There are many books that discuss the history and practices of Freemasonry, and the following list includes some of the most highly regarded books on the subject:
- “The Freemasons: A History of the World’s Most Powerful Secret Society” by Jasper Ridley – This book provides an overview of the history of Freemasonry, including its origins and development over the centuries.
- “The Meaning of Masonry” by W. L. Wilmshurst – This classic book delves into the philosophical and spiritual aspects of Freemasonry, exploring the symbolism and ritual of the craft.
- “Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry” by John J. Robinson – This book presents a theory that Freemasonry has roots in medieval Europe and draws connections between the organization and historical events.
- “Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry” by Albert Pike – This book is a comprehensive guide to the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and includes discussions on the symbolism and philosophy of the craft.
- “The Builders: A Story and Study of Masonry” by Joseph Fort Newton – This book explores the historical and symbolic significance of Freemasonry, providing insights into its rituals and teachings.
- “The Secret Teachings of All Ages” by Manly P. Hall – While not specifically focused on Freemasonry, this book explores the esoteric and mystical traditions of various cultures, including many that are connected to the Masonic tradition.
These are just a few examples of the many books that have been written about Freemasonry. It’s worth noting that opinions on the organization vary widely, and some of these books may be more controversial than others.