George H. Steinmetz has long held a reputation as one of the foremost Masonic writers of the age. A specialist in promoting the staples of occult and New Age ritual and practice, he is the author of such lauded works as The Royal Arch: Its Hidden meaning, The Lost Word: Its Hidden Meaning, and of course, Freemasonry: Its Hidden Meaning. In the third of these works, Freemasonry: Its Hidden Meaning, George H. Steinmetz takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the fascinating and complex world of one of the Western tradition’s oldest and most mysterious brotherhoods – a brotherhood still well and thriving in today’s modern age. This book is lauded as being one of the best treatises around for those seeking an in depth and meticulously researched guide to the wide reaching and fascinating world of Freemasonry.
The Lost Symbol is the third follow-up novel in the Dan Brown collection, following the dark secrets and histories of the Freemasons. The story keeps in line with his previous best sellers, leaving symbologist Robert Langton at the helm of a new mystery, filled with secrets within secrets, rituals, abstruse malevolence, formal procedures laced with awe-inspiring meaning. Langdon, still self grinding his Sumatran coffee beans every morning, and lecturing to countless eager college students about the clandestine and often misunderstood aspects of symbols, finds himself immersed in a new thrilling mystery chalked full of chaos, violence and urgency.
The “Guide to the Royal Arch Chapter” was written by John Sheville and James L. Gould and published in 1996.
As a history, the “Guide to the Royal Arch Chapter” is quite thorough. A number of degrees are defined such as Dermott’s degree and Dunkerley’s degree, the Mark Master, the Past Master, and the Most Excellent Master. In pursuing these origins, the authors explain the rifts that arose during the 18th century and the resolution of the union forged in 1813.
Written as a supplement to Albert Pike’s classic Masonic work Morals and Dogma, Rex R Hutchens’ A Bridge to Light written in 1988 is a valuable piece of Scottish Rite literature that should be included in every Mason’s personal library. This book is intended for those who are new to Masonry or for those wishing to gain more knowledge about the Scottish Rite. This book is handed out to every new Scottish Rite member who joins in the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States, replacing Clausen’s Commentaries on Morals and Dogma, which itself replaced Morals and Dogma. It is not handed out in the Northern Jurisdiction as they did not adopt Pike’s views.