Hiram Abiff was busy working his Craft, when he suddenly found himself transported into the center of the Earth by Tubal-Cain, there to taste of the Tree of Knowledge. . .

Who was the original ‘Widow’s Son’? That all depends on who you ask. This documentary explores a particular thread of Masonic history, namely the origin of the third degree, and the ‘lineage’ of the Craft. Sourced from some of the earliest manuscripts, and exploring certain facts not often brought to light, we shall see why the Mark of Tubal-Cain is an indelible stamp of heritage to the thoughtful Mason.

 

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1:041:25 Bro. Albert Pike – The Morals and Dogma of Freemasonry
1:321:44 “INTRODUCTION TO FREEMASONRY – THE MASTER MASON DEGREE”, Bro. Carl H. Claudy, grand master of the District of Columbia in 1943
1:582:07 Bro. William Harvey, – The story of Hiram Abiff
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3:054:24 “The Legend of the Craft” from the Alnwick Manuscript of 1701 (A Masonic Constitution) but ALL previous sources back to the Dowland (1500) and Cooke (1450) include the same basic story, including the lineage from Lamech (Cain’s descendant and the second murderer) and the building of the Tower of Babylon as the first major Masonic endeavor.
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9:259:33 Same as above
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52:4653:29 Excerpt from Bro. Barry Goldwater’s 1964 speech at the 28th Republican National Convention, accepting the nomination for president.

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