“The Key to Solomon’s Key: Secrets of Magic and Masonry” by Lon Milo DuQuette (2006 first edition)

"The Key to Solomon's Key: Secrets of Magic and Masonry" by Lon Milo DuQuette (2006 first edition)

"Sketching out a fascinating network of historic figures, cults, and Christendom, this book by an occult-studies expert and respected authority on magic and sorcery takes Western spiritual traditions seriously—but examines them with common sense and self-effacing humor. Working backward from the Freemasons to one of their original orders, the 14th-century Knights Templar, the account considers sorcery, heresy, and intrigues; explores the legend that the Knights possessed a powerful secret dangerous to the Church of Rome; and finds an essential clue to the order's practices in their connection to the biblical Solomon, king of Israel in the 10th century BC."