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Albert Pike's Esoterika: The Symbolism of the Blue Degrees of Freemasonry

Albert Pike's Esoterika: The Symbolism of the Blue Degrees of Freemasonry (Used)

by de Hoyos, Arturo

Publisher: Scottish Rite Research Center

Binding: Hardcover

Book ID: 9780970874948, 0970874944

Description

Symbolism of the Blue Degrees of Freemasonry, Albert Pike`s ESOTERIKA, Edited by Arturo de Hoyos, 33�, Grand Archivist and Grand Historian. Forward by Ronald A. Seale, 33o, Sovereign Grand Commander Contains the complete text of Albert Pike's never-before-published esoteric study of the symbols of Blue Lodge Degrees. Subjects include "The Compasses and the Square," "The Weapons and Blows of the Assassins," "The Three Grips," "The Substitute for the Masters Word," "The 47th Problem of Euclid," "The Truth," "Is the Cable-tow a Symbol?," "Corner Stones," "The Ladder of Jacob," "Tubal Cain," "Shibboleth," and "Solomon and Hiram." In addition to the above, Ill. de Hoyos added five appendices: [1] Parallels to the Symbolism of the Blue Degrees, [2] A Letter Touching Masonic Symbolism, [3] Pike`s Dependence on Other Sources, [4] The Faith of Albert Pike, and [5] Four Valuable Exposes. The latter section includes the complete texts of "A Mason's Examination" (1723), "The Grand Mystery of Free Masons Discovered (1725), Samuel Prichard`s "Masonry Dissected" (1730), and "Jachin and Boaz" (1762). The editor's critical notes help the reader follow Pike's dissertation and provide additional documentation. Copyright 2005. Published by the Scottish Rite Research Society. Clothbound with gilded cover and decorative dust jacket; 501 pages; illustrated, with exhaustive index. 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches.

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