Born In Blood
by John J. Robinson (1989)
Seeks to trace Freemasonry back to the Knights Templar via the 1381 Peasant's Revolt in England. Reads like a detective story. Author was not a Mason when he wrote the book, but joined a lodge later.
Albert Pike's Esoterika - The Symbolism of the Blue Degrees of Freemasonry
by Albert Pike - Edited by Arturo de Hoyos (2005)
Contains the complete text of Albert Pike`s never-before-published esoteric study of the symbols of Blue Lodge Degrees. Subjects include "The Compasses and the Square," "The Weapons and Blows of the Assassins," "The Three Grips," "The Substitute for the Masters Word," "The 47th Problem of Euclid," "The Truth," "Is the Cable-tow a Symbol?," "Corner Stones," "The Ladder of Jacob," "Tubal Cain," "Shibboleth," and "Solomon and Hiram."
Edited by Arturo de Hoyos, 33ï¿½, Grand Archivist and Grand Historian Forward by Ronald A. Seale, 33ï¿½, Sovereign Grand Commander
10,000 Famous Freemasons
by William R. Denslow (1957)
Complete Idiot's Guide to Freemasonry, The
by S. Brent Morris (2006)
An introduction to Freemasonry, its organization and practices, and includes illustrations. Author is the managing editor of the Scottish Rite Journal.
Cracking the Freemasons Code
by Robert L. D. Cooper (2007)
Looks into Masonic structure, culture, connections, sites, and famous members. The author is curator of the Masonic museum and library in Scotland.
Living the Enlightenment:
Freemasonry and Politics in Eighteenth Century Europe
by Margaret C. Jacob (1991)
A college professor seeks to trace Freemasonry as a continuation of the Enlightenment period in Europe.
Masonic Enlightenment: the Philosophy, History and Wisdom of Freemasonry
by Michael R. Poll, editor (2006)
A series of articles by various authors on aspects of Freemasonry, including jurisprudence, spiritual significance, Rosicrucianism, and world peace.
Meditations on Masonic Symbolism
by MW John R. Heisman (2013)
Meditations on Masonic Symbolism is Grand Master John R. Heisman’s reflective, scholarly exploration of the symbolism in the ritual of Freemasonry for Freemasons and non-Masons alike. While there is much to discover about the meaning of the hallmark Masonic symbols, there is nothing secret about Freemasonry's defining love for humanity.
New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, A
by Arthur Edward Waite (1921)
This is a far-ranging and detailed look at Freemasonry and its traditions, including some obscure areas not usually examined. It originally appeared in two volumes, but has now been reprinted in one book of 1024 pages. The author was a Mason, and formed the Fellowship of the Rosy Cross.
New Knighthood, The
by Malcolm Barber (1995)
Covers the history of the Knights Templar at a good level of detail from their origin to the end of the Order. Author also wrote The Trial of the Templars.
Origins of Freemasonry: Scotland's Century, The
by David Stevenson (1990)
Presents activities in Scotland during the 1600's which may have been linked to Freemasonry. Author also wrote The Scottish Revolution 1637-1644.
Phoenician Secrets: Exploring the Ancient Mediterranean
by Sanford Holst (2011)
King Hiram and Hiram Abiff were Phoenicians from the city of Tyre who played major roles in the building of Solomon's Temple. Freemasons will immediately notice similarities between Phoenician society and the practices of Freemasonry.
Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order, 1730-1840
by Steven C. Bullock (1996)
A college professor attempts to follow the role of Freemasonry during the formation of the United States.
by Christopher Hodapp (2006)
Follows Freemasonry through the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers and the design of Washington, DC. Author also wrote Freemasons for Dummies.
Sworn in Secret
by Sanford Holst (2012)
An historian and Mason's look into the rich history of Freemasonry, discovering the things that drove it to be the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world. Insightful and relevant to Masonry today.
Templars: The Rise, Fall & Survival of the Knights Templar
by Sanford Holst (2013)
A deep look into the lives of the original Templars, including those who survived when hundreds of their brothers were burned at the stake. Possible connections to the Hospitallers and Masons are explored.
Temple and the Lodge, The
by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh (1989)
Looks for links between the Knights Templar and Freemasons, via Robert the Bruce, Scots Guard, and Rosslyn Chapel. The authors wrote Holy Blood, Holy Grail.
Turning the Templar Key
by Robert Lomas (2007)
Follows a proposed path from Knights Templar to Freemasons, but that route did not produce evidence of connection. Author also wrote Freemasonry and the Birth of Modern Science.
Learn to Subdue Your Passions:
A Guide for Modern Living
by Marcus Hammonds (2016)
Every path toward spiritual enlightenment begins with learning to subdue your passions. As the world becomes increasingly fast-paced and disconnected from time and place, we still need to be masters of ourselves. Arguments that occur over the internet lead to real consequences off-line. Fame rises and falls within a flash. We need to be balanced and centered. We need to subdue our passions.
Interview with the Author (Whence Came You? - Masonic Podcast)