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5.0 out of 5 stars THE HERMETIC AND ALCHEMIST FOUNDATIONS OF FREEMASONRY
Tobias Churton is one of the few scholars in the field of the Mystical Western tradition that I read time and time again because he approaches his subject with academic rigor. The Golden Builders is a resume of the history of Western mysticism and of its influences. Churton gives the reader a good insight into Hermes Trimegistus, The Harran Gnostics, Alchemy and the...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Dry
This book is full of names and dates and is, without doubt, informative. However, I have to say, I found this book dry and without much charm. If you went to this book (as I did) looking to find out why the Golden Builders did what they did, you will be disapointed. This book gives a detailed history of who lived when, and gives a time line of transformation from alchemy,...
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE HERMETIC AND ALCHEMIST FOUNDATIONS OF FREEMASONRY, 17 Oct 2007
This review is from: Golden Builders: Alchemists, Rosicrucians and the First Freemasons (Paperback)
Tobias Churton is one of the few scholars in the field of the Mystical Western tradition that I read time and time again because he approaches his subject with academic rigor. The Golden Builders is a resume of the history of Western mysticism and of its influences. Churton gives the reader a good insight into Hermes Trimegistus, The Harran Gnostics, Alchemy and the Rosicrucians and ends the book with a very interesting piece on Elias Ashmole and Freemasonry.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Dry, 30 Oct 2009
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This book is full of names and dates and is, without doubt, informative. However, I have to say, I found this book dry and without much charm. If you went to this book (as I did) looking to find out why the Golden Builders did what they did, you will be disapointed. This book gives a detailed history of who lived when, and gives a time line of transformation from alchemy, to rosicrusionism to freemasonry - but for me far to little about the ideas, thoughts abs beliefs that shaped these groups.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice purchase, 17 Mar 2013
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4 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WoW great book with a section on my home county!, 5 Sep 2005
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Mr. John P. Dooley "jepordy" (Stoke, Staffs, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Golden Builders: Alchemists, Rosicrucians and the First Freemasons (Paperback)
I live in the lush green parts of the county of Staffordshire, not far away is the town of Biddulph which gets more than a few mentions in the book along with Smallwood down the road. Biddulph is noted by the locals as mysterious and by outsiders as a no go zone, mainly stories of inbreeds. In the local library there is an account of an Egyptian family moving into the area and their blood line. Along with Knights of the Templar graves and an Egyptians garden to go with it all gets rather interesting.
Lichfield is the diocise which controls my local church, the home of Elias Ashmole. I always wondered what the three spires meant and the book reveals.
I purchased the book for information on Ashmole after researching the Lost book of Enoch, I heard it was in his musuem. This tablet is of great importance to humanity yet it's not really shouted about like it should be.
One thing for sure is, the author has done his work to that of a local who lived here at the time it was all happening.
Great stuff!
I heard on the grape vine a Lomas in the area was digging holes in the local Biddulph church yard for something of interest. The excavation finished around June 2005....
Keep it up Tobias Churton
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5.0 out of 5 stars The lost book of Enki is in Ashmoles museum, 5 Sep 2005
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Mr. John P. Dooley "jepordy" (Stoke, Staffs, UK) - See all my reviews
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The lost book of Enki is in Ashmoles museum, I have read Zecharia Sitchins work on this and found it gob smaching, jaw dropping. Did they have any ideas that it said that on the tablets when they were interred there?
This paragraph is a correction from my previous statement where I said Enoch, though I bet Enoch is in there too hidden!
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