Monday, March 22, 2010

Scottish Rite "Further Reading" List...

Today’s been a busy day, so I’ll offer up this quick item (mainly so that I don’t slide down that slippery slope of missing a day).
Today I give you another recommended reading list, this one a list of books for “FURTHER READING” torn from the back of a public brochure called “Masonry Beyond the Third Degree,” which explains the basics of Scottish Rite freemasonry to the public. (Just as anyone can, I downloaded it off the Scottish Rite’s public Web site.)
Without further ado, here are the books on this interesting list:
1. Heredom, transactions of the Scottish Rite Research Society
2. Is It True What They Say About Freemasonry? By Arturo de Hoyos and S. Brent Morris
3. Pillars of Wisdom: The Writings of Albert Pike by Rex R. Hutchens
4. Symbolism of the Blue Degrees of Freemasonry: Albert Pike’s ESOTERIKA, ed. by Arturo de Hoyos
5. Valley of The Craftsmen: A Pictorial History, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in America’s Southern Jurisdiction, 1801-2001
6. Vested In Glory: The Regalia Of The Scottish Rite Of Freemasonry, S.J., USA by Jim Tresner
The brochure also makes a passing reference to “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Freemasonry” by S. Brent Morris.
I’ve never read any of these books, but if you have, I’d like to hear what you have to say about them. In any event, I’m sure that if you take the time to read any one of them, it would provide you with a memorable experience.

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