While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Freemason books.
- Freemasons For Dummies (2013)
- Level Steps: 100 Daily Meditations for Freemasons (2004)
- Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry (2009)
- The Freemasons: A History of the World’s Most Powerful Secret Society by Jasper Ridley (2002-12-09) ()
- Solomon’s Builders: Freemasons, Founding Fathers and the Secrets of Washington D.C. (2006)
- American Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building Communities (2006)
- The Freemasons: The History of Freemasonry and the World’s Most Famous Secret Society (2017)
- Duncan’s Ritual of Freemasonry (1976)
- The Freemasons (2006)
- Freemasons: A History and Exploration of the World’s Oldest Secret Society (2005)
- Defending the Christian Freemason (2018)
- The Masonic Myth: Unlocking the Truth About the Symbols, the Secret Rites, and the History of Freemasonry (2009)
- Secret Practices of the Sufi Freemasons: The Islamic Teachings at the Heart of Alchemy (2013)
- UNLOCKING THE DREAM VISION: The Secret History of Creation (2018)
- The Constitutions of the Free-Masons: Containing the History, Charges, Regulations &C. Of That Most Ancient and Right Worshipful Fraternity, for the Use of the Lodges (Classic Reprint) (2018)
Freemasons For Dummies (2013)
Fascinated by Freemasons? Freemasons For Dummies is the internationally bestselling introduction to the Masons, the oldest and largest "secret society" in the world. This balanced, eye-opening guide demystifies Freemasonry, explaining everything from its elaborate rituals and cryptic rites, to its curious symbols and their meanings.
‘Level Steps:100 Daily Meditations for Freemasons’ is a beautiful and practical book offering insight and inspiration to all Freemasons who are interested in the deeper meaning of the Craft and who wish to make ‘…a daily advancement in Masonic knowledge.’
Its mysterious symbols and rituals had been used in secret for centuries before Freemasonry revealed itself in London in 1717. Once known, Freemasonry spread throughout the world and attracted kings, emperors, and statesmen to take its sacred oaths. It also attracted great revolutionaries such as George Washington and Sam Houston in America, Juarez in Mexico, Garibaldi in Italy, and Bolivar in South America. It was outlawed over the centuries by Hitler, Mussolini, and the Ayatollah Khomeini.
The Freemasons: A History of the World’s Most Powerful Secret Society by Jasper Ridley (2002-12-09) ()
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Step back in time to the birth of a revolutionary new republic and discover how the utopian ideals of a visionary secret society laid the foundation for the most powerful nation on earth. Follow George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock and other Founding Fathers as they transform the democratic principles of their Masonic lodges into a radical new nation. Solomon’s Builders unravels history from myth as it takes you on a Freemason’s tour of Washington, D.C.
With over four million members worldwide, and two million in the U.S., Freemasonry is the largest fraternal organization in the world. Published in conjunction with the National Heritage Museum, this extravagantly illustrated volume offers an overview of Freemasonry’s origins in seventeenth-century Scotland and England before exploring its evolving role in American history, from the Revolution through the labor and civil rights movements, and into the twenty-first century.
*Includes pictures *Profiles important people and conspiracy theories *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading For decades, parodies featuring ominous, mysterious cults have been a favorite gag in pop culture. These fraternal brothers are often depicted in some type of underground lair, dressed in extravagant ceremonial robes with their faces hidden in their hoods, seated around a long table brimming with Gothic chalices, skulls, and glittering dark treasure.
Explained and interpreted by copious notes and numerous engravings. Duncan’s Masonic Ritual and Monitor will be a cherished possession of any Mason who receives it. This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
The Freemasons (2006)
A full and intriguing account of the rituals, signs and symbols associated with the beliefs and history of Freemasonry. Explore the mystical symbolism of the Square and the Compass, the Five-Pointed Star, the All-Seeing Eye, the Sun and Moon, and many others. Find out about the history of the Masonic movement, and the myths and preconceptions that have grown up around it. Discover how the rituals in Freemasonry today are steeped in mystery and symbolism from the past. Copiously illustrated.
In Freemasons, H. Paul Jeffers delves into Masonic history to reveal the surprising and controversial truths behind this ancient and secretive order, from its mystery-shrouded origins in medieval Europe through its rise in America, where Benjamin Franklin founded the first lodge.
The book is in an easy to read format and covers real-life issues that Masons and clergy have had to deal with, such as: Is Freemasonry a religion? How did Freemasonry get associated with Satanism? Do Masons deny (or oppose) Christ's atonement? What do Masons mean by "Light"? Is there a Masonic God? Are Masons Unitarians?
The Masonic Myth: Unlocking the Truth About the Symbols, the Secret Rites, and the History of Freemasonry (2009)
The Masonic Myth by Jay Kinney is an accessible and fascinating history of the Freemasons that sheds new light on this secret fraternity.
Reveals the secret spiritual exercises of the Bektashi Order of Sufis • Shows how this order, also known as Oriental Freemasonry, preserves the ancient spiritual doctrines forgotten by modern Freemasonry • Explains how to transform the soul into the alchemical Magnum Opus by combining Masonic grips and the abbreviated letters of the Qur’an • Includes a detailed biography of Baron von Sebottendorff Origi…
Unlocking the Dream Vision: The secret history of creation will take you on a profound journey into the mysterious mystical esoteric symbolism of the largely forgotten Dream Vision that is buried deep within the ancient Book of Enoch.
The Constitutions of the Free-Masons: Containing the History, Charges, Regulations &C. Of That Most Ancient and Right Worshipful Fraternity, for the Use of the Lodges (Classic Reprint) (2018)
The Constitutions of the Free-Masons is a set of rules and codes of conduct compiled for the Premier Masonic Grand Lodge of England, it was designed to help make uniform the practice of Freemasonry in the area of South East England, London in particular. The practice of Freemasons across the United Kingdom and Ireland was considered far too broad to be brought into line at the time of writing, although Reverend Anderson had them in mind as later editions show.
Best Freemason Books You Must Read
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The Secrets of Freemasonry
Author(s): Elijah Muhammad
ID: 2400226, Publisher: Secretarius MEMPS, Year: August 18 2011, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf
The Hiram Key Revisited - Freemasonry: A Plan for a New World-Order
Author(s): Christopher Knight,Alan Butler
ID: 2307240, Publisher: Watkins Publishing, Year: 8 July 2010, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
The Second Messiah: Templars, the Turin Shroud and the Great Secret of Freemasonry
Author(s): Christopher Knight, Robert Lomas
ID: 2454749, Publisher: Cornerstone Digital, Year: 31 Mar 2012, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.