First published in 1932, this insightful title delves into the secret world of the Freemasons. Usually exclusive for members only, W. L. Wilmshurst takes us through the intricacies of mason initiation, detailing the admission steps for members.
Freemasonry is the teachings and practices of a secret fraternity of men, formed from the origins of stonemasonry and cathedral builders in the middle ages. Since its beginnings, the brotherhood has increased in popularity, with the first Grand Lodge being established in the 1700s. Around this time, the order adopted the rites and trappings of ancient religious orders and chivalric brotherhoods.
William Leslie Wilmshurst was a founding mason of the Lodge of Living Stone No. 4957, located in Leeds, Yorkshire. He first founded the lodge in 1927 to further the esoteric meaning behind the masonic rituals. This book narrates the initiation ceremony for a freemason of the Lodge of Living Stone, providing step by step analysis of each part of the admission.
Chapters in this book include:
- The Admission
- The Prayer of Dedication
- The Perambulation or Mystical Journeying
- The Professions of Freedom, Motive, and Perseverance
- The Advance from West to East
- The Obligation
- The Restoration to Light
- The Revelation of the Greater and the Lesser Lights
- The Entrustment with the Secrets
The Lodge of Living Stones, No. 4957 – The Ceremony of Initiation – Analysis and Commentary is a unique read for those interested in the masonic culture and initiation and would like to know more about the mysterious brotherhood.