The Shadow of Solomon: The Lost Secret of the Freemasons Revealed

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Weiser Books, 31. 3. 2007 - 408 strán (strany)
What ancient mystery lies behind the creation of Freemasonry- a lost secret so powerful that the Brotherhood itself has been on a quest to find it for three hundred years? For those of us lacking the resources to excavate occult secrets hidden beneath the Louvre or the Rosslyn Chapel, or within CIA Headquarters, The Shadow of Solomon is the next best thing. These pages reveal the true secrets of Solomon, from masonry to magic. Laurence Gardner's personal experience as both a Templar and a mason makes this fascinating journey through the history of the Bible, Knights Templar, Freemasons, and everything that followed all the more striking and immediate. Is it an accident that the world's attention should be turned to these men and their strange lexicon of symbols and secrets RIGHT NOW? What will happen when we understand that there is something we all have in common that is greater than nation or religion? Freemasons are often said to be the world's most influential secret society, yet the story of this enigmatic fraternity is wrapped in mystery and intrigue. Their involvement in shaping political world events has stretched over centuries, even to the extent that masonic principles lie beneath the establishment of the United States and its Constitution. The Shadow of Solomon is the definitive insider's account of the startling truth behind masonic history and the centuries-long search that the fraternity has undertaken to find its own lost secrets.
 

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Ancient Secrets
xxi
The Riddle of the Lost Archive
xxiii
The Revolution
4
Religion and the Great Lights
9
Masonic Origins
13
The Old Charges
14
Antients and Moderns
20
Old Masters
24
A Golden Philosophy
176
Noah and the Ark
178
Seeds of Life
184
The Temple of Light
186
Moses of Egypt
191
The Power of Tchãm
192
House of Gold
196
The Lost Word
205

The Key
26
Royal Society
29
Heresy
32
The Invisible College
34
A Royal Charter
42
Legacy of Invention
45
The Gresham Days
47
Fraternal Disputes
51
Fire and Pestilence
54
Gravity on a Plate
57
Genius of the Few
59
Power and Politics
61
The New Foundation
65
Divided Loyalties
67
The Dunkerley Episode
71
Legal Exemption
72
The Sussex Years
74
Imperial Conquest The Celtic Realms
78
Edict of Rome
82
Missing Documents
85
The Great Divide
89
The Latter Years
92
Part 2
95
Knights of the Temple
97
The Scottish Connection
99
A Sovereign Order
103
The Royal Secret
105
Persecution
107
The Rosy Cross
110
The Cathedral Builders
113
Hiramic Legend
116
The Widows Son
118
The Death of the Builder
121
Time and the Virgin
123
The Master Craftsman
126
Tracing Boards
129
The Transition
134
Outlaws of the Privy Seal
135
The Riches of Salomon
139
Statutes and Charters
143
The Art of Memory
147
Rosslyn
153
The Mystery of the Chapel
157
Truth and the Temple
161
Sinclair in America
166
Mysterious Science
170
The Kirkwall Scroll
173
Behind Closed Doors
207
The Secret of the Stone
211
The Light Bearer
215
Divine Food
218
Part 3
223
AntiMasonry
225
The Biblical Satan
228
Horns and Hooves
230
The Demons of Taxil
234
The Tudor Stage
240
Shakespearean Masonry
244
The Bohemian Connection
247
Fine Devices
251
The House of Salomon
253
Guilds and Traditions
256
The Soul of the City
259
A Parcel of Rogues
262
The Jacobite Scene
264
Stuart Masonry
267
France and the Feminine
271
Into America
274
The Franklin Foundation
278
Oglethorpes Georgia
282
Washington and Revere
283
Scots and the New World
285
The Masonic Tea Party
287
The Crown of America
290
Debates and Monuments
292
The Great Seal
294
The Illuminati
299
Masonic Memorials
304
The Royal Art
309
A Masonic Code
310
The Powder of Projection
317
The Ark of the Covenant
320
Discovering the Secret
325
The Magic of Ormus
328
Elements of Construction
332
The Lord of Light
334
Ark of Gold
337
The Levitical Solution
338
Notes and References
343
Masonic and Monarchical Timeline
368
Bibliography
380
Picture Credits
390
Index
391
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