The new book A Journey Through Freemasonry out now
My latest work A Journey Through Freemasonry is now out with Arima publishing, and is also available through Amazon. The book collects together my most popular articles on the history of Freemasonry, from my examination of Byron and the Carbonari to my essay on Thomas Paine, and includes other essays on Freemasons such as Edward Jenner, Erasmus Darwin, and Joseph Brant. To accompany this English edition, there is a Spanish version of the book published by Masonica, entitled Mosaico Masonico, and this title will be available soon. It has been translated into Spanish by Masonic author Darren Lorente-Bull.
To have a compendium of my Masonic articles collected in this format is proving to be of interest to lodges that require presentations in their meetings or have study circles. Indeed, there seems to be a growing number of popular Masonic study circles that I have recently become aware of, such as the Wolverhampton Masonic Study Circle, and there seems to be many ‘Light Blue’ clubs that are also getting involved in structured Masonic education. This is a real positive sign of a new progressive drive for Masonic learning within lodges, and it reminds me of how some lodges in the eighteenth century made time for talks and presentations concerning natural philosophy, such as when the Lodge of Lights in Warrington, Lancashire, invited Thomas Garnett to speak at the lodge in 1796. My paper on Garnett’s life and visit to the lodge appears in the recent edition of the Philalethes Journal of Masonic Research & Letters and is available here.
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