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The Secret Temple: Masons, Mysteries, and the Founding of America



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Bloomsbury USA Academic

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This is the edition with a publication date of 4/1/2009.
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This is the perfect guide for anyone who wants to delve a little deeper into the mysteries of, and answers behind, Freemasonry.

Author Biography

Peter Levenda is the author of Stairway to Heaven: Chinese Alchemists, Jewish Kabbalists, and the Art of Spiritual Transformation, published by Continuum in 2008. He is also the author of Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult (Continuum, 2002), which has appeared in 6 foreign-language editions.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Veiled in Allegoryp. 1
Who Are the Masons?p. 3
The Prehistory of Masonryp. 24
The Knights Templarp. 39
Sacred Geometryp. 62
America Beyondp. 75
The First Rosicrucians in America?p. 77
New Rites, Ancient Memoriesp. 98
A Conspiracy of Intriguing Menp. 124
Magic and Mormonismp. 143
Princes and Pretendersp. 163
Conclusionsp. 178
Appendix: Edgar Allen Poe's "A Cask of Amontillado"p. 183
Notesp. 189
Bibliographyp. 199
Indexp. 207
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