWHAT IS CO-FREEMASONRY?PART - VIITHE GLOSSARY