MORALS and DOGMA by ALBERT PIKE. Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, prepared for the. Supreme Council of. l sources, a Compendium of the Morals and Dogma of the Rite, to re-_mould sentences, change and add tc words and phrases, com- bine them with his own, . Morals and Dogma, by Albert Pike, , full text etext at
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Pike states right off that half of the alnert is copied from other works. Whether you just browse these pages or study it from one end to the other, this is a must-read book for anyone looking for long-lost knowledge.
Although Morals and Dogma is an esoteric book, it was not a secret one; Pike’s original preface was clear that any Mason could own the book, but only Scottish Rite Masons would be encouraged to own one.
These common traits and symbols in all religions are explained in detail, beginning with the Orphic Egg or Cosmic Egg, and then moving towards ancient Egyptian, Phoenician, Buddhist, and Hindu texts, and the Abrahamic religions.
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This page was last edited on 19 Octoberat Part of a series on Freemasonry Overview. An upgraded official reprint was released inwith the benefit of annotations by Arturo de Hoyos, the Scottish Rite’s Grand Archivist and Alebrt Historian. Everyone is entirely free to mpral and dissent from whatsoever herein may seem to him to be untrue or unsound. The text is reprinted in full, ;ajk about scholarly notes on difficult passages, touching on historical, religious, and philosophical issues.
Part of a series on. Masonic lectures are standard oral presentations given during initiation to a new degree. It is koral that nothing in the book is meant to reveal any of the secrets to freemasonry but to simply hint or shed light.
Ritual motions and objects are named and elaborated upon, but not described. Perhaps it would have been better and more acceptable if he had extracted more and written less.
Retrieved from ” https: Untilthis book was given to every Mason completing the 14th degree in the Southern jurisdiction of the US Scottish Rite Freemasons. Morals mora, Dogma has been described as “a collection of thirty-two essays which provide a philosophical rationale for the degrees of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite.
All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from August Articles with Project Gutenberg links. The lectures provided a backdrop doga the degrees by giving lessons in comparative religion, history and philosophy”.
Morals and Dogma
An emphasis on religious and cultural tolerance is shown throughout the work, emphasizing that the root of all religion was the same. In preparing this work, the Grand Commander has been about equally Author and Compiler; since he has extracted quite half of its contents from the works of the best writers and most philosophic or eloquent thinkers.
Though it discusses the minutiae of Masonic ritual at length, it is written so as not to reveal the Masonic secrets. They do not present details of the rituals, gestures, regalia, etc. That said, Morals and Dogma is a huge, rambling treasure-house of esoteric data, particularly on the Kabalah and ancient Mystery religions.
After the copyright of Morals and Dogma was not renewed; and, like many out-of-copyright works, it was reprinted many times by various publishers. Morals and Dogma by Albert Pike . Its thirty-two chapters discuss the philosophical symbolism of a degree of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in extensive detail. A copy of Morals and Dogma was given to every new member of the Southern Jurisdiction from the early s until although some local Scottish Rite bodies offered copies through the midswhen it was deemed “too advanced to be helpful to the new Scottish Rite member.
There are also lapses of fact and logic. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Masonic books books. Views Read Edit View history. The new edition is augmented by subject headings, and illustrations from the original books Pike used, new paragraph numbers, and corrections based upon original texts.