What is the secret of Freemasonry?
What is it that has held the world's first and largest Fraternity together for centuries?
Why have the countless known and unknown Brothers diligently labored towards fitting their minds, "as living stones, for that spiritual building, that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens"?
In today's world, most of the Masonic lodges have entirely forgotten—or have never even learned—where Masonry came from and what its original mission in the world was. Many of the six million seekers of the Light around the globe blindly stumble through the darkness of that ignorance, going through the motions of various rituals without understanding what the "peculiar system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols" behind the organization they joined is really about. To make matters worse, our modern age brought a proliferation of ludicrous conspiracy theories, muddying the waters even further and attracting many of those after materialistic gains.
On the other hand, after two millennia of deep secrecy, Kabbalah opened its gates wide to all genuine spiritual seekers. The long-hidden secrets—the nature of God, the Names of God, the Zohar, the Tree of Life, cosmic meaning of the Hebrew alphabet, creation of the world, the structure of reality—have been revealed to the world.
Originally published by the Regular Grand Lodge of Serbia in A.L. 6017, Freemasonry & Kabbalah: Becoming One With God is an important work that fills the gap in modern Masonic education. The book introduces the 21st-century Brethren to the true essence of the Craft in a clear, approachable, and easy-to-understand language and without any undue mystification. The author offers an overview and interpretation of Kabbalistic secrets and points out that the Craft is deeply rooted in this tradition. Some of the basic Masonic postulates, incomprehensible to most modern Brethren, are easily explained through Kabbalah and its interpretations:
- Knowing thyself,
- Brotherly love,
- Immortality of the soul,
- Meaning of life and death,
- The Great Architect of the Universe,
- Cosmic meaning of silence.
After reading Freemasonry & Kabbalah: Becoming One With God, these and other concepts familiar to every Mason will acquire a new and fresh meaning, and the genius of the hidden founders of the Fraternity will start blazing across centuries with a renewed brilliance and Light.