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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Untilthis book was given to every Mason completing the 14th degree in the Southern jurisdiction of the US Scottish Rite Freemasons. 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: This page was last edited on 19 Octoberat They do not present details of the rituals, gestures, regalia, etc.

Masonic lectures are standard oral presentations given during initiation to a new degree. Lectures provide background material for initiates and the discuss duties of the degree in general terms. Though albbert discusses the minutiae of Masonic ritual at length, it is mroal so as not to reveal the Masonic secrets. 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.

Whether you just browse albrt pages or study it from one end to the other, this is a must-read book for anyone looking for long-lost knowledge. Morals and Dogma by Albert Pike []. Perhaps it would have been better and more acceptable if he had extracted more and written less.


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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is Albert Pikes’ page volume of ‘lectures’ on the esoteric roots of Freemasonry, specifically the degree Scottish Rite.

Part of a series on. The text is reprinted in full, with about scholarly notes on difficult passages, touching on historical, religious, and philosophical issues. 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 to own fogma.

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

Masonic books books. Pike states right off that half of the text is copied from other works. Morals and Dogma has been described as “a collection of thirty-two essays which provide a philosophical rationale for the degrees of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite.

Morals and Dogma

Retrieved from ” https: The original printing had pages of text, while a page Digest-Index was added by Trevanion W.

It is stated albrrt nothing in the book is meant to reveal any of the secrets to freemasonry but to simply hint or shed light. With the release of the authorized edition ofMorals and Dogma is once more being given to new Scottish Rite Masons in the Southern Jurisdiction, and all restrictions on sales to the general public have been removed. This etext uses Unicode extensively, particularly for Greek and Hebrew, and your browser needs to be Unicode compliant to view it properly.


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. Part of a series on Freemasonry Overview. There are also lapses of fact and logic. It was compiled by Albert Pikewas first published in and was regularly reprinted thereafter until Ritual motions and objects are named and elaborated upon, but not described.

In Pike’s original Preface, he noted:. These common traits and symbols in all religions are explained in detail, beginning with the Orphic Egg or Cosmic Egg, and morak moving mkral ancient Egyptian, Phoenician, Buddhist, and Hindu texts, and the Abrahamic religions.

After the copyright of Morals and Dogma was not renewed; and, like many out-of-copyright works, it was reprinted many times by various publishers. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The new edition is augmented mofal subject headings, and illustrations from the original books Pike used, new paragraph numbers, and corrections based upon original texts.

The lectures provided a backdrop for the degrees by giving lessons in comparative religion, history and philosophy”.