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'This book gives us a thorough and sound view of how Freemasonry transformed itself, adapted and greatly influenced social history in the 18th and 19th centuries.'
Fred Lomax, writer and Masonic historian, The Square
'An excellent read and a worthy follow on from Harrison's first book The Genesis of Freemasonry.'
Mike Chapple, reviewer and writer, formerly of The Daily Post
'David has set about trying to paint a picture of Freemasonry in the first half of the nineteenth century, and chose to do so not at Grand and formal level but at a lodge and individual brother level.'
John Belton, writer and Masonic historian
The book is avalable on Amazon at a discount price:
Thursday, 4 November 2010
'Dr. Harrison's work represents an important scholarly contribution to the study of the Masonic fraternity's many philosophical, educational and scientific influences, particularly as they have affected the development of the modern world.'
Shawn Eyer, Editor, Philalethes: The Journal of Masonic Research and Letters
'Although the history of Freemasonry is "to a great extent obscure", Dr. David Harrison has produced a detailed historical work which might well be used as a reference for the serious student of Masonic history during the two hundred years after the formation of the first Grand Lodge. From the makeup of its membership to the "revolt" which occurred after the United Grand Lodge was formed, this book is a wealth of difficult to obtain information!'
John L. Palmer, Managing Editor, Knight Templar magazine
'Dr. David Harrison has produced a deeply researched and thoroughly engrossing follow-up to 'The Genesis of Freemasonry' which gives an insight into the changes that Freemasonry underwent in nineteenth century England. Amongst its many accomplishments, the book demonstrates that in an ever-changing society, certain charismatic and energetic individuals were able to save their lodges from near-extinction. This will resonate with many modern Masons, and is something that modern Freemasonry can take heart from.'
Kenneth C. Jack, Writer: - 'The Ashlar', 'Masonic Magazine', 'Scottish Rite Journal'.
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
Here is the online link to the feature in the Daily Post:
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Reviews for The Genesis of Freemasonry
'a well crafted work, a stimulating book, well researched...it is a book that provokes thought...' AQC
'this book really does give you all the answers...' Masonic Art Exchange
'A considerable amount of good information is to be found in this book, in depth and fair analysis...an easy book to recommend' The Northern Light
'A fascinating book...The Genesis of Freemasonry is an invaluable resource for future historians...Harrison demonstrates that the reality about Freemasonry is even more compelling than the myths...' Paranormal Magazine
'sound and solid, thorough in its research and its enquiry...' Fortean Times
'a valuable tool for the Masonic researcher...' Knight Templar Magazine
‘An excellent read’ Daily Post
‘I can commend its purchase to any curious and enquiring reader’ The Square Magazine
‘Dr Harrison is a workman of proven skill in the craft of roughing primary and secondary sources into a smooth thesis’ PIETRE-STONES
The book can be purchased from all good book outlets or direct from http://www.lewismasonic.com/
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Recent Magazines which feature articles and reviews on the critically acclaimed book
'The Genesis of Freemasonry'
'Magic Masons' - an article discussing the book 'The Genesis of Freemasonry' by the author - supported by an excellent review of the book features in January's issue of the UK based 'Paranormal Magazine'.
A new article on the book 'The Genesis of Freemasonry' by David Harrison appears in this months issue of the renowned US based 'History Magazine' - it presents some of the themes from the book; ritual change and the search for Solomon's Temple, and mentions some of the prominent early Freemasons such as Elias Ashmole, Sir Christopher Wren and Dr Jean Theophilus Desaguliers - whets the appetite for the book nicely.
'Freemasonry's Secret Science' a new article in relation to the book by David Harrison in the excellent new special issue of the Australian based 'New Dawn Magazine' - out this month.
Thursday, 7 January 2010
Review from Knights Templar magazine: http://knightstemplar.org/KnightTemplar/
Review from the American based Trestleboard online magazine: http://www.york563.org/Trestleboards/2009/September2009.pdf