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There are pleasures in the act of accumulation: the thrill of the hunt, the joy of the find.  But true collecting is more.  It's listening for the hum of history in things, finding connections among art and objects of different times and cultures, and gathering images so that, as in poetry, they reveal new meaning.

Masonic   -  Blue Lodge

(History of Blue Lodge Masonry)

Masonic Aprons    Bibles, Books & Monitors    Bookends

Cabinet Cards & Photographs     Chocolate Pots

Coins & Medallions    Decanters     DeMoulin Bros. Artifacts  

Door Hardware    Firing Glasses     Flasks     First Day Covers (FDC's)

Masonic Folk Art     Fluted Pitchers     Masonic Furniture

Gutta Percha Artifacts     Jewelry     Liverpool Pitchers

Magic Lantern or Stereopticon Glass Slides

Match Safes     Metalware (silver & brass)   Miscellaneous

Monuments - Museums - Statues     Paperweights     Picture Frames

Plates, Cups & China     Knives     Post Cards

Prints, Posters, Tracing Boards, & Membership Certificates

Shaving Mugs & Razors     Snuff Boxes     Spoons

Steins & Mugs    Stoneware    Sunderland Lustre Pitchers

Three Handled Loving Cups    Masonic Trench Art    Tobacciana

What Not Shelves   Masonic Walking Sticks   Watches & Timepieces

Working Tools

Masonic Youth Groups & Other Bodies

Amaranth     Demolay     Job's Daughters     Eastern Star    M.O.V.P.E.R. (Grotto)   

  Women in Freemasonry   Tall Cedars of Lebanon      Rainbow Girls   

White Shrine of Jerusalem    Order of Quetzalcoatl   Royal Order of Jesters

York Rite Bodies 

Chapter -  Council  -  Commandery

(History of the York Rite Degrees)

 Chapter & Council Aprons    Cabinet Cards & Photos

Coins, Medallions, Chapter Pennies and Tokens

Etched Glass Vases, Communion & Triennial Glasses

Jewelry (FOBs & Jewels)    Miscellaneous     Pitchers & Mugs

Spoons   Swords & Regalia     Three Handled Loving Cups

Triennial Portrait Plates  (Crusader Series & Lady Portraits) 

Scottish Rite - Consistory

(History of the Scottish Rite)

Coins & Medallions     Etched Glasses     Jewelry

Miscellaneous     Portrait  Plates     Portrait Vases   Spoons

The Shrine of North America 

(History of the AAONMS)

Bronze Camel Desk Set     Coins & Medallions     Early Photos   Jewelry

Metalware (Swords, Paperweight, Flask & Letter Openers) 

Shrine of North America Ephemera

Miscellaneous    Portrait Plates    Pottery & Ceramic (Mugs & Jugs)   Spoons

     Shrine Convention Collectibles    Syria Temple Collection - Westmoreland and US Glass Co.

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Symposium on American Freemasonry and Fraternalism

Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington , Massachusetts

Be sure to visit our Museum Gift Shop

Fraternalism in America - Many Non-Masonic Orders

 

"How To" Section

How to Translate Latin Masonic Mottoes

How to Contact a Grand Lodge Anywhere in the World

How to Conduct a Cornerstone Laying Ceremony

How to Conduct an Open Installation of Officers

How to Perform a Bible Presentation to a Newly Raised Brother

How to Conduct a Table Lodge - "History and Instructions"

How to Conduct a Table Lodge - Spanish Translation

How to Memorize Masonic Ritual

How to Memorize Eastern Star Ritual

How to Research a U. S. Patent

How to Catalog Your Masonic Library

How to Care for Your Masonic Treasures

How to Conduct a Lodge of Military Tribute

How to Conduct a One-Day Class Degree Conferral

How to Conduct a Masonic Funeral

How to Conduct a Masonic Wedding

How to Conduct a Masonic Wedding - Spanish Translation

 

Masonic E-Book Library

(In alphabetical order by Title)

A Message from our Librarian

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50 Years of Philalethes

10,000 Famous Freemasons by William R. Denslow -

 Volume 1 "A-D"; Volume 2 "E-J"; Volume 3 "K-P"; Volume 4 "Q-Z"

20 Years of Mutual Recognition by R.W. Bro. Carl G. Ek

A Charge By Any Other Name Is Still A Charge by W. Bro. Col. Ian M. Donald (Ky.)

Ancient and Modern Initiation by Max Heindel

The Arcane Schools - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6 - Part 7

Architecture on Transmission and Royal Art of Memory by Charles Jameux

The Book of Enoch

The Book of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite by Charles T. McClenechan

Brothers and Builders by Joseph Fort Newton

The Builder by Joseph Fort Newton

The Builder Magazine 1915 - 1930

Clausen's Commentaries on Morals and Dogma

A Commentary on the Freemasonic Ritual by Dr. E. H. Cartwright

A Complete History of the Ancient & Primitive Rite by R. G. Mc Bean

The Constitutions of Freemasons by James Anderson - 1734 Edition

The Constitutions of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts by C.W. Moore

Conversations on Freemasonry by Henry Wilson Coil, Sr.

The Craftsman, and Freemason's Guide by Cornelius Moore

The Creation by Albert Pike

DeMoulin Masonic Lodge Supply Catalog No. 138

Demoulin Bros. & Co. 1930 Fraternal Supply Catalog

Digest - Index of Morals and Dogma by T.W. Hugo, G.C.C.H.

Duncan's Masonic Ritual and Monitor

The Eastern Star - The Evolution from a Rite to an Order by Harold Van Buren Voorhis

"Encyclopedia of Freemasonry" by Albert G. Mackey, M.D.

The Enigma of Freemasonry by Ralph W. Omholt, PM

English Speculative Freemasonry by T. Stewart

Foreign Countries; A Gateway to the Interpretation and Development of Certain Symbols of Freemasonry By Carl H. Claudy

Freemasonry in the Holy Land by Rob Morris

Freemasons' Book of the Royal Arch by Bernard E. Jones

Freemason's Book of the Royal Arch by Bernard E. Jones - Spanish Edition

Freemason's Guide to the Symbolic Degrees

1801 Edition of Webb's Freemason's Monitor

1867 Macoy's Masonic Manual

The Freemason's Treasury, 52 Short Lectures on the Theory and Practice of Symbolic Masonry by George Oliver

General History of the Order of the Eastern Star by Willis D. Engle

The Genesis of Freemasonry by Douglas Knoop

The Genius of Masonry or A Defence of the Order by S. L. Knapp

Gould's History of Freemasonry Throughout the World -

 Volume I - Volume II - Volume III - Volume IV - Volume V - Volume VI

The Historical Landmarks and other Evidences of Freemasonry, Explained

History of the Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons by Henry Stillman and William Hughan 1906  Volume 1 Volume 2

History of Freemasonry by Albert G. Mackey, M.D. 33rd Degree - Volume 1;     Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4 Volume 5 Volume 6 Volume 7

The History of Freemasonry by J.W.S. Mitchell

History of Freemasonry by George Oliver

The History of Freemasonry and the Grand lodge of Scotland by W. A. Laurie

The History of the Dionysian Artificers by Hippolyto Joseph Da Costa, Esq.

The History of the Imperial Council, Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America  Part 1;   Part 2;   Part 3

History of the Supreme Council 33rd Degree 1861-1891 by James D. Carter

 The History of the Knights Templar by Charles G. Addison

Ihling Brothers & Everand Masonic Outfitters Catalog No. 58

The Illuminati (1776-1784) A Concise Account

The Illustrated History of Freemasonry by Moses W. Redding

Illustrated Glossary of Masonic Terms & Symbols

Illustrations of Masonry by William Preston

Introduction to the Entered Apprentice Degree by Carl H. Claudy

Introduction to the Fellowcraft Degree by Carl H. Claudy

Introduction to the Master Mason Degree by Carl H. Claudy

Is It True What They Say About Freemasonry?  The Methods of Anti-Masons

Its About Time - Moving Masonry into the 21st Century

The Kabbakah Unveiled by S. L. MacGregor Mathers

King James Bible

"King Solomon's Temple" by Jerome Bernard Frisbee

The Knights of Malta 1523-1798 by R. Cohen

The Kybalion by Three Initiates

Laudable Pursuit: A 21st Century Response to Dwight Smith

Laudable Pursuit: The Audio Video version of the book

A Lexicon of Freemasonry by Albert G. Mackey, M.D.

Light on a Dark Subject; A Critical Examination of Objections to the Legitimacy of the Masonry Existing Among the Negroes of America

The Light of Egypt, Volume II by Thomas H. Burgoyne

Lightfoot's Manual of the Lodge by Jewel P. Lightfoot, P.G.M.

The Lights and Shadows of Freemasonry by Robert Morris

The Lodge Goat. Goat Rides, Butts and Goat Hairs by James Pettibone

The Lost Keys of Freemasonry by Manly P. Hall

Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss

Masonic History of the Northwest

Masonic Initiation by W. L. Wilmshurst

The Masonic Ladder by John Sherer

The Masonic Manual by Robert Macoy; Revised 1867 Edition

Masonic Melodies 1818 by Luke Eastman

The Masonic Research E-Library by Ralph W. Omholt

Masonic Trials and Michigan Digest by Henry M. Look

Masonry Defined by Albert Mackey 33rd Degree - Revised by E. R. Johnston

Masonry Dissected by Samuel Pritchard (AKA: Pritchard's Exposure)

The Master's Handbook by Carl H. Claudy

The Master's Handbook by Carl H. Claudy (Spanish Edition)

The Meaning of Masonry by Albert Pike

The Meaning of Masonry by W. L. Wilmshurst

Morals and Dogma by Albert Pike

Mormonism and Masonry by S. H. Goodwin

The Mysteries of Freemasonry by J. Fellows

The Mysteries of Free Masonry, by Captain William Morgan

Old Tiler Talks by Bro. Carl H. Claudy

Old Past Master by Bro. Carl H. Claudy

Opinions on Speculative Freemasonry

Our Heroines; Collected by Mrs. Martha Zoercher

Parade to Glory By Fred Van Deventer  

Paranada: Beyond Beyond--Beyond the Geometry of the Gods; Deciphering Delphi: Breaking the Pythagorean Code

The Pocket History of Freemasonry by Fred l. Pick

Premier Issue of Masonic Magazine - Fall 2005

The Collected "Prestonian Lectures"   Volume 1 1925-1960Volume 2 1961-1974Volume 3 1975-1987

The Principles of Masonic Law by Albert G. Mackey, M.D.

Reading Guide to the Scottish Rite Works of Albert Pike

The Revelations of a Square by George Oliver

Richardson’s Monitor of Freemasonry

Riding the Goat by William D. Moore

Rosicrucian and Masonic Origins by Manly P. Hall

Secret Societies of the Middle Ages by Thomas Keightley

The Secret Teachings of All Ages - Manly P. Hall

Sickel's Monitor of Freemasonry

The Spirit of Masonry by William Hutchinson

The Symbolism of Freemasonry by Albert G. Mackey, M.D.

Symbolism of the Three Degrees by Oliver Day Street

Tales of Masonic Life

A Templar Encyclopedia - Prepared by Ray V. Denslow

The Theocratic Philosophy of Freemasonry by George Oliver

The Use and Abuse of Freemasonry by Captain George Smith

The Virginia Text Book by John Dove

Washington and his Masonic Compeers by Sidney Hayden

Webb's Freemason's Monitor, 1865 Edition, by Thomas Smith Webb

A Well-Spent Life; A Brotherly Testimonial to the Masonic Career of Robert Morris

Within the Temple of Isis by Belle M. Wagner

Women in Freemasonry by Dudley Wright

The Writings of George Washington by G. Washington

Additional Poems and Essays

(In alphabetical  order)

3 - 5 - 7

The 3 step guide to useful living; a Masonic perspective

A 4th of July Toast to the Flag

15 Qualities of a Master Mason

The 47th Problem of Euclid

 

A Bag of Tools

A Brief History on the Founding of Co-Freemasonry

A Charge By Any Other Name Is Still A Charge

Adamsville, Arizona A.O.U.W. Cemetery Clean Up Project

A Focus on Freemasonry

A Foundation Stone

A Lodge at Work

A Masonic Christmas Story

A Master's Wages

A Member of the Family

A New Delight

A Plan for Action

A Plea for Understanding

A Prophecy From The Past

A Response to Critics of Freemasonry

Are You A Master Mason?

A Road to Success

Article about Hiram Abiff

A Simple Explanation to "What is a Mason?"

A Study of the Winding Staircase

A Tribute to the Flag

A True Mason Thinks!

A Universal Masonry

Abbreviations and Reference Words

Acacia Leaves and Easter Lilies

An Indian Prayer

Ancient Free and Accepted Masons?

Ancient Mysteries of Egypt & Greece

Anno Lucis - The Masonic Calendar

Another Goat Poem

An Ennobling Science

An Introduction to Freemasonry

An Oration

Are You A Masonic Student?

 

The Bible in Masonry

Bible Presentation to a New Candidate

Beginning the Journey

The Broken Column

The Buffalo Soldier

 

Canadian Charge

The Ceremony of Passing

The Circumambulation in Lodge Ritual

Citizenship and Freemasonry

Corn, Wine and Oil

The Covering of a Lodge

Cryptic Masonry

 

Dan Brown's Influence on World Peace

Declaration of Independence

The DeMolay Relationship to Freemasonry

The Deserter - A Masonic Tale

Determining Recognition

Dialogs or Conversations by Lessing 1778 - Spanish Translation

Did You Know This About Freemasonry?

Different Kinds of Masons

The Different Schools of Philosophy in Freemasonry

Dissection of the Dodecahedron

The Dumbing Down of Mainstream Masonry

Dust If You Must...

 

Eagles in a Storm

Ecclesiastes – 12:1 (An Explanation)

Egyptian Gods - Stuff You Should Know

The Essenes

Esoteric Consideration of the Perfect Ashlar

The Entered Apprentice Mason

Everything Happens for a Reason

Exposes of Freemasonry

 

The Fellowcraft Mason

Following Arrows

The Freemasons:  An Hudibrastick Poem

Freemasonry - An Institution of Practical Values

Freemasonry And The Ancient Wisdom

Freemasonry and Mormonism #1

Freemasonry and Mormonism #2

Freemasonry and the New World Order

Freemasonry, Scouting and the Order of the Arrow

Freemasonry in Greece (1782-2003)

Freemasonry is Not Guilty!

Freemasonry:   Its Secrecy and Relation to Faith and Worship

From Whence Came We

The Fundamental Philosophic Secrets within Masonry

The Future of Freemasonry

 

The "G" in Masonry's Emblem

The Genius of Masonry

Gold; Silver; Brass; Iron

The Golden Age of Freemasonry 1870 -1910

Golden Verses of the Pythagoreans

Golden Sentences

Goose and Gridiron Ale-House and the Four Original Lodges

The Great Divide: The Grand Orient of France and Dogmatic Freemasonry

The Great Seal of the United States

The Greatest of  these is "Charity" 

The Great Secret of Freemasonry

The Guy in the Glass

 

Historical Foundations of the Masonic Ritual

History of Freemasonry (The Operative Masons)

History of Freemasonry (Operative to Speculative)

The History of the Two Pillars

The Holy Bible

How Shall I Honor Masonry

The Hours of Masonry

The Hull that Conceals the Kernel

 

I'd Rather Watch A Winner!

I Resign

Installation at the Celestial Lodge Above

The Internet Mason Charge

The Irish Connection

 

The Jesus Connection - Part I

The Jesus Connection - Part II

The Job of Freemasonry in the Post-War World

The Journal for Research Into Freemasonry and Fraternalism

 

The Knights of the Temple

 

Landmarks and Liabilities by S. Brent Morris

The Law of Tangents

The Lessons of the Three Great Lights

Lest We Forget

Like a Maiden

Lodge Number One, The North Pole

The Lodge Where I Belong

Louis Goaziou, A Leading Founder of North American Co-Masonry

 

Many Fraternal Groups Grew From Masonic Seed  (Part 1 -- 1730-1860)

Many Fraternal Groups Grew From Masonic Seed  (Part 2 -- 1860-1920)

Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss

Masonic Ballot Reform

The Masonic Blue Slipper

Masonic Education - A Subject Too Often Overlooked

Masonic Etiquette - Part One

Masonic Etiquette - Part Two

Masonic Expression Has Many Forms

Masonic Clothing

Masonic Cornerstone Laying in Washington State - 1982

The Masonic Funeral

Masonic Geometry

Masonic Organ Donor

Masonic Portraits by Artist Boris Rasin

The Masonic Ring

The Masonic Society - Channeling Masonic Thought

The Masonic Society - Epilogue

The Masonic Way of Living

Masonic Memory Techniques

Masonic Mottoes

Masonic Ritual of a Lodge of Sorrow

Masonry is --- Venerable

Mason Work

Masonry Founded in Nature

The Master Builder - A Poem

The Master Mason

The Meaning of Masonry

The Meaning of Masonic Obligations

The Meaning of Masonry by a Long Time Aging Brother

The Meaning of Masonry by Albert Pike

The Measure of a Man

The Model Master

More Lessons the Church can Teach Masonry

Moses Dickson and The Knights of Liberty

The Mother Lodge

The Mystical Basis of Masonry

Mysteries of Religion and Science (Part I)

Mysteries of Religion and Science (Part II)

My Religion

 

Native American Rituals and the Influence of Freemasonry

 

Of Revolutions and Reforms

Oklahoma Masonic Indian Degree Team

Old Tiler Talks by Carl Claudy - Poor Fish

The Origin of Freemasonry

Out Of The Shadows - A Book Review

 

The Philosophy of the First Degree

Phoenixmasons - Love them anyway!

The Pillars of Jachin and Boaz

The Pipe of Tobacco  (Poem)

The Pirate Mason

The Pledge of Allegiance

A Point Within A Circle

Presentation of a Silver Goblet

Prince Hall Freemasonry

 

 

Reality and Ritual

The Real Secrets of Phoenixmasonry

Reason and Vision

The Regius Poem

The Reply to "Are you a Mason?"

Rituals and Customs of the UGLE - 1976

Reading Masons and Masons Who Do Not Read

Responding to Critics of Freemasonry

The Roman Catholic Freemason

 

The Sacred Altar

Sacred Space

Sacred Geometry; The Flower of Life

The School Of Pythagoras

Schools of Masonic Philosophy

The Secrets of Freemasonry

Seek and Ye Shall Find

Self Knowledge

The Seven Blunders of the Masonic World

The Seven Cardinal Virtues

A Short Essay about “Time” and how it is Perceived

Signs of Recognition

Silence, Symbols and Secrets of Freemasonry

Six Hundred Years of Craft Ritual

Solicitation

Soliloquy for the Master Mason Degree

Some Disturbing Reminders from the Era of the Great Schism

The Square and Compasses

The Square Shooters Plea

Stopping By The Lodge On A Rainy Evening

The Story of Hiram Abiff

Strength in Understanding

The Symbolism and Design of the Masonic Apron

Symbolism, The Hiramic Legend, and the Master's Word

Some Patron Saints of Masonry

St. John's Day

Studies in Blue Lodge Symbolism

The Substance of Fellowship

 

The Tabernacle Poem

The Teachings of Masonry are Veiled in Allegory

Ten Master Masons

Ten Reasons to Become a Mason

These Conditions

There's a World

Three Things I Know

The Three Rosettes on a Master Mason's Apron

Toleration

The Touch of the Master's Hand

True Mason Work

Tubal Cain Poem

The Twelve Tribes of Israel

Tyler's Toast

Unjustly Accused

 

Veritas

Victor Roy; A Masonic Poem

 

War Declared

What is Freemasonry?

What is Freemasonry? - 2

What is Masonry?

What Makes a Man a Mason?

What Shall Masons Read?

What Really Makes a Successful Lodge

What Would You Do As Grand Master?

Wearing of the Masonic ring!

When Father Rode the Goat

When I Raise My Son

The Word

Why Freemasonry Survives

Working Tools in Every Culture

Wisdom, Strength & Beauty

What Came We Here To Do?

World Peace Through Brotherhood

 

   

 

A Few Famous Freemasons

George Washington

John J. Robinson

Albert Pike    Albert Pike in Arkansas   Specious Albert Pike Material

Benjamin Franklin

Paul Revere

Robert Burns

Robert Morris

Andrew Jackson

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Jeremy Ladd Cross

Jacques de  Molay

Marquis de Lafayette

Joseph Warren

Simon Bolivar

Sir Walter Scott

Rev. Dr. George Oliver

 

Essays by Brother Terence Satchell

Freemasonic Fables; And Other Essays on Freemasonry from the Middle Chamber

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