The following Freemason books links will take you to Masonic websites where you can browse from a list of many different Freemason books which are in .PDF format.
If you are curious about the craft and want to learn more about Freemasonry, the links to other Masonic websites which offer them are below.
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There are literally thousands of Freemason books about Freemasonry's many different facets. However, I feel that the books, below, will give you an excellent foundation to begin your Masonic reading journey.
by Allen Roberts
As a newly Entered Apprentice, if you only buy one of the many Freemason books, make it this one.
If you are looking for a gift for the Freemason in your life, especially before their Entered Apprentice degree, this book will help the new Freemason to understand the symbolic meanings within each conferred degree before it is conferred.
The Craft and Its Symbols explains the symbols and symbolism within the ritual of each of the 3 degrees (Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft, and Master Mason.)
This book should be on the shelf in every lodge library for new members to check out and return, (of course). If it is not currently on your library shelf, consider donating a few to your lodge library for new (and existing) members to read.
by Carl H. Claudy
by H.L. Haywood
by Brent Morris
by Johnny Valentino
by Rick Smith
An in-depth study of ritual words that are often memorized and spoken, but rarely fully understood.
by Robert Lomas
by Christopher Hodapp
by Barb Karg and John K. Young
by W.L. Wilsmhurst
Mackey's Revised Encyclopedia of Freemasonry-Volumes 1-3
by Dr. Albert Mackey and enlarged by Robert I. Clegg
These volumes are excellent reference books for:
by Dr. Albert G. Mackey
by Ralph P. Lester
by Malcolm Duncan
by Albert G. Mackey
by M.J. Barrett
A Question and Answer book.
by Carl Claudy
A good book for a Past Master who enjoys continuing his own knowledge and to help him mentor the brethren.
by James Hatcher
An invaluable learning tool for any brother who is moving up through the chairs and needs to know what is expected of him in each officer's position. Highly recommended.
by Christopher Hodapp
by Rex R. Hutchens
An introspective explanation of the Scottish Rite upper degrees.
by Albert Pike
Tedious reading, but a wealth of knowledge.
by Michael R. Poll
by Michael Haag
by Dr. Albert Mackey
by Dr. Albert G. Mackey
Masonic laws and governance. Some of your own Grand Lodge laws may supercede these written laws, however, this book is foundational to understanding and practicing Masonic law.
by Andrew Hammer
"Observing the Craft" is about the necessity of revisiting and re-embracing the true spiritual light within Freemasonry through study and a deeper understanding of its principles.
This book provides an excellent introspection into the need to go "back to the basics" within our lodges, and it rightfully calls each member to be a guiding light to assist both new and long-time brothers to truly learn the meaning of the Craft, and not simply be satisfied to only memorize the words within the ritual.
The Masonic Wife was written to answer many of the questions that men and women have about Freemasonry. It will answer questions such as:
If you are a collector of original or older works by famous Freemason authors of rarely found Masonic books for your Masonic library, feel free to browse the links on my Rare Masonic Books page.
Even if you are not a collector, you may find many of these works to be interesting historical Masonic reading.
Freemason books help us to learn what Freemasonry is all about.
To those who truly study Freemasonry's history, its symbols, and its ritual, you will learn that the Bible you were given at your initiation is not simply a token book, gifted to you to be placed into a drawer, and kept as a keepsake.
Much of the archaically written ritual which you are learning is taken directly from biblical scriptures.
Once you understand the meaning of the Freemason symbols, coupled with the biblical phrases within the ritual, learning ritual becomes much easier because it will all come together into an understandable whole, (and, actually make sense), rather than simply memorizing pages and pages which contain a lot of strange words and phrases.
Once you see the correlation, please mentor others in your lodge so they too, can understand and benefit.
Here is an example of biblical Masonic Degree Verse scriptures used within ritual, their meanings, and the correlation to the different stages in every man's life.
If you are a newly Entered Apprentice, I would suggest you read about one of Freemasonry's most important symbols, The Pythagorean Theorem, also known as the 47th Problem of Euclid.