Completed over 50 years in Masonry. Have been a member of 5 Craft lodges in UK and South Africa. I am a Past Master of three of those lodges as well as having been a member of various other masonic orders. Before retiring I worked in the printing and publishing industry for most of my working life. I spent 25 years in South Africa, returning to the UK in 1997. I now live in Fort William in the NW Highlands of Scotland. I started Temple-Arch Publishers as a hobby after retiring, I publish out-of-print masonic books as well as writing and publishing some of my own material.
Published: March 28, 2013 by
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When William Harvey first published his Complete Manual of Freemasonry (Ritual) in 1917 there were few printed rituals available, and many lodges have since adopted it. He also wrote many lectures on Freemasonry, now out of print. This e-book is published with the intention of making his works readily available.
Published: November 6, 2012 by
Essay » Sociology
A series of six lectures on Freemasonry given by Bro John Ellis when he was the Master of the St Mary's Caledonian Operative Lodge, Inverness in 1885. Many of Bro Ellis's views are relevant still today, but the lectures also give an insight into what the current thinking was in that period of our history.
In recent years there have been many books
written on the part that the Order of the Temple
(Knights Templar) may have played in the
founding of Freemasonry.
Some of these books have been fanciful in the
extreme, others have put forward some reasonable
arguments. This book does not dispute any of those arguments, but puts forward the facts as they are known in the written record.
Rosslyn Chapel has become the scene for many theories regarding the Knights Templar and Freemasonry. This book is a short guide to Rosslyn and sets out to dispel some of the myths that have been built up over the years.