Morals & Dogma of Freemasonry (1920)

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Morals & Dogma of Freemasonry (1920)

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Title: Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
Author: Albert Pike
Publisher: THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF THE SOUTHERN JURISDICTION, A. A. S. R., U. S. A., 1920.
Condition: Hardcover, red-brown canvas. In very good conditi

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Title: Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
Author: Albert Pike
Publisher: THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF THE SOUTHERN JURISDICTION, A. A. S. R., U. S. A., 1920.
Condition: Hardcover, red-brown canvas. In very good condition: tightly bound and bright. Big and heavy book!

About the book (from wikipedia)

Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, or simply Morals and Dogma, is a book of esoteric philosophy published by the Supreme Council, Thirty Third Degree, of the Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction of the United States. It was compiled by Albert Pike, was first published in 1872 and was regularly reprinted thereafter until 1969.

Morals and 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. The lectures provided a backdrop for the degrees by giving lessons in comparative religion, history and philosophy”.

The original printing had 861 pages of text, while a 218-page Digest-Index was added by Trevanion W. Hugo, 33°, G∴C∴, in 1909. Its thirty-two chapters discuss the philosophical symbolism of a degree of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in extensive detail. In Pike’s original Preface, he noted:

“     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. Perhaps it would have been better and more acceptable if he had extracted more and written less.     ”

He continued:
“     Everyone is entirely free to reject and dissent from whatsoever herein may seem to him to be untrue or unsound.     ”

Though it discusses the minutiae of Masonic ritual at length, it is written so as not to reveal the Masonic secrets. Ritual motions and objects are named and elaborated upon, but not described. 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.

Contents

Title Page
Preface

I. Apprentice
II. The Fellow-Craft
III. The Master
IV. Secret Master
V. Perfect Master
IV. Intimate Secretary
VII. Provost and Judge
VIII. Intendant of the Building
IX. Elect of the Nine
X. Illustrious Elect of the Fifteen
XI. Sublime Elect of the Twelve, or Prince Ameth
XII. Grand Master Architect
XIII. Royal Arch of Solomon
XIV. Grand Elect, Perfect, and Sublime Mason

Chapter of Rose Croix

XV. Knight of the East or of the Sword
XVI. Prince of Jerusalem
XVII. Knight of the East and West
XVIII. Knight Rose Croix

Council of Kadosh

XIX. Grand Pontiff
XX. Grand Master of All Symbolic Lodges
XXI. Noachite, or Prussian Knight
XXII. Knight of the Royal Axe, or Prince of Libanus
XXIII. Chief of the Tabernacle
XXIV. Prince of the Tabernacle
XXV. Knight of the Brazen Serpent
XXVI. Prince of Mercy, or Scottish Trinitarian
XXVII. Knight Commander of the Temple
XXVIII. Knight of the Sun, or Prince Adept
XXIX. Grand Scottish Knight of St. Andrew
XXX. Knight Kadosh

Consistory

XXI. Grand Inspector Inquisitor Commander
XXXII. Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret