The Secret Psychology of Freemasonry:
Alchemy, Gnosis, and the Science of the Craft
By Cliff Porter edited by R. Gregory Starr, with an introduction by Dr. Jim Tresner, 33̊, G.C
An original work presented in an exquisite edition:
- lovingly hand-bound in fine leather
- with watered silk end-papers
- new color illustrations
- a silk ribbon marker
- stamped in gold relief
This lavish volume is available in a limited issue of 198 copies, each individually signed and numbered by the author, Cliff Porter.
"Masonic ritual contains a veiled secret which points toward a hidden psychological current, inherent in the Western Mystical Tradition. This scarcely perceivable sentient science has manifested throughout the ages within the ancient Gnostic schools, the writings of the great Hermetic philosophers, and the noble art of Freemasonry. These institutions have operated as a means of perpetuating a method of personal typology and perception, which is essential to human interaction. The intrinsic numerological correspondences of Craft ritual contain the keys to perfecting this powerful system of communication and the Self. This seminal work provides a practical framework, through which the student can master his own typology, understand the elements of perception, and utilize vital communication techniques which can unlock the very mysteries of human existence. By employing techniques as diverse as Jungian psychoanalysis, Masonic geometry, and alchemical parable, Porter has formulated a unique and timely tome that is certain to revolutionize the perceptions of contemporary Masonic culture and the means by which we articulate ideas. We can detect deception, influence others, effect positive change, and synthesize a unique cognitive vernacular, specifically crafted to convey the most profound Masonic truths.."
"The new millennium has brought about a renewed interest in all forms of Western Esotericism - from pop culture forays into the Templar mysteries to fashionable Hollywood Kabbalism, the occult is once again being pushed to the forefront of popular consciousness. As humanity moves into an age characterized by an awakening of higher spiritual ideals and gnosis; there is undoubtedly a legitimate need for Freemasonry - which often functions as the most overt of the esoteric arts - to vigorously re-examine its raison d'être. All esoteric currents ebb and flow in orbits of varying degrees, i.e., the 108 year Rosicrucian cycle, etc… It's no small wonder that the Masonic order is experiencing a dramatic increase in membership, as well a virtual deluge of literature examining nearly every imaginable aspect of its teachings. Sadly, much what is being published seems aimed at the de-mystification of the order's precepts by those who little understand its true secrets, nor its mechanics. Strong polemics, not heard since Albert Pike’s day, have emerged as the notion of a complete and absolute restoration of Freemasonry’s esoteric heritage becomes the primary focus of many of its younger practitioners."
Cliff Porter (W.M. of Enlightenment Lodge No. 198, Colorado Springs, CO. & homicide detective for the El Paso County Sherriff’s Dept.) is a conspicuous figure in this campaign to reconstitute the neglected and misunderstood truths which lay at the heart of the Masonic mysteries. Employing a unique perspective garnered from his personal use of interrogation techniques, Jungian psychology, typology, and the mystical traditions, The Secret Psychology of Freemasonry provides an effective blueprint for the often obtuse methods of Masonic science. In readable, concise, and accessible language, Porter guides the reader through the intrinsic numerological correspondences of Craft ritual wherein lay the keys to a powerful system of communication and self-mastery. While Porter’s unorthodox theories on both the psychological structure of communication and the hidden meaning of Masonic ritual may prove controversial, this treatise will undoubtedly find a lofty place in the pantheon of modern occult literature. As Freemasonry sets about redefining itself and staking its rightful claim in the equation of the modern spiritual landscape, this seminal work will set a standard by which others will be contrasted for generations to follow.
– Paul Dickerson/Brazen Serpent, Denver, CO.
This lavish tome is available in a limited edition of 198 hand-bound, signed, and numbered copies.
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