Famous Secret Societies by John Heron Lepper
Famous Secret Societies by John Heron Lepper, Undated circa 1950 in London. Sections Include: The Egyptian Mysteries, The Mysteries of Eleusis, The Gnostics, The Druids, The Templars, The Assassins, The Steinmetzen, The Rosicrucians, The Illuminati, The Carbonari, The Hetaria, The Druses, The Ansars, Etc. etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket with shelfwear and chipping to corners and ends of jacket.
Shibboleth A Templar Monitor by George Connor
Shibboleth A Templar Monitor by Connor, published in 1899. A beautiful work outlining all the degrees of the Knight Templar branch of Freemasonry. Illustrated with symbols and emblems. Bound hardback with shelfwaer to corners and ends.
The Mysteries of Freemasonry; or An Exposition of the Religious Dogmas and Customs of The Ancient Egyptians Showing from the Origin, Nature, and Object of the Rites and Ceremonies of Remote Antiquity, Their Identity with the Order of Modern Masonry, with Some Remarks on the Metamorphosis of Apuleus with Numerous Illustrative Woodcuts by John Fellows
The Mysteries of Freemasonry; or An Exposition of the Religious Dogmas and Customs of The Ancient Egyptians Showing from the Origin, Nature, and Object of the Rites and Ceremonies of Remote Antiquity, Their Identity with the Order of Modern Masonry, with Some Remarks on the Metamorphosis of Apuleus with Numerous Illustrative Woodcuts by John Fellows, undated circa 1890. Hardcover with shelf wear to corners and ends. Gilt lettering on spine faded. Occasional pen margin notation from prior owner as well as blue colored pencil underlining of occasional passages. Title page printed at a slight angle by the publisher.
Historical Analysis of the Holy Royal Arch Ritual by F. De Castells
Historical Analysis of the Holy Royal Arch Ritual by F. De Castells, published in 1929. Sections Include: The Royal Arch Degree, The Opening of the Chamber, The Veils, The Vaulted Chamber, The Ob, The Protagonists of Our Story, The Central Mythos, The Investiture, The Historical Lecture, The Symbolic Lecture, The Mystical Lecture, The Royal Arch Signs, etc. etc. Hardcover with gilt lettering and light shelfwear only.
Science, Meaning, & Evolution: The Cosmology of Jacob Boehme, by Basarab Nicolescu
Science, Meaning, & Evolution: The Cosmology of Jacob Boehme, by Basarab Nicolescu, published in 1991. Sections Include: Structure and Self-Organization in the Bohemian Universe, Must a Cosmology of Self-Creation Necessarily Be Tragic?, The Imaginal as the Source of Reality, Jacob Boehme and the Evolution of Man, Complexity and Levels of Reality, etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket with only the very lightest shelfwear.
The Influence of Neoplatonic Thought on Freemasonry and Other Essays by Fabio Venzi
The Influence of Neoplatonic Thought on Freemasonry and Other Essays by Fabio Venzi, published in 2007. Inscribed by the author on title page. Sections Include: The Influence of Neoplatonic Thought on Freemasonry, Veiled by Allegory and Myths, Freemasonry and Fascism: A War of Religions, Freemasonry and Fascism: Two Different Historical Manifestations of Myth, Freemasonry: The Third Pillar of Civil Society?, Freemasonry: Ethical-Moral Observatory in Society, etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket. Near fine.
Les Mysteres De La Franc-Maconnerie by Leo Taxil
Les Mysteres De La Franc-Maconnerie by Leo Taxil, published in Paris undated circa 1890. An unusual work in it’s original French text which is an antimasonic work. Marie Joseph Gabriel Antoine Jogand-Pagès, better known by the pen name Léo Taxil: March 21, 1854 – March 31, 1907), was a French writer and journalist who became known for his strong anti-Catholic and anti-clerical views. He is also known for the Taxil hoax, a spurious exposé of Freemasonry and the Roman Catholic Church’s opposition to it. The original work has been bound into marbled paper cover boards, the boards have shelfwear to the corners and ends and a few of the pages have light staining. A prior owner also wrote a pen notation in the upper corner margin on one page. Text in French.
Majority and Minority Reports of Committee on Rituals and Ritualistic Matter in Relation to the Degree of Rose Croix with the Verbatim Text of the English Work
Majority and Minority Reports of Committee on Rituals and Ritualistic Matter in Relation to the Degree of Rose Croix with the Verbatim Text of the English Work, undated circa 1880’s. A rather obscure and anonymously publshed treatise on a higher degree in Freemasonry. Booklet format with foxing to covers.
Les plus secrets mystères des Hauts Grades de la Maçonnerie dévoilés
Les plus secrets mystères des Hauts Grades de la Maçonnerie dévoilés. Ou le vrai Rose-Croix, traduit de l’Anglois ; suivi du Noachite, traduit de l’Allemand, published in 1778. “The most secret mysteries of the High Grades of Masonry unveiled” TEXT IN FRENCH. A beautiful rare early work on the higher degrees of Freemasonry. Illustrated including fold out diagrams in beautiful condition. Original paper wrapped covers over sew binding, very worn. Would recommend very careful handing or have bound by a good book binder.
Esoteric and Philosophical Musings of a Gyrovague
By Tau Palamas
Coalescence is the amalgamation of a set of recondite and metaphysical teachings and artworks of ‡PALAMAS XVI° which comprise the fundamentals of a precise instrument of the Voudon+Gnostic OTOA-LCN called the Ordo Gyrovagus. Grounded in a humanistic, mystical, and living philosophy–and exploring the very heart and soul of esotericism–Coalescence picks up where Syzygy left off: developing the inner life and practice of the gyrovague; opening a clear path of personal Masonic integration; exploring the nature of aesthetic mysticism; and providing a set of initiatory rituals as vehicles for expansion.
Duly and truly prepared, with a sharpened intelligence which can link scenes, colors, shapes, and forms immediately to a world of correspondences (which suggest the underlying fundamental unity of being), the initiate makes meaning of the phantasmagoria—which, in turn, causes changes to the fluidic and malleable substance of the dreamscape itself. Then, with the audacity and authority of an ancient magus, the initiate wields the true sword of every student of the mysteries: the sovereign will. Suddenly, within what was once a surrealistic landscape with chaotic portents and confusing bits of data strewn about in a gravity- less atmosphere, there appears a dimension worthy of exploration, a state of being with secrets, information, and lessons to be learned, and beings to interact and travel further with. Such is the lifting of the veil…
Limited to 100 Regular Edition copies
Printed on a fine paper with a laid pattern reminiscent of the paper used in Europe in the 12th-19th centuries. Sewn by hand through the fold giving the book strength and durability while allowing the book to open elegantly & rounded and backed by hand in the traditional manner. Silk moire end sheets, and the cover is a fine book cloth adorned with gold stamping with artwork from the author. Profusely illustrated throughout with an additional three fold out color plates.
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Deluxe Editions are published in polished calf with a bookmark ribbon and an author signed bookplate.
Handbook of Freemasonry Edited by Henrik Bogdan and Jan A.M. Snoek
Handbook of Freemasonry Edited by Henrik Bogdan and Jan A.M. Snoek, published in 2014. Sections include: The History of Freemasonry, The Old Charges, The Origins of Freemasonry: Scotland, The Origins of Freemasonry: England, Freemasonry and Templarism, Freemasonry and the Enlightenment, Masonic Historiography, Freemasonry and the Catholic Church, etc. etc. etc. Hardcover with only the very lightest shelfwear.
The Triple Tau: An Outline of the History of the Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Scotland by George S. Draffen
The Triple Tau: An Outline of the History of the Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Scotland by George S. Draffen, published in 1955. A rather obscure booklet, limited edition. Bound in booklet format in Mellotex paper with light foxing.
The Facts Stated. Hon. Thurlow Weed on the Morgan Abduction
The Facts Stated. Hon. Thurlow Weed on the Morgan Abduction. A Docutment for the People, published in 1882. An obscure 13 page booklet issued by the National Christian Association. Softcover, paper covers have shelfwear and light soiling with shelfwear and chipping. Would recommend careful handling due to the rarity of the item.
Masonic Ritual Described, Compared and Explained by W. Bro. J. Walter Hobbs
Masonic Ritual Described, Compared and Explained by W. Bro. J. Walter Hobbs, published in 1923. Sections Include: Object and Function of Ritual in Masonry, Growth and Development of Ritual, Authority of Workings Now Current, Anomalies and Peculiarities Explained, Masonic Instruction in General, Lodges and Methods of Instruction, Consideration of the Question of An Authorized Uniform Ritual, etc. etc. Hardcover with light shelfwear only.
Sir Isaac Newton’s Two Treatises of the Quadrature of Curves and Analysis by Equations of an Infinite Number of Terms by John Stewart
Sir Isaac Newton’s Two Treatises of the Quadrature of Curves and Analysis by Equations of an Infinite Number of Terms by John Stewart, published in 1745. Containing the treatises themselves, translated into English with a large commentary, etc. Bound hardback in beauiful marbled paper and quarter leather calf spine. Shelfwear and light cracking to spine but binding is tight and strong. A very early and rare mathematical treatise.
An Examination of the Masonic Ritual by Maj. Meredith Sanderson
An Examination of the Masonic Ritual by Maj. Meredith Sanderson, published in 1923. Sections Include: A Note on Masonic Origins, Preparation, The Ceremony of Initiation, The Lecture, Opening the Lodge on the First Degree, Second Degree The Fellow Craftsman, Third Degree The Master Mason, The Second Tracing Board, etc. etc. etc. From the private library of historian and author C.A. Cuthbert Keeson with his bookplate. Extremely uncommon. Hardcover with very light shelfwear only.