The Royal Masonic Cyclopaedia of History, Rites, Symbolism, and Biography

The Royal Masonic Cyclopaedia of History Rites Symbolism and Biography The nineteenth century writer and Masonic scholar Kenneth R H Mackenzie studied occultism with Frederick Hockley and met the famous French occultist Eliphas Levi in He was also involved

  • Title: The Royal Masonic Cyclopaedia of History, Rites, Symbolism, and Biography
  • Author: Kenneth R.H. MacKenzie
  • ISBN: 9781108044066
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback
  • The nineteenth century writer and Masonic scholar Kenneth R H Mackenzie 1833 86 studied occultism with Frederick Hockley, and met the famous French occultist Eliphas Levi in 1861 He was also involved in the foundation of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn This extensive encyclopaedia, first published in 1877, is considered to be a classic Masonic reference work IThe nineteenth century writer and Masonic scholar Kenneth R H Mackenzie 1833 86 studied occultism with Frederick Hockley, and met the famous French occultist Eliphas Levi in 1861 He was also involved in the foundation of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn This extensive encyclopaedia, first published in 1877, is considered to be a classic Masonic reference work It includes detailed information on the symbols, rites, legends, terms, people and places associated with Freemasonry Some of the symbols are illustrated and lists of rankings are given, including a traditional list of Grand Masters of England that includes Sts Swithin and Dunstan, Alfred the Great, Sir Christopher Wren twice and Charles II Mackenzie aims in his entries to be critical when relevant as he says in the Preface, freemasonry has received a willing tribute in his book, but he hints at difficulties encountered in publishing material about a famously secretive society.

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