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Norman
03-15-2007, 00:56
As the title states, I'd love to do some Masonic-approved reading on the Fraternity.

I've been interested for a while, and I think it may soon be time to make the official inquiry. I think first I might do well to read up a bit. So recommend an absolutely must-read book that someone like myself would enjoy reading.


Thank you. :thumbsup:

G23Adam
03-16-2007, 09:35
Freemasonary for Dummies is a good book...

Norman
03-16-2007, 12:50
Originally posted by G23Adam
Freemasonary for Dummies is a good book...

That one is already on my list. ;)

G23Adam
03-16-2007, 15:11
Don't go for any of the "Ritual" books or expose style ones as they aren't accurate and can ruin your expierence.

I've also read "Idiots Guide to Freemasonary" and it's ok as well.. but not as good as the Dummies Guide.

A_Fletcher
03-20-2007, 02:33
While fairly dry, I got alot out of "The Freemasons" by Ridley Scott. Another good one is "The Temple and The Lodge". I forget who wrote that one, but it goes in depth in the history of the Craft.

Stay away from anything written by Stephen Knight if you're not Raised. It'll ruin your experience until then, but afterwards it's good for a laugh or two at the sheer crap that guy came up with.


Lastly, remember that you'll have to ride a goat around the Lodge and that sucker bites! He didn't like going up those steps at all! :tongueout: :animlol:

Norman
03-20-2007, 10:12
:laughabove:


Thanks. :supergrin:

RED64CJ5
03-26-2007, 13:26
These two books are not light reading, but they will certainly tell you a lot about Freemasonry without divulging "secrets:"

Born in Blood
The Hiram Key

Chuck66
03-27-2007, 21:25
Originally posted by A_Fletcher
Lastly, remember that you'll have to ride a goat around the Lodge and that sucker bites! He didn't like going up those steps at all! :tongueout: :animlol:

Freemasonry, I believe, is what has kept goat farmers in business for the last 100 years. :supergrin:

A_Fletcher
03-27-2007, 21:31
Originally posted by xd9er
Freemasonry, I believe, is what has kept goat farmers in business for the last 100 years. :supergrin:


Yep, them and naga farmers. Just think of how many naga's they have to kill for their hide so that we can wear them as apron's. :supergrin: :animlol:

jrr6602
04-14-2007, 20:26
That's how rumors get started. You have to make friends with the goat and you won't have any problems. Just remember to "Stand Up to it" and you will be fine.

Fernman
04-20-2007, 15:05
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Freemasonry
Symbols, Secrets, Significance
by Macnulty, W. Kirk

Excellent book on the Fraternity and its history, with quoted and reviewed sources.

JayPap
05-19-2007, 12:46
I'm currently reading "A Pilgrims Path" and like it.:thumbsup: