Within Freemasonry: An ‘Academic’ Backlash Against Esotericism

On page 60 of Freemasonry Today (or FMT, as it now appears to be called) you will find a review of The Art and Science of Initiation, which I worked on with author Jedediah French. The review veers towards the positive, though the reviewer is clearly nervous about a book on initiation, especially when the types of initiation in question relate not only to Freemasonry but to esotericism more broadly and to spirituality and some occult Orders, such as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Continue reading → Within Freemasonry: An ‘Academic’ Backlash Against Esotericism

Kabbalah And Freemasonry — Greg Kaminsky In Interview

Greg Kaminsky — one of the speakers at the recent Masonic Con event — has been interviewed by Alex Powers of the Historical Light website on the subject of his talk at that event: Kabbalah and Freemasonry. It’s a good introduction to the subject, especially to the history and development of Kabbalah (an originally Jewish metaphysical system that was adopted into Christian apologetics, Christian mysticism, and Western esotericism).  Continue reading → Kabbalah And Freemasonry — Greg Kaminsky In Interview