Ancient Operative Masonry
A treatise on
Ancient Operative Masonry
and the mysteries of antiquity
by S. R. Parchment
Hardcover in original stamped blue boards in gold, red and black. 209 pages which includes an index & 2 page catalog.
Illustrated with 8 diagrams, one full page.
No interior markings.
Book is in excellent condition and has minimal to no wear. This is a nice, fine copy, a rare book to encounter in first edition, especially in this kind of condition. First edition, first printing.
Some background relating to this book:
A treatise on Ancient Operative Masonry and the mysteries of antiquity.
The Rosicrucian Anthroposophical League was founded in 1932 by
Samuel Richard Parchment - an astrologer and occultist who trained with Max Heindel.
He broke away from the fellowship after Heindel's death and formed an independent organization out of the former fellowship center in San Francisco.
Parchment is best remembered as the author of, Astrology, Mundane and Spiritual.
Chapters: I. Astrology in Masonry
II. Egyptian Masonry
III. Magic One of the Aspects of Masonry
IV. Magic Among Men of Culture
V. Magic Among the Uncultured Races
VI. Prayer a Magic Invocation
VII. The Will - the First Arcanum of Magical Initiation
VIII. The Positive Path
IX. Freemasonry and Catholicism
X. Masonry and the Rosicrucian Fellowship
XI. Mystic Masonry.
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