The Secrets of Hiram Abif

Freemasonry teaches that life is endless. In the rituals conveying that lesson, Masonry introduces us to a fictional character named Hiram Abif. Through Hiram, Master Masons are taught that death of the material body is not the end of life, but a new beginning. Masonic historians have struggled for years to accurately identify the true origins of Freemasonry. Those origins are revealed in the secrets contained in the Legend of Hiram Abif. The connections of those secrets to ancient practices among the Chaldean Shepherds, Hindus, Zorastrians, Egyptians and Greeks are remarkable and deliver us a very modern-day message about building stronger families, developing greater community consciousness, assisting the poor and reforming governments to the service of mankind. Some have pointed an accusing finger of Jesus or the Messiah. Such, however, is entirely untrue as this book will reveal the intended symbolism embraces lessons valuable to individuals, societies and governments now and in the future. Get the book.

Advanced Meditations On Masonic Symbolism

While Freemasonry does not promote any particular religion, it leaves the choice of religion to the discretion of each Mason. Bearing a close relationship to Hermetic philosophy, Freemasonry uses symbols of tools to impart ancient truths about man's relationship to God. Advanced Meditations on Masonic Symbolism continues from where Meditations on Masonic Symbolism ended and explores the practical application of various philosophies to everyday life.

Freemasonry seeks to remind mankind about its better nature. If you wish to know the Masons' secrets about happiness, faith, hope, and charity, you will learn them here. If you care to learn how men thousands of years ago met the challenges they faced in their daily lives, you will find this book enlightening. If you care to know how you can improve yourself in all aspects of your own life, you will find the answers as you explore the advanced lessons concealed with Masonic symbolism. Get the book.

Meditations On Masonic Symbolism

Meditations on Masonic Symbolism presents an interpretation of the true teachings of the symbols used in Freemasonry, which are not and never have been held secret from non-members of the fraternity. Those symbols are a part of the rich and ancient rituals Freemasonry has employed for ages to inclucate a strong sense of honor and virtue in the millions of men throughout the world who have become Master Masons. Because the principles of Freemasonry also teach that true peace and freedom result from a serious pursuit of the brotherhood of man under the fatherhood of God, the teachings derived from Masonic symbols are important to every person, man, woman and child living in the world today.

Freemasonry seeks not to compel anyone to select any particular religion or dogma over any other, but recognizes that wise and important truths have been handed down throughout the ages by men and women of different cultures, different heritage and different beliefs. It adheres to the notion that all philosophy, science and traditional systems of worshipping God when studied carefully demonstrate that all human beings are of one family. Knowledge and the synthesis of seemingly inconsistent ideas are a significant part of a Mason's pursuit of understanding man's relationship to his Creator.

The use of symbols to instruct others was likely not first commenced by Freemasons. Nobody has ever traced the origins of Freemasonry to its actual beginning, but archeological diggings have unearthed evidence that mankind has used symbols from as far back as at least the Mesopotamian era. Before and after mankind learned to form the alphabet into styles of writing, humans used symbols to learn about nearly everything worth knowing, including but not limited to astronomy, mathematics, philosophy and history. One symbol conveys as much information as many pages of the written word. Just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so is knowledge imparted by a symbol as widely as the person viewing the symbol is able to comprehend. That is precisely why Freemasons say that there is no one way of looking at Masonic Symbolism. Where one person sees a tree another may spot a fountain. Get the book.

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My new book The Secrets of Hiram Abif - A "Key" to Understanding Masonic Symbolism is now available through my publisher Publish America at its website, www.publishamerica.com and Amazon.com.

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Forth book in progress, an in-depth look at what happened to Freemasonry after Jerusalem fell to the Romans in the First Century.

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