Sunday, 16 January 2011

Selected photos from The Transformation of Freemasonry

This is a photo of the Egyptian Suite in the Masonic Hall at Hope Street, Liverpool. It is a Chapter Room which reveals the imagery associated with the Royal Arch Ritual. The photo features in my book The Transformation of Freemasonry, and will be available as a colour photo in the hard back special edition of the book which is published later this month, which will have colour plates as opposed to the black and white photos available in the current soft back edition.
The book discusses how Masonic Hall's became popular with lodges during the later half of the nineteenth century, and also discusses how the Royal Arch ritual developed - a ritual which was considered as a fourth degree by the 'Antient's' Grand Lodge and by the Liverpool Masonic Rebels and the Wigan Grand Lodge.
I will be posting information on the special edition soon, which is also being sold as a unique limited edition package with the first edition of my first book 'The Genesis of Freemasonry'. For information on the current edition which is currently at No.2 on the US Arima chart, check out the link for Arima Publishing:

1 comment:

  1. Fiat Lux? Tell me more.......
    I once tried to get a copy of this manuscript, to no avail.
    BC Smith
    5th. Gen - Michigan