The history of black freemasonry from boston and philadelphia in the late 1700s through the civil war to the civil rights movement examines the letters of prince hall, legendary founder of the first black lodge reveals how many of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century were. Indeed his book carries in the preface a form of disclaimer from his own grand lodge. Jan 15, 20 in the impact and emotional intensity of masonic metaphors and symbols on our neuronal structure modifications caused by these emotions and feelings capable of sculpting our own rough stone. Black lodges were instrumental in helping american blacks transcend the horrors of slavery and prejudice, achieve higher social status, and create their own spirituallybased social structure, which in some cities arose prior to the establishment of black churches. The history of black freemasonry from boston and philadelphia in the late through the civil war to the civil right. In the impact and emotional intensity of masonic metaphors and symbols on our neuronal structure modifications caused by these emotions and feelings capable of sculpting our own rough stone. Containing instructions in all the degrees, from the third to the thirty third, and last degree of the rite by charles t. Its origins are lost in the unrecorded history of medieval times, but it formally organized in london, england, in 1717. Reveals how many of the most influential jazz musicians.
With 75,000 masons and 450 local lodges, ohio has one of. Whilst freemasonry is considered by many as sinister and destructive, it still maintains a significant. Today, there remain africanamerican lodges practicing freemasonry. If you are not a freemason, yet and you are looking for masonic lodge books, feel free to use this website to learn more about freemasonry. The florida masonic code book is every ceremony and meeting, all in code also. Drummond was originally published by the grand lodge of maine in 1877 for the purpose of assisting the. The black book of freemasonry freemasonry religion and belief.
It is pitiful to note that our brother have little preparation and pass in life as vulgar quidams, being that the smaller apprentice should be distinguished for his erudition, besides his luminous spirit and by his way of acting in his circle vm. A masonic lodge was chartered in boston under the direction of a black man, prince hall, who had received his degrees from a duly chartered military traveling lodge and who proceeded in accordance with the custom of the day for forming lodges. Concea lment, in principle, be explained by the persecutions they suffered who, like th e masons, had an ecumenical thought. Aug 20, 2014 since its a ton of information to take in read it from the beginning to the end. Freemasonry, the teachings and practices of the secret fraternal order of free and accepted masons, the largest worldwide secret society. Whatever their history, speculation has always been an enjoyable. What you may not be as familiar with, is the fact that black freemasons at some point recognized that the masonic lineage of prince hall was so clear and legitimate, that all regularity of black masonic growth in america would be established upon the foundation of the masonic events in massachusetts in the 1780s. The united states is a dizzying kaleidoscope of religious belief and practice, a situation rooted in the countrys origins in part, anyway as a haven for religious dissidents. Spread by the advance of the british empire, freemasonry remains most popular in the british isles and in other countries originally within the empire. A collection of our best masonic articles that will teach you all you need to know about freemasonry and freemasons. It is not unusual, then, to appreciate that this didnt occur in freemasonry either. Long before the freemasons became a flashpoint in early 19th century politics.
For twenty years this was the most popular book on freemasonry. Freemasonry is without doubt the largest and most powerful secret society existing throughout the world today. Spread by the advance of the british empire, freemasonry remains most popular in the british isles and. The history of black freemasonry from boston and philadelphia in the late 1700s through the civil war to the civil rights movement examines the letters of prince hall, legendary founder of the first black lodge reveals how many of the most infl. The principals of freemasonry, said cooper, dictate that there can be no discrimination on the grounds of race and this is but one example. While this is an extensive collection, it by no means represents a full and complete list and new editions and materials will be added as time progresses. Browder, founder and director of the institute of karmic guidance and author of from the browder file. The black book of frankmasoneria authorstream presentation. In the early morning hours of september 12, 1826, a batavia, new york stoneworker named william morgan went missing from the local jail. Paines age of reason, initially attacked freemasonry from a materialist and antireligious point of view, dismissing the pretensions of the fraternity to fantastical antiquity and denouncing its social influence as pernicious. Current worldwide membership totals over 3 million members, 1. Harpers thoughtful book, freemasonry in black and white. Freemasonry in black and white was read by our masonic book discussion group.
Robinson, the lost symbol by dan brown, morals and dogma of the a. Read black freemasonry from prince hall to the giants of jazz by cecile revauger available from rakuten kobo. The bible is only one of several volumes of sacred law, all of which are deemed to be equally important in freemasonry. There are two main branches of prince hall freemasonry. Whilst freemasonry is considered by many as sinister and destructive, it still maintains a significant position of influence in certain parts of the world.
Buy jurisprudence of freemasonry the masonic black book series. Black freemasonry book by cecile revauger official. Mcclenachan, 33 revised and enlarged edition, macoy publishing and masonic supply company, 4549 john st. Brother prince hall was interested in the masonic fraternity because freemasonry was founded upon ideals of liberty, equality and peace. This site is like a library, use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Prince hall mason masonic art eastern star freemasonry knights templar i love reading jazz this book learning. Let me tell you a story of a man, that reached the highest level of freemasonry, rubbing elbows with presidents, celebrities, politicians, the elite. Cecile revauger traces the history of black freemasonry from the late 1700s through the 1960s. Masonic books herein are an assortment of masonic book recommendations, books about freemasonry, texts about its kindred sciences and materials about or relating to fraternity. Prior to the american revolutionary war, prince hall and fourteen other free black men petitioned for admittance to the all white boston st. Black book my freemasonry freemason information and. He founded prince hall freemasonry and lobbied for education rights for african american children.
The freemasons believe in supporting the dignity of man and the liberty of the individual and, thus, were very attractive to free africanamericans during the revolutionary period. Bentley wrote in his 1874 book history of the abduction of william. This book also was the catalyst for very open discussion on race both in the lodge setting and society in general. Drummond was originally published by the grand lodge of maine in 1877 for the purpose of assisting the lodges in. The knowledge found within the walls of a lodge can make a man truly a better man within his faith, a better father, son. Click download or read online button to get the black book of freemasonry book now. Masons have existed for centuries and if we are to believe their claims, theyve existed covertly for even longer. Blue lodge proficiency guidekindle edition the book of the ancient and accepted scottish rite of freemasonry. Black freemasonry is not just about african american citizens joining a traditionally white fraternity.
Before his book could be published, william morgan was dragged away by a group of masons, never to be seen again. A few manifest typographical errors have been corrected. Black freemasonry by cecile revauger overdrive rakuten. The black book of freemasonry freemasonry religion. Since its a ton of information to take in read it from the beginning to the end. Editorial note this electronic edition of carliles manual of freemasonry is based on a facsimile of an unspecified printing, issued by kessinger publishing in kila, montana. The 19thcentury black sports superstar youve never heard of. In that time, i have learned much regarding freemasons secrets.
From prince hall to the giants of jazz revauger, cecile on. Why are blacks not allowed to become true freemasons. Dec 23, 2018 it could be the bible, bit of course not all bibles are black. The freemasons are one of the most secretive and controversial religious groups in the world. The bible is an important book, only as far as those members who claim to be christians are. Containing instructions in all the degrees, from the third to the thirtythird, and last degree of the rite by charles t. Pdf the black book of freemasonry free download pdf. Cecile revauger shows how this institution can be a place to seek freedom, create identity, or be enlightened but also can intensify divisions or encourage discrimination. Freemasonry and black nationalism freemason information. Lodgequatuorcoronati, authorofthestoryofthecraft,etc. Though some members deny it to the public, the freemasons have at least one secret masonic handshake.
Mcclenachan, 33 revised and enlarged edition, macoy. Jurisprudence of freemasonry the masonic black book series. In the earliest days of the united states, white men and black men did not mix socially in any way. Some historical facts about us racial divisions in freemasonry. Freemasonry is the leading fraternal organization in the world. I was told take your black book with you and read it as often as possible. Best masonic books on freemasonry masonic sourcebook.
In my lodge the black book, although the term isnt used, could refer to our ritual book. Rise and development of organized freemasonry, the 1986 wilmshurst, w. Sorry if this was a tad more prosaic than some book that rupert giles could pull out and warn buffy that the black book of masonry would have some terrible spell, or something. The picture, and many others, also showing black freemasons, are held by the grand lodge museum in the masons george street headquarters. In 1717, four lodges in london formed the first grand lodge of england. Jurisprudence of freemasonry the masonic black book. Keep in mind as you move into a position within the craft you will need to study that part so you can perform it when called upon.
Black square and compass 1981 prince hall masonic quiz book, a 1997 well, roy a. In a pha lodge black book could refer to their constitution, which in my jurisdiction thatd be the blue book. Prince hall freemasonry is said to have begun in 1775 during the american revolution when an africanamerican from barbados named prince hall and 14 other men of color were made masons in army lodge no. Supposedly, there are even phrases a freemason can utter when facing grave danger causing other members to rush to their aid. New encyclopedia of freemasonry, a 1921 walkes, joseph a. Be the first to ask a question about the black book of freemasonry lists with this book.
Maine masonic text book for use of lodges originally drummonds monitor sixteenth edition copyrighted 1923 maine printing exchange, inc. In fact, this continued through the 1960s with segregation at virtually all levels of live. Jan 06, 2008 the ritual ceremony goes so much smoother and with so much more power when the speakers know their parts and are off book. The ritual ceremony goes so much smoother and with so much more power when the speakers know their parts and are offbook. The black book of freemasonry download ebook pdf, epub. A ritual of the first three degrees of freemasonrykindle edition.
You can find the list of the best books on freemasonry here. The monitor is in text but all the important stuff is still coded. Oct 17, 20 me and friends had a long conversation with a high ranking black mason. Dec 12, 2014 let me tell you a story of a man, that reached the highest level of freemasonry, rubbing elbows with presidents, celebrities, politicians, the elite. Prince hall freemasonry is a branch of north american freemasonry for african americans founded by prince hall on september 29, 1784. Black freemasonry from prince hall to the giants of jazz book. Although we had all heard of clandestine lodges masons we had never fully understood how these lodges operated. He was also active in the backtoafrica movement hall tried to gain new yorks enslaved and free blacks a place in freemasonry, education, and the military. Black magic, masonic witchcraft, and triangle powers. I have no qualms about revealing the truth behind the secrecy because the truth is that as an organization our secrets are kept in plain sight. Made up of black and white triangle elements, the design bears also the yinyang, black is white and white is black principle underlying the masters carpet checkerboard floor of masonry and also parallels the two heads doctrine implicit in the great symbol of 33rd degree freemasonry, the doubleheaded eagle. My freemasonry freemason information and discussion forum. After the army lodge moved to another location, the 15 men were permitted to present. A 32 degree mason reveals the truth of freemasons secrets.85 1302 1097 631 197 1121 8 534 1462 397 122 907 334 546 111 89 908 1372 1226 67 1581 1409 715 1147 390 941 345 519 1301 997 1057 252 215 126 1496 585 231 199