Monday, 17 October 2011

New article by Dr David Harrison in Ashlar Magazine

There is a new article by Dr. David Harrison in the new edition of Ashlar Magazine (No. 44). The article, inspired by the author's latest book The Transformation of Freemasonry looks at the Victorian Astronomer and Occultist Lord Lindsay. Lindsay split his time between his Balcarres estate in Scotland and Haigh Hall in Wigan, where he founded his own lodge in 1870, called the Lindsay Lodge. Check out the link for a copy of the Ashlar, which is Scotland's foremost Masonic magazine:

Saturday, 15 October 2011

New article in Freemasonry Today by David Harrison

Freemasonry Today - the official Grand Lodge of England magazine features a new article by David Harrison tracing the history of the Authors' Lodge, a lodge based in London which has just celebrated its centenary. Rudyard Kipling was an honorary member and when the lodge was consecrated, letters of goodwill were received by renowned Freemasons and writers such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Jerome K. Jerome. The article can be see via the Freemasonry Today website:

Sunday, 9 October 2011

New reviews at Goodreads

The Transformation of FreemasonryThe Transformation of Freemasonry by David Harrison

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Transformation of Freemasonry is a worthy follow on from Harrison's first book The Genesis of Freemasonry. It continues the Masonic historical journey and looks at how Freemasonry developed in the 19th century, discussing Masonic rebellions, Victorian writers and occultists who were Masons, and various Freemasons' involvement in slavery. Like his first work, this book is done in an academic aproach with everything referenced and primary sources used, but it's easy to read and understand. An excellent work and if you have read his first book, then this is a must to complete Harrison's fascinating journey through English Masonic history.

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