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.