THE CO=MASON Journal, 4 ISSUES - 1st 1918 MEN WOMEN FREEMASONRY MASONIC EQUALITY
THE CO=MASON: VOL. X, QUARTERLY ISSUES for JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, OCTOBER 1918
Book Details + Condition: Office of the Co-Mason (London). Very scarce First Edition journals for the entire year of 1918 (Volume 10). Softcovers. Approximately 45 pages per issue. Co-Freemasonry is a form of Freemasonry which admits both men and women. It began in France in the 1890s with the forming of Le Droit Humain, and is now an international movement represented by several Co-Freemasonic administrations throughout the world. Most male-only Masonic Lodges do not recognise Co-Freemasonry, holding it to be clandestine. After forming in France, several prominent members of the Theosophical Society joined Co-Freemasonry, including Annie Besant, George Arundale, Charles W. Leadbeater and C. Jinarajadasa. Wherever they took Theosophy, they also introduced Co-Freemasonry.
Each issue begins with a "From the Master's Chair" editorial section, and includes articles on subjects relevant to Freemasonry, such as astrology, magic, ceremony and ritual, mysteries, and more. Articles from this grouping of issues include: The New Religion; Two Temples of a Bygone Race; Egypt and the Holy Grail; The Religious Origins of Japanese Art; Masons' Tools; The Druids; Sun Myths; and much more. Please see pictures of Table of Contents, for more detail. The October issue includes an insert, THE CO-MASON Index for 1918. This grouping shows minor wear, and don't appear to have been read. All issues have firm binding; minor shelf wear; and clean interiors. On the April issue, "April" has been pasted on the cover (appears to have been a corrected publishing error). Please see our other listings for more very scarce first editions of The Co=Mason, including entire years and individual issues.