Issue #8 of the Journal of the Masonic Society is landing in mailboxes this week, featuring:
• Masonic Week: Let It Snow by Jay Hochberg & Chris Hodapp
• The Grand Constitutions of 1786 and the “Scottish Rite War” by Michael Poll
• The Seven Liberal Arts & Sciences by David E. Amstutz
• Masonic History Unfolds At Historic Ft. Buford by Jim Savaloja
• Restructuring American Freemasonry Part III: The Scottish Rite by Mark Tabbert
• The Mystery of Pre-European Freemasonry by Ron Hartoeben
• The Quest by Steve Osborn
• Here's Your Hat, What's Your Hurry? by Roger VanGorden
• Masonic Treasures: National Treasure Pipe by Chris Hodapp
• A new section: Books, Arts, Styles & Manners, this issue featuring:
Stephen Dafoe's Morgan: The Scandal That Shook Freemasonry reviewed by Kevin Noel Olson; Tobias Churton's The Invisible History of the Rosicrucians: The World’s Most Mysterious Secret Society reviewed by Randy Williams; and Jay Kinney's The Masonic Myth: Unlocking the Truth About the Symbols, the Secret Rites, and the History of Freemasonry reviewed by Jay Hochberg.
• Plus Masonic news, reports of the Masonic Society's activities at Masonic Week, new by-laws, Fellows for 2010, new advertisers, and more!
This issue’s cover features “Solomon Dedicates The Temple At Jerusalem” c. 1896-1902, by James Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836-1902). In the 1890s, Tissot left Paris and traveled extensively in Palestine, where he painted a series of what would become over 700 watercolors featuring the Old Testament and the life of Christ.