Sworn in Secret: Freemasonry and the Knights Templar

by Sanford Holst

Paper Book, 2012




Santorini Publishing (2012), 390 pages


This remarkable exploration of intriguing people and events in Freemasonry sheds new light on how this brotherhood’s practices, symbols and rituals took shape. An extraordinary wealth of documents is found in this pursuit, including parchment manuscripts dating to the 1300s. The roots of Freemasonry are traced to the building of Solomon’s Temple, the rise of Christianity, and the Crusades in Europe. Masonry’s controversial relationship with the Knights Templar and Vatican also takes on new and significant meaning. The emergence of this secretive society in Britain had a strong influence on George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and other Masons who helped create a new country in America. All those struggles are seen through the experiences of people who lived through these events—often told in their own words and drawn from remarkable collections of records dating from those times. They reveal Freemasonry to be well-grounded in recognizable events, and show how its members influenced the world around them. Those influences are still felt in our lives today. Forty-five illustrations help bring to life this memorable journey of discovery.… (more)



0983327939 / 9780983327936


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