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It was compiled by Albert Pike , was first published in and was regularly reprinted thereafter until An upgraded official reprint was released in , with the benefit of annotations by Arturo de Hoyos, the Scottish Rite's Grand Archivist and Grand Historian.
This is Albert Pikes' page volume of 'lectures' on the esoteric roots of Freemasonry, specifically the degree Scottish Rite. Until , this book was given to every Mason completing the 14th degree in the Southern jurisdiction of the US Scottish Rite Freemasons. Masonic lectures are standard oral presentations given during initiation to a new degree. Lectures provide background material for initiates and the discuss duties of the degree in general terms.
Morals and Dogma
This reference work, which details the official rites, symbolism, and philosophy of Scottish Rite Freemasonry, was written by the grandmaster and contains a wealth of information.
The symbols and rites described have important associations with Semitic history and culture, but their meanings are not accessible to the uninitiated. A good grouding in Jewish and Canaanite history is helpful to understanding the significance of much of the information presented. The following work has been prepared by authority of the Supreme Council of the Thirty-third Degree, for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States, by the Grand Commander, and is now published by its direction.
It contains the Lectures of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite in that jurisdiction, and is specially intended to be read and studied by the Brethren of that obedience, in connection with the Rituals of the Degrees.
It is hoped and expected that each will furnish himself with a copy, and make himself familiar with it; for which purpose, as the cost of the work consists entirely in the printing and binding, it will be furnished at a price as moderate as possible.
No individual will receive pecuniary profit from it, except the agents for its sale. It has been copyrighted, to prevent its republication elsewhere, and the copyright, like those of all the other works prepared for the Supreme Council, has been assigned to Trustees for that Body.
Whatever profits may accrue from it will be devoted to purposes of charity. The Brethren of the Rite in the United States and Canada will be afforded the opportunity to purchase it, nor is it forbidden that other Masons shall; but they will not be solicited to do so. In preparing this work, the Grand Commander has been about equally Author and Compiler; since he has extracted quite half its contents from the works of the best writers and most philosophic or eloquent thinkers.
Perhaps it would have been better and more acceptable if he had extracted more and written less. Still, perhaps half of it is his own; and, in incorporating here the thoughts and words of others, he has continually changed and added to the language, often intermingling, in the same sentences, his own words with theirs. He claims, therefore, little of the merit of authorship, and has not cared to distinguish his own from that which he has taken from other sources, being quite willing that every portion of the book, in turn, may be regarded as borrowed from some old and better writer.
The teachings of these Readings are not sacramental, so far as they go beyond the realm of Morality into those of other domains of Thought and Truth. The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite uses the word "Dogma" in its true sense, of doctrine , or teaching ; and is not dogmatic in the odious sense of that term.
Every one is entirely free to reject and dissent from whatsoever herein may seem to him to be untrue or unsound. It is only required of him that he shall weigh what is taught, and give it fair hearing and unprejudiced judgment. Of course, the ancient theosophic and philosophic speculations are not embodied as part of the doctrines of the Rite; but because it is of interest and profit to know what the Ancient Intellect thought upon these subjects, and because nothing so conclusively proves the radical difference between our human and the animal nature, as the capacity of the human mind to entertain such speculations in regard to itself and the Deity.
But as to these opinions themselves, we may say, in the words of the learned Canonist, Ludovicus Gomez: "Opiniones secundum varietatem, temporum senescant et intermoriantur, aliaeque diversae vel prioribus contrarioe renescantur et deinde pubescant. Titles of Degrees as herein given have in some instances been changed. Correct titles are as follows:. Library Resources Quiz Game. Quiz Game. Morals and Dogma of Freemasonry - Albert Pike.
MORALS and DOGMA of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
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Morals And Dogma. In his Prestonian Lecture of , Bro. First, it is necessary to explain what Morals and Dogma is and is not. Written in the late s, it perhaps is the inevitable product of the fraternity that made brothers out of men from myriad diverse backgrounds in that grim time shaped by industrialization and urbanization, and by Civil War and Reconstruction. Elsewhere in the world, Masonry had begun admitting men of the major Eastern religious faiths, as empires emanating from the British Isles and Europe created lodges across Asia, Africa, and the Holy Land. Despite how its title sounds to the modern ear, the book never was the sectarian bible authored for a supposed Masonic religion by its purported father, as is alleged even today by certain Christian fundamentalist anti-Masons. The previous rituals of the Rite were deficient due to problems varying from absent passages of text to confounding messages and more.
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