- Paperback: 374 pages
- Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA) (4 Mar 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1592330649
- ISBN-13: 978-1592330645
- Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 15.7 x 3 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,790,763 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Moray started life as French spy, served in the Scots Rebel Army during the English Civil War, helped negotiate the surrender of King Charles the First, got sent to prision for trying to murder King Charles the Second and then founded the Royal Society. What a man. Lomas has pieced together Moray's story from a whole raft of different sources and then retold it in very readable way.
When I read this book I felt that I understood the politics of the English Civil War for the very first time, and I certainly learned a lot more about the contribution Freemasonry has made to modern society. Dr Lomas is a scientist and it shows in the very clear way he explains the experiments and ideas of these founders of modern science. The review of the Civil War is honest and impartial but the enuthusiasm for the enigmatic Sir Robert Moray shows through in part. A great read.
I heard Lomas being interviewed on Ron Hawk's Mind Body and Spirit Show earlier this week and he talked a lot of sense.
I recommend this book to anyone interested in either science, the English Civil War or Freemasonry.
A worthy successor to the Hiram Key. Keep up the good work Robert!
Lomas has included an extensive bibliography but apparently at the time of writing was oblivious to the even more far-reaching account of the principle actors' philosophical roots, as detailed in M. Baigent and R. Leigh's The Elixir and the Stone (Penquin 1998; available at Amazon.ca and Amazon.co.uk)
In summary, the book lives up to all of its claims and is excellent value, particularly in the paperback Fair Winds Press edition or the Headline Mass Market edition, the latter available through Amazon.ca as "The Invisible College.
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