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Binding: Hardcover Origin: American
Subject: Fraternal, Social Organizations Publish Date: 1881
Topic: Freemasonry, Masonic Special Attributes: Illustrated

RARE 1881 ANTIQUE MASONIC MONITOR Freemasonry FREEMASON'S RITUAL Occult Masons

(((RARE))) ONLY COPY AVAILABLE ONLINE~ILLUSTRATED~MASON


 

FREEMASON'S PRACTICAL MONITOR 

(1881)




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We believe there is a timeless satisfaction in pulling a tome rich in tantalizing prose or stunning illustrations from the bookshelf, sitting in a quiet corner, flipping through the pages and losing ourselves in the wondrous world that has been laid upon our lap.  There is a deep satisfaction that comes with unplugging from the world, if only for a little while, and escaping with a good book.  It is our hope that you will enjoy this treasure we offer on auction today.


FREEMASON'S PRACTICAL MONITOR 

RARE...ONLY COPY AVAILABLE ONLINE

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Here is the original 1881 Edition of "FREEMASON'S PRACTICAL MONITOR, containing all the monitorial work of the first three degrees of freemasonry according to the best American authorities." Published by St. Louis : Parsons.


Condition is overall GOOD.  Binding is straight and tight with all pages present and firmly intact.  Small stain at the top edge of all pages.  Does not interfere with text.  Otherwise pages clean and bright.  Covers have bumped corners, edgewear and some staining as seen in photos.  A good copy of this rare one hundred and thirty one year old book. 


A RARE MASONIC MONITOR


The Freemasons have been the subject of much intrigue, speculation and discussion for centuries.The true origins of Freemasonry are not known. Though we may never know the actual origins much of what went on and goes on behind closed Lodge doors in the Fraternity can be learned through antique Masonic books: the brotherhood's rituals, ceremonies, symbols, grips, passwords, regalia, etc.

This tiny tome packs a lot of punch!  The Freemason's Monitor is a very rare Masonic monitor containing all the monitorial work of the first three degrees of Freemasonry according to the best American authorities.  Chapters include:  Degree of Entered Apprentice, Degree of Fellow Craft, Degree of Master Mason, Funeral Service.

Below is listed a complete table of contents, book features and pictures of pages in the book.  A wonderful and rare addition to any Freemason's or Masonic collectors library!


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Opening Ode

OPENING AND CLOSING OF THE LODGE

Prayer at Opening

Charge at Opening

Prayer at Closing

Charge at Closing

Benediction at Closing


DEGREE OF ENTERED APPRENTICE


Section 1:

   Preliminary Interrogatories

   Prayer at Initiation

   Scripture Reading

   Defintion of Freemasonry

   Altar

   Light

   The Lambskin or White Leather Apron

   Working Tools

   A Lodge

   Lodge Meetings

   Form

   Supports

   Covering

   Furniture

   Ornaments

   Lights

   Jewels

   How Situated

   To Whom Dedicated

Tenets

   Brotherly Love

   Relief

   Truth

Cardinal Virtues

   Temperance

   Fortitude 

   Prudence

   Justice

   Freedom, Fervency and Zeal

Charge to the Candidate

  

DEGREE OF FELLOW CRAFT


Section 1:

   Scripture Reading

   Working Tools

Section 2:

   Operative Masonry

   Speculative Masonry

Unity, Peace and Plenty

The Globes

   The Use of the Globes

The Winding Stairs

The Orders of Architecture

The Five Senses of Human Nature

The Seven Liberal Arts and Sciences

   Geometry

   Music 

   Astronomy

   Plenty

   Corn

   Wine

   Oil

The Moral Advantages of Geometry

Charge to the Candidate


DEGREE OF MASTER MASON


Section 1:

   Scripture Reading

   Working Tools

Section 2:

   Funeral Dirge

   Prayer

Section 3:

   Historical

   Emblematic

      The Three Steps

      The Pot of Incense

      The Bee Hive

      The Book of Constitutions Guarded by the Tiler's Sword

      The Sword Pointing to a Naked Heart

      The All Seeing Eye

      The Anchor and Ark

      The Forty-Seventh Problem of Euclid

      The Hour Glass

      The Scythe

Charge to the Candidate


FUNERAL SERVICE


Service in the Lodge Room

Order of Procession

Service at the Grave

Funeral Dirge

Hark From the Tombs


   

FEATURES

  • RARE ~ Only copy available online at time of listing
  • Hardcover
  • Pages:  81 + adverts
  • Measures 3 1/4" x 5"



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Above:  See the stain on the top edge of the text block.  It is very small but is visible on all pages.

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A Little Freemasonry History

The Freemasons have been the subject of much intrigue, speculation and discussion for centuries.The true origins of Freemasonry are not known. The knowledge has been lost to history, which leaves room only for speculation.

Some researchers believe that the origins go as far back as either the Ancient Mysteries, the Crusades, the Jewish religion, the Rosicrucian’s or the Knights Templar. Although all of these theories have been considered, no firm conclusions have ever been reached.

According to some legends the brotherhood dates back to the construction of King Solomon’s Temple. These legends appeared to be substantiated when the British Archaeologist and Egyptologist, Sir William Petrie, towards the end of the 19th century, unearthed papyrus records in the Liberian desert describing meetings of these guilds. Some scholars however do not feel that there is sufficient data to fully substantiate the claims.

Along with speculation on the origins of Freemasonry, there have also been hundreds of conspiracy theories that have plagued Freemasons from as early as the late 1700’s. Generally these theories fall into just a couple of categories: Political Domination and Anti-Christian or Devil Worship.

Likely these are a result of the esoteric nature of the Masonic rituals and symbols, misinterpretations of Masonic doctrines and the repetition of false claims. In fact, in the late 1890’s author Leo Taxil, decided to mock not only Freemasonry but also the Roman Catholic Church for their opposition to Freemasonry.

He wrote 4 volumes filled with ‘damning eyewitness accounts’ from people who allegedly participated in demonic worship as Freemasons. Prior to writing his books, he had undergone a ‘fake’ conversion to Catholicism.

One of the eyewitnesses in his book was a woman by the name of Diana Vaughn who claimed to have been involved with Satanic Freemason rituals. His book even received the praise from the Pope.

Taxil called a press conference in late 1897 where he promised to introduce Diana Vaughn to the world. Instead he announced that all of his writing was fictitious and a hoax and he thanked the Clergy for giving press to his wild claims.

Yet, still to this day his fictitious writings are used against Freemasons.. Some of the other theories are that Freemasons are secretly working towards a New World Order where one world Government controlled by a secret elite will govern the entire world.

There have been suggestions that Freemasons were behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Others have claimed that they secretly back a Jewish front for world domination. In fact, because of this theory Adolph Hitler outlawed Freemasonry.

Some believe that Freemasons secretly control the United States and United Kingdom governments.

This may come from the fact that many prominent politicians—Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and thirteen other United States Presidents--in the history of the United States were indeed Freemasons.

Also there is much speculation about ‘hidden symbols and numerology in our National Seals, architecture, dollar bill and even streets in Washington, D.C. Many prominent men throughout history have been Freemasons. This may have led to the mistaken theory that Freemasons ‘control’ governments, etc.

Yet, these famous Masons have come from all walks of life. With so many powerful members how is rank decided upon in a Freemason Lodge?

It matters not what a man’s religion (except no atheists are permitted), wealth, or station in life is behind the Lodge doors. In fact, the only significant rank in a Masonic lodge is Masonic rank, and that is conferred by vote of the members.

A sergeant in the army can be master of and preside over a lodge that includes generals and other high-ranking officers among its membership, which has often happened.

It has been reported that when Theodore Roosevelt became a Mason he discovered his gardener was serving as master of the lodge—the presiding officer. Men of high station outside Masonry evidence no resentment when men of lower outside station occupy positions of greater Masonic authority.


Prominent Freemasons have included the likes of Benedict Arnold, Four of Napoleon Bonaparte’s brothers, though not the great Emperor himself, Sir Winston Churchill, Joseph Smith, fourteen American Presidents, Buffalo Bill, Davey Crocket, Henry Ford, Jack Dempsey, Clark Gable, King George VI, John Hancock, Harry Houdini, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Norman Vincent Peale, Mozart, Albert, Richard Pryor, Paul Revere, Mark Twain, John Wayne and Steve Wozniak to name just a few. 




 

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