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Rituals, Symbols & History of the Secret Society

By: Mark Stavish
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9780738711485
English  |  264 pages | 6 x 9 x 1 IN
Pub Date: September 2007
Price: $21.95 US
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"Freemasonry is one of the most comprehensive studies written on the esoteric aspects of Freemasonry in the past half-century. The author is a recognized leader in the field of Western magic traditions and approaches the analysis of Freemasonry from a fresh, nontraditional viewpoint."
-Charles S. Canning, M.Ed., Director, Harry C. Trexler Masonic Library
"Like a drowsy lion, Freemasonry arouses in the outsider both curiosity and mistrust. This landmark book anatomizes the creature without apology or mystification. At the same time, it summons insiders to revive their moribund craft in all the grandeur of its original mission to humanity. Mark Stavish, whose work is informed by a profound knowledge of esoteric traditions, has earned gratitude from both sides."

-Joscelyn Godwin, Professor of Music and Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Colgate University, author of <i>The Theosophical Enlightenment</i>, <i>The Pagan Dream of the Renaissance</i>, and other works.

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