Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish there were a clear introduction to Freemasonry … one that would deepen my own understanding and that I could share with others?” Well, here it is. Hailed by the readers of Fraternal Review magazine as one of the “10 Best Masonic Books of the Millennium,” Freemasons for Dummies is the perfect go-to guide for everyone from prospective Masons to those who have been involved in the brotherhood for years.
Answering the Questions, Unraveling the Mysteries
An international best-seller now in its third edition, Freemasons for Dummies takes readers through the Masonic lodge door, clearly explaining the meanings behind the rituals, rites, and symbols of the organization. It also sheds clear light on nearly 3,000 years of Masonic history, including famous Freemasons in American and world history, along with the relationship of the Masons to related groups like Knights Templar, Scottish Rite, Order of Eastern Star, and the Shriners.
As they go through the book, readers discover:
- What it takes to become a Mason, and what you can expect when you join;
- The basic beliefs and philosophies of Masons, including how we contribute to charity and to the community;
- How Lodges are organized and what goes on during Masonic ceremonies;
- The origins behind some of the wild myths and conspiracy theories surrounding Freemasonry. and how to debunk them;
- Much more.
Acclaim for Freemason for Dummies:
“Highly recommended, especially for the new Mason.”
— Jim Tresner, Scottish Rite Journal
“I recommend you buy a couple of copies because the first one will be dog-eared in no time.”
— Stephen Dafoe, Author of Nobly Born
“The very best one-volume book on the general background of Freemasonry that I have ever read.”
–Bil Vassily, Grand Lodge of New York
“The best thing that has happened to Freemasonry in many a moon.”
–Ralph Herbald, PM, Southern California Research Lodge
About the Author
International best-selling author Christopher L. Hodapp is a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason, and the Public Relations and Marketing Director for the Grand Lodge F&AM of Indiana. Since 2009 he has been on the Board of the Masonic Library & Museum of Indiana, and serves as its Associate Director and Treasurer.
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