"The meat of the book is the unmasking of the Craft and the discovery of its true origins... There is also Nagy’s critique of how the Craft could be better than it already is while paying due homage to its greatness at the same time. These are the points you don’t want to miss and that will provide hours of contemplation and discussion. ...There is no doubt that what Nagy, affectionately referred to as the Coach, has written [is] a book of much controversy. It will burst the bubble of many a Masonic scholar and researcher, and the Coach knows this. And I think he is ready for the flak that will come his way, as they used to say in Vietnam “INCOMING!” It does not seem to be in his nature to be confrontational, however, but rather to be an educator and he goes where his research has taken him. ...It is so important that we understand our roots and where that leads us, where we began and where we are now going. ...But the Coach wants to put this all out for discussion not controversy. It is only through the meeting of minds that we shall discover ourselves as Freemasons and who we really are and where we are going. It is only through greater understanding of where we have been that we can figure where we must go in the future."
-- Bro. Frederic L. Milliken For a Full In Depth Review Click Here!
"Just finished reading this book! wonderfully written. this definitely was an eye opener to our craft. On a historical level, spiritual level, and a better understanding of the craft. Brother John S Nagy wonderful job. Looking forward to your next book." -- Bro. Allen W. Hoard
"I finished the book a couple days ago and let it digest. Brother Nagy makes a very compelling argument for his findings. The book is well thought out, easy to read and well explained. To fully realize the implications is to turn your already conceived notions of the craft's origins upside down and it forces you to take a hard, honest look at why we do what we do in lodge, and outside. Well done Brother. I can easily recommend it to all, but heed the warning page....read it all with an open mind and enjoy your ride." -- Bro. Nick Silver
"I must say Dr. John, I learned more from your most recent book than my 3 Degrees. I am going through it a second time, taking notes and looking deeper. I am both impressed and perplexed. How did our Craft go astray, lose its way & lose its identity? Thank you for motivating me to ask these and other questions. It is a wonderful work of light. I owe you." -- Bro. Charles Devin Fuller
“To make good men, better” – this is the laudable mission of the Craft of Freemasonry. Many men pass through its ceremonies without any awareness of how it accomplishes this mission. In his new book, “The Craft Unmasked” Bro. Nagy allows us to glimpse behind the curtain of the ceremonies and rituals of the fraternity. He offers a fresh perspective of the history behind the ceremonies and provides readers points to consider in the mechanism at work within the Degrees and the ways in which they influence men to become better. This is not just another historical expose on the Craft. It is an exploration that goes deeper than previous works have offered before. This book is a very worthwhile read and a useful tool in the education of the members of your Lodge. I highly recommend it." -- Bro. Steve Joyce
"A must read new book! Not since the likes of Born in Blood or The Hiram Key has such a ground breaking Origin of the Craft been explored. Where previous authors and researchers just barely brush upon the subject or just mention it in passing, Brother Nagy digs all the way into it and with thorough and methodical research. His book, The Craft Unmasked!, is a fun ride and a fast read. You will not be able to put this book down." -- Richard Zarth
"For those who have been denying any other possible origin of the craft, other than operative masonry, this book will turn your world on it's ear. Some readers will even end up with their panties in a twist over the conclusions drawn from where this book's research points. ... it is an absolute "must read" for any Masonic scholar." -- Bro. RJ Gleason, PM
"I just finished it. What I think is that it is the most profound Masonic writing that I have had the privilege of reading to date. It brings everything in to perspective. It both simplifies the Craft, and makes it more meaningful at the same time. Thank you!." -- Bro. Chris Bonner
"Brother Nagy, you continue to amaze with your uncommon look at our fraternity. Your latest work, " The Craft Unmasked" is deeply informative, and inspiring to those who have found themselves adrift upon an expansive sea of Masonic myth without a compass to guide them past that preverbal rock, and a hard place."
"Firmitas, Utilitas, Venustas"
Bro. Josh Pierce , PM
Kelly Lodge 1131
"I've now read the book - twice. Highlighted a bunch of it, and am now thinking about all that I read. To say it was eye-opening doesn't do justice. (On a side-note, it'll be interesting to see how the bloggers and forums address this book.) ... I very much enjoyed the book - even the wide range of emotions it caused as it made me think. I think I even caught an underlying challenge (which I'll take up) - to not accept all that you say blindly. Too many of us did so with many previous authors of books and blogs. You've turned that on it's head, so it's only right that we extend this skepticism to your book until we find for ourselves the Light you discovered." -- Bro. Mike Webb
"...Brother John S. Nagy simply stunned me with his findings. The analytical research he compiled backs up his claims so logically that it's hard to refute. ... In a clearly understandable writing style of short chapters and short bursts of information, Nagy answered many questions – and disillusionments – I've had since joining Freemasonry over a decade ago. ..." – Bro. Michael Karpovage
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