The Spiritual Meaning of Masonic Degrees, Rituals and Symbols
by C.C. Zain
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This is the fourth book in the 21 Brotherhood of Light Course series by C. C. Zain on the Hermetic Sciences, Astrology, Alchemy, Tarot, Kabbalah and the Occult.
In this book the author reveals the symbolism and ritual of ancient and modern freemasonry, what it means and why it is important. This is an unprecedented work revealing the esoteric and spiritual significance of the symbols and rituals performed in the lodge room. The first masons of Egypt and Chaldea are discussed along with the concepts of Solomon’s Temple, the Two Pillars and how ancient masons used the sacred science of Astrology.
This book provides fascinating insights into the Mysteries and is a must read for those wishing to delve deeper into western esoteric traditions.
This book is formatted in the easy to use 8 1/2 x 11 student format.
Study Questions for each chapter/serial lesson are included.
Course 4 of 21 in the Brotherhood of Light Study Program.
|Serial Lesson No.
||Chapter/Serial Lesson Title
||Ancient Masonry Introduction
||Entered Apprentice and the Planets
||Entered Apprentice and the Signs
||Numbers and Opening the Lodge
||Initiating a Member
||Mark Master Mason
||Degrees of the Cross
300 Pages, 8 1/2 x 11 Student Format Trade Paperback
C. C. Zain is the pen name used by Elbert Benjamine (1882-1951), the noted astrologer, naturalist and occultist, for those writings done under the auspices of The Brotherhood of Light during the years 1914 - 1934. This body of knowledge has become known as The Brotherhood of Light Lessons.
Elbert Benjamine was one of the most prolific astrological writers of the 20th century. In addition to the twenty-three volumes of the Brotherhood of Light series published under the penname C. C. Zain, Benjamine also wrote over fifty books and hundreds of magazine articles. A scholar who mastered every physical science of his time, Benjamine brought the same vigor to his exploration of the metaphysical sciences. Like the writings of Bailey, Blavatsky, Steiner, and Heindl, the works of C. C. Zain (Elbert Benjamine) have impacted the lives of thousands of students of Western Occultism.
Elbert Benjamine was born Benjamin P. Williams in the small town of Adel, Iowa, December 12, 1882. He was a natural psychic and seer. In his youth, his heightened awareness brought him into contact with those who had passed from this plane to the next. In the autumn of 1898, he began his esoteric studies. By 1900 he had contacted The Brotherhood of Light and began serious study of astrology. His father was a doctor and deacon in the Disciples of Christ church in Iowa, where the community strongly disapproved of any interest in astrology and the occult. For this reason, upon moving to Los Angeles, he changed his name to Elbert Benjamine in order to protect his family. In the spring of 1910 he gave his promise to write the Twenty-One Brotherhood of Light Courses covering astrology, alchemy and magic, under the penname of C. C. Zain. From that time until his death in 1951, he devoted his life’s energy and personal resources to writing the lessons, and to establishing The Church of Light as a vehicle for disseminating The Brotherhood of Light teachings.