Masonic Book Club: A Read for the Depths of Winter

When: Thursday, December 15th at 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Where: Lodge Library

At this meeting, we will be discussing the book "Masonic Enlightenment: The Philosophy, History, and Wisdom of Freemasonry" Edited by Bro. Michael Poll. This book's discussion will be open to Master Masons.


Poll has pulled together a variety of essays from past generations and presented them for the enlightenment of Masons today. These are time-tested thoughts and ideas which older members may have encountered decades ago but which newer members may have never seen. Regardless of your Masonic age, you'll find this small book a delight to read.  This book is one of the MOST popular Masonic books in print.  A Masonic education from the first page to last. This collection of classic Masonic papers brings back to life some of the giants in Masonic literature. A sample of the reading selections include:

  •  "The Meaning of Initiation" by Frank C. Higgins;
  • "Masonic Jurisprudence" by Roscoe Pound;
  • "Freemasons in the American Revolution" by Charles S. Lobingier;
  • "Women and Freemasonry" by Dudley Wright;
  • "In the Interests of the Brethren" by Rudyard Kipling;
  • "The Egyptian Influence on Our Masonic Ceremonial and Ritual" by Thomas Ross;
  •  "The Spiritual Significance of Freemasonry" by Silas H. Shepherd;
  • "Rosicrucianism in Freemasonry" by H.V.B. Voorhis; 
  • "Masonry and World Peace" by Joseph Fort Newton

About the Author

Michael R. Poll (1954 - present) is the owner of Cornerstone Book Publishers. He is a Fellow and Past President of The Masonic Society, a Fellow of the Philalethes Society, a Fellow of the Maine Lodge of Research and a Full Member of the Texas Lodge of Research.  A New York Times Bestselling writer and publisher, he is a prolific writer, editor and publisher of Masonic and esoteric books. As time permits, he travels and speaks on the history of Freemasonry, with a particular focus on the early history of the Scottish Rite.


You can obtain the book on in both paper and electronic format at a very reasonable price for used copies, some as low as $9.95. Also check our for great used deals as well.

Prior to the meeting, we will be emailing the author to provide us guiding questions to encourage thought and foster discussion.  This is a convivial as well as an educational gathering so please feel free to imbibe in a favorite yuletide beverage, if you like, and bring a bit of Christmas nibbles.  Even if you choose to not read the book come join the discussion and brotherly support.

Please RSVP by sending an email to Bro. Steve Catterral, or Bro. Dean Fairbanks,

We hope to see you there!