Masonic Books and Other Sources

Becoming a Freemason is just the door to the enlightenment that can come from it. To truly understand our craft and place in this world takes a life time of study of masonic books, critical thought, and open debate with other seekers of wisdom. Our masonic library is a compilation of essencial readings to posses a dynamic understanding of the context, origin and role freemasonry plays and has played in our world, where the ideas originated  and how they have evolved and defused into the fabric of our world.

When reading any of the Masonic books in our library, we recommend that you do so Critically, especially when reading the commentary and speculative books written in the 20th and 21st centuries.

We have built our Library of Masonic Books for the modern man, as such we have sought out direct links to allow for immediate access to the least expensive digital medium of consumption of these materials. This means that many of the primary and secondary sources bellow can be read for free.

While anyone can read through our masonic library  and gain a greater understanding about the craft, it should be noted that to understand why certain books are chosen, and how they relate to freemasonry, one must first become a Freemason.

The following is a library of important subjects for Masons to Study:

Primary Historical Documents relating to Freemasonry and its origins, and affiliates:

Important primary sources that influenced the philosophy and teachings of Freemasonry: While these are not necessarily ”masonic books” they are pivotal works in Masonic understanding. (links coming soon)

Well trusted commentary relating directly to the practices of Freemasonry

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Trusted and verified historical commentary: more coming soon

  • Encyclopedia of Freemasonry
  • The Dionysian Artificer by Hippolyto Joseph da Costa [1820] An essay by one of the pioneers of Freemasonry on an important ancient mystery religion.
  • Illustrations of Masonry by William Morgan [1827] An early 19th century account of Freemasonry which inspired a great deal of controversy.
  •  Duncan’s Masonic Ritual and Monitor by Malcolm C. Duncan [1866] A comprehensive guide to York rite Freemasonry, including details of ceremonies, grips and passwords, extensively illustrated.
  • General Ahiman Rezon by Daniel Sickels [1868] One of the most sought-after Masonic collections, with descriptions of ceremonies, hymns, building dedications, funerals, and more.
  •  Morals and Dogma by Albert Pike [1871] Albert Pikes’ magnum opus; a advanced textbook of the esoteric basis of Freemasonry.
  • Devil Worship in France by A.E. Waite [1882] Waite debunks the notorious Taxil hoax which falsely accused Freemasons of worshipping the Devil.
  • The Symbolism of Freemasonry by Albert G. Mackey [1882]
  • Shibboleth: A Templar Monitor by George Cooper Connor [1894] A Masonic organization modeled after the Templars of old
  • The Builders by Joseph Fort Newton [1914] An introduction to Masonic history and philosophy, including, a factual account of how Freemasonry emerged in the 18th century.
  • The Meaning of Masonry by W. L. Wilmshurst [1922] A look inside the symbolism of Masonry.
  • Symbolical Masonry by H. L. Haywood [1923]A study guide to the history and symbolism of Freemasonry.
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