Suggested Readings

Among all the books written in the world the three most popular subjects are:

  • Religion
  • History
  • Freemasonry

As you have come here seeking more knowledge regarding Freemasonry we collected some titles that will help you build the foundation of your Masonic library. We even linked them to Amazon and other resources for you to purchase or, in some cases, read online. If you find a particular book enlightening and would like to share the title or a review, please contact us.

General Freemasonry

Bullock, Steven C. Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order, 1730-1840. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1996.

Carr, Harry. The Freemason At Work: The Definitive Guide to Craft Freemasonry: Seventh & Revised Edition. London: 1976.

Carr, Harry. World of Freemasonry. London: Lewis Masonic, 1984.

de Hoyos, Arturo and Brent S. Morris. Is it True What They Say About Freemasonry? The Methods of Anti-Masons, Revised Edition. Lanham: M. Evans, 2010.

Haywood, H.L. Michael R. Poll, Editor. The Teachings of Freemasonry – Cornerstone Edition. New Orleans: Cornerstone Book Publishers, 2008.

Horne, Alexander. Sources of Masonic Symbolism. Richmond: Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co, 1982.

Hunter, C. Bruce. The Masques of Solomon. Richmond: Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co, 2003.

Jones, Bernard E. Freemason’s Guide and Compendium, New and Revised Edition. Nashville: Cumberland House Publishing, 2006.

Knoop, Douglas and G.P. Jones. The Genesis of Freemasonry: An account of the Rise and Development of Freemasonry in its Operative, Accepted, and Early Speculative Phases. Manchester: Manchester Press, 1947.

McNaulty, W. Kirk. Freemasonry: Symbols, Secrets, Significance. London: Thames & Hudson, 2006.

Porter, Cliff E. A Traditional Observance Lodge: One Mason’s Journey to Fulfillment. Loretto: Starr Publishing, LLC, 2013.

Roberts, Allan. The Craft and its Symbols. Richmond: Macoy Publishing. and Masonic Supply Co: 1985.

Wilmshurst, Walter Leslie. The Meaning of Masonry. United States: Barnes and Noble Publishing, 1999.

York Rite Masonry

Dafoe, Stephen. Compasses and the Cross. London: Lewis Masonic, 1984.

Haag, Christopher. The Templars: The History and the Myth. New York: Harper Paperbacks, 2009.

Holst, Stanford. Sworn in Secret: Freemasonry and the Knights Templar. Santorini Publishing: 2012.

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