Looking for the best short introduction to the world of Masonry? Mark Koltko-Rivera's Freemasonry: An Introduction may be the perfect choice.
Concise, clear and accurate, this little book artfully provides basic information about what Freemasonry is, what initiation really means, and what symbols are and how Freemasons use them. Along the way, Koltko-Rivera also sheds needed illumination upon the fallacious claims of "anti-Masons" (as critics of the fraternity are known) and the misconceptions of the Craft which are so frequently seen in popular culture (such as Dan Brown's novels).
For the current generation of American Masonic readers, this is the first primer on Freemasonry that really embraces the concept of the Masonic experience as an initiatic tradition. That is what most strikingly sets Koltko-Rivera's book apart, and what makes it particularly relevant to today's readers.
- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Tarcher; Reprint edition (1 March 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1585428531
- ISBN-13: 978-1585428533
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.4 x 18.2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 141 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 330,346 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)