Living Stones Library
The Lodge has undertaken to republish several
works by its founder and by other authors which are in line with its general
philosophy and interpretation of Freemasonry
Wish (1948) by Major R Watkins-Pitchford
This little book was developed from a series of lectures that the author
delivered to his own Lodge of Instruction. It considers the nature of man and
the nature of Freemasonry before looking at the relationship between the two.
The author's treatment of his subject is completely in tune with the principles
promoted by the Lodge of Living Stones.
(1988) by W.A. Ralph
These letters were written, on a more or less monthly basis, and sent to the
members of The Lodge for their private use. They represent the author's
perception of the fundamental truths behind the symbols of Freemasonry and,
together with his Non-Masonic Letters they form a unique collection of mystical
Letters (2013) by W.A. Ralph
The letters in this volume have less of a direct Masonic connotation. As far as
possible they have been arranged in the chronological order in which they were
written, Arthur gave freely of his love and knowledge to the Lodge for several
years, right up until his demise in 1975. It is hoped that the Brethren of the
Lodge will use these letters as a help and guide in their own private, sincere
and unrelenting journey towards the centre.
|The Messiah, a
Spiritual Interpretation (2014) by W.A. Ralph
In this interpretation, the author gives his attention to the words, and shows
how fragments of scripture have been selected from the Old and New Testaments
and rearranged to form a work which becomes scripture in itself. Here is the
key by which The Messiah becomes a teaching which leads the seeker to the
foundation of his own being and to the origin of life itself. It gives an
entirely new dimension to what is probably Handel's greatest work.
In December 1937, W.L. Wilmshurst
made a radio broadcast on the BBC Northern Programme entitled 'Messiah,' a
Northerner's View. It was ;later published under the title Handel's Messiah in
Yorkshire, Wilmshurst's appreciation of Handel's oratorio is more centred on
the music than the words, however, it complements Arthur Ralph's appreciation
of the words very well and it is, therefore, provided here as an Appendix.
Papers of the Lodge of Living Stones (No. 4957) Selection 1
These papers are provided by the Past Masters for the private study of Members
of the Lodge, including its Associate Members, and are not intended for wider
publicity. Save by resolution of the Lodge or the WM's consent in special
circumstances, copies are not supplied to anyone but Members of the Lodge.
When the papers were originally
printed there were two exceptions to this proviso. Lodge Papers No. 16 and No.
19 were both published so that they were available for Brethren of other Lodges
to purchase. W.L. Wilmshurst requested Brethren to bring these two papers 'to
the notice of others who are looking for explanations of the Ceremonies.'
Papers of the Lodge of Living Stones (No. 4957) Selection 2
This second volume contains a further eighteen of the papers presented and
discussed in the Lodge, which were then adopted as 'Lodge Papers.' These papers
are provided for the private study of Members of the Lodge, including its
Associate Members, and are not intended for wider publicity. Save by resolution
of the Lodge or the WM's consent in special circumstances, copies are not
supplied to anyone but Members of the Lodge.
Papers of the Lodge of Living Stones (No. 4957) Selection 3
The third volume is made up of another eighteen of the Lodge Papers, including
another three by Wilmshurst. It contains papers by several Past Masters of the
Lodge together with one by Lord Ampthill, Pro Grand Master from 1908 to 1935,
who was an Honorary member of the Lodge, and pone by A. Langdon Coburn, who was
an Associate Member. This volume also has an index of all fifty of the adopted
Lodge Papers. The papers in this volume are again intended for the private
study of Members of the Lodge including its Associate Members.
Papers of the Lodge of Living Stones (No. 4957)
Volume 4 - Additional Papers
The fourth volume contains papers which were not adopted as Lodge Papers. It
includes eight of W.L. Wilmshurst's works, most of which are not otherwise easy
to obtain, together with papers by other members of the Lodge, some of its
Associate Members as well as two papers by a Member of Manchester Society of
Living Stones. There is also an appreciation of Wilmshurst written by J.S.M.
Ward, the Founder of the Masonic Study Society in London. Karl von
Eckarthausen's The Cloud upon the Sanctuary is also included.(See
The papers in this volume are not restricted to Members of the Lodge