Turning the Hiram Key has ratings and 9 reviews. Bill said: Robert Lomas is the co-author of several previous works on the subject of Freemasonry inc. The Hiram Key: Pharaohs, Freemasonry, and the Discovery of the Secret Scrolls of Jesus, is a . Similarly, Jesus’ turning water into wine merely meant elevating people to a higher status within the framework of the sect. The authors believe. Buy Turning the Hiram Key: Making Darkness Visible 2 by Robert Lomas (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free.
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It is as open to the scientist as it is to the religious mystic.
What do Masons gain from working the rituals? For those tudning might, one day, decide they want to be Masons, hold off on this book. The Jewish Study Bible suggests that the word “father” is an honorific title applied to a skilled craftsman.
Martin convinced me that the Craft was ready for a serious book about its turnig aspects. The book is more an examination of historical references rather than an examination of religion.
WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. The technique requires the reader to accept a basic premise, and then proceeds in a logical order; requiring the reader to weigh the merit of each step on the way to a conclusion. Freemasonry is a western spiritual tradition whose time has come. Chris Osborn rated it really liked it Jan 11, During my research for this book I discovered that the symbolic spiritual path, that is the purpose of Freemasonry, is also found on the oldest Masonic document.
Quatuor Coronati Lodge No the principal Lodge of Masonic research under the United Grand Lodge of Englandhas criticised the book as Pseudohistory and some Masonic libraries categorise the volume as fiction.
Turning the Hiram Key 3. A more scholarly and also more personal book than The Hiram Keyrecommended for masons worldwide although the specific rituals may very slightly from country to country. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.
A lecturer at Bradford University with degrees in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Physics, Lomas discusses the first three degrees and the effects they have on the initiate. Knight and Lomas are not professional historians nor have they any qualifications in history or research, and hidam case is open to the criticism that they accept references that fit their theory and reject those that conflict with it.
The less you know, the more impressive the ceremonies will be. What is needed is to show a meaning in some unmistakable form, and the, when various people have identified it in their own minds and recognized it eky worth naming, to give it a name.
And that it is totally free of the superstition, political overtones and dogma which surround most religions. Order your copy now!
The personal account of the author’s initiation is worth reading. If the initial premise, and each of the steps in logic towards the conclusion have ,ey, the conclusion can represent a legitimate, possible explanation. Michelle rated it it was amazing Jul 18, Freemasonry can do this in an environment free of superstitious prejudice. All content including images is copyright Robert Lomas, Rachel rated it really liked it Jul 24, Chris rated it really liked it Nov 24, The specific requirements or preferences turing your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.
Colin Wilson Foreword hiran. The well kept secret of Freemasonry is that it is a tolerant path of spiritual improvement. Can anybody benefit from the spiritual teachings of the Craft? The E-mail message field is required. This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat Are Masonic rituals simple moral plays designed to encourage to behave well?
The texts of these scrolls are believed by the authors to have been written by ancestors of the same Qumran community of the Judaean hills that found them. Published September 1st by Fair Winds Press first published What is the purpose of Freemasonry?
Knight and Lomax claim to have analysed their sources rigorously, including the Old Testament and New Testament of the Bibleancient Jewish texts, the Dead Sea Scrollsthe Gnostic Gospelsand Masonic rituals to support their conclusions.
Differences of race and language have not stopped its world-wide spread. The book is divided into three distinct parts: That is the personal impact its ceremonial rites have on those who take part in them.
All in all there have been over sixty accounts of Masonic ritual but they all have one thing in common. Are they meaningless formalities? Please thr whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours.
Please enter your name. They decided that the story of Hiram Abiff was actually based on the initiation ceremonies of the ancient kings of Egypt.