Thursday, March 18, 2021

Morals and Dogma. Albert Pike. Supreme Council. Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction. Arturo de Hoyos

Morals and Dogma. Albert Pike. Supreme Council. Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction. Arturo de Hoyos

My reading companion for a while...

     This is my third copy of "Morals and Dogma." I had an older copy from the 1960s that I gave to a friend, another one of similar age that I still have, and this new one.
     Over the past five years, jumping back and forth through the text, I've probably read the whole thing twice over, all things considered. But I've never made a point of giving it a straight through cover-to-cover read. I'm looking forward to spending more time with Arturo de Hoyos' copious notes this time around as well.

"Albert Pikes Morals and Dogma: Annotated Edition
By Arturo de Hoyos, 33, G.C., Grand Archivist and Grand Historian; Contributions and Glossary by Rex R. Hutchens, , 33, G.C., Past Grand Master; Foreword by Ronald A. Seale, 33, Sovereign Grand Commander.
A Masonic classic! The fundamental sourcebook of Scottish Rite philosophy--now available in a new, user-friendly, and scholarly edition!
First published from 1872 to 1969, "Morals and Dogma" is one of the most insightful works ever prepared for Freemasonry. It is a collection of thirty-two essays which provide a rationale for the Scottish Rite degrees. It encompasses a study of Freemasonry, wise philosophy, ancient mysteries, mythology, ritual, and religion. It serves the useful purpose of putting Masonic morality and ethics within the context of the general society, and bids man to think large--to cast aside the petty concerns of everyday life and to improve ourselves.
This new edition includes the complete original text, but has been fully updated and improved. Spelling errors have been corrected, and it is set in clear, easy-to-read type; it retains the original pagination within the body of the text, while new subject headings and paragraph numbers make finding passages easy!
Approximately 4,000 notes reveal the original sources used by Pike, clarify passages, suggest further reading, and include cross-references. New "ready references" reveal scriptural sources.
Profusely illustrated with many images from the original sources Pike had before him when he prepared the original edition.
New glossary, with primary and secondary bibliographies, and a new index.
A detailed introduction on the history of Morals and Dogma.
Hardbound (8" x 10") with decorative covers, printed in two colors; illustrated, indexed; 1116 pages."

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