Monday, October 3, 2016

‘Renaissance Man & Mason’

Piers Vaughan has a new book out as of last week. Renaissance Man & Mason is available via Amazon. From his compound overlooking the Hudson River, Piers released this announcement about an hour ago:

Piers A. Vaughan
I’m delighted to announce that my book, Renaissance Man & Mason, is now available on, and even (hint, hint to my French friends!). It contains over 20 years of talks I have given on Masonry and mysticism, frankly all over the world. It contains talks I have given in the U.S., Belgium, France, New Zealand, Romania, etc. Topics include Blue Lodge, York Rite, Scottish Rite and many aspects of esoteric schools.

The audience is really anyone who either wants to deepen his or her knowledge, and most importantly the ability to know what to look for, and is particularly aimed at new Masons as a counterbalance to those who keep saying “There are no secrets in Freemasonry!” Americans can find the book through this link. My friends in Europe and elsewhere can simply go to their amazon site and search on my name! Oh, and don’t forget to leave a nice review—if you enjoy it.

From the book’s publicity:

This series of short talks was collated from over twenty years of lecturing in Lodges and Chapters, in Europe and the United States, by a Past Grand High Priest of New York State. The author covers a broad range of topics, covering elements of Blue Lodge, York Rite and Scottish Rite, and explores both history and symbolism in this series of papers. Some go more deeply into the esoteric symbolism and the messages hidden in the Degrees. This is a book for anyone who has an interest in the Gentle Craft, of any fraternal line, and will satisfy the need of both younger members entering the Craft with a strong idea of what they wish to learn, and the mature member who seeks to make that daily advance in knowledge.

Piers A. Vaughan was born in Brighton, England, and attended Brighton College, Oxford and Cranfield Universities. He was an avid musician, singing in a local church, playing several instruments, conducting and composing; he was also a keen fencer, and enjoyed appearing in local plays. He even appeared as an extra in Star Wars and Quadrophenia!

He has an MA in Psychology, an MBA in Business Studies and an MA in Divinity. He has worked for a number of banks, including Midland, HSBC, and Deutsche Bank, living in several countries, moving to the USA in the early 1990s.

His Masonic membership began in England in 1979, and he joined a number of Orders before joining St. John’s Lodge No. 1 in New York. He has traveled extensively across the USA and in many countries abroad giving lectures on a number of topics, ranging from history to talks on the symbols and esotericism of Masonry. An interest in 18th century French Masonic Ritual led him to translate a number of important treatises and rituals into English.

He is also very involved in a number of Orders outside of Freemasonry, predominantly ones that have esoteric backgrounds, and is also the head of a church descended from the Pre-Nicene Church of Richard, Duc de Palatine.

Now I have to find my VHS of Quadrophenia!

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