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The Symbolism Of Freemasonry

By: Albert G. Mackey
Published By: Double9 Books
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Albert G. Mackey, a well-known Freemason and expert on Masonic history and philosophy, wrote the book "The Symbolism of Freemasonry". The book explores the deeper meanings behind Freemasonry's symbols and rituals by delving into its symbolic vocabulary and practices. The goal of Mackey's book is to offer a thorough grasp of the symbols used by Freemasonry while illuminating its occult doctrines and philosophical ideas. He investigates the roots of Masonic symbolism, relying on historical precedents, scriptural allusions, and ancient sources. The vast variety of subjects covered in "The Symbolism of Freemasonry" include the symbolism of the lodge, the symbolism of the instruments and utensils used in Masonic rituals, and the symbolic significance of built environments. Additionally, Mackey explores the symbolic meaning of symbols used in Freemasonry, such as numerals, colors, and gestures. For Freemasons who want to learn more about the symbolic elements of their craft, the book is an invaluable resource. In order to assist Masons relate diverse symbols to their moral, ethical, and spiritual teachings, it offers interpretations and explanations of them.

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Albert G. Mackey

American novelist and physician Albert Gallatin Mackey was well-known for his works on Freemasonry. Mackey, who was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1807, was a physician's and a teacher's son. He worked as a doctor after receiving his medical school, and he subsequently started demonstrating anatomy. Mackey made the decision to abandon medicine in 1844 and dedicate himself to literature. He founded and ran the weekly publication The Southern and Western Masonic Miscellany for three years. Additionally, he released a quarterly magazine with a Masonic theme. The topics Mackey wrote on ranged from languages to the Middle Ages to Freemasonry. Mackey was quite active in Freemasonry and held a number of posts there. President Andrew Johnson selected Mackey as the Collector of the Port of Charleston in 1865 because he supported the Union cause during the Civil War. Later, in 1868, he took part in the South Carolina Constitutional Convention. Mackey moved to Washington, D.C., in 1870, where he continued his academic work. at 1881, he died at Fortress Monroe, Virginia. Throughout the course of Freemasonry's history, Albert G. Mackey has made significant contributions and written extensively on the topic.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 254 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358590041
  • ISBN-13: 9789358590043
  • Item Weight: 304.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 14.2 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Juvenile Nonfiction / Philosophy,History / General,Literary Collections / Ancient & Classical