ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES ARE A GOOD INVESTMENT. THEY PROVIDE GREAT PLEASURE WHILE GROWING IN VALUE! WE WELCOME YOU TO CLASSICLITERATI AUCTIONS. Enter The Innermost Heart of a Secret Society! PRESENTING A HISTORIC & RARE ANTIQUE 1890 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"! 440 PAGES OF SECRET INFORMATION! THE ALL SEEING EYE KNOWS ALL! SYMBOLIC SKULL & CROSSED BONES! LESSONS OF SPIRIT, TIME & DEATH! PULSATING HUMAN HEART IN HAND! HISTORY & FOUNDING OF THE ORDER! HOLINESS & A GREAT SPIRITUALITY!
PRICELESS DOCUMENT OF THE TIMES! IMPORTANT WORKINGS OF ODD FELLOWSHIP! 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! IN REMARKABLY GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION! Visit Our Classicliterati Auctions Each Week For..Fascinating, Historic & Unique Collectible Treasures! Regarded by Collectors Worldwide as the Leading Specialist in Masonic, Knights Templar, Odd Fellows, Fraternal and other Secret Society Antiques & Collectibles! We also Feature Many Other Fascinating Collectibles from Throughout the World! We Treat You Like Royalty!!
This is a very impressive and rare antique 440 pages hardcover book from the legendary "Odd Fellows", one of the most important historical "Secret Societies". There are wonderful symbolic illustrations. And the gold-embossed leather cover is a work of art.
It features the ALL SEEING EYE overseeing the world. In addition, there are the scales of justice, a sword and other metaphysical icons.
Here is a unique old book that actually explains the nature of many of the Odd Fellows symbols and rituals (inspired by Freemasonry). The book is solidly bound and very readable. Being well over 100 years old, it is in very good vintage condition with only some normal expected wear we noticed a few light pencil lines in some early pages, but this is easily erased. The covers have common scuffing, corner bumps, routine wear, but they are solid.
Please understand that it is impossible to check each and every page in a 440 pages book. But most pages appear to be quite fine. The inside of the back cover has an original label from the publisher asking for help in distributing his esoteric publications. Skimming through this volume, we found it most engaging.
Of course, it was not ever intended for the general public. There are 440 numbered pages.The book measures approximately 5 ½ x 8 ¼ inches. This 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 nice 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. 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 & MASONS.
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 "OCCULT SECRET SOCIETY Antique 1890 ODD FELLOWS BOOK Masonic- Mystic Symbols RARE" is in sale since Friday, September 28, 2018. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "classicliterati" and is located in East Coast.
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