Yesterday on The Sanctum Sanctorum (TSS), Bro. Timothy Hogan announced the release of his new book called "Entering the Chain of Union".
From TSS, Tim says:
It largely explores different esoteric and initiatic traditions around the world and shows the commonalities with rituals, practices and doctrines that we also find in Freemasonry! Some of the topics explored include Tibetan and Taoist traditions, Gnosticism, Hermeticism, the Sufi, the Druze, sacred sites in Istanbul and our meetings with Harun Yahya, initiations in the Great Pyramid in Egypt, and Mayan ceremonies and practices. This book is not a theoretical book that is regurgitating what has been written before, but rather it is a first hand account of my travels as I have met spiritual leaders and visited sacred monuments. There is a plethora of ideas and photograghs in the book that have just never been published before, and it is sure to cause a huge sensation in Freemasonry as it forces us to re-examine some of our origins. Members of TSS will particularly like it, since it is both historical and full of esoteric information, along with some of my own musings and perceptions in my travels. Many of the ideas in the book are things I have alluded to on TSS posts, but I didn't want to give away all the goods yet, as it were! At this time the book is only available through the following link, but within 6 to 8 weeks it will be available through standard distributors like Amazon and Barnes and Nobles and such. I will keep everyone updated! Anyhow, check it out and get your copy today! I can promise that you will not regret it!
I have ordered my copy and can't wait for it to arrive. The book review on the Lulu site says:
Entering the Chain of Union explores different esoteric, spiritual, and initiatic traditions from around the world and illustrates how they share similar doctrines and rituals. This book is a first hand account by a western initiate as he examines traditions as diverse as Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Sufi, Druze, Taoist and Tibetan alchemical doctrines, Egyptian mysteries, Mayan traditions, and an exploration of many sacred monuments from around the world. It is also a first hand account of his meeting with spiritual leaders of different traditions, including Harun Yahya. This book will be particularly interesting to anyone with a background in Templarism, Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, or Martinism. Timothy Hogan is the Grand Master of the Knights Templar (Ordre Souverain du Temple Initiatique lineage), and he currently runs CIRCES International. He speaks regularly around the world on the western mystery tradition. This book follows some of his travels as he attempts to do The Great Work.
Tim says that eventually the book will be released for all formats of e-book. The book is said to have plenty of pictures of Tim's travels and to assist in presenting the information for easier retention. He says that some of what he will present in his book will be debated as controversial as it turns Masonic history on its head.