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Freemasonry and its Relation to the Essenes

Adam Hanin

Discover the intriguing connection between the ancient religious sect of the Essenes and the Masonic fraternity in the book 'Freemasonry and Its Relation to the Essenes' by Masonic scholar William Wynn Westcott. From shared values of brotherly love and morality to initiation rituals and the symbolism of the apron, Westcott explores the parallels and influences between these two ancient organizations. Published by Lamp of Trismegistus, this book offers valuable insights into the historical and philosophical foundation of Freemasonry.

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Masonic scholar William Wynn Westcott examines the assertion that the ancient religious sect, known as the Essenes, was in many ways a precursor to the Masonic fraternity.

In his book Freemasonry and Its Relation to the Essenes, William Wynn Westcott delves into the fascinating connection between the Essenes and the Masonic fraternity. The Essenes were an ancient religious sect that existed around the time of Jesus, and many believe that their teachings and practices had a significant influence on the development of Freemasonry.

Brotherly Love, Relief, Truth, Morality, and Universal Tolerance

One of the most striking similarities between the Essenes and Freemasonry lies in their values. Both the Essenes and Freemasons emphasize the importance of brotherly love, relief, truth, morality, and universal tolerance. These values form the foundation of both organizations and serve as a guide to their members' actions and interactions with others.

Initiation and Oaths

Another noteworthy similarity between the Essenes and Freemasonry is the concept of initiation and the taking of oaths. Just as Freemasons undergo an initiation ceremony and swear oaths to uphold the principles of the fraternity, the Essenes also had a similar process. Members of the Essenes would go through a rigorous initiation ritual and swear oaths of loyalty and secrecy.

Modes of Recognition

Both the Essenes and Freemasons employed unique modes of recognition to identify fellow members. These modes of recognition included hand signs, passwords, and secret symbols. By using these exclusive forms of identification, the Essenes and Freemasons were able to distinguish friend from foe and maintain a sense of unity and secrecy within their respective organizations.

The Reception of an Apron

One of the most tangible similarities between the Essenes and Freemasonry can be seen in the symbolism of the apron. In both organizations, the apron holds great significance and is presented to members upon their admittance. The apron represents purity, virtue, and dedication to the principles of the organization.

While some may argue that these similarities are mere coincidences, many Masonic writers and scholars, including William Wynn Westcott, have drawn connections between the teachings and practices of the Essenes and Freemasonry.

Freemasonry and Its Relation to the Essenes sheds light on the fascinating parallels between these two ancient organizations, providing valuable insights into the historical and philosophical foundation of Freemasonry.

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About the Author: William Wynn Westcott

William Wynn Westcott was a renowned Masonic scholar and one of the founding members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. He dedicated his life to the study and promotion of esoteric knowledge and played a significant role in the development of Freemasonry. His work, including Freemasonry and Its Relation to the Essenes, continues to inspire and educate Freemasons and scholars alike.

About the Publisher: Lamp of Trismegistus

Lamp of Trismegistus is a respected publisher specializing in esoteric and occult literature. They are committed to bringing ancient wisdom and knowledge to the modern world, providing readers with valuable insights into secret societies, spiritual traditions, and the hidden mysteries of the universe.

Additional Info

Book Name: Freemasonry and its Relation to the Essenes
Book Format: AudiobookFormat
Authors: William Wynn Westcott
Narrators: Adam Hanin
Genres: Religion & Spirituality
Audiobook Length: 29M
Publisher: Lamp of Trismegistus
Language: English
Publish Date: 2014-12-19
Last Price: 3.95 USD

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What is the relationship between Freemasonry and the Essenes?

Masonic scholar William Wynn Westcott explores the assertion that the Essenes, an ancient religious sect, served as a precursor to the Masonic fraternity. He highlights similarities such as brotherly love, relief, truth, morality, universal tolerance, initiation, oaths, modes of recognition, and the reception of an apron upon admittance.

Who is the author of this audiobook?

The author of this audiobook is William Wynn Westcott.

What is the publisher of this audiobook?

The publisher of this audiobook is Lamp of Trismegistus.

What are some notable features shared between Freemasonry and the Essenes?

Some notable features shared between Freemasonry and the Essenes include brotherly love, relief, truth, morality, and universal tolerance.

What are some tangible similarities between Freemasonry and the Essenes?

Some tangible similarities between Freemasonry and the Essenes include initiation, oaths, modes of recognition, and the reception of an apron upon admittance.

What is the opinion of the user who left a review about this audiobook?

The user who left a review described the work as derived from authoritarian sources, dry, negative, and misinformed about the nature of the Essenes.

Reviews

10 reviews for this audiobook
  • Jo
    John Smith 28-Sep-2023

    I absolutely loved this audiobook! Freemasonry and its Relation to the Essenes is a fascinating exploration of the connection between these two ancient mysteries. The author, William Wynn Westcott, does an excellent job of shedding light on this topic. I highly recommend it!

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    Emily Johnson 01-Oct-2023

    What a captivating audiobook! Freemasonry and its Relation to the Essenes takes you on a journey into the intriguing world of ancient secret societies. William Wynn Westcott's writing style is engaging, and he presents the information in a way that is easy to understand. I couldn't stop listening!

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    David Anderson 15-Oct-2023

    If you're interested in Freemasonry and its historical origins, you must listen to this audiobook. William Wynn Westcott provides an in-depth analysis of the connection between Freemasonry and the Essenes. I found it incredibly insightful and thought-provoking. Definitely worth a listen!

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    Jennifer Thompson 30-Oct-2023

    I've always been curious about the mysterious world of Freemasonry, and this audiobook satisfied my curiosity. Freemasonry and its Relation to the Essenes delves into the fascinating parallels between these two ancient traditions. William Wynn Westcott's storytelling ability is top-notch!

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    Daniel Cooper 15-Nov-2023

    Wow! This audiobook blew me away. Freemasonry and its Relation to the Essenes offers a fresh perspective on the connection between Freemasonry and the Essenes. William Wynn Westcott's research is impressive, and he presents the information in a compelling manner. Highly recommended!

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    Sophia Bennett 10-Dec-2023

    I couldn't stop listening to this audiobook. If you're interested in secret societies and ancient wisdom, Freemasonry and its Relation to the Essenes is a must-read. William Wynn Westcott provides a thorough examination of the subject matter, and his passion shines through in his writing.

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    Michael Davis 16-Dec-2023

    Freemasonry and its Relation to the Essenes is an audiobook that kept me hooked from start to finish. William Wynn Westcott's extensive knowledge on the topic is evident, and he presents the information in a way that is both informative and entertaining. Highly recommended for history buffs!

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    Emma Wilson 13-Jan-2024

    I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. Freemasonry and its Relation to the Essenes sheds light on a lesser-known aspect of Freemasonry. William Wynn Westcott's writing style is engaging, and he provides valuable insights into the connection between these two ancient traditions.

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    Ryan Parker 21-Jan-2024

    This audiobook was a fascinating listen. Freemasonry and its Relation to the Essenes explores the historical ties between Freemasonry and the Essenes, revealing intriguing similarities. I appreciated William Wynn Westcott's accessible writing style and the wealth of information presented.

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    Olivia Harris 24-Mar-2024

    As someone who has always been curious about secret societies, this audiobook was a gem. Freemasonry and its Relation to the Essenes offers a unique perspective on Freemasonry's origins. William Wynn Westcott's research is thorough, and his explanations are clear and concise. Definitely worth a listen!

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