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Restoring the Temple of Vision: Cabalistic Freemasonry and Stuart Culture Marsha Keith Schuchard

Restoring the Temple of Vision: Cabalistic Freemasonry and Stuart Culture

Marsha Keith Schuchard

Published April 5th 2002
ISBN : 9789004124899
Hardcover
850 pages
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This book uncovers the early Jewish, Scottish, and Stuart sources of ancient Cabalistic Freemasonry that flourished in Ecossais lodges in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Drawing on architectural, technological, political, and religiousMoreThis book uncovers the early Jewish, Scottish, and Stuart sources of ancient Cabalistic Freemasonry that flourished in Ecossais lodges in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Drawing on architectural, technological, political, and religious documents, it provides real-world, historical grounding for the flights of visionary Temple building described in the rituals and symbolism of high-degree Masonry. The roots of mystical male bonding, accomplished through progressive initiation, are found in Stuart notions of intellectual and spiritual amicitia, Despite the expulsion of the Stuart dynasty in 1688 and the establishment of a rival modern system of Hanoverian-Whig Masonry in 1717, the influence of ancient Scottish-Stuart Masonry on Solomonic architecture, Hermetic masques, and Rosicrucian science was preserved in lodges maintained by Jacobite partisans and exiles in Britain, Europe, and the New World.