website of The Masonic Study Society.
The Masonic Study Society was established in 1921 to study the symbolism of
Freemasonry in its various Degrees and to investigate its origins and meanings
on anthropological lines. Special attention is devoted to the symbols and the
mystical meanings of the various Degrees. Those aspects of Masonic research
which are already dealt with by existing research bodies are avoided and
endeavour is made to study the Craft and Royal Arch in particular in the light
of similar systems, past and present, and on the lines of comparative religion,
anthropology and folklore. The Society studies Freemasonry as a living
organism, as well as on the basis of its documentation.
'All that is in Freemasonry is capable of the highest