Although many books have been written on the theory of the masonic landmarks, few
are available that provide a complete overview of the centuries of attempts at
making any one set of landmarks universally apart of the Masonic Code. This book
provides the unique perspective of the many attempts by Authors and Unique men in
Masonry. Beginning with the basic concepts of what constitutes a Landmark, each
chapter then traces the steps taken in applying what has been written into what we
as modern masons use today in our daily life.
The book assumes the reader has a basic knowledge of the basic concepts of
Freemasonry. It's very well suited for identification of the dynamics of masonry
around the world. As no one jurisdiction is the same. So is the case for the
landmarks they have instated as model for masonic progression. The reader will
further his research into the days of the guilds and early Masonic gatherings
around Europe. It explains in short the rift between France as well as Masonry in
Germany, Scotland and Switzerland.
The reader will find plenty of modern information as well. The constitutions of
Masonry as coded by the 1717 Masons is included. This set of code is explained in
simple detail and has been considered the “Unspoken” written landmark of how
operations of a Grand Lodge. as well, a subordinate lodge should be run. A few of
old masonic charges are included to demonstrate where Masonic points, word play and
universal prayers came from. And reflect how the craft has taken shape from the
operative to the speculative.