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Dear Brethren and Friends. Over the years I have collected numerous books, pamphlets, short talks and articles on the topic of Freemasonry. Some I have scanned and converted into various digital formats myself and others I have gathered from the vast resources of the Internet. As I find time, I'm standardizing their format and convert them into the Portable Document Format (PDF) for your enjoyment and study. A Word of Caution The range of publications found here goes from the profound to the lighthearted or outright fictitious and covers as many aspects of our Fraternity as I can lay my hands on. Masonry has no dogma. Gnostic Teachings - Gnosis - Ancient Knowledge for a Better Life. The Degrees Of Masonry - Their Origins And History.

By Bro A.

The Degrees Of Masonry - Their Origins And History

L. Kress And Bro. R. J. Meekren Published in THE BUILDER MAGAZINE Every Mason has learned a traditional account of the various grades of Craft Masonry, and this term may be stretched to include more than the three degrees of the “Blue” or “Symbolic” Lodge, in especial the degrees of the Chapter and the Council. It is perhaps rather curious that, though there have been a good many articles in THE BUILDER upon the general subject of the degrees, and some dealing with the origins of the Third, or Master Mason’s Degree, yet there has been practically nothing about their origin as a system, although a good deal in regard to this has by many contributors been taken for granted.

There are two works that are, however, readily available which contain dissertations upon our subject: Mackey’s History of Freemasonry and Gould’s Concise History. THE SCOPE OF THE Discussion The earlier Masonic writers accepted all the traditions and legends at their face value. We noted that Dr. Masonic E-Book Library. Note: Many of the e-books in this library are several hundred pages long and include illustrations.

Masonic E-Book Library

It takes a minimum of a high-speed DSL or cable modem to download many of them. i.e. Mackey's Masonry Defined takes 3 minutes just to download the text. A Message from our Librarian Max Heindel - Rosicrucian Mysteries_An Elementary Exposition of their Secret Teachings Bibliography of the Writings and Works of Albert Pike Committee for Relief of Knights Templar and Ancient and Accepted Scotch Rite Masons Albert Pike - The Book Of The Words Freemason Instructions to All Degrees 10,000 Famous Freemasons by William R.

A Charge By Any Other Name Is Still A Charge by W. Ancient and Modern Initiation by Max Heindel The Arcane Schools - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6 - Part 7.