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Freemasons For Dummies


Freemasons For Dummies


3. Aufl.

von: Christopher Hodapp

17,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 27.09.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9781119843443
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 432

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<b>Unravel the mysteries of the Masons</b> <p>All the myths and rumors about Masonic organizations probably have you wondering "what do Masons really do?" Questions like this one are a natural by-product of being the oldest and largest "secret society" in the world. This book is an ideal starting place to find answers to your questions about the secret and not-so-secret things about Freemasonry. <p>Now in its third edition, this international best-seller peeks behind the door of your local Masonic lodge and explains the meanings behind the rituals, rites, and symbols of the organization. Along the way the book covers nearly 3,000 years of Masonic history, introduces you to some famous Freemasons you already know from history books, and explains the relationship with related groups like Knights Templar, Scottish Rite, Order of Eastern Star, and the beloved fez-wearing Shriners. <p>Look inside the book to learn: <ul> <li>What it takes to become a member of the Freemasons, and what you can expect when you join</li> <li>How Lodges are organized and what really goes on during Masonic ceremonies</li> <li>The basic beliefs and philosophies of Freemasonry, including how Masons contribute to charity, and society in general</li> <li>The origins behind some of the wild myths and conspiracy theories surrounding Freemasonry and how to debunk (most of) them</li> </ul> <p>Written by a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason and the Public Relations and Marketing Director for the Grand Lodge F&AM of Indiana, <i>Freemasons For Dummies</i> is a must-read guide for anyone interested in this ancient fraternal order, whether you're looking to join or are just curious about some of the more mysterious aspects of Freemasonry.
<p><b>Christopher Hodapp 33°</B> has spent most of his adult life as a member of the Freemasons, rising to the status of 33rd degree in the Scottish Rite. His long list of authoring credits includes several books on Freemasonry as well as <i>RVs & Campers For Dummies.</i> He has appeared as an expert on Freemasonry on several shows on the History Channel, Discovery Channel, TruTV, and American Heroes Channel.</p>
<p><b>Peek behind the door of your local Mason Lodge</b></p> <p>Who are the Freemasons? The list includes at least fourteen U.S. Presidents, five English kings, famous businessmen and entertainers, and probably a few of your family members, neighbors, or colleagues. Even with so many Freemasons in our daily lives and history books, the organization remains shrouded in mystery to those not part of the group. This book helps demystify the rituals, rites, and symbols of the centuries-old organization. It’s an ideal guide for anyone interested in joining a Lodge or those simply curious about what Freemasonry is all about. <p><b>Inside…</b> <ul><li>What Freemasonry is (and isn’t)</li> <li>The history of the Freemasons</li> <li>What goes on in a Masonic Lodge</li> <li>Explanations of Masonic symbols and rites</li> <li>How Freemasonry differs from country to country</li> <li>Descriptions of groups affiliated with Freemasonry</li> <li>Insight to the mysteries and conspiracies of Freemasonry</li></ul>

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