Aiming to solve the last secrets of Freemasonry, this book uncovers the mysterious words, symbols and rituals whose meanings have been lost for centuries. 2 Nov Born in blood: the lost secrets offreemasonry / John J. Robinson. p. em. . reveal anything about Freemasonry or the Knights Templar. Its. John J. Robinson (c) was an American author, best known as the author of Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry, He is also credited as .
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I haven’t read an ounce of Freemason stuff elsewhere, but based on Robinson’s proof, I’d buy it. This is my absolute favorite non-fiction book. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Robinson does a pretty good job of arguing that the Knights Templar were broken by a conspiracy backed by the Catholic Church.
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A compelling read, this book dispels so many of the myths about Freemasonry. When the words are looked up in French, it all makes sense. It’s rather like that. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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View all 4 comments. This should be the foundation to any masons understanding of the society. Convincing take on the connection between Freemasonry and Knights Templar. But his rope tying Masonry to the Knights templar is very frayed This book is much like reading a creationist’s attack on evolution. Instead of the hyped-up conspiracy-theory potboiler I’d expected, Robinson presents a series of historical, religious, and linguistic data which strongly support the hypothesis that Freemasons emerged not from the Stone Masons guilds of the Middle Ages, but as a secret mutual protection society in the aftermath of the bloody destruction of the Knights Templar.
Robinson was NOT a Freemason when he began his research and writing quest, born in blood the lost secrets of freemasonry was given completely open access to the Freemason library to complete his research on the single condition that he write a “fair and accurate” depiction of the Freemasons.
Many of America’s Founding Fathers were Freemasons and they helped enshrine freedom of religion in the U. Typically, Freemasons love and believe every word, which is not to say they aren’t true. This volume does a terrific job of putting the facts together and creating a convincing argument tying Freemasonry to the Knights Templar.
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Sep 18, Nicholas Vettese rated it really liked it. Feb 25, Swatfrog rated it really liked it. The national and religious politics of the times are relevant to his case, but I think his own passion for that material this project started bloood as more general historical research prompted him to include a lot of information that wasn’t actually relevant to the Templar-Freemason connection.
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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Robinson presents a solid and sound connection between the disbanding of the Knights Templar and the emergence of modern Freemasonry. This book is an excellent resource and I highly recommend it to zecrets that would like to learn about the history of the Freemasons. Published 3 months ago.
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Although John Robinson does tend to ramble at times and often makes the same points repeatedly, Born in Blood must be one of the most well researched book on Freemasonry that I have ever read. Through the middle sections, the author delves into the etymology of particular Masonic ritual and other freemadonry frankly I had a hard time getting through this part. Much of the imagery, secret signs and ritualization supports this theory as do many of the historical events which occurred between the demise of jn Order of the Knights Templar on Born in blood the lost secrets of freemasonry, There are plenty of theories out there about the origins and purposes of Freemasonry.
I cannot recommend this book more highly. This amazing detective story answers those questions and proves that the Knights Templar in Britain, fleeing arrest and torture by pope and king, formed a yhe society of mutual protection that came to be called Freemasonry. For all I know he made the whole thing up.
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The second suggests ways that the fraternity could prevent such claims from arising in the first place. It might have just as easily been titled “The Secrets of the Knights Templar.
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I started this book feeling entirely comfortable thee the idea of Freemasonry developing out of a medieval craft guild. Robinson Snippet view – All kinds of preposterous explanations for the rituals of the first three degrees have been offered without taking the French origin of the words into account.