The Secret History of Freemasonry: Its Origins and by Paul Naudon PDF
By Paul Naudon
Explores the hidden historical past of Freemasonry from historical Rome, throughout the center a long time, to the present
• indicates the shut connection among medieval masons and the Knights Templar
• Illustrates the sacred nature of Roman and medieval exchange associations
• unearths the lacking hyperlink that connects the inns of recent Freemasonry to the medieval brotherhoods of builders
Historians usually make a pointy contrast among the operative Masonry of the center a long time and the speculative Masonry of contemporary instances, emphasizing that there's no direct bridge connecting the 2. sleek historians even have scoffed at Masonic claims in regards to the shut dating among the resort and the Temple. utilizing medieval documents housed all through Europe, historian Paul Naudon finds that there has been in truth a truly intimate connection among the Masons and the Knights Templar. Church documents of medieval Paris express that the majority, if now not all, the Masons of that point have been citizens of the Templar censive, which allowed them to take pleasure in nice exemptions and liberties from either church and country end result of the safeguard afforded them through this robust order.
Naudon exhibits that the origins of Freemasonry may be traced again to the collegia of old Rome. He strains the evolution of companies comparable to the Comacine Masters, the Arab turuqs, and the brotherhoods of developers created lower than the aegis of the Benedictines and the Knights Templar, all of which supply the car for the transmission of a sacred culture from pre-Christian instances to the fashionable period. this practice is the resource of Masonic ritual and symbolism, and it presents the lacking hyperlink within the transformation of the operative Masonry of the medieval cathedral developers to the religious ideas of recent speculative Masonry.
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Hich they may consecrate and enforce by their manners and customs. There are others of an indifferent nature, respecting which, it rests at the option of nations to make in their treaties whatever agreements they please, or to introduce whatever custom or practice they think proper. But every treaty, every custom, which contravenes the injunctions or prohibitions of the Necessary law of nations, unlawful. It will appear, however, in the sequel, that it is is only by the Internal law, by the law of Conscience, such conventions or are always treaties which condemned as unlawful, and that, for reasons shall be given in their proper place, they are nevertheless often valid by the external law.
But we must not conclude from thence, that the nation wanted a genius for trade.
Nay, the motives to it will lose much of their force, when a government is strong in reputation, and men are kept in good humor by feeling the rod of a party on no occasion, tho they feel the weight of the sceptre on some. Such opportunities, however, may happen; and there may be reason, as well as pretences, sometimes for opposition even in such a reign: at least we will suppose so, that we may include in this argument every contingent case. Grievances then are complained of, mistakes and abuses in government are pointed out, and ministers are prosecuted by their enemies.
The Secret History of Freemasonry: Its Origins and Connection to the Knights Templar by Paul Naudon