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The Secret Power of Masonic Symbols: The Influence of Ancient Symbols on the Pivotal Moments in History and an Encyclopedia of All the K

by Robert Lomas

Fair Winds Press | October 1, 2011 | Hardcover |

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For more than 500 years, the symbology of Freemasonry has fostered a secret stream of radical ideas running just beneath the surface of popular culture today. These ideas, illuminated by public symbols hidden in full view, have influenced and shaped the society we have today. Despite this ongoing record of inspiration, no illustrated guide book to the basic ideas of Masonic Symbology has even been published and the story remains mysterious-until now.

This authoritative guide reveals how this symbology has been the backdrop to key historical events in the history of humanity from ancient times and how, in more recent times, inspired leaders have harnessed the symbols'' power to bring about change in society. Renowned Freemasonry historian Dr. Robert Lomas takes you inside the Secret Order and shows you how Entered Apprentices first learn their craft, and how continual exposure to these mystical symbols can change the way you think. You''ll explore the six mysterious Tracing Boards that are at the heart of every Masonic Grand Lodge, ending with the final, most mystical symbol, known as "the Centre." Let The Secret Power of Masonic Symbols be your personal guide and show you how these symbols have made their indelible mark on the past, and how they will continue to influence society in the future.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 Pages, 0.79 × 0.79 × 0.79 in

Published: October 1, 2011

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 1592334504

ISBN - 13: 9781592334506

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The Secret Power of Masonic Symbols: The Influence of Ancient Symbols on the Pivotal Moments in History and an Encyclopedia of All the K

The Secret Power of Masonic Symbols: The Influence of Ancient Symbols on the Pivotal Moments in History and an Encyclopedia of All the K

by Robert Lomas

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 Pages, 0.79 × 0.79 × 0.79 in

Published: October 1, 2011

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1592334504

ISBN - 13: 9781592334506

About the Book

For more than 500 years, the Symbology of Freemasonry has fostered a secret stream of radical ideas running just beneath the surface of popular culture today. These ideas, illuminated by public symbols hidden in full view, have influenced and shaped the society we have today. Despite this ongoing record of inspiration, no illustrated guide book to the basic ideas of Masonic Symbology has even been published and the story remains mysterious--until now. This book will how this symbology has been the backdrop to key historical events in the history of humanity from ancient times and how, in more recent times, inspired leaders have harnessed the symbols' power to bring about change in society. It will also provide an illustrated guide to the basic symbols of Freemasonry from the Kirkwall Scroll, via the basic symbols, to the six Tracing Boards, and so pass on the basic teaching about Symbology, which has been created by Freemasonry.

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Symbols Made Us Human A symbol is a pictorial device that evokes a concept in its entirety. It bypasses the intellect and talks straight to the heart. Our intellect analyzes, but our heart synthesizes. So a symbol evokes understanding without needing to convey verbal information. Around 120,000 years ago, a new species of primate appeared in Africa. Its scientific name is Homo sapiens, but we know this creature as the modern human. When this species appeared on the earth, there were already other similar but more widespread species of humanoid apes, such as the Neanderthals. Yet the Homo sapiens were different. They were different because they could tap into the mystic power of understanding that is inherent in symbols. Symbols have helped humans develop a unique form of consciousness that no other animal has. All the races of humans are much more closely related than most of us realize. You might be even more surprised to know how closely we are related our primate cousins, the African apes. Our genes are about 98 percent identical to those of an ape, and we share large chunks of our DNA sequence with all other life forms on the earth, even bacteria. All humans are descended from a single female that lived in Africa less than 200,000 years ago. She is popularly called “Mitochondrial Eve.”2 As geneticist Bryan Sykes puts it: “‘Mitochondrial Eve’ … lies at the root of all the maternal ancestries of every one of the six billion people in the
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Table of Contents

Preface: The Hidden Influence of Ancient Symbols

Part One: The Secret Influence of Symbols

Chapter 1: Why Symbols Are More Powerful Than Words

Chapter 2: How Symbols Turned Hunters into Farmers

Chapter 3: How Symbols Created Kingdoms

Chapter 4: The Power of Symbols on the Human Brain

Chapter 5: How Symbols Created Freemasonry

Chapter 6: Symbols Can Penetrate the Mind of God

Chapter 7: The Secret Symbol of Political Stability

Chapter 8: Masonic Symbols that Changed the U.S. Constitution

Chapter 9: How Symbols and Mankind Took a Great Leap Together

Part Two: A Practical Introduction to Masonic Symbology

Chapter 10: Symbols of the First Degree

Chapter 11: Symbols of the Second Degree

Chapter 12: Symbols of the Third Degree

Chapter 13: General Symbols of the Wider Craft

Part Three: A Practical Introduction to the Tracing Boards

Chapter 14: The Tracing Boards

Endnotes

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Index

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For more than 500 years, the symbology of Freemasonry has fostered a secret stream of radical ideas running just beneath the surface of popular culture today. These ideas, illuminated by public symbols hidden in full view, have influenced and shaped the society we have today. Despite this ongoing record of inspiration, no illustrated guide book to the basic ideas of Masonic Symbology has even been published and the story remains mysterious-until now.

This authoritative guide reveals how this symbology has been the backdrop to key historical events in the history of humanity from ancient times and how, in more recent times, inspired leaders have harnessed the symbols'' power to bring about change in society. Renowned Freemasonry historian Dr. Robert Lomas takes you inside the Secret Order and shows you how Entered Apprentices first learn their craft, and how continual exposure to these mystical symbols can change the way you think. You''ll explore the six mysterious Tracing Boards that are at the heart of every Masonic Grand Lodge, ending with the final, most mystical symbol, known as "the Centre." Let The Secret Power of Masonic Symbols be your personal guide and show you how these symbols have made their indelible mark on the past, and how they will continue to influence society in the future.

About the Author

Dr. Robert Lomas is the author of Turning the Templar Key, Turning the Solomon Key, and several other titles. A Freemason, he lectures at Bradford University in England.

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