Examines the ritual construction of sacred space on multiple spatial scales as practiced by the Fraternity of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. This study includes a history of Freemasonry and illustrations of the separation of Masonic space on larger scales, namely the Masonic Temples.
Dr. Olaf Kuhlke is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Minnesota - Duluth. He received his Ph.D in Geography from Kent State University.
Preface by Dr.Raymond G. Christenson; Preface by Dr. Raymond Robert J. Kruse; Acknowledgements; Introduction; From Hearth to Cosmos and Back: Religious Life, Existentialist Geography, and the Creation of Sacred Space; Masonic Ritual and the Enactment of Sacred Space; Masonic Lodges as a Paradigmatic Sacred Spaces; Masonic Cities - Reality or Fiction?; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.