Manual of Freemasonry
If we make ourselves acquainted with all that Masons know of their freemasonry, we shall find a blank, and that, in fact, they know nothing worthy of being called a secret. I am of opinion, that nothing useful to be known should be made a secret, and that there is nothing of the kind a secret among mankind. I hold, that the mere profession of having such a secret is a vice. The question reasonably arises, why should it be a secret? Of Freemasons, I boldly say, that they have no secret; but there is a secret connected with their association, and they have not known it. The late Godfrey Higgins once observed to me, without explanation, that there were but two Masons in Englandhimself and the Duke of Sussex. I put in a claim to be a third. He asked me to explain, on the condition that he was not to commit him-self by any observation. I did so, as here set forth. He smiled and withdrew. The se-cret is now out. I will clear up the doubt and difficulty and teach Masonry to Ma-sons.
Sobre Richard Carlile (Autores clásicos)
The Key-Stone of the Royal Arch 17 First Degree, or Entered Apprentice 27 To open a lodge in the First or Entered Apprentices Degree 27 Ceremony of making or initiation, in the first or entered apprentices degree 29 The Charge 37 Lecture on the tracing board 38 Lecture in the First Degree 42 Introduction 42 First section 43 First Clause 43 Second Clause 44 Third Clause 45 Second section 46 First Clause 46 Second Clause 48 Third Clause 49 Moral 50 Third section 50 To close the lodge in the first or entered apprentices degree 53 The Second, or Fellow-Crafts Degree 57 To open a lodge in the Second Degree of Masonry, or a Fellow-crafts lodge 57 Ceremony of passing in the Second or Fellow-Crafts Degree 58 Questions required to be answered in the entered apprentices degree, and before a candidate is eligible to be passed to the fellow-crafts degree 58 The charge in the Second Degree 65 Lecture on the tracing board in the Second Degree 66 Lecture in the Second Degree 68 Section 1 68 Clause One 68 Clause Two 69 Clause Three 69 Second section 70 First Clause 70 To close the lodge in the second or fellow-crafts degree 74 Third, or Master Masons Degree 77 To open a lodge 77 Ceremony of raising a Master Mason, or the Third Degree 78 Questions required to be answered in the Second Degree by a Fellow-Craft Freemason, before he can be raised to a Master Mason, or the Third Degree 78 Lecture in the Third Degree 88 To close the lodge in the Third or Master Masons Degree 89
Introduction 93 The Tau and the Cross 105 Ceremony of Initiation and Installation for the Chair, in the Past Masters Degree 111 Lecture 112 A description of Royal Arch Masonry 115 To open a Chapter 115 The Charge 117 To close a Chapter 118 The Exaltation 119 Obligation 121 Ceremony of Passing the Veils 121 Re-entry of the Candidate 123 Lecture 127 First Section 127 Second Section 128 Third Section 129 Fourth Section 132 Fifth Section 133 Masonic Orders of Chivalry 137 The Knights Templar 137 Historical prelude 137 Modern varieties 137 The signs of the order 138 The Mediterranean Pass 138 Ceremony or Form of Opening an Encampment 139 Ceremony or Form of Closing an Encampment 141 Ceremony of the Installation 142 Preparation of the candidate 142 Obligation 144 Charge 147 Laws and Regulations, To be observed by the Knights Companions of the Conclave 149 Lecture 151
Introduction 157 A table of some of the names of the Sacred Scriptures 160 A description of the Masonic Degree of Mark Man 181 Catechism 181 Description of the Degree of Mark Master 185 Lecture or Catechism 185 A description of the Architects Degree in Masonry 188 Reception of the Candidate for Passing 189 Catechism 190 Finchs catechism for the Degree of Architect 191 A description of the Degree of Grand Architect 193 Reception and passing 193 Catechism 195 Finchs catechism in this degree 196 Finchs description of closing the lodge in this degree 198 A description of the Degree of Scotch Master or Superintendent 199 The reception or passing 199 Obligation 200 The Catechism 201 A description of the Degree of Secret 203 Master, called by Finch, the Secret Provost and Levitical order of Priesthood 203 Form of the Lodge 203 Form of opening the lodge 203 Form of reception or passing 204 Lecture or Catechism 205 Form of closing the Lodge 208 A description of the Degree of Perfect Master 208 Form of the lodge 208 Form of opening the Lodge 209 Reception or passing 210 History of this degree 211 Catechism 212 Form of closing the Lodge 215 A description of the Degree of Intimate Secretary, obtained by curiosity, or English Masters Degree 216 Form of the Lodge 216 Form of opening 216 Form of reception 217 History of this Degree 218 Catechism 219 Form of closing the Lodge 220 A description of the Degree of Intendant of the Buildings, or Master in Israel 221 Form of the Lodge 221 Form of opening the lodge 221 Form of reception 222 Catechism 223 Form of closing in this Degree 227 A brief description of the Degree of Past Master 227 Catechism 227 A brief description of the Degree of Excellent Masons 229 Catechism 229 A brief description of the Degree of Super-Excellent Masons 231 Catechism 231 A description of the Degree of Nine Elected Knights, called, by Finch, Sublime Knights Elected. 233 Form of the lodge 233 Form of opening 234 Form of reception 234 Discourse 237 Catechism 239 Form of closing the chapter 241 Brief description of the Elect of Nine 241 Form of opening 242 Second elect of nine, or peregnon 243 Third elect, or elect of fifteen 243 A description of the Degree of the Priestly order of Israel, or Provost and Judge 244 Catechism 244 Form of closing 246 A description of the Degree of Provost and Judge, or Irish Master 246 Form of the lodge 246 Form of opening 246 Form of reception 247 Catechism 248 Form of closing 250 A description of the Masonic Degree of Noahites or Prussian Knights 250 Catechism 253 A description of the Degree of Red Cross Sword of Babylon 254 First point 254 Form of opening 254 Form of reception 255 Second point 257 A description of the Degree of Knights of the Sword of the East 258 Catechism 259 A description of the Degree of Red Cross of Rome and Constantine 261 Catechism 261 A description of the Degree of Knights of the White Eagle or Pelican 264 Form of opening the first apartment 266 Reception in the first apartment 267 Obligation 268 The second point of reception 270 The historical Degree of the Knights of the Eagle 271 Form of closing the lodge 273 A description of the Rosicrucian or Ne Plus Ultra Degree 273 First point 274 The second point 275 Catechism 276 Third point 277