Ce livre est un véritable joyau.
Arturo de Hoyos, qui est le Grand Archivist et Grand Librairian du Suprême Conseil Juridiction Sud vient de publier aux Etats-Unis :
"Freemasonry`s Royal Secret -
The Francken Manuscript"
qui est la transcription d'un rituel de l' Ordre du Royal Secret (dit aussi Rite de Pefection) créé par Etienne Morin.
Ce rite est l'ancêtre du Rite Ecossais Ancien et Accepté.
Sa connaissance est donc essentielle pour la compréhension et la pratique du REAA.
Alain Bernheim et Arturo de Hoyos
Arturo de Hoyos a écrit avec notre ami Alain BERNHEIM l'introduction historique (magistrale) de cet ouvrage.
Initié au Grand Orient de France en 1963, Alain Bernheim appartient aujourd’hui à la Grande Loge Suisse Alpina (Masonry Universal No. 40), à la Grande Loge Régulière de Belgique (PM d’Ars Macionica No. 30 ) et à la Grande Loge Unie d’Angleterre.
Vous pouvez acheter "Freemasonry`s Royal Secret - The Francken Manuscript" ici : (http://www.scottishritestore.org/cgi-php/store.php?search=yes&detail=yes&category=1&subcat=8&item_no=FRANCKEN).
Le livre est réservé aux membres de la Scottish Rite Research Society. Pour en devenir membre (cotisation annuelle 52$) : http://scottishriteresearch.com/membership-join/
Le livre est évidemment écrit en anglais.
- Extrait de l'introduction d'Alain Bernheim :
THE JAMAICA MANUSCRIPT
"The document which is transcribed in toto in this book is a ca. 1790-1800 bound manuscript of the rituals of the ‘Order of the Royal Secret’ (ORS) a ‘high degree’ system of Freemasonry best known for being the parent of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite (AASR, Scottish Rite), which is itself the most successful branch of Freemasonry in the world. The original transcriber of the 439-page manuscript is unknown, but its language reveals that it is a copy of an undiscovered Francken Manuscript—a name given to several known similar manuscripts, named for their translator/transcriber, Henry Andrew Francken. It is unique for having more ritual information than other known copies. The earliest reference to the Jamaica Manuscript states that it “belonged to an old Jewish family in Jamaica.” How and when the manuscript became the property of the Supreme Council, 33°, Southern Jurisdiction, is also unknown. Arturo De Hoyos first saw it as a researcher in its archives in the early 1990s, when he was allowed to make a copy for study. A couple of years later he transcribed the copy and shared it with fellow members of the board of directors of the Scottish Rite Research Society, when there was some informal discussion about publishing it in the future".
Freemasonry`s Royal Secret - The Francken Manuscript
Freemasonry`s Royal Secret: The Jamaican `Francken Manuscript` of the High Degrees.
By Arturo de Hoyos, 33°, G.C., Grand Archivist and Grand Historian; Introduction co-authored with Alain Bernheim, 33°.
What was high degree Masonry like before the Scottish Rite? For the first time ever, the actual rituals of the `parent` of the Scottish Rite are available for study from a rare manuscript!
Created by Stephen Morin in the 1760`s, this 25-degree system used many of the most popular and important degrees of the time. By 1764 the high degrees were established in New Orleans, and in 1767 Henry Andrew Francken brought the system to Albany, New York. It was finally absorbed into the Scottish Rite in 1801.
This extremely interesting work includes the full and complete rituals of the system, from 4° Secret Master, to 25° Prince of the Royal Secret. Also included are the `detached degrees` of Select Master of 27, Knight of the Royal Arch, and Grand Master Ecose, which appeared at the back of the manuscript.
Includes several facsimiles from the original manuscript.
Hardbound (6 3/4" x 10") with decorative covers; illustrated; includes index. 317 pages.
Voici un livre que chaque cherchant pratiquant le Rite Ecossais Ancien et Accepté se doit d'avoir.