The year 2010 marks the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge, more popularly known as the Royal Society, the oldest national science institute in the world. In his book Freemasonry and the Birth of Modern Science, author Robert Lomas examines the origins of the Royal Society, and in particular the debt it owes to 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.
John J. Robinson’s “A Pilgrim’s Path – Freemasonry and the Religious Right” is a well researched, eloquently written rebuttal to the many false accusations levied against Freemasonry in the early 1990s by such well known fundamentalist Christian evangelicals as Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell.
Royal Arch: Its Hidden Meaning by George H. Steinmetz remains a highly interesting book that covers a very specific facet of freemasonry. As the title indicates, the book delves into the subject of the Royal Arch. To those outside of the freemasonic world, the Royal Arch does not appear to have much meaning. In fact, you could say it is quite innocuous. In reality, there is much meaning behind the imagery of the Royal Arch. Nothing in freemasonry is without specific origins and meanings. That is what makes the study of freemasonry so interesting. Thanks to the work of George H. Steinmetz, a reader seeking the knowledge can definitively find it through this outstanding text.