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Author: Michael R Poll
ISBN: 1887560971
Subcategory: Other Religions Practices & Sacred Texts
Pages 244 pages
Publisher Cornerstone Book Publishers; 1st Cornerstone Ed edition (March 1, 2008)
Language English
Category: Spirituality
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eBook The Freemasons Key - A Study of Masonic Symbolism download

by Michael R Poll


They approach the subject of Masonic symbolism from varying angles, allowing the rich prism to shine and .

They approach the subject of Masonic symbolism from varying angles, allowing the rich prism to shine and glow in your mind. 22 people found this helpful.

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The Freemasons Key A Study of Masonic Symbolism. Mike Poll has developed a keen sense of 'what's needed' in the publishing of Masonic books. In this work, he's filled a HUGE gap that has existed practically forever

The Freemasons Key A Study of Masonic Symbolism. In this work, he's filled a HUGE gap that has existed practically forever. When one becomes a Mason, the very first thing they want to learn about is 'symbolism'. What does it all mean? What's behind it all? For several decades, the standard work to address these emergent questions has been Allen Roberts' The Craft and Its Symbols

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Freemason Symbols: a study in understanding and value. The study of Freemason symbols is an especially interesting field of Masonic education, not only because of the deep and abiding lessons to be learned but because of our innate curiosity for unfamiliar things

Freemason Symbols: a study in understanding and value. The study of Freemason symbols is an especially interesting field of Masonic education, not only because of the deep and abiding lessons to be learned but because of our innate curiosity for unfamiliar things. It is simply a part of human nature to wonder, "What does it mean?" Life is full of symbols. Traffic signs, dollar signs, hand signals, the symbols on bathroom doors that tell us which is which. Actually, every means of visual communication is done through symbols

Masonic Scholars Study Freemason Symbols: True Masonic scholars have devoted a portion of their time to the study of the . The Freemason symbols that you see on this page,. from which our ancient brethren were taught,.

Masonic Scholars Study Freemason Symbols: True Masonic scholars have devoted a portion of their time to the study of the meanings of Freemason symbols. Consequently, they have a strong foundation of knowledge which the non-scholar lacks. and the very same ones that you, too, will study in your quest for more light. So Mote It Be! Simon.

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Masonic ritual is the scripted words and actions that are spoken or performed during the degree work in a Masonic Lodge. Masonic symbolism is that which is used to illustrate the principles which Freemasonry espouses

Masonic ritual is the scripted words and actions that are spoken or performed during the degree work in a Masonic Lodge. Masonic symbolism is that which is used to illustrate the principles which Freemasonry espouses. Masonic ritual has appeared in a number of contexts within literature including in "The Man Who Would Be King", by Rudyard Kipling, and War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy.

Symbolism is the language of Freemasonry. But what is symbolism? Why does Masonry use it? Who else has used symbolism? Some of the great minds in Masonic history (Albert Mackey, Joseph Fort Newton, Oliver Day Street, H. L. Haywood and more) answer these and other questions concerning the Masonic method of teaching as well as explain the symbolism of the Masonic degrees. This is an indispensable work for anyone seeking to better understand Freemasonry and its practices.
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Mike Poll has developed a keen sense of 'what's needed' in the publishing of Masonic books. In this work, he's filled a HUGE gap that has existed practically forever.

When one becomes a Mason, the very first thing they want to learn about is 'symbolism'. What does it all mean? What's behind it all? For several decades, the standard work to address these emergent questions has been Allen Roberts' The Craft and Its Symbols. This book will not take its place but it should easily become the SECOND reference for a new or inquiring Masonic mind. While Roberts has addressed the basics, relating them to each degree in a logical, patterned order, this work expands FAR beyond that and joins together essays from the best and brightest minds from the history of Freemasonry into a book which expands the richness of our symbolism in detail. Having these all in one easily handled volume makes it just SO much easier!

This is not to say that these essays themselves are easy: they are, for the most part, ones to which you will return again and again over the years, each time finding new gems of thought-provoking stimulation. They approach the subject of Masonic symbolism from varying angles, allowing the rich prism to shine and glow in your mind.

This is a book that has long been needed: I urge ANY student of Masonic symbolism to add it to their 'read this now' list and to their library immediately.
Atineda
Brother King is right!!! This book deserves 5 big stars! Within the pages of "The Freemasons Key", Our good Brother, Poll, has edited an excellent collection of essays on Masonic Symbolism by past Masonic scholars and thinkers. Throughout my world travels within the Masonic circles of the U.S.A., Asia, and Europe, Masonic Initiates of all levels (including Initiates of Non-Masonic traditions) often ask me; "What makes Freemasonry so special and unique?" My answer: IT'S SYMBOLISM!! This book explains in detail why Brother Albert Pike felt: "It is in its ancient symbols and in the knowledge of their true meanings that the preeminence of Freemasonry over all other orders consists." Also, Brothers who are members of appendent Masonic organizations such as The Order of Secret Monitor, The Worshipful Society of Freemasons, ETC... or follow the religious traditions of Islam, Christianity, Jewidism, ETC.. will find much Masonic light in this book because of the UNIVERSAL nature of it's subject matter. Freemasons, buy this book, Now! You will not be disappointed. Enuff said.
Balhala
I love freemasonry. All of the wonder and imagery of the lodge. The symbolism of the degrees and the layered meanings of who we are and what we do. Because of this, I love to study about the craft and different thoughts about who we are and what we do.

I purchased this book to see what the author had to say about the craft and symbolism. All in all I am happy with this book. The writing and organization is fine. I was surprised and it is worth noting that this book is a collection of writings. It seems there is a good sampling of Mackey here, and some other 19th century writing as well.

What I missed in this book, and wished the editor had provided, was more context on the authors of the writing. I think it helps to understand the questions like "What part of the country was this guy in?", "Was this person a regular member of a lodge, or was he a state officer?" "Was this person York Rite, Scottish Rite, both?" All the kinds of questions that help you understand where a person is coming from.

Other than that - if you want a brief background on symbolism in the lodge, this is a good reading.
Tto
Symbolism, as any Freemason would know, is used as an aid to explain the morality of the craft. Understanding the symbolism of Freemasonry isn't just a matter of knowing the ritual, it goes much deeper than that. The ritual can best be seen as the clothing and the body of the underlying craft.

This book, edited by Michael Poll, contains twenty-four essays by "some of the finest minds in Masonry". Each essay is between 1,000 and 1,500 words of compelling reading. It not only made me more aware of symbolism in Freemasonry, but also brought my attention to how symbolism is in constant use today and how invaluable it would have been many hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago.

It's a book that deserves a place in the library of any serious student of Freemasonry.
Androlhala
As promised
Tantil
I actually bought this book as a gift to a very dear friend and Brother of mine. He was reading my copy and was wishing he had his own to sit back and read. So I ordered him one! This is certainly a good book to have in your masonic library!
Nicanagy
Poll's Freemasons Key is an extraordinarily valuable collection of essays on Masonic symbolism--from works that are important but awfully difficult to find. As a Masonic researcher, I'll be keeping this book close by.
"The Freemasons Key" goes in depth to some of the symbols of Freemasonry, and from where the philosophic mindset comes.

For the Freemason, or even non-Masons, it's an enjoyable, esoteric read for those who wish to learn about symbolism, and how symbolism becomes... well... symbolism!