In Search of That Which Was Lost: True Symbolism of the Royal Arch
In this book, the first since major changes have been made in the status and proceedings of Royal Arch Masonry, Duncan Moore attempts a fresh look at what is an essential part of our Craft and indeed of our lives. The Royal Arch has been rightly described as the root, heart, and marrow of Freemasonry. Moore looks at the Degree from its somewhat obscure origins and possible ancestries, through its growth in the eighteenth century and the position after the Union of the two preceding Grand Lodges in 1813. The development of Royal Arch Masonry since then is considered with an analysis of its symbolism and the functions of its officers, and an in-depth explanation of the lectures of the degree. The book concludes with some advice to companions new and old as to how to get the most out of your chapter membership and some brief descriptions of how the Degree is practiced in other parts of the world.