Masons were actually Master builders of great Cathedrals. Temples secreted their craft and Masons inculcated hidden symbols into these buildings that gave clues to the true nature of the builders. They were not just bricklayers as you might think. It is generally believed in occult circles that these medieval Masons had inherited esoteric knowledge from their pagan antecedents and this knowledge was incorporated into the sacred architecture of the cathedrals.
The “operative” Masons of Europe, persons who were literally in the stone mason trade who formed guilds and lodges, provided not only a pattern of secrecy, but a new “magical order. The lodges of “speculative” Masons of professionals and aristocracy in England provided a legacy of subversion and corruption in the very exercise of their trade.
By DeVita Brown
Edited by: Dr. Lee Warren
What is Freemasonry? What is a Secret Society?
History of Freemasonry - Ancient roots of Masonry
Craft of Masonry
Do Freemasons fall into one of three groups?
Structure of the Freemasonry
Freemasonry, the Universal Religion
God of the Freemasonry
What is the Mystery of the light of Freemasonry?
Other Beliefs of Masons Important figures an/or events in Free Masonic History
Secrets and Power of the Masons Revealed
Are Freemasons and Secret societies operating by a pattern?
What are the goals of the Freemasonry?