Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on July 9th 2016
Symbolism, poetry, and prose. Three approaches to not only unlocking the profound meaning behind the degrees of Freemasonry, but to navigating the Craft itself as a seeker of something more. There are divisions among those holding the title of Freemason regarding what Freemasonry is really all about. This book is an attempt to not only clarify the purpose of our Noble Craft, but to provide perspective on how to best tackle the issues that prevent so many from fulfilling that purpose. Proceed with an open mind...proceed with humility...and allow the journey of a young Master Mason to cast light upon your own path as you seek to find what has been sought since time immemorial...Enlightenment.
For me, it’s both a blessing and a curse to find great new books. Self-publishing brings more books to market faster and although there’s a fair amount of chaff amongst the wheat, there are often true gems. One such work is Casting Light: A Journey Through Craft Masonry and Beyond by Bro. Jason Eddy. Personal and reflective, there’s much to learn and much to be gained from this small book. Included are some of his poems to help bring futher light to the reader. The Library also has his book Musings Along the Road Less Taken Vol. I, described as “…a poetic journey through the mind of a dreamer, philosopher, and esotericist. It contains inspirational and deeply contemplative poems….” Both are well worth reading but the former really does ‘speak to’ so many things in Masonry and those joining that it would certainly benefit the new seeker as well as the old cynic. Here’s something both old AND new: published in November, a (small) portion of this work actually was posted anonymously on the web some 16 years ago.