Whether you’ve been a Freemason for years, or are not yet a Freemason and are seeking knowledge on what Freemasonry is from the inside-out, below is a list of website, podcast and book suggestions that should shed some light on your journey.



The Masonic Roundtable is a weekly panel of Masons from around the world who discuss the latest and greatest in Masonic news, events, scholarship, and happenings. Join the conversation! Check out the YouTube channel.

Masonic Lite Podcast is an unstuffy, conversational, and humorous approach (well we think so) to understanding our craft. Join hosts Pete Ruggieri, Larry Merris, Jack Harley, Tim Dedman, and rotating guests to discuss the “Lite” side of Masonry.

The Whence Came You podcast is for Freemasons and anyone who wants to know more about Freemasonry. Hosted by Robert Johnson, a member of several appendant bodies within Freemasonry. The show features a weekly episode where Masonic papers are read and discussed, famous Freemasons are explored and Masonic news is shared. Freemasonry for today! Check out the YouTube channel.

By subscribing to the Short Talk Bulletin Online Audio Library, every week you will receive new episodes of the historical Short Talk Bulletins, as well as the current Short Talk Bulletins as they become available. For almost a hundred years the Masonic Service Association of North America has published the Short Talk Bulletins every month, discussing various symbols, lore, and Masonic historical figures and events, being the de facto “public face” of Masonry in North America.

Dedicated to the study of Freemasonry, Masonic news and the Art of Self-Improvement. The Winding Stairs takes you on a journey of enlightenment, through the practice of The Royal Art. A New Source of Light for the Modern Freemason. Hosted by Juan Sepulveda, Professional Artist, and Master Mason. Check out the YouTube channel.

Top 25 Masonic Books

Source: Southern California Research Lodge

  1. Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry, John J. Robinson
  2. Freemasons for Dummies, Chris Hodapp
  3. Morals and Dogma, Albert Pike (Arturo De Hoyos)
  4. The Craft and its Symbols, Allen E. Roberts
  5. Observing the Craft, Andrew Hammer
  6. The Builders: A Story and Study of Masonry, Joseph Fort Newton
  7. The Meaning of Masonry, W. L. Wilmshurst
  8. A Pilgrim’s Path: Freemasonry and the Religious Right, John J. Robinson          
  9. The Mason’s Words, Robert G. Davis            
  10. The Origins of Freemasonry: Scotland’s Century, David Stevenson
  11. American Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building Communities, Mark A. Tabbert
  12. A Bridge to Light: A Study in Masonic Ritual & Philosophy, Rex R. Hutchens
  13. Esoterika: The Symbolism of the Blue Degrees of Freemasonry, Albert Pike
  14. The Better Angels of Our Nature: Freemasonry and the American Civil War, Michael A. Halleran
  15. The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, Manley Palmer Hall
  16. Coil’s Masonic Encyclopedia, Henry Wilson Coil
  17. Dungeon, Fire, and Sword: The Knights Templar in the Crusades, John J. Robinson 
  18. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Freemasonry, S. Brent Morris                            
  19. The Freemasons, Jasper Ridley
  20. Sworn in Secret: Freemasonry and the Knights Templar, Sanford Holst
  21. Freemasonry: A Journey Through Ritual and Symbol, W. Kirk MacNulty             
  22. Freemasons’ Guide and Compendium, Bernard Jones                                            
  23. The Temple and The Lodge, Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh
  24. The Secret Teachings of All Ages, Manley Palmer Hall
  25. The Way of the Craftsman, W. Kirk MacNulty