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Freemasons for Dummies, 2nd Edition Audiobook

Freemasons for Dummies, 2nd Edition

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Publisher's Summary

Take the mystery out of the Freemasons. Fascinated by Freemasons? Freemasons For Dummies is the internationally best-selling introduction to the Masons, the oldest and largest "secret society" in the world. This balanced, eye-opening guide demystifies Freemasonry, explaining everything from its elaborate rituals and cryptic rites, to its curious symbols and their meanings. With new and improved content, including updated examples and references throughout, this new edition of Freemasons For Dummies provides the most straightforward, non-intimidating guide to the subject on the market.

  • Updated expert coverage of the basic beliefs and philosophy behind Freemasonry
  • Revised information on the history of the society, including updates concerning its founding, famous historical members, and pivotal events
  • New coverage devoted to the recent influx of younger membership
  • The latest and ongoing controversies and myths surrounding Freemasonry
  • The role of women in a Masonic organization, including opportunities for women to participate in Freemasonry
  • The effects cultural and political changes and worldwide events are having on the organization

If you're intrigued by the mystery that surrounds the Masons, get ready to learn the facts about this ancient order in Freemasons For Dummies.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2013 John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Anthony F. Virelli Spencer, IA USA 05-17-16
    Anthony F. Virelli Spencer, IA USA 05-17-16 Member Since 2015

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    "This should be required for all new Freemasons!"

    I learned so much history from this book! It was more educational then I could have ever hopped for. This book is great for Freemasons of many years, new Freemasons, Freemasons looking to join other Masonic groups or just the general public who want to know more about freemasonry or for people who may want to join a lodge.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Greg JACKSONVILLE, AR, United States 02-26-15
    Greg JACKSONVILLE, AR, United States 02-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Must read for masons."

    Interesting no matter whether you're a new Masonic Brother, interested in becoming one or a Master Mason this book is definitely worth the read or listen in this case!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ben 09-06-16
    Ben 09-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very helpful and accurate"
    What did you like best about this story?

    It gave the Best understanding of freemasonry that I have ever received by any Book.


    What about Tom Dheere’s performance did you like?

    He was a Big help in keeping my mind engaged


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    Robert Blais DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA, US 08-30-16
    Robert Blais DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA, US 08-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "INTERESTING TOPIC"
    What would have made Freemasons for Dummies, 2nd Edition better?

    HIGH POTENTIAL FOR SUBJECT MATTER. FORMATTED AS A LECTUR THIS BECAME REDUNDANT AND DULL. IF THE AUTHOR WERE OF A MIND TO USE HIS KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THIS SUBJECT AND COMPOSED A GOOD HISTORICAL FICTION NOVEL THAT COULD BE VERY INTERESTING.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Christopher Hodapp again?

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    cocoloustaunau 07-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    As a source of history it was very i nteresting. It was also very informative about the subject matter, but it was too long and redundant...it almost seemed as if there was nothing else to be written, say, after chapter 11, and the rest was tiny pieces of information mixed with tons of personal opinions...I finished it though, but...meh!

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    Chelsea 11-26-15
    Chelsea 11-26-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Mostly useless"
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    As with any book written about Freemasonry by a Freemason it is hindered by the oath of secrecy. This book contains the usual tone of masonic writing addressing wild accusations and misconceptions with mild dismissive humour but without providing any insight to make acknowledging them worthwhile. It teaches virtually nothing about masonry and focuses on making it appear unthreatening and mundane. There's nothing here for anyone who is already past the apprehension about it and simply wants a balanced insight.

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    Christopher J. Britt 07-25-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Everything you wanted to know ..."

    But we're afraid to ask. I was curious about freemasonry. After listening to this, not only do I want to join, but I know why I want to and how to join. The history of it all puts everything into perspective. I highly recommend it.

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    Jose 11-07-15
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    "Answered almost all of my question about the fraternity"

    Anyone who has attempted to learn more about Freemasonry but don't have the resources to learn more about it needs this!

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    Matthew D. 04-29-15
    Matthew D. 04-29-15
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    "Super efucational"

    Mr Hodapp is altogether informative and entertaining. I love how so much history is used to illustrate the truths of masonry.

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    "Full of facts"

    Was unsure about purchasing this book but from the first chapter it fascinated me. So much information on the history of England, Scotland France and America. The sight down side is that it's very American oriented but if you can get passed that you should love it.
    The author has done a good job of giving loads of information but without giving away the secrets of Freemasonry.
    Think that it's one I will be listening to again.

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