The Genesis of Freemasonry
Publisher : Lewis Masonic
Description
This book is a revealing and 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. Harrison also analyzes the role of French immigrant, Dr Jean Theophilus Desaguliers in the development of English Freemasonry, focusing on his involvement with the formation of the mysterious modern Masonic ritual. All Freemasons and more general readers will find much of interest in this fascinating exploration of the very beginnings of Freemasonry, still one of the most mysterious brotherhoods in the world.


The Story Behind This Book
Dr David Harrison has written many articles and papers on the history of Freemasonry for a number of magazines and journals. His celebrated article on the Masonic rebellion in Liverpool recently appeared in Freemasonry Today: The Best of Ten Years Symbols and Mysteries. He has worked as a history lecturer for ten years and researched the complex and hidden history of English Freemasonry for his Phd, which was published by Lewis Masonic and titled The Genesis of Freemasonry. Dr. Harrison has recently been interviewed on many radio programs including the BBC, and has appeared on the contraversial Sky TV program Gardiner's World, discussing his book.

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This book is excellent and is the best book on the history of Freemasonry to come out in years. It looks at historical records to create a true picture of how Freemasonry was formed and how the mysterious ritual was put together. Highly recommended to readers who like history or are fascinated with this mysterious secret society.

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