The Mysteries of Freemasonry:
Essays on Masonic History, Symbolism, the Esoteric, and the Future of Freemasonry
by Mark E. Koltko-Rivera
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In this book, noted Masonic author Mark E. Koltko-Rivera, Ph.D. (author of Freemasonry: An Introduction) collects his best Masonic writing as published in journals and magazines, and as delivered as Masonic addresses. The 16 papers collected here include the following:
Part One: Masonic History
Chapter 1: Why bother with Masonic history?
Chapter 2: Freemasonry, the founding of the United States, and the American future
Chapter 3: The transmission of esoteric knowledge and the origins of modern Freemasonry
Chapter 4: The Masonic roots of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
Chapter 5: Of Masons & Mormons: The relationship between Freemasonry’s rituals of initiation & the Latter-day Saint temple ceremonies
Chapter 6: Freemasonry in nineteenth century New York: A true story of murder, resurrection, and the Illuminati
Part Two: Masonic Symbolism
Chapter 7: The Inner Order of Freemasonry: Attitudes towards and methods for the study of symbolism
Chapter 8: The Temple and Tabernacle: Symbols of transformation [including instructions for a visualization exercise to further personal development]
Part Three: The Esoteric
Chapter 9: The mysteries of Freemasonry (some assembly required)
Chapter 10: Secret knowledge and the value of Freemasonry
Chapter 11: Freemasonry and the esoteric: Thoughts on esoterically oriented Masonic education and research [with extensive study suggestions]
Chapter 12: Kabbalah: A primer for Freemasons
Part Four: Building A Future for Freemasonry
Chapter 13: A central purpose of Freemasonry: Personal transformation
Chapter 14: A Masonic manifesto for the 21st century
Chapter 15: The resurgence of Freemasonry: Why it is needed and how it can be accomplished [with a clear program to bring about the Resurgence]
Chapter 16: Freemasonry and global domination: Simple steps to ruling the world
Please note: The page for the Kindle version (see below) has a “Look Inside” feature that allows you to read the book from the beginning up to the early section of Chapter 3!
Mark E. Koltko-Rivera has appeared on the Discovery and History Channels as an expert on Freemasonry. The author of Freemasonry: An Introduction, he is a popular Masonic speaker whose work has appeared in The Philalethes, Heredom, and other Masonic publications. A member of Masonic lodges (F&AM) in Florida and New York, at the time of publication he serves as the Grand Historian in the Grand Lodge F&AM New York. He holds a doctorate from the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University.
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