Enter The Innermost Heart of a Secret Society! PRESENTING A HISTORIC & RARE ANTIQUE 1886 ESOTERIC MYSTICAL HARDCOVER ILLUSTRATED BOOK FROM THE LEGENDARY ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS! THE SCALES OF JUSTICE MUST RULE!
SECRET SYMBOLS & RITUALS EXPLAINED! Inspired by Freemasonry, the Odd Fellows are one of the Most Important Historic International Orders! INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS! "THE ODD FELLOWS MONITOR AND GUIDE"! 424 PAGES OF SECRET INFORMATION!THE ALL SEEING EYE KNOWS ALL! BEATING HUMAN HEART INSIDE HAND! SYMBOLIC SKULL & CROSSED BONES! LESSONS OF SPIRIT, TIME & DEATH! PULSATING HUMAN HEART IN HAND! HISTORY & FOUNDING OF THE ORDER!
HOLINESS & A GREAT SPIRITUALITY! SUPER RARE GOOD SAMARITAN CHAPTER! PRICELESS DOCUMENT OF THE TIMES!MAJOR WORKINGS OF ODD FELLOWSHIP! CLASSIC MARBLE DESIGN PAGE EDGES! INFLUENCED BY THE ANCIENT TRADITIONS & ARTS OF FREEMASONRY, THIS IS ONE OF THE NICEST WORKS FROM THE "INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS", ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE ORGANIZATIONS IN THE WORLD! UNUSUAL PUBLISHERS AD ON BACK!
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This is an impressive and rare antique 1886 hardcover 424 pages book from the legendary Independent Order of Odd Fellows, one of the most important historical "Secret Societies". There are a number of very symbolic illustrations including Heart in Hand. Skull and Bones and Beehive. A unique book that actually explains the nature of many of the Odd Fellows symbols and rituals (inspired by Freemasonry).The front cover features a gilt embossed image of the ALL SEEING EYE overseeing the world. The Scales of Justice are at bottom. This is a marvelous artistic design. Page edges have the classic Marble design. Included are chapters not found in other editions, such as the Good Samaritan. Also, the inside back cover has a publishers ad for sales agents. The book is solidly bound and very readable. Very good vintage condition with some expected normal minor age wear. Please understand that it is impossible to check each and every page in a 424 pages book. The covers are quite impressive with some common light edge and corner wear. The book measures approximately 5 ½ x 8 ¼ inches.
Skimming through this volume, we found it most engaging. Of course, it was not ever intended for the general public.
Very rare book along with most Odd Fellows philosophy, literature, rituals and regalia owes much to a shared legacy of Masonic traditions and teachings. It is a fact that Odd Fellowship, both artistically and philosophically belongs to the history of Freemasonry.In spite of much continuous confusion regarding both groups, the historical kinship can not and should not be denied. This is a fine old piece from a significant organization of people who dreamed of changing the world for the better. Of creating and building a society where no human being would suffer neglect and apathy. Those are among the many ancient Biblical principles embodied by this great group. VERY ENGROSSING ESOTERIC MYSTICAL ANTIQUE 1886 HISTORIC ILLUSTRATED SECRET SOCIETY BOOK!
Do not allow this piece of fraternal history escape you. We regularly feature extremely attractive and also very rare, top quality antiques including among the finest in Fraternal and Masonic Swords and Historic Relics as well as many other fascinating items. Among our clients are Museums and Archives as well as many collectors the world over.Please keep checking our Classicliterati auctions. We try to describe items to the best of our ability. FREEMASONRY, ODD FELLOWSHIP & FREEMASONS. Known as the "Three Link Fraternity", the various Orders of Odd Fellows around the world, while often being mislabeled as belonging to the Masonic fraternity (which they were not), were nonetheless heavily connected to Freemasonry in more then just a small handful of ways. While borrowing many Masonic symbols and regalia, such as the use of Aprons, images of Skulls, Beehives, the All-Seeing-Eye, Globes among hundreds of other Masonic elements and also following along the esoteric and spiritual lines of the Masonic Brotherhood, the Odd Fellows performed a wide variety of colorful and esoteric oriented rituals and initiations.
Unjustly condemned by misguided segments within Catholicism and some other churches as being an Occult organization, with Pagan and even Satanic ideals, the misunderstood Odd Fellows, nonetheless thrived greatly during that early period. Standing for the universal human principles of "Friendship, Love and Truth", the group formed a significant nucleus of esoteric America and other parts of the world such as England, the Netherlands, Australia, etc. It should be mentioned that the Odd Fellows, like the Masons existed all over the world.
While today no longer a prominent presence, curiously, there are still branches in Europe, Australia, etc. One often recognizes this Order by the three letters, "FLT" which stand for "FRIENDSHIP, LOVE & TRUTH" and which appears on much of their regalia.
Their mottos included the following: VISIT THE SICK, RELIEVE THE DISTRESSED, BURY THE DEAD and EDUCATE THE ORPHANS. Although today quite a small organization, we ourselves are aware of individual Odd Fellow members who are also active in their Masonic Lodges. The military-like Patriarchs Militant, once a spectacular feature as units in massive parades, with their extravagant costumes and brandishing their highly ornate swords, betray the obvious influence of the Masonic Order of Knights Templar. Dual membership in Odd Fellowship and Freemasonry was once very common. For reference purposes, below are two historic photographs: The first shows a jointly owned old building which served both as Odd Fellows Hall and Masonic Temple.
This 19th Century Tombstone shows how very passionate this individual was about his membership in both the Masonic and Odd Fellow orders. CHECK OUR AUCTIONS EACH WEEK FOR A WIDE SELECTION OF THE FINEST MASONIC & FRATERNAL SWORDS, ANTIQUES & OTHER FASCINATING QUALITY COLLECTIBLES! VERY RARE HISTORIC ANTIQUE ODD FELLOWS BOOK.No part or parts of this ad may be reproduced without permission. The item "MYSTIC SECRET SOCIETY Antique 1886 ODD FELLOWS BOOK! Masonic OCCULT Symbols RARE" is in sale since Wednesday, December 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "classicliterati" and is located in East Coast. This item can be shipped worldwide.