Book Of FreemasonryThere is a lot of Masonic literature out there on the market. Much of this literature discusses topics such as initiatory rituals, symbols, fraternal bonds and degrees. Some books about Freemasons discuss the history and symbolism of the fraternity. One type of book you might find about this craft is called a Masonic Bible. The Book of Freemasonry was written by an American lawyer, Arthur Edward Graham. This is a classic book that contains an introduction outlining the meaning of freemasonry, its origins and the nature of the Craft. The history of freemasonry is discussed in great detail. The book then goes into a short description of the three degrees of membership in freemasonry, as well as their duties and responsibilities. There is also a short account of the Scottish rite and its similarities to the lodge system of freemasonry. The discussion then turns to the idea of obligation, or Law of God as it is commonly called, as it relates to the society of masons. The Book Of Freemasonry gives the reader a brief explanation of the difference between a ritual and a religion. It also explains that Freemasons are required to take an oath of obligation. This oath protects masons from being guilty of acting dishonestly or maliciously. In addition, it stipulates that each member of the organization is required to undertake an obligation which is related to his role as a mason. One of the most interesting books about freemasonry is The Masonic Code. This is written by Gerald B. Gardner, who is a professor at Boston University. In this book, he attempts to explain the various symbols used by masons. This includes an illustration of the Square and the Compass. Other symbols include the ladder, the scales, the compass, the tarot, the club, the sextant, the hourglass, the gun, and the hammer. A number of other books about freemasonry have been written. Two of these books are The Complete Masonic Code and The Book of Freehold Masonry. The former features articles such as definitions of names, words used by masons, and uses of symbols. The latter has articles such as definitions of degrees, symbols used in freemasonry, descriptions of buildings, and explanations of how Freemasons use their time and their money. The Complete Masonic Code is the most popular book, according to many Masonic books. Another book that provides information about freemasonry is The Book of the Royal Secretaries. This book tells of the origin of freemasonry as it relates to its development in ancient history. It provides information on how the ritual of freemasonry developed, what changes took place during its evolution, and how it is undertaken today. This book also provides an explanation as to why the Masonic lodges are called "houses of order."Another great Freemason's work is the Study of Masonry. The authors of this work to describe different types of rituals and explain their meaning and symbolism. These Masonic books explain how a ritual helps a lodge or a community reach greater heights of activity and effectiveness. Some of the rituals described in the study include the Royal Degree, the Golden Ritual, the Craftsman's Degree, and the Craftsman's Certificate. The last three, including the Royal and Craftsman Degrees, are important for Freemasons because they signify the importance of being a member of a craft, and the importance of working with the past. The books mentioned above are examples of top ten books about Freemasonry. There are many more which can be found at online Masonic books websites. The best ones I have read were written by Richard B. Johnson, Albert Pike, and R.L. Mack. If you would like more information about Freemasons, I highly recommend these books.