The preamble that we think should be given in this third part of Masonic orthodoxy, [which is also the] second part of Occult masonry, is simply an extract of the discourse of the orator in the hermetic degree of the True Mason2; ...
Author: Daath Gnosis
This Text presents an introduction to the Alchemical Philosophy of the Ancient Mysteries, it contains extracts from many different books and is organized into 2 main sections: 1) An explanation of the Alchemical Symbolism which has 3 parts that are mostly extracts from 3 of Jean Marie Ragon's books published together in 1853: Masonic Orthodoxy, Philosophical Masonry and Occult Masonry. Taken together, these extracts are a wonderful synthesis of how Masonry is a continuation of the Ancient Mysteries. 2) Contains the Instructions and/or Catechisms from 3 different French Masonic orders: FRENCH RITE (early to mid 1700s), ADONHIRAMITE RITE (late 1700s), and MEMPHIS RITE (mid 1800s). These show the Ancient Philosophical, Hermetic, and Alchemical symbolism which was explained in the first section. Finally, in the Editor's Appendix, there is an explanation of the "Masonic Tablet," followed by an article about the "Generation of Beings" and then a list of the "Shem Hamphorash" or the '72 Names of God'.
Author: Adolph Frederick Alexander WoodfordPublish On: 1878
A great deal of nonsense has been written about the Hermetic origin of Freemasonry , though the Masonic student may admit that the connection , as between Freemasonry and Hermeticism , has yet to be fully explained . Hermes le Grand.
It came about in due course that Hermetic Grades and Hermetic Rites grew up. Being numerous and curious, I shall deal with the chief among them in their proper place. In the present one it calls to be said that — except in Rosicrucian ...
Author: Arthur Edward Waite
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
"Provides a complete view of the history, literature and myths surrounding Freemasonry. Comprehensive explanations of their secret rituals and symbolism. Including alchemy, astrology, Kabbalism, ceremonial magic, animal magnetism and more."--Amazon.
... allegory that is astrological in general, and solar in particular, and thereby modern Freemasonry continues to perpetuate an element common to many ancient Mystery Traditions. ... 5 Higgins, Hermetic Masonry, Kessinger, 2012, pp.
Author: Jaime Lamb
In MYTH, MAGICK & MASONRY, Jaime Paul Lamb develops four thought-provoking interpretations of the symbolism and allegorical content of Freemasonry and some of its appendant bodies. By viewing the craft through the interpretive lenses of ceremonial magick, solar and astrological lore and symbolism, classical mythology and the Roman Mystery cult, Mithraism, Lamb establishes four distinct vantage points from which to survey Freemasonry. Thereby, Jaime Paul Lamb enables Masons, new and old, to develop a more nuanced appreciation of the Craft and a deeper understanding of the Fraternity's priceless initiatory heritage.
He again says that "The New Atlantis seems to be, and probably is, the key to the modern ritual of Freemasonry." (Ibid, p. XXXI.) Masonry is thoroughly Hermetic and Kabbalistic, and the framers of these degrees were evidently ...
Author: Charles H. Vail
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
Category: Social Science
The purpose of these lectures is to consider the origin and nature of the Ancient Mysteries and Modern Masonry and to show the relation which they bear one to the other. Freemasonry deals largely with the morals and symbols of the Mysteries of Antiquity, and originally was one of the channels of Ancient Wisdom. There were a few among the founders of Modern Masonry who possessed the Royal Secret, or, at least, had a knowledge of its existence, and, if the key has been lost, the Mason, as Heir-apparent of the Old Wisdom, should be foremost in the search for its recovery. All agree that the Masonic symbols and traditions are of the greatest antiquity, and can be traced to the far East--to the earliest civilization, from which time and place they have spoken in nature's language to all peoples of the earth. We are more and more convinced that this picture language of our ritual contains a most complete philosophy--a knowledge embracing the eternal verities of the universe, and that these symbols were designed by the Initiates of old to preserve and convey that Ancient Wisdom to the present and future generations. Though empires and dynastic continents have appeared and passed away, these ancient symbols, hewn in rock-cut temples and monuments, have served to convey the Great Secret from ages past and will continue its record as long as this part of the universe remains.
and Stark , 62 who introduced an extension of the Hermetic Masonry , including Rosicrucianism , magic , alchymy , divination , necromancy , and many other occult arts , into the high degrees of Masonry , and were very successful in ...
Author: George OLIVER (D.D., Rector of South Hykeham.)Publish On: 1867
Hermetic Masonry . 24. Elect of the Truth . 10. Knight Kadosch . Indian Masonry . II . SERIES - FELLOW - CRAFT . 25. Master cf Sloka . 11. Knight Philolothean . 26. Grand Kawi . 12. Hermetic Philosopher . 27. Doctor of Veda .
Author: George OLIVER (D.D., Rector of South Hykeham.)
Author: Albert Gallatin MackeyPublish On: 2012-03-07
Hence Alchemy is called the Hermetic science, and hence we get Hermetic Masonry and Hermetic Rites. At the time of the composition of the Legend of the Craft, the opinion that Hermes was the inventor of all the sciences, and among them, ...
Author: Albert Gallatin Mackey
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Social Science
Written by an expert on "the craft," this classic traces Freemasonry's origins from biblical times to its practice among America's founding fathers. It also explores philosophical, symbolic, and ritual traditions.
THE ARGUMENT I. THE ROOT-MATTER OF THE ALLEGED HERMETIc CONNECTION The Maxonic aspect: of Alchemy—Further concerning the gifts of spiritual building—The quettion of Hermetic interference—That such interference must have been tinctured ...
It may thus be taken as, in high probability, representing a phase of Hermetic Masonry at its period. It was the direction, in other words, in which such dreams were turning. In approaching the text itself we shall do well to put aside ...
Author: Arthur Edward Waite
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
This is volume two of one of the most interesting and profound historical works about Freemasonry. It is a very rare book and published as ebook exclusively. As a bonus this edition includes a very detailed essay about Freemasonry and its origins, written by Hermann Gruber. Contents: Freemasonry – Its Origin And History I. Name And Definition Ii. Origin And Early History Iii. Fundamental Principles And Spirit Iv. Propagation And Evolution Of Masonry V. Organization And Statistics The Secret Tradition In Freemasonry, Volume 2 Book V – Of Alchemy In Masonry I - The Root-Matter Of The Alleged Hermetic Connection Ii - The School Of Alchemy: An Excursus Iii - Masonic Systems Of Alchemical Degrees) And, Firstly, The Hermetic Rite Of Abbé Pernety Iv - Masonic Systems Of Alchemical Degrees And, Secondly, The Hermetic Rite Of Baron Tschoudy V - Masonic Systems Of Alchemical Degrees And, Thirdly, The Rite Of Mizraim Vi - Masonic Systems Of Alchemical Degrees And, Fourthly, The Hermetic Elements In The Oriental Order Of Memphis Vii - Les Archives Mitho-Hermétiques Book Vi – Of Magical And Kabalistical Degrees I - The Horizon Of Ceremonial Magic Ii - Of Certain Isolated Systems Claiming Derivation From Magical And Kabalistical Sources, Or Working Their Particular Mysteries, And Of The Rite Of Schroeder Iii - The Masonic Rite Of Schroeppfer Iv - The Egyptian Masonry Of Cagliostro V - The Rite Of Martines De Pasqually Vi - The School Of Martinism Vii - The Grades Of Kabalism Book Vii – Of The Mysteries On Their Mystical Side And Of This Subject In Relation To Masonry I -Of Rosicrucianism In Its Connection With Masonry Ii - Of Masonic Rosicrucian Developments Iii - Concerning Grades Of New Religion And Of Swedenborgian Masonry Iv - A Hidden Rite Of Interpretation V - Reflections From High Grade Masonry To Modern Occult Research Vi - A Preliminary Excursus Concerning The Divine Quest Vii - Intimations Of The Term Of Research Viii - Of A Rite Within Masonry Ix - Last Words On The Mystery Of Building Appendices I - A Supplementary List Of Grades, Incorporated And Detached, Including Brief Descriptions Ii - Notes On The Recurrence Of Grades In The Various Rites Iii - Critical Annotations On The Text Volume The First Volume The Second Iv - The Latin Church And Freemasonry V - The Full Page Portraits