The Arcana of Freemasonry: A History of Masonic Symbolism (Dover Occult) (Paperback)
Egyptian hieroglyphics, Mayan carvings, and Greek mathematical notations figure prominently in this spellbinding true story of a mysterious order's secret history. Author Albert Churchward, a renowned symbologist and member of "the Craft," offers illustrated explanations of the meanings behind Masonic symbols. Churchward reveals Masonic messages hidden--in plain sight--within works of art, architecture, geometry, and literature.
First published in 1915, The Arcana of Freemasonry examines still-relevant issues regarding the fraternal society's purpose and function in today's world. Generously illustrated with Masonic symbols, it explores the significance of the signs and tools of contemporary Freemasonry, including the two triangles--one upright, one reverse--that form the oft-seen square and compasses known as the "Key of Hiram." Initiates and experts alike will find this history both captivating and informative.