By Francis Carlos Higgins

This scarce antiquarian e-book is a facsimile reprint of the unique. as a result of its age, it will possibly comprise imperfections equivalent to marks, notations, marginalia and fallacious pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally vital, we've got made it to be had as a part of our dedication for shielding, holding, and selling the world's literature in reasonable, prime quality, glossy variations which are real to the unique paintings.

Show description

Read or Download The beginning of masonry. A collection of forty papers on the hidden mysteries of ancient freemasonry, reprinted from the Masonic Standard PDF

Best ancient books

Hidden History: Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge and Ancient Mysteries

Hidden background fills the space among archaeology and substitute historical past, utilizing the newest on hand facts and a commonsense, open-minded process. With greater than 50 photos and illustrations, this is often the best reference paintings for these readers drawn to the archaeology of those nice conundrums.

Ancient Egypt: From Prehistory to the Islamic Conquest (The Britannica Guide to Ancient Civilizations)

Domestic to a few of the main outstanding feats of engineering in addition to awe-inspiring traditional vistas, old Egypt used to be a land of significant promise fulfilled. Its pyramids, writing structures, and paintings all predate the Islamic conquest and are symbols of the civilizations power. This quantity invitations readers to bask in the splendors of historical Egyptian tradition and realize the traditions that experience fired imaginations around the globe for generations.

Houses and Households: A Comparative Study

The writer offers a wide comparative database derived from ethnographic and architectural examine in Southeast Asia, Egypt, Mesoamerica, and different parts; proposes new methodologies for comparative analyses of homes; and seriously examines current methodologies, theories, and information. His paintings expands on and systematizes comparative and cross-cultural ways to the learn of families and their environments to supply a company origin for this rising line of analysis.

Hunters, Fishers and Foragers in Wales: Towards a Social Narrative of Mesolithic Lifeways

Malcolm Lillie provides a big new holistic appraisal of the proof for the Mesolithic profession of Wales. the tale starts with a discourse at the Palaeolithic history. as a way to set the full Mesolithic interval into its context, next chapters keep on with a chain from the palaeoenvironmental historical past, via a attention of using stone instruments, payment patterning and facts for subsistence concepts and the diversity of accessible assets.

Additional info for The beginning of masonry. A collection of forty papers on the hidden mysteries of ancient freemasonry, reprinted from the Masonic Standard

Example text

Direct Photographs of Snow Crystals. The fundamental circumstances seem about as follows : When the chemical atoms of oxygen and hydrogen encounter and combine as moisture in the presence of a sufficiently low temperature to congeal as they do so, an ice crystal is formed, the geometrical character of which is governed by the ultimate globular 44 THE BEGINNING OF MASONRY 45 structure of its molecules. Now, it is demonstrable that equilateral triangles and hexagons are the only perfect geometrical figures that may be used to divide masses of spheres or circles, in closest possible contact, into symmetrical groups .

By the time the astronomical lore of the Chaldeans was ready to migrate to western Europe under the name of Druidism (the Druid priests were still called Culdees in Ireland), it had been ascertained that the axis of the earth always maintained a semi-erect' position during its migration round the sun, and the ecliptic had been divided into the 12 equal parts or signs, corresponding to our months,, that still obtain . This was symbolized everywhere by circles of 12 erect stones, with a fire altar in the center to symbolize the sun .

IPart of it," he will say, "is true," because he can point to the literary source from which it is taken. " In these words he will be uttering a perfect description of 47 48 THE BEGINNING OF MASONRY the method pursued by the moral teachers of the ancient world, practically without exception . The western world is densely oblivious of the fact that a vast system of dissimulation of natural truths was begun at a remote date, by the priestly caste . Multitudes were unable to seize the idea of "reality" upon a purely spiritual plane .

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.59 of 5 – based on 21 votes