MORALS and DOGMA by ALBERT PIKE. Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, prepared for the. Supreme Council of. l sources, a Compendium of the Morals and Dogma of the Rite, to re-_mould sentences, change and add tc words and phrases, com- bine them with his own, . Morals and Dogma, by Albert Pike, , full text etext at
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Part of a series on. It is stated that nothing in the book is meant to reveal any of the secrets to freemasonry but to simply hint or shed light.
The lectures provided a backdrop for the degrees by giving lessons in comparative religion, history and philosophy”. The original printing had pages of text, while a page Digest-Index was added by Trevanion W. Retrieved from ” https: Masonic lectures are standard oral presentations given during initiation to a new degree. The text is reprinted in full, with about scholarly notes on difficult passages, touching on historical, alhert, and philosophical issues.
Masonic books books. Perhaps it would have been mora, and more acceptable if he had extracted more and written less. All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from August Articles with Project Gutenberg links.
In his allocution ofPike’s successor, Grand Commander John Henry Cowles, noted that some Masonic publications had used large extracts from joral text, which practice he sought to curtail by adding the albrrt words to the title page: This page was last edited on 19 Octoberat Morals and Dogma has been described as “a collection of thirty-two essays which provide a philosophical rationale for the degrees of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. An emphasis on religious and cultural tolerance is shown throughout the work, emphasizing that the root of all religion was the same.
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With the release of the authorized edition ofMorals and Dogma is once more being given to new Scottish Rite Masons in the Southern Jurisdiction, and all restrictions on sales to the general public have been removed. Though it discusses the minutiae of Masonic ritual at length, it is written so as not to reveal the Masonic secrets.
In preparing this work, the Grand Commander has been about equally Author and Compiler; since he has extracted quite half of its contents from the works of the best writers and most philosophic or eloquent thinkers.
In Pike’s original Preface, he noted:. Morals and Dogma by Albert Pike .
Morals and Dogma
An upgraded official reprint was released inwith the benefit of annotations by Arturo de Hoyos, the Scottish Rite’s Grand Archivist and Grand Historian. These common traits and symbols in all religions are explained in detail, beginning with the Orphic Egg or Cosmic Egg, and then moving towards ancient Egyptian, Phoenician, Buddhist, and Hindu texts, and the Abrahamic religions. Unfortunately none of these quotes are properly cited, and in most cases it is only a shift in style which allows us to identify a quote.
This is Albert Pikes’ page volume of ‘lectures’ on the esoteric roots of Freemasonry, specifically the degree Scottish Rite. Although Morals and Dogma is an esoteric book, it was not a secret one; Pike’s original preface was clear that any Mason could own the book, but only Scottish Rite Masons would be encouraged to own one.
Views Read Edit View history. The new edition is augmented by subject headings, and illustrations from the original books Pike used, new paragraph numbers, and corrections based upon original texts. Ritual motions and objects are named and elaborated upon, but not described. This etext uses Unicode extensively, particularly for Greek and Hebrew, and your browser needs to be Unicode compliant to view it properly.
Whether you just browse these pages or study it from one end to the other, this is a must-read book for anyone looking for long-lost knowledge. Everyone is entirely free to reject and dissent from whatsoever herein may seem ablert him to be untrue or unsound. After the copyright of Morals and Dogma was not renewed; and, like many out-of-copyright works, it was reprinted many times by various publishers.