I think that there are very few here that would disagree with me when i say
that Masonic Light is the most knowledgeable on this board about Masonic subjects. If not the hes in the top 2. If he misses this thread you might
U2U to him.
For a historical book on the subject then you probably want to read Albert Pike's "Morals and Dogma of Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite
Freemasonry" for a good synopsis of the cult, its ideals and ultimate objectives.
Often women are recommended to read Blavatsky's works like "Isis Unveiled" and "The Secret Doctrine" but I found them to be a bit scattered
really, lots of art with no substance from a modern perspective although at the turn of the 20th centuary the idea of Aryan supermen and lost
civilizations high in the Himilayas would have been believable to the general public...
I can give you a free electronic copy of "The Book Of Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Freemasonry" by Charles T McClenechan (1884) which details the
actual rituals and I found to be an invaluable aid to reading Pike Morals and Dogma.
There are quite a lot of anti-Masonic books available which are factual although I'm sure there are many people in this forum who will be happy to
jump up and down to defend their cult.
The favorite genre for books about Freemasonry is the sensationalist expose replete with blood oaths and political conspiracies in abundance. They
were popular in the late 80s through mid 90s especially, and some of them tend to be source material for some of the wonderful anti-Masonic posters
that arise from time to time to provide entertainment for ATS members.
Stephen Knight is an author working at an elementary level of readership to provide this kind of sensationalistic stuff. There are others - for
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