Book Review: Symbols of Freemasonry

Symbols of Freemasonry by Daniel Beresniak truly is a book that the world has been waiting for and it has been waiting for hundreds of years. Finally, we know have the definitive text that covers the secretive world of freemasonry and the symbols found within it. No, this book does not “expose” freemasonry as a seeking society bent on world domination. We can leave those fantasies to the books in the science-fiction and conspiracy sections. With Beresniak’s work, you gain a solid insight into the symbols of freemasonry as well as their actual meaning.

Freemasonry remains a subject very few know much about. Then, there are those that assume they have an understanding of the subject but are actually professing their knowledge of common myths and misrepresentations. Considering the fact that freemasonry is shrouded in secrecy, it is understandable that such misconceptions abound. And really, no discussion on the subject of misconceptions about freemasonry would be complete without a discussion of the symbols of freemasonry.

As for the book itself, it truly does provide brilliant illustrations of common freemasonry symbols. These picture depictions are very clear and rich in their detail. A common problem with reproductions of freemasonic symbols is that they are not clear. Often, the scale of the pictures makes it very difficult to see the fine points of the drawing. Such lack of clarity defeats the purpose of depicting the symbols in the first place. What is the value of presenting such symbols if you really cannot see anything?

With Symbols of Freemasonry, this problem ceases to be much of a problem. All the main symbols of freemasonry are presented in the book effectively. And, more importantly, a highly detailed analysis of the symbols and their meaning is presented as well. For most, it is the meaning behind the symbolism that is intriguing. Anyone purchasing Symbols of Freemasonry by Daniel Beresniak with certainly not be disappointed. The book goes into an amazing amount of depth on the meanings behind the symbols as well as their origins. This along can effectively eradicate scores of myths that perpetuated over the centuries. So, consider Beresniak’s work a tremendous historical text on the subject of freemasonry.

This work is not intended to merely offer an outsider looking in approach. Those that have entered into the world of freemasonry might find Symbols of Freemasonry by Daniel Beresniak to be the perfect resource for their studies. Those that wish to learn more about the “world” they have entered will assuredly find this particular book to be a solid inclusion to their library bookshelf. Consider it a must have for both those with a passing interest in the subject and for those that are involved in freemasonic lodges. This is the definitive text on the subject bar none.