Michael R. Poll (1954 - present) is the owner of Cornerstone Book Publishers. He is a Fellow and Past President of The Masonic Society, a Fellow of the Philalethes Society and Fellow of the Maine Lodge of Research.
A New York Times Bestselling writer and publisher, he is a prolific writer, editor and publisher of Masonic and esoteric books, having published over 200 titles. As time permits, he travels and speaks on the history of Freemasonry, with a particular focus on the early history of the Scottish Rite.
He lives in New Orleans, LA with his author wife, Evelyn Klebert, and two sons.
One of the most respected Masonic officer's handbooks has been revised for the 21st century Freemason. The various stations of the lodge are examined and practical suggestions are offered to help each officer best perform his duties. This revised and updated edition has been expanded to include a new section for the various lodge committees. This is an indispensable tool for all Lodge officers.
New York Times bestselling writer and Masonic historian, Michael R. Poll gives us a wonderful collection of some of his best Masonic papers and lectures. From rethinking long held beliefs regarding the early development of the Scottish Rite to the general philosophy and needs of today's Freemasonry, this book provides education, enlightenment and enjoyment.
Albert Mackey, George Oliver, R. I. Clegg, Joseph Fort Newton and President William Howard Taft are just a few of the Masonic giants who give us thirty-seven classic Masonic papers from the late 1800's to the early 1900's. Masonic symbolism, philosophy, history and more are presented in this highly educational and enjoyable collection. Edited by Michael R. Poll.
Symbolism is the language of Freemasonry. But what is symbolism? Why does Masonry use it? Who else has used symbolism? Some of the great minds in Masonic history (Albert Mackey, Joseph Fort Newton, Oliver Day Street, H. L. Haywood and more) answer these and other questions concerning the Masonic method of teaching as well as explain the symbolism of the Masonic degrees.
A Masonic education from the first page to last. Includes: "The Meaning of Initiation" by Frank C. Higgins; "Operative Masonry: Early Days in the Masonic Era" by Robert I. Clegg; "Masonic Jurisprudence" by Roscoe Pound; "Freemasons in the American Revolution" by Charles S. Lobingier; "A Bird's-Eye View of Masonic History" by H.L. Haywood; "Women and Freemasonry" by Dudley Wright and more.