There are countless Masonic courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
- Learning Masonic Ritual: The Simple, Systematic and Successful Way to Master the Work (2013)
- Robert’s Rules of Order: Masonic Edition (2014)
- 100 Days To Learn Masonic Ritual: A Workbook to Learn Masonic Ritual in 100 Days and Prepare for the Worshipful Master’s Chair (2017)
- The Lodge Officer’s Handbook: For the 21st Century Masonic Officer (Tools for the 21st Century Mason) (Volume 2) (2013)
- Duncan’s Ritual of Freemasonry (1976)
- The Masonic Magician: The Life and Death of Count Cagliostro and His Egyptian Rite (2017)
- The Masonic Myth: Unlocking the Truth About the Symbols, the Secret Rites, and the History of Freemasonry (2009)
- Tubal-Cain The Ancient Masonic Blacksmith God (2018)
- The Alchemical Keys To Masonic Ritual (2007)
- Sins of our Masonic Fathers: The Lost Strength of Fewness in American Freemasonry (2018)
- The Symbolism of Freemasonry: Illustrating and Explaining Its Science and Philosophy, its Legends, Myths and Symbols (2017)
- Bible Study for Freemasons (2019)
- Our Masonic Presidents (1998)
- Stellar Theology and Masonic Astronomy (2008)
- Memory Palaces and Masonic Lodges: Esoteric Secrets of the Art of Memory (2019)
In “Learning Masonic Ritual – The Simple, Systematic and Successful Way to Master the Work”, author Rick Smith has combined the Secret Weapons of Great Ritualists into a structured process that anyone can follow.Whether you’re new to Freemasonry and looking for a jump-start, or you’ve tried and failed to learn Ritual in the past, this Three-Stage System will show you how to succeed.
Experienced legislators, editors, civic leaders, business executives, and club officers all pronounce “Robert’s Rules of Order” the best parliamentary guide in the English language. Its amazing acceptance entitles it to the claim of being the recognized authority in parliamentary law. Now, for the first time, the most comprehensive, understandable, and logical guide to smooth-running meetings has been revised for use in Masonic lodges and appendant bodies.
100 Days To Learn Masonic Ritual: A Workbook to Learn Masonic Ritual in 100 Days and Prepare for the Worshipful Master’s Chair (2017)
This isn’t just a book, but a complete 100 day study guide to prepare YOU for your year as Worshipful Master in your Lodge.The first section of this book is suitable for all Master Masons who are progressing through the offices of their Lodge and need to learn the Ritual.In it you’ll learn:* The process of learning, revision and rehearsal* The best time of the day to learn* The best places to learn* How long to spend on effective learning* Using Author(s): Mr Robert Bone
The Lodge Officer’s Handbook: For the 21st Century Masonic Officer (Tools for the 21st Century Mason) (Volume 2) (2013)
A Personal Handbook to carry with you through the Officer Chairs in your Masonic Lodge. Finally, a breakthrough handbook has arrived for Line Officers of Masonic Lodges to track their personal progress, year-by-year. Filled with specific information on each job, checklists, and rosters, this handbook has been designed to be written in as a comprehensive record of your service in each chair, from Junior Steward to Worshipful Master, as well as the non-progressive line offices.
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.
Miracle-worker or man of straw? Count Alessandro Cagliostro was a cult figure of European society in the tumultuous years leading to the French Revolution.
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.
The real purpose of this research is the exploration of the Bible and its many African hidden secrets.The use of Tubal Cain in Masonic ritual is derived from the old legends of the craft by the operative and then speculative masons; it refers symbolically but historically to his scriptural and traditional reputation as an artificer. Tubal Cain is the 8th man from Adam.In the bible it mentions that Tubal-Cain was the first to manipulate metal.
This is the first book which establishes a direct link between the rituals of Freemasonry and the practice of both chemical and spiritual alchemy. Albert Pike understood that the symbolic degrees of Freemasonry contained alchemical secrets, but he never put the whole pattern together and showed how.
Sins of Our Masonic Fathers offers a broad but thorough analysis of various historical aspects of Freemasonry as it unfolded in the United States. American Freemasonry expanded so rapidly that it gave birth to a flawed, long- standing, counterfactual and false standard: the belief that the Freemasonry in America can be found and measured by the number of names on its membership rosters.
The Symbolism of Freemasonry: Illustrating and Explaining Its Science and Philosophy, its Legends, Myths and Symbols (2017)
Of the various modes of communicating instruction to the uninformed, the Masonic student is particularly interested in two; namely, the instruction by legends and that by symbols. It is to these two, almost exclusively, that he is indebted for all that he knows, and for all that he can know, of the philosophic system which is taught in the institution.
Bible Study for Freemasons (2019)
Masonry is a beautiful system of morality, veiled in allegory, illustrated by signs and symbols, and embodying ideals that transcend most human barriers. The work of masonry is based upon and filled with scripture, with beauty, and with God’s love, irrespective of any one individual’s relationship with God. The one requirement of a man who would like to join masonry is that he believes in God.
Our Masonic Presidents (1998)
Paperback – 1998. Publisher: Texan Press. This is a very readable copy. It has been used and has the usual edge/corner wear else in very good condition. There was a sticker on the back cover which has previously been removed. First Class shipping on this book. As pictured. #4,815,926 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?
An unabridged, digitally enlarged printing to include all illustrations by the author.
Reveals how the art of memory is the origin of the Masonic method • Explains the classical techniques of the art of memory, how they were reworked by hermetic thinkers during the Renaissance, and how they contributed to the transformation of operative Freemasonry into speculative Freemasonry • Traces the creation of speculative Freemasonry to 1637, one hundred years earlier than previously thought •…
Best Masonic Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf
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Memory Palaces and Masonic Lodges: Esoteric Secrets of the Art of Memory
Author(s): Charles B. Jameux
ID: 2392184, Publisher: Inner Traditions, Year: 9 July 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub
Some Deeper Aspects of Masonic Symbolism
Author(s): Arthur Edward Waite
ID: 2537672, Publisher: Libre Dionysia, Year: 2020, Size: 124 Kb, Format: epub
Voices From the Dead:: The Dark Rituals and Hidden Worship of the Masonic Lodge
Author(s): Texe Marrs
ID: 2382408, Publisher: RiverCrest Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.