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  • Born in Blood

  • The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry
  • Written by: John J. Robinson
  • Narrated by: Paul Brion
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
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Written by: John J. Robinson
Narrated by: Paul Brion
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Its mysterious symbols and rituals had been used in secret for centuries before Freemasonry revealed itself in London in 1717. Once known, Freemasonry spread throughout the world and attracted kings, emperors, and statesmen to take its sacred oaths. But where had this powerful organization come from? What was it doing in those secret centuries before it rose from underground more than 270 years ago? And why was Freemasonry attacked with such intense hatred by the Roman Catholic church?

This amazing detective story answers those questions and proves that the Knights Templar in Britain, fleeing arrest and torture by pope and king, formed a secret society of mutual protection that came to be called Freemasonry. Based on years of meticulous research, this book solves the last remaining mysteries of the Masons - their secret words, symbols, and allegories whose true meanings had been lost in antiquity. With a richly drawn background of the bloody battles, the opportunistic kings and scheming popes, the tortures and religious persecution throughout the Middle Ages, it is an important book that may require that we take a new look at the history of events leading to the Protestant Reformation.

©1989 John J. Robinson (P)2020 Tantor

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Compelling case presented

The author fleshes out a rich history of events in Europe finding interesting connections between the Knights Templars and circumstances that took place in England’s peasant revolts. There is a depth to the research and presentation of this material that makes this book well worth reading. Thank you Mr. Robinson for your insights and efforts.

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  • Jorge Sifuentes
  • 2021-09-25

inesperado

El título sugiere una senda previamente imaginada, como las que usualmente construye el interés que lo llevó a uno a comprar el libro, pero aunque sabemos que todos los caminos llevan a Roma oh guau... cuan tan poco sabemos, porque hay otros como éste que te llevan a lugares inesperados, fascinantes, irresistibles, que obligan a urgar más en otros temas similares,.
La narración te sostiene en el camino, sin enfatizar, así neutral, pero agradablemente fluido.

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  • What can I say?
  • 2021-09-08

Interesting but not by a Freemason it seems.

The book was quite intriguing and eye opening but it is my understanding that this was not written by a Freemason so I have to question a lot of the validity (Without confirmation from one). It also has quite a bit of information that I have heard contradictory accounts of in the past that have been claimed to be fact and are taken as such so I wish this book gave more sources/references to confirm what is written. If it could all be proven I would give it 5 stars across the board, And I would love to see it turn into a series with even more information particularly of say the last few hundred years.

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  • Xion'sWake
  • 2021-08-11

Great and fair insisted into Freemasonry.

Loved it. Some parts where hard to follow but overall the narrator did a good job and it's packed with information!

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  • Michael W. Begley
  • 2021-08-08

excellent!

loved it! very well researched and I learned a lot. I am a master Mason. It makes sense.

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  • G.R. Knox
  • 2021-07-10

Fascinating and Insightful

This book offers a fascinating insightful look into an organization wrapped in myth, mystery, and misunderstanding.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-05-18

Great Book

Good book with lots of actual historical documented facts. Not a book that tries to prove an extra-factual point and sift through the "facts" to only include the ones that back up the authors beliefs.

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  • Ryan S Davis
  • 2021-05-03

If you like history this is the one you want

Tons of medieval religious history and the author makes a great case for Masonry being rooted Templar rather that stone cutting guilds

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  • robert martin
  • 2022-12-07

Terrific book

Born is Blood is an excellent story. It is very well read and quite enjoyable. There is a slew of insightful information contained within the pages. Travel light.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-11-23

Great read for Masons

This book gives masons a lot to think about where our craft started.
enjoy brothers

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-11-09

Excellent work!

The author is very well versed in medieval history. This is a book I can read and listen to over and over. I would love to see this made into a movie or series of movies. Overall very well done. Thank you for this work.