The Mandorla and Tau: The Secrets and Mysteries of Freemasonry Revealed

The Mandorla and Tau: The Secrets and Mysteries of Freemasonry Revealed by Kevin Gest

Title: The Mandorla and Tau: The Secrets and Mysteries of Freemasonry Revealed
Author: Kevin Gest
ISBN10: 0853183856
ISBN13: 978-0853183853
Publisher: Lewis Masonic (December 13, 2011)
Language: English
Subcategory: Other Religions, Practices & Sacred Texts
Size PDF: 1556 kb
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Pages: 320 pages
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The Mandorla and Tau: The Secrets and Mysteries of Freemasonry Revealed by Kevin Gest


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After becoming a Freemason, and years of involvement, few members know how or where Freemasonry started or even where the word Freemasonry comes from. This book follows on from the author's previous book, The Secrets of Solomon's Temple, to investigate the origins of the ceremonies and regalia of Freemasonry. In the course of the author's research he has unearthed some interesting answers to what members are doing or wearing, why they are doing it, and what the origins are. The author has gone back to original sources to draw out the cultural and social origins and intellectual background of Freemasonry, taking the history back to the medieval guilds and in many cases found that the accepted histories need to be revised because many myths have developed over the years which have become commonly accepted. Modern-day Freemasonry has also been influenced by historical events and cultural movements, from the teachings of the liberal arts across medieval and Renaissance Europe to the French Revolution.