MORALS and DOGMA by ALBERT PIKE. Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, prepared for the. Supreme Council of. l sources, a Compendium of the Morals and Dogma of the Rite, to re-_mould sentences, change and add tc words and phrases, com- bine them with his own, . Morals and Dogma, by Albert Pike, , full text etext at
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An emphasis on religious and cultural tolerance is shown throughout the work, emphasizing that the root of all religion was dkgma same.
Though it discusses the minutiae of Masonic ritual at length, it is written so as not to reveal the Masonic secrets.
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That said, Morals and Dogma is a huge, rambling treasure-house of esoteric data, particularly on the Kabalah and ancient Mystery religions. Retrieved from ” https: Morals and Dogma by Albert Pike . A copy of Morals and Dogma was given to every new member of the Southern Jurisdiction from the early s until although some local Scottish Rite bodies offered copies through the midswhen it was deemed “too advanced to be helpful to the new Scottish Rite member.
Its thirty-two chapters discuss the philosophical symbolism of a degree of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in extensive detail.
In preparing this work, the Grand Commander has been about equally Author and Compiler; since he has extracted quite half of its contents from the works of the best writers and most philosophic or eloquent thinkers.
After the copyright of Morals and Dogma was not renewed; and, like many out-of-copyright works, it was reprinted many times by various publishers. Lectures provide background material for initiates and the discuss duties of the degree in general terms. The text is reprinted in full, with about scholarly notes on difficult passages, touching on historical, religious, and philosophical issues.
Untilthis book was given to every Mason completing the 14th degree in the Southern jurisdiction of the US Scottish Rite Freemasons. The new edition is augmented by dogmw headings, and illustrations from the original books Pike used, new paragraph numbers, and corrections based upon original texts.
There are also lapses of fact and logic. It was compiled by Albert Pikewas first published in and was regularly reprinted thereafter until Perhaps it would have been better and more acceptable if he had extracted more and written less. In alnert allocution ofPike’s successor, Grand Commander John Albetr Cowles, noted that some Masonic publications had used large extracts from the text, which practice he sought to curtail by adding the following words to the title page: Pike states right off that half of the text is copied from other works.
Morals and Dogma
They do not present details of the rituals, gestures, regalia, etc. It is stated that nothing in the book is meant to reveal any of the secrets to freemasonry but to simply hint or shed light.
With the release of the authorized edition of albsrt, Morals and Dogma is once more being given to new Scottish Rite Masons in the Southern Jurisdiction, and all restrictions on sales to the general public have been pakj.
Morals and Dogma has been described as “a collection of thirty-two essays which provide a philosophical rationale for the degrees of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Masonic lectures are standard oral presentations given during initiation to a new degree. Ritual motions and objects are named and elaborated upon, but not described. So it would be a mistake to use this work as an authoritative source without additional research and critical thinking.
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Part of a series on. This etext uses Unicode extensively, particularly for Greek and Hebrew, and your browser needs to be Unicode compliant to view it properly. Masonic books books. An upgraded official reprint was released inwith the benefit of annotations by Arturo de Hoyos, the Scottish Rite’s Grand Archivist and Grand Historian. Whether you just browse these pages or study it from one end to the other, this is a must-read book for anyone looking for long-lost knowledge.
Everyone is entirely free to reject and dissent from whatsoever herein may seem to him to be untrue or unsound. All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from August Articles with Project Gutenberg links. Part of a series on Freemasonry Overview. Unfortunately none of wlbert quotes are properly cited, and in most cases it is only a shift in style which allows us to identify a quote.
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