The Bristol Working
One of my regular readers, Wor. Bro. Ed King, reminded me of that important English Ritual variant: The Bristol Working. Of late I have been buying books from eBay with an eye toward American ritual development. For instance, today I received a copy of the Virgina Text Book, which is very likely to have been the basis for the Maine Masonic Text Book. Since the class is going to be 50% European Freemasonry and 50% American Freemasonry, reading the Bristol Working is probably a good idea.
While at Amazon, I also noticed several other good books to order:
- The Francken Manuscript of 1783
I read about Bro. Henry Andrew Francken during my studies of the history of the Scottish Rite. The interest is also person as my mother's maiden name is Francken!
- The Irish Ritual of Craft Masonry
This is simply intriguing!
- Bristol Masonic Ritual
This is a must have and has interested me ever since I read a mention of it in one of Bro. Harry Carr's books.