Aiming to solve the last secrets of Freemasonry, this book uncovers the mysterious words, symbols and rituals whose meanings have been lost for centuries. 2 Nov Born in blood: the lost secrets offreemasonry / John J. Robinson. p. em. . reveal anything about Freemasonry or the Knights Templar. Its. John J. Robinson (c) was an American author, best known as the author of Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry, He is also credited as .

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View all 4 comments. But I also agree that it follows far fewer flights of far- I tracked down this book at the recommendation of the Tyler at my Lodge. Know one knows when the Freemasons were formed but in the early s five lodges got together to form the Grand Lodge of England.

It had for long been thought that this popular revolt against a pathologically avaricious landlord class, a backward, decadent Church and corrupt, venal and self-involved royalty was but a lightning flash, operating under a disorganized, “ad hoc” leadership. The book felt objective and fair and without the usual dose of paranoia that tends to born in blood the lost secrets of freemasonry Freemasonry.

This is the one book that I loan out to Masons trying to sort out the mixed up history of Masonry more than any other.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The author did admit that some of his conclusions are unsubstantiated, which I felt increased credibility to his objectivity. I think Sanford Holst must have read this book, because some of what I read here is information that I believe Holst cites in his own book about the Phoenicians.

I am not a Free Mason. Unlike the overwhelming majority of its members who believe that Freemasonry evolved born in blood the lost secrets of freemasonry craft guilds of medieval stonemasons, the author persuasively links Freemasonry’s origins, doctrine, governance and ritual to the once powerful and wealthy Knights Templar.

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It’s rather like that. The key to deciphering the Freemasonic rituals is understanding that the words are of French origin. What the title refers to is the Peasant Revolt of the 14th century and the unjust butchering of the Knights Templar, and how these events coincided with the founding of Freemasonry.


This is well worth a read!! Tne 13, Albert rated it did born in blood the lost secrets of freemasonry like it. Relates how many Templars escaped France, and how the English king was for the most part sympathetic off the Templars, which means there’s a strong likelyhood that many took refuge in England and Scotland, brn other places. Robinson, now deceased, was a business executive and ex-marine as well as the author of several books including Dungeon, Fire and Sword: This is a very interesting book.

Robinson’s detective work really seemed to be point on.

Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry

He delves into a lot of the old records not just of Freemasons’ lodges but also of those of medieval stonemasons, the Knights Templar, a lot of fascinating medieval history, as well as more modern history, tying together things so that I can understand born in blood the lost secrets of freemasonry interrelationships between and among them.

Views Read Edit View history. The second suggests ways that the fraternity could prevent such claims from arising in the first place. The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry. Aug 15, Merilee rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: His conclusions made sense to me. Jun 20, Art rated it it was amazing. Product details Hardcover Publisher: Hardcoverpages.

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I found ‘Born in Blood’ to be an excellent and insightful book about the history of the Knights Templar and Freemasonry, and I thought it made a cogent argument for the roots of Freemasonry being found in the persecution and dissolution of the Knights Templar.

The book is broken into two fresmasonry, the first chronicling the travails of the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, aka the Knights Templar, their persecution decrets disbanding, and what that might have meant for the majority of the members who escaped it all.

Published 5 months ago. As a result of his research for this book, he borm more interested in Freemasonry and subsequently wrote A Kost Path: And since I read this primarily to get an idea of what secret organizations are like, I could easily ignore his out-to-lunch vision of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity coming together in one h Robinson’s thesis which he defends mystery-novel style through a gripping historical born in blood the lost secrets of freemasonry is that Freemasonry was born in the ashes of the Knights Templar order when the Knights were forced sectets go underground.

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Some homophobic attitudes from the author come through in the discussion of Edward II, and he plainly has little time for atheists. And since I read this primarily to get an idea of born in blood the lost secrets of freemasonry secret organizations are like, I could easily ignore his out-to-lunch vision of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity coming together in one happy temple.

I can’t imagine a better book to understand the beginnings of Freemasonry.

I think there were some things that he left unsaid as too origins, or he did not make some links with some of his findings in other books. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

All kinds of preposterous explanations for the rituals of the first three degrees have been offered without taking the French origin of the words into account. For those who enjoy history they will find some interesting information which sheds light onto a seldom known and interesting time in history.

Why put us born in blood the lost secrets of freemasonry this? I read this years ago. Books by John Secreys. I have secets admit, this book sold me on it.

Our Tyler yeah, it causes confusion said it wasn’t a perfect book, and I agree. This book led me to conclude that Freemasonry is bit a like a shadow or anti-thesis of the Catholic church.

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I think the icon on the book cover explains it best. Should not be read by anyone thinking of joining Freemasonry until after they’ve joined. Trivia About Born in Blood: It was also special to me being a Catholic.