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Aiming to solve the last secrets of Freemasonry, this book uncovers the mysterious words, symbols and rituals whose meanings have been lost for centuries. Born in blood: the lost secrets offreemasonry / John J. Robinson. p. em. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN 1. Freemasons-History. 2. John J. Robinson (c) was an American author, best known as the author of Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry, He is also credited as .

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To ask other readers questions about Born in Bloodplease sign up. This is a very interesting bonr. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. It has also been reviewed by many Masonic research publications, Masonic magazines, and websites.

The book gives insight in the Knights Templar and Freemasonry, and it reveals some of the Masonic initiation rituals. Instead of the hyped-up conspiracy-theory potboiler I’d expected, Robinson presents a series of historical, religious, and linguistic data which strongly support the hypothesis that Freemasons emerged not from the Stone Masons guilds of the Middle Ages, but as a secret mutual protection society in the aftermath of the bloody destruction of the Knights Templar.

Toward the end of the book, Robinson demolishes the anti-Masonic arguments made by Stephen Knight in the book “The Brotherhood.

I highly recommend this book to any Freemason who is interested in understanding our history and practices. True story of murder, disaster, heroism and survival at a US military base. Overall a great read and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the topics of either the Templars or the Freemasons.


Think you know history? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Be the first to discover new talent! Through the middle sections, the author delves into the etymology of particular Masonic ritual and other minutiae; frankly I had a hard time getting through this part.

BORN IN BLOOD: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry by John J. Robinson | Kirkus Reviews

I can’t imagine a better book to understand the beginnings of Freemasonry. Born in Blood must be one of the most well researched book on Freemasonry that I have ever read. The Portugal king and the Spanish King did not persecute the Templars. What sort of members would have been capable of organizing rfeemasonry national uprisings as the supposedly spontaneous Peasants’ Rebellion of at a time when clandestine communication and travel between cities was next to impossible?

Though it is non-fiction, historical research material, the author is adept at weaving an amazing and simultaneously convincing story of matching connections through research, intuition and serendipity. He delves into a lot of the old records not just of Freemasons’ lodges but also of those of medieval stonemasons, the Knights Templar, a lot ih fascinating medieval history, as well as more modern history, tying together things so that I can understand the interrelationships between and among them.

His Bio and Books”. Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. My only complaint is that, while presenting an interesting and logical argument, he presents no hard evidence to support his conjectures.


The Philosophy of King Solomon: Robinson tells us that he didn’t start out to investigate the roots of Sectets, but that various unanswered questions in the historical record, specifically those around the unexplained disappearances of some Templars, and the never-explained “Great Society” involved in the Peasants Revolt in England in Centuries later, inFreemasonry made itself known to the world.

Especially enjoyable if you like breathlessly related gossip, but only about prominent historical figures, or are curious about what people did in a. But where had this powerful organization come from?

Robinson has effectively disproved this. Robinson’s first work, Born in Bloodpublished in[nb 1] traced the connections of the Knights Templar and the Freemasons. It is intelligent and thorough, as well as very readable. I will say that the final gorn was well done.

Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry

John Robinson details how the rituals and symbols of Freemasonry originate in the period of time between when sfcrets Templars were outlawed, and when Freemasonry came out in the open.

A Simple Guide to Books by John J. He moves to suggest that there existed a connection between the post-Templar society of the Peasant War and the pre-Grand Lodge traditions of Freemasonry.

Freemasonry came from somewhere, and it wasn’t the construction trades.