By Henrik Bogdan

Freemasonry is the most important, oldest, and so much influential mystery society on the earth. The Brill instruction manual of Freemasonry is a pioneering paintings that brings jointly, for the 1st time, major students on Freemasonry. the 1st part covers historic views, equivalent to the origins and early historical past of Freemasonry. the second one offers with the connection among Freemasonry and particular non secular traditions corresponding to the Catholic Church, Judaism, and Islam. within the 3rd part, organisational topics, reminiscent of using rituals, are explored, whereas the fourth part offers with matters on the topic of society and politics - girls, blacks, colonialism, nationalism, and battle. The 5th and ultimate part is dedicated to Freemasonry and tradition, together with song, literature, glossy artwork, structure and fabric tradition.

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The History Of Freemasonry 27 Church—which would cost the Pope his worldly power, and the Church its monopoly over education. These last two points were correct. The Twentieth Century After 1870, the feminist movement became ever more powerful in a number of countries. e. Helena) HadikBarkóczy had been initiated in the male lodge ‘Egyenlöség’ (‘Equality’) at Ungvár, working under the Grand Orient of Hungary, Spain followed with the initiation of Countess Julia Apraxin-Batthyany in the lodge ‘Fraternidad Ibérica’ in Madrid in 1880.

It functioned from 1813 to 1816. One of the things it did was to create new rituals for the new Grand Lodge, which were approved and confirmed by the Grand Lodge, based on their performance, in 1816. Then it was dissolved, while in the next few years several Lodges of Instruction or of Improvement were formed to instruct the lodges in the country how to perform the new rituals. It was pretended that there existed no written text of these rituals, but we know today that texts in cipher existed perfectly well.

Especially interesting in the light of later developments are these old forms of the oath, such as: These Charges that you haue Received you shall well and truly keepe not discloseing the secresy of our Lodge to man woman nor Child : sticke nor stone : thing moueable nor vnmoveable soe god you helpe and his holy Doome Amen Buchanan MS. 1, ca. 1670. 1 For more on this subject, see Prescott, “The Old Charges,” in this volume. The History Of Freemasonry 15 The contents of these documents are explicitly Christian.

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