1. American Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building Communities

American Freemasons is the perfect introduction to understanding our a society that, while shrouded in mystery, has played an integral role in the lives and communities of millions of Americans.

2. Born In Blood - Robinson

Unlike most of its five million members, including many world leaders, who believe that the Freemasons, the world's largest fraternal organization, evolved from the guilds of medieval stonemasons, historian Robinson persuasively links Freemasonry's origins and goals to the once powerful and wealthy Knights Templar order. Banned and persecuted by a 14th-century papal bull, he claims, the Knights were forced to form an underground society.

3. Detroit's Masonic Temple - Alex Lundberg and Greg

The largest Masonic Temple in the world, Detroit’s Masonic Temple is a monumental structure with a rich and colorful history.


4. A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry - MaCoy

Here is a remarkable history, encyclopedia and symbolic dictionary of Freemasonry all in one convenient volume and attractively illustrated with 300 nineteenth-century engravings.

5. Freemasonry A Journey Through Ritual and Symbol - MacNulty

If you are a Freemason, or are even remotely interested in the subject, you should own this book....if, for no other reason than the fact that this book contains many, many full-color, full-page pictures & other graphics, such as Craft Symbolism, the "Tools" of the Craft, Trestle Boards, etc. This book also contains an overview of Freemasonry, including some of the esoteric aspects of The Craft--even mentioning the Hermetic axiom: "As Above, So Below."

6. Freemasons for Dummies - Christopher Hodapp

The book profiles famous Freemasons throughout history including many of America's Founding Fathers as well as prominent politicians and business leaders offers a balanced assessment of the many controversies and conspiracy theories that continue to swirl around Freemasonry. For anyone who wants an evenhanded overview of Freemasonry's past, present, and future, this guide is the key.

7. The Builders - Newton

Masonry, which had started as an underground association of building trade workers, evolved into a fraternal group which included both members of the English royal family and American revolutionaries. Despite his rational stance, Newton is rhapsodic about the progressive influence of the Masonic movement and philosophy, both for individuals seeking 'the lost word', and for society as a whole. Newton claims that the world has benefited greatly because of the Masonic ideals of liberty, fraternity and equality. The Builders tells the Masonic side of this story.


8. The Secret Architecture of Our Nation's Capital - Ovason

This book, the result of a decade of thought and research, establishes the plausibility of Ovason's theory. However, the volume A a labyrinthine, illustrated tomeAalso contains a good deal of wild speculation. Ovason posits, for example, that the "earthly triangle" formed by Capitol/White House/Washington Monument mirrors a triangle of stars in the constellation Virgo, an astrological sign important to the Masons. This, he contends, proves that Masons secretly consecrated the nation's capital to the celestial Virgo. It's an interesting, if dubious, suggestion Abut Ovason never establishes the significance of the link between the capital and the occult.


9. House Undivided - Roberts

House Undivided - The Story of Freemasonry and the Civil War. This book is by Allen Roberts and was published in 1976 by Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co.   It has 356 pages and explains the Masonic role in the Civil War.  The brotherhood was confronted with a difficult conflict when the Civil War broke out in 1861.  Freemasons, both northern and southern, were forced to choose a side and go against the very foundation of the society of Freemasonry.   Despite all their differences, Masons continued to practice their principles of brotherly love and good will on the battlefield, thus proving that the men who joined under the order would not, under any circumstances, sever their bonds of Masonic unity.  Here is their story told by the famous Masonic author Bro. Allen E. Roberts.

10. The Craft and Its Symbols - Roberts

This book does an excellent job explaining some of those rather obscure symbols that you may have happened across. From the EA thru MM, the high points are covered without giving too much away.

11. The complete Idiot's Guide to Freemasonry - S. Brent Morris, Ph.D

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Freemasonry is well-written and easy to read, being easily read from cover to cover within a single day. While one may certainly choose to read the book from cover to cover (I did), it is also a book that serves as a useful reference of Masonic facts and trivia, history and practice. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Freemasonry also has fun and interesting bits of trivia and Masonic facts that give one a bit more insight into different parts of the Craft.

12. Solomon's Builders: Freemasons, Founding Fathers and the Secrets of Washington D.C. - by Christopher Hodapp

Solomon's Builders transports the reader back to the birth of a radical new nation and tells how a secretive society influenced and inspired the formation of what would become the most powerful nation on earth. A history that reads like a thriller, it follows George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and the other Founding Fathers who transformed the lessons of their Masonic lodge rooms into models for a new democracy. In the process, it pieces together the still-visible clues of the Freemasons as it uncovers the mystical Masonic symbolism hidden in the design of the city and in its monuments, statues and buildings. From "all-seeing eyes," pentagrams, and Egyptian-inspired obelisks to the imposing and mysterious Masonic temples of the "Widow's Sons," Solomon's Builders guides readers on a Freemason's tour of Washington, D.C. as it separates fact from myth and reveals the background of the sequel to The Da Vinci Code.

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Crown of Serpents – Michael Karpovage. Modern mystery/thriller that focuses on Native American lore with Masonic themes, written by a Master Mason. ISBN-13: 978-0615281100

The Lost Symbol – Dan Brown. A real page turner, this history-laced modern thriller featuring protagonist Robert Langdon from “The DaVinci Code” takes a fast-paced ride through Washington, D.C., and Freemasonry, discussing many Masonic tenants and even visiting key national landmarks. Of course, some fictional license is used throughout. ISBN-13: 978-0307950680

Knights of the Black & White – Jack Whyte. This thick novel is the first in a series by an author known for his numerous Arthurian-period books. It is an entertaining look at the formation of the Knights Templar, humanizing their struggles and exploring their initiation and motives. ISBN-13: 978-0515143331

Standard of Honor – Jack Whyte. Next in the trilogy, Standard of Honor moves on to Richard the Lionhearted’s crusade, complete with an emphasis on battle. ISBN-13: 978-0515145076

The Secret Message of Jules Verne: Decoding His Masonic, Rosicrucian, and Occult Writings – Michel Lamy. A great companion book for those who love Verne’s works and wish to see them in a new light. ISBN-13: 978-1594771613

Deciphering “The Lost Symbol” - Christopher Hodapp. An insightful, and even fun, companion to Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol,” setting the record straight on many plot points and details related to Freemasonry. ISBN-13: 978-1569757734



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