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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Its thirty-two chapters discuss the philosophical symbolism of a degree of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in extensive detail. Part of a series on Freemasonry Overview.

Everyone is entirely free to reject and dissent from whatsoever herein may seem to him to be untrue or unsound. 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.

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. 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 pajl own one. Sogma using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.

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Though dogmq discusses the minutiae of Masonic ritual at length, it is written so as not to reveal the Masonic secrets. Masonic books books. That said, Morals and Dogma is a huge, rambling treasure-house of esoteric data, particularly on the Kabalah and ancient Mystery religions.


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.

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. 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 Qlbert, Phoenician, Buddhist, and Hindu texts, and the Abrahamic religions.

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Retrieved from ” https: Morals and Dogma has been described aalbert “a collection of thirty-two essays which provide a philosophical rationale for the degrees of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite.

In his allocution ofPike’s successor, Grand Commander John Henry Cowles, noted that some Masonic publications had used large extracts from the text, which practice he sought to curtail by adding the following words to the title page: Untilthis book was given to every Mason completing the 14th degree in the Southern jurisdiction of the US Scottish Rite Freemasons. An emphasis on religious and cultural tolerance is shown throughout the work, emphasizing that the root of all religion was the same.

Pike states right off that half of the text is copied from other works. The lectures provided a backdrop for the degrees dogm giving lessons in comparative religion, history and philosophy”.

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This page was last edited on 19 Octoberat mral The original printing had pages of text, while a page Digest-Index was added by Trevanion W. Part of a series on. Perhaps it would have been better and more acceptable if he had extracted more and written less.

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Ritual motions and objects are named and elaborated upon, but not described. Views Read Edit View history. An upgraded official reprint was released inwith the benefit of annotations by Arturo de Hoyos, the Scottish Rite’s Grand Archivist and Grand Historian.

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They do not present details of the rituals, gestures, regalia, etc. So it morsl be a mistake to use this work as an authoritative source without additional research and critical rogma. Morals and Dogma by Albert Pike []. A copy of Morals and Dogma was given to every new member of the Southern Jurisdiction from the early s until although some local Scottish Rite bodies offered copies through the midswhen it was deemed “too advanced to be helpful to the new Scottish Rite member.

The text is reprinted in full, with about scholarly notes on difficult passages, touching on historical, religious, and philosophical issues.

In Pike’s original Preface, he noted:. It was compiled by Albert Pikewas first published in and was regularly reprinted thereafter until After the copyright of Morals and Dogma was not renewed; and, like many out-of-copyright works, it was reprinted many times mkral various publishers.

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