FIAT LUX - Philalethes Society releases first hard cover book in 80 years
Society releases first hard cover book in 80 years.
Philalethes Society is the oldest International Masonic Research Society in the
world, dating back to 1928. It began publishing its magazine in 1946 and has
done so continuously (with the exception of 1953 following the death of its
editor) ever since.
of the greatest Masonic writers the Fraternity has produced have contributed to
its content. With the assistance of Brother Brent Morris,
Brother Jack Buta has put together a collection of award winning essays
which appeared in the magazine over a 30 year period from the 1950’s to
book FIAT LUX contains the works of Masonic authors such as Wallace McLeod,
Allen Roberts, Ross Hepburn, Roscoe Pound, and Alphonse Cerza. More than 28
authors are included in the first volume, including Allen Roberts famous
“Masonry under Two Flags” detailing the role of Freemasonry during the
American Civil War.
least two more volumes are planned if the book lives up to Philalethes Society
expectations. With over 500 books ordered prior to publishing, and the initial
response from readers, it will not be too long before volume two is published.
are a few of the praises for FIAT LUX.
John Belton of the UGLE states:
is a pretty powerful volume, good authors, great content, varied subjects.
Proves there is no sell by date on good writing"
Pope, editor of the New Zealand Research Magazine "Harashim" writes:
LUX is a must buy for every Masonic library, large or small, rich or poor,
wherever English is spoken. Why? Because it showcases some of the best articles
from the Philalethes Magazine over the past sixty years; it provides an
introduction to authors and ideas that otherwise might have remained at a
perpetual distance from the average Masonic reader; and because—at $24.95 for
a hardcover presentation of the work of 26 award-winning authors—there will
never be a better bargain."
Kidd, author of Haunted Chambers, the lives of early women Freemasons has this
FIAT LUX: 1956 - 1986, Brother Jack Buta has compiled the scrivenings of the
mid-20th Century All-Stars of Masonic scholarship. I'll be glad to have this in
a member benefit for a new or renewed membership for 2010,
The Philalethes Society will
send a free copy of “FIAT LUX.”
you can buy it on the
Philalethes Society Online Store