Morals and Dogma

by Albert Pike

[1871]

 


 

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This is Albert Pikes' 861 page volume of 'lectures' on the esoteric roots of Freemasonry, specifically the 32-degree Scottish Rite. Until 1964, this book was given to every Mason completing the 14th degree in the Southern jurisdiction of the US Scottish Rite Freemasons. Masonic lectures are standard oral presentations given during initiation to a new degree. Lectures provide background material for initiates and the discuss duties of the degree in general terms. They do not present details of the rituals, gestures, regalia, etc., for which one must consult other books on Masonry.

Pike states right off that half of the text is copied from other works. Unfortunately none of these quotes are properly cited, and in most cases it is only a shift in style which allows us to identify a quote. There are also lapses of fact and logic. So it would be a mistake to use this work as an authoritative source without additional research and critical thinking. That said, Morals and Dogma is a huge, rambling treasure-house of esoteric data, particularly on the Kabalah and ancient Mystery religions. 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.

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Title Page 2

Preface

Apprentice

The Fellow-Craft Part 1

The Fellow-Craft Part 2

The Master Part 1

The Master Part 2

Secret Master

Perfect Master

Intimate Secretary

Provost and Judge

Intendant of the Building

Elect of the Nine

Illustrious Elect of the Fifteen

Sublime Elect of the Twelve, or Prince Ameth

Grand Master Architect

Royal Arch of Solomon

Grand Elect, Perfect, and Sublime Mason

Chapter of Rose Croix

Knight of the East or of the Sword

Prince of Jerusalem

Knight of the East and West Part 1

Knight of the East and West Part 2

Knight Rose Croix Part 1

Knight Rose Croix Part 2

Council of Kadosh

Grand Pontiff

Grand Master of All Symbolic Lodges

Noachite, or Prussian Knight

Knight of the Royal Axe, or Prince of Libanus

Chief of the Tabernacle

Prince of the Tabernacle Part 1

Prince of the Tabernacle Part 2

Prince of the Tabernacle Part 3

Knight of the Brazen Serpent Part 1

Knight of the Brazen Serpent Part 2

Knight of the Brazen Serpent Part 3

Knight of the Brazen Serpent Part 4

Prince of Mercy, or Scottish Trinitarian Part 1

Prince of Mercy, or Scottish Trinitarian Part 2

Prince of Mercy, or Scottish Trinitarian Part 3

Knight Commander of the Temple

Knight of the Sun, or Prince Adept Part 1

Knight of the Sun, or Prince Adept Part 2

Knight of the Sun, or Prince Adept Part 3

Knight of the Sun, or Prince Adept Part 4

Knight of the Sun, or Prince Adept Part 5

Knight of the Sun, or Prince Adept Part 6

Knight of the Sun, or Prince Adept Part 7

Knight of the Sun, or Prince Adept Part 8

Knight of the Sun, or Prince Adept Part 9

Knight of the Sun, or Prince Adept Part 10

Grand Scottish Knight of St. Andrew

Knight Kadosh

Consistory

Grand Inspector Inquisitor Commander

Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret

 

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