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.
Readings XXXII by Albert Pike
Readings XXXII by Albert Pike. Authored and published Anonymously undated circa 1880. Sections Include: The Words Kadosh and Hierodom, The Templar Dogma, The De Iside Et Osiride of Plutarch, Of Ineffable Words, Pythagoras His Life and Doctrine, Hermes, The Royal Secret, The Symbolic Camp, etc. Hardcover in black with bright gilt lettering on cover. Light shelfwear to corners and ends.
Antiquity of the Holy Royal Arch: The Supreme Degree in Freemasonry by F. De P. Castells
Antiquity of the Holy Royal Arch: The Supreme Degree in Freemasonry by F. De P. Castells, published in 1927. Sections Include: The Elements of the Royal Arch, A Question of Men and Dates, Speculative Freemasonry, Kabbalism, Our Connection with the Kabbalists, The Hebraic Element, The Geometry of the Royal Arch, The Astronomy of the Royal Arch, The Antiquity of the Royal Arch, The Mystery of Aleph, Beth, Lamed, the Mystery of the J.B.O., The Internal Evidence, Degeneracy, R.A. Mysticism, etc. etc. Ownership stamp of Orval Graves on title page and top of chapter one. Hardcover with light shelfwear to corners and ends.
The Rosicrucians and Magister Christoph Schlegel Hermetic Roots of America
The Rosicrucians and Magister Christoph Schlegel: Hermetic Roots of America by Manly P. Hall, published in 1986. Sections Include: German Foundation, The Rosicrucian Manifestoes, Rosicrucian Landmarks in the Seventeenth Through Nineteenth Centuries, Esoteric Foundations in England, etc. etc. Bound hardcover with original pictoral jacket near fine.
Christianity and American Freemasonry
Christianity and American Freemasonry by William Whalen, published in 1958. Sections Include: Origin of Masonry, Masonic Initiation, Scottish and York Rites, The Masonic Oaths, Other Forbidden Secret Societies, etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear.
EXPANDED SECOND EDITION
Reflections on the Monastery of the Seven Rays
By Tau Palamas
The two worlds of Voudon and Gnosis merged together within the unique expression of a religious community called the Monastery of the Seven Rays. Having a history that is as colorful and mysterious as the variety of individuals involved in this esoteric movement of the spirit, the Monastery stands apart from traditional expressions of monasticism in the East and in the West by existing on a physical plane, but more especially by also being a psycho-spiritual locale, accessible to all who knock upon her celestial doors. For each Postulant of this Monastery there is a particular work to do, a particular Gnostic space to dwell within, and a particular sacred injunction to fulfill for the betterment of the globe. SYZYGY by Tau Palamas is one such legacy. It is simply the reflections of one student of this delightful and challenging superstructure of mind.
–The Monastery of the Seven Rays.
“This true Labor of Love offers one of the best introductions to our School and Work that we’ve read. From the curious seeker to the seasoned Pilgrim on the Path, there is guidance and illumination in this volume which will speak time and again to the deepest levels of spiritual longing…With gratitude to Tau Palamas, we whole heartedly recommend SYZYGY as one of the best books of the year!”
–Kyle Fite, SGM, Ordo Templi Orientis Antiqua & La Couleuvre Noire
“A wonderful exposition and elaboration of the Monastery of Seven Rays material through the eyes of a true modern-day Christian mystic! I highly recommend it to anyone studying the work of Michael Bertiaux, but the Opus stands alone in that you could create a system of Work from this book alone! For those interested in Martinism and Ecclesiastical Gnosticism this book is also of great value, and certainly compliments the work of L’Ordre Martinesiste de Chenu (it is on the reading list)! Highly recommended!”
–Kevin Davis, Sov. Insp. V°, Ordre Martinesiste de Chenu