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A primer book to begin with for the first steps on the journey?

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Be greeted brethren,

 

Not a member, but like a spy outside trying to get some answers 😃 From Sweden I am, still fumbling around in the dark having more questions than answers. And the more I read the more confusion it creates in a bizzare odd way. And the more I read some doors gets shut, some open and some is a dead end. Many religious books I have read to find answers but I guess my eye is not open and the veil is still there. Few things I have understood about the hours of the spheres and the impact from above down below here on earth. On the left there is something dark, on the right there is something bright...

Now can anyone be humble and kind enough to recommend a book for me to begin my proper journey?

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Hi there and welcome to the Forum.

Freemasonry is not really a thing you can read you have to experience it, which is why you will find that serious Freemasons will advise against it. Books written by actual Freemasons speculating about hidden meanings and such are intended for other Freemasons as without experiencing the Degree ceremonies you have no chance of understand what they're writing about. Those written by non-Masons are just guessing and of no use.

Rather than trying to read you should reach out to local Freemasons and talk with them about what it entails.

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If, after speaking to some local Masons, you decide you want to join, any reading that you have done will be a "spoiler" - it will literally spoil the experience of going through the ceremonies if you know what is going to happen. The only reading that is "safe" is a book on Masonic history, and you probably won't be interested in that before you join anyway. I'd stick to the public content on the website of the Grand Lodge of Sweden.

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It is also important to understand that Freemasonry in Sweden is Christian.  So unless you are of that faith, Swedish Freemasonry (known as the Swedish Rite) would not be for you.  If you are of that faith, then Swedish Freemasonry will be full of meaning for you.  If you look in Wikipedia for Swedish Rite you will find what you need to know at this stage.

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Much of the reading on the subject of freemasonry, is trying to explain or make sense of what you have already experienced, it’s the being a part of the fraternity that points Freemasons in the direction of where they wish to go.

There isn’t a final destination, the end game is living it out, there is so much to experience, that each individual freemason can tread the same path, but arrive at a different destination, as it is individual to you.

Freemasonry has enriched my life, but not in the way I imagined it would when I first became one......as Forrest Gump’s Mother once said, life is a box of chocolates, you don’t know what your getting until you taste it. 

 

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