The Masonic Initiate

This book provides a foundation to begin the "journey of the soul" through the manifestation of the teachings of the degrees of Freemasonry.

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Author: Bradrick A. Joyner

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1499280831

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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The Fraternity of Freemasonry supplies the necessary resources, that when properly applied, can assist a man in bettering himself not only mentally and physically, but also spiritually. In an attempt to revive the interest, within the Fraternity, of the practical applications of the deeper spiritual lessons provided within the degrees, "The Masonic Initiate - A Guide to Light" confirms for every Brother that his Fraternity is furnished with the necessary tools to erect his spiritual temple. This book provides a foundation to begin the "journey of the soul" through the manifestation of the teachings of the degrees of Freemasonry. This book focuses on the Entered Apprentice degree of Freemasonry, covering it's symbolism, forms and ceremonies. It takes the lessons and symbols of the first degree of Freemasonry, and reveals content that can be applied through both traditional and contemporary forms of spiritual development. This book gives a fresh perspective; it links spiritual practices, like visualization and meditation, to the teachings of Freemasonry. "The Masonic Initiate - A Guide to Light" can be beneficial for the youngest member of the Fraternity, as it attempts to clarify the nature of the forms and ceremonies of his degree, and shed Light on what it means to be "initiated." At the same time, it offers a fresh perspective on some of the symbols and ceremonies that can be well received, enlightening, and even quite refreshing for the elder Brother.

The Masonic Review

Gould's History of Freemasonry , I find a History of Symbolic Masonry in the
Cnited States , by the well known Josiah K. Drummond . Now , as the said ... His
Commission or Deputation was read , and eight candidates were at once initiated
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Duncan s Masonic Ritual and Monitor

First published in 1866, this book arranges the Freemason customs according to the rank of the member they involve.

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Author: Malcolm C. Duncan

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ISBN: 1789871239

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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Duncan's Masonic Ritual is a superb guide to the historic rituals and practices of the Freemason societies, for the initiation of new members and the ceremonies of the Masonic lodges. First published in 1866, this book arranges the Freemason customs according to the rank of the member they involve. Beginning with the initiate ranking, known as the 'Entered Apprentice', we are told the dialogue which must take place between the newcomer and the existing members. The arrangement of people in the Masonic building, and the various gestures and signals each must give to one another, are shown in detailed diagrams. The tiers of Master each involve new symbolic gestures and rituals, intended to signify the member's depth of understanding and loyalty to the society. The formal operations of a Masonic society require a variety of meetings and orders of business to take place sequentially. These arrangements are accompanied by a range of handshakes, gestures between members, and even a series of tools that must be held by a certain Mason, or handed from one ranking member to another. Since this book is concerned entirely with the ceremonial traditions of Freemasonry, the social and informal aspects of membership, whereby members hold discussions or organize participation in local events, are scarcely mentioned. The notes included in the appendix and at the end of each part discuss the origins, regional variations in the traditions, and related miscellany.

Christianity and the Secret Teachings of the Masonic Lodge

Inthe chargegiven to thosebeing initiatedinto the first degree of the Blue Lodge (
the Entered Apprentice degree), each ... (58:78) During theritual, eachofthe
Masonic initiates must“withreverence mosthumbly bow”before“this sacred name
of ...

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Author: John Ankerberg

Publisher: ATRI Publishing

ISBN: 9781937136376

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Is there anything wrong with a Christian being a member of the Lodge? Are you a Christian pastor who has studied Masonry found nothing wrong with it and so you have not warned your members and possibly even joined the Lodge yourself? Does your church allow Masons to serve on your boards to teach the Bible in Sunday School and serve in other positions of influence and leadership? In this book we will document from the Masonic Ritual the authoritative book given to a person who enters and becomes a member of the Lodge how Masonry conflicts and denies foundational Christian truths. Masons are promised that nothing in Masonry’s teachings will ever conflict with their own Christian belief. Has Masonry lied to or deceived Christians? In this book you will find answers to all these questions from the Masonic ritual and the Bible itself.

Initiation

The swords are lowered and the Master leads him to the altar where he kneels
and the Master proclaims : ' In the name of the Grand Architect of the Universe
and by virtue of the powers vested in me , I create and constitute thee Masonic ...

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Author: Jean Sybil La Fontaine

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719019664

Category: Initiation rites.

Page: 208

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The Masonic Mirror

Devoted to Masonic Literature, History, Juriprudence and General Intelligence.
There is no question but this law is good when applied to jurisdictions where a
ballot is taken for each degree , and in all cases before initiation . But will the law
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The Freemasons Magazine and Masonic Mirror

The first meeting of the season took place last Wednesday, November 9, at the
Freemasons' Tavern, when the W. M. Br. James Pain and his officers performed
their respective duties most admirably. Mr. George F. Swan was initiated, and Bro
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The Freemason s Chronicle

WHY FREEMASONRY CONTINUES . most of the profane , and to some of the
initiated , Freemasonry is one of many secret societies , all of which are on the
same general level . Freemasonry , according to their view , may be somewhat
more ...

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The Training Work of an Initiate

The Mass is a perfect example of a ritual of evocation, and the Masonic ceremony
is what it is designed to be, a ritual of initiation, as is well shown in his very
interesting books on the Masonic Initiation by W. L. Wilmshurst. The whole idea of
 ...

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Author: Dion Fortune

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1578631831

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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The Training and Work of an Initiate shows how, from ancient Qabalistic, Greek, and Egyptian roots, the Western Esoteric Systems have an unbroken initiation tradition that has been handed down from adept to neophyte. In this book, Dion Fortune indicates the broad outlines and underlying principles of these systems, illuminating an obscure and greatly misunderstood aspect of the path. Thanks to her teaching, even if you cannot give your entire life over to the pursuit of esoteric science, you can still develop a philosophy of life and learn your individual relationship to the cosmic whole. You will discover how initiates prepare body, mind, and spirit for the challenging journey that is the esoteric path, what the path of initiation looks like, and what it is to be called to this work. The book is filled with accessible information, presented in a way so that "even that which the smallest cup can carry away is the true water of life". This revised edition contains a new foreword by Gareth Knight, and an index.

Masonic Monthly

To be exclusive in the sense in which we here employ the word , and in that
sense in which all Masons will understand us , is the very essence of
Freemasonry . To initiate a Mason is to set him apart from the rest of the world , to
make him a ...

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The Masonic Trowel

In every respect on points of Masonic law , we believe in sticking to the letter , the
symbolism of Masonry , from the both ... to the initiated that the black monks how
any Mason can view it in any other We don't believe , as does the Now all this is ...

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The Masonic Eclectic

Or, Gleanings from the Harvest Field of Masonic Literature. styled " fils et frère
des pères de la famille des Sçavans de l'Ordre des Sages par tous les
générations de l'univers , " and which empowered him to initiate those whom he
deemed ...

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Masonic Voice Review

The contest has grown out of the practice of Union Lodge at St. Stephen's , New
Brunswick , initiating men who live within the jurisdiction of St. Croix Lodge at
Calais , in the State of Maine , -- not only in violation of the general usages in
such ...

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Masonic Signet and Literary Mirror

Initiation . A unanimous vote is required in initiations , passing and raising , and
for membership . We find the following provision in the Constitution of the Grand
Lodge of Maine , which is according to the Constitutions of the Order : “ Sec .

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The Early History and Antiquities of Freemasonry

... Monastic Masons — Oblati — Masonic Dress in Middle Ages. ms oath of
secrecy was administered to all initiates,1 ... the initiate, placing his hand upon2 it
, took upon himself a solemn obligation to conceal all that he had previously
been.

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Author: George Franklin Fort

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ISBN: UCAL:$B50287

Category: Guilds

Page: 508

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Ars Quatuor Coronatorum

In the French Order the Knight ( not the It is not to be supposed that these orders ,
at Esquire ) was coffined and covered with a funereal this period , had any basis
of masonic initiation . No doubt Templers were occasionally accepted by ...

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FREEMASONRY IN THE HOLY LAND ON HANDMARKS OF HIRAM S BUILDERS

Masonic initiation, symbolized by the ceremonies and emblems of a moral and
philosophical signification, must necessarily be done in a manner entirely
personal, in order that the initiate, by his replies to the queries propounded to him
, may ...

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Author: ROBERT MORRIS

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