The Meaning of Masonry
W. L. Wilmshurst
INTRODUCTION - The Possibilities of the Masonic Order
CHAPTER I - The Deeper Symbolism of Masonry
CHAPTER II - Masonry as a Philsophy
CHAPTER III - Further Notes on Craft Symbolism
CHAPTER IV - The Holy Royal Arch
CHAPTER V - The Relation of Masonry to the Ancient Mysteries
THE MEANING OF MASONRY
By W. L. WILMSHURST
P.M. 275; PAST PROVINCIAL GRAND
REGISTRAR (WEST YORKS.)
WILLIAM RIDER & SON, 8,
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INTRODUCTION - The Position and Possibilities of the Masonic
CHAPTER I. The Deeper Symbolism of Masonry.
CHAPTER II. Masonry as a Philosophy.
CHAPTER III. Further Notes on Craft Symbolism.
CHAPTER IV. The Holy Royal Arch
CHAPTER V. The Relation of Masonry to the Ancient Mysteries
“We must, then, demonstrate that ours is a
Hierarchy of inspired, divine and deifying science, of efficacy and
of consecration for those initiated with the initiation of the
revelation derived from the hierarchical mysteries.
Head of this Hierarchy is the Fountain of Life,
the Essence of Goodness, the one
Triad, Cause of things that be, assimilation to and union with
Whom, as far as attainable, is deification.
And this is the common goal of every Hierarchy, -
persistent devotion towards God and divine things divinely and
uniformly ministered ; prior to which there must be a complete and
unswerving removal of things contrary; a knowledge of things as they
are in themselves; the vision and science of sacred truth; the
inspired communication of the uniform perfection of the One Itself,
as far as attainable; the banquet of contemplation, nourishing
intelligibly and deifying every man elevated towards it."
Eccles. Hierarch., I, t-3.
First Edition printed May 1922
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