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The Secret Psychology of Freemasonry: Alchemy, Gnosis, and the Science of the Craft

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Masonic ritual contains a veiled secret which points toward a hidden psychological current, inherent in the Western Mystical Tradition. This scarcely perceivable sentient science has manifested throughout the ages within the ancient Gnostic schools, the writings of the great Hermetic philosophers, and the noble art of Freemasonry. These institutions have operated as a mean ...more
Paperback, 222 pages
Published June 22nd 2011 by Starr Publishing, LLC
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Joe
Jul 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Bro. Porter's assessment of some of the psychological underpinnings of Freemasonry is very astute, and will definitely be called upon for citation in some of my own essays. Well done.
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Feb 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Freemasons
The synopsis and comments for this book were very intriguing. The title itself contains references to three subjects that always fascinate - psychology, Freemasonry, and alchemy. In all, this book was certainly worth the time spent reading it, however with that said it is a very quick read, especially once you omit the appendices.

One major note - as mentioned by the author himself in one of the later chapters, this book was written for Initiates only, and not for the profane (non-Masons). While
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Gene Patrick
Mar 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I attended one of Cliff Porter's presentations where I purchased the book. I found the presentation extraordinary. It may have been the best presentation I have ever attended in Freemasonry. Buying the book was a no brain'er. A group of us have now read the book and decided to implement the communication procedures that Porter recommends. To some degree, with just a few phone calls, its already working. I can feel a powerful revolution happening for our lodge which has been struggling to succeed ...more
Hans
Aug 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: freemasonry
"Fundamentalism in all its forms has been the enemy of Masonry in all times. Regardless of the religion or government that it infects, fundamentalism is a virus all its own. It weaves itself into the minds of its adherents and convinces them that their particular view is the only view"

"Whenever there has been tyranny, or whenever there is a group that would instruct its adherents what to believe in spite of their reason and intellect; Masonry has been correctly identified by these groups as an e
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Nicholas Ives
Jul 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
There is a whole lot to think about in this book. He is a great speaker, and I enjoyed following up by reading the book. I have a number of notes in my Kindle App that I have to follow up on, but all in all a quality read.
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Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book. I have read several books about personalities, this one brings home many points that will help you deal with people on many levels. Enjoyed it very much.
Aaron Bolin
Apr 05, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: faith, pop-science
An interesting cross of Masonic symbology and neuro-linguistic programming with a bit of jungian typology thrown in for good measure. Not for everyone, but I enjoyed the unique perspective.
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Cliff Porter is a founding member and Past Master of Enlightenment Lodge 198 in Colorado where he works as a homicide detective. Cliff Porter is also recognized nationally for his work in teaching and presenting on the areas of subconscious communications as it relates to personal interactions and communications. He has worked cases gaining international attention, been featured by the Biography C ...more