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" Freemasonry is a peculiar system of morality veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols. "
The Encyclopaedia Britannica: Fra to Har - Page 44
edited by - 1910
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Turning the Solomon Key

Robert Lomas - Social Science - 2007 - 336 pages
...Masonic ritual might give us a clue. This is how Freemasonry defines itself: Q: What is Freemasonry? A: A peculiar system of morality, veiled in allegory, and illustrated by symbols. What Masonic symbol can best illustrate the Solomon Key? The Symbol of the Solomon Key Does Masonic...
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A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, Volume 1

Arthur Edward Waite - History - 2013 - 508 pages
...of the League. It would be distinguished sufficiently from Masonry by these facts, even if it were " a peculiar system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols." Chinese Secret Religion.— Very curiously, however, there are certain Chinese scholars who have discovered...
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Cracking the Freemasons Code: The Truth About Solomon's Key and the Brotherhood

Robert L.D. Cooper - History - 2007 - 240 pages
...helpful: "Freemasonry strives to make good men better. It cannot make bad men good." Personally I prefer, "A peculiar system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols." This definition was penned more than a hundred and fifty years ago, but it still holds true today....
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The Secert Castle: The Key to Good and Evil

Miguel H. Bronchud - Biography & Autobiography - 2007
...institution, probably the single largest initiatic fraternal society in the world, that defines itself as "a peculiar system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols," has been the victim, from time immemorial, of all sort of contradictory fairytales, that are often...
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Cracking the Freemasons Code: The Truth About Solomon's Key and the Brotherhood

Robert L.D. Cooper - History - 2007 - 240 pages
...helpful: "Freemasonry strives to make good men better. It cannot make bad men good." Personally I prefer, "A peculiar system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols." This definition was penned more than a hundred and fifty years ago, but it still holds true today....
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Masonic Voice Review, Volumes 70-72

1889
...every Mason should be able to answer with thorough confidence. The initiate is taught that Masonry is a peculiar system of morality, "veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols," but after committing this definition to memory, in order to pass his examination, it too often happens...
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Whos Afraid of Freemasons

Aleksandr Moiseevich Pi︠a︡tigorskiĭ - Freemasonry - 2005 - 398 pages
...etically. But when we read in a famous Masonic Handbook of the nineteenth century that "Masonry is a peculiar system of morality veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols" and "by no means a religion" (as John Hamill added in his recent book), this is an official, institutional...
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