The Secret Temple

The Secret Temple

The Secret Temple
Masons, Mysteries, and the Founding of America
Expanded and Revised Second Edition
Peter Levenda

• An excellent historical overview of Freemasonry from its earliest mythic prehistory to its modern day activities.
• Explores Masonry’s spiritual and philosophical concepts of freedom and human dignity and its role in the shaping of the founding concept of America and its Declaration of Independence.
• Includes a new chapter on Freemasonry and the revolutions in South America, including the story of a Freemason involved in the capture of Che Guevara.

This is a unique history of Masonry written from the perspective of an educated outsider. The author is sympathetic to Masonic goals, a historian of secret societies and political conspiracies, and an exhaustive researcher.

He looks back to the earliest roots of the Craft, and then traces its influence into modern times. From the Bible’s Temple of Solomon through the Knights Templars, to the Rosicrucians and Illuminati, we learn of Masonry’s roots and early history.

Enlightenment philosophy and the revolutionary currents of eighteenth century Europe opened an opportunity for the American experiment., Sacred geometry and architecture combined to create Washington, D.C., and the rest, as they say is history.

This second revised and enlarged edition includes a new chapter on Freemasonry in South America—from the revolution of Simon Bolivar to the capture and execution of Che Guevara.


August 2020
History / Freemasonry
Paperback: 6 x 9
Page count: 256
ISBN 13: 978-0-89254-188-1
eISBN: 978-0-89254-668-8
Imprint: Ibis Press
Rights/Market:  World


The Secret Temple