Arvid Ystad @ Ars Macionica

“The Old-Nordic Influence on the Genesis of Freemasonry.” by Arvid Ystad A new theory presents the origin of Freemasonry, as a direct continuation from the...

Ystad’s timeline

In February 2018 I finally got in contact with the author of Frimurerne I Vikingtiden. To my delight, Arvid Ystad told me work is done on...

From Ystad’s book

I was paging through Frimurerne i Vikingtiden and decided to see if I could find some of Ystad’s images to reproduce for you with Ystad’s text....

The investigators

More than the people listed below will have written about the subject (but not many) of heathen remains in Freemasonry, but I’ll list the people...

Literature

There are not too many books about ‘our subject’. What is more, when you can read only English, there is even less to read. English...

Jacob Grimm

I’m currently finally reading one of the few books about the Northern European sources for Masonic symbolism, Logghe’s From Times Immemorial. Logghe lays quite some...

Frimurerne I Vikingtiden

A couple of months ago there was a tiny stir in the ‘social world’ about a Norwegian book about “Freemasonry In Viking Times” by the...

Freemasonry in Viking times

The Norwegian Freemason Arvid Ystad published a book with the title “Frimurerne i Vikingtiden”, or “Freemasonry in Viking-times”. This is potentially interesting, but it looks...