Monday, October 18, 2010

Book: "Observing the Craft" by Andrew Hammer

W:.B:. Andrew Hammer, Master of Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22 has written a new book, Observing The Craft: The Pursuit of Excellence in Masonic Labour and Observance, and it is now available from Lulu.com:

Written by Andrew Hammer, Master of one of the world's most prestigious Masonic lodges, Observing the Craft is a manifesto of sorts for the observant Mason, who seeks quality over quantity in every aspect of Freemasonry. It is a stringent argument for the Symbolic Lodge as being the whole of Masonry, calling for nothing but the utmost effort and commitment to be put into the operation of a Masonic lodge and its meetings.

Paperback, 161 pages
$15.99
ISBN: 0981831613


Andrew presented a paper based on the book at the Masonic Society's Semi-Annual Meeting in New Orleans in September.

It can also be ordered through Amazon.com

2 comments:

Richard said...

From the synopsis (emphasis added):
"...who seeks quality over quality..."

Am I missing something here, or...

Simon LaPlace said...

This is a significant work that is sure to put a lot of noses out of joint. The full synopsis is:

Observing the Craft is a manifesto of sorts for the observant Mason, who seeks quality over quantity in every aspect of Freemasonry.

It is a stringent argument for the Symbolic (Blue) Lodge as the ne plus ultra of the Craft, asking that Masons put actions behind their statements that 'nothing is higher than the third degree.'

It is a book that calls for nothing but the utmost personal effort and commitment to be put into the operation of a Masonic Lodge, and the experience of a Masonic meeting, in search of the transformational experience which Masons define as 'making a good man better.'