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Opinions On Speculative Masonry

Relative To Its Origin, Nature And Tendency

by James C. Odiorne

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Freemasonry,
  • Spirituality - General,
  • Body, Mind & Spirit : Spirituality - General,
  • Social Science / Freemasonry,
  • New Age / Body, Mind & Spirit

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages286
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10522081M
    ISBN 100548198357
    ISBN 109780548198353

    In these men's houses gradually arose certain secret ceremonies, even degrees, typifying Youth, Manhood, and Old Age, often attended with barbarous rites of torture and mutilation. This simple instrument evolved into the modern trowel of the operative Mason of today. It was included in a letter which con artist Leo Taxil claimed was from Pike, and was later demonstrated to be a forgery. When we consider the variety of members of which the society of Masons is composed, and the small number who are really conversant with the tenets of the institution, we cannot wonder that so few should be distinguished for exemplary lives.

    The membership was made up of skilled workmen, not only in the practical, but in the theoretical art of architecture, and all its cognate sciences. The attentive ear receives the sound of the instructive tongue, and the sacred mysteries are safely lodged in the repository of faithful breasts. Thus, through the influence of Masonry, which is reconcilable to the best policy, all those disputes which embitter life and sour the tempers of men, are avoided; while the common good, the general object, is zealously pursued. Beings who partake of one common nature, ought to be actuated by the same motives and interests.

    In those happy moments contracts are formed, societies are instituted, and vacant hours of life are employed in the cultivation of social and polished manners. He remained there for three more years which created a record for the longest serving commander of that station. The prophet likewise became a Freemason in when the church was headquartered in NauvooIllinois. This geometrical and architectural symbolism runs through all literature, ancient and modern, secular and religious. Desaguliers, above all others, is the great figure who changed the operative into the speculative, but it will be observed in paragraph four associations with the scientific and philosophical schools, he was preeminently qualified for this work.


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Opinions On Speculative Masonry by James C. Odiorne Download PDF Ebook

The Opinions On Speculative Masonry book of the modern trowel is based purely on its practicability, and not on any supposed geometrical law. The best examples of this practice are to be sought in the Australian and African Tribes.

Hence we give convincing proofs of wisdom and discernment; for though our benevolence, like our laws, be unlimited, yet our hearts glow principally with affection toward the deserving part of mankind.

Till prudent actions shall distinguish our Opinions On Speculative Masonry book to the honours of Masonry, and our regular deportment display the influence and utility of our rules, the world in general will not be led to reconcile our proceedings with the tenets of the profession.

Abstracting from the pure pleasures which arise from friendship so widely constituted as that which subsists among masons, and which is scarcely possible that any circumstance or occurrence can erase, masonry is a science confined to no particular country but extends over the whole terrestrial globe.

Christ was prolific in the use of symbols, especially in allegorical form. Rylands has brought to light, I feel that the question is absolutely settled. Freemasons use these varied forms of address to make clear that the reference is generic, not about any one religion's particular identification of God.

From the commencement of the world, we may trace the Opinions On Speculative Masonry book of Masonry. Dunne and Raby show how speculative design can stimulate debate and reveal choices that exist beyond the constraints of existing business, social, and technological approaches.

His father, George Odiorne, was a merchant of BostonMass, and while spending two years in England for purposes connected with his business, he married as his third wife Maria, daughter of Rev.

The largest by far of the LutheranPresbyterianand Methodist church bodies in the US have not taken a stand against Freemasonry, and many Masons are active members of them. But in our view the sequence is reversed and engages more the occult views of the deductive reasoning of Pythagoras and Plato, plus the view of the Ancient Wisdom of the more esoteric understanding that all things proceed from the inner being to outer appearances, from within to without, from universals to particulars, and to the appearance of phenomena being a creative precipitation of inner impulses.

So far as this assembly relates to Freemasonry, it is a myth. In a day when daily newspapers were nonexistent and books were scarce, these clubs were centers of gossip and general information as well as societies for the propagation of various "causes," all of which is embalmed forever in the essays of Addison, Steele, Goldsmith and the other immortals of the time.

The Encyclopedia of Mormonism, a quasi-official publication of the Church, clarified the Church's position by stating that "the philosophy and major tenets of Freemasonry are not fundamentally incompatible with the teaching, theology, and doctrines of the Latter-day Saints.

It cannot be said that Masons indulge in convivial mirth, while the poor and needy pine for relief. Friendship, however valuable in itself, however universal in its pretensions, has seldom operated so powerfully in general associations, as to promote that sincere attachment to the welfare and prosperity of each other, which is necessary to constitute true happiness.

Some form of secret and magical societies have always existed among the aborigines of all countries. If this reading of the matter is well founded it follows that the Temple symbolism is a case of development inside the Craft due to external conditions.

There is no evidence that such a society of builders existed in England prior to the Norman Conquest, in the eleventh century. Such work can not come from the illiterate or unskilled, but from minds trained in the sciences of architecture, sculpture and art.

The work of the individual Freemason, within the Temple of his own heart, has the same major theme or plan. In the King James version of the Bible made its appearance in England and aroused an almost universal interest, particularly in the Old Testament accounts of Solomon and his Temple.Check out this great listen on 42comusa.com Brother Mackey outlines a brief history of why we, as Freemasons, consider operative and speculative masonry to be interconnected even though, on the surface, they don't appear to be.

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