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The Symbolism of Freemasonry

by Albert G. Mackey


Title Page and Front Matter
I. Preliminary. The Origin and Progress of Freemasonry
II. The Noachidæ
III. The Primitive Freemasonry of Antiquity
IV. The Spurious Freemasonry of Antiquity
V. The Ancient Mysteries
VI. The Dionysiac Artificers
VII. The Union of Speculative and Operative Masonry at the Temple of Solomon
VIII. The Travelling Freemasons of the Middle Ages
IX. Disseverance of the Operative Element
X. The System of Symbolic Instuction
XI. The Speculative Science and the Operative Art
XII. The Symbolism of Solomon's Temple
XIII. The Form of the Lodge
XIV. The Officers of a Lodge
XV. The Point Within a Circle
XVI. The Covering of the Lodge
XVII. Ritualistic Symbolism
XVIII. The Rite of Discalceation
XIX. The Rite of Investiture
XX. The Symbolism of the Gloves
XXI. The Rite of Circumambulation
XXII. The Rite of Intrusting, and the Symbolism of Light
XXIII. Symbolism of the Corner-Stone
XXIV. The Ineffable Name
XXV. The Legends of Freemasonry
XXVI. The Legend of the Winding Stairs
XXVII. The Legend of the Third Degree
XXVIII. The Sprig of Acacia
XXIX. The Symbolism of Labor
XXX. The Stone of Foundation
XXXI. The Lost Word

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