Initiating Women in Freemasonry

Initiating Women in Freemasonry

PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Freemasonry has the reputation of being a male thing.1 Probably, this is mainly based on the fact ... Yet, it is often concluded as something logical, that the initiation of women was 'always' interdicted.

Author: J.A.M. Snoek

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004219342

Category: Social Science

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Gnosis: Journal of Gnostic Studies is a peer-reviewed publication devoted to the study of Gnostic religious currents from the ancient world to the modern, where ‘Gnostic’ is broadly conceived as a reference to special direct knowledge of the divine, which either transcends or transgresses conventional religious knowledge. It aims to publish academic papers on: the emergence of the Gnostic, in its many different historical and local cultural contexts; the Gnostic strands that persisted in the middle ages; and modern interpretations of Gnosticism – with the goal of establishing cross-cultural and trans-historical conversations, together with more localized historical analyses. The corpus of Gnostic materials includes (but is not restricted to) testimonies from outsiders as well as insider literature such as the Nag Hammadi collection, the Hermetica, Neoplatonic texts, the Pistis Sophia, the books of Jeu, the Berlin and Tchacos codices, Manichaean documents, Mandaean scriptures, and contemporary Gnostic fiction/film and ‘revealed’ literature. The journal will publish the best of traditional historical and comparative scholarship while also featuring newer approaches that have received less attention in the established literature, such as cognitive science, cognitive linguistics, social memory, psychology, ethnography, sociology, and literary theory.
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Handbook of Freemasonry

Handbook of Freemasonry

The struggle to initiate women into French masonic lodges at the end of the nineteenth century must be seen in the context of the struggle for women's political rights. Central to this process, on the masonic side, was the relatively ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004273122

Category: Reference

Page: 689

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The Brill Handbook of Freemasonry is a pioneering work that brings together, for the first time, leading scholars on Freemasonry—the largest, oldest, and most influential secret society in the world.
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British Freemasonry 1717 1813

British Freemasonry  1717 1813

Since the rituals of the Adoption Rite developed as much as those of mainstream Freemasonry, different families ... For a full description of the phenomenon, see J. A. M. Snoek, Initiating Women in Freemasonry: The Adoption Rite (Leiden ...

Author: Robert Peter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317275435

Category: History

Page: 2396

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Freemasonry was a major cultural and social phenomenon and a key element of the Enlightenment. It was to have an international influence across the globe. This primary resource collection charts a key period in the development of organized Freemasonry culminating in the formation of a single United Grand Lodge of England. The secrecy that has surrounded Freemasonry has made it difficult to access information and documents about the organization and its adherents in the past. This collection is the result of extensive archival research and transcription and highlights the most significant themes associated with Freemasonry. The documents are drawn from masonic collections, private archives and libraries worldwide. The majority of these texts have never before been republished. Documents include rituals (some written in code), funeral services, sermons, songs, certificates, an engraved list of lodges, letters, pamphlets, theatrical prologues and epilogues, and articles from newspapers and periodicals. This collection will enable researchers to identify many key masons for the first time. It will be of interest to students of Freemasonry, the Enlightenment and researchers in eighteenth-century studies. Includes more than 550 texts - Many texts are published here by special arrangement with the Library and Museum of Freemasonry, London - Contains over 260 pages of newly transcribed manuscript material - Documents are organized thematically - Full editorial apparatus including general introduction, volume introductions, headnotes and explanatory endnotes - A consolidated index appears in the final volume
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British Freemasonry 1717 1813 Volume 3

British Freemasonry  1717 1813 Volume 3

For a full description of the phenomenon, see J. A. M. Snoek, Initiating Women in Free-masonry: The Adoption Rite (Leiden and Boston, MA: Brill, 2012). For an introduction to women and Freemasonry generally, see J. A. M. Snoek, ...

Author: Robert Peter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317275244

Category: History

Page: 588

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Freemasonry was a major cultural and social phenomenon and a key element of the Enlightenment. It was to have an international influence across the globe. This primary resource collection charts a key period in the development of organized Freemasonry culminating in the formation of a single United Grand Lodge of England. The secrecy that has surrounded Freemasonry has made it difficult to access information and documents about the organization and its adherents in the past. This collection is the result of extensive archival research and transcription and highlights the most significant themes associated with Freemasonry. The documents are drawn from masonic collections, private archives and libraries worldwide. The majority of these texts have never before been republished. Documents include rituals (some written in code), funeral services, sermons, songs, certificates, an engraved list of lodges, letters, pamphlets, theatrical prologues and epilogues, and articles from newspapers and periodicals. This collection will enable researchers to identify many key masons for the first time. It will be of interest to students of Freemasonry, the Enlightenment and researchers in eighteenth-century studies.
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Women s Agency and Rituals in Mixed and Female Masonic Orders

Women s Agency and Rituals in Mixed and Female Masonic Orders

But since this does not use initiation rituals, it did not satisfy a number of women. As a response, the Order of Demeter was created in 1936. This order too had at that time no initiation rituals yet, but it aspired to have them in the ...

Author: Alexandra Heidle

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004172395

Category: Social Science

Page: 462

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This volume concentrates on two aspects of the participation of women in Freemasonry: Womena (TM)s agency (i.e. the power women gained and exercised in this context) and rituals (i.e. the role of man and women in changing and shaping the rituals women work with).
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British Freemasonry 1717 1813 Volume 5

British Freemasonry  1717 1813 Volume 5

See A. Heidle and J. A. M. Snoek (eds), Women's Agency and Rituals in Mixed and Female Masonic Orders (Leiden: Brill, 2008). J. A. M. Snoek, Initiating Women in Free-masonry: The Adoption Rite, Text and Studies in Western Esotericism, ...

Author: Robert Peter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317275152

Category: History

Page: 556

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Freemasonry was a major cultural and social phenomenon and a key element of the Enlightenment. It was to have an international influence across the globe. This primary resource collection charts a key period in the development of organized Freemasonry culminating in the formation of a single United Grand Lodge of England. The secrecy that has surrounded Freemasonry has made it difficult to access information and documents about the organization and its adherents in the past. This collection is the result of extensive archival research and transcription and highlights the most significant themes associated with Freemasonry. The documents are drawn from masonic collections, private archives and libraries worldwide. The majority of these texts have never before been republished. Documents include rituals (some written in code), funeral services, sermons, songs, certificates, an engraved list of lodges, letters, pamphlets, theatrical prologues and epilogues, and articles from newspapers and periodicals. This collection will enable researchers to identify many key masons for the first time. It will be of interest to students of Freemasonry, the Enlightenment and researchers in eighteenth-century studies.
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Freemasonry

Freemasonry

In November 1997 a group of senior masons formed an independent Supreme Council torevitalise andregenerate masonicritual ... A Landmark of Freemasonry agreed by all masculine Grand Lodges is that the initiation of women is forbidden and ...

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Publisher: PediaPress

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British Freemasonry 1717 1813 Volume 1

British Freemasonry  1717 1813 Volume 1

A. Heidle and J. A. M. Snoek, (eds), Women's Agency and Rituals in Mixed and Female Masonic Orders (Leiden: Brill, 2008); J. A. M. Snoek, Initiating Women in Freemasonry. The Adoption Rite (Leiden: Brill, 2012). D. Goodman, The Republic ...

Author: Robert Peter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317275305

Category: History

Page: 530

View: 876

Freemasonry was a major cultural and social phenomenon and a key element of the Enlightenment. It was to have an international influence across the globe. This primary resource collection charts a key period in the development of organized Freemasonry culminating in the formation of a single United Grand Lodge of England. The secrecy that has surrounded Freemasonry has made it difficult to access information and documents about the organization and its adherents in the past. This collection is the result of extensive archival research and transcription and highlights the most significant themes associated with Freemasonry. The documents are drawn from masonic collections, private archives and libraries worldwide. The majority of these texts have never before been republished. Documents include rituals (some written in code), funeral services, sermons, songs, certificates, an engraved list of lodges, letters, pamphlets, theatrical prologues and epilogues, and articles from newspapers and periodicals. This collection will enable researchers to identify many key masons for the first time. It will be of interest to students of Freemasonry, the Enlightenment and researchers in eighteenth-century studies.
Categories: History

The Brotherhood of Freemason Sisters

The Brotherhood of Freemason Sisters

This gift exchange was a sign of the brother's commitment to the higher principles of equality and fraternity, and also of his support of women's initiation into Freemasonry, something that his men-only lodge would not condone.

Author: Lilith Mahmud

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226096056

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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This “stupendous ethnography of female Freemasonry in Italy” reveals the fascinating paradox of elitism and exclusion experienced by “female brothers” (Michael Herzfeld, author of Evicted from Eternity). From its cryptic images on the dollar bill to Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol, the Freemasons have long been one of the most romanticized secret societies in the world. But a simple fact escapes most depictions of this elite brotherhood: there are also female members. In this groundbreaking ethnography, Lilith Mahmud takes readers inside Masonic lodges of contemporary Italy, where she observes the ritualistic and fraternal bonds forged among Freemason women. Offering a tantalizing look behind lodge doors, The Brotherhood of Freemason Sisters unveils a complex culture of discretion in which Freemasons reveal some truths and hide others. Female initiates—one of Freemasonry’s best-kept secrets—are often upper class and highly educated, yet avowedly antifeminist. Their self-cultivation through the Masonic path is an effort to embrace the deeply gendered ideals of fraternity. In this lively investigation, Mahmud unravels the contradictions at the heart of Freemasonry: an organization responsible for many of the egalitarian concepts of the Enlightenment and yet one that has always been, and in Italy still remains, extremely exclusive. The result is not only a thrilling look at a surprisingly influential world, but a reevaluation of the modern values we now take for granted
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Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love

12 Even during the Revolution, when anti-masonic literature was largely preoccupied with the supposed deleterious political ... 68 (1996): 513–49; and Jan Snoek, Initiating Women in Freemasonry: The Adoption Rite (Leiden: Brill, 2011).

Author: Kenneth Loiselle

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801454875

Category: History

Page: 280

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Friendship, an acquired relationship primarily based on choice rather than birth, lay at the heart of Enlightenment preoccupations with sociability and the formation of the private sphere. In Brotherly Love, Kenneth Loiselle argues that Freemasonry is an ideal arena in which to explore the changing nature of male friendship in Enlightenment France. Freemasonry was the largest and most diverse voluntary organization in the decades before the French Revolution. At least fifty thousand Frenchmen joined lodges, the memberships of which ranged across the social spectrum from skilled artisans to the highest ranks of the nobility. Loiselle argues that men were attracted to Freemasonry because it enabled them to cultivate enduring friendships that were egalitarian and grounded in emotion. Drawing on scores of archives, including private letters, rituals, the minutes of lodge meetings, and the speeches of many Freemasons, Loiselle reveals the thought processes of the visionaries who founded this movement, the ways in which its members maintained friendships both within and beyond the lodge, and the seemingly paradoxical place women occupied within this friendship community. Masonic friendship endured into the tumultuous revolutionary era, although the revolutionary leadership suppressed most of the lodges by 1794. Loiselle not only examines the place of friendship in eighteenth-century society and culture but also contributes to the history of emotions and masculinity, and the essential debate over the relationship between the Enlightenment and the French Revolution.
Categories: History