Reprint of 1906 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Fully describes the first three degrees of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. Pike is best known for his major work, “Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry”, originally published in 1871. “Morals and Dogma’ was traditionally given to the candidate upon his receipt of the 14th degree of the Scottish Rite. This practice was stopped in 1974. “Morals and Dogma” has not been given to candidates since 1974. A classic work on the subject.
Arturo De Hoyos
The Supreme Council for England and Wales, like several other European Supreme Councils, confers only a handful of the 33 degrees of the Ancient and Accepted Rite. In the United States however, the entire series of degrees, from the 4°, Secret Master, through the 32°, Royal Secret, are commonly conferred. This comprehensive guidebook now makes the substance of the “missing degrees” known for the first time. It is the official monitor of the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A., the original creator of the Rose Croix system (called the “Scottish Rite” in America). It contains more of the ritual of the Ancient and Accepted Rite than any other book. Subjects include: Introductory material for new members; A study on the nature and purposes of Freemasonry and the Ancient and Accepted Rite in particular; The origins of the Ancient and Accepted Rite and its ritual development; The structure of the Rose Croix system, its officers and their duties, and much more. Members’ and officers’ regalia, rings, jewels, caps, etc. are fully described and illustrated. Rose Croix symbols are depicted and described degree by degree.
Valley of the Craftsmen: A Pictorial History: Scottish Rite Freemasonry in America’s Southern Jurisdiction, 1801-2001
William L. Fox
A pictorial look at the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry; Founded in 1801, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry is the premier international fraternal order of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. For more than two hundred years, Freemasonry in America helped define social and cultural arrangements that affected the development of civic life and philanthropic institutions. In Valley of the Craftsmen, the story of “higher degree” Freemasonry is depicted through portraits, official papers, material objects, photographs, buildings, and stagecraft. Featuring many previously unpublished images, Valley of the Craftsmen begins with rare illustrations of the English and French philosophical sources that were projected upon an American landscape vitalized and transformed by the concept of fraternity.
Morals and Dogma has been described as “a collection of thirty-two essays which provide a philosophical rationale for the degrees of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. The lectures provided a backdrop for the degrees by giving lessons in comparative religion, history and philosophy.”
Darren L. Eastman
This book was written for anyone interested in the Scottish Rite degrees, their development and intensive symbolism. You’ll learn from both the actual degrees themselves, and, the writings of the iconic Albert Pike (and other leading Masonic scholars) in an easy-to-read, compact style written for modern audiences.
This is an interesting look at the development of the Scottish Rite Northern Masonic Jurisdiction as told by William Homan, a Deputy of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction for the State of New York. Includes numerous images and reproductions of important Scottish Rite documents. Photographic reproduction of the 1905 edition of this work. Part of the Cornerstone Scottish Rite Education Series.
C. Fred Kleinknecht
This book, by III C. Fred Kleinknecht, Grand Commander of the Rite, is both a practical guide to the ceremonies of the Fraternity and a source of information about the Rite itself. Clearly written and well illustrated, it updates the ceremonies with notes on performance, as well as giving a historical perspective on the ritual forms of the Fraternity. Ritual defines the Rite, as it defines all of Masonry. The memorial services for the dead, the ceremonies by which a temple is consecrated, the establishment of a Court of Honor–all these and many more subjects are covered in concise, interesting chapters.
Vested in Glory: The Aprons, Cordons, Collars, Caps, and Jewels of the Degrees of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
The Aprons, Cordons,Collars,Caps, and Jewels of the Degrees of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. Illustrations and explanations of the aprons,cordons,caps,jewels,crosses and symbols of the Degrees of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry,Southern Jurisdiction, USA.
Funeral Ceremony and Officers of a Lodge of Sorrow: of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, SJ USA
This is a photographic reproduction of Albert Pike’s beautiful 1887 ritual for the Rose Croix Funeral Ceremony. This ceremony draws on the symbolism of many ancient societies and presents a dignified and meaningful tribute to the Knights who have passed to the Realm Eternal. Part of the Cornerstone Scottish Rite Education Series.
The Statutes and Regulations, Institutes, Laws and Grand Constitutions: of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite
Albert Pike (Author), Michael R. Poll (Preface)
Few Masonic documents have been debated, praised, maligned, studied and misunderstand more than the collection known as the Grand Constitutions of 1786. This is a photographic reproduction of Albert Pike’s rare 1859 edition of the Constitutions of 1762 and the Grand Constitutions of 1786. This controversial work provides insight into the working of the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction during the time of Pike. The foreword by Michael R. Poll, provides a logical examination of all claims concerning the 1786 Grand Constitutions. A must for any student of the Scottish Rite. Part of the Cornerstone Scottish Rite Education Series.
The Book of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry: Containing Instructions In All The Degrees From The Third To The Thirty-Third, And … Reflections, Lodges Of Sorrow, Adoption, Etc.
Charles T. McClenachan
A classic Scottish Rite Monitor from the time of Albert Pike. Written by Charles T. McClenachan, this book of instructions covers the degrees of the Scottish Rite and well as various ceremonies such as the Lodge of Sorrow, Ceremony of Baptism in the AASR, Installation of Officers as well as a Masonic Glossary, the Grand Constitutions of 1786, Forms of the Scottish Rite, and much more. No student of the Scottish Rite should be without this work. Photo-reproduction of original 1884 edition.
James Foulhouze (Author), Michael R. Poll (Preface)
This book is James Foulhouze’s account of the events during the turbulent times in Louisiana Masonry of the 1840’s and 50’s and gives us his views on the nature and history of the AASR. Included also is valuable information on the activities of the Supreme Council of Louisiana and additional insight into the “Scottish Rite war” between the Supreme Council of Louisiana and the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, USA of the mid 1800’s. The slugfest between James Foulhouze and Albert Pike is classic. These two well accomplished lawyers were skilled at debate and legal tactics. Understanding the position of Foulhouze, from his own words, is essential to our understanding the “why” of his actions. James Foulhouze’s 1859 “Historical Inquiry” is a vitally important work for any student of the Scottish Rite.
J. T. Loth
An explanation of the 33 degrees of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite as worked by the Supreme Council of Scotland. All the degrees from the Entered Apprentice to Sovereign Grand Inspector General. Photographic Reproduction of the 1875 edition. Part of the Cornerstone Scottish Rite Education Series.
Gregory B. Stewart
More an explainer of the secrets, symbols and mythology of Freemasonry, The Apprentice – a Treatise on the First Degree of Freemasonry, is an introduction into the forgotten ideas behind the making of a mason. This work explores the symbolism of that ritual journey from the perspective of what it means to be initiated. In that telling it draws parallels with occult secrets of the tarot, traditions of the kabbalah and the esoteric connections it has with the Hermetic Tradition. The Apprentice is a book about the fundamentals of becoming a Freemason by illustrating and explaining the secrets behind its science and philosophy.
Gregory B. Stewart
Explored from the perspective of the little practiced Scottish Rite degrees, this work combines elaborate descriptions, interpretative exploration and links to parallel symbolic constructs to form an understanding of the meaning behind this second step of becoming a Freemason. Picking up from where its predecessor, the Apprentice, concluded the Fellow of the Craft takes the reader on a journey through the rich symbolism and allegory of what it means to become a Fellow.
Rex R Hutchens
An introduction to the Scottish Rites Degrees and Symbolism. In this book Hutchens breaks down each of the Scottish Rite degrees and in a simple and readable fashion communicates the tenets, symbolism, philosophy, duties and questions for reflections of each of the degrees.