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By Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie

The nineteenth-century author and Masonic student Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie (1833-86) studied occultism with Frederick Hockley, and met the well-known French occultist Éliphas Lévi in 1861. He used to be additionally thinking about the basis of the airtight Order of the Golden sunrise. This broad encyclopaedia, first released in 1877, is taken into account to be a vintage Masonic reference paintings. It contains distinct details at the symbols, rites, legends, phrases, humans and locations linked to Freemasonry. a few of the symbols are illustrated and lists of ratings are given, together with a 'traditional' record of Grand Masters of britain that comes with Sts Swithin and Dunstan, Alfred the nice, Sir Christopher Wren (twice) and Charles II. Mackenzie goals in his entries to be serious whilst suitable: as he says within the Preface, freemasonry has 'received a prepared tribute' in his e-book, yet he tricks at problems encountered in publishing fabric a couple of famously secretive society.

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N 1 ... ... D 1 ... V ... —The Jews • • i speak of a celestial and mystical alphabet, communicated by the angels to the patriarchs. No doubt that certain figures were traced in the heavens by the early astronomers and astrologers. Several of these mystical alphabets are in existence. The angelic alphabet is alluded to in the 4th or Secret Master's degree of the Ancient and Accepted Eite. The ancient Phoenicians had a sacred alphabet formed from the curves of serpents. ) ALPHABET, MASONIC. —This alphabet varies in form from the Hebrew, but not in power.

A secret order, established in the universities of North Germany, first about 1793, and again in 1810. It derived its origin from the College of Clermont, at Paris. It was suppressed by the government. —Founded by Savalette des Langes (circd 1772), and the origin of the rite of Philalethes. It strove to obtain for Masonry a philosophic character. ) AMMON. ) AMMONITISH WAR. —Sometimes used as the motto of the Grand Lodge prior to the union of 1813, and is so engraved on the " Masonic Token," issued in 1794, commemorative of the election of H.

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