Literature

More has been written (and said) about the scroll, especially online, but here are the main sources for this website.

  • Cooper, Robert The Rosslyn Hoax? (book) 2006;
  • Craven, J.B. Kirkwall Killwining Lodge No. 382 and its Remarkable Scroll in Ars Quatuor Coronatorum 10 (1897) from page 79 available online (accessed 9 February 2024);
  • Day, W.R. The Kirkwall Scroll in Ars Quatuor Coronatorum 38 (1925) from page 213 available online (accessed 9 February 2024);
  • Gourlay, Kath Priceless Scroll Carbon Dated (accessed 9 February 2024);
  • Jackson, Martin The Kirkwall Scroll, available in PDF from his website Masonic tracing boards (click “tracing > the Kirkwall Scroll” and then “read the article” (accessed 9 February 2024);
  • Lomas, Robert The Kirkwall Scroll (accessed 9 February 2024);
  • Sinclair, Andrew The Secret Scroll (book) 2001;
  • Smith, Brian The Not-So-Secret Scroll – Priceless Relic or Floorcloth? (accessed 9 February 2024);

Buy your own reprint of the scroll from Lewis Masonic (accessed 19 February 2024)

Much information about the earliest rituals and degrees comes from Jan Snoek. The same text can be found in at least three places:

  • The introduction to volume II of British Freemasonry 1717-1813 published in 2016 by Routledge;
  • Harodim Material and Higher Degrees is chapter 14 of Formen und Inhalte freimaurischer Rituale, Festschrift zum 70. Geburtstag published 2017 Quatuor Coronati Bayreuth to celebrate the 70th birthday of the author;
  • Acta Macionica volume 28 (6018) published 2018 by the Regular Grand Lodge of Belgium (Ars Macionica is their study lodge). This version comes with many images.