Amicable Lodge Research Committee

Amicable Lodge's Colloquium program involves presentations and discussion on the philosophy, symbolism, and history of Freemasonry, as well as the spiritual and esoteric influences on the development and content of our rituals. For now, six of our twelve regular communications, this year, will feature lectures by various knowledgeable Brothers. We will also provide the self-guided reading course below for all who are interested. All members are strongly encouraged to participate.

Amicable Lodge Research and Education Committee Recommended Reading

History, Speculative History, and Reference:

The Genesis of Freemasonry by David Harrison

Coil’s Masonic Encyclopedia by Henry Wilson Coil

Out of the Shadows: the Emergence of Prince Hall Freemasonry in America by Alton G. Roundtree and Paul M. Bessel

Freemasonry in the Thirteen Colonies by J. Hugo Tatsch

Masonic Membership of the Founding Fathers by Ronald F. Heaton

Paul Revere and Freemasonry by Edith J. Steblecki

History of Freemasonry & Concordant Orders by Henry Leonard Stillson and William James Hughan

The Secret Architecture of Our Nation’s Capital by David Ovason

Tribe by Sebastian Junger

Medieval Historical Figures in Freemasonry by Van Gordon

The Secret History of Freemasonry by Naudon

The Golden Builders: Alchemists, Rosicrucians, First Freemasons by Tobial Churton

Revolutionary Brotherhood by Steven Bullock

The Life of Pythagoras by Iamblichus

From Sphynx to Christ: An Occult History by Edouard Schure

A History of the Supreme Council, 33°, NMJ, USA by Newbury & William

Born in Blood – The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry by John J. Robinson

The Builders by Joeseph Ford Newton


Jurisprudence, Etiquette, Administration:

Freemasonry & it’s Etiquette by Campbell-Everdeen

Duties & Responsibilities of Lodge Officers Grand Lodge of MA

Anderson’s Constitutions of 1723 by Dr. John Anderson

The Master's Book by Carl H. Claudy

Masonic Lodge Methods by L. B. Blakemore

Masonic Ritual Memory Techniques by Ralph Omholt


Ritual and Symbolism:

The Craft and its Symbols by Allen E. Roberts

Esoterika by Albert Pike

The Book of the Words and their Hidden Masonic Meaning by Albert Pike

Man and His Symbols by Carl Jung

Freemasonry: Its Hidden Meaning by George Harold Steinmetz

Esoteric Masonry, or the Storehouse Unlocked by Phylotus

The Masonic Initiation by Wilmshurst



The Lost Keys of Freemasonry by Manly P. Hall

The Way of the Craftsman by Kirk Macnulty

Whither are We Traveling? by Dwight Smith

The Builders by Joseph Fort Newton

Dogma and Ritual by Albert Pike

Who’s Afraid of Freemasons? by Piatagorsky

The Brotherhood by Stephen Knight (anti-masonry)

The Theocratic Philosophy of Freemasonry by George Oliver

The Temple of Man by R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz

The Magic Flute Unveiled by Chailley

Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor & Guide (SMJ) by Arturo DeHoyos

Observing the Craft by Andrew Hammer


Esoteric Religion and Ancient Mysteries:

The Emerald Tablets of Thoth, the Atlantean by Doreal

The Kyballion by Three Initiates

The Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism by Daniel Matt

The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly Palmer Hall

Secret of the Golden Flower translated by Richard Wilhelm

Psychology and Alchemy by Carl Jung

Symbolism of the God’s of the Egyptians and the Light They Throw on Freemasonry by T.M. Stewart

Freemasonry and the Bible by H.L. Haywood

The Secret in the Bible by Tony Bushby

An Introduction to Yoga by Annie Bessant

The Mystical Kaballah by Dion Fortune

Esoteric Orders and Their Work by Dion Fortune

The Consciousness of the Atom by Alice A. Bailey

Abdallah or the Four Leaved Shamrock by Laboulaye

Pythagoras and the Delphic Mysteries by Edouard Schure

Hermetic Philosophy and Alchemy by Mary Anne Atwood

Alchemy: Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul by Titus Burckhardt

The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order by Paul Foster Case

Thinking and Destiny by Harold Percival

The Rosicrucians, Their Rites and Mysteries by Hargrave Jennings

The Book of Revelation by Rudolf Steiner

An Outline of Occult Science by Rudolf Steiner


Novels, etc:

Focault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco

Hypnerotomachia Poliphili by Colona

New Atlantis by Francis Bacon

The Tempest by William Shakespeare