MASONIC WORLD GUIDE

FREEMASONRY UNIVERSAL

– A New Guide to the Masonic World

Kent Henderson

 

 

Global Masonic Publishing, Melbourne, 1998 (volume one) and 2000 (volume two). Soft Cover. 374 pages (volume one); 438 pages (volume two). Volume One of this book is out of print, but copies of Volume Two are still available.

 Contents:

Volume 1


Part One—General information

Regularity and Recognition

Masonic Government

Politics, Religion, Race, and the Masonic Visitor

Rites and Rituals

The History and Limitations of Masonic Travel

The Procedures of Visiting

The Matter of Affiliation

Other Masonic Degrees and Rites

Part Two–North America

Section 1, USA

(50 States, details of 90 Grand Lodges, mention of 100+ others)

Section 2, Canada

(10 Provinces, 15 Grand Lodges)

Section 3, Mexico

(26 States, 30+ Grand Lodges)

Part Three—South & Central America & Caribbean

Section 1, South America

(13 countries, umpteen Grand Lodges)

Section 2, Central America

(Panama and points north)

Section 3, Caribbean

(a colourful panorama)

 


Volume 2


Part Four—General information

(including little-known alliances such as clipsas, catena and simpa.)

Part Five—Africa

(49 countries, from Algeria to Zimbabwe)

Part Six—Europe

Section 1, British Isles

(England, Ireland, Scotland)

Section 2, Nordic Countries

(Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway)

Section 3, Continental Europe

(39 countries from Andorra to Turkey, with many and varied Grand Lodges and Grand Orients)

Part Seven—Asia

Section 1, Middle East

(from Bahrain toYemen, 11 countries, including Lebanon which has around 20 Grand Lodges)

Section 2, Asia generally

(20 countries, from Afghanistan to Vietnam, from Sri Lanka to Japan)

Part Eight—Oceania

Section 1, Australia & New Zealand

(the 7 main Grand Lodges and maybe a few surprises)

Section 2, Pacific Islands

(from both sides of the equator, and both sides of the international date line)


 


What others have said about FREEMASONRY UNIVERSAL:

. . . even more popular and useful, bigger and better, that its predecessor. It is a significant contribution to Masonic knowledge, and I am proud to have been asked to contribute a few preliminary remarks. And so, my brethren, read it, learn from it, enjoy it, follow its advice—and take it with you.

Prof Wallace McLeod, in foreword.

A Must For Every Mason . . .

EVERY Freemason should own a copy of this book. .

Nelson King, FPS, editor of Philalethes magazine

I have learned more about the different Grand Lodges in Masonry, in one week from this book, than I have in 18 years of being a Mason in Missouri. It tells us what nobody here will tell us, and that is that ‘us’ and ‘them’ are not the only Masons on the block. So thank you for writing it.

PM Byron Hams, Prince Hall GL of Missouri

I am down to one copy left, so let’s try five more copies.

Douglas Campbell, Grand Secretary, Minnesota

I received today my copy of FM Universal. I briefly read through it and I must congratulate both of you on a well researched and informative book. . . I will be informing all brethren here to purchase the book.

Stuart Allen, SGW Manitoba

WOW—just received my copy of Volume I in the mail. Fantastic book . . . CAN’T WAIT to see Volume II

Errol Feldman, Netherlands, on PSOC List

To claim that this book is invaluable to the traveller (whether actual or armchair) is an understatement, as it provides all information any visitor could desire (with the obvious exception of details of individual lodges) on each Grand Lodge and the particular customs of each jurisdiction. In smaller countries without their own Grand Lodges it has been possible to list all the lodges in the area.

Why guild the lily? This book is essential, it is authoritative, and it is excellent.


 

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FREEMASONRY UNIVERSAL - A New Guide to the Masonic World

Volume Two

 

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