Hardcover edition published by Scottish Rite Research Society, 301 pages.
Book has a ver gentle bump to one corner otherwise in fine unread condition.
First published in 1995, and revised in 2016, this collection of essays looks at the major themes in Albert Pikes writings. Pike was Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council, 33, SJ USA, rewrote its rituals, and is perhaps best known for publishing Morals and Dogma in 1872.
Pike wrote at a time when he could expect his audience to understand theology, philosophy, and the classics. His writings can be difficult for todays reader because of differing education backgrounds and because his prose is suited for Victorian tastes.
Bro. Hutchens has written extensively on Freemasonry and helped rewrite Pikes rituals. His book, Bridge to Light, is given to each new initiate of the Southern Jurisdiction. Thus Hutchens brings unique skills to analyzing Pikes writings.
Essay topics include:
- Religion and Philosophy: An Infinite Search
- Pikes Unity Concept: A Purpose and Theme
- Symbolism: The Soul of Masonry
- Mythology: Legends with a Purpose
- Knights Templar, Druids, Rosicrucians, and many more
- This is a book for anyone interested in whats behind the degrees and symbols of Freemasonry, especially the Scottish Rite.