The Book of the Words

Author: Albert Pike
ISBN: 1781071942
Release Date: 2018-08-28

Masonry is permeated with powerful verbal and pictorial symbolism that arouses the mental, spiritual and intellectual life. One of the treasures of the SJ USA Supreme Council's Archives at the House of the Temple in Washington, D.C., is Albert Pike's manuscript of The Book of the Words. The book was originally printed, in an edition limited to 150 copies, in 1874. This remarkable study is an exploration of the symbolic words in Freemasonry. It gives the correct spelling of, and analyzes all the "significant words" in the Scottish Rite from the 1st through the 30th degrees inclusive. Pike explores and explains their origin (Hebrew, Samaritan, Phoenician and English), meaning, symbolism and relevance to the degrees and gives his insights. In addition to being an etymological dictionary Pike explains why any given word was chosen for a given degree, thereby revealing the hidden symbolism of each word.

The Secrets of Morals and Dogma by Albert Pike

Author: Len Seymour
ISBN: 1607965860
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: Social Science

Symbolic images are the alphabet underlying all Mystery traditions. It has been stated that Albert Pike's "Magnum Opus Morals and Dogma" no longer has any relevance to Scottish Rite Masons. For many, it has become an esoteric antediluvian composition, a momentous work deemed too difficult for the average person to comprehend or to glean information from. Albert Pike composed his esoteric information so as not to reveal any Masonic secrets, understanding that non-Mason and Mason alike would be exploring the degrees contained within. Could he have concealed information within his writings, as did many of the great artists and thinkers of the past? For the first time, Professor Len Seymour provides an interpretation of the enigmatic drawing of an Egyptian Stele found in Pike's book, "Morals and Dogma," the timeless and hidden symbolism of which has remained a mystery until now.

Ghost Squad 1

Author: Albert Pike
Publisher: Cornerstone Book Publishers
ISBN: 1934935131
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Social Science

The degrees of the Lodge of Perfection are often viewed as the heart of the Scottish Rite. In these degrees, Albert Pike explores human relations, responsibilities and moral codes. We learn of how humans should interact with each other, how we should govern ourselves and live within our communities. "The Lodge of Perfection" provides each Masonic student with a collection of reflective philosophical lessons which can be used to grow as both a Mason and a member of the human family. The text has been somewhat modernized making an easier reading experience. Foreword by Michael R. Poll.

The Pineal Gland

Author: Manly P. Hall
Publisher: Colchis Books
Release Date:
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

As the pineal gland was the one most recognized and written about by the earlier adepts, it is the logical beginning of any occult discussion of the endocrine chain. The epiphysis cerebri, or pineal body, secures its name from its peculiar shape (thepinus, or pine cone) and arises in the fifth week of the human embryo as a blind sac branching off from that section of the brain which is next in front of the mid-brain—the diencephalon—which includes the area of the third ventricle and adjacent parts. The distal, or remote, portion of this sac becomes the body of the gland. The proximal portion (the point of attachment or origin) remains as the stalk. Is not this pine cone the one to which E. A. Wallis-Budge refers in his Osiris and the Egyptian Resurrection, when in describing the entry of Ani into the presence of Osiris in the Egyptian ritual of Coming Forth by Day as “the so-called ‘cone’ on Ani’s wig,” for which the good Egyptologist could find no intelligent reason? Is this not also the whirring cone which was among the symbolic playthings of the child Bacchus and which Bastius describes as a small cone-shaped piece of wood around which a cord was wound so that it might be made to spin and give out a “humming noise”? (SeeOrpheus, by G. R. S. Mead.) Those acquainted with the esoteric function of the pineal gland or who have experienced the “whirring” sound attendant upon its activity will realize how apt is the analogy.

Morals and Dogma

Author: Albert Pike
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1502989018
Release Date: 2016-02-12

MORALS AND DOGMA is the paperback edition of the 1871 classic Freemason handbook of ancient wisdom and freemason traditions and secrets. . The 800 page book is compressed into 430 pages. . The Hymn of Demeter is included, since it is considered to be of the canon of the Ancient Mysteries religion. . 'Morals and Dogma' is the first publication for the other branch of The New Jerusalem World Library, 'The New World Law Library'. . 'The New World Law Library' features the law codes of religions and philosophies, in the spirit of 'The Sacred Books of The East' from 1880-1910. . The SBE is a collection of holy books that is comparable in size and scope to the Encyclopedia Britannica, which was published in 1910. . The New Jerusalem World Library and The New World Law Library seek to provide a set of comprehensive religious law study materials to the world, and geared especially towards younger people and elders interested in increasing their knowledge of world religions and ancient philosophies. . Thank you for your patronage! .

Chapter Rose Croix

Author: Albert Pike
ISBN: 1613421036
Release Date: 2013-04-24
Genre: Social Science

No Scottish Rite Mason can truly claim his title without an understanding of the philosophy, religious examinations and ethics as offered in the degrees the Chapter Rose Croix. This classic study by Albert Pike, taken from his Morals and Dogma, along with the historical background by Albert Mackey makes this work required reading for all sincere Scottish Rite Masons. Part of the Cornerstone Scottish Rite Education Series.