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A Quick Guide to Freemasonry

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This pocket-sized book is aimed at lodge mentors and both new and established members. New members are full of questions about Freemasonry, and are sometimes afraid to ask established members, thus turning to the Internet to be confronted by an array of websites; some filled with misinformation. This book gives the opportunity to answer those questions, and would be perfec ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published November 1st 2013 by Lewis Masonic (first published June 27th 2013)
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David Kinchen
Apr 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
BOOK REVIEW: 'A Quick Guide to Freemasonry': You've Got Questions, David Harrison Has the Answers


REVIEWED BY DAVID M. KINCHEN

If you want information about Freemasonry, until now you've had the Internet -- with a mishmash of information of dubious quality, not to mention all kinds of conspiracy theories -- or a laborious search through dusty tomes in libraries.


All this has changed as David Harrison, an author whose books on Freemasonry I've reviewed (see below) has written the perfect guide to t
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Philippa
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A superb, concise little book that answers loads of the FAQ and more in-depth subjects about Freemasonry. Perfect not only for new Masons but also those non-Masons with just a keen interest in the history and mystery of this amazing institution. Freemason and historian David Harrison answers questions such as - Why do Freemasons wear white gloves? Where does all the symbolism come from? How do Lodges choose their names? and of course, Where does the Masonic Ritual come from?
A lovely pocket guid
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Magic Reviewer
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A great little book which comes in a question and answer format, giving everything you ever wanted to know about Freemasonry but was afraid to ask. Things such as ritual are covered, symbolism, the working tools, and 'why we do it that way'. With Harrison being a historian, there is a history slant to the book, with a section on Masonic dualists and Elias Ashmole gets a mention, along with a few nods to Harrison's earlier works on the Genesis of Freemasonry and the Liverpool Masonic Rebellion. I ...more
Nena Lamas
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is great for anyone wanting a, well, quick guide into Freemasonry! The author is an expert and has many other books that go more into detail but it's nice to have an overview as well
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