My exploration into Freemasonry. The title, "Journey To The East" after Hemann Hesse's book by the same title. In college this book, along with Siddartha, were important to me. I have found so much misinformation about Mason's on the web that I feel compelled to share to factual information. You are welcomed to follow my "Journey To The East."
John Robinson offers a different history for the Freemasons which is interesting, linking them back to the Knight Templars rather than than the craftsmen masons who built the cathedrals. We don't have a good paper trail. Masons started as a secret society, so the history is obscured. Read and decide for yourself. With time, I believe, historians will learn more about the roots of this brotherhood. I just finished this and am now reading Rosslyn: Guardian Of The Secrets Of The Holy Grail, by Wallace-Murphy & Hopkins. It seems much more speculative than Robinson's book, but interesting, nonetheless.