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A kind of scholarship
on 26 May 2014
I salute Bonam Pak's appraisal of this further speculative tome posing as scholarship. It is the easiest thing in the world for a man to pretend he has secret knowledge of a subject so old, so nebulously and fragmentarily documented that any conclusive 'fact' is at best a guess, at worst a psychotic episode.
Ellis does have some interesting and possibly accurate ideas on this fascinating historical period. He is, by his own admission, a Mason, and though he predictably plays down their importance and relevance in the modern era, this fact should be born in mind when reading his work.
It may be that the Mason's do possess information that would rock the world - but I doubt it. And I doubt the lower grades have the slightest idea what the higher grades are about. I would take anything they say with a very large pinch of salt.