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In the center of the print is a Masonic gateway with a Masonic member in Masonic regalia. On the steps of the gateway, a woman is pulling a man towards the gate. The gateway leads to a path leading to the top of a mountain. Varieties of men are already on the path, probably a representative of the degrees of membership in their quest for perfection. At the top center, above the mountaintop, an allegorical female figure stands on a globe in front of a radiating sun. Beside the gateway are two columns. The column on the left has a globe on top with a bottom inscription reading “TO THE GLORY OF THE GRAND ARCHITECT OF THE UNIVERSE.” The column on the right has a globe with heavens on it. It bears an inscription reading “IN THE NAME OF GOD AND ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST”. There are a variety of symbols and code on the polls. To the right and left of the print are two stone platforms, each with three women standing on them. The left platform is decidedly more militant with the 3 allegorical women literally crushing four figures, each having symbols of war and destruction. The woman on the right of that platform carries a banner that reads “Fraternity. Equality. Liberty.” The woman in the center holds a sword in her left hand and a flag with stripes is clutched in her right hand. The woman has a symbolic eight stars in a circle, slightly above her head. A Masonic code is written on the platform base. The code reads: “To worship God, the father of all men__ To hope for a life in heaven, the reward of good accomplished on earth__ To love our fellow men and to do for them all that we desire for ourselves__ To respect all forms by which men are pleased to worship God. To combat error not with iron, nor with fire, but with truth. To love our country, and to devote ourselves to its welfare, ever to the sacrifice of our lives. To watch with tender care over the happiness of our families and to educate our children in the sentiments of love, humanity and patriotism. To instruct the ignorant, to cloth the naked, to nurse the sick, to furnish work to the strong, and always and every where to proclaim fraternity of all, the equality of all and liberty for all.” The platform on the right has a decidedly more maternal, placid display of women. The woman in the center holds a child while another stands in front of another woman. The woman on the left of that holds a banner that reads “KINDNESS. DEVOTION. GENEROSITY.” A Masonic prayer is written on the platform base. The prayer reads: “Sovereign arbiter of all things Thou with one glance embracest [sic.] all space, before whom worlds pass like the leaf wafted by the winds, from the height of Thy Eternity hear our vows Enlighten us with a ray of Thy divine light. Warm our hearts with a spark of Thy immense love. Let us be the apostles of Thy law, that the world may understand us, and that all men, rallied under the banner of brotherly love, may march harmoniously in the path of progress to perfection.”
Rare Tracing Board Cloth
VERY RARE and original, ca1800 Masonic Printed Tracing Board Cloth featuring dozens of images of Masonic symbols and emblems along with two, 4 stanza Freemason Songs. This fantastic, late 18th or early 19th century Printed Textile Hanky measures approx. 25 by 23 and is made of a delicate and finely woven cotton fabric. It is printed entirely in red ink using an engraved copper plate. The Handkerchief features a central image of a Masonic Arch enclosing a portrait of King Solomon behind an open book with compass and square before the book and a large letter G hanging above Solomons head. The field surrounding the arch features individual images of dozens of Masonic symbols and emblems as can be seen in the scans below. Below the steps leading up to the central arch the name John Leland has been neatly and expertly added in hand sewn cross stitch in the manner seen on samplers of the period. At the top and the bottom of the textile there are printed the words to 2 different, 4 stanza Songs about Masonry. The first song reads: Let Masons fame resound, Through all the nations round, From pole to pole: See what felicity, Harmless simplicity, Like electricity, Runs through the whole. Such sweet variety, Never had society, Ever before: Faith, Hope, and Charity, Love and Sincerity, Without Temerity, Charm more and more. When in the lodge were met, And in due order set, Happy are we: Our works are glorious, Deeds meritorious, Never censorious, But always free. Masons have long been free, And may they ever be Great as of yore: For many ages past Masonry has stood fast, And may its glory last Till times no more. The entire textile is surrounded by a border featuring many more Masonic Symbols and emblems. The textile is undated and unsigned by the manufacturer but the materials and the style date it to the late 18th or very early 19th century. This delicate and beautiful printed textile is in very good condition. The printed image is strong but a bit fading. The fabric is clean and has only a few scattered small spots of foxing. The Hankie is sound, intact and complete but does have some small areas of thinning as well as a couple of very small holes at the left hand edge. Overall this rare Masonic Printed Handkerchief is well preserved and will display beautifully with a quality matting and framing.
Master Mason Tracing Board
This is a very rare and beautiful digitally reproduced tracing board print from 1845 representing the symbols of the 3rd or Master Mason Degree in Freemasonry. There are many scenes and symbols. About the Artist:John Harris (1791-1873) was a talented artist of the early 19th century who was famous for his works in watercolors and miniature paintings. He specialized in watercolor illustrations for books (architecture, geography, etc), and exhibited at the Royal Academy as early as 1810. The British Museum possesses one of his pieces. John started his Masonic career in 1818, when he was initiated in London. The Duke of Sussex, Grand Master of the United Free And Accepted Masons Of England in 1814, valued his works and it is assumed that the Duke commissioned John to harmonize the Tracing Boards by creating one official model for each degree. After dedicating all his strengths to his art, he unfortunately lost his vision but, despite this, continued to look after his invalid wife. From 1856 until his death, he was a dependent of the Royal Masonic Benelovent InstitutionThe print is very vibrant in color and suitable for framing. This is printed on large 12x18 paper so you can see the details.
Sensible Signs: The Emblematic Education of Post-Revolution Freemasonry
DVD - runs 32:30 Sensible Signs: The Emblematic Education of Post-Revolution Freemasonry An illustrated lecture by Steven C. Bullock, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, who suggests that Freemasonry was the unseen force that helped the Colonies become the United States. Watch the first TV release of these three non-Masons as they describe the Masonic influence in the early United States and in the design and construction of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Professor Curl sparked a lively difference of opinions at a U.S. Capitol Historical Society symposium. Len Travers describes the U.S. Capitol cornerstone ceremony on September 18, 1793 and the specific symbolism of the procession. It is a very interesting scholarly treatise of the Masonic symbols and their expected effect on the crowd that day. Steven Bullock broke new ground in his work about Freemasonrys influence in the colonies that became states. Bullock makes the point that Masonry was everywhere in the formative years of our country, including the United States Capitol Building. Bullock traces the Masonic Fraternity from its arrival in 1730 to its near destruction a century later.
The Book of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
Charles T. McClenachan, 33, Grand Master of Ceremonies of the Supreme Council for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, originally compiled this work in 1884 as a Monitor or Guide to the rituals, ceremonies, instructions, and symbolism of all the degrees of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. Its publication provided an unprecedented level of detail concerning the rituals associated with each degree, which up to this time existed in private collections. As a contemporary of Albert Pike, who had actively and recently revised the rituals used in the Southern Jurisdiction, McClenachan provides the Masonic student a valuable glimpse into not only the degree work for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction in this era but some of the elements of Scottish Rite ritual that predate Pikes revisions and expansions. Above all, it was McClenachans sincere hope that this work might thoroughly and justly render the beauty and sublimity of the Rite.
1.28 H x 10.0 L x 7.01 W (2.4 lbs) 638 pages
From Darkness to Light
Circa: 1887 Size 12 x 18This is a certificate that would have been filled out and presented to a new Master Mason. It traces all of your steps through the York Rite and has place to put the dates of your Entered Apprentice, FellowCraft, Master Mason, Royal Arch, Cryptic and Templar degrees. This is by far one of the most beautiful Masonic prints in existence! It has dozens of scenes and symbols which are all well integrated into the art. The lower right corner reads This is to certify that our worthy Brother who has written his name on the rock... has been regularly initiated as an Entered Apprentice, passed to the Degree of Fellow Craft and raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason. At the very top is the All-Seeing Eye overlooking King Solomons Temple with stars & moon on the left, and Noahs ark and a rainbow on the right. Under this in large letters is I AM THAT I AM. - EXOD, 111.14. The bottom reads From Darkness To Light. It was originally 22 x 28.
The Complete Idiots Guide to Freemasonry
What is the truth about the Masons suggested in Dan Browns The Da Vinci Code? Can Freemasonry really be dated back as far as Babylon? Did they really coordinate the Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution? What really goes on at a Mason lodge during an initiation? Here is the real story behind the secret society that now boasts nearly five million members (and has included such illustrious fellows as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin), as revealed by a Master Mason.
- Offers a highly illustrated field guide to Masonic jewelry and symbols
- Includes further reading, a glossary, a list of famous Freemasons and information on Freemasonry in popular culture
- Morris is a Master Mason
0.76 H x 9.15 L x 7.32 W (1.13 lbs) 340 pages
Entered Apprentice Chart
A high quality reproduction print of an 1868 Masonic Masters Chart designed to educate and indoctrinate an Entered Apprentice into the Masonic tradition. This chart provides a unique insight into the era’s Masonic Lodges. The Chart overflows with fraternal and religious traditions of nineteenth century Masonic iconography and tableaus from familiar religious scenes. There are three sections to this chart. Section 1 appears on the first line of objects and includes five scenes or symbols. The second section also is a single line—the second from the top. This second section includes nine scenes and symbols. The third section contains a larger, central drawing of a scene surrounded by 22 additional scenes and symbols.
The Masonic Symbols Pen
The Masonic Pen. Decorated with masonic symbols, this fine pen is a great writer and conversation piece. This pen is truly a pleasure to write with and I use one every day. Featuring: All seeing eye, acacia sprig, two pillars, Bible, Plumb, Square, Level, Rose, Setting Maul, 47th Problem of Euclid, Hour Glass, Trowel, Skull and Bones, Gavel, Ouroboros Pentagram, Sun, Moon, Sword, Grave, Candle, Smooth Ashlar, Rough Ashlar. Replacement ink cart available at any local stationary store. Pen is of all metal construction with antique finish. Included ink. Weighs 37 grams. This pen will take any refill of the same size. Accepts Waterman Paris Type M ball point refill or Uniball 207 Med .7mm. Designed by a brother.
The Freemasonic Connections of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
DVD - runs 37:02 The Freemasonic Connections of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. An illustrated lecture by professor James Stevens Curl, De Montfort University. He proves that Masonic influence is everywhere in the Capitol Building with the premise that the U.S. Capitol was designed to represent a Masonic Lodge. Curl says the House Chamber symbolizes the Entered Apprentice Degree, the Senate Chamber represents the Fellowcraft Degree, and the Rotunda was designed to be the physical representation of the Master Masons Degree. Curl is not a Mason, and he caused a stir amongst the academics that were in attendance at the conference. Good slides illustrate what became a controversial concept.