Freemasonry is the world's most famous and successful fraternity. With millions of members spread right across the globe, the organization is as well known for its veil of secrecy as for its impressive roster of historical members.
'The Brotherhood' takes a fascinating look inside this enigmatic institution and the trials facing the ancient order as it approaches the challenges of the twenty-first century. With a detailed examination of the visible structure of international Freemasonry and the myths and legends that surround it, the book examines the true meaning of Freemasonry - its mythological and real history, its social context, and the symbolism and philosophy that illuminate every aspect of the Craft. Tracking the traditions, symbolism, relics and rituals from the Knights Templars to today's Freemasons who pledge to abide to the time-honoured tenets of morality, charity and loyalty, 'The Brotherhood' reveals the true purposes of this ancient secret society.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 12 / 2009