18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on 4 May 2008
Tobias Churton is an academic authority in the field of Western Mysticism and this book is one of the best and more comprehensive guides on the fascinating subject of Freemasonry: Churton unveils the Gnostic, Hermetic and Alchemical roots of Freemasonry concisely and with academic rigor. Likewise, he gives us a frank account of the present state of Freemasonry and of its need, in the UK at least, of getting back in touch with its more mystical and esoteric roots. A fantastic read and a very informative one.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 5 February 2010
Freemasonry - The Reality is a superb introduction and book of reference surrounding all aspects of Freemasonry. Whether you are a Freemason or not, or if you are contemplating becoming a Freemason, this book is for you. Packed with historical facts yet easy to read, I find myself refering to this book time and again. Tobias Churton writes with an authoritative, unbias ease making this book a joy to read.