CHAPTER ISCHOOLS OF MASONIC THOUGHTThe Origins of Masonry. The Authentic School. The Anthropological School. The Mystical School. The Occult School. The Knowledge of the Occultist. The Occult Records. The Sacramental Power. The Form and the Life.MoreCHAPTER ISCHOOLS OF MASONIC THOUGHTThe Origins of Masonry. The Authentic School. The Anthropological School. The Mystical School. The Occult School. The Knowledge of the Occultist. The Occult Records. The Sacramental Power. The Form and the Life.
Orthodoxy and Heresy.CHAPTER IITHE EGYPTIAN MYSTERIESThe Message of the World Teacher. The Gods of Egypt. Isis and Osiris. Animal Deities. The Practice of Embalming. Other Deities. The Brothers of Horus. Consecration. The Purpose of the Mysteries. The Degrees of the Mysteries. The Mysteries of Isis. The Preliminary Trials. The Mystery Language. The Duality of each Degree. The Inner Mysteries of Isis. The Mysteries of Serapis. The Inner Degree of Serapis.
The Mysteries of Osiris. The Legend of Osiris. The Meaning of the Story. The Inner Mysteries of Osiris. The Office of Master. The Higher Black Masonry in the Mysteries. White Masonry in the Mysteries. The Stages of the Occult Path.
The First Three Initiations. The Fourth Initiation. The Fifth Initiation and Beyond.CHAPTER IIITHE CRETAN MYSTERIESThe Unity of the Mysteries. Life in Ancient Crete. The Cretan Race. Recent Discoveries in Crete. Worship in Crete. The Throne Room. The Three Columns. Models of Shrines. TheAltar Objects. Various Symbols. The Statuettes.CHAPTER IVTHE JEWISH MYSTERIESThe Jewish Line of Descent. The Jewish Migrations. The Prophets. The Builders of K.S.T.
The Recasting of the Rituals. The Mingling of Traditions. The Transmission of the New Rites. The Essenes and the Christ. Kabbalism. The Spiritualization of the Temple. The Loss of the Divine Name.CHAPTER VTHE GREEK MYSTERIESThe Eleusinian Mysteries. The Origin of the Greek Mysteries. The Gods of Greece. The Officials. The Lesser Mysteries.
The Greater Mysteries. The Myths of the Greater Mysteries. The Magic of the Greater Mysteries. The Hidden Mysteries. The School of Pythagoras. TheThree Degrees. Other Greek Mysteries.CHAPTER VITHE MITHRAIC MYSTERIESZarathustra and Mithraism. Mithraism among the Romans. The Mithraic Rites.
The Roman Collegia. The Work of King Numa. The Colleges and the Legions. The Introduction of the Jewish Form. The Transition to the Operatives.CHAPTER VIICRAFT MASONRY IN MEDIAEVAL TIMESEvolutionary Methods. The Withdrawal of the Mysteries. The Christian Mysteries. The Repression of the Mysteries. The Crossing of Traditions. The Two Lines of Descent. The Culdees. Celtic Christianity in Britain. The Druidic Mysteries.
The Holy Grail. Heredom.CHAPTER VIIIOPERATIVE MASONRY IN THE MIDDLE AGESThe Temporary Custodians. Decline of the Collegia. The Comacini. The Comacine Lodges. Other Survivals of the Collegia. The Compagnonnage. The Stonemasons of Germany. The English Guilds. The Rise of Gothic Architecture. The Old Charges.CHAPTER IXTHE TRANSITION FROM OPERATIVE TO SPECULATIVEThe Reformation. The Reappearance of Speculative Masonry. The First Minutes.
Scottish Minutes. English Minutes. Irish Minutes. The Grand Lodge of England. The Recomposition of the Rituals. Two and Three Degrees. Opposition. The Succession of L.M.s. The Grand Lodges of York, Ireland and Scotland. The “Ancients”. The Holy Royal Arch. The United Grand Lodge.