Thursday, June 24, 2010
The Genesis Of Freemasonry by David Harrison - Unearthed Roots
'The Genesis Of Freemasonry'
by David Harrison
The Genesis Of Freemasonry looks at the more magical origins of Freemasonry, and discusses the Arthurian legend and the symbolism embedded in the 'cycle' - some of which filtered into Freemasonry and Rosicrucianism.
This book is a revealing but thoroughly enjoyable journey through the intricate history of English Freemasonry. Historian Dr David Harrison reconstructs the hidden history of the movement, tracing its roots through a mixture of mediaeval guild societies, alchemy and necromancy. He examines the earliest known Freemasons and their obsessions with Solomon’s Temple, alchemy and prophecy to the formation of the Grand Lodge in London, which in turn led to rebellions within the Craft throughout England, especially in York and with the formation of the ‘antients’. Harrison also analyses the role of French immigrant Dr Jean Theophilus Desaguliers in the development of English Freemasonry, focussing on his involvement with the formation of the mysterious modern Masonic ritual.
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(If you haven't picked up a copy of this exciting book by David Harrison I whole heartedly recommend you pick one up today! It's truly a facinating look behind the scenes of Freemasonry, a view behind the veil if you will. It's a well researched, written book with amazing photos. Available at all good book stores & online.)