Category: Texts

Ruusu-Risti (Rosy Cross)

In 1907 Petter (or Pekka) Ervast (1875-1934) founded a national branch of the Theosophical Society in Finland. He wanted to create a subdivision that focuses...

German Legal Antiquities

A few of the investigators that are mentioned on this website have referred to ancient Germanic law, mostly based on the book of Jacob Grimm...

Freemasonry and the Ancient Gods

I have been reading up with J.S.M. Ward. John Sebastian Marlow Ward (1885–1949) was born in America, died on Cyprus, but lived in the UK most...

The Scandinavian Edda (AQC vol. 1 1886)

In the very first Ars Quatuor Coronatorum (1886) there is a short text about the Edda which refer to “my paper” (in another publication then?),...

Georges Fort on Masonic Antiquities

I have underestimated Fort’s book Early History And Antiquities Of Freemasonry, As Connected With Ancient Norse Guilds, And The Oriental And Medieval Building Fraternities (1884)....

Alexander Bugge on Norse guilds

A small book called Earliest Guilds of Northmen in England, Norway and Denmark by Alexander Bugge (about 24 pages) gives some nice information about early...

The unknown origins

Logghe’s book From Times Immemorial… The Unknown Origins Of Freemasonry (2010) spans 500+ pages on A4 format. The book is self-published and only sold to...

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...