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MORALS and DOGMA of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 26 May 2013
It is fraught with misspellings such as 'aecording' or 'moderll' and the pages are slightly turned, which is not as important as the misspellings. It teaches very little or at least little is what you get since loads of information passes you by because of such a pompous and flatulent writing style, also with unnecessary capital letters.
Go for it if you think you should own it. It's still 'readable'. Difficult to digest, though!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 31 August 2013
I have the original. It has 859 pages plus 218 pages Digest-Index. The change of year in copyright also says it has been rewritten and certain parts taken out. Beware of this publisher and other reprints with changed year of copyright, they have started rewriting the important books for us who studies.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 14 January 2012
General Albert Pike, 1809-1891. Was an American lawyer, author and soldier, he was also a Freemason.

After the American Civil War he devoted his life to advancing the cause of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in the Southern United States. From 1859 until his death he was Sovereign Grand Commander (33 degree) of the AASR Southern Jurisdiction, USA, during which time he re-worked the Scottish Rite degrees and he went on to write this book to explain it all to his members.

This book is mainly of interest because it is often misquoted by Internet based conspiracy theorists as the basis of their madcap theories about Freemasonry. It is a shame that few, if any, of them have actually read or even seen a copy of it. They also tend to be either unaware or unwilling to accept the fact that the majority of Freemasons outside (and inside )of the Southern Jurisdiction of the US have neither heard of Pike or that his influence was restricted purely to that part of America.

Although the devil and satan are mentioned, it is only in passing, you won't find the secrets of masonic: serpent, demon or obelisk worship in this book, as it doesn't exist. Around 80% per cent of the book is composed of history lessons about ancient civilisations (inc. Egypt, Greece, China, India, Persia and many, many more) and their superstitions and religious observances.

The main thrust of the book seems to be to compare these subjects as well as the "Ancient Mysteries" to the AASR as taught in the SJ in order to make it their inheritor. You do get the feeling that Pike was well read and knowledgeable on these subjects until you take the time to read the Preface. It states, in a matter of fact way, that "he has extracted quite half its contents from the works of the best writers and most philosophic or eloquent thinkers". It then justifies his lack of credits to these writers by saying that the book is not meant for the "World at large" anyway, so that's all right then.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 31 July 2014
Very interesting great read Albert Pike seemed a horrible guy
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on 13 March 2014
This is useful book for a reader looking beyond the obvious and elementary.It is a thought -provoking book which will help you rethink your own philosophy and move on to search for a greater awareness.
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Full of facts (which were acurate) and a damn good read. Nice one the history and places became alive with the use of the rites. I wish I had had this book on my tour of Scotland last year!
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on 30 March 2015
Not yet started but looking forward to a good read
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on 21 August 2014
book in good condition, enjoyed the read.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 14 March 2013
This book will primarily appeal to all those Freemasons who are interested in the esoteric origins of the Craft. Forget Dan Brown. Forget the crazy conspiracy theories. Albert Pike's magnum opus is the real deal.

That being said... one hears about many Freemasons overlooking Pike's work. The unfortunate fact is that most Freemasons are termed what are known as "knife-and-fork" Masons who never bother to look into, and indeed are slightly embarassed by, all the ancient traditions to which Pike refers in his series of lectures. Consequently the number of brethren who are genuinely interested in this side of things will number less than one *on average* per lodge or chapter. It is to this small minority that Albert Pike speaks in this book.

Fortunately though, I meet younger freemasons all the time who are nowadays coming to the Craft because they are in fact interested in the esoteric, so with any luck "Morals & Dogma" will see a resurgence in popularity.

Although it refers specifically to the A&ASR, the first three chapters will be of interest to all Freemasons, as they refer to three degrees which are not practiced in the English speaking world, but share many similarities with Masonry on the continent of Europe. Hence they will provide an intriguing comparison.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 1 January 2013
A very good read for those interested in the history of Freemasonry and in particular the Scottish Rite. Delivered promptly.
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