The Ancient Mysteries and Modern Masonry: Now Available!

This work is actually a transcription of a series of lectures given by Charles Vail- notable as a minister, mason, and political figure in his era. The subjects of the lectures are all about Freemasons, but range from its symbols and their meanings, to its rites (especially of initiation) and the underlying history of the Masons in their modern incarnation dating to the 18th century.

It is interesting as well for its frequent use of quotes and allusions to secondary sources, and thus provides a potential springboard for further study.

165 pages.