The foundations of Masonic symbolism are universal, eternal, timeless. The Order has existed under one name or another long before the building of the first pyramid. It predates any religion known today! This makes Masonry the oldest entity of its kind to prepare candidates for an inward life.
Within Masonry and Its Symbols lies the heart and soul of a most worthy brotherhood of humanity - Freemasonry. Throughout time, many of the great truths embedded in the symbols and rituals of Masonry have become obscured. Written in the Light of Thinking and Destiny, this book brings an in-depth perspective to these age-old teachings, creating an opening for these seemingly inexplicable forms and practices to become comprehensible to a wider audience. Every Mason who desires a truer understanding of the symbols of Masonry, of the ceremonies in which he takes part, and of their deep esoteric significance, could find great value here. However, the knowledge and profound revelations contained in this book are of value to all, whether Masons or non-Masons, who are interested in human betterment. The author makes clear that Masonry is not for any special race, religion or gender, but for all of humanity - the conscious self in every human body. He also reveals how any one of us can choose to prepare for the highest purposes of mankind: Self-knowledge, regeneration, conscious immortality.