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The Masonic Myth

Unlocking the Truth about the Symbols, the Secret Rites, and the History of Freemasonry
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
HarperCollins
 | 
August, 2009
ISBN:
9780060822569
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$19.99 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

The Masonic Myth by Jay Kinney is an accessible and fascinating history of the Freemasons that sheds new light on this secret fraternity. A nonfiction look at the mysterious and wrongly maligned ancient society that plays a major role in The Lost Symbol, the new novel by Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code), Kinney’s The Masonic Myth debunks the myths as it reveals the truth about the Freemasons, their history, and their secret symbols and rituals—a truth that is far more fascinating than all the conspiracy theories combined.

When you drop the word “Freemasonry” into a conversation you can almost always expect an animated response. Freemasons have been connected to the all-seeing eye on the dollar bill, the French Revolution, the Knights Templar, and the pyramids of Egypt. They have been rumored to be everything from a cabal of elite power brokers ruling the world to a covert network of occultists and pagans intent on creating a new world order, to a millennia-old brotherhood perpetuating ancient wisdom through esoteric teachings. Their secret symbols, rituals, and organization have remained shrouded for centuries and spawned theory after theory. The Masonic Myth sets the record straight about the Freemasons.

Authored by Jay Kinney (former editor of Gnosis, the late, great journal of Western inner traditions) who is a practicing Freemason himself, this book examines the myths of Freemasonry, details the inner workings of a typical Masonic lodge, and explores the impact the Freemasons have had throughout history. Kinney also details the symbolic systems of the Craft, delves into its occultist connections and explores whether or not it is truly a universal brotherhood.

Masons are taught to seek “more light.” With that in mind, I believe that it is time to open the doors of the lodge room, to let in some sunshine, and to allow the curious public to have access to the unvarnished truth about Freemasonry.

Jay Kinney is a thorough researcher and engaging storyteller. He is also coauthor of Hidden Wisdom: A Guide to the Western Inner Traditions.

 

 

Publisher’s Description: 

The Truth Revealed

Freemasons have been connected to the all-seeing eye on the dollar bill, the French Revolution, the Knights Templar, and the pyramids of Egypt. They have been rumored to be everything from a cabal of elite power brokers ruling the world to a covert network of occultists and pagans intent on creating a new world order, to a millennia-old brotherhood perpetuating ancient wisdom through esoteric teachings. Their secret symbols, rituals, and organization have remained shrouded for centuries and spawned theory after theory. The Masonic Myth sets the record straight about the Freemasons and reveals a truth that is far more compelling than the myths.

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