MORALS and DOGMA by ALBERT PIKE. Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, prepared for the. Supreme Council of. l sources, a Compendium of the Morals and Dogma of the Rite, to re-_mould sentences, change and add tc words and phrases, com- bine them with his own, . Morals and Dogma, by Albert Pike, [], full text etext at

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An upgraded official reprint was released inwith the benefit of annotations by Arturo de Hoyos, the Scottish Rite’s Grand Archivist and Grand Miral.

Part of a series on Freemasonry Overview. This page was last edited on 19 Octoberat An emphasis on religious and cultural tolerance is shown throughout the work, emphasizing that the root of all religion was the same. Morals and Dogma by Albert Pike [].

Morals and Dogma has been described as “a collection of thirty-two essays which provide a philosophical rationale for the degrees of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. In preparing this work, the Grand Commander has been about equally Author and Compiler; since he has extracted quite half of its contents from the works of the best writers dofma most philosophic or eloquent thinkers.

Retrieved from ” https: Perhaps it would have been better and more acceptable if he had extracted more and written less.

Masonic lectures are standard oral presentations given during initiation to a mral degree. Masonic books books. Untilthis book was given to every Mason completing the 14th degree in the Southern jurisdiction of the US Scottish Rite Freemasons.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. So it would be a mistake to use this work as an authoritative source without additional research and critical thinking. This etext uses Unicode extensively, particularly for Greek and Hebrew, and your browser needs to be Unicode compliant to view it properly.

It is stated that nothing pakj the book paji meant to reveal any of the secrets to freemasonry but to simply hint or shed light. Its thirty-two chapters discuss the philosophical symbolism of a degree of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in extensive detail. This is Albert Pikes’ page pjak of ‘lectures’ on the esoteric roots of Freemasonry, specifically the degree Scottish Rite.

Part of a series on. With the release of the authorized edition ofMorals and Dogma is once more being given to new Scottish Rite Masons in the Southern Jurisdiction, and all restrictions on sales to the general public have been removed. The new edition is augmented by subject headings, and illustrations from the original books Pike used, new paragraph numbers, and corrections based upon moarl texts. That said, Morals and Dogma is a huge, rambling treasure-house of esoteric data, particularly on the Kabalah and ancient Mystery religions.

The text is reprinted in full, with about scholarly notes on difficult passages, touching on historical, religious, and philosophical issues. After the copyright of Morals and Dogma was not renewed; and, like many out-of-copyright works, it was reprinted many times by various publishers. Although Morals and Dogma is an esoteric book, it was not a secret one; Pike’s original pxjk was clear that any Mason could own the book, but only Scottish Rite Masons would be encouraged to own one.

Morals and Dogma

Though it discusses the minutiae of Masonic ritual at length, it is written so as not to reveal the Masonic secrets. Everyone is entirely free to reject morzl dissent from whatsoever herein may seem vogma him to be untrue or unsound. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In his allocution ofPike’s successor, Grand Commander John Henry Cowles, noted that some Masonic publications had used large extracts from the text, which practice he sought to curtail by adding the following words to the title page: Pike states right off that half of the text is copied from other works.


The original printing had pages of text, while a page Digest-Index was added by Trevanion W. These common traits and symbols in all religions are explained in detail, beginning with the Orphic Egg or Cosmic Egg, and then moving towards pjak Egyptian, Phoenician, Buddhist, and Hindu texts, and the Abrahamic religions.

In Pike’s original Preface, he noted:.

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Ritual motions and objects are named and elaborated upon, but not described. Pank copy of Morals and Dogma was given to every new member of the Southern Jurisdiction from the early s until although albdrt local Scottish Rite bodies offered copies through the midswhen it was deemed “too advanced to be helpful to the new Scottish Rite member.

Whether you just browse these pages or study it from one end to the other, this is a must-read book for anyone looking for long-lost knowledge.

Lectures provide background material for initiates and the discuss duties of the degree in general terms. The lectures provided a backdrop for the degrees by giving lessons in comparative religion, history and philosophy”.