THE ARCANE SCHOOLS

THE ARCANE SCHOOLS

A REVIEW OF THEIR ORIGIN AND ANTIQUITY, WITH A GENERAL History of Freemasonry, AND ITS RELATION TO THE THEOSOPHIC, SCIENTIFIC, AND PHILOSOPHIC MYSTERIES.

BY

JOHN YARKER

THE ARCANE SCHOOLS. J YARKER.

P.M., P.Z., P.M.Mk., P.P., etc., Past Senior Grand Warden of Greece;
Hon. Grand Master of the G. L. of Cuba; Past Gd. Constable or
Mareschal of the Tempi in England; in the A. & A. Rite
Hon. 33 in many countries; Grand Master General of
the A. & P. Rite of Masonry, G.H. of the Confederate
Nations 97 Grand Master Swedenborgian Rite;
Hon. IX of the Rosicrucian Society;
Etc., Etc.

WILLIAM TAIT,
3 WELLINGTON PARK AVENUE, BELFAST.


1909.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

R. CARSWSLL AND SON, LIMITED.
PRINTERS,
QUEEN STREET. BELFAST.

THE ARCANE SCHOOLS

BY THE SAME AUTHOR.


CONSTITUTION, STATUTES, CEREMONIALS, & HISTORY
OF THE A. & P. RITE. Re-arranged.
12mo., Cloth. 1875.

MASONIC CHARGES AND LECTURES, translated from the
French.
8vo., Cloth. Manchester, 1881 (100 printed).

LECTURES OF A CHAPTER, SENATE, AND COUNCIL.
12mo., Cloth. London, 1882.

GENEALOGY OF THE SURNAME YARKER, with the Leyburn
and allied Families,
4to. Manchester, 1882.

RECAPITULATION OF ALL MASONRY, translated from the
French.
8vo., Boards, with symbolic plates. Dublin, 1883 (100 printed).

TWO LECTURES ON HIGH-GRADE MASONRY.
8vo., Wrappers. Liverpool, 1886.

THE CODE OF APEX AND OF THE SAT BHAI. Revised.
16mo. 1886.

CONTINUATION OF THE COMTE DE GABALIS.
(Amsterdam, 175). Bath, 1897.

THE ASSISTANT GENIES & IRRECONCILABLE GNOMES
(1718). Bath, 1897.

CAHAGNET’S MAGNETIC MAGIC. Abridged translation.
Bath, 1898.

REPRINTS OF PAPERS contributed to Ars Quatuor Coronatorum;
THE OLD SWALWELL LODGE AND THE HARODIM. 1902.
THE HAUGHFOOT LODGE. 1903.
ROYAL TEMPLAR CERTIFICATE OF 1779, AND PATENT
OF A RUSSIAN G.L. OF 1815. 1903.
THE VERY ANCIENT CLERMONT CHAPTER. 1904.
AN OLD YORK TEMPLAR CHARTER, 1786, facsimile. 1905.
CAROLUS OF OUR ANCIENT MSS. AND RITUAL OF THE
VEHME. 1906.
ARAB MASONRY-PREHISTORIC. 1906.
ON MASONIC HISTORY - LET US SEEK TRUTH. 1907.
TWO TALMUDIC LEGENDS OF THE 1st TEMPLE. 1908.


For other Literary labours, Books now out of print, and Works still in MS., see List at end of this volume. A few copies of the above works are still in print, particulars and prices of which can be had from

WILLIAM TAIT, 3 WELLINGTON PARK AVENUE, BELFAST, IRELAND.

 

C O N T E N T S.


                                                                 Page.
PREFACE    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .    v
INTRODUCTION — GENERAL PLAN OF THE WORK    .   .   .   .   .   .   ix
                PART I. — THE ARCANE SCHOOLS.
Chapter.
   I. ARCHAIC LEGENDS  .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .    1
  II. PROTO-ARYAN CIVILIZATION AND MYSTERIES   .   .   .   .   .   20
 III. ARYAN CIVILIZATION AND MYSTERIES .   .   .   .   .   .   .   67
  IV. THE MYSTERIES IN RELATION TO PHILOSOPHY  .   .   .   .   .  100
   V. PHILOSOPHY IN RELATION TO MASONIC RITES  .   .   .   .   .  123
  VI. THE MYSTIC AND HERMETIC SCHOOLS IN CHRISTIAN TIMES   .   .  154

               PART II. — OPERATIVE AND SPECULATIVE.
 VII. RECAPITULATED PROOFS OF ANCIENT MASONRY  .   .   .   .   .  219
VIII. MASONRY IN BRITAIN AND SAXON ENGLAND .   .   .   .   .   .  245
  IX. MASONRY IN NORMAN TIMES  .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .  295
   X. FREEMASONRY IN MODERN TIMES  .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .  365

               PART III. — SPECULATIVE REVIVAL.
  XI. ORIGIN OF THE SYSTEM TERMED HIGH-GRADE (ANCIENT) .   .   .  421
 XII. FREEMASONRY IN THE GRAND LODGE ERA (MODERN)  .   .   .   .  491
XIII. FREEMASONRY UNDER THE UNITED GRAND LODGE .   .   .   .   .  521

                  PART IV. — ANCIENT MSS.
APPENDIX —

      SERIES OF CONSTITUTIONAL CHARGES .   .   .   .   .   .   .  537
INDEX  .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .  567

 

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Table of Contents | Introductory notes to the electronic edition | INTRODUCTION | Archaic Legends | Proto-Aryan Civilisation and Mysteries | Aryan Civilisation and Mysteries | The Mysteries in Relation to Philosophy | Philosophy in Relation to Masonic Rites | The Mystic and Hermetic Schools in Christian Times | Recapitulated Proof of Ancient Masonry | Masonry in Saxon England | Masonry in Norman England | …

 

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  1. — 5th line from top, for “was” read “were.”
  2. — 10th line from top, for “term” read “terms.”
  3. — 4th line from top, for “exists” read “exist.”
  4. — 3rd line from top, for “proto-Aryan” read “pre-Aryan.”
  5. — top line, after “the legend is,” read ΗΚΥΡΙΑΕ ΙΣΙΣ ΑΓΝΗ.
  6. — 6th line from top, after “1490 is,” read “ΕΙΣ ΖΗΥΣ ΣΑΡΑΙΣ ΑΠΟΝ ΟΝΟΜΑ ΣΑΒΑΩ ΦΩΣ ΑΝΑΤΟΛΗ ΧΘΩΝ translated One Jupiter, Serapis, Holy Name, Sabaoth, the Light, the Day- Spring, the Earth! ΕΙΣ ΘΕΟΣ ΣΑΡΑΠΙΣ (often abbreviated into Ε. Ο. Ζ.) There is but one God. and he is Serapis. He is also called ΕΙΣ ΖΩΝ ΘΕΟΣ, The one Living God.
  7. — 12th line from top, for “locius,” read “, Socius.”
  8. — 8th line from bottom, for “dani” read “domi.”
  9. — 11th line from bottom, for “last century” read “in the eighteenth century.”
  10. — 20th line from top. for “as last,” read “for in the eighteenth.”
  11. — 12th line from top, for “Henry” read “Hermann.”
  12. — 14th line from bottom, read “ΟΩΝ, και, ο ην, και, ο, ερχομευοσ.”
  13. — 5th line from bottom for “the Parthenon” read “one at Baalbec.”
  14. — 12th line from bottom, for “Tacitus” read “Trajan.”
  15. — 11th line from bottom, for “criminals” read “animals.”
  16. — 18th line from top, for “Octroyie” read “Octroyee.”
  17. — 19th line from top, for “bearing” read “It bears.”
  18. — 9th line from top, for “last” read “the eighteenth.”
  19. — 8th line from bottom, read “oy . . . sunn . . . se sunn . . . donne his faedr.”
  20. — 3rd line from bottom, for “15 inches” read “18 inches.”
  21. — 2nd line from top, for “1685” read “1695.”
  22. — 17th line from top, for “1737” read “1732.”
  23. — 2nd line from top, for “MANETINAETER” read MANET IN AETER . . (NUM.)
  24. — 10th line from bottom, for “last” read “in the eighteenth.”
  25. — 19th line from bottom, add “as” after “Masonry.”
  26. — 8th line from top, for “1905” read “Sept. 24th, 1902.”


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