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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Masonic books books. They do not present details of the rituals, gestures, regalia, etc. 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.

The new edition is moraal by subject headings, and illustrations from the original books Pike used, new paragraph numbers, and corrections based upon original texts. Retrieved from ” https: The original printing had pages of text, while a page Digest-Index was added by Trevanion W.

Though it discusses the minutiae of Masonic ritual at length, it is written so as not to reveal the Masonic secrets. 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 doggma be encouraged to own one.

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. This page was last edited on 19 Octoberat This etext uses Unicode extensively, particularly for Greek and Hebrew, and your browser needs to be Unicode compliant to view it properly.

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.


It was compiled by Albert Pikewas first published in and was regularly reprinted thereafter until 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.

Morals and Dogma

This is Albert Pikes’ page volume of ‘lectures’ on the esoteric roots of Freemasonry, specifically the degree Scottish Rite. So it would be a mistake ,oral use this work as an authoritative source without additional research and critical thinking. There are also lapses of fact and logic. 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.

Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry – Wikipedia

Ritual motions and objects are named and elaborated upon, but not described. The lectures provided a backdrop for the degrees by giving lessons in comparative religion, history and philosophy”. A copy of Morals and Dogma was given to every new member of the Southern Jurisdiction aobert 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. Untilthis book was given to every Mason completing the 14th degree in the Southern moarl of the US Scottish Rite Freemasons.

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Perhaps it would have been better and more acceptable if he had extracted more and morzl less. That said, Morals and Dogma is a huge, rambling treasure-house of esoteric data, particularly on the Kabalah and ancient Mystery religions.

Dohma common traits and symbols in all religions are explained in detail, beginning with the Orphic Egg or Cosmic Egg, and then moving towards ancient Egyptian, Phoenician, Buddhist, and Hindu texts, and the Abrahamic religions. Unfortunately none of these quotes are properly cited, and in most cases qlbert is only a shift in style which allows us to identify a quote.


Views Read Edit View history. Its thirty-two chapters discuss the philosophical symbolism of a degree of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in extensive detail. The text is reprinted in full, with about scholarly notes on difficult passages, touching on historical, religious, and philosophical issues.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Masonic lectures are standard oral presentations given during initiation to a new degree. An emphasis on religious and cultural tolerance is shown throughout the work, emphasizing that the root of all religion was the same. All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from August Articles with Project Gutenberg links.

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: Lectures provide background material for initiates and the discuss duties of the degree in general terms.

In Pike’s original Preface, he noted:. Part of a series on. An upgraded official reprint was released inwith the benefit of annotations by Arturo de Hoyos, the Scottish Rite’s Grand Archivist and Grand Historian. Pike states right off that half of the text is copied from other works. Everyone is entirely free to reject and dissent from whatsoever herein may seem to him to be untrue or unsound.

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. Part of a series on Freemasonry Overview.