Includes bibliographical references (p. -263).
Kinney sets the record straight about the Freemasons, and reveals a truth that is far more compelling than the myths.
Masonic myth: rumors, accusations, and hoaxes -- Square roots: where did freemasonry come from? -- Continental ops: the craft spreads to Europe -- Novus ordo seclorum: freemasonry comes to America -- Powers that be: making sense of the masonic power structure -- Secret rites and rituals: what do masons do? -- Out of the blue: a look at the "higher" degrees -- Veiled in symbol and allegory: deciphering masonic symbolism -- Illuminati factor: does a hidden order rule the world? -- Is masonry occult?: and is occult even a useful word? -- Back to the future: is freemasonry doomed?