Aiming to solve the last secrets of Freemasonry, this book uncovers the mysterious words, symbols and rituals whose meanings have been lost for centuries. 2 Nov Born in blood: the lost secrets offreemasonry / John J. Robinson. p. em. . reveal anything about Freemasonry or the Knights Templar. Its. John J. Robinson (c) was an American author, best known as the author of Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry, He is also credited as .

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We were talking just before my 3rd Degree, and I was asking him about books about Masonry, what I might read that had a lower level of mystical BS than the usual fare.

Share your thoughts with other customers. The Knights Templar in the Crusades. Accessed Aug 13, via Google Books. For those who have ears to hear and eyes to see they will find this to be an illuminating text.

I recommend the book to anyone interested in the Templar Knights and Freemasonry. freemaspnry

Feb 07, Chuck Springer rated it really liked it. Some homophobic attitudes from the author come through kost the discussion of Edward II, and he plainly has little time for atheists. I suspect he simply recycled that book when writing the much more fun first half of this book. Hardcoverpages. Knights Templar fought alongside the Bruce at Bannockburn. But I also agree that it follows far fewer flights of far-fetched fancy than other work I’ve read.

In born in blood the lost secrets of freemasonry, the book is rather positive about the Masons while holding onto its partiality the author is not a Mason. The author only wanted to learn about the Peasants Revolt and stumbled upon knowledge of the Knights Templar and then the Free and Accepted Masons. This volume does a terrific job of putting the facts together and creating a convincing argument tying Freemasonry born in blood the lost secrets of freemasonry the Knights Templar.

John J. Robinson – Wikipedia

He is a great writer. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. John Robinson details how the rituals and symbols of Freemasonry originate in the period of time between when the Templars were outlawed, and when Freemasonry came out in the open. Published 1 feremasonry ago. This might sound like “ancient” history but the author brings it th up in to contemporary times in telling the story of the impact those original connections have.

All kinds of preposterous explanations for the rituals of the first three degrees have been offered without taking the French origin of the words into account.

Aug 09, Kyle rated it it was amazing.

I highly recommend this book to any Freemason who is interested in understanding our history and practices. Freemasonry and the Religious Right.

In this book, John Robinson uses circumstantial evidence to build such a case. His Bio and Books”. I cannot recommend this book more highly. I recommend it to anyone that wants to learn a little about the origins of Freemasonry without all the crap that even many Freemasons choose to present.

The book contains historic research into the origins of this secret society. However, even alternative histories are built on interpretations of accepted histories. The second portion dips into Freemasonry as it exists today and born in blood the lost secrets of freemasonry to link this latter half with the former; tracing linguistic foibles a very interesting part of the book ; detailing ritual aspects that make little sense on the surface but could be well explained, if his hypothesis is correct.

Further, once he did freemasorny investigating Masonry, he found that puzzling terms and aspects of rituals were better explained when related to known information about Templar practices and language then they were by supposed links to a craft guild.

Ultimately, I don’t think it matters. I enjoyed this book and found it informative.

John J. Robinson

Published 7 months ago. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This is the first book about masonry I read after becoming a Mason. This book looks at the evidence to determine the beginnings and the evolution of freemasonry. I originally chose to read this to learn more about what Born in blood the lost secrets of freemasonry Masonry was about.

The book is broken into two portions, the first chronicling the travails of the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, aka the Knights Templar, their persecution and disbanding, and what that might have meant for the majority of the members who escaped it all.

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