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Author Kinney, Jay, 1950-

Title The Masonic myth : unlocking the truth about the symbols, the secret rites, and the history of Freemasonry / Jay Kinney.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : HarperOne, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  366.1 K623m 2009    ---  Available
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  366.1 K623m 2009 c.2  ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st ed.
Description xvii, 263 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-263).
Summary Kinney sets the record straight about the Freemasons, and reveals a truth that is far more compelling than the myths.
Contents 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?
Subject Freemasonry.
Freemasonry -- History.
Freemasonry -- Symbolism.
Freemasonry -- Insignia.
Freemasonry -- Rituals.
Freemasonry -- Pictorial works.
ISBN 9780060822569 (pbk.)
0060822562 (pbk.)

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