Uncover the fascinating truth behind Freemasonry and incorporate symbolic rituals into your life with this remarkably detailed and comprehensive insider's guide.
Jean-Louis de Biasi, a 32nd Degree Freemason who's been involved in the order for over twenty years, offers a candid look at the essential aspects of Freemasonry. Basing his work on original texts and archaeological findings, de Biasi details the Masonic tradition's history, the degree-based system of the Scottish Rite, and their ethical teachings and philosophies. He provides evidence of Freemasonry's origination in the Ancient Western Mysteries and its Hermetic and Qabalistic underpinnings, and then traces how the Founding Fathers used this knowledge to embed sacred symbolism into the U.S. Capitol and throughout Washington, DC.
From the power-charged grids within architecture to Albert Pike's highly influential teachings, from the Rose-Cross mysteries to the Masonic themes in Dan Brown's popular books, Secrets and Practices of the Freemasons shines a revelatory light on this captivating subject.
Also featured: genuine Masonic meditations and individual rituals with easy-to-follow instructions, plus interviews with scientists who lend their perspectives on Freemasonry as it is viewed and practiced today.
Scottish Rite is the second largest rite, and like York Rite, it confers the three degrees of Symbolic Masonry in Blue Lodge. However, in the United States, the symbolic degrees are not conferred by the Northern or Southern Masonic Jurisdictions; they are given only by lodges duly and lawfully chartered by a Grand Lodge.
From there, however, the number of degrees expands considerably, up to...
For many centuries the Western Tradition seems to have become reduced to teaching only one aspect of the tradition: Hebrew Qabalah. But is Hebrew Qabalah truly the result of magical evolution, or has it resulted by mistake? Jean-Louis de Biasi, author of The Divine Arcana of the Aurum Solis, explains how "Hermetic Qabalah" provides more balance and stability than Hebrew Qabalah.
Dan Brown’s novel The Lost Symbol portrays Freemasons as a mysterious group of conspirators who have been secretly ruling America from its very creation. Of course, we have to remember that this is a fictional book, which uses certain elements of truth in a creative way in order to develop the storyline of the novel. But who are the Freemasons? What are their secrets? While any simple online search can yield an abundance of information, Jean-Louis de Biasi, 32° Freemason and author of the book Secrets and Practices of the Freemasons, divulges just exactly what Freemasonry is...and lets readers in to an unknown world of spirituality.
In 1717, four lodges located in London came together and created the first Grand Lodge, the oldest Masonic Grand Lodge. It is important to re- member that this is the date given for the formation of the Grand Lodge of England, not the beginning of Freemasonry. For the Grand Lodge to have been created, lodges would have to already have been in existence. How- ever, given the nature of...
Since the run-away success of Dan Brown’s book The Da Vinci Code and subsequent movie, there has been a renewed interest in Freemasonry, both by the media and the population at large, along with much wild speculation. Why is the interest so profound? Why the resulting conjectures? The answer, as you will see, is simple, and can be summed up in a single word: secrecy.
For those of you keeping score, this month (February 2014) marks
the release of my third title concerning the Enochian system of angel magick. It is called The Essential Enochian Grimoire, and—as its name implies—it contains step-by-step instructions for summoning some of the most powerful angels in the universe. It might just be the first and... read this article