Was the mysterious ancient Maya civilization an
older branch on the Masonic family tree?
In this thrilling and adventure-filled quest penetrating deep into the Mesoamerican
jungles, iconoclast author and popular lecturer Richard Cassaro rivets our
attention on the great architectural and cultural achievements of the Maya. These
monuments are not the remnants of a raging warrior people drenched in sacrificial
blood, as commonly portrayed, but rather reflect a sophisticated spiritual legacy
—a Masonic legacy—that stretches back over many millennia.
Maya “Master Masons” built some of the most advanced stone pyramids, temples,
aqueducts and ceremonial centers in the world; Mayan art and architecture
represents a civilization focused on metaphysical self-knowledge and inner
development. Mayan temples are gateways bridging the material and spiritual
worlds, capable of healing, divination, and raising consciousness.
In one of the great tragedies of history, ruthless conquistadors and missionaries
destroyed much of the Mayan written legacy. The few surviving fragments are
mostly either indecipherable or useless in terms of shedding light on the culture.
Building on the work of renowned explorers, and drawing on his exhaustive
knowledge of ancient, esoteric, and occult symbolism, Cassaro has found a backdoor
route to recovering lost Mayan wisdom, by pointing out and deciphering
visual analogies to other ancient cultures and to authentic Freemasonry. In a
stunning conclusion, Cassaro unearths the ancient rudiments of Freemasonry not
only in the Maya civilization, but also among the Egyptians and in the remote
jungles of Cambodia!
Mayan Masonry, jam-packed with surprising
discoveries and revolutionary new interpretations
of ancient and esoteric symbolism,
is truly a book for the ages, and deserves an
honored place in every Masonic library.