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Turn The Key
We see it in books, in movies, in documentaries and even on the 1$-bill. We hear references in Jazz and Classical Music, now there is Popmusic inspired by the rich tradition of Freemasonry. With the conceptalbum The Temple of Humanity by Freestone, Freemasonry is entering Popular Music for the first time. What is Freemasonry, what is its purpose, what are freemasons up to in their lodges, do the United States of America have Masonic roots and what is the meaning of the all-seeing eye?
The Temple of Humanity doesn’t directly give answers, but provides a discovery through symbols and rituals of the mystical tradition of Freemasonry. References can be found in music, lyrics and artwork. No conspiracy theories or unnecessary secrecy, but an authentic story based upon personal experience. With twelve powerful songs the album proves that Freemasonry is alive and is moving forward.
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Children of the Widow
The album is composed and produced by someone who is initiated, both in Freemasonry as well as in music. In co-operation with experienced musicians, The Temple of Humanity is a professional produced authentic and unique album. The packaging and booklet contain fascinating art and artists from different countries (of whom a few are masons themselves) have contributed their work. Music and artwork are contemporary and the album shows that in the popcommunity and in the changing music industry, there is still place for something new. Discover the mystery and listen to The Temple of Humanity.
The Temple of Humanity by musician and composer Harm Timmerman of the band Freestone, a Brother Freemason from Leeuwarden in The Netherlands. The CD is self-described as “The “Music of Freemasonry” and certainly delivers a listener to a meditative state.
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Morals & Dogma
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 written by Albert Pike and first published in 1872. There have been several subsequent editions. While now out of print, copies are still widely available.
The book is composed of Pike’s ruminations and essays on the Degrees of the Scottish Rite, from the 1st to the 32nd. It is intended as a guidebook for people entering the Scottish Rite, and explains Pike’s understanding of the symbolism and allegory in the degrees he wrote. However, it is a truly imposing tome. There are 861 pages of text and a 218 page index; the book itself is over two inches thick. There are thirty-two chapters, each discussing the philosophical symbolism of a degree of Freemasonry in extensive detail. 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.