Symbolism of the Blue Degrees of Freemasonry, Albert Pikes ESOTERIKA
- Edited by Arturo de Hoyos, 33, Grand Archivist and Grand HistorianForward by Ronald A. Seale, 33, Sovereign Grand Commander
- Contains the complete text of Albert Pikes never-before-published esoteric study of the symbols of Blue Lodge Degrees. Subjects include "The Compasses and the Square," "The Weapons and Blows of the Assassins," "The Three Grips," "The Substitute for the Masters Word," "The 47th Problem of Euclid," "The Truth," "Is the Cable-tow a Symbol?," "Corner Stones," "The Ladder of Jacob," "Tubal Cain," "Shibboleth," and "Solomon and Hiram."
- In addition to the above, Ill. de Hoyos added five appendices:  Parallels to the Symbolism of the Blue Degrees,  A Letter Touching Masonic Symbolism,  Pikes Dependence on Other Sources,  The Faith of Albert Pike, and  Four Valuable Exposs.
- The latter section includes the complete texts of "A Masons Examination" (1723), "The Grand Mystery of Free Masons Discovered (1725), Samuel Prichards "Masonry Dissected" (1730), and "Jachin and Boaz" (1762). The editors critical notes help the reader follow Pikes dissertation and provide additional documentation.
- Copyright 2005. Published by the Scottish Rite Research Society.
- Clothbound with gilded cover and decorative dust jacket; 501 pages; illustrated, with exhaustive index.
- 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches.
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